Before this review can proceed, a few significant stigmas need to be pointed out. The first one is how short films are seen to be inferior to feature-length films just due to the fact that they are short. While the second one is how female filmmakers are thought to be averse to genre filmmaking; particularly the horror genre. Nothing could be further from the truth, as these statements are fatuous, demeaning and stupid.
Anthologies and short films have been calling cards for many renowned filmmakers regardless of genre eg. Andrea Arnold’s Oscar-winning short film Wasp (2003); while female filmmakers have been making many stellar examples of genre filmmaking — eg. Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook (2014), Mary Harron’s “American Psycho” (2000), Julia Ducournau’s “Raw” (2017) and many, many more. Continue reading Review: Dark Whispers – Vol. 1