[SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK] DELUSIONS IN MODERN PRIMITIVISM (2000)

 

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.

 

It’s funny how things sometimes work. DELUSIONS IN MODERN PRIMITIVISM was recommended to me a few weeks ago by DAILY GRINDHOUSE contributor Rob Dean (who has made me aware of so many great short films during this column’s lifespan, I almost feel like he should be running it). Despite thinking it was brilliant, I decided there were no overt grindhouse elements and therefore, not for the site. But while I took a break last week from working on this column, the film stuck in my mind and I only loved it more as I thought about it. Plus, I started to consider that we do regularly cover comedies, violent satires, and some straight-up art house fare. Why should mockumentaries be left out?

 

That is a long set up to present a short film that I will tell you not a single thing about so that I do not spoil any of the joy of watching it for the first time. It is a hilarious, scathing satire that dissects its subject with a razor-sharp scalpel. It is also proof that a comedy can amp up as much suspense as a thriller or horror film. Watch this one and enjoy.

 

 

–Matt Wedge (@MovieNerdMatt)

Matt Wedge

Matt Wedge

Matt Wedge is a writer, film fanatic, cat herder, and Daily Grindhouse assistant 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 at @MattWedgeDG.
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