27 Feb “The Confined” by Christopher Picone
Christopher Picone makes a horror short film with great flair and skill. Grappling with genre cinema, the director has the courage to personally rework the archetypes and narrative structures and gives us a film of great suspense and visual ability.
The construction of tension is certainly one of the most amazing aspects of this film. Mixing the script, made of dynamic dialogues and great twists, with the visual dimension the movie is well balanced and structured. Thus the narration proceeds in a perfect balance between writing and direction, which immerses the viewer in an experience of pure restlessness and does not allow a moment of distraction.
Certainly Picone makes use of a highly capable crew, capable of working with the harmony of an orchestra: the result is a film beautifully packaged from every point of view. In particular, it is necessary to mention the sound and visual editing, capable of managing the rhythm of tension without missing a beat. This short film, with a strong cinematographic identity, confirms once again the good health of genre cinema and stands as one of the best examples of horror shorts. Thanks to an undoubted inspiration, Picone confirms that it is possible to create engaging films even in the space of a few minutes.