Sonic Cinema

Sounds, Visions and Insights by Brian Skutle

Nite Nite (Short)

Grade : A- Year : 2017 Director : Chad Meisenheimer Running Time : 4min Genre : ,
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It’s a simple set up- a babysitter (Tommie Vegas) is telling a bedtime story to a young boy (Brady Bond). The babysitter finishes the story, and wants to just get back to talking on the phone with her friend. She goes through the evening ritual the boy wants of looking and making sure there are no monsters in his room at night. She does so, and goes about her business. But the boy sees something in his closet, and calls the babysitter back. She is getting impatient with him. This is a quick and entertaining horror scene from writer-director Chad Meisenheimer, who sets it in 1985, I’m guessing for the use of the cordless home phone for the babysitter (and to get a quintessentially ’80s synth score out of his composer), and it helps evoke the correct tone for this short film. There’s not a lot more that can be said for it- at 4 minutes, it’s a blast of scary fun, and that’s all it should be.

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