Born Again Film Review
by Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"
Director: Jason Tostevin
Writer(s): Jason Tostevin & Randall Greenland
Starring: Ellie Church, Randall Greenland, Brian Spangler, Tiffany Arnold, Jordan Fehr, Jaysen Buterin
Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 6 minutes 53 seconds
How It Can Be Seen: Advanced Screenings For Now!
Our first introduction to Ellie Church's character, Eve, she is lying in a bed in the middle of an empty, spacious storage container; she is so very pregnant and very much in labor. Her guttural screams in pain feel authentic enough and all too realistic to make one's hair on the back of their neck to stand on end! Turns out she is part of a group of Satanists who wish to summon The Prince Of Darkness himself by way of her birthing him. The only problem is, they're idiots. They're not good at what they do and they are about to really screw the pooch on this ceremony! This is my introduction to the work of director Jason Tostevin. And I have to say, I sure am glad this short was my intro to his work because in just under 7 minutes, I found this little flick to be pure black comedy gold!
The horror is present, that is a truth-fact. However it is the moments in which just when you think these friends are serious about doing something purely evil, you find out they are way out of their depth! These characters so much reminded me of the three high school nerds in the hit television show, Buffy The Vampire Slayer; Warren, Jonathan, and Andrew. They did everything they could to be feared by their fellow classmates! They wanted so much to be villains, and many times they came close, but they were just bumbling geeks and their natural nerdy nature always get in the way. They were just so ill-equipped to be full out villains. Enter Eve, Marduk, Aranunna, Zahguhrim, and well, Greg into the picture of this story. Just when you think they're badass dangerous people, you find out they're just a group of geeks who are indeed ill-equipped to deal what they're getting into and will indeed fuck it up. That whole journey unto itself had me cackling with laughter and partaking in more than one face-palm. Like I said, black comedy gold. It's really everything you would want to see in a movie of this sort, and I cannot wait for more people to see it!