Velma (Short Review)

Director – Scarlet Moreno (Delores, Phaedra)
Starring – Scarlet Moreno
Release Date – 2022
Rating – 4/5

It’s been a couple months since I’ve reviewed a horror short, and it looks like the time has come to remedy that. Several weeks back I was asked to review the horror short Velma from actor and filmmaker Scarlet Moreno. Moreno is known for her work with Rebel Without a Crew: The Series and Delores. I was extremely curious about the short and agreed to check it out. I couldn’t get to it until now and want to apologize to them for taking so long. As well as thank them for allowing Horror Society the opportunity to check it out!

**Spoiler alert** The film follows Velma (Moreno), who has a problem. She is looking for love but finds herself always heartbroken when her dates take a sexual turn. Instead of finding romance, her partners find a bloody end that they were not expecting. **Spoiler Alert**

I knew nothing about Velma before going into it aside from the fact that it was directed by and starring Scarlet Moreno. I loved the poster they sent over for the review and it really set my imagination off. My mind was racing with all the possibilities of what it was about, but nothing prepared me for what the film was actually about. The acting in this one is great. The cast is very small but Moreno is center stage the entire time. She is wonderful as the film’s lead. She delivers a very passionate performance which really sells the short to the viewer.

The story for this one is short but very sweet. The short is able to do a great deal of character development during it’s limited run time. We are able to see how emotional Velma is and why she is the way she is. With that being said, I think Velma needed a little more meat on the bone so to speak. I need more of this along with his history.

Finally, the film has some blood with some solid effects but it’s not a graphic death scene. Fans of pop horror will appreciate it but more demented genre fans will be a bit disappointed. Overall, Velma is a great short that would not necessarily work as a feature length film. It has a great character brought to life by a fantastic actor who also directed it. I highly recommend checking it out if you ever have the chance.


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

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