Short Film Review: We Know You Are Home (2018)

August 23, 2019

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

Due to an increase of missing children, Halloween is almost outlawed in the town April (Julie Landriault) calls home, but that doesn’t stop her from getting a gig house-sitting on our favorite haunted holiday while the owners are out doing Satan knows what.

Our heroine settles in for a night of fright flick classics on the beastly boob tube when she receives a chilling visit from some ghostly trick r’ treaters (Johnny Elston, Ricky Elston, and Daniel Elston) who may not be what they seem… and before long those sheet-covered supernatural shit heels are in the house, and that’s when things get positively preternatural for Alice!

Written and directed by Andrew J.D. Robinson, We Know You Are Home is an effective expansion of his previous short, Trick r’ Treat (which I reviewed right here). The entire affair is a fangtastic Halloween spookshow replete with sheet covered spectral beings, forbidden rooms, family secrets, and plenty of good ol’ spine chilling suspense… impressive considering the flick’s seventeen minute runtime.

To be perfectly honest, if Robinson is going to return to this at any time, I’d love to see this expanded into a feature; Landriault makes for an engaging and relatable heroine, the mythology and world-building present is fascinating, and the sure style and moody aesthetics are top-shelf!

 

 

If my wicked words aren’t enough to convince you that this sinister short is aces, then form your own outre opinion when you slap your putrid peepers on the link below!

 

 

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