morbidlybeautiful.com PLAYS WITH THE HORRORS OF EXTREME OBSESSION.
“A MOST SAVAGE BEAST” PLAYS WITH THE HORRORS OF EXTREME OBSESSION, USING A TERRIFYING MAIN CHARACTER, SYMBOLIC EROTICA AND DRAMATIC TWISTS.
The premise of the short film A Most Savage Beast from first-time filmmaker Theo Hogben is intriguing and perhaps even innocent at first glance. A young girl obsessed with ‘happily ever after’ and match-making sets out to romantically link two customers that frequent her place of work. However, her methods are far from a gentle push.
At first, I deduced that this was a premise that could be very vulnerable to cliché. But whenever I found myself settling into a prediction of what would happen next, I found myself gobsmacked as the film shoved me in a different direction. This ensures that the film perfectly dodges predictable and comfortable clichés, almost teasing the audience by hovering over the cliché before giving them whiplash with a sudden, fitting twist.....