Longtime friend of The End of Summer, Luther Boghal-Jones, recently got in touch regarding his latest opus, the short film entitled Goodnight, Halloween. Even though we're in the thick of the lamer-holidays part of the year, T.E.O.S. luckily celebrates Halloween all year, and since I'm (still) going through Halloween withdrawal, seems like a good time for a festive, frightful flick.
From the press release:
death figures…people locked down, hiding, communicating via webcams…a
divided nation…a right wing agenda pulling the strings of government
with populist politics…welcome to alternate Detroit in 1986…welcome to
the world of Goodnight, Halloween.
Goodnight, Halloween is
a short fantasy thriller from Worthing based award winning writer/
director Luther Bhogal-Jones – in this alternate world Halloween
creatures have co-existed with mankind for all time…but now a forced
government policy has removed their rights and allowed human citizens to
exterminate them without consequence. The creatures have been forced
into hiding and forged uneasy alliances between competing different
species, all with their own agendas. A ray of hope emerges – evidence
that could discredit K.R.O.N.A – the Khristian Right Of New Amerika –
and having retrieved the evidence a group of creatures are scattered and
forced to stay in hiding while the evidence is painstakingly uploaded
to the Network…if they can stay alive long enough…which is where the
Ironically prescient for these times after being 14 years in the making, Goodnight, Halloween is a thrilling stylish throwback to the creature films of the VHS 80s era – something that could have come from studio stables of New World or Empire Pictures – while combining elements of Robocop’s mediabreak interludes and downbeat, cynical elements of John Carpenter’s work (especially with the Carpenter-esque score to the film – courtesy of Worthing composer Monzen Nakacho).
Buy the soundtrack.