FILM REVIEW: BAG MAN
From the indie film company American Projects come the latest villain to grace the slasher genre, BAG MAN. BAG MAN (not to be confused with BAGMAN, a 2017 Canadian horror-comedy) is a slasher spoof with a killer on the war path for ecoheathens. If you don’t separate your recycling from your garbage, prepare to meet your maker. If you think its just a joke, explain all the strange murders of folks around town over the years since the legend of the BAG MAN began??? That’s what I thought.
When I received the trailer for BAG MAN, I fell in love. The score was rad, the editing amazing and it left me wanting more. So you can imagine how elated I was when I got a copy of the short film to review! I went from wanting more from the trailer, to wanting less in run time and more from of the dialogue of the film itself. It fell short for me. I found my mind wandering, etc. In a short film all pieces of dialogue are key as the story is being compressed in regards to its pacing so there shouldn’t be any throwaway dialogue. It should keep you engaged and keep the story moving and this one just didn’t do that for me.
Let me rephrase that, it didn’t do that for me yet. By that I mean that I love what filmmaker and actor Connor Strader is doing. I love the style, love the story, love the direction, love, love, love. That being said, I will be checking out everything Connor does now since his style is awesome and I like where his head is at.
BAG MAN didn’t feel polished enough or tight enough for me. Horror-comedy isn’t easy to do and you can’t please everybody but when done right, it’s awesome. BAG MAN just missed that for me.
You can check out BAG MAN below on Youtube: