Movie Review: Next Floor

Next Floor

Movie Review by Siobahn Harris

WTF did I just watch? And why on earth did I like it so much? Next Floor is an incredibly weird horror short that I will have to break down a bit to understand.

A group of sharp dressed folks gathered around a table, quickly shovel food in their mouths. The question of what they’re eating is one that comes to mind, as some of it looks normal and some looks just wrong. Not to mention, the white powder they are covered in. Thankfully, the white powder is soon explained, but then just raises more questions.

The copious amounts of food these people are being served is just disgusting. There seems to be one guest who is not as enamored with the food as everyone else is. But she doesn’t get up, she doesn’t say anything, she just takes it.

The only thing I can think is that this movie is almost a way of showing the world how they stuff themselves with ridiculous amounts of food until they fall into an early grave. Here we can see the real danger of going to the Next Floor, but it doesn’t stop them from happily eating. It shows how the health of the world is falling to crap but that doesn’t stop people from stuffing themselves on unnecessary amounts of food.

Or maybe it is shows how people spend their money on an abundance of things they don’t need. No matter how “full” they get, they still throw their money away. It shows how money, that could be used on something more important is often used on overpriced unneeded items so that those who have it can feel more important.

Who knows! Either way, it is a weird, creepy, silent-ish short that will leave you scratching your head.

True Fear?

Not really. I was just confused and stayed locked on the screen so I didn’t miss anything. However, while Next Floor missed the mark on True Fear, it is an interesting watch! I really did enjoy it for some reason.

Movie Review: No Caller ID

No Caller ID

Movie Review by Siobahn Harris

I found No Caller ID on YouTube late one night. I’m always a little concerned when watching a short because so much could go wrong in a short amount of time. Thankfully, this one was posted by Screamfest and I always seem to like their shorts!

It’s pretty simple people, don’t answer the phone if you don’t know who is calling, especially at 2am! Heather (played by Jocelyn Christian) gets a late night call and decided that it should be fine to answer. Unfortunately for her, it was probably the stupidest decision she could’ve made.

This was such a fun short to watch! At less than nine minutes, they had me trying to quiet Heather down by covering my own mouth! No Caller ID was incredibly creepy and actually reminded me of the movie Hush, which is one of my favorites. After watching this, you’ll probably check and double check the locks on your doors.

True Fear?

In only nine minutes? Believe it or not, yes! Like I said before, it didn’t take much for me to react to No Caller ID. It was creepy and the intruder aspect of it makes me think of every true crime show I’ve ever watched. This was great because while other films will leave you afraid of an impossible situation, this makes you fear reality. They killed it.

Rakefet Abergel Interview: Creeping into the Horror Genre, Leaving No Woman Behind

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Ubiquitous Horror was able to grab a moment with film industry’s renaissance woman on the rise, Rakefet Abergel. Whether it’s producing, directing, writing, or acting, Abergel seems to do it with ease, and we horror fans are just fortunate enough to have her in our genre, even though that wasn’t her initial intent, “I fell into horror by accident”. Believe it or not, the creator and star of the short film Jax in Love had this to say about it, “I didn’t think that Jax in Love was a horror, but it seems it is!” Lucky for us! Continue reading “Rakefet Abergel Interview: Creeping into the Horror Genre, Leaving No Woman Behind”

Movie Review: Ayuda

Ayuda

Movie Review by Siobahn Harris

Ayuda poster

Ayuda blew me away! Only eleven minutes. That’s all it took to put me on the edge of my seat and leave me wanting so much more.

When I was approached to review Ayuda, I was interested right away. The synopsis had me hooked. “When two day laborers are picked up for work, they quickly realize that their new employer may be hiding a deadly secret”. This had me guessing what could happen in this film. I thought of all sorts of ideas, but never once did I guess what actually happened.

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Movie Review: Lucy’s Tale

Lucy’s Tale

Movie Review by Siobahn Harris

Lucy's Tale
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You know when you were a kid and your parents would say things like, “Ignore the bullies! Just hang out with kids who are more like you!” and you would say, “But there’s no one else like me! I’m different!” Sure, we were wrong, and soon after we found others who were like us, but in Lucy’s case, she could say that with confidence, there is no other kid quite like her.

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Movie Review: Goodbye Old Friend

Goodbye Old Friend

Movie Review by Siobahn Harris

Goodbye old friend

Whether we like to admit it or not, we all had some form of an imaginary friend when we were children. I was never the type to talk to thin air, no no, I was a much more of a visual child, I had a red wagon that I named Sarah. Yes, I used to drag around a small red wagon and talk to it, feel free to giggle! Maybe you used to talk to your dolls or a tree or maybe you created a friend out of stick, I don’t know your life! But my point is we’ve all been there. However, the film Goodbye Old Friend tells a tale about someone’s imaginary friend that can’t seem to let go. Continue reading “Movie Review: Goodbye Old Friend”