Christiane and her ill mother live in a castle together with her strict aunt. On the premises, there's a big pond that hides a secret. Although she is not allowed to come near it, it has a big attraction on Christiane.
Starring: Xenia Borremans, Sara De Bosschere, and Kirsten Pieters
Directed by: Jeroen Dumoulin
Written by: Michel Sabbe
A young girl named Christiane (Xenia Borremans) has a curiosity with the pond even though she’s not suppose to go near it. Like any child, she can’t help but make her way to the pond, where she feels like she’s being watched. It’s probably just her fears over her aunt (Sara De Bosschere) finding her there. Her aunt seems like the one in charge of the house, while Christiane’s mother (Kirten Pieters) is being heavily medicate by the aunt.
This is all the set up because “De Vijver” is all about misdirection. Things quickly change in this strange household, as events of the past come to light in shocking fashion. As expected, there’s a big revelation that centers around the pond, but it ties the story together nicely. This short film does a great job of giving the audience a creepy feel throughout, and moves at a nice pace. With that, I give it 3 pools of blood.
*This short film was shown at the Popcorn Frights Film Festival