USA | 2018 | 16 minutes | Director: Aaron Immediato
When a clique of mean girls bully Cassie for not “looking like a girl” in the school bathroom, they awaken a dangerous rage deep within her. Hell-bent on revenge, Cassie’s mother takes advantage of this anger and, with the help of a Satanic curse, conjures up a vengeance troll from hell. Suddenly, the tables are turned as one by one, the mean girls find nothing but terror and mayhem when they enter a bathroom. But can Cassie rein in the demonic bathroom troll and stop the bloodshed her mother has unleashed? A creative response to controversial "bathroom bill" legislation, BATHROOM TROLL is simultaneously a fresh, new twist on the horror classic CARRIE.
Aaron Immediato is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has screened around the U.S. His short horror-comedy DICKEATERS (2017) — starring four of Philadelphia's most famous drag queens — was an Official Selection in a dozen film festivals, including qFLIX Philadelphia, New Filmmakers New York, and Wicked Queer Boston, and was awarded Best Short Film at the TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and Audience Choice at OutlantaCon. More recently, his short horror film BATHROOM TROLL (2018) — both homage to horror classic CARRIE and creative response to controversial “bathroom bill” legislation — is currently enjoying its festival run, premiering at Out On Film Atlanta in October 2018. Based in Philadelphia, Aaron holds an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University and is currently working on developing his first feature film.