Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Shorts: DERAILED


Paris is known as the city of love and lights, but after viewing this short from Nicolas Simonin, they're not too shabby in the horror department either.



Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Shorts: WEREWOLVES



Hadn't planned on showcasing back to back werewolf shorts but since I'm going to be blogging about some recent feature length films (Late Phases: Night of the Lone Wolf, Wolves), it seemed appropriate. The comedy is also a nice change of pace from the other stuff I've posted.







Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Powers: A PlayStation Original Series | Episode 1


Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective, who had his own powers taken from him, investigates crimes involving superhumans along with his partner.

The first episode of the graphic novel adaptation is up on youtube. I believe this was in development at FX for while but it never got past the pilot. While I'm surprised it's coming from the Playstation Network, I really shouldn't be. Everyone's trying to get into the content business these days. I hear overstock.com has stuff in the works -- seriously.

Pacing seemed a little off to me but pilots are difficult beasts so stuff like that happens. Reminds me of  a grittier Heroes. Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward work well off each other as the leads. The budget is supposedly comparable to House of Cards, Breaking Bad, and Orange is the New Black. However, last time I checked, characters weren't flying, teleporting, or firing energy blasts on those shows. Something to keep an eye on over the 10 episode run. You have wonder how long this superhero bubble will last but with stuff like this and the upcoming Daredevil series on Netflix, I reckon it might be a while longer...
 




Sunday, March 08, 2015

Sunday Shorts: LUNA


This film from writer/director Antonio Perez won Best Short at Screamfest a few years back. The minimal dialogue really complements the escalating tension. Would love to see it as a feature.



Sunday, March 01, 2015

Sunday Shorts: Attic Panic


Here's another short from from David F. Sanberg and Lotta Losten. Unlike See You Soon, this runs longer than 15 seconds. What I like here is the quick set up and the lack of dialogue. The ending isn't too hard to figure out, but it's still satisfying.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Shorts: No mires ahí / Don't look there


Marta goes back to her mother’s house to stay a few days with her little sister. The girl’s weird behavior and the latent memory of a sad event will lead Marta to suspect that the house is being haunted by an uncanny presence.

I usually post shorts under 10 minutes because they tend to drag after that, but I like the atmosphere created by director Daniel Romero. It's also nice to see a ghost story with some character depth.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday Shorts: BREATHE


This short from Toby Meakins is a perfect example of how the best twists are the ones we should have seen coming.

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