The tech world collides with the supernatural in Julian Terry’s short Whisper, an effortless two minute exercise in nightmare fuel. While it’s only two minutes long, Terry uses every bit of its runtime to create a tense and wonderfully creepy short that oozes with atmosphere and horror. It’s a hell of an achievement to make something that’s actually scary, and Terry not only does it here, but it manages to crawl right under your skin and stay there. You might know what’s coming, but you’re never really prepared for it.
The set-up is rather simple and I absolutely love how Terry has found a clever way to modernize a classic scare with the addition of Amazon’s Echo. If you dig this one (spoiler: you will) and you want to see more shorts like Whisper, be sure to check out the Short Round!