There Is No Such Thing is a short horror video from Drew Daywalt. A woman is tucking her daughter in at night and tells her that the boogeyman doesn’t really exist.
Director Drew Daywalt says: “The funny thing about this one is that it started out as a jump-out-boo-scare kind of thing. But I’ve outgrown those kinds of scare tactics and wanted something more awful. In my original draft of the script, I just had the mother checking under the bed, and then she finally puts her foot down and doesn’t check for a monster and leaves the room, but this one time she doesn’t check, there’s the monster, and it’s going to eat her daughter and she didn’t check. Total parent anxiety fears. But then as we were filming, actress Azure Parsons, who plays the mother, jokingly suggested that she looks under the bed, sees the monster and doesn’t do anything to save her daughter. We laughed and then I thought, that’s amazing. What a horrible mom. And that’s how we came to this one. And the villain switched from the creature to the mother.”