Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
The film is just that- an exercise in horror. Poorly executed, sure, but this is technically a film. I commend the filmmakers that they got a crew and cast together and finished this, but, it's just of the worst quality. We've seen it all before. And it's like it was shot with a $300 consumer miniDV camera. What I did enjoy, I really enjoyed- the creepy horror music and the DVD case- they both get A's. The campfire scene with the country singer was strange. The 'waking up and the killer is sitting outside' was weird. So was the scene with the director as sheriff walking through the forest with the reaper creeping around. The sped up footage of the woman getting in the boat (verged on Benny Hill territory there). And the creeper's shack... I could go on and on. This film is an inspiration to would-be horror auteur's because you too can pull off something like this.
No doubt this gave the cast/crew a couple weekends of fun to pull off, but it needs to be better all around.
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