LA Horror Review: “Possessed Forklift of Death”

Well, this is one where the title says it all.

unnamed“Possessed Forklift of Death,” a short horror film from director Levi Caleb Smith and producer Robert Fure, brings exactly what it advertises: a possessed, killer forklift that causes tons and tons of death—brutal death, I might add. The film, which is about five minutes in length, manages to pack a wide variety of great horror elements into such a short runtime and does it with ease. It’s got legitimate suspense, loads of great tongue-in-cheek horror moments and a pile of bodies that you’d need a forklift to move.

Now, I’m not going to speculate as to who or what has possessed this forklift, but in a flick like this, it’s really not necessary to dive into the back-story of this merciless piece of machinery. What we do know is that it acts as sort of a demented guard dog to a shipping yard, terrorizing any unwanted visitors that dare enter its domain.   And on this particular night, one repo man finds all of this out the hard way.

unnamed-1Pretty gnarly, right? There’s nothing more satisfying than watching a horror film that knows exactly what it is, yet manages to exceed the it’s own expectations with flying colors. “Possessed Forklift of Death” does just that. This flick has some intense acting from leading man Daryll Scott, some really well shot and edited horror-action sequences and an ending that may blow your mind once or twice. Hats off to a great score as well by Eric Friedlander, which really gave it a fun and retro heavy metal vibe. No pun intended.

Now, I won’t sit here and pretend that this is a super deep or intellectual short film. You probably won’t have a revelation about yourself or learn much about the world after watching, but if you’d like to see a bunch of people get absolutely pulverized by a possessed forklift, then this is definitely for you!

“Possessed Forklift of Death” is currently making its rounds through several horror festivals. To keep up, be sure to “like” the film on Facebook!

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