Monday, May 14, 2012
CHRISTIAN GUZMAN TWO VIEW
MIDNIGHT HORROR SHOW VHS 1987 AND LA CAMA
I received a email from Christian Guzman a little over a week ago to let me know that the latest episode of a short horror series is out titled VHS 1987. So I checked it out. Seeing that it was so short I decided to include one of Guzman's previous outings that he did with director Rudy Gold as well.
MIDNIGHT HORROR SHOW VHS 1987
Directed Rudy Gold
A birthday worth remembering...
Even though the short runs in at under one minute, it's one of the funnier shorts I've seen. Even though it's not the bloodiest or has the best story, which there really isn't one there, you know what it's about right away without having to be told. The glee from the kids faces and the way they're reacting to what is happening is the true horror in this short. Another good thing in this short is that there's not one bit of talking in it, just laughter from the four little girls as they watch what is happening before them not with terror or fear, but joy.
Directed by Rudy Gold and Christian Guzman
A man answers a strange phone call
Let me just first say that the story is for this is very interesting and could be used to go anywhere after the first story beat is used. Unfortunate for the short that the story doesn't go really anywhere after that first story beat. While something does happen at the end, you don't know what that thing is or what exactly happened. While the look of the short is supposed to to be reminiscent of the old grind house movies it fits that bill only half the time. While the old movies has a lot of splicing done to make them work, trying to replicate that look more than fifty times in less than five minutes only becomes distracting. Another drawback for the short is the sound usage. Loud noises when used right can be a great benefit to films, yet when the sound is also used too much it becomes annoying and takes away from the film the tension that they filmmakers were trying to build. While the short had so much potential, the execution of it made the short fail.
Birthday party surprise.
What about the bed?