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A Short Film by Anastasia Norenko

scratch scratch is a horror short film that anastasia created during the covid-19 pandemic based off THE FAIRY TALE BY ALEXANDER AFANASYEV "THE BEAR, THE DOG AND THE CAT". IT WAS AN OFFICIAL SELECTION AT THE 2021 RUSSIAN INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM AWARDS.

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Inspiration Behind the Film

Norenko wrote Scratch Scratch in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic and thus only had a chance to make it at home with her family members as actors.

"I thought it would be a good idea to use one of the Russian folk tales that my grandfather told me many times when I was a child as a plot for my short film", Norenko said. "In this film I tried to recreate the image and atmosphere of Russian folklore, as well as use some of the horror film tropes to set the right tone of the story".

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