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.
Because there is so much joy in discovery, I hesitate to say too much about FEEDING TIME other than to state that is was my favorite short film I saw on the festival circuit last year. Instead, scroll down, watch the film and then come back for just a little bit of fanboy gushing on my part.
Done watching? Good. Writer/director Matt Mercer is a veteran of the genre trenches as an actor and he brings to FEEDING TIME the affection for the horror genre that only a true fan can tap into. More specifically, he shows the genre love of someone who grew up on a combination of Joe Dante horror-comedies, low budget Charles Band productions, and the run of favorite horror and sci-fi flicks like NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, Q, and PHANTASM that seemingly played on a loop on HBO in the early to mid ’80s.
With a wry, sincere lead performance by Stacy Snyder (who feels like a real find here), fun supporting turns by genre pros Graham Skipper and Najarra Townsend, and surprisingly gruesome makeup effects by Josh Russell and Sierra Russell, FEEDING TIME is a pure burst of fun and old school creepy horror that maintains its entertainment value with every viewing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
–Matt Wedge (@MovieNerdMatt)