That hanging piece of skin. That painful chunk of tissue that won’t let go. You rip and tear at it, but the flesh holds on. This common nuisance turns into a grisly nightmare in Hangnail.
Hangnail is a three-minute horror film from Canadian writer-director Colin MacDonald. He also handles the cinematography, editing, and special effects, while his partner, Nicole Barron, stars.
“Hangnail was a film idea that’s been hanging around, waiting to be ripped free,” quips MacDonald. “After spending years dreaming of making it, I can’t wait to make the internet cringe with pain from watching it.”
The short was produced by MacDonald and Barron in a single night during quarantine in the couple’s Nova Scotia home. Horror film journalist/composer Jerry Smith then came on board to provide an original synthesizer score.