Sunday, November 24, 2019
Blood in the Snow 2019 Shorts 5:LIASON, HOUSEKREEPING, VIDEO VENGEANCE, DEMON X and SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
A woman makes sure the man who fills her mind never bothers her again. Okay short suffers in comparison to the other shorts at BITS.
A maid at a hotel runs into a another group of people working the location but with a darker purpose. A good creepy film doesn't stick the landing and kind of wastes a good idea. On the other hand the sense of dread that fill most of the film can't be beat.
Two girls at a video store deal with a snide customer. An interesting idea goes out of control with larger implications that the short run time can't quite handle successfully (This should have been longer)
An exorcist who is actually devil spawn fights for humanity. This is actually a long web series should be cut together into a feature film and not a series of five minute episodes. Forgive me for complaining but the story is good enough that the the episodes work against it and don't allow it to build momentum. I went through the episodes on line and was delighted. This is a really good feature film broken up into parts.
SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
In order to cheer up her brother after the death of their mother a young woman throws a Halloween Party and it all goes wrong when uninvited guests show up. Gruesome horror film scores points by moving like the wind and giving us a chance to do more than scream repeatedly. I am tempted to say expand it but frankly the pacing here is so dead on perfect it would be a sin to ruin it. One of my favorites at Blood in the Snow.