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31 Days of Fright - Day 5: Click 

Blood Games - Click from Popcorn Horror on Vimeo.

No, not that Click. That's more funny/sad, this is full on creep show. 

I decided to take a break from the long game session of Amnesia to do something short, so I reached into the collection of short films I've been meaning to watch. That's where I found Click, a British short film staring 5 kids and a light switch. Yeah, you heard me.

There is no gore in this film, just darkness and light. The kids enter an abandoned warehouse for some macguffin of a reason, and come upon a room with a light switch. For some reason, this fascinates the kids (I guess there isn't much to do in the British Isles). So, one of the kids starts flickering the lights, on and off, in a room they've made pitch black. But in an instant, this little game turns creepy, then pants crapping scary, all without any monsters or gore.

Darkness is always huge for horror movies. Everyone at somepoint in their childhood was afraid of the dark. The dark represents the unknwon, which even as adults everyone has some fear of in one way or the other. It's a primal fear, for us to be so dependant on our sight and to not be able to use it. Even now, I bet when you're alone the lights go out, or walking on a dark street, you still feel that tension, that fear.

Seriously, watch the film above. It's a great short, using the lack of sight in a visual medium masterfully.

~Jones Out

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