MLRP Releases Adaptation of Because Reasons On YouTube

Krista West as Tiffany in Because Reasons

My Little Rascal Productions, LLC, has released a short movie adaptation of Isaac Thorne’s Because Reasons on YouTube. The movie was released following its tour of the festival circuit, where it won fan favorite at the 2018 Tennessee Horror News Film Festival, Best Kill at the 2018 Independent Horror Movie Awards, and Honorable Mention at the 2018 Top Shorts Festival.

“I’m really excited that the public now gets to see this incredible adaptation of one of my short stories,” Isaac says of the release. “Everyone at MLRP really stepped up and knocked it out of the park on this.”

The short movie was directed by Roger Glass. Glass also edited and provided cinematography along with Daniel Brown. Joseph and Lisa Sorrentino were executive producers.

The movie stars Krista West as fledgling serial killer Tiffany. Shawn Shillingford plays her most current unwilling victim, whom she simply calls “Buddy Boo.” Tiffany’s mother and father are played by Julie Chapin and David R. Clayton, respectively. Pastor Bev is played by Adela-Adriana Moscu. The cast is rounded out by “Girl in Car,” who is played by Melissa Marie. Marie was also responsible for the makeup work.

“The cast couldn’t have been better,” Isaac says. “They all brought their A-game to this project.”

Sound engineering was provided by Jack Chance while Jeff Locke and Corrine Sorrentino served as production assistants. Dustin Kerr assisted Melissa Marie with special effects and makeup.

You can watch the trailer for MLRP’s adaptation of Because Reasons below.

About Because Reasons

She’s not bad. She’s just bored.

Tiffany is an above average girl, an all-American dream. Her mother is a successful lawyer. Her father is CEO of two different startups. She has perfect social skills. Her mind is sharp. Her instincts? Killer.

Unfortunately, Tiffany has a problem. She’s bored. So bored. She has no idea what she’s going to do with her life. That is, until the night her mother dies right before her eyes.

That night Tiffany decides she’s going to go out and have some real fun. Some blood-soaked fun. Fun is powerful and power is legit.

Because being bored is worse than being dead.

Because reasons.

This short tale of dark comic horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne follows Tiffany on her murderous romp down a lonely desert highway, perhaps to her own destiny.

The full 15-minute movie adaptation of Because Reasons is below:

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MLRP’s BECAUSE REASONS Wins BEST KILL at Independent Horror Movie Awards


My Little Rascal Productions‘ adaptation of Isaac Thorne’s Because Reasons won the BEST KILL award at the 2018 Independent horror Movie Awards. The short film also received three other nominations, including BEST SHORT and BEST ACTRESS for Krista West, who stars in the lead role of Tiffany.

“This is great news coming off the film’s fan favorite win at ConNooga,” Thorne says of the announcement. “Joey and Lisa Sorrentino absolutely deserve all the kudos for this adaptation of my short story. From the cast, to the effects, to the music, to the direction, to the story, everything is bloody and fun. That’s exactly what it should be.”

My Little Rascal Productions completed shooting for Because Reasons in November of 2017. It is the first of three short films slated to be adapted from stories that appear in Thorne’s collection of short tales of dark horror Road Kills. Fledgling serial killer Tiffany appears in three out of the 11 tales in the book.

“I didn’t originally intend to write more stories for Tiffany after Because Reasons,” Thorne says. “I discovered she wasn’t done with me after the original Carmen Theater audio play adaptation of the story premiered. After that, the other two stories just seemed a natural way to complete her arc and bookend the collection.”

As a visual tale, My Little Rascal Productions adapted Tiffany’s monologue into a fast-paced 15-minute film with much of her escapade told in flashback.

“Joey was able to add some original elements to the story that I never even considered,” Thorne says. “I love this version of Tiffany’s story and I couldn’t be happier with My Little Rascal Productions’ work on it. Krista plays Tiffany to perfection. The rest of the cast is just as awesome in their roles. Wonderful jobs all around.”

First Trailer for Horror Short BECAUSE REASONS Released

My Little Rascal Productions, LLC, released the first trailer for their upcoming horror short BECAUSE REASONS. The film is an adaptation of Isaac Thorne’s original short tale of dark comic horror. The film stars Krista West in the role of Tiffany, a bored young woman who decides to liven up her little town with some blood-soaked fun.

