Last week VICE debuted the short film Bear by Nash Edgerton, so this week I'd like to highlight its predecessor, Spider. Spider follows the well-intentioned Jack, played by Edgerton, who is always on uncertain terms with his girlfriend, Jill. Things between the two of them would be alright if he'd just heed his mom’s advice, “It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.”
I think everyone can relate to Jack, who's always running headfirst into things and not thinking them through. You can see the climax in Spider coming a mile away, but when it comes you realize objects far away are a lot bigger and more fucked than they appear. Once you make it out of Spider’s web, be sure to check out Bear if you haven't already or watch it again to catch all of the hidden gems you might have missed the first time around. And remember, always listen to your mom.
Previously - Bear
Jeffrey Bowers is a tall mustached guy from Ohio who's seen too many weird movies. He currently lives in Brooklyn, working as an art and film curator. He is a programmer at the Hamptons International Film Festival and screens for the Tribeca Film Festival. He also self-publishes a super fancy mixed-media art serial called PRISM index.