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.
What I really love about horror movies is that a talented filmmaker can craft a compelling piece of scary drama out of not much more than two characters, a basement, and an effective sound design. SAME OLD co-writer/director Michael Ryan Satria uses those elements and adds in some subtle digital effects that create an unsettling feel amidst the darkly comedic tone of a story about a man tied to a chair and his oddly cheerful captor. While the captor’s motives become clear a little too soon in the story, this one is all about technique and tone, both of which elevate the predictable turn.
–Matt Wedge (@MovieNerdMatt)