[SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK] COUPLES NIGHT (2017)

 

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.

 

Spend long enough time in a relationship and you will wind up stuck at an awkward dinner with your significant other and the only other couple you both know—whether you like each other or not. That is the scenario that COUPLES NIGHT plays with so well.

 

We have all been in this situation, but writer/directors The Summers Brothers take the situation and twist it into a very funny mixture of squirm comedy and straight up weirdness with a horror tinge. This is fun viewing with a nifty twist and great final shot that does not overstay its welcome. More short films could take a few notes from the efficiency at play here.

 

Special thanks to DAILY GRINDHOUSE contributor Rob Dean for recommending this one.

 

 

–Matt Wedge (@MovieNerdMatt)

Matt Wedge

Matt Wedge

Matt Wedge is a writer, film fanatic, cat herder, and Daily Grindhouse news editor whose obsession with the films of Larry Cohen and sticking up for unfairly-maligned cinematic bombs can be read at his site, Obsessive Movie Nerd. You can follow him on Twitter as @MovieNerdMatt.
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