The intense story is set around a local legend of a terrifying monster who eats children’s eyes to keep from going blind. It also involves a pregnant babysitter and a missing local kid. Child Eater was written and directed by Erlingur Thoroddsen, and the team that put it together are looking to turn it into a feature-length film. If you like what you see please head on over to the Kickstarter campaign that they launched.
Here’s a more detailed description of the story:
Child Eater takes place over the course of one very long night. Helen isn’t thrilled about babysitting little Lucas and it certainly doesn’t make it any easier that he’s convinced he hears breathing coming from his closet. But it’s just his imagination, right?
When Helen goes upstairs to check on Lucas late at night, she’s shocked to find an empty bed. Lucas is missing … and his closet door is wide open. Now she’s got no choice but to follow his trail deep into the woods, the same woods where, decades earlier, an infamous serial killer preyed on children and ate their eyes in order to keep himself from going blind.
Needless to say, Helen is in for quite a ride …