“My Little Rascal has created something awesome out of one of my stories,” Isaac says. “The trailer is only making me salivate more for the upcoming final product.

“Tiffany as a character seems to have struck a chord with a good many people,” he continues. “It’s exciting to finally see someone bring her night of terrifying traumas to life on-screen.”

BECAUSE REASONS is directed by Roger Glass, with cinematography by Glass and Daniel Brown. Other cast members include all of the following:

About My Little Rascal Productions

Joseph and Lisa Sorrentino, the husband and wife team behind My Little Rascal Productions, are also responsible for the short films PRECIOUS MOMENTS and WE LOVE SELFIES. My Little Rascal operates out of Lancaster, Penn.


DIGGUM Wins BEST VIOLENCE Award In 2017 Chemical Film Festival


Isaac Thorne’s screenplay adaptation of DIGGUM, a short tale of dark horror, has been named an official selection for the 2017 Chemical Film Festival. In addition, DIGGUM received the honor of Chemical Film Festival’s 2017 BEST VIOLENCE award. DIGGUM’s official selection status and the BEST VIOLENCE award were both announced February 27, 2017.

About the 2017 Chemical Film Festival

In its very first year, the the 2017 Chemical Film Festival‘s motto is “The Best Revenge Is To Live Well”. Chemical Film Festival bills itself as a media film festival, a celebration of more than just movies.


DIGGUM is a short tale of dark horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne. It is available in short story format as an ebook and an audiobook from ebook retailers. After he released the short story, Isaac adapted it into a 30-minute screenplay format. The screenplay is currently unproduced.

“From the beginning, I thought DIGGUM would make a great television short for something like a TWILIGHT ZONE or TALES FROM THE CRYPT,” Thorne says. “I could also see it as its own standalone piece. I imagine it as what I would call a semi-animated format. The way I picture it is primarily line drawing stills with voiceover, but the stills would occasionally feature a single element of animation. Sketches of DIGGUM’s memories as he tells the story, basically. I’d love to see DIGGUM drawn in the style of Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD. That’s how I see him in my head.”

In addition to the Chemical Film Festival award, the screenplay adaptation of DIGGUM has been accepted as a nominee in the iHorror Awards. The winners of the iHorror Awards will be announced by iHorror later in March.

Although the screenplay is unproduced, a trailer for the ebook version of DIGGUM is available on YouTube:

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DIGGUM Screenplay Adaptation Accepted to 2017 iHorror Awards

Diggum Screenplay Laurel

On January 21, 2017, the iHorror Awards notified Isaac Thorne that his screenplay adaptation of his short tale of dark horror DIGGUM had been accepted for consideration in the 2017 iHorror Awards. For the first time, the iHorror Awards accepted submissions from independent writers and filmmakers. It was this news that prompted Isaac to adapt one of his own works into a 30-minute screenplay.

“I had a blast reading an audio version of DIGGUM for Audible,” Isaac explains. “But I always envisioned this story as headed for the screen, so I also developed a screenplay version of it. I originally intended for the screenplay to result in an animated short, but I also think it could also easily be filmed as live action.”

DIGGUM is the story of a small town cemetery caretaker who is waging a secret war against God. Prior to his caretaker job, Diggum was a farmer. Unfortunately, he watched helplessly as his wife and son were burned to death. His own belief systems cause him to resent not only their untimely deaths, but also their ability to enter the afterlife. Therefore, Diggum blames God for parting him from his family forever.

“The original story is told directly by Diggum, from his own point of view,” Isaac says. “The cool thing about doing a screenplay version is that I could tell the story again with a slightly varied perspective. Diggum still narrates, but instead of always being directly inside Diggum’s head, you get to know who he is and what his objectives are by actually seeing his memories as well as his actions in current time.”

The screenplay adaptation of DIGGUM was submitted for the Short Horror Screenplay category. The awards take place online March 29, 2017. More information about iHorror and the awards can be found at their web site or by following them on Twitter or Facebook.

