''don't you understand? I am the new recreational program director.''
The premise is great... two crazy guys in an absurdist post-apocalypse talk about the aftereffects of a great unseen war, and gradually more sci-fi elements are revealed to the viewer, culminating in a grisly demise for one of the characters.
Unfortuately, at 12 minutes it's just far too long.
Cut it down by half and we could have a really nifty little short film. As is though, From the Drain is twice as long (and twice as boring) as it needs to be.
The lighting was nice, at least.
If nothing else, From the Drain is worth watching to see a crude, foetal form of what would later develop into Cronenberg's trademark vein of malignant comedy.