Some friends had a film entitled “The Vile” entered into the 1998 Luther College Film Festival. I helped a bit on the sound mixing, but wasn’t otherwise involved in the production.
It could be said that the title was a play on words concerning a vial being chased throughout the film. Those various people chasing it behave in a, well, ‘vile’ manner.
You can view the short film below (Note: To view full screen, click on the button to the left of the volume):
Note: A newly-added title card is slightly cut off in this online presentation, but the entire video itself is presented complete in its original 4:3 aspect ratio glory.