Horror Short Film “Black Cat in a Dark Room” | ALTER Exclusive

Horror Short Film “Black Cat in a Dark Room” | ALTER Exclusive

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He’s 75. He’s arthritic. He’s had a heart aneurism for the past 15 years. He has no family and he’s in chronic pain. His outlook is a month, tops. – What is it?
– Lung cancer. We’re doing a good thing. Mr. Ezold? We lived in this neighborhood where all the kids knew everybody. Just a small neighborhood and my ma knew everybody. She knew the parents, the mom and dads, the kids, the brothers, everyone. So one Christmas, um, Christmas, my teacher came up to us and said we were gonna be in the pageant for Christmas. And, uh, we were gonna sing a song… so she had us sing, and then she came up to me and said, ‘Carl, just mouth the words.’ You know? – I went home and told my ma, ‘they don’t want me to sing’ and I felt really bad cause I was the only one not singing.
– It’s time. You know, when I was on the phone with that lady who called me? Mrs. O’Neil? Yeah. She didn’t say… Um… How…you were gonna do it No. I’m kinda scared… Um… Is it gonna hurt? What is taking her so long? What, Is she sitting Shiva with him? We’re not that far behind. Easy for you to say. You already ate. We’re fine. I thought we had a rule about souvenirs. We do. I wanted to see what it felt like. Don’t go too soft on me, ok? Please? Bev! Bev? I’ll go last. What, are we gonna wait out here all night? No! I don’t want to do it anymore. Mrs. Delaney, can we talk for a second, please? Go. Away. What’s going on? She said to go away. – Beverly.
– She said to go away. We’re predators. Not angels of mercy. It’s too close to sunup for this crap. Mrs. Delaney! If you don’t open up the door we’re gonna break it down, you hear me? Mrs. Delaney, we’re coming in whether you like it or no! It’s ok, it’s ok! Shhh! Hey hey hey hey. – Are you okay?
– No. – Are you okay?
– No! It’s dead. You don’t have to feel bad about it anymore. We can spend the day in the house. – We got to make sure all the blinds are closed if we’re gonna stay here all day.
– Flo please. You have about ten minutes to do whatever you need to do with that. I hate this. I have literally gone to the ends of the earth for you. I’ve gone against my every instinct. You want to live out here in the middle of nowhere, fine. You want me to pretend to be Florence Nightingale? I can get behind that. But when you deny the very foundations of our existence… I don’t know what to do with that. – Pauline, bring that body in the house.
– But it’s heavy. PAULINE! Bev, the sun is coming up! Beverly, come on! Bev! Beverly! Stop dragging your feet, and get in the house. Beverly. No, no Beverly.

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100 thoughts on “Horror Short Film “Black Cat in a Dark Room” | ALTER Exclusive

  • Lloyd Robert Post author

    The mix of genuine emotion and horror is so difficult to do. The actors were simply brilliant. Add an awesome sound track and you have a masterpiece. Btw, the sound quality was good. Thanks a ton!

  • yknight Post author

    Awww vampires of mercy. At least they got a better heart than most people.

  • CroatanWolf Post author

    Depressed Vampire? Just when you think you've seen it all, Alter comes through with another one.

  • ALTER Post author

    A statement from director Leland Montgomery: "To be honest, it took me a while to figure out what the purpose of this movie was. There was something in the foundation of the idea that was interesting to me, but I couldnโ€™t figure out why. On a macro level, Black Cat is about a woman trying to reconcile what she is with how sheโ€™d like to live.

    As a gay man, that struggle feels incredibly personal to me. I think many queer people try to reconcile how society views them with how theyโ€™d like to live their life.

    This is especially true when it comes to relationships. All relationships are tricky, but dating someone who is similarly confused about their inner compass can lead into incredibly tricky emotional territory.

    Ultimately, I feel that the theme of the movie is that to accept yourself, sometimes you have to make sacrifices and take risks to live your most authentic life."

  • GradKat Post author

    Sort of like The Witches of Eastwick but with fangs. (The WoE was better). ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

  • Dia Post author

    So much more enjoyable than full length movies!! Thank you…keep em coming!!

  • Jerry PC Post author

    I like nasty Ladyโ€™s. ๐Ÿ˜

  • Maceo Garza Post author

    That was sad felt sorry for Beverly

  • Djifa72 Post author

    Wow, another winner! Really loved this one. Thank you Leland!

  • MzNaeture ฯ€ Post author

    Beverlaaaay nooooo ๐Ÿ˜† auite'den gwon then

  • sinful sweets Post author

    Wait there vampires I'm so blind

  • Randome things cats too Post author

    Nicely designed and done. Of course!

  • tietjen666 Post author


    This is high quality. Thank you. ALTER increases survivability. Cheers!

