First, thanks to the anonymous reader who suggested this short movie (we always welcome suggestions, especially since for one thing, we’re running out of short very scary horror films). You know what? Best to just watch it first, then go into the background.
Jesus, can you imagine being in this guy’s position? I would have turned around and walked briskly in the opposite direction five seconds after I saw this guy, but hey, that’s just me.
Turns out this is a short film by filmmaker Michael Evans that was inspired by “The Smiling Man”, a post on Reddit (actually, in a sub-category called Let’s Not Meet) by someone anonymous who picked Blue_Tidal as a nickname. Blue_Tidal said it was based on a true experience (except for the stinger at the end). You can read about how that came about here. As you can see, it freaked many people out. Were you one of them?
Like we said, if you know of a short horror movie that we haven’t posted yet, drop us a line or even put it in the reply space. We are always on the lookout for suggestions!