We’ve seen the “rest-stop bathroom of terror” used in many movies before, but there’s a particularly efficient use of the setting here. Incorporating the previous victim’s cell phone adds some extra dimension to this six-minute short, but Seek doesn’t need to much help in ramping up the suspense once Heidi enters that bathroom. You just know that whatever she finds in there isn’t going to be good; it’s just a question of what kind of terrible human or creature might be lying in wait to prey on the next weary, full-bladder-having traveler.
Seek’s website notes that film features “practical effects by two-time Academy Award Nominee Arjen Tuiten (Maleficent, Pan’s Labyrinth, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) based on concept designs by WETA Workshop,” and that the VFX is by Rogelio Salinas and Todd Perry (Black Panther, Doctor Strange). It’s directed by Aaron Morgan, who also co-wrote with Eric Vespe.
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