Let An Antique Scare Your Pants Off In This Short Film

LOT254 Short Film

Why Watch? Killer sharks, haunted houses and antique auctions. The classic triumvirate of horror stories. Maybe that last one sticks out like a bleeding thumb, but this short from Toby Meakins is a good argument for its inclusion on our list of fears. In it, a collector starts tinkering with a forgotten camera and finds something delightfully pants-wetting inside.

Brief but bursting with atmosphere (built both by an eerie score and the constant clock-reminiscent click of a film reel), LOT254 is a “punchline” style horror short that angles up toward a beautiful jump scare without relying on it. Everything snaps into place here — from design to photography to acting — to create a fun nerve-tester that feels like it could be the pre-credit sequence for something much bigger.

What Will It Cost? About 3 minutes.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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