03/29/2012 09:39 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Cinematic Prowess of Scary Real Estate Videos

No one should underestimate the art of real estate videos and the filmmakers that produce them. Not only does it involve showing homes that are for sale by owner, but it also showcases the skills of the filmmaker. That's why I would like to salute those unheralded filmmakers and their low-budget masterpieces- who master the art of real estate videos

Real Estate: House for Sale West Los Angeles
Director: jasonkoyama
YouTube Views: 588
Stars of Video: A West L.A. house. A closet! A shower! A shed in the backyard. Will we find a body hidden in the shed in the backyard?

I just saw the original Friday the 13th movie. The shaky, hand-held camera work in this video is reminiscent of John Carpenter's nightmarish scenes -- which allow us to be inside the mind of the killer as he searches, room-from-room in these accommodations, for his next victim. The search becomes more frantic as we move throughout the house. I almost expect a Psycho scene as we see a hand open the shower door. The dark, shadowy, cinematography lends itself to the horror genre. The melancholy piano music does wonders to set the tone. The video ends in the shed in the backyard where we almost expected to find something unpleasant.

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