[Review]: Killer Date – A Short Horror Film

Swiping right might just be the end of your life.

[Note: I’m going to try a new formatting here for my reviews. I’ll give you the synopsis of the film, all the specs, and if I’m able to, embed or link to the film in question. Then below that, I’ll give you my review. I think this way will be easier for anyone who wants to watch the film before my review.]

Today we’re going to take a look at the horror short Killer Date.

It stars Jonnie Stapleton and Desire Jansen.

It is directed by Carlos Omar De León, from a screenplay by Vorasine Vince Phrommany & Carlos Omar De León.

Synopsis: A popular online blogger thinks he’s going on a routine blind date thanks to the new dating app he’s been using. But his next date could be his last…

So without any other further ado, I bring you Killer Date…

Now I hope you all enjoyed that, because I did. Everyone knows I don’t like any fluff when it comes to films, especially shorts that seem to sometimes do it to get their run time up. Killer Date, at 5 minutes 48 seconds, has no excess scenes in it. There’s a beginning, a middle, and an end and leaves you to use your imagination as to what happens from there. There is no jump out of your seat scares, but there are scares. The scares are psychological. Just think about the minute where you realize “that could be me”, that is all the scares you need.

Show of hands, how many people have had a date with someone that you met online? Obviously I can’t see how many hands were raised, but I’m pretty sure it was a high number. Killer Date is real for us. Imagine swiping right on that cute guy or girl. You have no idea what you’re getting into. Remember, serial killers are always described as “nice guys” and “just your average Joe”.

With the continued advances in technology, there’s newer and newer ways to meet people every day. Unfortunately, in real life, that’s not always a good thing. But at least for us in the horror community, it gives filmmakers all new ideas and story lines for their films. Something different in the horror genre is always welcome.

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