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Death in Charge (2009)

Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy, Horror | April 2009 (USA)
In the tradition of E.C. Horror Comics, this cautionary tale examines life through the eyes of Death who gets derailed when an impatient single Mom carelessly mistakes the scythe-carrying ... See full summary »

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... Baby Sitter / Death
... Uncle Sean
Chelsea Chalfa ... Cellmate
Kylie Chalfa ... Whitney
Bart Fletcher ... Brad
... Officer Jeff
Britt Logan ... Debbie (as Brittany Carson)
Mayah Schwiebert ... Firefly Girl
... Officer Bill
... Sandy
Caroline Timm ... Aunt Sarah
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In the tradition of E.C. Horror Comics, this cautionary tale examines life through the eyes of Death who gets derailed when an impatient single Mom carelessly mistakes the scythe-carrying cloaked one for her tardy babysitter and leaves Death to care for her precocious 9-year-old daughter. Written by Devi Snively

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Don't tell mom the babysitter's death.

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Short | Fantasy | Horror

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Not Rated
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Wonderfully comic and tragic!
1 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

Death in Charge marks yet another milestone for Writer/Directrix Devi Snively. I was privileged to meet Devi both at Burbank Int. Film Festival as well as London Sci-Fi. She very kindly gave me a copy of the film as I had posted my own film to her. Anyways moving swiftly on ...

Death in Charge is a bleakly comic and rather tragic film. It follows the Grim Reaper who has inadvertently been drawn into looking after a young child for the evening, co-incidentally after bumping off the babysitter first. This opening forms the basis of the plot and the resulting humour of the film.

Production values for the film are flawless. It looks hyper real in places, with judicious use of bright pastel colours and very hard to spot CG effects. In addition to this, a common fault I see with most short films is not present here ... bad sound. Effects are well done and use of music is well tailored to the scenes.

I can't really comment more without spoiling the film. Devi's own website (I think) has details of where it's playing next. I highly recommend you go see it! It's certainly one of the few films i've ever asked for a copy of!

Bravo Devi! I hope someone gives you some money for a feature soon!


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