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United States
Release Year & TMFF Edition:
2015 - May, June 2015
8 minutes
TMFF Awards:
May Nominee - Actor of the Month
Alex Torres


When a young man identifies someone in a crime, the perpetrators’ mysterious guardian begins terrorizing him. The good Samaritan ultimately realizes the stranger’s revenge is even more sinister than he had imagined.




  • Kyra Lyons

    Awesome short film!

  • Walter

    Great short film. Even got goosebumps by the end of it.

  • Dominique A. Peace

    Very chilling, great focus!!!

  • Bert

    Excellent camera work!

  • Ana Calise

    What an amazing lead actor!

  • Jeanine

    Such an enthralling short film. The suspense reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock’s cleverness.

  • Renae

    What a thrilling short film!!I was sitting on the edge of my seat!
    Nice camera work and good story telling.

  • felita

    the scream! Bone chilling! Who knew a short horror film would have you quickly locking the doors behind you!

    • Alex Armando Torres

      That actress Ana Proulx is really great and was amazing to work with! Her scream reminded me of Jamie Lee Curtis. Few actors can channel that bone chilling scream in movies.

  • Carl

    Excellent work. The dedication and focus to detail are readily apparent. Also, excellent story.

  • GloriaLynne

    Nicely done! Great story.

  • Ann

    Well Done! Thrilling and suspenseful!

  • Shirley

    Great film.. I found it very suspenseful.

  • Gladys Bracero

    This was an awesome short movie great actors and very spooky l sure jump up

  • Derek

    Great acting and a creepy story!

  • Kate Conroy

    So chilling!

  • Gisselle

    Great short film. Kept me on my toes. Loved the suspense and the camera work was amazing.

  • Kimberly Powell

    I am not a horror film genre lover, but I loved this film. Suspenseful, beautiful camera work and excellent choice to make it B&W. Good attention to detail, especially the end credit art. Nice job on this, I want to see more!

  • Dan Sullivan

    Great stuff. This could be turned into a feature length film.

  • Ana Torres

    I loved it, I want more! I’m very proud of Carl and Alex. This is a must see. The creators are not only great story tellers but they brought the movie to life. I don’t think I can stay in that house anymore. Lov u

  • Dennis Sawyer

    This was great, not the genre I prefer but I was interested to the very end. Keep up the good work!

  • Pete Roman

    Excellent work! look forward to more.

  • Lisa

    This movie was creepy, and even had me look away once or twice. Creative story and gruesome ending!

  • Joel Dalmas

    Great work!

  • Alex Armando Torres

    Thanks for all of your words of encouragement!

  • Mari Polanco

    One of the finest short films I have ever watched. I Love the details and the focus, the
    make-up was awesome! The Actor’s are phenomeno had me creep out from the beginning wanting to know more good job!!
    I hardly get scared when I watch scary movies.
    I normally laugh, but the twist of the this short film and the suspense, had me with chills all over my body! YOU HAVE TO SEE IT!!! SPOOKY!
    I have to say to Directors Alex & Carl you guys did a Amazing job!
    Its a Great story guys, and I want more . The last few minutes I kept looking at the time hoping that time will extend or that the time will stop and the film will keep playing. 5 Star!!

  • Yolanda Trinidad-Creque

    Incredibly artistic and creepy! Definitly has that old-school scary movie vibe and the black-white adds to the overall freakiness. I’m in love with how sinister it is. Darker is definitly one for a fright night! #scaredbutinagoodway

  • Sayil

    Great short film! Suspenseful from beginning to end.

  • Justin

    A great team of people involved with this project. This film is dark, something I enjoy in films. Especially love the ending credits – the use of color, line, and style is awesome. It’s clear that a lot of heart was put into this film.

  • egberto L cruz

    Great Work Alex I am a Horror Fan and your film is on point Congratulations!

  • Aida Seda

    Amazing job Alex! Great short film. I would love to see more! It leaves wanting more. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Very intriguing! Awesome work Alex, Carl and Cast!

  • Laurie Capener

    This was very suspenseful and kept my heart pounding and wanting more! Really liked the opening scene when the male character entered the house, the interaction between the couple felt very real and not ‘acted.’ This was a great short film and very well put together – more please!

  • Jorge

    Super nice guy in person Super scary guy on film!!!

  • AB

    Awesome! Excellent ! Well done Alex!!

  • Brenda

    Loved the main character. I felt he was very convincing. Female on the other hand could use some more training to polish her craft (she wasn’t horrible, just not as believable) I loved the twist in the end. Loved the fact that it was black and white. I’m a HUGE fan of thrillers and this short film left me wanting to find out more.

    Phenomenal job Gents! 🙂 Look forward to seeing more.

  • Jay

    Loved it! Loved it! Black n White adds to the eerie feeling. Amazing details. Great characters. Spine chilling scream. All this rolled into 8 minutes of thrill. Can’t wait until your next project.

  • Sue

    I really enjoyed this short horror film and especially appreciated the accompanying music and sound effects which had my heart racing. Would love to see a sequel from Mr. Torres!

  • manuel Ruiz jr

    Keep up the good work and hope your career in film continue to grows

  • Kay Smith

    I enjoyed the short film. It was intriguing ,very detailed, suspenseful and I loved the girls scream lol I especially like the camera work. The most shocking thing of all is I’ve worked with you before so I know first hand how anal and detail oriented you are but this my friend was a pleasant surprise I didn’t know you held film making in your arsenal as well. Well done !

  • Kishia

    You guys have done it again! Alex and Carl…can’t wait to see one of your films on the big screen!!! Awesome job!!!

  • Morgan

    Well done. It’s rare that I get goose bumps with watching a film these days but Darker has the right amount of suspense and intrigue to pull the viewer in to elicit the feeling that makes the viewer feel as if they are actively participating in the film.

  • manuel Ruiz jr

    excellent short film I recommend anybody to watch.. Keep up the good work..

  • veronica lopez

    Well done. Suspenseful !

  • Barbara Rosen

    Incredibly creepy Alex! Excellent. Glad I watched during daylight…

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