In 1950’s rural America, a postman’s first day takes a terrifying turn when a precocious young girl tells him of her family’s horrible tragedy.

Written and directed by Luke Asa Guidici.

Based on “The Open Window” by Saki.

Starring Thomas Garner, Rebecca Spicher, Therese Lentz and Timothy Brennon.

Filmed at The Karlin Film Ranch in Topanga Canyon, California.

8 minutes and 26 seconds.

Which is better: the combination of sex and horror or the combination of comedy and horror? If you answered the latter then you win the prize (there is no prize so simmer down). While sex and horror can be a fun combination, in the end what could easily happen is that you and your significant other could be watching a movie about a vagina with teeth or a penis that squirts acid* instead of that other thing and the next thing you know the two of you are in bed getting it on when an image from said movie flashes through your brain and deflates all your hopes and dreams of a successful score. Am I being extreme in my assessment? I don’t think so. Am I speaking from experience?

With the mix of horror and comedy the thing that happens when you think back on a scene is you laugh; sometimes out loud, sometimes to yourself. There’s none of those embarrassing moments where you can’t look your lover in the eye or the “it’s okay; it happens to everyone sooner or later” speeches. There’s just a laugh and that is all.

Now that I’ve gone completely around the world with my introduction to this neat little comedy-horror tale I invite you to watch it and enjoy it just like I did. Take care…and stay scared.

*I know there is a movie about a vagina with Teeth but I do not know if there is a movie about an acid-squirting penis. If there is I’m not sure if I want to know about it.


4 thoughts on “SHORT FILM SATURDAY: CERTIFIED (2011)

  1. Ha! This was great. Horror and comedy make a great combination, both require timing and an adequate build-up to the “punch line.” Solid choice!

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