It is only a few minutes before one in the morning and the rude and repetitive noise of an incoming call ruptures the stillness of the night. Who could that be at this hour? And why is the husband as stiff as a corpse?
Although Alexia, Franco's ex-girlfriend, has been deceased for some time, Franco still has her as a contact on his social network. When he decides to delete her and move on, something strange starts to manifest through his computer.
Suddenly, a lonely young woman senses that something is not quite right with her eyesight. What could possibly be altering the boundaries of human perception, telling her eyes to see things that simply do not exist?
In the underlit attic, an unsuspecting woman tidies up an already cluttered space; however, in the mysterious dimness, her eye catches a motion. Is this a trick of the mind, or is there something sinister hiding in the thick shadows?
When six friends meet up for their monthly 'games night', they foolishly choose a Ouija Board as their game of choice. Surprised it works, they scrawl down a sinister message declaring, "5 must die, 1 must live"...and accidentally unleash an ancient evil, which brutally eviscerates anyone that moves. Frozen in place, the remaining friends quickly realize only one of them can survive... but only if everyone else dies. As friendships fracture and dawn slowly approaches, they all must work out how to survive the night. But how do you escape when you can't move?Written by
Director/producer Anthony Melton's favorite horror film is Hellraiser (1987), and the demonic entity in 'Don't Move' was designed and created by industry-legend Cliff Wallace, who worked on the original Hellraiser. See more »
A+ special effects, good acting and slightly original idea
While the idea behind Don't Move is nothing special, it is interesting and makes the viewer think a little bit. You can just imagine how difficult it would be to stand perfectly still as if your life depended on it; it's relateable and I feel like that's what makes it feel so unnerving. The fact that you could watch your friend die before your eyes and wouldn't be able to flinch a muscle lest you meet the same fate is terrifying and exactly why I found Don't Move to be such a well-executed short.
The acting is decent and the special effects are flawless; albeit the gore is overdone as is the case with most horror shorts (gotta pack a lot into such a brief run-time I suppose). Because of the overdone gore and the fact that the idea is very unoriginal in most aspects, I'm being slightly generous with my mark of 8/10. With camera work, special effects and acting like this, Don't Move could even be considered better than most modern full-length horror flicks.
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