Audio Book Versions of Two Stories Now Available

On Jan. 12, 2017, Isaac Thorne released two new audio book versions of his short tales of dark comic horror. The audio book versions of both NOBODY WAS HERE and THE MURDER OF CROWS are now available from,, and iTunes.

“I’m happy to finally bring these two stories to the audio book format,” Isaac says of the new releases. “It’s taken some time, but I think what I’ve released here might be helpful to those who want a little dose of horror during their morning or afternoon commutes. Each of these tales clocks in at under an hour.”

Isaac narrated each of the new audio book versions himself. The audio book versions of NOBODY WAS HERE was can be downloaded directly from Amazon, from, or from iTunes. Similarly, the audio book versions of THE MURDER OF CROWS can be downloaded directly from, from, or from iTunes.

Audio Book Versions of Nobody Was Here Synopsis

There are monsters of this world.

They look like us. They behave like us. They even have dreams and ambitions like us. But they are not us.

At least, we do not like to think so.

Sometimes, as is the case with traveling family man Reed Reese, we are confronted by these monsters. Usually when we are most vulnerable. They might not even view it as a confrontation, but we do.

It ultimately leads to what all confrontations lead to: a fight or a flight. Sometimes one of those options is forced upon us. This is one of those times.

Lurid, engrossing, and NOT for the faint of stomach, NOBODY WAS HERE is a short tale of dark comic horror that might make you nervous about your next pit stop along a rural stretch of Southern interstate. There is no rest at this exit. In fact, you’ll be lucky if you even get to relieve yourself.

There is but one certainty when that heavy men’s room door whooshes closed behind you.

You’ll never be the same.

Audio Book Versions of The Murder of Crows Synopsis

In a near future of zero tolerance, Big Brother is not entirely born of the government. He is also your local news. Or your social media friends and followers. Perhaps he’s your neighbors. Everything you say and do is monitored and judged. Almost overnight, the fabric of society has dissolved into a culture of carrions: a murder of crows.

It was only a matter of time before someone found a way to capitalize on it.

Meet Internet, television, and radio sensation Nick Saint, a man who has built a media empire off the public shaming of both celebrities and average joes. Lately Nick has noticed a disturbing trend emerging from the culture he’s spent so many hard hours at work perpetuating. The crows are no longer interested in the food he’s providing, and scavenging for the dirty deeds of others is getting more difficult now that all the world has learned to watch their Ps and Qs.

Can Nick continue to find fresh corpses for his starving flocks to feed on? Or will they finally turn on him instead?

THE MURDER OF CROWS is a short tale of dark comic anxiety from the mind of Isaac Thorne, a nice man who simply wants to provide you with a few fun frights. A satire of modern media and popular culture, in which people are products and their imperfect humanity is entertainment, THE MURDER OF CROWS attempts to follow the trend to what could be its ultimate end.

My Little Rascal Productions To Film Isaac Thorne Stories

My Little Rascal Productions

My Little Rascal Productions, which is an independent film company based in Lancaster, Penn., is collaborating with horror short story author Isaac Thorne to produce film adaptations of several of Thorne’s works. Production of the films is slated to begin in 2017.

“MLRP is proud of this new collaboration and we’re confident it will be a successful one,” a production company representative states. “Isaac Thorne’s short horror stories are not only good old fashioned scary, but thought-provoking as well, and we’ve always felt that’s the best kind of horror.”

Thorne adds that he’s excited to see his work translated to the screen. Two of his stories have already been adapted for audio theater, he says, but “the screen can add a whole new dimension of storytelling within the tale.”

“I was approached by My Little Rascal after connecting with them on Twitter,” Thorne continues. “We share some indie creative experiences, and I like their vision for how my tales could be interpreted for the screen. I’m excited to launch into this phase of storytelling with them.”

About My Little Rascal Productions

My Little Rascal Production Company is currently producing another short horror film that is not based on a Thorne story. That film is titled We Love Selfies. You can find them on Twitter @MyLittleRascal1 and on Facebook.

About Isaac Thorne

Isaac Thorne is a nice man who wants to provide you with a few fun frights. His short tales of dark comic horror can be found at most ebook retailers. Some audio versions of his work are available in both audio book form from Audible and iTunes, and in audio play format from Carmen Online Theater Group. In addition to his work with MLRP, Thorne is compiling a collection of his short tales of dark comic horror that is intended for release in both paperback and ebook formats in the fall of 2017.

