Mystery Box – short, Sweden, 2018

Mystery Box is a 2018 Swedish horror short film directed by Sonny Laguna (Haunted Evil Dead; Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich; Animalistic; Wither; Blood Runs Cold) from a script co-written with producers David Liljeblad and Tommy Wiklund. The Stockholm Syndrome Film production stars Lisa Henni (Haunted Evil Dead; Wither).

Plot:

A woman (Lisa Henni) is on vacation in the solitude of a small Island outside of Stockholm. One day, when checking her fishing net she discovers an old metal box is stuck in it.

She places the box in a shed nearby, to dispose of later. Just after dinner, a weird sound is heard outside. She opens the front door, only to discover the box at her footstep…

Release:

Having made the rounds at film festivals around the world, Mystery Box is released via YouTube on April 10, 2019.

Reviews:

“The film is clearly inspired by the world of H.P. Lovecraft […] The cinematography looks impressive, the sound is clean, and the moody synth score further complements the intended tone. Henni is easy to watch and the practical effects are of a high standard.” Adam the Movie God

“It is a gripping little film, aided by Samir El Alaoui’s atmospheric synth score; and by Lisa Henni’s acting. She is clearly anxious – reasonably so – and her portrayal of the key character fits the story beautifully.” Alice Field, Ready Steady Cut!

Image credits: Adam the Movie God

Related:

H.P. Lovecraft – author

Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich – USA, 2018

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