Written by: Matt Molgaard
Directed by: Karl Mueller
Cast: Veronica Lauren, Ethan Sawyer, Eric Schrecongost
Karl Mueller’s short, Widow essentially offers a widow a look at the afterlife, and loud, sharp, abrasive and terrifying fashion. It’s enough to leave anyone utterly shell shocked, but how will Mrs. Hughes handle it? That remains to be seen.
A very well shot, and professionally edited piece of work, Widow isn’t frightening so much as it is inviting. There’s a very organized element of the entire story – contrast is in part why the big revelation is so astounding – that seems neat and tidy. Karl Mueller had a design in his mind, that he could see, and he transferred that to film in fine fashion.
I enjoyed the work of the small ensemble. There’s an interesting dynamic practically laid out on a table between these two and it’s interesting. It’s engaging. And this film, while not particularly frightening, is at the absolute least, entertaining.
Widow gets a recommendation from us, with a note that fans of psychological thrillers are more inclined to view this picture in the brightest light possible. If you want to see a slasher or a possession story, skip Widow.