  • Luis Cavalcanti Post author

    New guise. Ok. But not my taste. And I used to love vampires story but this short is another story. I love only the end…. it would be great if we see her burning in flames …itโ€™d be dramatically cool

  • David Ens Post author

    The only redeeming quality this fiasco had was Bev took the high ground all the rest was crap in a bucket floating on porpoise pus….. utter nonsense

  • hawaiiflowerchild Post author

    oh please-so gay its not even gay! bad Alter!

  • Anon Me Post author

    Holy shit! All things apart, that music and cinematography was spot on! Fookin' loved this!

  • E G Post author

    This was brilliant. I usually don't care about vampires movie. But this was such an unusual take. The dancing imo symbolize the celebration of one's pending death. ๐Ÿ‘ 1

  • Gerhard Hermann Post author

    If i was terminally ill, i`d like to die like that.

  • Haura Nurdzikra Post author

    can you make a movie for the cinema? I will watch it

  • Domesticated Ape Post author

    Great Short Film

    But donโ€™t lie the Title has you ALTERED

  • Domesticated Ape Post author

    This is by far one the strangest but exceptional cigarette ads Iโ€™ve ever watched

  • Doom Patrol Post author

    Is that dance some kind of ritual?

  • Stephanie Gisondi-Little Post author

    This is a really cool iteration of a Vampire film. Way to reinvent a classic theme!

  • Glorissia Megan Post author

    What an unpredictable ending๐Ÿ˜ฒ

  • NOOKEY69 Hard!! Post author

    Pauline, bring that body in the house, but it's heavy!! I thought vampires had superhuman strength and powers!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Arainea CuteBrownNurse Post author

    Iโ€™m a nurse and Iโ€™ve always wanted to be a Vampire ! This is cool ๐Ÿ˜ŽAlter I love you ๐Ÿ˜˜

  • Niki Ali Post author

    Loved it. Great twist with the vampire storyline. I really thought they were angels of mercy to begin with… kind of are i suppose.

  • CHI Nation Post author

    Moral of the story: Don't piss off these essential workers

  • N P Post author

    It's always dangerous to watch white girls dance. The weird jerky moves and beautiful faces are just so bizarre.

  • Samanta Alvarado Reverte Post author

    Great ending

  • Ashish Ash Post author

    I always wanted to see some emotional, love, values blended with horror Thanks!! Alter โค

  • XenosLangley Post author

    I love me a good hickey!

  • charmaine arellano Post author

    i hope there's an english subtitle coz sometimes cant hear clearly the words coz they're like whispering & only english people could understand it easily .

  • KebenAnn David Post author

    This was soooo good on so many different levels! Awesome storyline, amazing actors and superb soundtrack. Keep'em coming ๐Ÿ‘

  • Ice Phoenix Post author

    Saw title with Black Cat… thought maybe Sammy Davis Jr. would be resurrected….I love you cats and I mean that…stay cool baby.

  • Gothic Dragon warrior Queen Post author

    Very interesting film ! Fascinating horror!๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ–คโ˜ ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿง›โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‡โšฐ๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ•ธ

  • Tamara Green Post author

    Always love a good vampire flick, but this was a great twist on an old genre. I am enchanted by movies that take, what would relatively be a scary horrifying creature and give it empathy. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  • CodeNameRebirth 1 Post author

    Spam f in the chat for the old man fucking stupid bitch

  • Donna Thomas Post author

    Drink my blood and get on with it…. that dancing is freaking me out… Alter never disappoints.

  • Riotboy1 Post author

    This was a great story and well shot film. Libby Matthews was excellent, I really liked her character. Great job!

  • Jami JoAnne Russell Post author

    As good as this was I'm just going to say it – I wish people who wrote about vampires would actually do some research into the folklore. Vampires do NOT die in sunlight. They get that from the silent film Nosferatu – and even then it wasn't sunlight that killed Orlock, it was the crow of a rooster. In folklore and famous vampire novels like Carmilla and Dracula vampires CAN and DO go out the daytime. So a better ending would be that the last house belonged to a vampire hunter rather than having her refusing to go inside.

  • cory kling Post author

    Thank you to ALTER and all those who make these amazing shorts.

  • Arson Bjork Post author

    Wow the audio was really all over the place on this one, what a mess

  • Geoff Burkman Post author

    A bit predictable, but very well done, and the premise was amusing. Thanks for the entertainment!

  • Dia Hegge Post author

    I used to work in hospice ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Justin Shelton Post author

    This reminds me of the CW series iZombie. Like the main character in iZombie, the female vampire refused to give into her animalistic desires and tried to live honorably. She knew being a vampire didnโ€™t mean she was a monster.

