Horror, fear, and terror can be found anywhere. This is particularly true when it comes to the mundane things in our everyday lives. In writer-director Mike Castro’s short, There’s Something in the Silence, evil lurks in a set of hearing aids.
“…Erin decides to confront her fears and face whatever voice she hears.”
Erin (Chelsea Camp) just purchased a new pair of hearing aids. She is concerned that they’re picking up more than just the sounds in the room. While speaking on the phone to customer service, she asks therapist Dr. Levins (Laura Frenzer) if it’s normal to hear voices — not the voices you’d expect in a conversation, but strange and eerie voices. After being quickly dismissed by customer services, Erin decides to confront her fears and face whatever voice she hears.
There’s Something in the Silence takes a fresh spin on the creak-in-your-home horror tale and a woman who is resolute in standing up to her fears. Admittedly, it does play out as you might expect story-wise. But Castro not only has a good command of building tension, but he pulls out all the tricks in his sound design — a gift that comes inherent with the premise.
For more information about There’s Something in the Silence, visit the Journeys End Productions website.
"…takes a fresh spin on the creak-in-your-home horror tale."