Wednesday 15 February 2012

Teleportal (2009)

Director: Paul Shrimpton
Stars: Aaron Daynes and Charlotte Bulmer
This film was an official selection at the 3rd Phoenix Fear Film Fest in Tempe in 2010. Here's an index to my reviews of 2010 films.
Almost the definition of short but sweet, Teleportal runs so short that it's almost over before it's begun, under three minutes including title sequence and ending credits. You won't be shocked to find that there's very little to it but it's a sweet little picture that was tailor made for the horror festival screen. Aaron Daynes plays the unnamed lead character who gets almost all of the very little dialogue on offer and directs it at the zombies on his TV screen. He's playing an agreeably violent video game, all exploding heads and zooms through holes in bodies, but he finds that it's a little more interactive than he ever expected. Logic is suspended throughout, the title is really a spoiler and our gamer and his girlfriend are only there as props. Yet we don't care. The gore is delightfully gratuitous and very well done, courtesy of Alex Chandon, who also provided the gore for Neon Killer, and it's a one trick pony that's worth watching a few times over.

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