The Witch (Short Review)

Director – Andrew Gibbs (The Box, Midnight Snack)
Starring – Catherine Gibbs (Midnight Snack, The Box)
Release Date – 2021
Rating – 3/5

My look into the micro-shorts of Dark House Pictures continues! A few months back director and Dark House Pictures found Andrew Gibbs reached out to me to review his shorts. I was unaware that micro-shorts were a thing but agreed to check them out regardless. I want to thank Andrew for allowing Horror Society and myself the opportunity to see his films. The next short on the chopping block is his five-minute film Witch.

**Spoiler Alert** The film follows a woman who is home alone when she starts to hear strange sounds in the home. She tries to hide under her blanket but when she thinks it’s safe to leave the warm safety of the blanket she discovers that something sinister is in the room with her. **Spoiler Alert**

While I may be new to the micro-short films, I’m starting to realize that sometimes being too short is a problem in the world of cinema. Don’t get me wrong, Witch was an enjoyable short but it doesn’t offer up enough substance for the viewer.

The acting in this one is solid for the film especially since the short is around 5 minutes and no real interactions with other characters. The films lead does a decent job but you don’t get to see any dialogue or real emotions due to the quick runtime. The story for this one is a great set up to something that could be much more than a short. I strongly believe that there is not enough horror films centered around witches. With that being said, this micro-short just doesn’t have enough of a story to tell. It’s a beautifully shot short that definitely is not a waste of time but it needs more to it.

Finally, this film doesn’t have any death scenes or crazy looking creatures for genre fans to gawk at. Overall, Witch is a beautifully shot micro-short but is lacking in the story department. It’s a solid watch for the 5 minutes but don’t expect something that is story rich. Check it out.


(Staff Writer) Lover of all things horror and metal. Also likes boobs and booze.

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