I have just finished watching a short by the name of Fondue. All I can say is wow. Judging by the cinematography, the screeching soundtrack, and the images on screen, Torin Langen is destined for greatness.
Torin has been making horror films since the seventh grade, and around that time he started getting into Zombie movies and B movies. The next tree years were spent on a feature length zombie movie which he describes as "terrible", but a crash course in every aspect of movie making, as he carried out nearly every role; directing, editing, makeup effects and scoring.
From that point on, he told me that with the knowledge he had garnered from that production, he began making short films and submitting them to whatever festivals he could, which has led him to where he is now!
The movie I have just viewed, Fondue, came about because he had been working on alot of other peoples projects for several months before making a start on it. He came up with the overall structure of the film in an evening and began shooting it not that long after. As he viewer, he says he has become bored by traditional horror movie structures, and wanted to make something a bit more surreal and experimental, along the lines of 964 Pinocchio and the films of MagGot Films. Amazingly, the entire process of making the short only took around three months!
Now back to what I have just witnessed. The films look is very melancholic , and the musical cues are well timed and manage to put you on edge. The story is very well acted, and it does come across as surreal, almost fairytale like.
I am not going to give anything away about the story, as it would ruin the whole thing. What I can say is I enjoyed it, and that I am sure Torin Langen is a name to watch out for in the future of horror!