Short Film Saturday: If I Am Your Mirror

Last weekend was the first time in a while I missed one of these posts. I will attempt to make it up at some point. Essentially I didn’t have my horror shorts lined up yet.

This one I found courtesy of Film School Rejects. It’s a rather apropos star because one of the earliest scares I remember was listening to The Tell-Tale Heart read aloud in grade school. This film offers quite a unique spin on the tale, rightfully citing it draws inspiration from it; as opposed to being a direct, literal adaptation. It’s a very visual tale with a unique style of animation employed to convey it. There is only one significant piece of dialogue in its 20-minute running time. A lot of the film is told in montage and flashback. If ever you needed proof that animation is a medium and not a genre, this should do the job quite well.