Laura Hasn’t Slept (2020)

Laura Hasn’t Slept
Director: Parker Finn
Writer: Parker Finn
Cast: Caitlin Stasey, Lew Temple
Part of: SLASH Filmfestival
Seen on: 22.9.2020

Plot:
Laura (Caitlin Stasey) is seeing her therapist (Lew Temple) because she keeps having the same dream. Or nightmare really. She can barely sleep anymore and she wants to know what she can do about it.

Laura Hasn’t Slept is an effective short film with a great lead in Caitlin Stasey. Especially the first part, before we meet the monster, absolutely had me. Even though the special effects for the monster itself weren’t that great, though, the film could build from that strong first part enough that the last scare that I could even see coming, still really jolted me. A very satisfying watch.

The film poster showing the drawing of 7 pairs of eyes with the pupils rolling progressively more up until only the white is showing.