3 May 2012 7:27 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Wetting our appetites, short film, Decapode Shock, acts as the perfect accompaniment to Bustillo and Maury's genre-defying “horror” film, Livid. From a surreal part-animated sci-fi revenge tale with a horse-riding half-man half-crab wearing a spacesuit, Livid misleadingly takes us into the more mundane world of a caregiver.

Trainee Lucie (Chloe Coulloud) is shadowing Catherine (Catherine Jacob) for ten days, accompanying her to clients' houses to help with their daily injections. After Lucie's mother committed suicide some eight months earlier, her dad is working nights and they're desperate for money. The fact her dad's new girlfriend is soon to move in just makes matters worse. When Lucie discovers there's apparently “hidden treasure” in the house of a client, she's convinced by her equally poor fisherman boyfriend to seek it out but uncovers more than she ever dreamed of.

Bustillo and Maury signpost imminent disaster before we even meet Lucie through their suitably eerie title sequence. »

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