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Magnetic Massacre

A chilling ride of suspense as two friends face a sinister force unleashed by an old VHS tape.
4/5

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Gavin Lloyd’s short horror film takes a nostalgic dive with a 90s vibe as two friends, David and Aaron, unexpectedly get entangled in an alternative reality when they play an old VHS tape on a VCR. The film seamlessly channels the atmosphere of the horror and slasher movies from that bygone era, creating a distinctive and chilling narrative.

Despite its low-budget origins, the film excels in technical aspects, displaying well-mastered cinematography, sound, and editing. The 90s vibe is authentically captured, enhancing the overall immersive experience. As David and Aaron find themselves at the mercy of four masked antagonists in this paranormal tale, the sinister atmosphere takes center stage.

While the film could benefit from a stronger narrative structure and a more impactful conclusion, the technical execution remains commendable. The acting performances contribute to the film’s success, with the cast effectively embodying the tension and fear of their predicament.

In the realm of short horror films, Lloyd’s creation stands out as a decent and nostalgic piece, successfully evoking the essence of a by-gone horror genre while delivering a chilling and suspenseful experience.

Brief Synopsis

David and Aaron decide to spend their night watching some old VHS tapes, until something unusual occurs.
Magnetic Massacre Short Film

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Director(s): Gavin Lloyd
Writer(s): Gavin Lloyd
Cast: Addie Mae Lloyd, Arebella Lloyd, Gavin Lloyd, J. Seth Estes, Johnathon Howard, Shane Pergrem
Producer(s): Gavin Lloyd, Shane Pergrem
Director of Photography: Gavin Lloyd
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Runtime: 12 min

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Magnetic Massacre

A chilling ride of suspense as two friends face a sinister force unleashed by an old VHS tape.
4/5

Review

Gavin Lloyd’s short horror film takes a nostalgic dive with a 90s vibe as two friends, David and Aaron, unexpectedly get entangled in an alternative reality when they play an old VHS tape on a VCR. The film seamlessly channels the atmosphere of the horror and slasher movies from that bygone era, creating a distinctive and chilling narrative.

Despite its low-budget origins, the film excels in technical aspects, displaying well-mastered cinematography, sound, and editing. The 90s vibe is authentically captured, enhancing the overall immersive experience. As David and Aaron find themselves at the mercy of four masked antagonists in this paranormal tale, the sinister atmosphere takes center stage.

While the film could benefit from a stronger narrative structure and a more impactful conclusion, the technical execution remains commendable. The acting performances contribute to the film’s success, with the cast effectively embodying the tension and fear of their predicament.

In the realm of short horror films, Lloyd’s creation stands out as a decent and nostalgic piece, successfully evoking the essence of a by-gone horror genre while delivering a chilling and suspenseful experience.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

David and Aaron decide to spend their night watching some old VHS tapes, until something unusual occurs.
Magnetic Massacre Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Gavin Lloyd
Writer(s): Gavin Lloyd
Cast: Addie Mae Lloyd, Arebella Lloyd, Gavin Lloyd, J. Seth Estes, Johnathon Howard, Shane Pergrem
Producer(s): Gavin Lloyd, Shane Pergrem
Director of Photography: Gavin Lloyd
Animation:

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Subjects: , ,
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 12 min
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