My Monster and Me

A campy twist on the Frankenstein story told with old-school practical effects, this short combines animation, live-action, and puppetry to tell the tale of a lazy horror nerd and his clueless creation. Together they navigate existential issues, grave robbing, strip clubs, ghosts, and car crashes to discover the meaning of life... and the truth about themselves.

  • Scott Bryan
    Sometimes I Dream In Color
  • Scott Bryan
    DRUNK, Super Pissed!, The Scare Game, Monster's Nut House
  • Scott Bryan
    Hamlet the Vampire Slayer
  • Emily Daniels
  • Scott Bryan
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Wankenstein, The Monster"
    Pizza Girl Massacre, Drunk, Hamlet the Vampire Slayer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Comedy, Cartoon
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Nightmares Film Festival
    Columbus, OH
    United States
    October 24, 2021
    Ohio Premiere
    Nominated for Best Ohio Film
  • New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival
    Atlantic City, NJ
    United States
    April 8, 2022
    North Eastern Premiere
    Nominated for Best Special Effects
Director Biography - Scott Bryan

Originally from New Mexico, Scott Bryan now slings zines, makes films, and pens scary stories in the Midwest.

He is a former editor of Music in Minnesota, publishes a zine called Get It Away From Me, and his film credits include the screenplay for the feature DRUNK, cinematography for Hamlet the Vampire Slayer, acting in Monster's Nut House, The Scare Game, and Pizza Girl Massacre.

His fiction has also appeared in Trampset, The Cabinet of Heed, X-R-A-Y Lit Mag, Soda Killers Magazine, Coffin Bell Journal, Novel Noctule, Cape Magazine, and the anthologies After the Kool-Aid is Gone and Little Demon Digest V2.

He occasionally live-tweets horror movies @scott_bryan

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Director Statement

Inspired by Joe Bob Briggs' ONE CUT OF THE DEAD speech, I constructed this movie from scratch. Working alone throughout the pandemic, I used borrowed materials, an old camera, free audio and video editing software, and any unoccupied moment I could find to bring this tale of murder and confusion to life.