It looks like indie horror's Dave Reda has another hit on his hands with his latest short film, the deliciously twisted Rotting Love, co-starring Reda with indie horror icon Brooke Lewis as a not so loving couple whose relationship seems to have gone more than a little bit stale.
Sometimes, it takes the undead to liven things up a bit.
If you're familiar with Reda's work, then you already know to expect lots of horror and lots of hilarity and that's exactly what you get with the 5-minute Rotting Love.
Rotting Love has already had quite a bit of festival success and is all set for its next fest appearance at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival running September 28-29, 2018 at Sacramento's Historic Colonial Theatre. If you're in the area, you'll definitely want to check out Reda's latest creation.
Reda has always had a knack for perfectly weaving together horror and humor, a unique combination that is sublime when it works and freakin' godawful when it doesn't. With Reda? It always works.
Reda rocks it as the immensely charming Danny, who's bound and determined to convince Porsche, played by the always perfect Brooke Lewis, that their love has just as much spark as the couple going at it wildly in the lounge window in front of them.
He ain't wrong, ya' know?
Now then, either Reda gets along with just about anyone or he has an almost uncanny gift for choosing his perfect leading ladies. My guess? It's a little bit of both for our good friend, Zombie Dave.
The multi award-winning actress Lewis has impeccable comic timing and a casual playfulness that works extraordinarily well along the calm, casual demeanor of Reda. Together, they're a blast.
Rotting Love also benefits from Steve Gilbane's original music and the spry, electric lensing of Rene Vargas Madrigal. Kudos should also be given for the rest of the film's ensemble cast.
With multiple festival appearances already to his credit for Rotting Love, it would appear that Reda has once again crafted a crowd pleaser that should have no problem hanging around for quite a while on the indie and horror fest circuits. Watch for it at a festival near you.
© Written by Richard Propes
The Independent Critic