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It’s a rainy day here in Rochester (which is odd for winter here, but that’s beside the point). Perfect scary story weather. I don’t know about you, but I loved Reddit’s two-sentence scary story challenge. Some of them aren’t as strong as others, but damn is it fun to see how you can get creeped out in under two sentences. One that was a favorite is Drrd777’s “I heard that too,” which director A. J. Meadows made into a short film. Check it out.
Okay, how much does it rock that this one looked so everyday? The messy house, the lighting – I loved that it looked like someone’s real house. I also enjoyed the music, proving once again that you don’t need tons of special effects, just sound, to make something effective. My one complaint there: no credits to list who had done a nice send-up of 80s horror string music. Now, I could have done without the second, unhinged mom downstairs, but it did have its fun in the closeup. In fact, it kind of makes me a little nervous about being home alone right now.