We Know You Are Home is a Halloween short film written & directed by Andrew J.D. Robinson starring Julie Landriault and Don Lee (as well as and Johnny Elston, Ricky Elston, Daniel Elston as the ghosts) with special effects by Alina Sauve. The short follows house sitter Alice, played by Julie Landriault, who gets a late-notice gig to watch a house on Halloween night.
First and foremost, the score is, at the start, absolutely brilliant. Reminiscent of those vintage, black and white horror films, it instantly conjures up memories of horror films past and adds great ambiance to the first act of the film. The cinematography is pretty typical of an indie short, with a lot of shots trying to be technical and most succeeding. It's well edited, tense, and intelligently crafted considering what must have been a very limited budget.
Julie Landriault does a very decent job in her leading role and refrains from making the mistake of overacting, seeming genuinely scared for the majority of the film. Especially when making an indie short film such as this, your casting of the lead can really make or break the film, and she completely nailed it.
The sound effects get a little bit much in the latter half of the film, becoming a tad overbearing which was disappointing considering how well the score started out. The plot is easy to follow, somewhat sad, and ultimately short and sweet. I won't go into details as that would just completely spoil the film, but it deserves a watch.
What we have here is a concept that was decently realized; a clever ghost story that was well shot with a good lead, competent cinematography and editing, a mostly great score, and a team with a love for horror. It's a great short film and something I'd expect to see at a festival. You'll find the link to the film below. Thanks for reading and as always, stay sordid.
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