Written by: Matt Molgaard
This will be one of those really rare moments in which I’m thankful for having a tech savvy 14-year old, because if it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t have a clue what in the world Snapchat is. But since I do know, and I’ve studied my daughter’s account religiously (she’s a good kid, but I trust no one), I got a kick out of this brief short, directed by Alex J. Mann.
There isn’t much we can tell you in regards to details, but know that it involves a woman who gets a little unwelcomed company by an unseen stranger. The payoff will work well for those familiar with the chat program, while the rest of the world won’t see much but a strange closing shot.
I get it, and I liked the film. Run time is but a few minutes, but there are some eerie moments, no doubt, and this is a terrific example of making an effective film with no money. That’s pretty much a literal statement, by the way – this movie didn’t cost anything to make.
Solid performances, title appropriate transitions and three genuine creepouts make this one worthy of your time and attention. Mann won’t likely walk away with a brand new stack of awards for the pic, but respect is definitely en route as are plenty of new fans.
Respect issued for a crafty and creepy film.
You can watch the film below.