The Perfect Daughter

Synopsis

A film student’s worse nightmare becomes reality after a location scout goes terribly wrong. The friendly Airbnb host quickly turns on her would be client and reveals the real reason why she accepted her offer.

Review

4/5
A chilling horror short that delivers it’s suspense.
Written and directed by Elijah Rodriguez, ‘The Perfect Daughter’ is a short horror that delivers chilling suspense and captivating performances throughout. Laurel Brower stars as Elena – a film school student who scouts a remote mansion for her film. Isabelle Garbani co-stars as Annie – the psychopathic Airbnb owner who has misleading intensions.

The 5-minute thriller opens as Elena greets Annie at her home. Elena initially empathizes with Annie, who reveals she lives alone after the death of her husband. Annie is also childless – but always wanted the perfect daughter. Upon touring the home, Elena is alarmed by a distressing scream from inside the house. She is quickly captured upon escape and the owner’s real intensions are revealed.

The Perfect Daughter Short Film
Visually, the short outshines many horror thrillers – with outstanding cinematography, sound and lighting. The film is set entirely within one location – the house – which sets an eerie tone from the get-go. Laurel Brower’s performance as Elena is commendable – she delivers authentic empathy to the audience. Isabelle Garbani (Annie) steels the film with her disturbing portrayal that is certain to keep the audience engaged. ‘The Perfect Daughter’ is a truly splendid horror/thriller that holds a strong narrative and captivating story. A highly recommended short film.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Elijah Rodriguez
Writer(s): Elijah Rodriguez
Cast: Hannah Sobon, Isabelle Garbani, Laurel Brower
Producer(s): Benjamin Strong, Elijah Rodriguez
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Specifications

Genre: Horror, Thriller
Subjects: Crime, Death, Loneliness, Murder, Psychopath
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Elijah Rodriguez
Writer(s): Elijah Rodriguez
Cast: Hannah Sobon, Isabelle Garbani, Laurel Brower
Producer(s): Benjamin Strong, Elijah Rodriguez
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Horror, Thriller
Subjects: Crime, Death, Loneliness, Murder, Psychopath
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021

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The Perfect Daughter

Synopsis

A film student’s worse nightmare becomes reality after a location scout goes terribly wrong. The friendly Airbnb host quickly turns on her would be client and reveals the real reason why she accepted her offer.

Review

A chilling horror short that delivers it's suspense.

4/5
Written and directed by Elijah Rodriguez, ‘The Perfect Daughter’ is a short horror that delivers chilling suspense and captivating performances throughout. Laurel Brower stars as Elena – a film school student who scouts a remote mansion for her film. Isabelle Garbani co-stars as Annie – the psychopathic Airbnb owner who has misleading intensions.

The 5-minute thriller opens as Elena greets Annie at her home. Elena initially empathizes with Annie, who reveals she lives alone after the death of her husband. Annie is also childless – but always wanted the perfect daughter. Upon touring the home, Elena is alarmed by a distressing scream from inside the house. She is quickly captured upon escape and the owner’s real intensions are revealed.

The Perfect Daughter Short Film
Visually, the short outshines many horror thrillers – with outstanding cinematography, sound and lighting. The film is set entirely within one location – the house – which sets an eerie tone from the get-go. Laurel Brower’s performance as Elena is commendable – she delivers authentic empathy to the audience. Isabelle Garbani (Annie) steels the film with her disturbing portrayal that is certain to keep the audience engaged. ‘The Perfect Daughter’ is a truly splendid horror/thriller that holds a strong narrative and captivating story. A highly recommended short film.

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