Sinister (2002) – Short Film
Directed by: Nick Palumbo
Starring: Jade Risser, Gunnar Hansen, LeAnn Clinton
Genres: Bizarre-Surreal, Horror
Plot/Favourite Scenes – Spoilers:
Sinister is a 5 minute short film made by Nick Palumbo in between Nutbag and Murder Set Pieces. It appears to represent the nightmares of a little girl played by Jade Risser who also later featured in Murder Set Pieces.
Since it’s about the kid’s dreams, it consists of imagery involving scary adults (including Gunnar Hansen) and mostly has her running around in panic from her imagination’s versions of the Pied Piper. There really isn’t any story and it looks like an audition tape for Murder Set Pieces. LeAnn Clinton, one of the girls in Murder Set Pieces gets a role here too.
4 minutes of disappointment. 1 minute of credits.
This is by far Palumbo’s best work because it’s over in under 5 minutes.
Nick Palumbo is a hack and this film sucks shit.
Hmm, let’s see, I don’t know what goes through the subconscious of an 11 year old girl but most of it seemed reasonable except for the part where the nuns are giving seducing looks. That part looks more like a 14 year old teenage boy fantasy. That ending voice was very cheesy. I’ll give it a 2/5. It’s worth watching though since it’s short. A good idea, badly executed.
just another agressively unscary tryhard horror short that i feel like ive already seen a million times. 1/5