Greeting her class with a sprawling chalk drawing of the vagina, Ms. Lovecraft summons the teenage imaginings of a pubescent H.P. Lovecraft.
Unbidden emotions flood our adolescent audience. Shock. Horror. Hysterics. A frightful darkness stirs from a deep slumber, a la H.P. Lovecraft’s fantastical terrors.
The climax? Inappropriately terrifying, but not at all unnatural.
Viewer discretion: Contains mature content.
‘Late Bloomer’ was selected to screen at the Sundance Film Festival. It won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the Lake Placid Film Festival, and Best Short Film at the HP Lovecraft Film Festival. Directed by Craig Macneill. More on him here.