Psychic Cheerleaders: Dawn Of The New Age Is A Short Film Worthy Of David Lynch
“Lynchian” is perhaps an adjective that gets thrown around too often—when something is unnervingly surreal, the name David Lynch is dragged up with unimaginative ease.
But the short Psychic Cheerleaders: Dawn of the New Age by Taylor Cohan does channel the famous director’s uncanny aesthetic. Set in a suburban environment—a typical high school—it seems full of subconscious desires and dream qualities with a floating camera that drifts along just the right side of abstraction.
It’s about a couple of cheerleaders who have psychic abilities, able to read minds and hypnotize people, who switch identities. It also features a creepy guy who likes to eat corn, which is must in any film about psychic cheerleaders.