Short horror films set out to squeeze the terror and suspense of a horror film into only a few minutes which is a difficult task. A few days ago I watched a short film titled The Thing in the Apartment, written and directed by John William Ross, that left me very impressed and we have it here to share with you.
The film, starring Melia Renee as “Sam” and Carly Jones as “Lindsey”, follows a young a woman who suddenly sees a creature in her apartment and flees in terror. The monster, played by Ryan Allan Young, is so terrifying that it leaves her in shock. After calling her friend, the two return to her apartment where things go from bad to worse.
The short, which premiered on Crypt TV, was extremely well executed and the actresses did an amazing job. Jones was very convincing when it came to being terrified. If I saw that thing in my room I’d run too.
Ross crams a lot of suspense and terror into 4 minutes, and it couldn’t have been better. It’s terrifyingly good. I have to say, it’s the best short film I’ve seen since David F. Sandberg released Lights Out (2013) that went on to become a full-length movie in 2016. In fact, I would love to see a feature film based on The Thing in the Apartment.
I’ll stop talking now and let you judge how great it is for yourself. Keep your eye out for The Thing in the Apartment II and more films from John Ross who I think we will be seeing a lot more of in the near future.