April 8, 2017

Short Film Saturday: 20 Hz (2015)

It's got to be hard making short films, as no matter how great they may be, as they kind of disappear into the nether after their initial Festival Circuit runs are finished, if they are even lucky enough to get one.

That's why we've decided to showcase some of the many great Horror Shorts that are out there floating around the Interwebs: some are scary, some are fun, and every now and then, we even find one that's a work of art.

The bottom line is that plenty of time and effort went into making them, so they at least deserve to be seen, don't they?

"Human hearing is capable of detecting sound waves between 20 and 20.000 Hz. ... merely a small fraction of the frequency spectrum. Most sounds around us go unnoticed."

*Make sure to check this one out with headphones on, as the sound is definitely a co-star here.


Anything that keeps us on the proverbial edge of our seats makes us happy, and 20 Hz did just that. The jump scare at the end felt out of place, as everything before it was so slow, quiet, and nuanced, but overall this short delivered the atmosphere just the way we like it. Very effective and stylish.

Get away from the jump scares, and we'd definitely watch a 90-minute version of this story.

Also, Alix Wilton Regan is not too hard to look at. Not at all.

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