The children’s book that always felt like a subversive ode to 80s-era greed, “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie,” has been warped and twisted by the Gritty Reboots team. Now instead of a friendly mouse wanting to draw and get a straw and a haircut, we have a dark Se7en-esque film about a demon mouse who requires much of his host. Too much, perhaps.
Perfectly timed for Halloween, Gritty Reboots has created one of the most haunting and beautifully shot visuals that should stick with you well into the Christmas season. I’ve got to remember to stop leaving crumbs about … eventually something like this is bound to happen to me.