Here's a short animated film that has us in stitches. An astronaut ventures to Alpha-9 to kill the terrible alien beast that lives there. What happens next is unexpected—and also hilariously macabre.

The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9! was Jake Armstrong's School of Visual Arts graduation film. This isn't the first time that Armstrong has earned our admiration; he also helped make the haunting and tender short film Mountain Ash.

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