Kelly has an intense fear of the dark. Left by herself for a couple of days when the lights go out she begins to see strange things in her house. Is everything in her head or is something more sinister happening?
Short films can be somewhat tricky to pull off.Â How do you develop a plot, character, etc. within a 10-15 minute time frame. With that being said, Bryan Wolford pulls it off with â€œMyctophobiaâ€ (myctophobia being the fear of the dark).Â The film opens with Kelly Fisher, played by Kitsie Duncan, at her therapistâ€™s office talking about her intense fear when the lights are out.Â This scene sets up the rest of the film.Â It also gives a nod with the â€œbaby stepsâ€ line to the Bill Murray classic â€œWhat About Bob?â€
Duncan does an excellent job of conveying the intense fear of the dark, especially since the climax of the film is shot in darkness and thereâ€™s really nothing to be seen.Â With a twist at the end of the film, I will say Wolford hit the mark in creating a complete and intriguing story within the short.Â
I definitely would like to see a full length with some of the other characters developed. However, â€œMyctophobiaâ€ is a great short, and worth a watch.