Trick or Treat, by Ara Sagherian

– by Wendy Morley, Creative and Editorial Director of The Violet Wave –

There is no dialogue in this film.

This lack at once helps us sense the loneliness and futility felt by the main character, and the vibrancy and life of the character he is looking to affect.

The child. He has no relation to the child.

We don’t know exactly what the main character has prepared or if he goes through with his plan, but the fact that it is right there, visible and yet invisible, so random and yet so not, is what makes this so chilling.

Invisible acting, effective art direction and perfect music each brings its respective element to the building suspense.

Happy coincidence that the filmmaker is from The Violet Wave‘s hometown, Toronto.

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