Audio Adaptation of DIGGUM Presented by Carmen Online Theater Group

On Thursday, Oct. 6, Carmen Online Theater Group will air a brand new audio presentation of Isaac Thorne’s DIGGUM. This new short tale of horror stars Isaac Thorne as the title character. The audio play airs at 10 p.m. EDT/9 p.m. CDT. DIGGUM will also be available in the Carmen Theater archives for later listening.

“What better way to usher in the month leading up to Halloween (the night the dead walk) than by sitting around the warm glow of a computer screen and listening to a tale of terror in the traditional campfire-style,” says Thorne. “If you join us in the live chat, you can experience the chills of your fellow listeners in real-time as the tale unfolds.”

This audio adaptation is produced by Liane Moonraven of Carmen Online Theater Group and introduced by veteran Carmen Online Theater star Siara Tyr.

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Diggum Synopsis

When personal tragedy strikes, some men pray. Other men despair. This man goes to war.

Meet Diggum, the local cemetery caretaker, who lives in a small cottage at the edge of the lot. Diggum has spent most of his life angry with God, whom he blames for the devastating house fire that cost Diggum his family.

But the caretaker has a secret. It is a secret he will carry to his own grave. It is a secret that he hopes will finally get him his ultimate revenge on God.

DIGGUM is a short tale of dark horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne, a nice man who only wants to provide you with a few fun frights. His story is one of rage and revenge. At some point in our lives, we all ask the “why” question. This gravedigger demands an answer.

More information about Carmen Online Theater Group is available at

Isaac Thorne can be found online at

Radio Play Adaptation of BECAUSE REASONS Coming Soon

FROM THE WEB: Producer and actor Liane MoonRaven has teamed up with the Banksy of horror, Bleeding Critic, to create an original radio play adaptation of “Because Reasons,” a short tale of dark comic horror by author Isaac Thorne. The production will air for the first time on Jan. 28, 2015, at 10 p.m. EST. Listeners can join the story from a variety of sources available at Carmen Online Theater Group‘s site.

About the Radio Play

Adapted directly from the short story by Isaac Thorne, the radio play takes advantage of the audio format to enhance the experience with ambient sounds and terrifying narration. Liane MoonRaven plays the demented Tiffany while Bleeding Critic narrates.

Story author Isaac Thorne says that the combination of the two talents ensures the listener a truly creepy auditory experience. “Liane MoonRaven is fantastic as the psychotic Tiffany,” he says. “Meanwhile, Bleeding Critic is filling a role similar to the Crypt Keeper in Tales From The Crypt, except with more creepy and less funny. As he often says, BC doesn’t do funny.”

In addition to the superb cast, BECAUSE REASONS features music from several talented independent artists, including David Bruce Davis, XaosLord, and Joona Latte. The audio was mixed with effects by Banana Audio. Listeners can find Bleeding Critic on Twitter with the handle @BleedingCritic. Liane MoonRaven can also be found there. Her handle is @LianeMoonRaven.

About the Story

Radio Play Adaptation of Because Reasons

Thorne says that he wrote BECAUSE REASONS as a means of reversing the roles of a familiar horror trope, the demented madman and the damsel in distress. Tiffany is an above average girl, an all-American dream. Her mother is a successful lawyer. Her father is CEO of two different tech startups. Her social skills are exemplary. Her mind is sharp. Her instincts? Killer.

But Tiffany has a problem. She’s bored. So bored. She has no idea what she’s going to do with her life. That is, until the night her mother dies right before her eyes.

“For years we’ve seen these strong, demented male villains pick on what we see depicted as a helpless woman,” Thorne explains. “If the woman is portrayed as strong, it’s usually a result of her overcoming some kind of personal attack or crisis. I thought it might be interesting to reverse those roles. I wanted to see what would happen when a bored barely grown girl just starts killing out of pure boredom.”

That night Tiffany decides she’s going to go out and have some real fun. Some blood-soaked fun. Because fun is powerful and power is legit.

Because being bored is worse than being dead. Because reasons.