Who doesn’t enjoy a quick slasher flick? Call me sadistic, but nothing cheers me up more than cramming a whole bunch of death in a real short amount of time – something that Slasher Studios‘ short film, “Teddy,” has no problem doing at all.
The set up is classic: a group of friends having a party weekend when things start to go horribly wrong. Not only do they accidentally run over an old man on their way to the woods, but they then find themselves being stalked by the old man’s demented stuffed bear wielding son, Teddy. Needless to say, things don’t work out too well for these fun loving teens.
What makes “Teddy” so enjoyable is its rapid fire pace. An 11-minute run time is really not a lot, yet “Teddy” manages to establish motive for the title killer, introduce our victims, give us a blood splattering car crash, slam about 20 beers, show a pretty raunchy sex scene, as well as multiple murders that even Jason himself would be proud of. Let me just say this without giving away too much: nobody’s ass is safe in this movie. Don’t believe me? Well see for yourself…
Well, was it too scary to…bear? What I love about this piece is our killer. Much like the horror classics we know and love, Teddy is mysterious and could probably use a feature or two to really get to the bottom of his troubles. I mean, who is this guy and what’s with his demented bear? It’s eerie and unsettling, and while the mystery makes the story stronger, my morbid curiosity would love to learn more. While it works as a short, it easily has all the pieces to grow into a much larger project.
That being said, mad props goes to filmmakers Kevin Sommerfield and Steve Goltz. Slashers are always great fun and it’s always exciting to see new disturbing characters and deaths thrown into the world of horror. Who knows, a couple years down the road maybe we’ll get to see some more of Teddy, but until then? Well, bust open a PBR and keep partying…
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