Nightcap | Film Threat
Feb 1, 2023
Running at three and a half minutes, Nicole de Meneses’ horror short, Nightcap, gets right to the point.
After what appears to be a successful date, Lina (Veronica LaVery) invites J (Jiz Lee) into her apartment for a “nightcap.” Unbeknownst to the pair, there is a stalker (Jay Drake) just lurking out of view. Inside, Lina asks J to get some glasses from the kitchen as she gets into something more comfortable. While in the state of undress, Lina is confronted by the stalker.
“While in the state of undress, Lina is confronted by the stalker.”
Look, it’s not easy reviewing a very short short film like Nightcap, but here it goes. Writer-director Nicole de Meneses made a DIY short made on the cheap. That said, the filmmaker does a fantastic job giving her movie the look and cinematic feel of the old exploitation horror films of the 1960s and 70s. She accomplishes this thanks to the clever use of filters. Speaking of exploitation, as Lina, Veronica LaVery is very sexy. You’ll have to see it to know what I mean.
Like a good horror short, a button at the end gives this eerie tale the perfect, logical punchline. As brief as this is, writer/director Nicole de Meneses makes excellent use of every second of Nightcap. It really is the perfect movie for any film festival.
For screening information about Nightcap, visit the Dark Rainbow Films website.
Publisher: Source link
A Brush of Violence | Film Threat
I think we all know that artists are cut from a different cloth than the rest of us “normies.” One of these differences is in the perception of life/death. Writer-director Daniel Lawrence Wilson’s short film, A Brush of Violence, takes us…
Mar 29, 2023
The Burial | Film Threat
Writer-director Michael Escalante’s The Burial is always hiding something. Thankfully, what is slowly unearthed is not as drab or derivative as simply a reanimated corpse or an abstract curse, but instead something novel and thematically compelling. With the aid of a clever…
Mar 29, 2023
Asante Blackk & Luis Guzmán Elevate A Touching Drama [SXSW]
Directed by Aristotle Torres from a screenplay in partnership with Bonsu Thompson, Story Ave is elevated by the special relationship crafted between its main characters. It doesn’t tell a fresh story, but in Torres and Thompson’s capable hands, the narrative…
Mar 28, 2023
Pay Or Die | Film Threat
SXSW Film Festival 2023 REVIEW! Pay Or Die, directed by Rachael Dyer and Scott Alexander Ruderman, is about the impossible dilemma many Americans face: pay exorbitant prices for insulin regularly and risk financial ruin, or pay higher hospital bills when sick…
Mar 28, 2023