Omeleto

Creswick

By Natalie Erika James | Horror
A woman's fear of her childhood home is brought to light when her aging father claims there's a presence in the house.

Now a young woman, Sam returns to help her aging father pack up the remains of their family estate in the remote, secluded woods.

But as Sam sifts through reminders of her childhood and hears her dad speak of strange disturbances in and around the house — and the real reason for his decision to move — her suspicions begin to rise.

This broodingly atmospheric Australian horror short had a distinctive look and feel that’s both subtle but steeped with suggestion. Director Natalie Erika James prizes restraint, creating burnished Gothic beauty with moody lighting and hypnotic camerawork, which also seem to reference tropes found in modern Asian horror films.

Understated performances emphasizes the film’s emotional core: revisiting childhood, and grappling with changing roles between an aging parent and their now-grown child.

The film slowly builds, carefully laying down the groundwork of suggestion with care and precision, until it pays off with a genuinely skin-tingling reveal that proves effective and frightening.

While many horror films pump up the adrenaline and lean on shock, “Creswick” is all about dread, resulting in an eerie, beautifully spooky film whose chills linger in the blood well after viewing — and whose visual panache elevate the short into a small cinematic jewel.

For those who want more after the conclusion of “Creswick,” James is developing the short into a feature called “Relic,” which will shoot later in 2018.





You Might Also Like:

Garfield

By Georgi Bank-Davies | Romance
A young woman wakes up in a strange place, with a strange guy. Then, she start to piece together how she got there.

Night Shift

By Marshall Tyler | Drama
A day in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles nightclub.

Partners

By Joey Ally | Romance
A couple's love life begins to slump, forcing them to reconsider the relationship and confront how intertwined they've become.

Small Arms ft. Tyler Young

By Arman Cole | Drama
A bullied college student seeks out shooting lessons with an ex-militia member to prove his manhood.

Pop Music

By Patrick Muhlberger | Comedy
A man who thinks he's a samurai wants revenge on a DJ for ruining his niece's school dance.

Balance

By Mark Ram | Drama
Two friends climb a mountain, connected by a rope. But when one falls, the other's life hangs in an unstable balance.

Others Will Follow

By Andrew Finch | Sci-Fi
The lone survivor of a failed mission to Mars uses his last moments to transmit a message of hope.

Spoetnik

By Noel Loozen | Comedy
A young man finds himself in between a food-truck and a brothel. Then, he meets his dream girl.

How Was Your Day?

By Damien O’Donnell | Drama
A woman is excited about the approaching birth of her first child. But then, it doesn't match her expectations.

Margo Lily

By Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart | Drama
A couple is determined to plant a tree in the middle of winter following the loss of their child.

Long Branch

By Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart | Romance
A heartbroken woman finds a one-night stand. But the guy lives two hours away... via public transit.

Ten Thousand Days

By Michael Duignan | Comedy
A man is convinced he'll die on his 10,000th day. But when he meets a girl at his cousin's funeral, things don't go to plan.

Lonely Planet

By Alex Burunova | Romance
A lonely woman travels to Barcelona and meets a tall, dark stranger. Then, he challenges her to live in the moment... with him.

Pitter Patter Goes My Heart ft. Vicky Krieps

By Christoph Rainer | Romance
A hopeless romantic takes desperate measures to win her former lover back. But he already has a new girl at his side.

The Disappearance of Willie Bingham

By Matt Richards | Horror
An inmate is selected to undergo a radical new justice program under the State's revised stance on capital crime.


Your favorite short films you haven't seen yet.

Inspiring and insightful. Entertaining and enlightening. That's what you can expect here: no fluff. Just a steady stream of the best films delivered to your inbox.