Sunday 5 October 2014

The Tour (Short Film, 2014) Review

This short horror film has been doing the rounds at this year's festivals. Written, directed, edited and produced by both Alex Mathieson and Damon Rickard, The Tour stars Scream Queens Jessica Cameron and Heather Dorff as a couple of tourists who are checking out the sites around England.

The setting for the film is Darkmoor Manor, a creepy house with a history steeped in haunted legend. The house is closed to the public, but Morgan (Cameron) and Cassie (Dorff) get friendly with the tour guide, Tom (Tom Gordon), who gets them into the house later that night.

This is where the fun and games begin, but just when you think it's going to get predictable, a nice twist hits. The twist doesn't strike till after the girls realise that Tom and the house aren't what they thought they would be.

We're treated to a ear shattering scream from Jessica Cameron and some simple yet effective FX and story telling. This is the first outing into film making for Mathieson and Rickard and they should be proud of what they have made here. The creepy feel and atmosphere make for a very enjoyable watch.

The Tour gets 3 Stars

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