Slowly but surely, my lungs have been improving. What better way to celebrate? A short horror film. I wanted to keep this one truncated, so here’s a film that clocks in at under three minutes: Danny Donahue’s The Moonlight Man. Check it out.
Plot-wise, this film is not entirely there. It’s heart is in the right place, but I found it difficult to accept the leap from spotting a creepy figure to jumping out of your car with a large flashlight; that’s just nonsensical. That being said, this film does capitalize on the sheer terror that a woman feels when walking to her car. It’s quite scary to walk to your car alone at night, and not because you’re worried that there’s a boogeyman with extra long fingers out there. More often than not, women experience this in broad daylight because we’re easy to target; the addition of darkness just makes it worse. Sometimes, the worst thing out there is the person who’s waiting to rape and kill you as you’re doing something normal like getting into your car; that’s not just a folk tale for some of us. No supernatural element needed.