Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Offering

Yeah, okay, I can see where they are going with this. It's horror, there's the family angle, there's the panic of dealing with vast and unknowable forces... and they won... actually, I'm not sure if those are awards or just the film festival equivalent of certificates given out to people who show up...

Now it is only eight minutes, so there is only so much you can do. But we get the set up and we know who the characters are, and we see the problems they are in, and the solution... and that's the problem. The solution is obvious, and so nothing that happens is surprising. We see it coming, and there it is, and nothing comes of it.

Or maybe I've just dealt with too many dark stories and this is shocking?

The Offering from Ryan Patch on Vimeo.

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