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Jason Knight

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Posted on:

16 Mar 2022

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Doll
Directed by:
Louis Taylor
Written by:
Louis Taylor
Starring:
Louis Taylor
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Alone in his home, a man is tormented by a mysterious and sinister entity.

 

A man (Taylor) is lying on a couch in his living room, taking a nap when he starts hearing bizarre noises that include thumps and laughter that sounds like that of a little girl. Disturbed by this, he searches his property, trying to locate the source.

 

This short is a spooky horror story that is based on the 'haunted house' concept. The plot is rather simple: an individual is home alone and something bad proceeds to take place. The majority of the narrative follows the protagonist as he looks around the house, looking for whatever is causing the sounds. He often hears the laughter, which sounds menacing and there is a constant feeling that something terrible is about to happen.

 

There is a brief nightmare scene that is quite frightening due to the camerawork and sound effects. The laughter that is heard throughout the film sends shivers down the spine and the sinister music by James Horton adds to the scary atmosphere. Credit also goes to the creative work by makeup artist Sheila Cursley.

 

There are no spoken words and the man is the only person in the film, making Taylor's performance vital in order for the viewing to have an effect and he plays his part convincingly.

 

This film has a duration of approximately ten minutes and during that time, it succeeds in being a spine-chiller. It is a good example that creepy sounds can create dread, fear and suspense. It may not be very original, with a plot that has been seen many times before: a home in which there is an evil entity looking to harm someone. Nevertheless, it is still a decent horror film.

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Jason Knight
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