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The Deal (2017 Short) – Revenge is Bittersweet

Valentine’s day was just a few days ago and it’s a bittersweet holiday for a lot of people. Some love it and go all out while others avoid it at all costs. Not all relationships end up happy… and some should have never happened in the first place. Just like in the new horror short The Deal (2017).

The Deal was directed by Hunter Johnson and written by Jennifer Nangle who also stars in the film along with Colton Wheeler. The short was released on Valentine’s Day and is receiving amazing feedback from the horror community. After viewing it for myself, I can totally see why.

The story follows Jade Whitney (Nangle) who is already having a rough day and it gets even worse when she arrives home to find an intruder in her home. But not just any intruder… it’s her ex (Wheeler) and he wants what’s “rightfully” his. Will he get what he hopes for?

This short has a run of just over 12 minutes and in that brief amount of time, it indulges the audience with a thrilling and twisted story. I personally love a good thriller and think they can be far more terrifying than the average horror film. This one is more of a realistic situation about a revenge story gone wrong… or gone right, depending on how you look at it.

What I loved most about it was the stunning performance by Jenn Nangle. Her character is deliciously demented and my kind of girl… the kind you don’t want to mess with. Plus, Nangle not only starred in the film but also wrote, produced, and edited this short, which is truly fantastic. What a way to kick ass and represent Women in Horror Month.

Final Thoughts:

The Deal is a fun and thrilling story that some people may be able to relate to… well, hopefully not completely, but at least the general idea of it. Revenge is definitely bittersweet. Watch the short by clicking the above link and let us know what you think!





About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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