This story is similar to “The Bad Seed”, so there is an underlying creepiness there. The music was disconcerting and I added a girl humming and giggling.
They had asked me to animate the lollipop into the pieces. I realized that no matter what I did, it would still look fabricated, and would look cheesy. I did have a shot of the lollipop whole and the same one cracked as it is on the cover. I started whole, then slowly zoomed in, then you suddenly hear a crunch (which is actually the sound of someone biting a lollipop), and you see the shattered sucker. Pan back to reveal the cover and you’re sufficiently freaked out.