I’ll be honest with you, when I first saw the poster image above for Microcinema I was already getting ready for disappointment. Luckily I was wrong, and honestly I really should know better than to judge a book by its cover, or a short film by its promo poster, as the case may be. My initial reservations did not immediately go away however. The first couple minutes of this jackass sitting on his cozy chair with his shitty mask and highlighted bangs wasn’t exactly reassuring. But once he got off the chair and into the woods it was all good.
Microcinema is an interesting little six-minute horror short from writer/director Skip Shea. It focuses on a man who has obsessed with snuff films that decides to do a little filmmaking himself.
From the press release –
“Microcinema” is the story of Peter Martell, a highly educated well-to-do young man with a lot of free time on his hands. He spends this time watching snuff films. One day he makes the bold decision to cross the line from observer to participant, aspiring to bring a philosophical element to his own kind of snuff films. Ready to go to work, he tracks his first victim into a haunted New England wood, where the line between participant and observer takes a different turn.
A different turn indeed! The second half certainly makes this short worth watching. I don’t want to spoil anything for you (I really, really do… but I won’t…) Microcinema is available to watch for a reasonable 99 cents HERE. So don’t be a stick in the butt and check it out… ooooooohhh…
Microcinema rates 2 and a half out of 5 Screaming Jamies