Review – Kinks (2021 Short)

Solid acting, great production design and a good DP make director Jayden Creighton's Kinks a worthwhile short that deserves a feature length continuation.

A good short does exactly what it sets out to do: provide its audiences with a capable, coherent storyline that leaves the viewer wanting to explore its themes in a feature length format. Kinks does exactly that.

Australian horror short Kinks opens with a leggy call girl explaining to an ailing relative that no matter what the cost of the life-saving medicine, she’ll make the money happen. That paycheck comes in the form of two wealthy aristocrats willing to pay 15K for just 8 hrs of her life. Contracts are signed and the trio make their way to a factory where the next 8 hours are allegedly going to consist of some light bondage and few harmless scares. Well, it wouldn’t be a horror movie if things didn’t take a wrong turn somewhere and soon our heroine is running for her life, trying to escape her pursuers.

I’ve always been fascinated by films like Hostel, an idea that represents what a little money can do to propel the devious to being downright sinister. Kinks carries on that tradition and apples a whole lot of style to where the short is sometimes lacking in substance. Solid acting, great production design and a good DP make director Jayden Creighton’s Kinks a worthwhile short that deserves a feature length continuation. RECOMMENDED.

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Summary
Solid acting, great production design and a good DP make director Jayden Creighton's Kinks a worthwhile short that deserves a feature length continuation.
Good
  • Solid Acting
  • Great Production Value
  • Stylized approach
Bad
  • more style than substance
7.7
Good
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Ash Hamilton is not only the owner of Horror-Fix.com, but also one of its major contributors. A long time horror movie enthusiast, Ash has lent his personality to radio and television and continues to support his favorite genre through his writing and art. He also loves beef jerky and puppies... and low-grade street-quality hallucinogens.

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