Cast: Stacy Snyder, Joanna Sotomura, Matt Mercer, Blaine Vedros, Ron Morehouse, Melody Melendez
Written and Directed by Kevin Sluder
Produced by Jose Gonzalez and Rachel Ferrell
Executive Produced by Kevin and Jennifer Sluder
Edited by Matt Mercer
Cinematographer Mike Testin
Music Steve Moore
Assistant Director Melissa Vitello
Production Design Rachel Ferrell
Key Makeup Artist Emily Lowe
Special Makeup/Blood F/X Josh and Sierra Russell, Russell FX
Associate Producers Bryan Ricke and Melissa Vitello
This was a unique opportunity to view something on the 2018 Film Festival circuit at this very moment. It was an incredibly good short film call Heartless. This is a film with a 12:24 runtime and is packed full with horror, madness, emotion, stereotypes and the poisonous power of guilt.
Based on The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe this film captured the essence of the classic tale. Like a bucket of cold water to the face from the beginning, this film immediately gets your attention. This is an intense twelve minutes that left this horror fan with nothing but a smile of satisfaction and awe. Here we get a quick dip into the madness of a guilt ridden white collar professional and her dark mind and secrets.
This was such a surprise and a pleasure to watch. For horror fans, it would be a gem of a short film.