GIVERTAKER, the First Tease of the DEAD KIDS CLUB Hits Online

Arcanum Pictures has released online the short film GIVERTAKER, which recently had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest. 

Written by Peter S. Hall and directed by Paul Gandersman, GIVERTAKER is a short film love letter to '90s teen horror of all forms.  Starring Nell Kessler, Caiti Ward (Rooster Teeth's "RWBY"), Jessica Perrin (FOUND FOOTAGE 3D), Sharmita Bhattacharya (iGIRLFRIEND) and John James Pepper, GIVERTAKER is the fun genre story of Sarah, an angry teen who conducts an ancient ritual to seek revenge on the classmates she believes have wronged her. 

GIVERTAKER also serves as a proof-of-concept introduction to the world of Arcanum Pictures' DEAD KIDS CLUB and its interwoven stories of teenagers, transgressions and a town filled with all manner of different supernatural elements. 

Watch GIVERTAKER on Vimeo

Enjoy the poster, a throwback to '90s young adult horror novels, by artist Stephan Andrade. 


About Arcanum Pictures
Arcanum Pictures, an independent production company based in Austin, TX, is run by the filmmaking duo Peter S. Hall and Paul Gandersman.  Together they have produced the feature films 'My Sucky Teen Romance,' 'Grow Up, Tony Phillips,' and 'There Will Be No Stay,' as well as a number of shorts and commercials.  Their first project as a writing-directing team is 'Givertaker,' a short film set within the larger world of 'Dead Kids Club.'