BUFF 2019 – ‘The Party’ – A Short Film Review

I had the opportunity to review Mackenzie Bartlett’s The Party for the 2019 Boston Underground Film Festival. As you probably know by now, I am a short film super fan. I honestly didn’t have any idea what this was about when I selected it to review, other than its very short title. I went into this one totally blind… which is sometimes the best way to watch films, coming in with no preconceived notions about it. Just dive right in! I will say that I loved this short film. Read on to find out why!

The Party

Film Synopsis:

A trio of witches plan the ultimate shindig.

My Thoughts:

The Party is about friendship, witches and revenge. This is right up my alley! First off, the film opens with one of the witches watching Night of the Living Dead, which is an automatic plus. It is broken down into seven mini acts, appropriately titled to correspond with the moon – Equinox, New Moon, Waxing Crescent, Last Quarter Moon, Dark Moon, Full Moon and Harvest Moon. The film then depicts friendship and how these friends are planning the ultimate party, which seems like it is just going to be your usual college shindig. But then you learn that this one is much more than an average party. The witches have the ultimate revenge planned. What do they plan to do? You will have to watch The Party to find out! It is well shot, and the acting is strong and flawless. I love the creativity involved in this, along with an important message presented in a unique way. This film is currently making its rounds in the festival circuit. Be sure you check The Party out… you won’t be disappointed!

The Party


About JenniferLeigh

I love a good scare. I have a collection of over 500 horror movies and I am an avid reader as well. I'm also a fan of other nerdoms, Star Wars, Star Trek, X-Files, Firefly and Doctor Who to name a few. I live in Illinois with my husband and cats who share my nerdoms.

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