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Film Review: Postmen Don’t Deliver on Christmas (short film) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

For some odd reason Janet Morvina has been receiving packages in the mail that she asked Santa for over 20 years ago. Janet then begins to have a sneaking suspicion that the Postman is stalking her.

REVIEW:

More short films! Today we have POSTMEN DON’T DELIVER ON CHRISTMAS, written and directed by Bryian Keith Montgomery Jr. I recognized his name, but couldn’t remember from where. Then I remembered that I reviewed another short film of his, KENNY’S COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS. Mr. Montgomery has a very grim view of Christmas, I believe.

Anyway, this story focuses on Janet (Katarina Flavin, who also appeared in the aforementioned KENNY’S COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS), who seems to have an irrational fear of the neighborhood postman (played by Patrick Peduto). He keeps showing up, delivering packages containing things janet asked for when she was alittle girl. Each package comes from a different address.

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Janet has no idea where these things are coming from, and believes the postman may have ulterior motives in repeatedly coming to her house. Janet keeps calling her friend for advice, and gets more and more freaked out as the packages keep coming.

So is Janet right to be afraid? Who keeps sending her all this stuff? How could they have possibly known she ever asked for these things?

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Like the previous film I reviewed from this director, the story here is told mostly in reverse. I don’t have a problem with non-linear storytelling. In fact, in this case, it’s very effective. I did see the end coming, which is unfortunate. Still, the actors are really good in it. The score by Daniel Ciurllza is fittingly creepy yet festive.

So using my special “short scale” of one to five, five being awesome, I’m giving this film 3 packages.

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