Through a series of tragic events, a middle aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.
I don't usually review short films, not because I don't like them but because I find it really difficult to say enough without any spoilers. I hate spoilers, I hate reading them and I try to never be on the spoiling end of it. No one likes a spoiled egg and I believe the same goes for a good horror film.
Anyhowlz, I just had to talk about this precious gem, a film directed by Richard Powell titled Familiar. Zach Green, the producer of the film sent me a sneak peak and I have to say I was hooked from the very start. The film is approximately 23 minutes long and I was entertained every second of it.
Can I just say, I'll never learn, I had just sat down with my microwave dinner and decided to watch as I enjoyed my meal. Ok the meal sucked like a vampire and I wasn't sure if I was gagging over the bad taste of processed food or if the blood and gore I was witnessing on screen was turning my stomach. I've watched a million and one horror films and yes it's true that gore films are not my favourite of the genre, but, I was finding it hard to believe this independent fright fest was suppressing my appetite.
Aside from my lack of interest in my pathetic meal, my attention and curiosity was growing like the plague over the outcome this brilliantly written monsterpiece had in store. I kept thinking I knew how it was going to end but I promise you I was not prepared for the shocking twist of events the movie was unveiling.
I was so impressed with the amazing story, the acting felt so natural and believable, the special FX made me want to vomit but made me very happy, but most of all, I was very impressed by the direction this twisted tale took.
Familiar is surprising, creepy, original and damn SPOOKTACULAR!
If you get the chance to see this eerie tale of a man going through some kind of mid life crisis, I fully encourage you to do so. Just don't make the mistake I did, eat your dinner well before the movie starts.
For more information check out the official IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2095640/