After the award-winning short The Widower, Slumberjack Entertainment are continuing to build their Micro Killer anthology with Sins of the Father.
This film takes on a very different tone than the aforementioned Widower, with more of a fever dream like quality but splashed with religious iconography.
The great thing here is that larger themes are hinted at but not fully explored, giving the audiences the opportunity to make their own minds up.
Using a mainly black and white colour pallette, this is atmospheric independent horror at its finest.
While features like Shudder’s Host are being lauded for their ingenuity for filming during the lockdown period, kudos must also go to Peter McKeirnon and his team for creating something quite unique in challenging circumstances.
Although we may get many virus themed films in the coming years, we will also get singular tales that rely on performance, mood and story to connect with audiences. Sins of the Father feels like one of the first attempts this reviewers has seen of this being achieved.
Watch out for this one on the (hopefully) physical or virtual festival circuit in the near future.