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Unwelcome

A spine-tingling journey into the paranormal unknown.
3/5

Review

‘Unwelcome’, a short horror helmed by Jackson Ensminger, immerses viewers into the chilling depths of an abandoned house fraught with paranormal activity. Ensminger, both behind and in front of the camera, encapsulates the essence of a filmmaker caught in the sinister clutches of a haunting presence.

The standout feature of this production undoubtedly lies in Marie Hunter’s exceptional cinematography. Every frame is neatly composed and bathed in atmospheric lighting, effectively drawing audiences into the eerie ambiance of the haunted house. Hunter’s visual craftsmanship is commendable, elevating the overall aesthetic of the film.

The sound design proves to be a double-edged sword. While it serves as a crucial element in cultivating the sinister atmosphere, there are instances where its intensity overshadows the narrative, bordering on excessive. This imbalance occasionally detracts from the immersive experience, pulling focus away from the unfolding events within the story.

Despite this minor flaw, the acting performance within ‘Unwelcome’ remains noteworthy. Ensminger delivers a convincing portrayal of a protagonist grappling with otherworldly forces, adding depth to the film’s narrative exploration of fear and vulnerability.

The short succeeds in delivering an atmospherically unsettling horror experience. While its sound design occasionally veers into excess, the film compensates with strong performances and a keen sense of tone. Fans of the genre will find much to appreciate in this chilling exploration of the supernatural.

Unwelcome Short Horror Film

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Runtime: 4 min
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