SALEM HORROR FEST: Marked (2021)

Director and writer Matthew Avery Berg has created several shorts, with Marked being the latest. It tells the story of a tattoo artist named Sasha (Daniel Giacomini in his first film) confronting his past when a client (Eric Roberts!) knows what each mark means on his body.

While a very quick film, this is yet another reminder of just how good Roberts is as an actor. Of course, he just made four movies in the time that it took me to write that sentence and I’m sure we’ll watch as many of them as we can. Berg was smart to get him on board as he elevates this short into something beyond the average.

My only criticism is that the sound design is a bit hot and seems almost comical in some moments. But that’s a small thing and this short deserves your view.

Marked is now playing Salem Horror Fest and you can watch this short and all of the features with their virtual pass now until the end of October.

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