What do you do after co-writing one of the best horror films in years, directing an incredible superhero movie, and presiding over a highly-emotional Comic-Con panel? If you’re Joss Whedon (and I don’t know anyone else who has accomplished those three feats in a row), then you star in the short film, Scary Smash, which is based on a story by a 5-year-old kid named Brett Baligad. To Brett’s credit, his story about a S.Q.U.A.T. leader (Whedon) facing off against a giant one-eyed monster (leave your sick minds at the door) after the death of a milkman (Dave Foley) is more entertaining than most movies you’ll see. It’s got a good set-up, strong dramatic tension, obstacles, and a clear resolution. Some screenwriters would do well to take notes from young Brett.
Hit the jump to watch the short film, which was directed by not-a-five-year-old-kid, Daniel Strange (The Ballad of G.I. Joe). If you need more convincing to watch the short, it was produced by Felicia Day (The Guild).