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Devil's Idol

UK 2020
produced by
Christopher Walker for Torn Sprocket Pictures
directed by Christopher Walker
starring Christopher Walker
written by Christopher Walker

short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

There's a knock on the door, but when Chris (Christopher Walker) opens, there's nobody outside - and of course he totally misses the tiny stone idol that sneaks into his flat. Chris though has problems of his own, like trying to make up with a lover over the phone he has parted with on unfriendly terms - so when he finally notices he's not alone in the house and his new roommate is pure evil, it's already way too late ...

 

Now one thing just can't be denied, filmmaker Christopher Walker just loves cult horror movies, it's not only that his flat (and vast DVD collection) spell(s) it out in big letters, there are also plenty of Easter eggs in the short, plus the film (its being shot digitally on his phone notwithstanding) is pretty much reminiscent of the films of old in style and story - and that's also to say it's a very effective little horror thriller that really has its concept boiled down to the bones but is all the more effective for it, as it really concentrates on creepiness rather than losing itself in explanations and subplots. And that this film was done during Corona-isolation, so with no additional cast or crew, just the filmmaker himself, really speaks for Walker's talent, as the film certainly doesn't feel like a one man show, just like good genre entertainment.

 

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