My latest horror short has hit YouTube! It's a four-minute nightmare, filled with snow and saturated colors. Jonathan Snipes (composer of Starry Eyes, Room 237, and Below the Trees) created the music. Drop us a rating here on Letterboxd, after you watch 🖤 youtu.be/_1n-rQxrYNM
This anthology doesn't feature a wrap-around story, so I'm going through each short one by one.
A Carrie-esque short, where a bunch of bullies gang up on the "weird" girl. They call her "maxipad" 🙄 The protagonist has a crush on her swim coach, and she brings him a special Valentine's Day gift at the end of the story. I didn't love the screenplay, but this short's well directed and features music by Jonathan Snipes 🖤
St. Patrick's Day…
I've walked this earth for 27 years and only today, thanks to friend Tony the Terror, did I discover that the director of Night of the Comet's feature-film debut was a reimagining of Carnival of Souls!! For anybody who's ever visited my Letterboxd profile, you know Carnival of Souls is my favorite film of all time. Sole Survivor even contains echoes of other films I adore, such as It Follows, Let's Scare Jessica to Death, and Messiah of Evil. Many…
Cast Away meets Creature from the Black Lagoon? Tonight, I watched yet another Blumhouse movie set on an island. Kiersey Clemons gives a great performance in the lead role and is easy to root for. A bunch of white people keep washing ashore and making her life more difficult, so it’s possible to uncover an interesting racial allegory. The relationships between our hero and the characters who arrive in the raft are especially ripe for analysis. On the other hand, you could simply enjoy this story as an exciting creature feature and tale of survival! It’s on Netflix.