The story of creation, of the Garden of Eden and the fiery Hell of revelations are, as old as the hills, and while Jorge Jaramillo has used these themes in his disturbing horror, you can’t deny that he’s given them a new sickly edge in a twisted universe.
Continue reading Short Movie Roundup 09 January 2022
A ton of cover at work and crippling back pain has kept me from presenting a decent list this week, but I managed to watch the Tiger King, so that’s something.. Right?
Reaping Asmodeia: Of Talons and Teeth
I’m chucking this into the mix, it’s a music video but it’s from the amazing director Anthony Cousins who made one of my all time favourite shorts, When Susurrus Stirs. and he also made the following short… Continue reading Short Movie Roundup 6 September 2020
Continuing with the meld of short movies and other short videos including creepy pastas etc.. Hopefully widening these little slots will help widen your horizons too.
At first I wasn’t really sold by this idea and had to watch this short twice to really appreciate it’s message. Opening with the idea of a zombie/infected outbreak in the woods the movie quickly cuts to an unassuming unattached story of a crime scene cleanup, a dedicated and sensitive woman runs a clean up team but as her partner runs from the house she has to get a new guy in quickly, but the man who turns up has a weird taste for the job. As the story breaks down our perceptions of people’s differences are under the spotlight as the characters adjust to each other’s quirks but the kicker comes at the end when it goes a step further and forces us to rethink how we treat people who are down and out.
There’s more going on under the cover of blood sucking and flesh eating than the average horror, it becomes a mechanism to really question a materialistic society, where does charity really start with us realising we’re all in this together? I think it could spark something more dynamic if extended into a feature length movie. Continue reading Short Movie Roundup 23 August 2020
Coming of age during a Zombie apocalypse is pretty hard, but dealing with the bleak Swedish winter as a young boy alone with his mother doesn’t really bolster the situation. Still the duo soldier on until they find an abandoned car by the side of the road with supplies and just enough petrol to get them to safety, but the mother finds two of the owners in the forest but something or someone appears to be missing.
It’s not earth shatteringly new, watching the pair stagger through the ice, it’s easy to see where the film is driving the narrative to, but it’s so well filmed and acted it’s a pleasure to watch, but could have done with a bit more of a rousing score. Continue reading Shorts Roundup May 5 2019
Sorry again for missing out last weeks list..When I started doing shorts I never imagined myself getting caught up in a series, especially as I don’t generally watch series, but when they are under 10 minute segments it’s less of a hardship! Also if you’re aware of any shorts that I really should have covered by now, please leave a message or tweet at me.
Beginning if a young girl watching a vintage movie and eating cookies, this movie slowly transitions into something a little bit more sinister when the little darling has raided the cookie jar too much and the cuddly bear cookie jar is soon replaced by a freaky clown head container and things begin to get a touch more elaborate in the artistic fear department.
There’s a mouthwatering display of well composed atmospherics, creepy sounds and peculiar camera trickery that all enhance this spooky story until it’s WTF ending. I’d say is a really accomplished short and hopefully the little girl involved will go on to do more.
A one minute short film doesn’t leave much room for messing around and this get straight to the grot. A woman is stalked by a monster while cradling her baby, year later the sacred survivor lays a trap for the monster..
It’s amazing how quickly a point and plot can be brought on in a movie, yet so many directors try to waste my time.. *rolls* eyes. Definitely some talent here Continue reading Short Roundup 14 April 2019