Most times, when you go to a game store, it’s likely to the blandest of interactions. Jingle that doorbell, chat up the people working there, trade some stuff in and make a purchase. But, all in all, you might not know the people in the store really well. After watching this indie film, you might decide that that’s a good thing.
Directed by William Gerardi, The Game Store’s been kicking around for a while but just came to our attention. The short comes across as a bit of a riff on Clerks but with less of a storyline and a lot more skeevy creepiness. Part of Game Store does boil down to a carousel of overly familiar types once it’s all said and done, but they’re layered all over each other in such bizarre ways that it’s hard to stop watching. Your local shop might be terrible but, at least you don’t have to shop at The Game Store.