Rotten Apple (2013) – By Brian Morton

The apple has been a thing for us to worry about since Eve gave one to Adam. Well, a new movie from John McGovern takes that worry of women giving men an apple and turns it on its head (sort of).

Jason is a fairly normal guy, who’s just realized that his best friend is dating his ex-girlfriend. It doesn’t seem to bother him too much, in fact, his friend and his ex, both comment on how mature he’s being about everything. But, as they both leave, Jason offers them an apple for their trip…even throwing in the old ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ line!

But, are these apples just peace offerings, or something else? Jason’s ex even mentions that she’s missing some needles…and I think we all know where they might be!!!

Rotten Apple is one of the most eerie shorts I’ve seen in a while, taking the revenge movie to a place directly out of our Halloween nightmares…after all, who’d think about ‘spiking’ an apple when it wasn’t Halloween!?!

I’m giving Rotten Apple 4 out of 4 cigars, it clocks in at just under 10 minutes, but it’s 10 minutes that ends too quickly and will have you squirming in your seat! You can find out more about and where to check out this amazing short over at