Reviewed by: Andre Manseau
Rafael De Leon Jr
Andrea Shannon Young
Kathryn Neville Browne
What's it about
A girl comes to dinner with a Mom and a fellow classmate. This girl seems like a typical student who's a little jealous of her classmate's proficiency when it comes to science fairs, although her classmate is facially disfigured. Things start to get a little uncomfortable, and bad things start to happen.
Is it good movie?
I don't know, folks- I have a hard time with short films. This one clocks in at a little over 5 minutes long and I think that's where I struggle. Don't get me wrong- this is a fine little film and I can judge it as such, but when something is 5 minutes long, who cares if it sucks? And if it's awesome, you want more.
First of all, the acting is just fine, all three of the ladies in this little short do a good job. The short film is lit really well and has some great and atmospheric looking shots. The sense of dread sets in quickly, as this quickly becomes a "this place isn't what I thought it was, I need to leave' sort of deal and then turns sour.
There's even a little gore within the film and it looks pretty good. It's certainly a little disturbing when the secret of Wendy's disfigurement comes to light. As I mentioned before, just when things really ramp up they pretty much end, but the film works. It's a tense and twisted dinnertime scene that doesn't exactly have a happy ending. If you're into this sort of thing, it's done well.
Video / Audio
I'm not entirely certain what else I could really say about waffle. It's a fine little short that might unsettle you during its short runtime. It looks good and is acted well, and on that basis, I recommend it.