We are constantly looking for new and different films when it comes to bringing you the best in genre entertainment. Short films are often where you find the most exciting new filmmakers taking chances, yet most audiences don’t seek them out. With that in mind, we will be showcasing a short film each week in an effort to give a signal boost to shorts we enjoy. This week’s short is REMEMBER ME.
Occasionally, I am made aware of a film at just the right moment for it to have a real impact on me. DAILY GRINDHOUSE contributor Jeremy Lowe alerted me to the existence of REMEMBER ME last week. When he sent along the link for it, I had just finished the first draft of a short horror story where toxic masculinity was the monster and was working on my review of the recent CREEPSHOW collector’s edition Blu-ray. Then along came a short film that tackled toxic masculinity/obsessive jealousy and had an EC Comics vibe with its ironic comeuppance morality tale structure. Sometimes the Universe just gives you what you want/need.
While the production values are a little rough around the edges, I really dig REMEMBER ME. Writer/director Mika Kenyah does a nice job of building dread into her straightforward supernatural revenge tale, holding back from full on horror until a climax that takes advantage of some good makeup work and a smattering of gruesome gore. This is smart genre filmmaking. I really do hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
–Matt Wedge (@MovieNerdMatt)