Watch: Chilling Horror Short Film 'Surveyor' Directed by John Panton
by Alex Billington
June 21, 2018
"Just don't get it anyone's way." Time for another chilling horror short film. This one is titled Surveyor, made by English filmmaker John Panton. It's a companion piece to Panton's other supernatural short film Line Signal. Surveyor is about a surveyor who is hired to inspect an abandoned mansion for a client who is looking to renovate it. As you can suspect, when he arrives and begins his work he discovers there's more to this mansion than expected. Spookiness ensues. The film stars Aidan Casey, Katie Villa, Alex Winters, Mike Wozniak, and Cromerty York. This is a good short set around one place with an eerie atmosphere.
Thanks to GeekTyrant for the tip on this short. Original description from Vimeo: "A surveyor encounters more than expected in a dilapidated mansion…" Surveyor is a supernatural short film written and directed by John Panton - see more of his work on Vimeo, including his other shorts Lot 13 and Line Signal. You can also follow John on Twitter @MeatBingo. Featuring a score by Nick Harvey. Filmed at the Poltimore House in Devon, England. The charity trust that runs the property was entirely supportive of the project, helping figure out how to film there. For more info, visit their Facebook page. To see more shorts, click here.
The most annoying thing about short films are that they're rarely captioned or subtitled. As a deaf cinephile, I am often forced to enjoy only largely distributed films. I encourage you and others to start this discussion - encourage the makers of the short films to start captioning their works. It would fill in a huge gap for many of us.
ThePastman on Jun 22, 2018
MeatBingo is an amazing handle.
DAVIDPD on Jun 22, 2018
the first 6 minutes were outstanding; he just had a little trouble with the ending. i'd like for him to work on this theme more though......he does a great job with capturing a "haunted house" atmosphere. edit - watched "line signal" too - same great atmosphere. if this guy would get a solid supernatural script together, i'd hope someone would back him so he could make it. with all the bad horror films being made, it's hard to believe this guy can't get a shot at a full feature film.
dan on Jun 23, 2018
I think they spent longer on the poster than making the film . Couldn't even get through it, sorry.
ff on Jun 27, 2018
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