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.
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?
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?
Franco's ex-girlfriend Alexia had committed suicide some time ago, but he still feels her presence because her social network profile has not yet been taken down. On the day of her birthday, he visits her page and feels guilty over the fact she had taken her own life. When Franco's new girlfriend finally convinces him to delete Alexia from his contacts and move on with his life, his computer starts to malfunction and some thing strange and sinister manifests through the web and into his life. Maybe a CLICK isn't enough to leave the past behind.Written by
Alexia is an Argentinian short horror movie by Andrés Borghi, released in 2013.
Within this short, Franco is looking at Alexia's, his ex- girlfriend's, Facebook page. She recently killed herself and he feels guilty for breaking up with her, believing his actions to be the cause of it. His currently girlfriend – or love interest, it's not fully explained – Melina comes to visit after telling him not to be too down about it and to stop beating himself up over Alexia's death – he was not the cause of it. She was a "troubled child" and would have done it either way. Comforted by this, Franco unfriends Alexia on Facebook to begin to move on. What happens next is beyond scientific explanation, and downright creepy.
This was absolutely brilliant. Borghi has managed to make a large amount of suspense in just nine minutes. I found myself turning away from my screen quite often in the nine minute time frame, and jumping quite a bit. The effects done on Alexia were absolutely stunning – I'm a studying make up artist and to see such good effects on her was a blessing. The premise was really well thought out, and it was a short, nine minute film full of fright.
Please be warned this film does have close ups of graphic slit wrists.
This was brilliant and I can't praise it enough. In just nine minutes, I found myself with a seriously increased heart rate, shivering as adrenaline coursed around my venous system and whining in fear. This was definitely atmospheric and deserves a bit more hype surrounding it. A definite seven out of ten for me and a definite recommendation.
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