‘Tell’, a twisted tale provoking our inner temptation to do something wrong. Following a man’s decisions after murdering his partner, Tell creates a compelling thirty minute Horror Drama that delivers in almost every aspect.
The structure is beautifully unconventional, diving in straight to a strong conflict between a couple. This leads into the complex
decision-making that Taylor has to progress through without the help of anybody. The concept is frightening and intense; a real heart racer from start to stop. Oddly enough however, we are put on Taylor’s side. We sympathise with him perhaps due to his unstable personality that he can’t help to control, or because everyone’s against him. He is truly alone and it’s difficult not to pity him in his position.
Horror film’s are a personal favourite and ‘Tell’ had me leaning towards the cushion more often than not. It’s been a while since anything truly frightening has hit the big screen, so I think it’s time everyone heads over to their laptops and get watching the fantastic array of short films such as Tell! It’s not so much that this film offers excessive gore (though it has its moments…), nor does it have a sword coming through a wooden door trying to make you jump. Instead it cleverly plays on your internal fears and paranoia. You’ll never want to open the shower curtain again…
After I interviewed Ryan Connolly a few weeks back, it dawned on me how his sheer determination and passion was the key in creating what is one of my favourite short films to date. As mentioned in the interview, he did it all on a $2000 budget unlike some Hollywood monstrosities that can cost up to and over $200 million. He even went on to mention how he trained his family and friends to do the roles he needed!
‘Tell’ is an incredible short. It pulls on many emotions to give the audience an amazing experience rarely matched in modern-day Horror.
Watch ‘Tell’ below and let us know what you think!
You can find more about ‘Tell’ at www.doyoufeelguilty.com