The Crescent
First screened in November 2017
Director: Seth A. Smith. Cast: Danika Vandersteen, Woodrow Graves, Terrance Murray, Britt Loder, Andrew Gillis, Amy Trefry, Chik White. Screenplay: Darcy Spidle.

Twitter Capsule: Impressively potent mood piece about young widow with a firm rule against keeping even one eye fixed on her toddler.

Second Capsule: Doleful paranormal creepfest made by a director who saw The Return of the King and thought, "Could use more endings."

Third Capsule: You know how this is too many tweets about The Crescent? That's the exact feeling of watching it end seventeen times.

VOR:   Smith is his own sound designer, and the eerie sonic ambience of the whole piece is a remarkable feat. Broad strokes familiar but many accents are not.

Photo © 2017 Cut/Off/Tail

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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