It’s not Monday, but it’s the first day of the week after Memorial Day, so I’m going to roll with a #ShortMovieMonday entry. Since it’s not your typical Monday I’m reviewing a not so typical flick in a not so typical manner. Today’s entry is Satan’s Coming For You written an directed by Dakota Bailey.
Satanic serial killers Alister (Dakota Bailey) & Bubba (Matt Marshall) get more when they bargained for when they have an acid trip and meet Satan himself, and the two of them decide to go on a reign of terror in this brutal short film that features murder, digging up corpses, blowtorches, psychedelic Satanism, anti-religion, heavy metal & more!
SPOILER ALERT: This review WILL talk openly about the plot of the film. If you want to experience the film as it was intended watch it before reading this review. Full film is embedded at the end of this post.
Plot & Thoughts
I’m a little bit perplexed with this one. Satan’s Coming For You was described to me as, “One of the nastiest and brutal modern horror films out there” and, “A complete homage to the 80s video nasties.” I’ll admit that I only watched it once, but I have to say I wouldn’t quite describe it that way.
The description above from IMDB is accurate. All of those things are present. That said, once we get past the puppy killing which is admitidly brutal and tugged at my heart strings, for me at least the film delved into a hard core Jay and Silent Bob type flick full of more f-bombs than The Wolf Of Wall Street.
There’s really something to be said for creating a film, any film, on a tight budget. That’s clearly the case here and I absolutely applaud Bailey for getting it done. He does some amazing things with cuts and camera movment that show me he knows what he’s doing behind the camera.
Satan’s Coming For You wasn’t my cup of tea. While it’s got a couple of good moments in there when I see the description of “One of the nastiest and brutal modern horror films out there” I start to envision a certain type of film that I didn’t quite get. However… there’s really some good things going on here (I think). One of the things that’s always bothered me about serial killer movies is how “smart” the killer is made to be. I don’t have any first hand experience with these folks, but my guess is most of them would be more like Josh Duggar than Hannibal Lecter. This film gives you that “realism” in spades and for that I’ve got to give it props.
NOTE: I’ve asked filmmaker Dakota Bailey if I can inclue the full film here. If / when he agrees for it to be shared I’ll update this post with the full 20 minute film. I’d love to get some other opinions on it to see if I’ve “missed the mark” so to speak. Stay tuned!
Update 5.26.2015 2:00 PM
Director Dakota Bailey got back to me and agreed for us to include the full film as part of this review. Check it out below and leave us a comment with your thoughts – thanks Dakota!