Chris Chalken’s Tickle deals with a woman who is a survivor of a traumatic incident.
She is paranoid and scared as we open on her waking up on her sofa, a surefire sign that her sleeping patterns are a little skewered.
Chalken does a good job of filling in the blanks of her story without expliciting showing us what she has been through. Less is more in this approach.
Tickle has some chilling undertones and shows us a character who has been stripped of her identity and is caught in the midst of trauma.
This short is well shot and blends a supernatural element with some very relatable subjects; a recommended watch.
Tickle screened as part of Soho Horror Film Festival’s Shockdown Saturdays.