*Online Premiere* Director Calvin Reeder, renowned purveyor of surreal and nightmarish art horror with a dark sense of humor, revisits his preferred kickoff point — a traveling man with a guitar at a cheap motel. This time he stirs in some alien phenomenon and we got ourselves a midnight oddity that goes deep fast.
The rambling man checks in but he’s not alone. A toilet flushes and a mysterious weirdo emerges hellbent on sharing an other-dimensional portal he’s discovered behind the motel. At first, the traveler resists but when his guitar is stolen and beamed onto the motel TV, he has no choice but to go in search of it. Once they’re in the other dimension (replete with spinning neon rectangles), the awful consequences begin.
Reeder’s 2008 short, The Rambler is an early nobudge classic shot on 16mm (posted here). The new film was made in conjunction with The Procedure (posted below), another wild short which premiered at Sundance last year. Taken together, they further the agenda of a rogue filmmaker polluting the safe, clean waters of indie film with the repulsive, gory, and just plain strange. It’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it. (12 minutes). Starring Frank Mosley and Linas Phillips. Directed by Calvin Reeder.