Short Film

BEATING HEARTS (2010) Short Film, Posters: Matthew Garret

Gianna Bruzzese, Beating Hearts

Beating Hearts Short Film, PostersMatthew Garret‘s Beating Hearts (2010) short film, short film posters star Peter Coriarty, Gianna Bruzzese, and Georgeanne Bruzzese. Beating Hearts‘ plot synopsis: “Beating Hearts chronicles the aftermath of a great horror committed by monsters. A harrowing take on family ties, true love and murder.”

 The Beating Hearts short film posters:

 Beating Hearts Short Film Poster

 Beating Hearts Short Film Poster


 Beating Hearts Short Film Poster

 Beating Hearts Short Film Poster


I do not think I have seen a horror short film this well rounded since the Blinky (2010) Short Film was released. If you have seen that, Beating Hearts is on that level, maybe even past it.

*Spoiler* When the little girl leans in to kiss the grandfather and he quickly turns his head, I thought: “Ooohhh”. *Spoiler Ends* This short film has subtext and a lot of thought behind it.

A more critical look at Beating Hearts:

A quiet naturalism pulsates from the psycho-sexual abyss that is Beating Hearts…Garrett digs in all four corners of the storytelling sandbox, crafting a rich yet simple narrative that recalls the early works of Polanski and Craven just as much as it does a “headline of the week” tragedy or Stephen King story. With a deft hand he guides his leads, Peter Coriarty and Gianna Bruzzese into some very dark territory, proving that the dead eyes of youth can be a dangerously mesmerizing thing to behold.

Good news concerning the Beating Hearts‘ project:

A feature-length version is currently being scripted by Writer/Director Matthew Garrett & Screenwriter David Hauslein.

Watch the Beating Hearts short film below and leave your thoughts on it in the comments section. For more short films, check out our Short Film Page.

Source: Vimeo, Twitch, Badlit

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