WINK is a story about a girl alone on Halloween night, standing by to pass out candy to trick-or-treaters. Eventually, she is stalked by Emojis’ and must try to stay alive!
WINK is a fun short film that gives fans a Halloween 1978 vibe with the opening Jack-O-Lantern scene! With the growing popularity of Emojis’ in our culture, I found this to be very entertaining and fun, especially since Halloween is just days away. Actress Danielle Victoria delivered a fantastic performance and fit the part just right; I would not mind seeing more of her in the future.
You can watch WINK in its entirety below and after that check out our interview with Writer and Director Alex J. Mann!
WINK – Emoji Horror Halloween Slasher Film
Written and Directed by: Alex J. Mann
Co-written by: K. Adam Bloom
Produced by: Alex J. Mann, K. Adam Bloom
Starring: Danielle Victoria
Director of Photography: Carlos Medina
Edited by: Nelson Ramm
Score, Sound Design and Mixing by: Tristan Clopet
Visual Effects by: Harrison Wieting
Casting by: Emily Lallouz
Propmaker: Alex Potter
Interview With Writer & Director Alex J. Mann
iHorror: Can you tell us about yourself and your career as a filmmaker?
AJM: Our last two shorts (3 SECONDS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxmTRa6xCZ8) and ME2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6CfyKnvGOc) did well, so we knew we wanted to do something for Halloween. We try to explore a “truth” about technology in each film – in this case, it’s that emojis are creepy, have cold, dead eyes and are a strange shade of yellow. What better way to get this across than to pay homage to the slasher genre? The influences were HALLOWEEN and PSYCHO.
iH: Do you have any other projects coming up in the near future?
AJM: We’re currently pitching a TV show adapted from our short films, and plan to make our first feature next year.
iH: Where can fans watch your other films and receive information on upcoming projects?
-ABOUT THE AUTHOR-
Ryan T. Cusick is a writer for ihorror.com and very much enjoys conversation and writing about anything within the horror genre. Horror first sparked his interest after watching the original, The Amityville Horror when he was the tender age of three. Ryan lives in California with his wife and Eleven-year-old daughter, who is also expressing interest in the horror genre. Ryan recently received his Master’s Degree in Psychology and has aspirations to write a novel. Ryan can be followed on Twitter @Nytmare112