French Filmmakers Kévin Mendiboure and Vincent Darkman have returned with the creepy new horror short Under The Bed. Here we revisit the age-old childhood fear of what might be lurking below at night. Co-directors Mendiboure and Darkman keep things very short and sweet as a young woman, (Alexia Zahedi) who seems to be haunted by an old childhood friend, the creepy monster under the bed (Lamine Cisse).
There are some strong vibes of Lights Out as our protagonist settles in for the night. Shutting off the lights a dark figure appears and begins to mischievously taunt the woman in bed. There are a few nice little bits here with the creature taunting its prey. Of course, this is a short and to give more away would rob it of its power.
Mendiboure and Darkman deliver a crisp-looking short that effectively delivers the chills we are looking for. No, the creature effects including a very rubbery-looking hand are less than stellar. But this was created from passion with next-to-nothing but the desire to create. Let go and give in to this creepy 4 minute short. We wet you won’t sleep with your feet hanging out of the covers again.
6 out of 10