Written by: Michael Den Boer on November 17th, 2009
Release Date: USA, 1995
Production Company: Parousian Pictures
Approximate running time: 13 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Full Frame
Director: Angel Connell
Writer: Angel Connell
Cinematographer: Matthew Wagenknecht
Cast: Angel Connell, Robin Reck, Bob Jodka, Jeff Corveau, Eric Scheiner, Zenobia, Mark Andreas, Jim Connell, Anthony DiMarco, Jon Fisher, Castalia Jason
She’s So Cold, like Angel Connell’s previous short You Know My Name, builds its plot around a song. In this short film the song is The Rolling Stones “She’s So Cold”. The plot for She’s So Cold revolves around a young woman who requests to view the confession of the man who killed her sister. His confession is set to The Rolling Stones song “She’s So Cold” and the rest of the plot is made up of officer workers who discuss this woman and her sister’s murder. While the plot may appear to be pretty straightforward it concludes with an ambiguous ending that poses additional questions of the man who killed this woman’s sister and their relationship with this man.
While the dialog between the office workers (which opens and closes this short film) helps drive the plot, it is also one of the weaker aspects of this short film. Turning the killer’s confession into a music video and not presenting it in a more conventional way helps define the events is a way which is easier to digest. This section which revolves around the killer’s video confession is where this short film excels. Using The Rolling Stones song “She’s So Cold” to convey the necrophilia fetish the killer puts a perverse twist on a familiar song. This short film’s standout performance comes from Angel Connell in the role of the killer with a necrophilia fetish. From a technical standpoint She’s So Cold features solid editing and stylish visuals that greatly enhance the perverse story at hand.