Snow-covered rural USA: Martha (Elise Rovinsky) arrives home from a
doing her routine shopping, only to find her daughter on the kitchen floor
- dead. And her assailant (Ryan G.Metzger), an obvious lunatic, is still
leaning over her, scalping her, then using the scalp as some sort of hat.
Martha drops everything - unfortunately including her cellphone and
carkeys -, and that attracts the attention of the madman, who now comes
after her, a mad grin in his face.
Making her getaway through the
seemingly endless snowcovered countryside, Martha finally manages to hide
from the lunatic in a shack in the middle of nowhere, and once she's sure
she has shaken him, she makes her way to her neighbour's house ... to find
her lieing on the floor, dead, and next to her the very same madman that
has slain and scalped her daughter, soaking up the neighbour's blood with
a banana and eating the banana. Weirdly enough, the madman is wearing
different clothes and seems to have washed the blood off his face since
the last encounter ...
Again, Martha can't help but draw his attention
to her, but when he comes after her this time, she hides in the workshed
and arms herself with various everyday tools.
here to open the Spoiler Pop-up!
one had to sum up this film in one word, it would probably be
"macabre". This is a 9-minute movie that doesn't waste any time
on explanations (and actually doesn't feature any dialogue) but tries to
find just the right balance between suspense filmmaking and gruesome
details in a skeletal horror story that features quite a few unexpected
plottwists along the way ... and the film actually succeeds, too.
is actually a really nice and effective genre short - recommended, too!