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The Whistler (2019)

The Whistler Horror Movie Review


Lindsey is forced to babysit her sister, Becky, one night, when, after innocently falling asleep, wakes up to find her sister gone. Someone may have taken Becky and could be after her as well...


The Whistler Horror Movie Review


From writer / director Jennifer Nicole Stang The Whistler is a daring, and damn fine short. According to its website the short film has been made "as a proof of concept for the feature-length script", and man, does it prove itself.

Stang is a talent behind the camera, the film draws so much tension and style in just a few minutes it is quite unbelievable. Running only just over the 10 minute mark, Stang pulls so much from the shots, the incredible soundtrack and score, and does amazing work with the two stars, Karis Cameron (Witness Protection) and Baya Ipatowicz (A Series of Unfortunate Events).

The two leads have amazing chemistry on screen, both natural and believable. Scenes are stolen by the cutie, Copernicus (feature debut).

From the very opening, the onscreen talent is close to electric. It's a strange oddity to have such natural performances of a family - the effect being that of immediate empathy from the audience - and once the sisters are alone, it only gets better. Once the film ramps to chilling horror, you can't take your eyes from the screen.

It has an unsettling and unsuspecting conclusion, and not only deserves more - but we, here, demand it.

Absolutely must see. Chilling, shocking, and fantastically made.

The Whistler is currently screening at San Diego Comic-Con.


To the film makers: If there's ever a copy of *that book* going, please, just send it us. We'll frame it.

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