Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Micromanaging - Skip Shea's Microcinema (2011)

Skip Shea's Microcinema is a small glimpse into something much uglier and deeper than this 7 minute short film fully realizes.
This short film is a meditation on what we've all come to know as torture porn. Love it or hate it, it's become a sub-genre unto itself. Shea nicely realizes all the tropes of Torture Porn effectively and clearly then flips them nicely on their head. In a turn that resembles Saw meets Blair Witch Project meet The Wicker Man, Shea combines the genres in a one-two punch that that even the most seasoned horror fan won't see coming. The problem becomes that there is more story than time.

Tantalizing the audience with wide reaching themes of psychological terror, Microcinema leaves you wanting more. The film is brave and unrelenting. It is a breath of fresh air to a lot of the common horror tricks that are being trotted out time and again. As the saying goes, it's always better to be left wanting more than less.


  1. Ouch. That was kind of hard to watch, and all the better because of it. Thanks for pointing me in this short's direction.

  2. Thanks for the great review and for watching Marvin! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Is enjoyed the right word? - Skip Shea