Horror is not my genre of choice. Of course some of the greatest works of cinema cross that line. In Microcinema, a “philosopher” decides to do some line crossing, with an unexpected twist. The press release for Skip’s short film is below. See what the critics are saying as Microcinema has garnered no little praise,
Indie Horror Short “Microcinema” a cult smash hit as
list of screenings grows, goes international
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSACHUSETTS (November 14, 2011) – Locally-based Harvest Tide Productions first online and self-distributed horror short independent film “Microcinema” goes international as the list of screenings grows for this indie cult smash hit. “Microcinema,” written and directed by Harvest Tide Productions co-founder Skip Shea, will be shown Dec. 1 at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival along with the world premiere of the feature length film “Her Heart Still Beats.” Screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington.
And on Dec. 2 at 8 p.m., “Microcinema” goes before Canadian horror film fans at Fright Night Theater presents: ABSENTIA & Microcinema at the Staircase Cafe Theater in Hamilton, Ontario.
Since its release only two months ago, “Microcinema” is quickly becoming a cult favorite and has wowed critics and audiences at several horror film festivals and screenings in October including the 1st Annual Danish Horror Film Festival: THE TURBINE at Spinderihallerne, Vejle, Denmark; All Things Horror Shudder Fest at the Somerville Theater in Somerville, MA; and in Short Horror Films at AS220 in Providence, RI.
Starring Alex Lewis and Aurora Grabill, “Microcinema” is the story of Peter Martell, a highly educated well-to-do young man with too much free time on his hands. He spends it watching snuff films. One day he makes the bold decision to cross the line from observer to participant, aspiring to bring a philosophical element to his own kind of snuff films. Ready to go to work, he tracks his first victim into a haunted New England wood, where the boundary between participant and observer takes a different turn.
“Microcinema” was originally a storyline for one of the episodes of Harvest Tide’s new horror web series “Longreach,” written by William DeCoff. “Longreach” follows the demise of Daniel Jedrek, the sergeant at arms for the Longreach Association, an ancient global charitable organization that takes charity to extremes. The Harvest Tide production team – Shea, DeCoff, Will Smyth and Emily King – agreed that “Microcinema” stood on its own in the burgeoning new online entertainment and media arena and delivers a brutal and gruesome tale to horror film fans. “Microcinema” is now available on the film’s website http://www.watchmicrocinema.com for under $1.
What the critics are saying about “Microcinema”
“Skip Shea is an adept director with equal ability to write, his short film gets more across than most full length films. 4 out of 5 Stars” – The Bleeding Dead Film Reviews.
“You will not be expecting to see the events that unfold in this shocking short film.” – The Horror Spot
“The script itself deserves kudos for completely drawing your attention to the one aspect we would expect every horror film to contain and then suddenly shocks you with an element you rarely see in this genre.” The Scariest Movies Online
“I figured I was in for one of three things: a really solid work, a bite size film that left me feeling nothing, or one of those that makes me want to substitute rat poison for the salt on my dinner table. Those are the three categories all art falls into for me, always. Yet, when it was all said and done, Shea’s vignette carved a whole new icky slot out just for itself. 9 out of 10 Stars” – The Conduit Speaks
“Brilliant. 8.5 out of 10 Stars” – The Gruesome Hurtzogg Horror Movie Review Podcast.
“4 out of 5 Stars” Char Hardin
“What I find particularly interesting about Microcinema is its plot and how it seems to blend together torture, voyeurism, and a lot of other really weird horrific topics like snuff films.” – Horror Society
“Microcinema Doesn’t Disappoint” – Victor Infante, The Worcester Telergram & Gazette
“The new indie horror romp Microcinema and it is a doozy.” – Truly Disturbing Horror
“Interesting short that starts as your usual slasher/serial killer fare before taking a wicked little turn.” Shaun Sjolin Cenobiteme Blog
“Unicornsblud Horror Review Stamp of Majestic Approval” Unicronsblud’s Horror Reviews
“Twisted and sick but with a new vision.” – The Dr. Chris Radio of Horror