Short Film of Death: ‘Make Believe’

M is for Make Believe

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 Make Believe from Summer Johnson.

Through the eyes of little children, eh? This sweet, innocent tale is deeply horrifying. As it opens, we meet a broken, bloodied man(?) just as two little girls playing dress up discover him and decide to patch him up. It’s like Misery with good intentions. Robust in its imagination, it features some excellent makeup effects, but relies more on a fist-clenching sense of helplessness to produce its magic. Truly outstanding work.

What Will It Cost? Around 3 minutes

Vote for M is for Make Believe 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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