Private Project

The Things With The Glowing Green Eyes

The usual suspects of a town hall meeting share their unexpectedly common accounts of a civic problem worse than paid parking.

  • Jeremy Herbert
    The Thing About Beecher's Gate, The Childish Thing
  • Wolf Stahl
    The Other Poseidon Adventure, Another Harpersville Massacre
  • Jeremy Herbert
    The Thing About Beecher's Gate, The Other Poseidon Adventure
  • Jeremy Herbert
    The Childish Thing, Killer Deal
  • Morgan McLeod
    Key Cast
    The Thing About Beecher's Gate, The Childish Thing
  • Daniel Alan Kiely
    Key Cast
    "The Mayor"
    Bong of the Living Dead, Horrors of War
  • Jenson Strock
    Key Cast
    The Childish Thing, Killer Deal
  • Sam Pownell
    The Thing About Beecher's Gate, The Childish Thing
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    350 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Pennsylvania Indie Shorts Film Festival
    East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
    United States
    November 3, 2019
  • Nightmares Film Festival
    Columbus, Ohio
    United States
    October 20, 2019
    World Premiere
    Nominee, Best Ohio Film
  • Sick 'n' Wrong Film Festival
    Orlando, Florida (Virtual)
    United States
    July 6, 2020
  • HorrorHound Film Festival
    Cincinnati, Ohio (Virtual)
    United States
    May 23, 2020
    Nominee, Best Short Film
  • Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Virtual)
    United States
    October 4, 2020
  • GenreBlast Film Festival
    Winchester, Virginia
    United States
    September 4, 2020
    Winner, Best Script in a Short; Nominee, Best Score in a Short
Director Biography - Jeremy Herbert

Fan of frozen beverages, loud shirts and drive-in movies. Attempted filmmaker. Lover. Not fighter.

Jeremy learned everything he needed to know about the world through a VCR. This is why he still avoids abandoned summer camps and can't do math. Horror wasn't his earliest genre of choice, but it was waiting for him; horror accounted for half of his all-time favorite movie, GHOSTBUSTERS. The other half probably accounts for how he ended up working on a live comedy show in college, where he met the merry band of talented, tolerant friends that would form DANGEROUS DAYS PRODUCTIONS. Named after his first attempt to make a Serious-with-a-capital-S movie, Dangerous Days was the earliest working title for BLADE RUNNER, which he shamelessly ripped off for his first Serious-with-a-capital-S movie. Now, it means something else. Horror has a near-impossible flexibility, more than perhaps any other genre. Metaphors become monsters. Zombies are never just zombies. Ordinary people are tested beyond the limits of rational fear by aliens, vampires and other assorted evils until all that's left is their most primal essence. Horror can say a lot behind the screams. Dangerous Days Productions attempt to do just that, to find fresh angles on scary stories that seem all told out and hide a message among the mayhem. And if that doesn't work, God willing, they're at least occasionally funny. For better or worse, that's his only filmmaking absolute: It doesn't matter what you're saying if it's not entertaining. Whatever project of his you might be watching or reading, he just wants to show you a good time.
And maybe spook you once in a while.

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Director Statement

It's easy to forget people fight monsters every day. Not the ones you see on the news, necessarily. The smaller monsters. The mundane monsters. The monsters that can feel so very big and threatening even still. The kind that make you forget that so many others can see them, too. THE THINGS WITH THE GLOWING GREEN EYES came about when me and my co-writer, Wolf Stahl, put a bunch of small-town characters in a small-town room and wondered what they'd talk about if one of them saw a monster. Or if all of them saw the same monster and didn't want to bother anybody else about it. How would the tough guys deal with it? The ones who seem perfectly at ease with the world around them? Would they all admit how close the monster came to snatching them away?

Such is the plight of those haunted by THE THINGS WITH THE GLOWING GREEN EYES, a monster familiar to even non-small-town folk.