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Short Film of Death: ‘Magic’ is a Creepy Escape Act

m is for magic

Why Watch? To celebrate The ABCs of Death 2‘s search for the second 26th director, we’re posting 13 contest entries for 13 days. All of which start with M is for.

Today’s is Magic from Neil King.

It features a magician plying his trade in front of a theater audience, and the natural misdirection and question of what he’s going to do with his lovely assistant fuels the tension. The camera work is free-floating and dreamlike (although the pink smoke helps), but the powerhouse of the piece is actor Christian Prentice who sleazes out a mood-swinging monologue with deranged glee.

What Will It Cost? Around 3 minutes

Vote for M is for Magic here.

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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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