Friday, November 30, 2012

Daywalt Horror: Fridge Monster

Drew Daywalt is the creator behind some of the best Fewdio Horror videos. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of those short films. So when he started up his own Youtube channel, Daywalt Fear Factory, I had to check it out. Several of the videos on this channel are re-posts of the Fewdio stuff; but there’s quite a few new videos as well.

“Fridge Monster” works more in the set-up than in the pay-off. At a minute and a half, we’ve got the background and character well-established (once again, when the filmmakers know what they’re doing, it doesn’t take long to establish background and character). The actual reveal of the fridge monster is … not so impressive as what was set up. Also, and this is just a personal gripe of mine, it seemed just a bit gratuitous that the narrator was checking the refrigerator in her panties.

As always, filmmakers interested in developing tension in their work could benefit by studying the short films of Drew Daywalt. Check it out for yourself on Youtube.

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