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The Strange Ones (2011)

A man and a boy, traveling to an unknown destination, find respite in a motel swimming pool. On the surface all seems normal, but nothing is quite what it seems to be.
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Credited cast:
David Call ... Man
Tobias Campbell ... Boy
Merritt Wever ... Girl
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A man and a boy, traveling to an unknown destination, find respite in a motel swimming pool. On the surface all seems normal, but nothing is quite what it seems to be.

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English

Release Date:

20 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Catskill, New York, USA

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The Strange Ones: Dire stuff
27 January 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I watched the feature length 2017 movie first not aware that it was based upon this short created by the same folk.

It's essentially a single scene from what would later be a movie revolving around the odd relationship between a man and boy.

I considered the movie to be one of the worst films I'd seen in years and therefore going into the original short I had very low expectations.

Alike it's big brother this is unnerving, directionless and poor on so very many levels.

The Strange Ones makes a fantastic companion piece to the movie, a perfect recommendation to anyone you wish ill against.

The Good:

It was very short

The Bad:

Had no purpose

Unsettling

Things I Learnt From This Short:

Of all the shorts to be turned into a feature length movie THIS is the one that makes it!


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