WICKEN – Horror Short Film

A young woman Skyping with her long distance boyfriend late one night, realizes that an ancient evil presence may have been unleashed upon her.

 

“Wicken” is a horror short film by Faisal Hashmi, who also made “Sleight“. While “Wicken” could have benefited from more playtime to delve deeper into the mythology and story behind the curse, and thus bring the character’s emotions more into focus upon making their decisions, it’s still an effective albeit simple short.

 

WICKEN - Horror Short Film

 

Director: Faisal Hashmi
Country & year: United Arab Emirates, 2019
Actors: Nour Safieh, Stuart Richard, Hanna Liatsko, Sally Mourad
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10037604/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLEIGHT – Horror short

A late night radio host goes off on a rant about his disdain for magicians. But when a man claiming to be a magician calls on air, things get increasingly sinister.

 

“Sleight” is a dialogue-driven horror short, where the intensity comes from what is being said rather than what is being shown. Quite chilling and effective!

 

SLEIGHT - Horror short

 

Director: Faisal Hashmi
Country & year: United Arab Emirates, 2015
Actors: Brent Black, Lucia Grant, Zhuldyz Bekova, Kurt Barretto
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4761348/