Short Horror Film Asks Why They Want to "Be Us"

Check out this six-minute Sci-Fi horror short film from Alex DiVicenzo.

By L.B. Lubomski

Every once and a while, we here at Dead Entertainment like to point out some cool content that we come across online. This is especially true of excellent independent horror films. Today I wanted to showcase a six-minute sci-fi/horror short film called Be Us. This short was written by Alex DiVicenzo and TJ Frizzi, directed by DiVicenzo, and stars Frizzi as Charles Allen, a man who survived a close encounter with otherworldy being. Allen is being interviewed about his experience which you can tell has had a significant impact on him. I don't want to spoil anything else about the film, as I think it speaks for itself. Be Us has been making rounds at local film festivals since 2017 and is just now being released to the general public!

So what did you think of the short? I thought it was simple, yet engaging and really enjoyed the "one room, one actor" approach. We'll be sure to share more of these kinds of short films in the future. DiVicenzo's next effort, The Misplaced, is set to premiere at the always awesome Boston Underground Film Festival later this month. I personally am looking forward to checking it out.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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