Another reason to stay out of the woods!
Directed by Jamie Ryan Scott Brooks (what a name!), who co-wrote alongside Sheldon R. Chick, Behold the Noose is a simple story of a Deputy who goes looking for a missing girl. And for a short film, it doesn’t have to be much more complicated than that. A wicked mix between The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and True Detective, Brooks’ short delivers skin-crawling tension under the backdrop of one the largest haunted attractions in the country, creating a truly unforgettable slice of short-form horror.
Clocking in at just over 9 minutes, Behold the Noose is all about atmosphere, letting its sense of dread do all the talking as a man wanders through the woods in search of a girl who has gone missing. Of course, though, he decides to go poking around in what has to be one of the creepiest places ever… with no backup. Where this one really grabbed me was how quickly the night pours over the deputy, trapping him in the darkness before he has a chance to do anything. With some really creepy visuals backing it all up, Behold the Noose ends with a punch to the gut and a wicked song to tie it all together.
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