Review: Director Arthur Cullipher's Short Horror Film 'COME'
This past weekend I was introduced to several films one of which is Come. Come is a brilliantly dark short film from the mind of Arthur Cullipher and the team at Clockwerk Pictures. The short follows along the same paths as Lovecraft and Cronenberg have taken but makes it's own unique mark and has it's own original style.
The lead role of Dr. Conduit is played by Marv Blauvelt (Sculpture, Slices of Life) who to me finds himself searching for a new kind of forbidden fetish-high and then throw in some exotica-torture porn maybe? The story itself is about "The Face Murders" in a small town and certain gross procedures/ body modifications being performed, you just have to see this! What Dr. Conduit comes across is this weird creature in a jar he buys off of this dark character Mr. Maker played by David E. W. Pruett which will remind horror fans so much of the Lovecraft style of filmmaking with some Cronenberg and even Clive Barker's Hellraiser definately thrown in the mix, "what is your pleasure sir?". In the beginning it's almost like a halucinogenic drug for Dr. Conduit as he sits and stares at the jarred creature, is it his imagination or are weird things starting to happen? One word, tenticles!
Without going into too much "detail" I can guarantee you've never seen anything like this film. Blauvelt plays out his characters curiosity to a perfection. Throw in the creepy erotic dance of the Siren (Emily Johnson) and Come's transition and you have the makings of a short classic. What makes this film even better is the lighting and it's score, each scene is executed stylishly with a haunting score and some very weird sounds going on in the background and yes, with tenticles.
Any true horror fan, H. P. Lovecraft fan, or David Cronenberg fan should seek out this film! This is a cool horror short!
Watch the trailer below.
If any of you are interested in seeing Come send me a message and I'll send you in the right direction! I promise you won't be dissapointed!