Saturday, August 14, 2010

Short Film Saturday: "Spider"

Welcome to yet another new feature here at The Reel Place. It’s Saturday, and we know you’ve not got a lot to do during the morning so we decided to create a feature that can give you some quality viewing before you head out for the weekend. Each week I’ll post another short film that I liked or thought was interesting.

In the process of reviewing The Square on Blu-ray for High-def Digest, I found a gem in the special features. It’s a short film called Spider, which is directed by Aussie director Nash Edgerton. After witnessing his Coen-esque thriller The Square I was intrigued to see what Edgerton could accomplish in only nine minutes. The following nine minutes are jarring and unsettling.

Edgerton opens the film with a quote: “It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.” Foreshadowing at its best…

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