Heather Frederick, Hunter Frederick, Elizabeth McFly, Sara Hallisey
The Undoing is an unusual bit of cinema, a 4-minute thriller targeted as a PG-13 rated YA film with a literary vibe and an ensemble cast seemingly having fun with the short but engaging film directed by Cameron Gallagher and written by Jeremiah Lewis. In the film, a teenage slumber party reveals hidden jealousy for one young woman. A spell book promising her a tempting opportunity to change her life.
It's a basic set-up really, however, it's brought vividly to life in a way that made me think of a darker, more amplified R.L. Stine.
In case you're wondering, that's a compliment.
The latest indie short from New York-based Black Mountain Visuals, The Undoing dives right in and holds on to you maximizing its slight four minutes to full-effect with a strong ensemble that features Heather Frederick, Hunter Frederick, Elizabeth McFly, and Sara Hallisey. They're all on the same page here and this short but fun gem leaves you wanting more as the closing credits roll.
Written by Richard Propes
The Independent Critic