Movie Review: Washed

Maniacally Short Monday Brings Us

Welcome back to Maniacally Short Monday, where you can get a taste of creepy, but just a taste! This week we were lucky enough to get an inside look into Washed, a short horror written by Michael Bartolomeo and Stephen West-Rogers. This was such a creative short with an amazing film style!

Breakdown:

Steve (Stephen West-Rogers) and his girlfriend Serg (Sergine Garraud) become overwhelmed by their ungodly amount of laundry. I know their pain. Serg sends Steve out to find a laundry service capable of cleaning their clothes. Thankfully, Steve discovers a dimly lit cleaner run by a creepy cloaked man (Lukas Hassel). Unfortunately, this laundry service might make their clothes more dirty than they were before.

Thoughts:

I’m torn about this short. While, yes, I loved it, I was just left confused by the ending.

Washed was recorded using stop-motion film style. When I first noticed they were using this style, I was a little skeptical about whether or not it would be a good way to go. It was awesome. This film style really added to the creepy feel of the whole video. While it seemed like this was more of a horror comedy, it still had that very creepy feel to it.

I watched Michael Bartolomeo’s other short, Solved, and just fell in love with the main actor. Stephen West-Rogers was also the main actor in Washed, and there is just something about him that I love. I’m excited to see more horror with him in it.

This only thing I didn’t like about this short was the ending. I know that having an ending that doesn’t land could really break a movie, but that wasn’t the case here. I still say that Washed was a great short, I was just confused about what was going on.

True Fear?

No True Fear here. However, like I mentioned before, the film style alone gives this horror short a truly creepy feel! This is definitely a short that anyone could watch and enjoy and soon you all will!

Where can I watch it and where has it been?

Washed was an Official Selection at these 2019 film festivals:

  • Nightmares Film Festival
  • Morbido Fest
  • Knoxville Horror Film Fest (winner of the Special Jury Prize)
  • PA Indie Shorts Film Festival

However, you can look forward to watching Washed online by late 2020!

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Siobahn

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.

2 thoughts on “Movie Review: Washed

  1. Well this is a short I look forward to catching. Like a good horror comedy and definitely can relate to being up to my eyeballs in laundry. Though I think even so I might find another laundromat that didn’t have a creepy attendant! LOL!!

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