An ignored and neglected little boy (Joseph JoJo Martinez) is looking for something – anything to add a little fun to his life. There’s no ice cream left in the freezer, and mom says he can’t have a treat before dinner. Booo-ring. What’s he gonna do to fill the time, especially when no one is paying any attention to him? Suddenly, the TV turns on and shows him exactly what he craves – a fun, fantastic ice cream truck – driven and managed by a happy looking clown. Lo and behold, the ice cream truck pulls up outside, almost like magic. Finally, a little bit of fun and a little sweet treat to end his night. Or, so he thinks.

Delicious mystery shrouds every minute of this short film – exactly as it should be. There’s only one big “reveal” and it’s momentary and startling and exactly perfect. I know many would push for more – a series, or a feature – to reveal the secrets of this mysterious ice cream man and tell the rest of the story. For me, however, this is everything a horror short should be – intriguing, frightening, and suspenseful to the last drop – or drip.

Simple, wonderful horror and a brilliant child actor make a tasty treat in We All Scream. Iconic imagery, wonderful art direction and aesthetic, and simple, spook-filled scares are a perfect recipe for a lasting, future classic. Cult following, cosplay, and fan-fiction lore are sure to follow. I can’t wait to see the future that waits for We All Scream (besides you giving it a shot at the link below!).


8 out of 10


We All Scream
Runtime: 7 Mins.
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About the Author: Miranda Riddle

Makeup Artist, Monster Maker, Educator, Producer, Haunt-lover, and all around Halloween freak. When Miranda isn't watching horror films, she's making them happen. When she's not doing either of those things, she's probably dreaming about them. Or baking cookies.
By Published On: May 4, 2021Categories: Reviews, Short FilmsComments Off on WE ALL SCREAM For A Delicious Horror TreatTags: , , , ,