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It’s alright to be a late bloomer, Luce. Take. Do you think you have anything with a little extra padding? I’m so excited for the party. Yeah, I heard everyone is going to be there. Brad’s coming. Oh my god! Let’s go, come on. I’m fine. Let’s get out of here. Lucy! Hey Luce, hi! Couple people are hanging out Friday at the lake. You should come. It’ll be fun. Music, swimming, cool stuff like camp fires… or whatever. People hang out. But I want you there, so you should come. Unless you have plans. Sorry I didn’t ask that first. Do you have plans? It’s alright if you do. No. Awesome! Cool, perfect, I’ll see you then. Oh, umm, 7! People are meeting at Glen’s place at 7! That would have been helpful. Sure. See ya. Bye. Did you see what’s on her shirt? MOVE! Freak! What? What’s wrong with you? Stop it, stop it, stop it! Do you think that you’re better than me? Beth, what’s up? Oh shit, your nose! Are you okay? Oh my god. I don’t feel so good. Okay, let’s go to the bathroom, alright? Yeah, alright, let’s do that. Lucy! I’m running out to Mrs. Sommer’s. There’s cold cuts in the fridge. You should invite Bethany over. You need friends. I like her. Bye sweetie! I think I failed though. I always feel like I’m choking. You’re choking? Why is she here? Why is she wearing a sweater? They don’t make bikini tops that small. Who invited her? You know, one of my baby sister’s bathing suit tops would fit. Brad! He likes 12 year old boys. Wait, is my bathing suit top too small? My sister’s boyfriend thinks I’m hot. Just saying. No, it’s not too small. Okay. He’s dumb. Wait, your sister’s boyfriend is dumb? What? No! Brad is. Where is he? Looking for Lucy. Shit. Well she’s alone now. Yeah, because she’s fucking weird. You guys, Lucy’s mom asked my mom if I could come over and hang out with her. Oh my god. Like what? Well, aren’t there like friend apps? Uhh, those are called hook-up ads today. Swipe up, swipe up. Hey! Hey! Evil. I didn’t think you were going to come. I’m glad that you did, I know this isn’t really your thing. Unless you think it is your thing, that’s cool. It’s alright, they’ll leave soon enough anyway. They don’t want to piss off mom and dad and show up too late. Do you dare me to go over there and offer my little sister’s bathing suit top? I can stay out as late as I want to, so I don’t have to worry about that. Don’t drink so fast, okay? Let’s go swimming. Here, I’ll get you a drink. Finish this one. Be right back. Luce? Are you in there? I just wanted to tell you I spoke to Bethany’s mother. I don’t need fucking friends, just fuck off! Mom, I’m sorry. Lucy! No, no, really I am. I just got so mad. Sometimes I think I don’t even know you anymore. I’m sorry! I am sorry! Mom, wait. What are you doing here? I didn’t think I would see you. Where’d you go last night? You kinda just disappeared. We can just go to a diner or something if you want? Oh no, I’m good. Hang on! What the F… What the fuck? Was it good? What? Yeah but… Brad? Brad? Brad? BRAD? BRAD!? Brad… BRAD! Oh my god!

100 thoughts on “Horror Short Film “Lucy’s Tale” | ALTER Exclusive

  1. A statement from the director of "Lucy's Tale", Chelsea Lupkin:

    Lucy's Tale is a female led, coming-of-age story with a horror twist.

    Paying homage to Stephen King’s Carrie and dark female coming-of-age films like, Heathers and Jawbreaker, Lucy’s Tale is sure to remind you of the horrors of growing up and the body insecurity that goes along with it. A suspenseful story about a girl who no doubt wishes to grow bigger boobs, finds herself growing something else and no amount of acne cream or blemish removal can help her. So while Lucy just wants to come into her womanhood, she ultimately comes into her villainhood.

    The film follows a teenager named Lucy as she tries to find her place in high school after one of her best friends abandons her for “cooler” people. Lucy’s Tale is a story that dives into the complexities of mean girls and their consequences. For Lucy, her sense of betrayal and new-found outcast status serve as a catalyst for the film’s supernatural happenings. What should have been a time to grow into her sexual identity and womanhood, instead gives birth to telekinetic powers with a hideous physical side effect.

