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Malacostraca is an upcoming short psychological horror film written and directed by Charles Pieper. It features Charlie Pecoraro and Amber Bollinger. It will be shot by Ava Shorr. Special effects, including practical creature puppets, are being created by the legendary special effects artist Gabe Bartalos (Brain Damage, Leprechaun, The Cremaster Cycle, Gremlins 2).

Gabe Bartalos hard at work sculpting the newborn creature puppet's design...

Gabe Bartalos hard at work sculpting the newborn creature puppet's design...

Filming Charlie Pecoraro as 'Chris' during the 1st weekend of 'Malacostraca.'

Filming Charlie Pecoraro as 'Chris' during the 1st weekend of 'Malacostraca.'

Director Charles Pieper getting actress Amber bollinger's hair just right for her dramatic crawdad filled introductory scene during the 1st shooting weekend of 'Malacostraca.'

Director Charles Pieper getting actress Amber bollinger's hair just right for her dramatic crawdad filled introductory scene during the 1st shooting weekend of 'Malacostraca.'