The Nightmare Online Review–Great On MTV, Bad Everywhere Else
And so our coverage of the 2009 Halloween Horror Nights short film contest continues on with The Nightmare, one that got me scared from the word go as it couldn’t muster up any score higher than three out of five on YouTube.
And what we get here isn’t so much a movie as it is a music video only without the sound. It’s really nothing more than a series of deranged images shot in jump cut fashion going from one weird thing to the next without anything resembling a coherent plotline or overarching narrative.
If Marilyn Manson ever shoots another video, then these are the guys he wants to call about it. Sadly, short film is really not on their list of qualifications.
The Screenhead Ten Scale gives this a three out of ten because it’s the right thing, just at the wrong place at the wrong time. It’d be great if it were on MTV with Rob Zombie in the background, but for a short film contest? No.