Sunday Best

By Brett Mullins

Released: 2012

Directed by Clive Tonge

Sunday Best is a six minute short that is shockingly good. A bloodied man knocks on the front door of a seemingly conservative home and asks to use the phone and to clean up a bit. Any more description would hinder the effectiveness of the story.

One item of note is that this film is well acted. This is impressive since it was made for under $1000. The power of the direction keeps the audience on their toes up until the conclusion. Sunday Best plays out much like a Poe short story. This is to say that it begins with a sinister tone then becomes increasingly dark very quickly.

Despite such a short runtime, there was a creeping feeling that it could have gone either way up until the final minute. In this regard, it is reminiscent of The French Doors (which also ended well by the way).

Sunday Best is an effective and dark film that is more than worthy of a watch.

Rating: 8/10

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