I was recently contacted by R. Michael McWhorter of Tizzy Entertainment about his horror short film, Things that Go Bump.
The story follows Megan (Kate McBride) after a day of moving into a new apartment. She tries to go to sleep but discovers she’s not as alone as she thought she was.
The movie looks and sounds great. It does a good job of establishing creepiness, especially when Megan is waking up in a stupor.
Honestly, I stopped being scared when I saw the baddie. The makeup is really well-done. I just don’t think you should really show close-ups of the monsters. Something out of the corner of your eye or seen only in the shadows is going to be scarier than a demon that, for better or worse, looks like it came from an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
That being said, there is a twist at the end that I really didn’t see coming and really liked. I’m not going to spoil it for you by telling you what it is. Now you have to watch it for yourself.
- Scarina--the authoress and editrix of this site. I like scary movies and have dedicated my free time to cataloging horror--the good, the bad, and the ugly. Sometimes there are books too.
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I fervently love "Twin Peaks" and wish it were a real place so I could move there. I can't list my favorite scary movies because they change depending on my mood, the season, and how much coffee I've had.
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