The Contraption: Old School Short Horror Film

Vincent   October 7, 2013   Comments Off on The Contraption: Old School Short Horror Film

The Contraption bald man building something

With Halloween fast approaching it’s time to dig out some horror movies to get into the mood. One very short horror movie that I’ve always loved is called The Contraption and I finally found it on YouTube. The Contraption features, well I can’t ruin it. You have to watch it for yourself.

The Contraption used to are on Sci-Fi channel all the time back when it was good. Yeah, I hate to be one of those people, but at one time Sci-Fi channel didn’t have a lot of new programming, so they aired all this weird and bizarre stuff I’d never seen before along with old short run science fiction television shows. It was great. Discovering gems like The Contraption was one of my favorite parts of Sci-Fi channel back then. Sigh.

The Contraption stars Richard O’Brien who is most famous for writing The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Man, I can only imagine how much more I’d have liked Rocky Horror if it had the tone of The Contraption.


In order to help people find this thing on the Googles, I’ll have to write what is going on in the video. So in The Contraption a man builds a giant mousetrap so he can kill himself. Very simple, but effective.