Tough police officer Johan van de Veer wakes up startled one night in his policecar by the noice of two brats disrupting the offical communication channel. When the prank turns into a ...
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Tough police officer Johan van de Veer wakes up startled one night in his policecar by the noice of two brats disrupting the offical communication channel. When the prank turns into a serious cry for help, the connection is lost and the boys find themselves in need.
Johan tries to get in contact with the boys again, in vain. When (for some inexplicable reason) the cars navigation system shows the location of an old movie theater, Johan decides to take a look
By reaching his destination and entering the cinema, returning to his old familiar life will never be possible. Whilst the prank turns into a psychological game between life and death, for the first time in life his toughness into agony.
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spooky and atmospheric
A short (well, very short) horror movie from the Netherlands. It's a nice little shocker : protagonist Jos Smit gives a fine, natural performance and the scare potential of an empty cinema house is exploited to the maximum. I'm adding some extra stars for the direction, which slowly, gradually builds up suspense and tension to the point where the viewer jumps out of his/her chair when the postman rings at the door. (I can say this honestly, as the postman did indeed interrupt my viewing. The "ddrring !" sound of the doorbell almost made me fly to the ceiling.)
There's another reason to be generous with the rating stars. I gather that this movie was made by novices, on a shoestring budget. Pretty good news : if these young people can make a short this good for the price of a wedding reception, what won't they be able to deliver after they've grown in years, experience and (hopefully) prosperity ? There's quite a lot of promise here.
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