Julien Neaves, Editor
Plot: A woman named Sandy becomes anxious when an enthusiastic suitor prepares to meet her strange parents.
Review: Fck’n Nuts (yes, that is the actual title) is a surrealist short by writer/director Sam Fox and she describes it as an “absurdist horror/comedy based on my personal experience growing up with my insane family as a young girl.” After watching the film, I would surmise that Fox had quite the strange childhood because this movie is supremely weird, and I kind of love it.
I will not give out any more plot details than the opening synopsis as this is one of those films that it is best to go in completely blind and just enjoy the trippy ride. Everything here contributes to an unsettling and fever dream-like experience. The colour palette is garish, the music is disturbing, and the interior of the house is shrouded in mist and populated by creepy items. Maddie Nichols is great as the sweet and haunted Sandy who is dressed like she time travelled from the 50s, and Vincent Stalba brings a lot of plucky energy as her overly enthusiastic suitor Dan. And the tension leading up to the reveal of the parents is so thick you can cut it with a chainsaw. The reveal itself threw me for a loop and the ending was pitch perfect.
Fck’n Nuts, as the name suggests, is a pretty wild film. Atmospheric, disgusting, and unnerving, it is quite the unique horror comedy experience that packs in a lot in under 11 minutes.
Editor Jules’ Score: 8 out of 10
The film has been selected for several film festivals including:
- L’Etrange (Sept. 5 – Sept. 17)
- Motel/X (Sept. 12 – Sept 18)
- Sydney Underground (Sept. 14)
- Future of Film is Female (Sept. 20)
- Fantastic Fest (Sept. 21 – Sept 28)
- Charlotte Film Festival (Sept. 27 – Oct. 1)
- New Orleans Film Festival (Nov. 3 – Nov. 8)
If you are attending any of the above festivals do look out for it and you can learn more about Foxy Films by clicking here. And you can check out more horror short content below:
Julien “Editor Jules” Neaves is a TARDIS-flying, Force-using Trekkie whose bedroom stories were by Freddy Krueger, learned to be a superhero from Marvel, but dreams of being Batman. I love promoting Caribbean film (Cariwood), creating board games and I am an aspiring author. I say things like “12 flavours of awesome sauce”. Read more.