I may be biased because Patrick Rea is a friend of mine...but his short films are so creative and fun. His style really reminds me of Tim Burton. He has the wacky stories, the whimsical atmosphere, and the soundtracks that really give his films a magical quality. And they are consistently entertaining. In fact, many of his shorts remind me of Burton’s Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) in terms of aesthetics. He may not have Large Marge, but he has plenty of memorable characters and scenes that are both frightening and hilarious.
HOWL OF A GOOD TIME is no different. I really cannot reveal too much about the plot without spoiling the magic for those who get to see it. But I will say there is a charming Rialto-theatre setting, some questionable audience members, and a cameo by one of my favorite Devil’s Rejects. And watch out who gets admission and who doesn’t...that could come and bite you in the ass.
HOWL OF A GOOD TIME is screening at our next showcase Monday, May 2 at Screenland Armour in Kansas City.