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Call Girl Review

Call Girl

After a quick skim over some horror news and fan sites this morning, I ran across a podcast from not too long ago that featured an interview with Laurence R. Harvey who most fans now know from The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence). During this interview, of which I only listened to a fraction of, the show hosts and actor briefly discussed a horror short that Harvey had recently completed with director Jill Sixx Gevargizian. Not much was mentioned really, but enough was said to pique my interest in what I learned to be titled Call Girl.

Like Call Girl’s five-minute and 50 second run-time, which includes opening and closing credits, its synopsis is short and sweet — In one man’s attempt to exploit his date night via video-chat, he ends up sharing something far more disturbing.

I can’t tell you how many films I’ve seen over the years that contained anywhere from 75 to 90 minutes of footage, yet still failed to get any sort of clear point across. I didn’t know what they were about until about an hour in and even then, they failed to make any type of sense. When a filmmaker can do much better than these attempts in less than six minutes of footage, you know you’re dealing with real talent. Jill Gevargizian managed to not only paint a clear picture right away, but she also did so with style. It is clear that everything was extremely well planned, right down to her actresses (Tristan Risk, American Mary, To Jennifer) pure white outfit, which without spoiling too much, made for quite a stark contrast to the deep red of the on-screen blood.

The performances by both Risk and Harvey are believable, which is another reason why Call Girl is so effective. You can tell Harvey’s character is new to whatever it is that is going on here and Risk seems equally as shy although she is in a profession that one would think would call for a rather outgoing personality. The entire situation is rather believable until the very end with which I can promise, you will never see coming.

In just under six minutes, we get to witness good acting, unique storytelling, a beautiful woman, gore, and a twist ending. If that doesn’t sound tempting to you, you’re visiting the wrong website! Call Girl is getting a world premiere tomorrow, January 19, over at Dread Central, so be sure to check over there and see Gevargizian’s work for yourself.

I give this short 4 frantic incoming messages out of 5.

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