At the 2019 Blood In The Snow Film Festival, there are multiple showcases that hi light short films and the first one of these focuses on the lighter side of life. The Funny Frights are a collection of shorts that add up to 90 minutes of dark comedy. With running times varying everywhere from two minutes to twenty five minutes, I will simply try to sum each one up as quickly as possible.
The Video Store Commercial – dirs. Cody Kennedy and Tim Rutherford
Wonderfully nostalgic with awesome practical effects and a really cool looking baddie.
Video Vengeance – dir. Nada Cosovic
Feminist vengeance wrapped up in a gorgeous VHS package.
Long Pig – dir. Nikolas Benn
Black comedy with a side of cannibalism? I’ll take a feature length film, please.
Be Good (Sois Sage) – dir. Anik Jean
Children are wonderfully complex and full of surprises. Be Good celebrates this in a hilariously sinister way.
Docking – dir. Trevor Anderson
A gorgeous visual demonstration of a very valid reason to fear dating.
Don’t Sneeze – dir. Ryan LaPlante
Grim Reaper has a lot of rules.
One Last Last Heist – dir. Darrin Rose
Comedy, suspense and a meet cute all in one awesome package.
The Trainee – dir. Ryan Couldrey
It’s kind of like a blooper reel from a live action version of The Incredibles. Hilarious.
Asking for a Friend – dir. Kelsey Bollig
Everyone knows that it’s your best friend who doesn’t ask questions when they walk in on you and a dead body, but what happens after the initial shock wears off?