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Horror Short Film “Skintight” | Presented by ALTER


That southern breeze That air that has a strong metallic like scent We are breathing in poison now rising from the roots of the soil The field is still lush and the wind still blows just right I can’t wait till you see Robin This is all quite hard to fully describe Hey mama, what you doing here? Man came to pick up my last check. You quit? Is there anything I can help you with today sir? These people Literally just talk into the man’s Came to beg for your job back? Actually I came to pick up my last check I know Nah hold up What is this? Your paycheck. This doesn’t even have my last two shifts on it. What am I supposed to do with this? I don’t know. It’s not my problem I’m gonna report this. You can’t keep playing me. Let’s be glad you’re getting something. Take it or leave it, you know, there’s nothing else If I’m being honest with you honey, this is me helping you out. What happened? She’s being an asshole, that’s what happened? Look you got to sit down and talk with her. I’m over it. I don’t even have the energy You got a second? Yes, bounced off my break anyway. Come on. I don’t know how you stay working here Gotta pay the bills man. So I think someone’s stalking me. Hmm? They’ve been sending me these confusing ass letters. I don’t know how to describe it. Here, just look at this It’s like a kid wrote it fam. You probably just overreacting. Someone could be messing with yours, especially since we just moved out here No, I just don’t feel right. Just relax a bit, getting worked up over nothing. I don’t know. I try not to let it get to me, trying to ignore it, but they’re worse shit than this, you know. The whole point of me moving out here was to start my life over I thought maybe moving would be a breath of fresh air way from the bullshit. I don’t know. I just needed someplace smaller My mom, she always like “Robin, you never know what you want to do. Damn near 30 and you always moving. She’s right, though Now I’m stuck Stuck and broke, ain’t that some shit. Robin I’m telling you just relax This this is nothing just ink on paper Whoever this is just playing games with you There’s no reason to stress about it Jimmy Hey stay safe, alright. Hey mama How are you? How’s work fine? I’m fine We’ve got a cousin Tatiana, right? Yeah, that’s a distant cousin. She passed away 5 years ago. Why? No reason. What’s going on? I don’t want you to worry mom, I’m handling it Baby, what is going on? Been getting a few letters with a double triangle symbol on them. Most of them have my name on it, but … this one says Tatiana. What kind of letter? Double triangle symbol? I need to call Reverend Johnson. This sounds real familiar. Look, I need you to lock all your doors. I am on my way. I need you to call 9-1-1 baby now! Okay, hold on mama. Wait 9-1-1 dispatch, what’s your emergency? I think someone’s stalking me. I don’t know what they look like I think it could be more than one person Are you home mam? Yes Is it possible they are inside your house? No, nope It’s taken years and years to get to this point Decades. Centuries of… Blood, sweat and tears. But here we are. Keeping the sacred tradition alive and well. So much more. You’re in this. The deepest strongest quality that skin can have is power. It’s here, and here, and here. It’s everywhere. And only inside. Why do you keep looking away I understand your place Understand that there is no way out of it You can’t break the chain. No one can. Skin-tight It’s just a circle Robin. That’s it. I’m so happy you’re finally about to be perfect. So do me a favor and just smile. You people need to get together. Come on now

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24 thoughts on “Horror Short Film “Skintight” | Presented by ALTER

  1. For more about the filmmaker Ciara Boniface: https://artandseek.org/2018/04/23/disney-studios-next-visionary-filmmaker-ciara-boniface/

  2. Well this was as subtle as a nuclear explosion. You want to make a horror story about slavery? I would have just told a story actually when slavery happened. Plenty real horror in that. It would be intresting to see the time period and You can even put a fantasy spin to the horror. you don’t have to make it seem like every white person you see around you is your enemy. Literally not one white person in this was a decent person or was even perceived to be. If they made a film where only black people were bad I’d think that’s just dumb and racist. They did this in get out to but atleast that had other aspects then made it a fun watch. Aside from political over tones In my opinion It was poorly crafted in pacing, cinematography, and the acting literally sounded like somebody reading off a script. But it’s gonna get praise because black people. To bad. I really wanted to see a good horror film for poc.

  3. This seemed like a fairly insightful commentary about how scary it can be to be a black person in a white world but it just came back to the usual Alter theme: beautiful young girls are being mutilated. It's an interesting pattern, but I think I'm going to find an alternative to Alter. I like a story that makes some kind of sense and also offers at least some hope that our hero might survive. All you fans of sadism and despair…enjoy!

  4. Thought I'd post something interesting:
    "There are two different types of melanin, the eumelanin (present in the skin and hair of dark-colored persons) and pheomelanin (present in the skin and hair of light colored persons). It has been reported that eumelanin is photo-protective and that pheomelanin is phototoxic in nature.

    ScienceDirect › topics › chemistry"

    And this: "Big Think › eumelanin-implant

    Web results

    Melanin conducts enough electricity to enable implantable electronics – Big Think

    Mar 29, 2019 · Researchers have just found a way to boost its … Eumelanin, a dark pigment from which we get our eye, hair …"

    "Interesting Engineering › melanin-c…

    Melanin Cyborgs: Pigment Breakthrough Enables Biocompatible Electronics

    Mar 27, 2019 · Scientists have created eumelanin that is compatible with a useful range of bioelectronics. … that significantly increases its ability to conduct electricity."

    This why our melanin is unique and special. What scientist are doing, can only be done with eumelanin (black people's melanin)

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