One bad guy discovers that moving up in a crime ring has its downsides. Just as his new career starts, it might already be coming to an end. He'll either have to set an example or become ... See full summary »
The reference to the film Deathproof may be there from the very start in the cool opening titles, however this is much more of a horror short than anything else. Apparently based on a Japanese legend of a ghost that haunts public toilets, this short is really one very contained situation. Like many horrors, we do not get much in the way of character development, but at least in this short we do not have to pretend that we do so we jump right into the setup and delivery.
To say too much more about the plot is pointless, since really it is over as soon as it begins, so no need to elaborate too much. The camera work means the film looks good while riding in the car, gliding over a stall, or providing jump scares (as it does several times in the short running time). The concept may be silly, but somehow it sells it probably by virtue of how fast it moves. In the end it is this that makes it work, because the next tense moment or jump scare is only a second or two away. I suspect as a bigger feature the concept may be too daft (although they made the video tape work as a device) but this small scene does what it needs to do and gets out with style.
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