Short Films Matter Logo
Search

Whispers

A ride of suspense into the paranormal.
3/5

Review

In Arsenio J. Alvarez III’s short horror film ‘Whispers’ viewers are taken on a journey into the paranormal. The story centers around Abbigail, portrayed by Nadia Borelli, who finds herself grappling with heart-break after attending a surprise engagement party. As she makes her way home, a sense of trepidation hangs in the air, leading to unsettling revelations once she arrives.

Despite its low-budget nature, the film boasts neatly crafted cinematography by Logan Emerson. The visuals effectively contribute to the eerie atmosphere, generating tension and keeping viewers engaged. Emerson’s skill in capturing the right shots adds depth to the storytelling, adding to the overall quality of the production.

The acting performances are equally commendable. Borelli portrays Abbigail with convincing emotions, capturing the character’s fear and anxiety. The supporting actors also deliver solid performances, adding to the overall believability of the narrative.

However, the film suffers in terms of its narrative execution. While Abbigail’s heartbreak is set up as a central element to the story, it fails to be fully explored, leaving viewers wanting more depth and emotional connection. The ending, while intended to be mysterious, doesn’t provide enough closure, leaving some loose ends.

Despite these issues, ‘Whispers’ still manages to deliver a decent horror experience. The technical elements, such as cinematography and acting, contribute to the film’s effectiveness in providing chills and scares. Although the narrative may leave viewers with unanswered questions, the film does succeed in creating an unsettling atmosphere and keeping viewers engaged throughout.

Brief Synopsis

Abbigail, a strong willed & quick witted young woman, celebrates with her newly engaged friends. Having to leave early and knowing she only lives a few blocks away, she decides to walk home alone. Unbeknownst to her, a lovely night out turns into one of survival.
Whispers Short Horror Film

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Credits

Director(s): Arsenio J. Alvarez III
Writer(s): Arsenio J. Alvarez III
Cast: Arsenio J. Alvarez III, Nadia Borelli
Producer(s): Alexx Diaz, Nickolas Manesiotis, Tim Martin
Director of Photography: Logan Emerson
Animation (if applicable):

Specifications

Genre: ,
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 7 min

Recommended

Recommended

Whispers

A ride of suspense into the paranormal.
3/5

Review

In Arsenio J. Alvarez III’s short horror film ‘Whispers’ viewers are taken on a journey into the paranormal. The story centers around Abbigail, portrayed by Nadia Borelli, who finds herself grappling with heart-break after attending a surprise engagement party. As she makes her way home, a sense of trepidation hangs in the air, leading to unsettling revelations once she arrives.

Despite its low-budget nature, the film boasts neatly crafted cinematography by Logan Emerson. The visuals effectively contribute to the eerie atmosphere, generating tension and keeping viewers engaged. Emerson’s skill in capturing the right shots adds depth to the storytelling, adding to the overall quality of the production.

The acting performances are equally commendable. Borelli portrays Abbigail with convincing emotions, capturing the character’s fear and anxiety. The supporting actors also deliver solid performances, adding to the overall believability of the narrative.

However, the film suffers in terms of its narrative execution. While Abbigail’s heartbreak is set up as a central element to the story, it fails to be fully explored, leaving viewers wanting more depth and emotional connection. The ending, while intended to be mysterious, doesn’t provide enough closure, leaving some loose ends.

Despite these issues, ‘Whispers’ still manages to deliver a decent horror experience. The technical elements, such as cinematography and acting, contribute to the film’s effectiveness in providing chills and scares. Although the narrative may leave viewers with unanswered questions, the film does succeed in creating an unsettling atmosphere and keeping viewers engaged throughout.

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

Abbigail, a strong willed & quick witted young woman, celebrates with her newly engaged friends. Having to leave early and knowing she only lives a few blocks away, she decides to walk home alone. Unbeknownst to her, a lovely night out turns into one of survival.
Whispers Short Horror Film

Credits

Director(s): Arsenio J. Alvarez III
Writer(s): Arsenio J. Alvarez III
Cast: Arsenio J. Alvarez III, Nadia Borelli
Producer(s): Alexx Diaz, Nickolas Manesiotis, Tim Martin
Director of Photography: Logan Emerson
Animation:

Specifcations

Genre: ,
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 7 min
Search
Short Films Matter - Short of the Year
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

You’re voting for

Whispers
By voting, I confirm and verify my vote for the selected short film. Please note: All votes submitted are subject to IP and device verification to prevent duplicate voting. Repeated votes from the same IP/device will not be counted. Read more about the contest.
Short Films Matter - Short of the Year

Your vote for

Whispers

has been received.