Directed by: Usher Morgan
Written by: Usher Morgan
Genre: Short film, Horror
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Macy Nash ( Elyse Price ) has fallen asleep in the bathtub and with a gasp wakes up. She could have drowned and that may have been better. As she studies herself in the mirror she begins to feel like something is watching her, and she's right. It's around this point that we see the image in the mirror isn't doing what she's doing, and as she watches in horror, the mirror image is being stabbed to death. This is how Trapped Inside begins and is only the start of what Macy must endure.
She's trapped, pretty much naked, and alone with all these ghosts trying to get her. Ghosts that look like her, ghosts that look like an older woman, and many others. It's as she's trying to get out of the bathroom, and hears what could only be herself on the other side of the door, trying to get out, that I thought about how creepy this all really is. Filled with scary ghosts pointing their fingers, rooms full of monsters, and even some kind of "ghost busting" group, Usher Morgan has put together a compilation of some of the scariest stuff horror movies have to offer. All in a quick and well executed short film that is sure to terrify its viewers.
For what it is, a micro budget independent film, Usher Morgan has done an excellent job of taking a tried and true horror format and making it his own. Although the actual dialog in the film is quite limited, Julie Reifers manages a great performance along with the terrified Elyse Price's character Macy. There's no deep and mind blowing story or dialog in this title, but what there is done well and does add some believability to the film. As much as possible considering the story. What's really impressive is how much is crammed into a film under 10 minutes long, and that is all works. Especially at the end, it could have gone the other way.
Trapped Inside is a horror film. If you like horror movies you'll like this one. It doesn't get any simpler than that. For an independent film, it's a really well done production and may even outpace some of the more budgeted studio productions. Keeping it short and sweet has allowed for a visually arresting short film and the good use of audio sealed the deal. If you are into supernatural horror movies, this is one you can sink your teeth into.