Imagine being 16 years old and directing the best horror short film in years.
Everyone is talking about this new horror short! Have you seen it?
It’s called The Backrooms. It was uploaded to YouTube on Jan. 7 and is a nine-minute film directed by Kane Parsons, who also goes by Kane Pixels. This kid is a talented VFX artist too and used his skills as a filmmaker to explore liminal spaces and cosmic horror, a world based on popular internet horror stories.
So what is this film about? The short follows a camera operator who falls over while shooting a film. He slips through a crack in reality and wakes up in an abandoned building on another plane. There’s a horrible dial-up sound, a creepy message telling him to stay still, and long corridors that cast dark shadows. He’s stuck in a maze of hallways with no way out. This is creepier than many recent big-budget horror films, and it’s such a simple concept.
Watch the full film by Kane Pixels here, and let’s talk after.
Author: Jason Hellerman
This article comes from No Film School and can be read on the original site.