The Misogynist (2011) – By Brian Morton

When I first saw the title of this short, I imagined some kind of strange feminist film that I was going to have to endure. I really didn’t want to watch a movie that told me that, as a man, I was evil and wrong and bad….well, Chai Dingari might have titled the movie that, and the movie might be about a misogynist, but it’s not at all preachy or fatalistic. The Misogynist is a very strange tale that seems almost true….which makes it far scarier than most movie monsters.

The Misogynist is the story of a couple, she’s working hard to keep their life afloat, he’s an ‘artist’ who’s more interested in following his passion than making a living. And, we all know that those two things don’t go well together! Soon, she’s resentful of his lackadaisical attitude and he feels that his art is more important than the mere pursuit of monetary gain. As the conflicts become more heated, things go terribly wrong and…well, I don’t want to give it away, it ends in a way that I never saw coming!

This short is very interesting, it’s not really a horror movie, but it has horror elements, it’s not really a movie about women’s rights, but it does have an interesting message about the relationships we find ourselves in. It’s a short that’s well worth your time! I’m giving The Misogynist 4 out of 4 cigars, it’s a great short that has an ending that will have you both laughing and feeling creepy! Check it out for yourself over at http://vimeo.com/36390095.