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Daniel: A Short Film By Peter Dukes

10384531_693795024018946_4566028805009863311_nShort films are an art form in themselves, and a great short film is hard to achieve. Peter Dukes is a master at creating short films that will either make you laugh or scare the pants off of you, but one thing he does not do is create bad films. I have previously reviewed his short film Little Reaper about the daughter of Death. Little Reaper was a comical short, but not Peter Dukes and Dream Seekers Productions have put together a much darker short film, Daniel.

Daniel stars Dominic Pace, Varda Appleton, Peter Le Bas, J.P. Giuliotti and Jake Ryan Scott. There is not a lot of dialogue in this short, but there is a lot of “body acting” which was flawless. The dialogue that was present was well written and recited in a very dark, believable way. The beginning credit were eerie and really set the tone for the rest of the short. Daniel is only 3 minutes long, but packs as much of a punch as a 90 minute feature film. The feeling I got from the film was a bit of a You’re Next vibe at the beginning which was quickly changed to an Exorcist vibe in the last 30 seconds. There is even a moral to this very short story, but I do not want to spoil it. You’ll have to find 3 minutes and watch for yourself (which you can do below) to find out what it is.

Plot:

DANIEL is a paranormal horror short about a boy hiding in a closet from a dangerous intruder, but is all what is seems?

Watch Daniel below:

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Short Film Review: “Little Reaper” by Peter Dukes

Little ReaperI love short films and getting the opportunity to review them.  I was contacted by Peter Dukes of Dream Seekers Productions about reviewing his newest short film, “Little Reaper”.

Synopsis:

Written, directed and produced by Peter Dukes. A short horror comedy about the grim reaper’s difficult teenage daughter, and how she must take over her dad’s duties for one day.  Chaos ensues.

Horror comedies are the hardest type of film to pull off especially as a short film, but “Little Reaper” was done magnificently with just the right amount of camp.  This short film is only a little over 10 minutes long, but it may be one of the best shorts I have ever viewed.  Many people try to pack way too much into a short and end up making it run too muddy, but “Little Reaper” has just enough to make it pretty much perfect, nothing is missing, but nothing feels as though it was forced in.

This short is shot in black and white, which I absolutely love.  It gives an artsy, vintage feel to a modern story. “Little Reaper” is creative and original.  It is a horror comedy without over doing the camp.  It is funny, but the humor is subtle instead of in your face, which I happen to like.  I also enjoyed that every teenage/high school cliche and stereotype was made fun of.  The thing I enjoyed most was the surprised twist at the end.

All in all, I enjoyed “Little Reaper” and recommend it to all of you.  This film was a terrific short and if I had to choose any of the shorts that I have seen recently to be made into a feature length film, “Little Reaper” would be the one I would choose.

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