Written By: Jerry Pyle
Directed By: Jerry Pyle
Starring: Denna Lynn Thomsen, James Babson, Rylie Martinez
Runtime: 7 minutes
Synopsis: Lucy and her daughter get trapped in a closet by an intruder in a house she was hired to clean.
After seeing Jerry Pyle's first horror short BURN, I was very excited to check out his latest work SERVICE. When Heather Omen passed this one along to me, I was elated and watched it a few minutes afterward. I've revisited it few more times since then, enjoying it more each viewing.
Lucy (Thomsen) drags her young daughter (Martinez) along with her on a service call that happens to be cleaning a house. Once inside, Lucy sends her daughter off with strict instructions not to make a sound, as if she isn't even there. Lucy starts work, which is revealed to be quite different than what we expected. With the bat of an eye, their world is turned upside down. Now Lucy and her daughter are in imminent danger, their lives at stake and in the hands of a psychotic intruder (Babson). The terror comes to an end with a wicked final scene that left me saying "fuck yeah!"
Pyle needs to expand into feature-length films. If not for himself, then for us as fans. He's got the know how and the skill. With Burn and Service under his belt, I look forward to anything Pyle has in store for us. 4/5 Skulls.
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