Trap (2021) Review

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Trap is the latest short from writer/director Alexander Henderson (Santa, Sacren) and it’s a genuinely creepy piece that ends on a shocking and rather disturbing note despite what seems like a cliched situation.

A young woman (D’Kia Anderson, The House Guest) alone in her apartment hears noises coming from the other room. She’s about to go have a look when her phone rings, her date is here to pick her up. However, when she returns, there’s a trail of bare footprints leading into her closet…

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Trap runs five minutes including a horror host style intro and outro by Henderson. And, like most genre short shorts it’s all set up for a sting at the end. The buildup however is played for maximum suspense, and the payoff is very definitely not what I was expecting.

You can check out Trap below, as well on the director’s YouTube channel along with his other shorts.

Our Score

Jim Morazzini

Movie buff, gym rat and crazy cat guy