Winter's Blood ★★★½

if you, like me, desperately miss that eerie stag-man from hannibal, you'll be pleased to know that he is alive and well and thriving in this taut little 4 minute independent horror short! though that's not a ton of time to establish the diegetic world and characters, filmmaker parker brennon and team make the most out of it using vivid lighting and ominous visual cues: the chime of the grandfather clock, the primal dread of a stag skull, the crimson of holly berries juxtaposed against the icy-blue winter all portend something otherworldly is coming, and there will be blood. WINTER'S BLOOD, THAT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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