There are so many horror short films out there in the virtual universe it is hard to keep track. Unfortunately many of them are hard to find and with so many made, it is hard to sort the good from the bad. It would be fantastic if someone would do a quarterly DVD or something of horror shorts from around the web, but in the meantime, we watch what we can find. I recently discovered a short film called Fondue.
The film starts off strangely with a man and woman we do not know the names of. They silently communicate with each other as they go into a store and get Halloween masks. They travel out to an isolated building and knock on the door which is answered by another masked man. They indicate that they each have the letter F marked on their hands and they are taken one at a time into the house to find a horrible site.
Yes I realize that is the worst synopsis I have ever given, but to say anything more about Fondue is to ruin the experience. Fondue is a well-crafted short with nice camera work and a great gritty overall look. And making the short with no dialogue was an interesting and very cool choice. It gives the whole thing a much colder and sinister vibe. Writer/Director Torin Langen’s story is an interesting one and the execution of the story arc is very well laid out. I think my only gripe with the film is that the ending would have been more effective if the film had been called something else. But that aside, Fondue is creative, well filmed, and nasty. Which is just how I like them.
Check out the trailer: