Andrew J.D. Robinson is an award-winning filmmaker and the founder/festival programmer of the 15 Second Horror Film Challenge. A non-profit international filmmaking contest in which celebrity judges decide the top films and conventions screen our greatest hits. Check out the website here.
A Walk Home Alone is a horror short that is less than 7 minutes long but does more than many 70+ minutes horror films do. A short that builds up an uncomfortable feeling of dread before paying it off in quality but depressing fashion.
A news broadcast reports on a serial killer that is at large & striking down people who walk home alone. We then meet a woman (Maura Stephens) who is returning back to her hotel room. As she walks we see an elderly man pass her, notice her then turn to follow her. It’s a relief when she enters her room safely.
Once inside we see her emotional state as a phone call reveals that an unplanned pregnancy saw her partner run for the hills. Her sadness is heart-breaking to watch but a positive conversation lifts her spirits & ours at the same time. Then there is a knock at the door…
A chilling watch, one that sticks with you long afterwards. You desperately want things to turn out differently but a final news broadcast reveals that is not the case.
Brilliant. Check it out yourself below.
A Walk Home Alone
The Final Score - 9/10