By Brett Mullins
Directed by Patrick Rae; Written by Michelle Davidson
At times, university life can be no fun: if it’s not papers and exams, it’s overly cruel hazing from fraternity brothers. As we can learn from Hell Week, angry, conspiring sorority girls can be no fun either. Director Patrick Rae paints a portrait of individuals so engrossed in their ‘Greek’ life that they never once mention anything about the school they attend.
For the most part, these characters are uninteresting and do not inspire the audience to want to learn more (as is the case with most shorts). Clocking in at nearly 13 minutes, Hell Week illustrates what happens when there are no characters for the audience to relate to and thus no break in the tension. It didn’t help that most of the acting was subpar, barring the performance of of Molly Anderson who did well given the circumstances.
This film was screened at the 2011 Buried Alive! Film Festival.