Thursday, 3 January 2013

Review: Impetuous (2012)

First I´d like to thank Dave Thorpe for reaching out to me and asking if I´d be interested in checking out his awardwinning short film.
On the way to a party, three friends; Kerrie, Desmond and Ross are in a car accident. Kerrie awakes handcuffed to a bed in an old, abandoned shed in the middle of nowhere. Her screams go unheard until she realises that Desmond is restrained in the next room. Unable to see each other the two friends call out to one another to try piece together what has happened. Ross is nowhere to be seen and a masked abductor is torturing and tormenting them. With no possible sign of escape or understanding of why this is happening, Kerrie and Desmond must rely on each other to keep their hope alive so that they can survive. Impetuous is written, produced and directed by Dave Thorpe. The acting is pretty good, the camerawork, editing and the soundtrack is good. It is a short film, running time approx 12 minutes, and it uses the pacing perfectly. This isn´t fast and furious but it doesn´t need to be. The look of the killer is simple but effective and pretty creepy. There is some very brief gore in this, if you blink you´ll miss it. There is no T & A this, there is implied rape but you don´t see anything which actually makes it more effective. 
This review is based upon an online screener provided by Dave Thorpe.
Rating: 5 out of 7. I liked this, I´m a big fan of characters being thrown into a unknown situation and we even get a little bit of a twist. But I would have liked Impetuous to be a bit longer and perhaps a bit gorier.


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