Director Justin Nixon/USA/2016
A short stop motion sci fi story, written and directed by Justin Nixon that tells a warming story about a family of robots living in a desert dystopia. After a tragedy in the family they go to their local “church” to get help but ACCESS DENIED this spurs the family to discover the truth behind dark secret of the faith. On a small budget of $5000 raised by a Crowdfund, Nixon has created an extremely poignant story that displays strong will that doesn’t follow the the crowd and questions dogmatic views. It’s incredibly detailed and what stands out is that this futuristic robotic story is based in a wild west background with a strong theological core.
Rating : 7/10
R – Blackwater Gospel, TARBOY, Invention of Love
Dir: David Sandberg/??/2013
Its taken me some time to write about this, mostly due to the deep psychological effect that this horror short has had on me. I wouldn’t say that I scare easily and it’s not that I’m afraid but the entity that you encounter in this film certainly does leave a lasting impression.
When you’re young and getting used to the dark nights, thinking that night lights are for babes, you probably spent as least one sleepless night huddling under the covers with your imagination running wild about malevolent creatures out there to get you!! This film took me right back there.. It’s a very simple story and one that has been doing the rounds on sleepovers, creepypastas and all sorts.
Utilising in just a few minutes, two rooms and minimal equipment and one actress, and using no dialogue, David F Sandberg has managed to create one of the scariest films ever. Why do you think it’s so scary?? Maybe I’m just a wimp?!