HEIR, From Fatal Pictures, Is A Truly Disturbing Short Film
“All things considered this is a really well done short film, with subject matter that fits solidly within the horror genre. If it disturbs its audience or makes them at all uncomfortable, the filmmakers have done their jobs well. Seeing what Powell can create in a time span under 20 minutes, makes me want to see what he can do with something feature length.”
Check out this terrific review of HEIR here.
“The whole thing is clearly a metaphor for child abuse, but I don’t think it’s one of those “get it?” type moments that can cause you to audibly groan and turn off the TV. It’s obvious, sure, but writer/director Richard Powell does a good job of not clubbing you over the head with a simile. While Denis feels free to let his inner monster out, Gordon is repressed and trying to hide his shame. It’s all deeply troubling when you stop and think about it.
Heir won the Most Effectively Offensive award at the Boston Underground Film Festival in 2016 and the Director’s Award for Best Short Film at Morbido Fest in 2015. It is a very well put together film and it moves along at a good pace, keeping you guessing until the very end. I enjoyed it and would recommend it. It’s dark, it’s disturbing, it’s uncomfortable, and it’s down right gross.
And that’s the point.”
Read the entire review here.