It's the Christmas season. Mrs. Goulisz, the ornery landlady of a rooming house, is certain that she can hear Roy arguing with someone in his room late at night. She is angry because if there is someone else staying in his room, he needs to pay additional rent. When she goes up to Roy's room, she sees no one besides Roy, who vows that there is no one else in his room and that he's just talking to himself. Leaving Roy's room, Mrs. Goulisz still hears Roy and the other voice having an argument which comes to a conclusion. But when she goes up to investigate once more, she finds that Roy was telling the truth in that no one else was in the room, but she also learns "who" belonged to that other voice. Written by
A short dark fantasy/SciFi vignette. On the background of rental apartments run by a nasty old lady and weird tenants terrified of her wrath, a story of split personality- mind vs body, intellect vs worldly passions, is narrated. The witch landlady armed with a baseball bat, hearing what seems to her as an argument between Roy and a putative illegal sub-tenant in Roy's apartment, trudges upstairs to investigate and threaten Roy. I don't want to spoil your viewing by telling you who wins. Excellent photography (shot through the AC vent!) and nifty special effects. The best feature is creating a dark,if somewhat tongue-in-cheek, atmosphere. The background for opening titles and credits are particularly good and will do well in full-length fantasy movie.I have seen young folks watching it over and over. Definitely worth seeing, especially if you're under twenty five.
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