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Pavor Nocturnus (2004)

Directed by: Adrian Katz
Written by: Adrian Katz
Links: Official site, Wesley College
Genre: Short

This movie gets: 2.00 (1 rating) Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

Pavor Nocturnus (2004) is also mentioned in em_fiction's review of Sunrise Sunset (2004) and em_fiction's review of Voices Unheard (2004).

"Pretentious title says it all" - a review by em_fiction

(see Nerd Boy (2004) for Top screen introduction)

Pavor nocturnus - Adrian Katz
8 minutes
Wesley College, Prahran

"What is real and what can only be imagined? Expert use of motif, a superb sound design and slick editing combine in a piece that leaves the audience asking questions."

To paraphrase Bill Hicks — Mac's quick, capsule of review of Pavor nocturnus: piece of shit!

That's right, this hunk of crap about a guy, some blood and a bathroom floor doesn't deserve my constructive criticism. Instead, I'll just analyse its top screen synopsis:

"What is real and what can only be imagined?"
This film was so bad that if it were imagined, it really would be a pavor nocturnus.

"Expert use of motif, a superb sound design and slick editing combine..."
Expert? No. Superb sound design? I wouldn't exactly classify 'loud at the wrong moments' superb. Slick editing? Ah, so having shithouse continuity is now considered 'slick'? Reordering shots into chronological order after shooting them out of chronological isn't 'slick'; it's kind of, um... the whole point of editing.

"...leaves the audience asking questions."
Yeah, it did, such as "What was all that about?" and "How the fuck did that piece of shit make it into top fourteen?".

em_fiction gives this movie 2 out of 10.
Review created on Sun 13 Jun 2004

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