Every day during October, the Department of Tangents presents a different short film for the Daily Horror Film Fest. It can be flat-out scary, strange, or you might recognize something that has scared you, personally, at some point. Such is the case with today’s selection, Sleep Tight, written and directed by Ben Bashor.
I think every kid can probably relate to this boy’s experience. Everything’s fine, your day has been good, your family loves you. But then you go to bed and the lights go out. And the second that happens, the mood changes. Every toy in room looks different, like it’s staring at you, waiting for you to do something. Every wavering light outside your window is something moving toward you. Maybe you could have done something a few minutes ago, when you first noticed it, but now it’s too late. You’re sure it’s here. Any sudden noise or movement and it’ll pounce. It’s daring you, but you can’t move. You’re frozen.
Daylight comes, and everything’s fine again. But tonight… tonight you’re going to have to crawl into bed and think about it all over again.