Being part of Stage 5 TV’s series ‘The Continuum’, which offers independent filmmakers a platform to bring creative ideas to a wide audience, Christopher Kezelos’ Allure asks its viewers one simple question: “why did the creature cross the road?” Then, using some impressive stop-motion animation, Kezelos proceeds to answer this question with results that might come as a bit of a shock to some.
Allure is filled with some impressive design ideas and gorgeous lighting. Unfortunately, however, there isn’t really all that much I can say about it as a whole except that it’s sort of entertaining. While it looks really nice and everything is brilliantly crafted, there’s simply nothing memorable about this one.
Admittedly, I had pretty high expectations for Allure, as I am familiar with one of creator Christopher Kezelos’ other shorts, Zero. In fact, I actually reviewed Zero some years back over at Strange Kids Club, and it is absolutely fantastic and one that I can only highly recommend.
Anyway, while Allure didn’t capture my heart in a way that I expected, it’s worth a look as it blows by quickly, and I think many people will still get a kick out of it, even if I really didn’t.