Ginger Nuts of Horror
Taking the short film circuit by storm is a hard task, but one which Serpent's Lullaby is more than up to as is already the case.
In a little under fifteen minutes this film manages to say so much with scarcely a word spoken. It is a private peek into the story of Medusa in a modern setting, Patricia Chica's handling of Charles Hall's script is masterful and the cinematography courtesy of Richard Duquette is somewhat reminiscent of the best of Chanel's advertising in that it is packed with stylish symbolism and comes across as very classy.
Is it style over substance? Not at all, this tale unfolds with a horror that perhaps we the viewing public had never considered.
The acting is fine and could even be described as 'minimalist', there's nothing spare about this, it is brilliantly executed with obvious care as parts of the subject matter are truly horrific in their subtext. Much is left to the imagination, which is for the best as what we see on screen enables us to see far deeper not only into the story but also into an aspect of the central character which is surprisingly well rounded.
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