Short Film Review: Crybaby Bridge: A Louisiana Urban Legend (2019)

July 6, 2019

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?


Down Louisiana way, two dudes, Lionel (Adrian Richard) and Derek (Zakery Jones) get a wild hair up their ass and head out to a supposedly cursed bridge in the middle of nowhere to conduct a lil’ paranormal investigation. Back in town at the local watering hole, the duo’s girlfriends, Imee (Anna Medley) and Corrie (Stephanie Wells) discuss the grizzly legend of the bridge before being interrupted by a stranger (Joey Alonzo) that knows all to well that the legends are in fact a horrifying reality. Our heroes are going to have one hell of a rough fuckin’ night…

Crybaby Bridge is as solid a sinister short as your’s cruelly has ever seen! Writer (along with Joey Brana)/Director J.P. Willie delivers a fully realized mythology set in a world of personable, down home folks that are ill-equipped to withstand the sinister supernatural events they get involved in.

Adding to the ambiance is cinematography that shifts depending on the mood; from slick to a hand held style that really accentuates the stories vibe, solid acting from folks that you actually care about despite our brief time with them (Adrian Richard’s Lionel especially excels in this department), fun creature make-up and design…hell we even get a lil’ bloodshed before the proceedings are through!

Obviously I really dug Crybaby Bridge, and I think you cats and creeps will too, so keep your putrid peepers on the film’s Facebook page for info on when you can check it out for your own damn self!



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