The Independent Critic Review: L.U.N.A. an effective and suspenseful short by Blake Vaz

Despite my love for horror shorts, I have to admit that I kind of cringe a little bit each time a new one crosses my desk. While  horror is a natural genre for low-budget filmmaking, the painful truth is that lots of folks try but few succeed in making a truly high quality indie horror short. 

However, there are exceptions and L.U.N.A. is one of the exceptions. 

Directed by Blake Vaz, L.U.N.A. kicks off with field technician Lillian (Fernanda Romero) arriving at her last house of the day. She works for a tech company called L.T.O. and her arrival at this obviously older home runs parallel to an argument she’s having with her boss on the phone about her long hours. She’s welcomed into the gothic-style home by Jamie (Lauren Bair) and Sarah (Lauren DeShane), a happy couple who’ve only recently acquired the home from Sarah’s grandfather. They’re having trouble with their L.U.N.A. system – think Alexa with a much creepier design and a pyramidal shape. Initially finding nothing wrong with the system, Lillian prepares to leave but Jamie and Sarah have further evidence that something’s awry. 

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