Horror Short Review: Be Careful What You Wish For (2020)

It’s birthday time for a woman (Ashley Elliot) and as she blows out the candles on her cake surrounded by friends and family, the lights go off.

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Coming back on immediately though, she is shocked to see everyone around her frozen in place. The only part of them moving are their eyes and each set has a desperate ‘help me’ look about them. If that wasn’t creepy enough all her balloons start to pop and her right arm takes on a life of its own. Digging deep into the cake and forcing it into her mouth.


She continues to stuff cake into her mouth while her friends look on, frozen but clearly terrified.

When she finally finishes the entire cake, the lights go out again and when they come on, she can only look on in terror. What lies before her? You’ll have to watch to find out.

At just 2 minutes long, Be Careful What You Wish For does a sold job of crafting a mysterious and atmospheric horror. By the end you’ll be none the wiser about what happened or what the woman’s wish was but you can draw your own conclusions. A creepy score and the look of fear on the cast’s faces as they find themselves helpless is what makes this memorable.

Check it out below.


Be Careful What You Wish For (2020)
  • The Final Score - 6/10
User Review
9.33/10 (3 votes)