Review – The Premonition (Short 2019)

From the second The Premonition opens you know that are a couple of things are evident:

  1. Director James Ersted knows exactly what he’s doing. The camera follows Ersted’s vision effortlessly and we are treated to a nostalgic lensing of Halloween that feels both Creepshow and Carpenter’s classic simultaneously
  2. The Premonition has no problems effectively being its own entity. Aside from its visual homages, Ersted’s short owns its identity, adept in its brisk break-neck storytelling that not only manages to showcase its lead (Betsy Baker), but also doesn’t take its peripheral players for granted.

As a creator, Ersted really shines here and what really surprises is a score that totally sets the short up as a competent entry in cinematic mood-building.

A solid lead, a rich, saturated look and a moody score are just the highlights of a horror short worthy of the influences it showcases. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Watch the full short HERE, below!

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Summary
The camera follows Ersted's vision effortlessly and we are treated to a nostalgic lensing of Halloween that feels both Creepshow and Carpenter's classic simultaneously
Good
  • Solid Lead
  • Great Score
  • Rich Atmosphere
8.8
Great
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Ash Hamilton is not only the owner of Horror-Fix.com, but also one of its major contributors. A long time horror movie enthusiast, Ash has lent his personality to radio and television and continues to support his favorite genre through his writing and art. He also loves beef jerky and puppies... and low-grade street-quality hallucinogens.

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