Wednesday, October 24, 2012

FEWDIO Horror: Five Minutes Earlier

This one is subtly brilliant at two and half minutes. A woman wakes up at 3:15 to a knock at her door. She investigates. Not a word is spoken.

What’s brilliant is that the film opens with loud screaming hints of what’s happened to this woman. We know her life is about to become hell. The rest of the film takes place as a flashback five minutes earlier. The rest of the film can be quiet because we know what’s coming. And because the rest of the film is quiet, we don’t get that jolt release at the end, just a mounting tension that doesn’t dissipate as the credits roll. One of the best Fewdio films I’ve seen so far and a prime example of how limiting the time frame can be a strength.

You can check it out on Youtube. And if you want to support the people who make these films, consider picking up the DVD collection, Nightmare House.

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