Indie Buzz: Shorts by Jeremiah Kipp

The Horror Hothouse

Here at the Hothouse we get a lot of requests to look at independent short films. We are always keen to encourage young filmmaking talent from outside of the studio system so keep them coming, I say.

Jeremiah Kipp is an American director and film journalist, who has been working in film production since 1998. The underlying theme of the three shorts Jeremiah has sent us seems to be a sensual eroticism, but in both Contact and Crestfallen this is subverted by some pretty nasty and gruesome events later, whether they be imagined or real.

Contactcame with a warning from Jeremiah about drugs, nudity, gore and psychotronic violence. As if we needed any further encouragement.

The film opens with a obsessive-compulsive table laying sequence at the parental home, which doesn’t give a clue towards the body morphing horror which is to follow when a young couple buy an unknown…

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