Movie Review by Siobahn Harris
When searching for another movie on Vimeo, I came across Tickle Monster. I instantly thought it was going to be a silly short, and I even had to check multiple times to make sure it was horror. However, once I just sat and watched, I was blown away.
A young man, Elliot (Percelle Ascott) is hanging out at his girlfriend Natalie’s (Rhianne Barreto) house. Everything seems to be going fine, but when Elliot leans over and gets a little tickle, he’s both annoyed and a little confused. Natalie seems to be sitting in the same position as before, but he definitely felt something. He fusses at her but she says she didn’t do it. She then, nonchalantly, tells him a creepy ass fact about her house. He is obviously shaken and doesn’t want to believe her, but things quickly start to prove her right.
Honestly, I was pretty freaked out watching this short. I hope you took a minute to watch that video because it’s the full short. Like I said before, I started watching this and thought that it was just going to be a joke, but I was so wrong.
This short was able to grab my attention pretty quickly, once I shut the hell up and just watched, and once things started happening I couldn’t look away. I found myself jumping, talking to the screen, and holding my breath. It’s a pretty impressive short.
Definitely! Elliot’s reactions to what happens makes him very relatable and I think that gives the feeling that this could happen to us. His struggle with his shirt is one that I’ve had myself. You hear a bump that puts you on edge right before you put your shirt on and then suddenly it feels like finding the neck hole is the most difficult task. This is a fun little trinket of horror gold that I think anyone can enjoy. I hope you like it and remember, don’t giggle.