Written by: Matt Molgaard
David F. Sandberg is fast making a name for himself with brilliantly chilling works like Lights Out, but before Sandberg made his presence undeniable in Hollywood he was pumping out creepy shorts like Attic Panic.
The film runs a very brief three minutes, but Sandberg uses every second and every frame as he captures the terror one woman experiences as she finds herself trapped in cramped confines, stalked by someone wearing a simple white sheet. What this woman discovers when she yanks the sheet away, however is nightmare material if ever I’ve seen it.
Sandberg’s shorts are as bone chilling as his feature length films and that simply cannot be refuted. There’s a very good reason that Sandberg will be taking over as one of today’s greatest genre contributors – he has the technical and imaginitive smarts to make it happen – and Attic Panic is a small showcase that genius.
This is an absolutely superb short that needs to be seen by anyone who calls themselves a horror fan. The best news? You can watch it below!