WARNING: BAD PUN INBOUND!
Today, with Nightmare Night literally on the horizon, we at PMV Today present to you a “spooky” short film from the (ahem) Crowne Prince of pony animations. It’s not scary in the “maniac in a speedo with a chainsaw and a hook, blood and guts everywhere” kind of spooky, but it’s psychologically scarring. In the way that makes you think. The scariest movie monsters are the ones that you see very little of. They’re a creaky door, a strange crashing sound, a shape in the shadows. And those monsters are scary because of one thing: your own imagination. Your brain knows exactly how to scare you, and when you can’t see the monster, your brain is free to come up with the scariest thing it can think of. That’s why this particular pie is so scary: because it’s a mystery. Where did it come from? Who made it? What is it made of? Creeps me out just thinking about it.
Or maybe, perhaps even scarier, this video is a commentary on our society’s obsession with labels, and how we attach them to people based on the tiniest trivial details of their lives. Soarin’ ate one pie, one time. And now, for the rest of his life, no matter what he does, he’s the “pie pony”. And we just won’t stop, ever. Scary, right? I imagine that in his cloud yard, there’s a cloud shed just packed to bursting with pies that he can’t eat and never will.
My bottom line, this is a very good, very spooky video, and you should all check it out.