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A psychopath’s macabre activities take an unexpected turn.
4/5

Review

David Barros delivers a gripping suspense and horror experience in his short film that unfolds without a single line of dialogue. The story revolves around a psychopath portrayed by Telmo Bento, engaged in the gruesome act of dismembering bodies. The tension escalates when a body, played by João Rebelo, mysteriously disappears, injecting panic into the narrative and keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. Barros skillfully employs suspense, relying on the visual and auditory elements to create an atmosphere of dread and anticipation.

The absence of dialogue enhances the film’s impact, allowing the audience to immerse themselves in the visceral horror unfolding on screen. Telmo Bento’s convincing portrayal of the psychopath adds to the overall tension, while João Rebelo’s disappearance introduces an element of unpredictability. The sound design deserves special mention, contributing to the film’s eerie and unsettling ambiance.

The handheld cinematography captures the chaos and fear, providing an intense viewing experience. Barros successfully combines tension, horror, and gore in a tightly executed narrative. The production design complements the overall quality of the film, resulting in a neatly crafted and memorable short that delivers a chilling and suspenseful ride.

Slicer Short Horror Film

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