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A young man wakes up in a bathtub full of ice only to discover his problems have just begun.  You've heard the urban legend...this is worse.


Luke Sorge


JIMMY WEBER - Writer, Director, Post Production
ANNIE BAKER - Producer 
JON STEVENSON - Director of Photography 
TARA HUNTER - First Assistant Director 
NICK FALLS - Camera Assist
JOHN SCHMIDT - Camera Assist 
MONSTER MIDIAN CROSBY - Special Makeup and Effects
BRANDON FRYMAN - Production Designer
ZACH STARKEBAUM - Digital Intermediate Technician 
COREY COSTELLO - Audio Recorded By

About the film

I love all of our films and am proud of all my work, but as a horror filmmaker, I wanted to make a real horror movie.  INCUBATOR is a real horror film.  From start to finish, it's gritty, intense, gory, and gross.  That's what I wanted INCUBATOR to be.  But not only is it our most "horrorifying" movie, it's also the most professional film we've made to date.  Using a full crew, a real location, a RED camera, great make up effects, and an incredible actor, INCUBATOR isn't just about blood and guts, but represents who we have become as filmmakers.  Anyone who watches this film will see we've turned the page to the next chapter of Pretty People Pictures.

What people are saying

A man wakes up in a bathtub full of ice and blood. That’s the good news. We suppose one could say that this is a film about “productivity” — and we hope you don’t pack a lunch!
- Mitch Davis - Co-Director, Fantasia Film Festival

Well-directed and powerfully affective, is INCUBATOR (Jimmy Weber, USA).  A young man wakes up in a bathtub covered in ice, a huge scar on his side, and a note on the bathroom mirror that says "Thanks."  A brilliant set-up leading to an intense denouement that moves in a Cronenberg-like direction.
- Rue Morgue Magazine 

Bloody bathroom scenes with a tub of ice usually indicate a kidney or other organ has been removed. This short flips this type of horror story on its ear, by using the subject as an incubator. What is really interesting about this short is that there is a strong female presence without seeing the female transgressor. This is one of the most interesting shorts in the horror short program.
- Horror's Not Dead 

  Incubator takes the premise of the man waking up in a bathroom in a tub of ice and spins it on it’s head. Jimmy Weber did a nice job with it, keeping it at a good length to tell the story and get out just as you get a shock. - Film Threat 

I loved this flip-the-script take on the old kidney stealing fable. Though short in length, every second oozes tension as a man wakes up in a bathtub of ice and frantically attempts to get out of the hotel room he’s boarded into. Jimmy Weber zigs and zags through the small space of the hotel room, filling the viewer with a sense of claustrophobia and dread. Luke Sorge is only required to frantically dart around the room and scream bloody murder, but does so effectively. INCUBATOR is a damn cool short that will take you by surprise with its gory climax.
- Ain't It Cool News 

INCUBATOR is a great short film to open the Shorts Block with.  Just giving the viewer enough details to go with, this film is less than 10 minutes long and really does a great job of creating the mood and disgusting the audience in just the right way.
-Icons of Fright 

Awards - Wins

Best Colorado Short Film - Mile High Horror Film Festival
Best Micro Short Film - Fear Fete Horror Film Festival
Best Short Film Director (Jimmy Weber) - Fear Fete Horror Film Festival
Best Short Film Actor (Luke Sorge) - Fear Fete Horror Film Festival
Best Short Film Special Effects Make Up (Midian Crosby) - Maverick Movie Awards
Best Micro Short Film - Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
Best Short Film - Rhode Island Horror Film Festival
Killer Short - Killer Film Fest
Killer Actor (Luke Sorge) - Killer Film Fest
Killer SFX - Killer Film Fest
Audience Award - My Bloody Violent-tine Film Festival
Most Instense - Couch Fest Films 

Awards - Nominations

Best Short Film Director (Jimmy Weber) - Maverick Movie Awards
Best Short Film Actor (Luke Sorge) - Maverick Movie Awards
Best Editing - Maverick Movie Awards
Best Short Film - Shockfest
Best Monster Character - Shockfest
Best of Killer Film Fest - Killer Film Fest
Best Editing - Killer Film Fest 
Killer Sound Design - Killer Film Fest
Scared to Death - Killer Film Fest
Palm D'Gore - Knoxville Horror Film Festival
Honorable Mention - Narrative Short Category - Los Angeles Reel Film Festival

Festivals and Screenings

HORRORFEST | Denver, Colorado | April 15-17, 2011

PITTSBURGH HORROR FILM FESTIVAL | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 3-5, 2011.

FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL | Montreal, QC Canada | July 12 - August 7, 2011 | Small Gauge Trauma

Salt Lake City Film Festival |Salt Lake City, UT | August 18-21, 2011 | With THE BOOK 

Dragon*Con | Atlanta, Georgia | September 2 | Horror Block

Glen Rose Neo•Relix Film Festival | Glen Rose, Texas | September 2-4, 2011 | Terror Block

Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival | Gettysburg, PA | September 2-4, 2011 | Gateway Theater 

Atlanta Horror Film Festival | Atlanta, GA | September 15-17, 2011 | Horror Shorts One

TULSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | Tulsa, Oklahoma | September 22-25, 2011 | "Uninvited Visitors" Horror Shorts

Coney Island Film Festival | Coney Island, New York | September 22-25, 2011

Chicago Horror Film Festival | Chicago, Illinois | September 23-25, 2011

Fantastic Fest | Austin, Texas | September 22-29, 2011 | Short Fuse: Horror Shorts 

Shockerfest | Modesto, California | October 1-31, 2011

Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival | Big Bear, California | September 30 - October 2, 2011

Mile High Horror Film Festival | Denver, Colorado | October 7-9

Freak Show Horror Film Festival | Orlando, Florida | October 7-9, 2011

Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival | Washington, D.C. | October 13-16, 2011 

Telluride Horror Show | Telluride, Colorado | October 14-16, 2011 | With The Devil's Business

Screamfest | Los Angeles, California | October 14-23, 2011

Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival | Orange County, California | October 21-22, 2011

Fargo Fantastic Film Festival | Fargo, ND | October 21-23, 2011

Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival | Grand Rapids, Michigan | October 21-23, 2011

Celluloid Screams | Sheffield, United Kingdom | October 21-23, 2011

Knoxville Horror Film Fest | Knoxville, Tennessee | October 22-23, 2011

Carnage International Film Festival | Wilmington, North Carolina | October 23, 2011 

Horrorquest | Atlanta, Georgia | October 21-28

Flickers: Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival | Providence, Rhode Island | October 27-30, 2011 | With Scream 4 and Beg

New Orleans Horror Film Festival | New Orleans, Louisiana | October 28-30, 2011

Fear Fete Horror Film Festival | Baton Rouge, Louisiana | October 28-30, 2011

Starz Denver Film Festival | Denver, Colorado | November 2-13, 2011 

Killer Film Fest | Cambridge, Massachusetts | November 4-6, 2011 

Shockfest | Hollywood, California | November 18-19, 2011

Little Rock Horror Picture Show | Little Rock, Arkansas | February 17-19, 2012 

Nevermore Film Festival | Durham, North Carolina | February 17-19, 2012

My Bloody Violent-tine Film Festival | Denver, Colorado | February 18-19, 2012 

The Indie Horror Film Festival | Chicago, Illinois | March 23-25, 2012

Gasparilla International Film Festival | Tampa, Florida | March 29 - April 1, 2012

Rincon International Film Festival | Puerto Rico | April 10 - 15, 2012

Calgary Underground Film Festival | The Globe Cinema, Calgary | April 16-22, 2012

Indie Spirit Film Festival | Colorado Springs, Colorado | April 19-22, 2012

A Night of Horror International Film Festival | Syndney, Australia | March 22 - April 1, 2012

Bradford International Film Festival | Bradford, United Kingdom | April 19-29, 2012

Seattle International Film Festival | Seattle, Washington | May 17 - June 10, 2012

Watterfront Film Festival | Saugatuck, MI | June 14-17, 2012

Dark Matters Film Festival | Albuquerque, NM | June 30, 2012

Hollywood Shorts | Hollywood, California | Spring/Summer 2012

LA Bizarre Film Festival | Los Angeles, California | August 24, 2012