Friday Night Features: “Secret Shopper” Short Film

Kittens, February is Women in Horror Month, so we’re making a special effort to feature some fabulously talented female horror writers and directors during the next four weeks of Friday Night Features, the web’s best spot for independent horror shorts.  Our first featured film of the month is Secret Shopper, a subtle little 2012 short from creator Jamie Jenkins. Clocking in at just over a minute, Jenkins artfully arranges a minuscule run time and zero dialogue with a tableau of all-to-familiar domestic imagery to create an effective horror short that’s both quirky and chilling. Enjoy!

Jamie Jenkins Secret Shopper Short Film


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7 replies

  1. WOW! I am stunned and humbled by this, literally to the point of tears. Thank you so much. When you do something like this, the joy is in the accomplishment and you don’t necessarily expect anyone else to love it like you do. So to be recognized like this is astounding. There are so many talented filmmakers out there. I am so touched. xxx

  2. Acadia’s Review: First of all, it was super short (which I love because I am lazy) but it also made sense so me. It was a good idea and it was told well.

    For the rest of the review WITH SPOILERS! Select the rest of this comment with your mouse.

    AND when i think I see something and have to go back to check (the creep in the window on the other side of the car) then the person who made the movie is doing something right.

    I don’t get why the kidnapper didn’t take the kid’s face and right leg (I always take the face) but all the stickers on the back of his window was an awesome touch.

    Four and a Half out of Five Burlap Sacks Full of Children.

    See you next week.

  3. Thanks, all.

    SPOILER: There’s no reason she didn’t take his head and leg. It wasn’t on purpose (to the secret shopper). She snatches them quickly when she takes the child. That’s just how it came off. That’s also why they are haphazardly placed on her rear window. 🙂

    Thanks so much for the review as well as the wonderful comments.

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