Looks that Kill and then you Die!
More short films, kiddies! Today we have WINDOW DRESSING, written and directed by Dave Bundtzen.
At a quaint little resale shop, Danielle (Colleen Kelly) is starting her first day of work. Mrs. Wallace (Elaine Partnow), the charming owner of the shop, is thrilled to have some help at last. She asks Danielle to fetch a mannequin from the back to re-do the front window display.
Oh, but poor Danielle doesn’t have any clue what she’s about to find in that storage room. And very soon, she’ll wish she hadn’t taken this job.
Thrift stores can be pretty darn creepy. Ok, I said it. And this film plays upon that nicely. Its a super short film, just around four minutes so I don’t want to give any spoilers. But it tells a good story, and that’s important.
Maybe you’ll get ahead of it. I thought I had, although while I was close, I didn’t totally call it. Even if you do figure it out ahead of time, watch it anyway. Worth it for the visual effects and especially for the delightful Mrs. Wallace. Mrs. Partnow is a very accomplished actress and brings a subtle yet brilliant performance to this film.