"Something Wicked Dwells"

This silent film adaptation, based on the critically acclaimed poem, follows four men chained together in the gallows of Hell. Each face their demise one-by-one at the hands of the Beast.

  • Waide Riddle
  • Waide Riddle
  • Waide Riddle
  • Bill Oberst, Jr.
    Key Cast
  • Troy Mittleider
    Key Cast
  • CJ Brady
    Key Cast
  • Fabian Alomar
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
  • Genres:
    Horror, Silent
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2012
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Little Rock Horror Picture Show
    Little Rock, AR
    February 1, 2012
    World Premiere
  • Palm Springs International ShortFest Film Market
    Palm Springs, California
    June 1, 2013
Director Biography - Waide Riddle

Waide is an award-winning poet, playwright & screenwriter. He has won over 25 awards in screenwriting.

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Director Statement

When I wrote "Something Wicked Dwells," my intention was to write a poem that best represented the hauntings in a dark secluded environment. I wanted to give the feeling of dread, despair & helplessness.
"SWD" was published in "Speculative Poets of Texas" (2015) & "The HorrorZine Summer Digest" (2012).