THE DESTROYER ** USA 2017 Dir: Alexander Henderson 11 mins
A fairly surreal chiller about a man that blames his girlfriend for holding him back in his career. He wants to end things but maybe not quite to the extreme that it did or didn’t if that makes any sense?!
This is a bit of a confusing one and not really in a good way. The dialogue is somehow off and it plays out in a series of bizarre conversations that don’t seem to make much sense. Carl Gilliard makes an appearance as a very sweary businessman who’s advice to the guy is to take a cold shower in the morning then shouts “discomfort” at him in a threatening manner before cutting to the man back at his flat. He and the girlfriend are having an awkward argument which ends with the girlfriend also shouting “discomfort” at him randomly and for no apparent reason. The ending is a bit all over the place and tries to mislead you which kind of works. Despite all this it’s shot well and the actors are ok. It doesn’t have much of a horror element to it but there is a bit of blood and some attempts to shock but it doesn’t really hit the mark. At only 11 minutes long it’s pretty forgettable but at least it doesn’t drag.
Review by Sarah Budd