Directed by Ryan Godoy who co-wrote it with Cade Scott, Every Night I See Them is a horror short to make you turn all the lights on and keep one eye over your shoulder. A thrilling and creepy horror, it stars Nick Osborne, Dane Oliver, Rebecca Adam and Takalay Hamill.
We’re immediately thrust into the story as the short opens showing a man stabbing his own arm with a pencil. After that particular piece of nastiness, we focus to see the face of man who is utterly exhausted. He clearly is in need of a good night’s sleep but seems to be doing everything possible to stay awake. All while looking into his darkened hallway.
As he begins to drift off, the shadows seem to grow but he snaps awake. Something is waiting for him to sleep, but how long can he stay awake for?
A rare thing in the horror short world, Every Night I See Them feels like it needed to be longer. Such is the intrigue and creep it creates. Not that the short length harms it, it is a very effective horror. It’s simply that you’ll find you want to see more of this!
Avoiding jump-scares and instead going for creeping dread up until its payoff. One of the best moments in the short involves an out of focus shot to really send the shivers down the spine.
Great visuals, excellent acting, creepy music and intense frights. This is one the best horror shorts you’ll see this year.
Check it out yourself below.
Every Night I See Them (2021)
The Final Score - 9/10