Fantasia 2018: Select Short Films

Here are my thoughts on the few short films I saw at the 2018 Fantasia Film Festival.

Two boys play a seemingly innocent power game, which quickly turns dire. Fauve is a relatively simple story of a game of one-upmanship, which gains some real life or death consequences when the boys encounter a sinkhole. Altogether, this is well played out coming of age drama.

4 out of 5 stars


A gang convenes in a bar to break down what went wrong during their last fight. Hooligans is a short but sweet comedic short about a gang that discovers a secret about their new recruit. The film is ultimately all about its punchline, but still relatively well executed.

0 out of 5 stars


Doug (Brendan Boogie) is a married man, who finds himself invited over my a teenage girl named Annie (Lindsey Taft) in a online chat session, however he ends up getting much more than he bargained for. A/S/L takes what starts off as a story about a possible predatory pedophile and turns it on its head with a clever horror twist. This was a quite satisfying little horror short.

4 out of 5 stars
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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).