Isabelle Glinn, Finnian Nainby-Luxmore
Movie Review: Frankie Gets Bit
You wouldn't necessarily think that you could get a whole lot out of a four-minute zombie flick, however, in the case of Adam Nelson's Frankie Gets Bit you'd definitely be wrong. This just under four-minute comedy short centers around a couple, Frankie (Finnian Nainby-Luxmore) and Penny (Isabelle Glinn, who appear to be on the run from some sort of zombie happenings when the truth reveals itself - Frankie has been bit.
If you've ever seen a single zombie flick, you already know what needs to happen. You already know what's probably going to happen. Frankie Gets Bit finds its comical life from the fact that Frankie seems more than a little aghast that his beloved Penny doesn't seem to have any reservations about doing the dastardly deed.
Frankie Gets Bit is a fun little short with solid performances from both Glinn and Nainby-Luxmore. While the dialogue from Jayne Slater is quite funny, the truth is that these two get just as many laughs out of silent moments, facial expressions, and the anticipation of what we all expect.
Music by Imraan Husain fits the goings on quite nicely and lensing by Jordan Wicks amplifies the film's humor and inevitability. There's not much more to be set about an indie short that slides in at just under four minutes, however, for those who want a slightly different and fiercely funny zombie short this is one to look for whether it goes on the indie fest circuit or ends up in a streaming release.
Written by Richard Propes
The Independent Critic