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A Little Dead

USA 2022
produced by
Mike McDonald, Ben Richardson (executive) for Midnight Visions Film Works, BRI Productions
directed by Ben Richardson
starring Jack C. Hays, Eden McGuire, Ben Richardson, Debbi Tucker, Judy Triana
story by Ben Richardson, Mike McDonald, screenplay by Ben Richardson, music by Brandon Blanchard

short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Grandma (Debbi Tucker) has passed away not too long ago, and now Hailey (Eden McGuire) and Kevin (Ben Richardson) come to check on their grandpa (Jack C. Hays) - to find the house in disarray, and then they ask about grandpa's housekeeper Rosa (Judy Triana) he gets very evasive, just claiming he's "around" - whatever that might mean. He also claims that grandma's just "a little dead", which again leaves Hailey and Kevin clueless. And speaking of clueless, grandpa's nightly ritual to fill up three glasses to distribute them round the table and forbidding anybody to touch them until they're finished sure raises an eyebrow as well. But to find out the story behind that, one only has to touch one of the glasses - and live (or die) with the consequences ...

 

There's not a lot happening in this short of roughly 15 minutes, and it seems even more of the movie's backstory is kept completely in the dark - and both only contributes to the creepiness of the film, it's the utter lack of action or explanations that creates its atmosphere of unease, that gives one the indication that something's wrong long before the movie's twist ending. And like in good old fashiones short stories or indeed the best episodes of the classic Twilight Zone, this twist ending really packs a punch, making this a great watch.

 

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