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A unique psychological horror that doesn’t rely on cheap frights.
4/5

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In Alex Oviedo’s haunting short horror film, the afterlife takes center stage, delving into the paranormal with a refreshing psychological approach. Caleb De La Torre’s portrayal of Joseph, a young man grappling with the ability to see the deceased, is a standout performance that brings depth and nuance to the character. Unlike traditional horror films, this narrative doesn’t rely on cheap frights; instead, it intricately explores the psychological elements of the afterlife, emphasizing character development and a sense of eerie atmosphere.

Torre’s calm and composed portrayal adds a unique perspective to the horror genre, drawing viewers into Joseph’s world with a sense of empathy and curiosity. The film’s low budget production doesn’t hinder its impact; in fact, it’s commendably crafted. Than Zaw Oo’s cinematography creates a visually engaging experience, and the post-production work is skillfully executed.

A notable aspect is the addition of Norse language, skillfully delivered by the ghostly Niamh O’neal, enhancing the film’s mystique. This well-acted short feels like a tantalizing glimpse into a larger, intriguing universe. It leaves audiences eagerly anticipating more, hinting at the potential for a wider series. Oviedo’s film is a testament to the power of storytelling, proving that a compelling narrative and strong performances can create an immersive and captivating horror experience, even within the constraints of a short film.

Gift Short Horror Film

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Gift

A unique psychological horror that doesn’t rely on cheap frights.
4/5

Review

In Alex Oviedo’s haunting short horror film, the afterlife takes center stage, delving into the paranormal with a refreshing psychological approach. Caleb De La Torre’s portrayal of Joseph, a young man grappling with the ability to see the deceased, is a standout performance that brings depth and nuance to the character. Unlike traditional horror films, this narrative doesn’t rely on cheap frights; instead, it intricately explores the psychological elements of the afterlife, emphasizing character development and a sense of eerie atmosphere.

Torre’s calm and composed portrayal adds a unique perspective to the horror genre, drawing viewers into Joseph’s world with a sense of empathy and curiosity. The film’s low budget production doesn’t hinder its impact; in fact, it’s commendably crafted. Than Zaw Oo’s cinematography creates a visually engaging experience, and the post-production work is skillfully executed.

A notable aspect is the addition of Norse language, skillfully delivered by the ghostly Niamh O’neal, enhancing the film’s mystique. This well-acted short feels like a tantalizing glimpse into a larger, intriguing universe. It leaves audiences eagerly anticipating more, hinting at the potential for a wider series. Oviedo’s film is a testament to the power of storytelling, proving that a compelling narrative and strong performances can create an immersive and captivating horror experience, even within the constraints of a short film.

Gift Short Horror Film

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Specifications

Runtime: 7 min
Country:
Language: ,
Year:
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