It’s been a bit since the Projectionist or myself have had the free time to share a good horror related TV show or movie outside of those we discuss on the Saturday Frights Podcast…or even a frightening short film for that matter.
I’m going to try and make up for that with this spooky little offering entitled The Smiling Man. It is a seven minute short focusing on a little girl who notices something amiss occurring in her home…like the discovery of brightly colored balloons in the hallway and stairwell attached to plastic wrapped…things…like a doll head and sticks and what might be chicken bones.
The short was written and directed as well as edited by AJ Briones, who after watching this creepfest – which is indeed enjoyably disturbing, I think just needs to get a contract to start making horror films or at the very least be allowed to transform this short film into a feature length offering. I know the Projectionist wouldn’t approve of my choosing a short from 2015 but I’ve said it before and I will say it again, there is nothing more retro than horror…especially when it taps into those fears we had in our youth of the unknown.
So turn off the lights and lean a little closer to your monitor as we pay a visit to The Smiling Man on Saturday Frights!
[Via] AJ Briones