Craig’s pathetic freakout

Graham Parkes delivers a hit of stoner short film comedy spiked with some mad paranoia in Craig’s Pathetic Freakout. It is the tale of one man and how he completely loses his shit after smoking some weed. Parkes and his team did a great job of recreating the temporary psychosis just one hit of weed can bring on. Parkes uses several filmmaking tricks (slow tracks into Craig’s face, horror film music cues when his paranoia is at it’s peak) to heighten the experience and combine that with the great performances he gets from his lead actors. A film that feels like it could have only been born out of a personal experience, Parkes admits he’s “certainly been the guy to smoke weed out of pride, only to instantly regret it moments later”.

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