31 Days of Hallowe’en 2017, Day 24: The Jigsaw [short] [2017]

Good sound is important; impeccable sound is impressive. This fantastic little short, full of old-fashioned scares and with the classic ‘cursed purchase’ trope that never gets old, ranks high among the best of the horror shorts.

Not to be confused with the Saw villain of the same name, The Jigsaw is genuinely about an ostensibly cursed jigsaw puzzle and its new owner, a strange hermit who lives in a wonderfully set-decorated pit of forgotten, vintage…everything.

It’s pretty to look at (I’m still marvelling about the prop details), crisp to hear, and the two leads (hermit and the shop owner) are pleasant to watch. Well-paced and shot with a campfire-tale sheen, its final shot will have you spooked for months to come.

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