By Christine Caprilozzi
Synopsis: Alison is left home alone on Halloween night, but while chatting with her best friend Jenna over Skype, something terrifying happens to Jenna, leaving Alison helpless on the other side of the computer screen, watching in horror.
Rating: 8 out of 10
Horror shorts, or any short films for that matter can be really difficult to pull of. To achieve a full story and engage an audience in ten to fifteen minutes is not an easy task. John Fitz Patrick accepts this challenge and achieves a perfect treat for your Halloween viewing pleasure with Skypemare. While Alison is witnessing what appears to be the bloody and horrific torture of her best friend, the viewer is drawn in by wondering what is actually going on behind her friend’s computer screen. A lot of the suspense and terror come from Cerina Vincent’s portrayal of Alison, who is terrified and frantically trying to call help for her friends. Vincent manages to nail this within a matter of minutes. With a surprise ending, Fitzpatrick and crew create a great horror short film, which is well worth ten minutes of your life.