SFotD: A.J. Bowen Kills It in Drew Daywalt’s ‘Meat’

Why Watch? It’s been an A.J.  Bowen-heavy week, and that’s as it should be. The indie horror staple has proven again and again that he’s got acting chops (as well as literal chops whenever he’s handed an ax), and in Drew Daywalt‘s newest flick, he and Ed Ackerman get to play a little “Who’s on First?” without all the pesky name confusion and baseball.

The pair play two friends driving down a long stretch of road having just committed a heinous act of violence. Talking their way through the situation, they have to rationalize their actions and plan a dinner menu.

Those looking for blood-splatter and gore won’t be satisfied here. This is purely cerebral, and the joy is watching the chemistry between the two actors as they try to figure out what to do with the…thing…that they’ve killed. It’s a nice reminder that two people talking can still be imaginative, entertaining and transportational – even if their particular Dinner with Andre is serving a seriously exotic first course.

What will it cost you? Only 4 minutes.

Skip work. Watch more short films.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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