Half-Live live-action short is brilliant, genuinely creepy, handles dialogue surprisingly well

"Is it a speaking role?" "KIND of..."

The online explosion of fan films distribution in recent years has been both a blessing and a curse. There are some Hollywood-shaming works of wonder around, but we've also been blighted with absolute horrors too. Thankfully, Half-Life film Enter the Freeman could not be any further into the former category. Point your eyes at it.

It's a damn good job, particularly for a two night, $3000 shoot. The director's YouTube channel has a bunch of extra content, including behind the scenes vids and a version of the film with commentary, so check that lot out too.


Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.
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