It seems like a lot of people in the horror scene who write about films have dreams of being writers or directors, and I’m always happy to see my fellow fans succeed in those endeavors. A while back, one of my fellow film reviewers, Adam Weber of the site Adam the Movie God, told me about a horror short he wrote called After Hours that would be ready for reviews soon. He asked if I would be interested in reviewing it when the time came. Of course, I said, “Yes,” and I’m glad I did, because what I saw left me pleasantly surprised.
After Hours is a short film directed by Michael Aguiar and written by Adam Weber. It stars Bill Oberst Jr. (Circus of the Dead 2014, Heir 2015), Tracy Decresie, Gabriel Lee (The Laughing Mask 2014), Dana Mauro, and Christopher Scott. The plot follows a cop investigating a murder where things aren’t quite as they appear.
I absolutely loved this short. It features excellent performances from the entire cast, especially Bill Oberst, Jr. as the detective who is tortured by a crime that doesn’t quite add up. This is one of those films where every time you watch, you notice something new. The ending, while being a nice what the fuck moment, left me with many questions. Usually that would piss me off to no end, but in this case it didn’t, simply because it is such a perfect example of an excellent short that would benefit greatly by being expanded into a full length feature. This needs to happen ASAP!
After Hours is an amazing short film that left me with many questions and left the door open for a feature that I would welcome in a heartbeat. It features a great cast, an excellent mystery and just the right amount of weirdness. After Hours is currently making the festival rounds but keep checking back with PopHorror to find out when this fantastic flick will be released!