Watch: Erik Lehmann's Creepy Psychological Thriller Short 'Strangers'

November 3, 2014
Source: Vimeo

Strangers Short Film

"Your behavior was… inappropriate!" What the heck is this? We feature many different short films on this blog all the time, yet every week there always seems to be something we've never seen before. Found via our friends at Live for Films, this short is called Strangers made by Germany-based independent filmmaker Erik Lehmann, and it's some kind of wacky psychological horror about a guy who wakes up to find creepy masked men in his apartment after an embarrassing date went wrong the night before. The dialogue in this is extremely cheesy and over-the-top, but the masks are cool at least. There is more to criticize than there is to appreciate, it's honestly not that great of a short, but we can always learn something even from bad films.

Synopsis from Vimeo: After humiliating his date Iris Garret (Meier), Donovan Price (Schueler) awakes the next morning to face an unusual darkness. He is locked up in his barricaded apartment with no chance of escaping. And he is not alone. Donovan sees himself confronted with four masked strangers, who invaded his home with unknown intentions. Strangers is written, produced & directed by Erik Lehmann (website) who is a German 3D artist/editor making the leap into filmmaking. The cast includes Michel Schueler, Barbara Meier, Dominik Hermanns, Volkram Zschiesche, Christoph Drobig and Todd Charmont. It was shot on a Canon 5D Mark III with an Atomos Ninja 2. For more details visit the film's website or Facebook page.

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  • Armitall
    This was hard to watch. There is a little short called Ambition about the Rosetta mission that's way cooler.
    • That Ambition one is pretty tops! Did you see the making of?
      • Armitall
        Even better!
    I always knew those Carnivale masks were creepy.
  • Why?
    That lead was horrible!
  • ff
    Couldn't make it more than a minute in. Too slow.




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