“An Enjoyably Disturbing Piece of Cinema”

[re]Search My Trash Reviews “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”

Mike Haberfelner from the site [re]Search My Trash has reviewed my musical Edgar Allan Poe short film adaptation “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“. Here’s an excerpt:

Danny Ashkenasi has remained fairly faithful to Poe’s story but put it into a narrative context via his framing story, as well as setting everything to music, so much so that some of Poe’s words are actually sung on screen.

And this works remarkably well, as not only does Ashkenasi hit the right note when it comes to the film’s mood, he also enriches the story with nightmarish and often surreal imagery, often goes for associative rather than linear storytelling, and ultimately delivering an enjoyably disturbing piece of cinema.

The full review is copied here:

About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 40 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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