Thursday, April 18, 2019

Some Things Shouldn't Be Found in Alex DiVincenzo's THE MISPLACED!


About three years ago I watched Alex DiVincenzo's THE HORRORS OF AUTOCORRECT and I got a huge kick out of it! Now Alex is back (after several more successful genre shorts) with THE MISPLACED, in which a young woman discovers why things have been going missing around the house.

I liked Alex's concept for this short film, and he builds some great tension during its short running time. But as unnerving as the little twist at the end is, I felt like it was lacking something. It's good, but didn't quite deliver that "gotcha!" moment that you expect at the end of most horror tales. My nitpicking aside, THE MISPLACED is definitely worth a look, so be sure to give it a shot if you've got four minutes to kill!

Additional Info: THE MISPLACED was directed, co-written, and edited by Alex DiVincenzo, whose previous effort, BE US, is currently nominated for Best Short Film at the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards.

Jamie Lyn Bagley and co-writer T.J. Frizzi star in the film, which packs a chilling premise into a mere four minutes. It premiered to a sold-out audience at the 2018 Boston Underground Film Festival.

"I find horror to be most effective when it invades the home," explains DiVincenzo, "so I drew inspiration from films I love that embrace that atmosphere, like John Carpenter's Halloween and The Strangers, to tell what I hope to be a similarly unsettling story."

THE MISPLACED is the latest genre short from DiVincenzo and Lockbridge Productions, whose previous work includes THE HORRORS OF AUTOCORRECT (distributed by Eli Roth’s Crypt TV), CYBERSHOCK 1999 (distributed by Troma Entertainment), and the 48 Hour Film Project winner ROOT OF ALL EVIL.

To keep up with Alex DiVincenzo's future projects, be sure to follow Lockbridge Productions on Facebook, and subscribe to their YouTube Channel!

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