The Strange Ones (BOF7)

Drama | 14mins | English (USA) | 2011

 

 

“A man and a boy, travelling to an unknown destination, find respite in a motel swimming pool. On the surface all seems normal, but nothing is what it seems to be.”

 


Written & Directed by: Christopher Radcliff & Lauren Wolkstein
Starring: David Call, Tobias Campbell & Merritt Wever


 

The Strange Ones is more than strange; it’s dark, depressing and it’s disturbing. From the start questions arise in your mind and whilst you wait for answers, a sense of something being wrong builds up. It’s not until the final moments that all becomes clear and the truth sorts itself from the lies; that’s the moment the sickening truth sinks in. And it works because it keeps it simple. It utilises the setting, lighting and sound to draw you into the darkness.

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Things I Liked:
1 - Utilisation of setting, sound and lighting
2 - Focused storytelling
3 - The reveal

Things I Didn't Like:
1 - It ended
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