Genevieve Rises


There’s a creepy book in a bin down in the basement.  It’s called the Book of Souls and, if you look closely at it, you can actually see a woman’s face on the cover.  Is it flesh bound with stitches?  It certainly looks to be and it has one guy (Nicholas Michael Jacobs, independent film director of Night, Urban Fears, Genevieve, and Tales from Six Feet Under) absolutely on edge.

"will leave you hungry for more!"

That’s right, writer/director/editor/actor Nicholas Michael Jacobs is back with his latest spin on the horror/comedy genre with the short film, Genevieve Rises.  While it clocks in at 13 minutes, Jacobs adds to his Genevieve mythology with a twisted and fun tale of demonic doll possession as his character - let’s call him BABE - starts flipping through the book after leaving two voice messages for his girlfriend, who seemingly owns the book.

What the hell is this?  And why does she have it?  He’s a hardworking man and he’s made some mistakes, but none of that compares to what she’s got hidden here.

Suddenly, “Babe” starts to read the passages out loud (BIG MISTAKE!) and the doll jumps to attention, growling as it flings itself toward him. Genevieve Rises indeed!  The text warning from his girlfriend - begging him not to read the book - goes unread as the poor guy find himself battling for his life against this evil dead, hellbent on killing all who come in contact with it.Genevieve Rises

Shot on video, Jacobs’ short offers viewers a glimpse into his dark mind and the disturbing world he’s created with his low budget offerings.  He’s got a knack for the grisly and the disturbing and presents with an unflinching eye as - this time playing the part of the tortured - he goes toe to toe with this creepy doll.

Voiced once again by Alan Maxson (Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Blade: The Iron Cross), Genevieve is a supernaturally possessed doll with mayhem and murder on its mind. Jacobs has fun with LIGHTS OUT moments and flashlight tracking moments as the doll taunts him throughout the apartment.  He finds a butcher knife and . . . well, you have to see it to believe it because this doll has a whole lot of murder on its mind.

With fun POV shots and gnarly gore and make-up effects, Genevieve Rises will leave you hungry for more!  That’s sort of the point now isn’t it?  Co-starring Alexis Beacher, the short is currently being submitted to film festivals across the United States.

3/5 stars

Film Details

Genevieve Rises

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
13 mins
: Nicholas Michael Jacobs
Nicholas Michael Jacobs
Alan Maxson (archive footage) Nicholas Michael Jacobs
: Comedy | Short
She Lives, She Breathes, She Rises!
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Synopsis: A working man's life is turned inside out when he stumbles across an ancient evil book that releases a terrifying psychotic doll named Genevieve.


Genevieve Rises