Title: Teddy

Also known as:
Teddy: It's Gonna Be a Bear (Full title)

Year: 2011

Genre: Short / Slasher / Comedy

Language: English

Runtime: 12 min

Director: Steve Goltz

Writer: Steve Goltz & Kevin Sommerfield

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1860320/

Your run-of-the-mill slasher film teenagers accidently run over an old crazy man when they're going camping, and decide to just dump him in the ditch. But what they didn't know is that his retarded son saw everything and is gonna hunt them down on their camping trip.

Our thoughts:
The slasher genre isn't very impressive, and it never really was (sure, the originals were... original) but it's one of the front subgenres within horror that is mostly existing to be fun and campy. "Teddy" is exactly that, it's "just" another slasher movie, and it's not bringing much new to the genre. But guess what, it's 12 minutes long so for that reason it actually fucking works! More on that later. First, let's see what makes it "just another slasher":

It's about extremely stupid teenagers, one of them is more like a parody even (honestly, I shouldn't have thought it was funny but he cracked me up). They do something stupid and someone wants revenge. In this case, a grown man/young adult who is still attached to his teddy. He wants revenge for them accidently hitting his father with their car. And where are the teenagers going? Why, camping of course! Yes, this marks the 5 millionth time that slasher movie characters have gone camping! But I did say it worked, right?

Yes! It does work. "Teddy" packs every little detail that your standard slasher movie needs (except boobies) and it does it in just 12 minutes. And it's not poorly made or anything either, which helps. It never bores you because it has several kills, and occasional comedy (although it's rather silly at times) and a killer that.. Well, he isn't really scary. Okay, the killer isn't very cool either, but the idea works within the film and it does seem to have some thought behind it.

The kills aren't always original or even that great (I'm rarely a fan of stick-up-the-butt-kills), but there is at least one fun FX scene of a decapitated head. The effects are really middle-ground - some meh, some yay. Oddly enough, writing that made sense to me.

Fact remains, "Teddy" is a compact slasher. It will give you as much entertainment as "Friday the 13th, part 24", and probably a bit more than most newly squeezed franchises/series that I have seen around (but haven't bothered with). Give it a shot if you feel you have 12 minutes to spare (I know you do, you lazy bastard).

Positive things:
- Compact slasher. Does everything a slasher does, in less time.
- Alright kills and FX.
- The jock character was so damn stupid.
Negative things:
- The killer wasn't too great, but he worked.
- Butt kill.
- No nudity.
- At the end of the day, a slasher is a slasher.

Gore: 2.5/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 2/5
Effects: 2.5/5
Comedy: 2/5

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