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Red Light, Green Light

By Chris Salce | November 18, 2020

HOLLYSHORTS 2020 FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! In Red Light, Green Light, a man works in a creepy warehouse while something may be stalking him.

Josh (Todd Denson) finds himself working alone in a warehouse with creepy mannequin heads all over the place. To top it off, the lights keep flickering off and on. He gradually gets the feeling that something is watching him… turns out he is right. A creepy-looking mannequin-like woman (Gina Bishop) chases Josh around the warehouse while finding a new pose every time the lights flicker back on. Can Josh escape, or is he doomed?

“A creepy looking mannequin-like woman chases Josh around the warehouse…”

What is clear about Red Light, Green Light is that it has good production values and a talented crew behind it. The scare factor is there with the help of the special effects. Gina Bishop, as the woman, captures the essence of something you want to run from. There does seem to be a slightly comedic aspect to the short, but it does not outweigh the horror theme that is going on.

I had to watch this short film more than once to understand what was going on. I get that a man was being chased by some zombie-like mannequin lady, but I was unsure what she was and why she was doing it. After looking at the credits, I began to put everything together. The woman was a former employee of the month, but you would not get that unless you are a person that pays attention to the end credits.

Normally, most people do not pay attention to the end credits, so this aspect of Red Light, Green Light may slip right by. If it does, the irony of the film will also be missed.

Red Light, Green Light screened at the 2020 Hollyshorts Film Festival.

Red Light, Green Light (2020)

Directed: Will Martinez, Joe Martinez

Written: Patrick Allan Laffoon

Starring: Todd Denson, Gina Bishop, etc.

Movie score: 6/10

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"…captures the essence of something you want to run from."

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