THE WORLD OVER **** USA 2018 Dir: Heath C Michaels 18 mins
A beguiling short from the director of YEARDLEY, with a bravura lead performance by Tess Granfield as an agoraphobic mother-to-be who discovers what appears to be a parallel existence within the walls of her home, accessible via a previously unknown keyhole.
Her husband sets out to “have a peek”, with the famous last words of “I’ll be back”. Well shot and creepy, this tale of psychological disturbance and alternate realities boast subtly effective use of visual effects and a prevailing sense of unease.
Review by Steven West