Conviction Online Review–When The Lights Go Out….
When Fewdio announces that it’s doing a “tribute to H.P. Lovecraft”, “based on (his) personal religious philosophy”, I don’t know whether to run screaming for my mommy or die laughing. See, I know H.P. Lovecraft. And I know most of the time, movies made about his stuff are complete wastes of time and effort with only a handful of exceptions, most of which involve Jeffrey Combs. But I also know Fewdio. These guys have given me more scares than the Wall Street Journal this year. If ANYONE can handle a Lovecraft title…it’s GOT to be Fewdio.
This one, called Conviction, asks one simple question: what happens when the lights go out?
And congratulate them, folks–they made a good Lovecraft short. This isn’t one of Fewdio’s best, but it does use their classic modality of a seriously huge twist at the end–don’t shut off the video when you see the credits start–to put together a pretty scary package that’ll actually make you think.
It may not be the best of the bunch, but it’ll do for a quick scare, AND for a philosophy lesson, all in the space of just five short minutes.