A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Glass Cabin Short Film Review
Scarlett (Revell Carpenter) an experienced tennis player has a brief encounter with the caretaker of the glass cabin (David Mar Stefansson) she’s staying in. Although he seems friendly enough, something about him just doesn’t seem right. Are her fears of his intentions irrational or does she have cause for concern?
Glass Cabin isn’t your traditional thriller. It isn’t about fictional creatures or the boogeyman. Its about the meeting of two human beings and what happens when you’re alone. This is a scenario that could happen to anyone. We all know that the monster under your bed isn’t real, but humans do exist and they are everywhere.
I found it quite fascinating that the majority of this project had no music. I think if it had it would have been far too distracting. The music that is used is very dark yet beautiful. String instruments can produce some of the most terrifying sounds in cinema. This was a brilliant decision.
It is very rare that I find a story that can survive without proper character development. This is a perfect example of how a writer can create a story about a character that we know nothing about, yet we are invested in the tale being told and how it ends. This short is 14 minutes and 51 seconds in length. There wasn’t a single moment that was wasted and I think that takes a lot of raw talent and intuition.
If you’re looking for a short that values its time and uses a realistic situation to trigger your own fears then Glass Cabin is for you. I give this story a 10/10. I am giving it this score for its originality, proper time management, and ability to create a reaction from its audience. Glass Cabin was written and directed by Can Türedi. Executive Produced by Maya Korn, and Produced by Luca Marcovici.