Short Film of the Day: Limbo

Why Watch? We all hold cameras in our hands now. People have started using the iPhone 4 to make films, and it’s a strong representation of a new low-budget filmmaking technique that’s still a bit wobbly.

Park Chan-wook and Park Chan-kyong made a pro flick with the phone, and we’ve featured an amateur iPhone movie (that was pure joy), but this is the first to truly evoke a 1970s sense of horror without a budget. It’s a sense that the person behind the camera has skill even if the equipment has severe limitations. Plus, director Vinod Bharathan borrows more than a few angles from the thrillers of the past, and having an attractive, pantsless blonde walking around with a knife is something everyone can enjoy.

What does it cost? Just 5 minutes of your time.

Check out Limbo for yourself:

LIMBO (2011)

Trust us. You have time for 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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