NR, 3 min.
Director: Michael Prince
Writer: William L. Bradley
Starring: Nathan Atkins, Ryan Izay, Brynn Izay
I have not seen “The ABCs of Death”, an anthology style horror flick that was released this spring that compiled 26 short films with each focusing on a letter of the alphabet. Apparently, its producers are already compiling the second ABCs film which will feature another 26 horror shorts shot by 26 new directors, including one to be chosen through a contest on the website. A friend of a friend has submitted one for the competition entitled “M is for Messiah”.
His is a funny take on the second coming of Jesus. Of course, we all know the second coming isn’t about Jesus dying for our sins again. This time the J man brings some death and destruction of his own, hence its qualification as a horror film. It is lighthearted though, and produces more than a couple laughs over its brief two and half minute running time. I particularly liked how there was a popping sound every time Jesus performed some sort of paranormal act. It’s a sound much like that produced when you stick your finger in your mouth and pop it out to the side. Nice touch.