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An ordinary day starts horribly for the character when he receives some bad news. It changes his life right away. Everything would go wrong from that moment on. But can things get even worse?

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Pablo Absento

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Pablo Absento (story), Pablo Absento
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Credited cast:
Justin Berti ... The Man
Atsuya Kodama Atsuya Kodama ... Sam
Tensei Sugahara Tensei Sugahara ... The Creature
Nigel van der Grijspaarde Nigel van der Grijspaarde ... Mr. Sutherland (voice)
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For reasons unknown, a desperate for work father receives on the phone the worst news possible. The down-on-his-luck man will ask for a second chance, he will plead for mercy and even beg, but sadly, there isn't much he can do. However, after an unfortunate encounter deep in the lush woods, what seemed like the end of the world, will be nothing compared to the hell that anxiously awaits. Written by Nick Riganas

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The Man: Tell me where I made a mistake and I'll make it up...
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Bad news Bridge
16 September 2015 | by TGGeeksSee all my reviews

We screened this short at the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in San Diego. We also had the immense pleasure of speaking with the filmmaker, Pablo Absento, who flew all the way form Japan to be in attendance.

Japanese influenced horror about a ghost/demon hunting a man who has just received bad news. His day is getting worse! Good effects help to raise the tension combined with excellent cinematography, make this film a great experience. There is clearly more to this story, which we would love to see filmed and according to the filmmaker, it appears that there is another film in the works. What helps this film is the borrowing of classic Japanese horror element, but wrapping it up in a modern "western" way of storytelling.

Sometimes in horror, especially of the supernatural variety, it is what you don't see more than what you do see and this film is no exception to that rule. The creep factor really is in the stuff you don't get to directly witness.

It is definitely worth watching. We are definitely going to be on the lookout for more.


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Saitama, Japan

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