Well hello there, strangers. Yes I know, I have been gone awhile, but let me explain!!! Slasher FilmWorks, of which ReelBloody is a part, is in the process of producing what we hope will be a hit TV series here in the near future. It is called Southern Soul Searchers, look it up on Facebook and LIKE that page if you would. If you are a horror or paranormal fan, I think you will love the show's premise. However, it’s not an excuse. It is time that ReelBloody started delivering the goods to you guys again.
So, this week we got to check out a short film titled Squib. This film is both written and directed by Sydney Clara Brafman. The premise of the film is that two friends, Shaun (played by Luke Bond) and Mac (played by Miles Arcan), decide to make a low budget horror film, but rather than go about in the traditional filmmaking way, they do things their own way. Long story short, these dudes are pretty fucked up...but I like it. I do not want to give much more of the film away because being a short, it would be very easy to spoil it, and that is exactly what I do not want to do.
Time for my breakdown! Here we go...
Acting: Of course the very first thing I pay attention to is the acting itself. The cast here did a good job. Would I say the acting was amazing? No, but I promise you that I have seen a lot worse over the years, so the acting was good enough to keep me engaged and never had any urge to stop the film.
Story: The story was solid. It was not anything out of the ordinary, but it was very good and I would love to see a full feature with the same premise. Good job on the story, guys!
Ending: When doing a short, it is usually tough to wrap it up in a strong way, but I believe Sydney Clara Brafman did a good job of ending this one. I will say the ending makes me want more...that is all I will say about it.
Well, there you have it: a short film with decent acting, good story, and a solid ending. It is not the greatest film I have ever seen, however, it may be one of the top three shorts I have taken the time to check out. Great job to the writer, cast, and crew....job very well done and I hope to see more work from you all!!!!
I will give Squib 6.5 of 10 cleavers. If this were a full feature that kept the same momentum, it maybe could reach the 7-cleaver spot. I recommend checking out Squib if you get a chance to!!!