A very significant and satisfying part of writing reviews here at Film Carnage, is covering a multitude of indie films, including quite a few short films, however this is without a doubt the shortest ever reviewed here at a whopping 2 minutes in length. In a close-knit team creation, Alone is directed by Tofiq Rzayev, who is also the cinematographer and co-written with Mehmet Fatih Güven, who also happens to be the star of the film, with a score by Gergö Elekes.
The filmmakers in this case have taken the risk with such a limited run time, allowing themselves a brief moment to attempt to break through to their audience, so the question is, did they pull it off? Happily, the answer is yes. The film feels somewhere between found-footage and making their own horror home-movie, it’s simple yet effective. That effectiveness is helped in no small part by the score, it’s sinister, spine-chilling sound is perfect for the events unfolding before you.
A key factor is the lack of dialogue, it creates a film that’s entirely universal, to any of us who’ve ever been home alone and wondered about that strange noise, or caught a glimpse of movement out of the corner of our eyes. Especially considering the difficulties the horror genre finds itself faced with today, it’s pleasing to see a film taking things back to basics, without any pretentious over-complication just good film-making.
Alone is a short, sharp, shocking and satisfying film that is more than worth the two minutes so if you find yourself with a moment to spare, check it out. This is another example of a team with a lot of potential and hopefully you’ll be seeing more reviews of their work from Film Carnage.
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