Horror Short Review: Bill (2020)

From the writing and directing duo of Dan Gitsham & Sophie Mair comes Bill. An occult horror short that thrills and chills.

A grieving widow will do anything to see her husband again, even meddle in the dark arts. Of course, they’re called the ‘dark’ arts for a reason and what she conjures up is not what she expected.

At around 3 minutes long, Bill does an effective job of showing how grief can consume in one deft swoop. Clever shots and angles heighten the horror with an effective soundtrack adding creeping eeriness. The end result is a horror that stays with you long after it finishes and might make you see things in the shadows that aren’t really there.

You can’t ask for any more than that. To be horrified and Bill will horrify.

Dan & Sophie are partners in life and film and have been collaborating in the world of genre since 2007. Their shorts have won a number of awards and screened at over 150 film festivals worldwide. Their UK Film Council funded horror Ella starring Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) is currently available to view on Alter and Omeleto. They are also in the final stages of post-production on their most ambitious short to date The Thing That Ate the Birds co-financed by Alter and BFI Network. They are also developing their debut feature Ginger with the BFI.




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Bill (2020)
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