Every day during October, the Department of Tangents presents a different short film for the Daily Horror Film Fest. It can be flat-out scary, funny horror, or just plain creepy. Today’s entry is The Jester from MakeDo Entertainment, written by Colin Krawchuk, Michael Sheffield, Andre Eleam, and Grant Palmer and directed by Krawchuk.
I had a dream last night that I was attacked in the mall by three people trying to sell me a cell phone and had to fight my way to freedom, only to find that their Blackberry prices were extremely competitive. So the theme of this film, being detained by someone doing street magic with possible murderous intent, really resonates with me. On the down side, I feel I can’t wear my orange suit anymore.
The troupe behind these films also makes sketch comedy, so they know how to make a film punchy. My favorite line? The mumbled, half-hearted, “Card tricks are fun.” And these films also have a great visual flair. A wonderfully fun bit of creepiness.
The Jester, Chapter One:
And since it’s a Saturday, and you might have time for a twofer, I present you with The Jester, Chapter 2, directed by Krawchuk and written by Krawchuk and Sheffield, in which our man in orange bedazzles brave Waldo and curious Cat Lady, or as some know her, Lady Destro. It’s all fun and games until someone brings out the William Tell party kit.
The Jester, Chapter Two: