With Lars Klevberg’s Child’s Play re-imagining hitting theaters in just a few weeks, I thought now would be a great time to showcase the short film that put his name on the map—Polaroid. It hits all the genre notes you would expect from a haunted house yarn, only this one is centered around a demon-spawning Polaroid camera… It’s much better than it sounds, I promise. You’ll quickly see why Klevberg’s short landed him a feature film gig—he navigates the genre quite well and creates a terrifying atmosphere in just a few minutes. That last shot is the stuff of nightmares.
Two girls are moving out after Sarah’s mother has passed away. In the clearing they exploit an old Polaroid camera possessed by a dark past
If you want to see more short films like Polaroid, be sure to check out the Short Round!