We’ve seen quite a few fantastic short films grace the Short Round over the years, but none have been quite like Aaron B. Koontz’s The El Chupugcabra. With a heavy dose of over the top horror and comedy, Koontz’s short film follows a young family that adopts a pug and gets a whole hell of a lot more than they ever imagined.

Aside from the fact that pugs always look like they are one fall-off-the-bed away from an eye popping out of their skulls and the constant snoring, pugs can be pretty adorable in the same way that a homeless guy on the street singing Guns ‘N Roses can be. But then there’s the Chupugcabra… a four legged beast that you should never, under any circumstances, feed marshmallows. Why? Well, you’ll have to watch the short below to find out. The film itself runs at 13 minutes with the remaining time giving us a look at the gag reel. Check it out!

Written by Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns, The El Chupugcabra stars Jeremy King, Courtney Hans, Dashiell Smith, Spencer Greenwood and Leola L. Perez.

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