A Tale of an Onion Witch | Short Film of the Day

soty finalist November 17, 2019

A Tale of an Onion Witch

By Piyush Srivastava with 7.4

horror · Short Films

soty finalist
Throughout the duration of the film, there is an instinctive desire to keep checking over one's shoulder for any usual movements, to always be wary of any sounds outside the door, and that is precisely what concretises the success of this horror story.

It uses jump scares, but judiciously. The camera employs tight close-ups, hiding more than it reveals which further adds an elemental tension to the film. There is an old woman, with explicitly pronounced dark circles, and a contemporary witch with long hair and dirt-coloured nails. However, it is not difficult to overlook the absence of subtleties simply because of the manner in which the narrative hooks you to it, especially owing to its smooth edit. Terrified you may be, but can you dare to look away?
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