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Plagued Heart

A horror that explores the consequences of drugs.
4/5

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Written and directed by Liam Jeanson, ‘Plagued Heart’ is a short horror film that tells the story of a cursed 16th century plague doctor, and his attempt to save a present-day family from the consequences of drug-abuse. The film explores themes of paranormal activity. Liam Jeanson stars as the drug-dealing brother, with Jessica Luna as his drug-induced sister (Jessica). Matthew Jeanson portrays the masked plague doctor. The entire film is predominantly shot in black and white.

The 34-minute film kicks off in suspense with a slow zoom-out of a family photo. A captivating sequence of drug orchestration (of Jessica) shortly follows. Unbeknownst to the brother, Jessica and his mother have subsumed to a demonic force – a consequence of him bringing the drugs (evil) into the family home. On the streets, the brother is haunted by crow-like masked man (the plague doctor). Initially terrified, the brother later learns that the cursed plagued doctor has come to help save the family from a pathological demon. During the quest to save Jessica, we learn of the doctor’s backstory and his pursuit of revenge against the sinister force.

Liam Jeanson has created a gripping horror fueled with suspense and fright throughout. Jeanson’s portrayal as the naïve brother deserves high praise, as does Matthew Jeanson (the plague doctor). A thrilling horror with a principal message. Exploring the evil within drug-dealing, with a paranormal plot, rewards the audience with a frightening caution. Visually, cinematography is exceptional and is wrapped up nicely with a chilling soundtrack and sound effects. Editing, lighting and costume design are equally commendable. Highly recommended.

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Plagued Heart

A horror that explores the consequences of drugs.
4/5

Review

Written and directed by Liam Jeanson, ‘Plagued Heart’ is a short horror film that tells the story of a cursed 16th century plague doctor, and his attempt to save a present-day family from the consequences of drug-abuse. The film explores themes of paranormal activity. Liam Jeanson stars as the drug-dealing brother, with Jessica Luna as his drug-induced sister (Jessica). Matthew Jeanson portrays the masked plague doctor. The entire film is predominantly shot in black and white.

The 34-minute film kicks off in suspense with a slow zoom-out of a family photo. A captivating sequence of drug orchestration (of Jessica) shortly follows. Unbeknownst to the brother, Jessica and his mother have subsumed to a demonic force – a consequence of him bringing the drugs (evil) into the family home. On the streets, the brother is haunted by crow-like masked man (the plague doctor). Initially terrified, the brother later learns that the cursed plagued doctor has come to help save the family from a pathological demon. During the quest to save Jessica, we learn of the doctor’s backstory and his pursuit of revenge against the sinister force.

Liam Jeanson has created a gripping horror fueled with suspense and fright throughout. Jeanson’s portrayal as the naïve brother deserves high praise, as does Matthew Jeanson (the plague doctor). A thrilling horror with a principal message. Exploring the evil within drug-dealing, with a paranormal plot, rewards the audience with a frightening caution. Visually, cinematography is exceptional and is wrapped up nicely with a chilling soundtrack and sound effects. Editing, lighting and costume design are equally commendable. Highly recommended.

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