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I first found out about "Last Halloween," a short film from director John Stewart Muller, while Googling around for info about "The Last Halloween," the obscure TV special. The short was written by and co-stars Leslie Andrews, the talented star of "Sick Girl," a movie I have to defend way too frequently and should probably get around to reviewing eventually. The short features a couple arguing and breaking up following a Halloween party. Experienced horror short viewers will spend the run time waiting for the kicker. What's the morbid twist on this otherwise simply dramatic seeming material? Leslie Andrews charms me in everything I've seen her in. The same goes for this, even if Andrews has very little to work with. Kit Williamson is a lot less interesting as the foul-mouth, philandering boyfriend. Director Muller is clearly a horror fan, slipping music from "Suspiria" and a poster of "The Thing" into the short. At only six minutes long, a bit too much of this is spent on the opening dance scenes. Of course, indie shorts like this hang on their last minute shock. "Last Halloween" has a pretty good one. It's funny and morbidly amusing, probably more so then the rest of the film. Is "Last Halloween" worth checking if you're not a Leslie Andrews fan? Probably not. Eh.
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