South Mill District (2018)

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Avg Rating: 3.2 / 5. Voted: 19

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Directed by: Joe Meredith
Starring: Joe Meredith, Cidney Meredith
strong>Country: USA
Language: English
Runtime: 00:25:10
Genres: Short, Splatter, Animation, Sci-Fi, Puking

Plot – Spoilers:
A short movie with stop-motion scenes in between.

Experiments on an alien lifeform resulted in an arachno-alien hybrid that was unleashed on residents of South Mill District. The effects on a couple of residents are explored.

9 thoughts on “South Mill District (2018)

  • July 5, 2020 at 6:26 am
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    THANK U ADMINS:) I’ve been wanting to see this film for quite a while! I don’t like recommending movies I haven’t personally seen tho for ur excellent site, so I’m glad someone else did.

    Unique; Brave; Left me wanting more.

    Those r some of the thoughts I had after viewing this short film. Unique in that it combined a highly distinctive plot regarding the hybrid alien spider weapons, with a hallucinatory feel in regards to the filming and ‘feel’, set against a quarantined industrial backdrop known as South Mill District.

    Brave in the use of the stop-motion special effects, which could very quickly make-or-break a film such as this. I’d say they added to the dreamlike quality, and tho at first somewhat distracting due to the camera not remaining perfectly still during such scenes, after a few it furthered the aforementioned dreamy feel of it, almost like u were in someone else’s thoughts, brain, or dreams. Brave of him to choose that sfx style, and while obv low-budget, was a completely fresh take on a stale af effects style for most various films in the horror genre. Practical effects (even stop-motion ones) almost always win out over CGI for me, usually. If u liked this style, another horror film that had effects like this I had found interesting and recommend is titled Mécanix.

    Left me wanting more, because that’s the major fucking problem with the good short films. So many feature-length films don’t deserve their runtimes (esp the current trend of ~3 hour blockbuster action movies, nope!), yet so few short films leave me wanting more. Honestly, I don’t like many short films (sub 60min) at all, so very few actually leave me actually wanting more. A great short film that also had this effect on me was AM1200. There r 2 sequels to South Mill District (Teratomorph, and upcoming Variant) apparently, and I’m thinking I will give this director his due and pick em up.

    Fresh af uniqueness, glad I finally got to see it, so thanks again admins! I give it a 7.5/10 for what it was, which for a short film, is high for me. Loved it!

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  • July 8, 2020 at 3:58 am
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    I want that RED SKULL’’’’’ Hang it in my living Room for ‘Conversation piece…… Great film, should’ve been longer…………Kool Flick………….thanks

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  • July 8, 2020 at 10:28 am
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    Yeah, agree with both above comments. Should have been a feature film, it would have explained more about the plot. Great talent here on show by this director. Hopefully he will make a longer movie in the future. Cheers everyone.

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    • July 21, 2020 at 2:55 pm
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      I agree 100%!
      …….and I want u remember (prepare, this is new for u) “Zed’s dead, baby, Zed’s dead!”
      😉
      Bye.

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        • July 24, 2020 at 6:56 am
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          It’s a line from Pulp Fiction. I loathe almost everything by Tarantino, he steals so many ideas/plots/music etc

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  • July 19, 2020 at 12:51 am
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    this one is good. its sequel teratormorph is way better.

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  • July 21, 2020 at 2:48 pm
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    Hi,
    1st time I comment, great short and I’d like take this space to thank all “effeupmovies.com” crew members for their work so “precious”, ’cause as I’m used to say “we can’t always watch Barry Lyndon!”
    Enlarge your world.
    Thanks for all, greetings from Italy.

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  • October 6, 2020 at 12:12 pm
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    It is very clear that a lot of heart and soul went into the making of this short. I have a lot of respect and admiration for Joe. I look forward to seeing future releases. he is a writer / director with a lot of potential.

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