Karen Gillan’s “Conventional” Isn’t.

These days, it’s kinda hard NOT to know who Karen Gillan is these days. Sure, years ago, it’s was just the Doctor Who nerds who were in the know, but with her not-insignificant role in the MCU, she’s become a household name… provided that your household LOVES comic book movies and Doctor Who.

I can’t remember how I came across this short. I take that back – I do. It was in an article about horror shorts that came out one Halloween season. I’m sure there were lots of good films in that list but this is the one that stuck with me the most. Having gone to a handful of pop culture conventions, I’ve often wondered what it’s like for the people on the other side of the table. What goes through their heads as they their spend hours signing autographs and basically selling themselves in a very literal way? Hopefully, it’s nothing like this, but I wonder…

I’ll leave this line in from what was originally going to be my review. Make your own decision.

“She is both the monster and the victim simultaneously.”

Joe Lopez
Dubbed, "TerrorScribe" by a former editor, Joe made the conversion to horror sometime in the mid-2000s. Little did he know he'd favored the genre all of his life. When not struggling with short stories, he provided genre film reviews for local entertainment sites and later genre sites who could suffer his cynical views.

It was that same cynicism - and some might say hubris - that lead him to have a brief flirtation with filmmaking. His first two efforts, "Annotated" and "Antes Que Seja Tarde (Before It's Too Late)" both premiered at a local H.P. Lovecraft film festival. A third short, "Survivor Girl" proved to be his undoing though plans are in the works to revived the cursed project.

Born and raised in Dallas, TX., Joe now resides in a small Texas town. Statistics say more dead bodies turn up in small towns that big cities... though he claims to have NOTHING to do with that.
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