DEVIL’S NIGHT By Tim Riel
6 min | Film Noir, Drama, Romance | United States | 2016
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre (FIT)– Friday, October 14th at 5PM
PLAYING IN SHORT FILM SERIES 3
Hapless Arlo Sanders has fallen on hard times. He’s given into his addictions to food, drugs, and alcohol, and his cherished girlfriend has left him for another man–a good-looking one at that. So, he happens out on a rainy Halloween amidst soggy creatures of the night, and with guitar in hand plays his songs in search of respite and a cathartic experience to assuage the blues. However, it seems Arlo is being stalked by a dark figure with mysterious intentions. He continues on his journey through dank subways and craven streets busking for all manner of freaks, libertines, and bloodstained skeletons, and sadly his cell phone–with all the romantic photos of his former girlfriend and himself–is stolen. As the night wears on, the rain becomes a deluge, and Arlo finds refuge in a comedy club where the humor only serves to make him more downhearted. But in an act of supernatural interpolation, the dark figure, who is apparently a guardian angel of sorts, retrieves Arlo’s phone and returns it to him with the text, “U R a freakin’ rock star!” displayed. Renewed, Arlo is thrust onstage to audience applause and plays his original song, Devil’s Night, to the crowd’s loving energy.