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Karen Gillan Directs and Stars in a Horror Short You Can Watch Right Now for Free

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Some people are scared by zombies. Others by psychotic humans, or bad guys with guns.

Karen Gillan clearly fears being a has-been on the convention circuit, and has made a nine-minute short entitled “Conventional” about the horror. I’m sure it’s an exaggeration, but it may not be a stretch to imagine she has met people like this in real life. Possibly while promoting Oculus.

Asked the question, “What does horror mean to you?” her character bares her soul. Horror, to me, is a world in which we would ever forget about her, or she couldn’t get work simply because of not being 20 again.

Ironically, this is the character who really needs a raggedy man and a time machine.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist