January 13, 2018

Short Film Saturday: Backstroke (2017)

It's got to be hard making short films, as no matter how great they may be, as they kind of disappear into the nether after their initial Festival Circuit runs are finished, if they are even lucky enough to get one.

That's why we've decided to showcase some of the many great Horror Shorts that are out there floating around the Interwebs: some are scary, some are fun, and every now and then, we even find one that's a work of art.

The bottom line is that plenty of time and effort went into making them, so they at least deserve to be seen, don't they?

"Two runaway teens steal a car with dreams of driving down to Florida, but things take a turn when a stranger appears with unknown intentions."

I can't remember how I came across this short, but I can tell you that the reason I decided to check it out was because the name of its star, Josefine Christoffersen, made me wonder if she was related to the great Kris Kristofferson... which of course doesn't seem likely, because the two last names are spelled different.

Sometimes I confound myself.

Anyhow, I'm glad I checked Backstroke out, because it's a creepy little ditty.

Backstroke is a well-made short film that might not break the mode in the originality department, but it sure does get high marks for atmosphere and execution.

Newcomer Josefine Christoffersen basically carries this one playing a rebellious teen whose decision to run away from home lands her in a bad situation. You just know that from the moment she decides to go skinny dipping that something bad is going to happen, and that bad thing shows up in the form of a creepy stranger who presumably wants to do more than help her dry off.

It ended a bit abruptly, but sometimes that's the nature of short film.

Nice effort.

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