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The Taking (2004)

 -  Horror | Short  -  16 October 2004 (USA)
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Some old houses have secrets. Dark secrets that bleed into the very soul of its foundations. For young Isobel and her Grandmother, they discover through the course of one eerie night, that ... See full summary »

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Some old houses have secrets. Dark secrets that bleed into the very soul of its foundations. For young Isobel and her Grandmother, they discover through the course of one eerie night, that some secrets weren't meant to be unraveled. Isobel, whose seems to have an uncanny bond with whatever spirits inhabit their old mansion, learns that even the very place they call home will do anything to tear their love apart. Some secrets weren't meant to be revealed. Not by little girls. So sweet... so innocent... Little girls don't even know when or where to run. That's what they're counting on. They're coming...and they're taking... Written by Matthew Eskandari

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The dead pet canary in the film, "Mojo", that Isobel drops from her hand in the bathroom, is the actual canary seen earlier. The director Matt Eskandari, convinced her it was just a stuffed toy. See more »

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Tension building
1 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This short film really built up a lot of tension in the first few minutes with the simple technique of a little girl counting. As with a lot of low budget shorts, the sound was WAY too loud. But the acting was good and the writing was excellent. The lighting at times was a bit too dark, but always atmospheric. Score was original and of course too loud. Writer and director seem to have made the most out of a small budget. They pulled off a lot of tension without relying heavily on special effects. I know this was a "student" film and with that in mind there was shockingly good production value. I wouldn't be surprised if this team of people (director, writer, lighting, FX, and score) went on to make a great feature. Well worth the fifteen minutes it took to watch.


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