Atmosphere carries the day
Ichiro from United States
1 June 2010
A young girl named Megan discovers she is pregnant and desires an
abortion. The doctor asks her to take the weekend to think it over, and
Megan finds herself alone in a large and isolated house with her own
demons ... and perhaps something else.
Like most of Rob Kreh's short horror films, "Knicker Knockers" starts
with an idea or theme but then chooses to turn its attention to
traditional horror movie scares. This is not necessarily a bad thing.
In Megan's terrifying ordeal as the shadowing "knicker knockers" tap at
her door and ask to be let in (speaking in reverberating, monstrous
voices), there are some genuine chills to be had by all. If I have a
complaint, it's that not enough is known about Megan for us to really
care about her (we learn next to nothing about the father of her
child), and her ultimate fate, which comes about as a result of her
final choices (key word), seems to contradict Kreh's actual message.
Still, these are issues that came to mind after the fact. In the moment
of watching this 15-minute short I was compelled by the premise and
duly impressed by Kreh's use of shadow and sound. Creepy, creepy stuff.
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