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H.P. Lovecraft Teaching Sex Ed is, Well, Terrifying

| 28 Apr 2011 17:30

Did you know we all have slimy beasts crawling around inside us?

Sex education in middle school is alternately boring as hell, scary, and occasionally hysterical (provided you've got teacher who is either really old or has a crazy foreign accent). However, it's never really been outright terrifying. That said, a new short film shows just how messed up the class could be if it were taught by H.P. Lovecraft.

"Late Bloomer" by Craig Macneill is a short film takes the normal scenario of teaching kids about sex and reproductive organs and presents it in the narrative style of Lovecraft's various horror stories. Needless to say, the movie is one of the funniest (or horrifying, depending on your perspective) takes on sex ed you're likely to watch.

The movie was apparently an official selection at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. It also won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the Lake Placid Film Festival, and was named Best Short Film at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival.

At the moment, Macneill doesn't have too many films listed on his résumé. Hopefully, though, the director will eventually be able to tackle a full-fledged Cthulhu project. Or, y'know, do another short like this one.

Source: io9

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