Title: Something Just

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Year: 2010

Genre: Short / Thriller / Horror

Language: English

Runtime: 12 min

Director: Scott Perry

Writer: Rob George


A child's guardian meets with a man from his past and the two make plans to deal with a child killer whose managed to go on unpunished, until now.

Our thoughts:
Before the phrase "plot twist" became a dirty word and a pop-culture joke, in thanks to a terrible director and even worse writer, those twists in the story actually served a purpose and held some sort of relevance. Scott Perry, the director responsible for the short vamp flick "Insatiable", which I thoroughly enjoyed, is back with "Something Just". A movie that when you first start watching appears to be a dramatic thriller dealing with a serial killer who targets children. But Scott Perry throws a twist into the story that is one of those twists that is so good, so well planned, and written that it completely changes your viewing experience because it changes the movie.

That sounds overly dramatic, but it's true. "Something Just", at first glance, plays out in a similar nature to those crime-thrillers dealing with serial killers from the late 90's. We watch two men talk in vague terms about what to do in order to deal with a child killer, while we watch said killer do his dirty deeds. Almost basic in nature, this part of the story plays out very well because it builds up anticipation to the conclusion -- Are these two men going to do something, or is another child going to die? Even as good as it is, what really makes the movie is the twist that you honestly don't see coming, and changes both the movie and viewing experience.

As much as I would like to go into the twist, I won't since that would not only spoil it but also because it is a vital part of "Something Just" that helps to make it a fresh and unique short film. It's also one of those movies where all of the elements come into play and work perfectly together to really help sell the story and the quality of the movie. Everything from the cinematography, to the editing, and the sound design are all top notch and helps make "Something Just" that much more impressive. Certainly not to sell the actors short as they all did a great job too, but Alan Rowe Kelly stole the show with an unbelievably creepy and frightening portrayal of a child killer. I really can't compliment "Something Just" enough; from the start the movie hooks you and keeps you engaged until the very end where it brings such an interesting twist, you'll want to rewatch it immediately.

Positive things:
- Good story with a great twist.
- Excellent production quality.
- Good performances.
- Alan Rowe Kelly does an amazing job.
- Scott Perry has made it available for free viewing.

Negative things:
- Nothing stood out as a negative for me.

Gore: 0/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 3.5/5
Effects: 0/5
Comedy: 0/5

We got this movie from:
Slick Devil Entertainment

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