typicalfilm – Familiar


Familiar (2012)

Psychological and body horror abound. From Fatal Pictures and now available to rent or buy streaming, this short was suggested by Bind Torture Kast, right up there with Dead Air as my most favourite podcast ever. Along with a handful of other shorts, they highlighted the back-catalogue of Fatal Pictures which features the peculiar Robert Nolan in both this and Worm. No to say the actor is peculiar, but the characters he plays in these last two offerings are fascinating. Of a misanthropic and gravely dissatisfied man whose negative internal dialogue has run amok, the story takes a dark turn into Cronenburg territory.  Looking forward to something feature length from these guys, if not the release of an older short (Consumption, 2003), and the continued success of the festival run of the recent short ‘Heir‘.