Tin and Tina
Written/Directed by Rubin Stein
Produced by Rubin Stein and José Antonio de la Torre Espinosa
Cinematography: Alejandro Espadero
Starring Ana Blanco de Còrdova, Sasha Di Bendetto, and Manolo Cuervo
Released April 2013
Reviewed by Alyssa Hunt
When you think of indie horror, you think of horrible spaghetti noodles, covered in colored goop, or tomato sauce. You think of terrible foam costumes and acting fresh out of elementary school, right?
Not with Tin and Tina, a 12-minute, short horror move that’s created from the threading of classic masterpieces such as Hitchcock’s Psycho and Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. Filmed in black and white and starring a set of children with the demeanor of Bela Lugosi as Dracula, this movie is guaranteed to keep you watching and walking away with a sense of satisfaction.
The movie is about a set of twins whose parents are divorced. In the movie, they’re spending time with their father, a cruel, hateful man. Evidently they felt he needed a change, and decided to start with the puréed chicken dinner. What happens is pure, child-like resolution. It’s warped but so innocent and grisly that it’s made perfect! I loved it and actually watched twice.
It’s in Spanish, with subtitles, but the ominous feeling of dread and incoming danger is prominent. Take a watch below; just know it’s excellent! That’s my warning, which is something of a gift from me, just for you!
Tin and Tina released April of 2013 in Spain and available to watch on Youtube.com, Vimeo, and on Rubin Stein’s website (http://www.rubin-stein.com).