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I thought Id stick a review up of this as no one else had. I watched it on Fearnet (which I've just recently discovered has many little short horror flicks to watch for free) and its probably one of the less predictable ones up there. Im not sure if you can see it anywhere else as it said on the site (at time of writing) that its exclusive to there.
The film is just over ten minutes long and it begins with a middle-aged man leaving his daughter (Im guessing) asleep in the car in some suburban residential area at the side of the road. He quietly steps outside and proceeds to chalk a line (of which there are many there already) along the road for some distance to a large house which we are lead to believe is a drop in for some unknown drug use.
On entering the house, there are already two other middle-aged men there (slightly worse for wear) sitting on a sofa, and our man is made to sit down while being handed some kind of huge organic sticky spliff. He puts it to his lips and takes a big drag. We then see him drift off and imagine he is splashing around in the sea intercut with scenes of him walking around in some smoke covered land.
Something goes wrong however, and we then see him lying on the chair bleeding around the mouth in what appears to be an overdose. The drug dealers in the house quickly bundle him up and drag him outside, carrying him back to his car (following the chalk trails) and leaving him there. While this is going on we see a huge fetus standing in a room looking like it is attached to the sticky giant spliff in place of an umbilical cord. An obvious indication of where our man is right now inside his head.
The final scene is his daughter waking up in the back seat from her sleep, and poking her father from behind to try and wake him up. Hes still lying bloodied and unconscious however...
The film isn't bad at all for a short. And its much different than most of the shorts on Fearnet. I reckon I might have missed a few elements of it on first watch so I intend to watch it again. But its very well directed and quite atmospheric in its presentation. A fine little surreal kind of tale conveyed in just ten minutes.
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