The Andrew Buckner/ AWordofDreams Fall 2020 Short Film Festival- Film #13: “Root of All Evil” (2016)

By Andrew Buckner

The Andrew Buckner/ AWordofDreams Fall 2020 Short Film Festival concludes with its thirteenth short project: “Root of All Evil” (2016). Smartly written and stylishly directed by Alex DiVincenzo, the seven-minute and thirty-four second work is inventive, entertaining and well-acted. The effort also wonderfully personifies the fun and ominous spirit of the Halloween season, when the narrative takes place, in both atmosphere and in the general chain of events which craft the exercise. Winner of Best Film, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Costumes, Best Use of Prop, Best Special Effects and Most Lifelike Severed Part at the 48 Hour Film Project, the masterful exercise is a perfect cinematic treat for fellow horror aficionados.

SYNOPSIS:

After disrespecting an ancient tradition, a Halloween gala featuring a group of friends takes a terrifying and fatal turn.

LINK FOR THE IMDB PAGE FOR THE FILM:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6692292/

YOUTUBE LINK FOR THE FILM IN FULL:

* All films shown in this festival are used with the kind permission of the filmmakers themselves.