Q&A with Vera Miao
Inspired by the viral fan fiction, Two Sentence Horror Stories is a fresh and provocative anthology series that explores primal and social fears, filtered through the anxieties of the most connected and racially diverse generation. Despite dizzying advancements in technology, inequality, social progress, and environmental degradation, the things that haunt us are still the same.
The series grew out of creator Vera Miao’s love of horror and thriller movies as an art form, unlocking our deepest fears, grappling with contemporary social issues, and featuring characters that reflect the diversity of today’s audiences. Each episode is inspired by its own horror story told in two sentences, pulsing with the feeling that what you can’t see is scarier than what you can.
ABOUT THE EPISODES:
"Guilt Trip": After picking up a victim of police brutality, a Good Samaritan is forced to rethink her decision on the dark and isolated road with the stranger in her car.
"MA": Like many traditional Chinese families, Mona still lives at home with her stern but loving Ma. When she meets cute Erica, their instant chemistry awakens something dormant inside. But Ma is not going to let her daughter go easily. Because nothing is allowed to come between a mother and daughter
Distributed by Stage 13
Vera Miao, JD Dillard
Vera Miao; Elisa Lleras, Michael M. McGuire, Pin-Chun Liu
"Guilt Trip": Hannah Barlow, Gentry White; "MA": Wei Yi Lin, Mardy Ma, Ayesha Harris