Daniel encounters something evil in his claustrophobic apartment.
Starring: Daniel Areas, Spike the Dog, and Angel Villegas
Written and directed by: Jonathan Cuartas
"The Pallor" is a short film that sets out to scare the audience, or in the least creep them out. It starts with Daniel (Daniel Areas), and his dog in an apartment doing every day things. Then it begins to go downhill for Daniel when noises wake his dog, and him up. If the audience isn't paying close enough attention, they just might miss the quick look at the evil that’s after Daniel.
The evil that haunts Daniel is definitely the star of the film. Being a short film, it doesn't appear much, but when it does it's very effective. It kind of pops up in a similar way to how some of the scares are done in movies like "Insidious," "The Conjuring," and "Annabelle." It may or may not have you jumping out of your seat, but it will definitely make you think twice about staying home alone.
What helps the evil do its job is the darkness in the apartment. It gets darker and darker as Daniel looks for a place to hide. One of the scenes is almost too dark, but it pays off in the end. Areas does a good job acting terrified, while not having many lines. In the end, "The Pallor" is a good, and creepy short film. I encourage you all to check it out on PromoteHorror.com's Sunday Scares.