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.
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.