Some days, I really hate my phone. I greatly dislike that I’ve grown so dependent upon it: it dictates my alarms, my appointments, how often I’m in contact with others. Like a sucker, I keep using it; I can always say no. Which means that when I’m without it, I feel a little lost. Bearing that in mind, here’s a fun short horror flick brought to us by Leo Jeorge Bautista, entitled Misplaced.
Weren’t expecting that, huh?
Thematically, this one is straight forward, so let’s look at the technical aspects. First and foremost: this is literally dark. Not a ton of bright light going on here, which annoyed me when our female lead was at the kitchen table on her laptop. It added to the mood, but it was also a bit of a stretch in terms of real-life application. Seriously, who is that big of a creeper that you’re sitting in the dark at your kitchen table on your laptop? That can be brushed aside, though, as Bautista employed a fun effect: quick movement from one area (outside and behind a closed door) to another (behind the curtains on the interior of the apartment). It was nicely edited so that it was seamless. The impact was a series of creepy jump scares. I enjoyed this one.
One last note: if anyone uses “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” as a ringtone, I will fucking slap the living shit out of you. And on that note, happy Saturday.