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Make It Stop

A bone-chilling horror which blurs the line between mental illness and paranormalilty.


Ryan Valdez has masterfully delivered a bone-chilling experience in his short horror film ‘Make It Stop’. With a captivating narrative that delves into the depths of psychological torment, Valdez takes viewers on an unsettling journey into the mind of Jacob, brilliantly portrayed by Jacob Miller.

The film revolves around a seemingly conventional therapy session with Dr. Bowman, portrayed with skillful nuance by Aly Trasher. However, what initially appears to be an experimental technique quickly unravels into a nightmarish encounter with a malevolent paranormal entity. Valdez skillfully builds tension and suspense, leaving viewers on the edge of their seats throughout.

One of the standout aspects of the film is the stellar acting. Jacob Miller delivers a haunting performance, effectively capturing the emotional torment and vulnerability of his character. Trasher’s portrayal of Dr. Bowman adds an air of confidence – which quickly matches her Jacob’s frightful vulnerability.

The film’s technical aspects are nothing short of outstanding. The cinematography expertly captures the eerie atmosphere, utilizing lighting to enhance the sense of dread. The visual effects are seamlessly integrated, heightening the supernatural elements and leaving viewers gasping in terror.

‘Make It Stop’ is a well-crafted and superbly produced short film that will leave audiences both startled and thrilled. Valdez’s ability to create a freighting watch is commendable, and the ending leaves open the possibility of a continuation that will undoubtedly leave viewers eagerly anticipating what comes next.

This is a must-watch for horror enthusiasts craving an unsettling and immersive experience. With its exceptional acting, exceptional cinematography, and outstanding effects, Valdez has crafted a truly exceptional short film that will linger in the minds of viewers long after the credits roll.

Make it Stop Short Film


Runtime: 7 min
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