I can’t keep anything sweet in my apartment. A bag of chocolate chip cookies or red licorice that is meant to last a week (or two) is always gone in a single evening. Naturally, others have different types of overindulgences.
The heroine of writer-director Jono Freedrix’s bright yet powerful horror comedy short Malafafone is such a case. Her pre-date beauty regimen soon takes a turn for the excessive. Of course, while this is presented in fun, Freedrix also makes a powerful point here about society’s rigorous beauty standards and their effects on the people, mainly women of all backgrounds and types, who have no hope of truly being able to prescribe to them.
Accented by excessively cheery lighting and vibrant music by Scott Hampton, Malafafone is also helped immeasurably by the perky, slightly demented performances of Lesley Shannon and Andy Baldeschwiler. Alan Rowe Kelly’s grizzly special effects and make-up, meanwhile, add just the right amount of unbridled horror to the proceedings, as well.
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Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!
Horror shorts are a variable bunch – some have great effects, others have a great concept. Many don’t come together as one delicious whole, though.
But with My Facebook, written, directed, edited and scored by the openly gay Carl Kelsch, viewers soon discover thatsomething that starts with a fairly traditional opening can, ultimately, contain some gruesome, comic gold.
Acted with winking restraint by Christina Marie Thokey and Laurence Thokey, Jr., this tale of a first date overrun by one participant’s social media obsession is fun, clever and contains an ending that will make your very follicles bristle with delight.
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Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!