Director – David Teixeira (Visiteur, Girls Night)
Starring – Lucas Dutilleul (Woke) and Anasthasia Hilda (L’echiquier Des Deux Reines)
Release Date – 2020
Rating – 3.5/5
I recently had a horror binge after receiving requests from several filmmakers to check out their work. I started my little marathon with a Finnish extreme horror short titled Melody of Madness. When I finished with that one I moved on to the French short Visiteur.
I enjoyed it but it was a little difficult to review due to it being so short. The third short in my marathon also came from Visiteur director David Teixeira. I want to thank David for sending over Play. Pause. Kill. to review. I greatly appreciate it.
**Spoiler Alert** The film follows the beautiful Julia who is speaking through text to Henry. After a small chat Henry agrees to come over for dinner and horror movies. Before long the two make their way to her bed where things take a sexy, yet deadly, turn. **Spoiler Alert**
Before I watched this short I was really digging the poster. When you look at me you don’t expect to see a guy that liked lime green and hot pinks but I do. Bright colors are my trademarks so I love seeing posters that have these type of color schemes. Play. Pause. Kill. doesn’t really fit the poster but it was a fantastic horror short with great atmosphere and some solid tension.
The acting in this one is great. Dutilleul was solid in his role but Hilda was absolutely phenomenal. She’s stunning and delivered a fantastic performance. Her gorgeous looks was only overshadowed by her bloodlust. The story for this one was not what I was expecting but it was painfully fun. I don’t want to get too far into the story to prevent spoilers but this was not twist I was expecting. Once the movie started rolling I assumed the movie was going to go a certain way but it didn’t. The twist really worked.
Finally, the film has a seriously bloody moment that will leave most men cringing. The practical effects are limited but the blood flows freely. There may be one kill but this one kill fucking works. Overall, Play. Pause. Kill. is a fucking blast. Anasthasia Hilda carries the film with her beauty and talent and the story takes you down a path most men would never want to go. I highly recommend this one.