Do Not Disturb

By Brett Mullins

Released: 2009

Directed by Patrick Rae

A killer is on the lamb and hides out in a hotel room. He hears knocking at the door and soon discovers he is being haunted by some paranormal entity that communicates through note cards.

Soon after the opening of this 15 minute short, it was clear that this film was much like a cross between 1408 and Grosse Point Blank with a slight dash of The Shining. The film quickly establishes a character that we can connect with to some degree (who may have some loose morals) and proceeds to present him with several disturbing situations, such as a woman’s head on a platter that appears behind his room door. There are several long hallway shots that remind the audience of The Shining and their paranoia regarding hotels.

Do Not Disturb was well filmed and features an excellent soundtrack; however, the film lacked the depth and explanation to justify its rather abrupt conclusion.

Rating : 6/10

This film was screened at the 2011 Buried Alive! Film Festival.

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