    A far cry from a final girls horror film, Lucy’s Tale is a film about growing up and becoming the person she was meant to be: good or bad. Whether you like it or not, you’ll be rooting for her the whole time.

    In an interview on Close-up Culture Lupkin says, “When girls hit puberty, there’s a whole mess of confusing things to worry about: We get our period, our boobs get bigger, our hips get wider, we get too tall or not tall enough. We suddenly worry about what we look like to boys and how we are perceived by our peers.

    When writing Lucy’s Tale, I explored the societal pressures of looking and behaving a certain way and thought of them as rules that my character should break in a fantastical way. So while Lucy was faced with entering her womanhood, she was ultimately also coming into her villain-hood, being supernaturally different than the other girls her age.

    Frankly, I’ve always been a champion of fantastic stories, especially those about characters who had physical manifestations of their flaws or internal state of being. Body horror gave me an avenue to tackle the very real and relatable issue of puberty, which is a horror in and of itself.”

  2. I thought the plot twist will be that everyone had a bigger tail since, you know, they all had bigger boobs. Or that it will be hereditary and it would show her mother with an even larger tail, having also more control of her telekinetic powers.

  3. 3:22 anyone else catch that he said do you have plans ) she says no ) then he automatically assumed that she was coming because she had no plans ?? she hasn’t even said yes or no ? Lol

  4. If they threw red balls at me this is what I'm going to say… "YALL ARE ALL ABOUT TO GET BITCH SLAPPED!!!!!"
    Me: (bitch slapped all is them)

  5. I hate that she’s just like, oh my tails growing again let me just go to bed! Girl see a fkn doctor 🥺🤧😩😂

  6. People say succubus, but if you think about it, this movie can and could be a quite good metaphor of growing up. So we have legends of Succubi or the Succubus, sex crazed females who suck and eat souls of males after sex to gain immortality. As we watch, the girls call her a slut. We don’t know if this fact is true. Yes it’s bullying but what if it is true? What if this video shows that some girls toss away the guys they have sex with like Succubi? Let me know what you guys think

  7. I would think she is weird too because who grow a tale and doesn't go to a hospital to remove it or see what the fuck is it

  8. Her superpowers help her to take revenge with those who hurts her.. But in the end.. Same thing happens coz the boy was cheating on her with .. So he died.. Evem the girl dont know about it.. Her superpowers had done the job.. Thats why she laugh after knowing that he was cheating.. But cry at the same time.

  9. I thought he died because her tail entered his anus and scrabbled his brains while she was having her first and last close encounters of the human kind

  10. I glad I read all the comments I didn't get the end read the comments now I get it thank you so much I really liked this one 👍😄

  11. anyone else notice how the tail was like comforting her at the end, even tho everyone else hates her the tail was kinda like im here for you patting her leg i think this is showing how she’s finally starting to acknowledge her power and be at one with her tail instead of wanting it gone

  12. I was getting some serious Carrie vibes, then Carrie was on the TV and I was like ohh shitt someone gonna dieee 😂

  13. I watch these short films a lot because I think they're interesting and I kind of think it would be cool to be in one hell I'd even do it for free

  14. [sees first scene where she suddenly becomes confused by touching her tailbone]

    Oh, its a tail tale.

  15. You and Brad have been through everything 2 jobs 2 cars nothing can replace brad and the you totaled him smh 15:02 kind reminds me of the movie teeth too 🤣

  16. I‘m actually so glad that I have been blessed with this rare thing called: I don’t give a s*it about what other people say about me.
    But poor Lucy… Especially the volleyball scene. Glad she has the ability to kill everyone c:
    Edit: I love that they showed the inspiration in the TV. It’s these little „Easter eggs“ that make this perfect!

  17. Este eu não entendi o final. Porque a menina tinha calda? E porque ela acidentalmente matou o namorado após a transa? Ela era uma sucubus?

  18. Nunca entenderé el porqué del nivel de bull tan alto de los gringos. Digo acá en Panamá si alguien te cae mal solo no le hablas y ya, no le tiras bolas de basketball

  19. Immediately put off by the fact that bullying like this just doesn’t happen in the vast majority of high schools. The stereotypical, over-the-top mean girls absolutely ruin the believability of this

  20. i dont understand why people bully kids who are different than them but have the nerve to act shocked when they get revenge on their bullies

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