SHORT FILM SATURDAY: BEHOLD THE NOOSE (2014)

Behold the Noose screenshot

A sheriff’s deputy searches for a missing girl in the mysterious backwoods of Kaufman County, Texas.

Written and directed by Jamie Ryan Scott Brooks.

Starring Major Dodge.

Filmed at the Thrillville Haunted House Park in Terrell, Texas.

9 minutes, 28 seconds.

2014 Zed Film Festival winner for Outstanding Acting Performance (Major Dodge) and Best Short Film Director (Jamie Ryan Scott Brooks).

To me, there is a feeling of familiarity to Behold the Noose. Some have compared it to True Detective and The Walking Dead but after watching the film and mulling it over in my brain I found myself going further back to find the film that Behold the Noose reminded me of: The Wicker Man.  Maybe I’m crazy; maybe I’m thinking too hard but to me there were elements of the 1973 British horror-thriller (not the Nicolas Cage remake craptacular, mind you) that seemed embedded in the very foundation of this short film. If you’ve seen The Wicker Man and see this film maybe you too will see what I am talking about. If not then I hope you enjoy what I found to be an eerie, well-made and well-acted short film. Enjoy.

Oh and don’t forget to put a vote in for the Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Year. You can click on the link and go vote there or you can vote in the poll after the film; it’s up to you. All I ask is that you vote.

 

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