Shia LaBeouf Directs a 'Maniac' (Not a Bar Fight)

[caption id="attachment_39822" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Getty Images"]Shia LaBeouf[/caption]What he really wants to do is direct. It's true; "Transformers" star Shia LaBeouf has saddled into the director's seat.

His short film, "Maniac," stars Scott Mescudi and Chris Palko, and tells the story of a film crew that follows two serial killers documenting their exploits. Dark may be an understatement here. The story opens Tarantino-style, with our killers chowing down at a diner while planning their night's ... uh ... "work." By minute two the first two victims are brutally murdered. By minute four the next two go down. And so on and so on.

Like a bad car wreck, it's hard to look away (which might mean it's ... good?) but it's definitely not for the faint of heart. Check it out, if you dare, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting. Just don't say we didn't warn you.