Movie Review: Kookie

Number 25 on the Countdown to Halloween


Movie Review by Siobahn Harris

Yes! Kookie is such a fucked up terrifying little short! And let’s be honest here, Bree is my hero! I am so happy I found this short on YouTube. While I’m not afraid of clowns, this short might change that for me.

Let me start by saying, it took me WAY too long to figure out why this cookie jar looks so familiar, and it was only after someone pointed it out that it clicked for me. It seems as if the creator of this short was giving a little nod to the 1988 cult classic horror film, Killer Klowns from Outer Space. It was a film that warped my little mind and made me rethink how close I get to a clown.

Kookie features a little girl named Bree (Ava Jamieson) who is doing everything right in her life, eating cookies and watching horror. Unfortunately, her mother (Alana Elmer, who honestly acts more like a sister than a mother) thinks Bree is over doing it with the cookies. To slow down on the cookie consumption, mom decides to change out the teddy bear cookie jar for a creepy ass clown one. Bree said it best when she said, “I do NOT like it!” Sweetie, no one likes it! Honestly, I don’t even think the mom would go near that thing. Who would make that?!

Anyway! The mom explains that it’s an adult cookie jar and any kid that steals from it dies.. seriously, wtf is wrong with this mother? When Bree gets a moment alone, she works up the nerve to steal from her new housemate… because, yanno, cookies! However, things start to get weird from there. Maybe her mom was right. Or maybe it is just a cookie jar.

True Fear?

Oh yes! I think for more than just those afraid of clowns. This little short was able to tell a creepy tale in less than 13 minutes, while staying terrifying and interesting all the way through. Overall, the acting was pretty good, except for the mother who I honestly thought was Bree’s sister. But the timing of this movie was the best part. I think the creators did a great job timing the fear. It wasn’t littered with jump or shock scares. It was based on one True Fear that drove the movie forward, clowns.

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Siobahn Harris graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with honors, earning her bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and English with a concentration on fiction writing. She worked for three months editing non-fiction books for Motivational Press and now runs a blog page sharing horror themed short stories and movie reviews. While she enjoys editing, her true passion is using her creativity to create new and unique stories that can truly scare her audience. Her dream is to one day put her writing skills to the test and work with a team to develop a horror themed video game or movie. She plans to continue learning as much as she can about the writing industry to perfect her skills and someday rule the world.

One thought on “Movie Review: Kookie

  1. First off let me thank you again for awesomely providing the short your reviewing for us to watch! Great review and I waited to comment until after I had a chance to watch, which I just did because being the big wuss that I am I did not want to watch last night in the dark. 🤓 This short was creepy and had plenty of moments that had me bracing for what was going to happen next! The mom seemed familiar from another show and little girl I thought was a good little actress. Yup, that jar is creepy and I would not have it. Why not try padlocking the cookies up before you bring the maniacal clown cookie jar in? Parents have tried getting their kids to behave for centuries by filling their heads with demented horror stories as consequences for doing wrong. This definitely plays on that. All that jar needs is a raspy deep creepy voice that says “want a cookie little girl?”

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