The Cabinet in The Woods – Short Comedy Horror

Two friends on a lad’s day out in the woods discover a foul piece of furniture containing nothing but nightmares.

Directed, Edited and Produced by: Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton

Written for laugh by: Anthony Melton, Ben Franklin and David Scullion

Director of Cinematography: Christopher Sharman

A little comedy sketch we did just before filming our (more traditional) horror short ‘The Birch‘. A bit silly, a bit gory, a bit of a tribute to VHS, and a lot of fun – we hope you agree!

Brad and Steve went looking for adventure, but instead they found horror… and a cabinet. How many horrors will you find in the woods?



Tom Sawyer
Tom Geoffrey
Charlotte Barrett
Kel Winser


Directed, Edited And Produced For VHS by:
Ben Franklin & Anthony Melton

Patrick Jonsson

1st Assistant Camera – Shane De Almeida
2nd Assistant Camera – Stuart McOmie
Additional Photography – Harvey Walton
Stills Photographer – Ben Redgate

Sound Mixer – Jonathan Blagrove
Boom Operator – Julian Bale

Visual Effects – Ryan Thompson & Anthony Melton

Stunt Driver – Andy Warnes
Driver – Martin Skipper
Electricians – Roy Franklin & Paul Barrett
Lead Carpenter – Richard Cole
Cabinet Wrangler – Andy Warnes

Makeup – Christabel Franklin
Special Effects Makeup – Jessica Taylor
Costume Designer – James Greenwood
Location Manager – Charlotte Barrett

Catering – Caroline Franklin

Special thanks to:

Castle Rising Estate
Andy Warnes
Dawn Harper
Joel Morgan
Toby Myers
Ben Redgate
Rob Bunting
Matt Clarke
Drew Goddard
Joss Whedon

Additional music:

“Walk The Earth”
Music & Lyrics By Chris-TT
Copyright Control Chris-TT
Performed By Chris-TT
Chris-TT Appears Courtesy Of Xtra Mile Recordings

“Smashin’ Birds & Bustin’ Heads”
Music & Lyrics by Excellent Adventure
Copyright Control Excellent Adventure
Performed by Excellent Adventure

Filmed on Location in Norfolk, England

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