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It’s Okay: [2015] because guilt can be HAUNTING experience!

Have you ever felt like guilt is something of a heavy feeling? Something so heavy, that it’s weighing you down – and following you everywhere you go? That’s how the [unnamed] guy in It’s Okay probably feels. It’s a horror short [and I mean ‘short‘] – clocking in at only about 4 minutes – but the atmosphere is dark and gloomy [I like this..a lot] and for something that was made at home, it’s is an extremely polished [short] film. The Director: Alex Kline clearly puts his technical abilities on proud display for all to see. There’s only two actors in the entire film, but the dynamic between the two work [though I think the ‘man’ could have acted a little more scared..just my two cents!]

It’s clear that this short is influenced by J-horror, but It’s Okay feels very bare bones, and it doesn’t screw around – it’s short, it’s effective, it’s atmospheric and best of all; it gets to the point.. especially if it’s so short. After watching it two or three times over, you start to pick up on little hints of foreshadowing, especially the first shot – we need more of that in today’s film industry! I feel that foreshadowing, while still used, isn’t used effectively. Obviously there are exceptions, like my favorite example found in Shaun Of The Dead, when Ed reveals the whole plot of the movie – in a single sentence..though that’s getting a little off topic. What I’m trying to get at is It’s Okay is an interesting short horror film about a man’s take on guilt – everyone experiences it differently, and for different reasons; it’s just a matter of how you cope, or why you feel it.

I’m not saying that this short is the best thing I’ve seen, but I’m saying it’s effective in it’s atmosphere. It’s Okay boasts a crisp image and clear/smooth editing to help the brief feature fly right by, while still being memorable. There’s very little dialog, but that helps set the tone. If you’re interested in watching It’s Okay, it’s available [for free] on Youtube; or better yet – down below.

So now I turn to you, what are your thoughts on short films? Are they a fun way to keep yourself entertained? Or do you consider them a waste of time, and you prefer the longer, bigger budget-ed films? If you do like horror shorts, which is your favorite? Let me know your thoughts on horror shorts and It’s Okay in the comments, or over on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr .

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FILM STUDY: the ENTIRE Freddy Krueger story – in chronological order!

“oh yes – this is going to be a good one!”

[NOTE: This post is in honor of Wes Craven, who celebrated his 76th birthday yesterday! Happy Birthday, good Sir – thank you for creating one of Hollywood’s most iconic horror villains, and my personal favorite! Sincerely, Warren]


 

For those that know me outside of the internet, [and some online..] you should know by now that A Nightmare On Elm Street is one of my favorite 1980’s slashers films of all time. Although the series got campy after even the first film, what I do give the films credit for is building an intricate timeline, piecing everything together to make one big story: even if it does feel complicated at times. Fans of the movie[s] know that it all began in April of 1941, when a young girl was [accidentally] locked up in a sanitarium of Westin Hills Psychiatric Institute where inmates kept her hidden for days! This young girl was raped… hundreds upon hundreds of times.. and when she was finally found, she was barely alive. we fans know that the girl was none other than Amanda Krueger – who, after becoming impregnated – gave birth to the demon child known as Freddy – who became known as “the bastard son of a hundred maniacs“. Freddy had a ton of problems growing up, mainly about his infamous [and brutal] conception. [kids are fucking mean, man..] So to release his ‘frustration’, he started murdering small animals. [like the class hamster] As he grew into adulthood – he turned his “pleasure from pain” behavior on himself; cutting his face with a shaving razor for pleasure. After suffering years of abuse from his stepfather, Freddy eventually murdered him.. with this same razor. [sound familiar?] Now, I could go on about how he grew up to become a child molester, and stalked the children of Elm Street, but the lore of Freddy Krueger only goes so deep and I’d feel like I’m rambling, which I would be. Besides, I have an even better idea:

Have you ever heard of a YouTuber by the name of Idiomanic? In case you haven’t, he actually recently posted a rather awesome 5 and a half minute video explaining everyone’s Dream Guy’s entire journey on screen [including Freddy vs Jason]..in chronological order! Better still, he decided to completely ignore the 2009 remake in his analysis- because as he puts it: “that ain’t Freddy!” Good thing too, because like most people who enjoy horror movies – I fully support the notion that the remake [like most remakes] was absolute garbage.. The video also doesn’t include Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, which has Freddy trapped inside Jason Voorhees‘ head. In this comic, he manages to learn of the Necronomicon Ex Mortis from The Evil Dead and [once again] decides to use the image of Pamela Voorhees to trick Jason to do his bidding..if only for a little bit. Ash shows up too of course, but I won’t get too into it. It is a great comic series though, so if you get the chance to read it, I totally recommend it!

Back to Idiomaniac‘s video, you should probably watch the 5 and a half minute video for yourself and tell me what you think, below! Also, if you enjoyed the video, why not hit that subscribe button on Idiomaniac‘s channel? He has a few other horror film chronological videos and for someone with a low subscriber count, he’s pretty damn talented!

So tell me, if you watched the video above, what did you think? Do you feel that that‘s the whole story? Could there be more to Freddy‘s life before he died – or could we really have all the pieces to the puzzle? Let me know what you thought, down below! Also, if you found yourself to enjoy this article, please take a minute and follow me over on my Facebook page [it’s at over 100+ likes – thanks so much!] By clicking “like”, you’ll see every post from warrenisweird the very moment it’s been posted; and I also share links to articles and pictures/videos that will not be featured here on the blog. Every “like” helps me a ton, giving me the ability to write more posts for you to read, [even if I have been busy lately – more on that later!] so be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same, and share the page with your family and friends! As always, STAY WEIRD and:

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