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Hollie

UK 2019
produced by
Velton Lishke, Jules Powell (associate) for V-Pac Productions, Siva Productions
directed by Velton Lishke
starring Lucy Brown, Velton Lishke, Dawn Batty, Samantha Daniels
written by Jules Powell, Velton Lishke, music by Michael Vignola

short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Tracy's (Lucy Brown) a samariton working the suicide hotline when an obviously off-the-hook stranger (Velton Lishke) calls in and accuses her of being responsible for the death of his wife Hollie (Dawn Batty). Now Tracy is used to her callers being on edge, after all that's what she's here for - but this one soon gets personal, in a very real and very gruesome way ...

 

An extremely nice horror miniature, Hollie really gets the most out of its self-limitations - some flashbacks aside, it's not much more than a single phonecall, and the mounting tension doesn't so much stem from the film's characters' tensions but from their words (as well as what's left unsaid between the words), and apart from clever writing and a strong cast, it's really a tense directorial effort that at times sticks uncomfortably close to its actors that creates just the right feeling of unease to have this little movie reverberate quite some time after it's over.

Recommended, actually.

 

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