Douglas Horn’s Coffee and Pie is a short film about a break up at a diner. The manipulative June has decided that her interest in girlfriend October has peaked and left. Now she goes through her well-practiced motions, as October rolls over to take it. Then Billie-Jean, a kind waitress, offers October some apple-pie and advice. This upends the balance of power, letting October teach June a lesson about control. [Read more…]
If a film is called A Horrible Way To Die, you’d expect it to mainly be about dying in horrible ways. However compared to a lot of horror movies, there’s comparatively little dying in this film, and what death there is, is more of the rather unpleasant kind than the truly horrible. However, while the title is unnecessarily generic and doesn’t really match the movie itself, it doesn’t mean the film is completely without merit.
Sarah (Amy Seimetz) is a young woman trying to rebuild her life after a disastrous relationship and a descent into alcoholism. However she’s now going to AA and seems to be getting back on the right track and is even thinking of getting back in the dating game with fellow AA member Kevin (Joe Swanberg). Meanwhile vicious serial killer Garrick Turrell (AJ Bowen) has escaped prison and is cutting a swathe through the local population, killing anyone who gets in his way. What will happen when his path crosses with Sarah’s? [Read more…]