A young boy living in the near future looks for an escape from a home with arguing parents. As a way to cope with the recent arguments from his parents he receives a robot companion that he ends up abusing.
On a common night like any other, a solitary woman suddenly hears a muffled but nonetheless alarming sound coming from a plain wooden family chest. Will she confront face-to-face whatever hides inside?
It's been a lengthy and exhausting road trip through Wallonia's tree-shaded back roads, and now that night has come, Sarah and Bram need to make a stop for a bathroom break. Soon, the couple finds a remote public restroom in the middle of the gloomy thick woods, unaware, however, that someone, or better still, something is lurking in the shadows. Should they wait until morning or should they just go ahead and use it? After all, who knows if they'll get another opportunity. Obviously, everything in life is only a matter of choice.Written by
The reference to the film Deathproof may be there from the very start in the cool opening titles, however this is much more of a horror short than anything else. Apparently based on a Japanese legend of a ghost that haunts public toilets, this short is really one very contained situation. Like many horrors, we do not get much in the way of character development, but at least in this short we do not have to pretend that we do – so we jump right into the setup and delivery.
To say too much more about the plot is pointless, since really it is over as soon as it begins, so no need to elaborate too much. The camera work means the film looks good while riding in the car, gliding over a stall, or providing jump scares (as it does several times in the short running time). The concept may be silly, but somehow it sells it – probably by virtue of how fast it moves. In the end it is this that makes it work, because the next tense moment or jump scare is only a second or two away. I suspect as a bigger feature the concept may be too daft (although they made the video tape work as a device) but this small scene does what it needs to do and gets out with style.
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