  • Rene Paez Post author

    vampires suck

  • Cali Dude Post author

    This was a pretty whack ass short film. A vampire with a conscious ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ˜ช

  • brooke Roberts Post author

    I get enough of alter .I wish there was a new one every hour

  • Shuga Doll Post author

    This was a good unexpected twisted short โค๏ธALTER โค๏ธ

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  • Deth Engine Post author

    Now this is what I'm talking about. A horror story that's maybe a bit light on the blood, guts and/or terror, but doesn't try to be "artsy" or weird for the sake of seeming high-brow. Very well done all around.

  • Ms. เธˆเธฒเธฃเธธเธ“เธต Post author

    Hospice "Vampire" worker/ Caretaker. Love it!

  • Phantom Skye Post author

    Are they recruiting

  • Jewel Haines Post author

    WoW!! Just Wow! โค

  • Individualist Post author

    Ok i normally don't break down things a lot. I use satire humor mostly. Here i will use my breakdown and use my intellect instead of jokes.
    The beginning had you left with ? But when you could see they were there for his death. I thought it would be that they murder him gruesomely with knives or that they were witches as they were dancing or vampires. Then it shows they are vampires well at least one. So then you realize Flo seems to be the pack leader as she is telling ppl how to feel or what she hopes and want from them.
    This is my take on it. The dynamic correlates to what one feels in moments of other ppl needs or wants. This means the desire to feel for another over the need to survive yourself. So you must individualize the minds of others. This creates a multiple scenario of perceptions on how we deal with restraints and life. Some of us will let fear possess rational thought. Some will push out to find fun in a dark world and others will turn into the darkness itself. But then its those that will put their own selves in danger for others be it stupid or not it will be done because of a over compassion for another.
    Flo- Emotionally shut out and focused on survival and call the food she slay and eat It. She cares for the team because the ending portrays it. She shows no compassion for her food. (But thats how all of us are to animals and animals to the prey.)
    Pauline- Seem to be the more non nonchalant variant of the 3 and goes with the ride. Basically just winging it but not known fully on how she feel due to this.
    Beverly- The empathetic individual who feel remorse for all her victims. No matter what she is and how she must survive she feel the inert need to let the victims pass along without fear.
    Conclusion is that this story wraps up as in the title i believe Black Cat in a Dark room signifies Bad luck to get what would of seemed like a gift. Flo stating she went to the ends of the earth for her. Leading to lead up to what she aint want. She is stuck in a dark room that she can't escape so when the sun arises thats her only exit and she unlike the others want out the dark Room. This was not a bad short i kind of wish it lasted a wee bit longer thats my only complaint. Excellent job.
    This is my take on it a serious breakdown but remember its my opinion its not to be taken seriously but i broke down how i viewed it all.

  • Matthew Bendzinski Post author

    Just when I needed yet another reason to quit smoking…

  • ๅ‡ช้ขจ Post author

    I feel so sad about the ending of Bev(โ•ฅ_โ•ฅ)

  • Just some random guy With internet access Post author

    This is a great vampire story. So much better than twilight๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Megatron313 Post author

    Mrs. Dalanie was determined to get over that fence lol….

  • Hana Winasis Post author

    Ow .., mba , nya jadi Drakula … !

  • Anna Mccartney Post author

    This sucks. El peor corto de terror que he visto en mi vida.

  • Tan Rose Post author

    BRILLIANTโฃBRAVO in all aspects! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน
    Stay 'safe' and be well everyone, blessed be~xo๐ŸŒป

  • Kiran Kumar Post author

    Wow loved the ending.

  • Nickli Tress Post author

    ๐Ÿ“ˆwow, damn! ๐Ÿ“ˆ

  • Ashley Hazlehurst Post author

    What's the issue with taking trophies and what's the punishment?? I feel like I'm just missing all the important bits as I watch this, idk

  • The Benz Post author

    love it

  • DeadShred999 Post author

    Good acting really good but the story could have given us a bit more of why she was so caring ?? B – is what I would give it I guess no offense to the writer of course just 1 persons opinion .8 )

  • Mognam Post author

    Uneven audio. Sound track heaps louder than the dialogue. Makes it distracting.

  • Ron Hollie Post author

    She no longer wanted to be in the "Dark Room!"

  • American Ranger Post author

    I like your short movies

  • Tshwane Day/Night Rides Post author

    Casper the friendly ghost…. Beverly the friendly vampire

  • Lightskin Post author

    I am3 minutes and 20 seconds in, I feel like Iโ€™m not supposed to be watching this

  • Lightskin Post author

    Why they start screaming at Beverly at the end?

  • Nakia Morrison Post author

    I wasnโ€™t totally impressed by this short but it was nicely shot.. I guess my issue is the theme seemed to be about choices and having the right to live and die as you saw fit but at every turn that was challenged .. the old lady had a right to change her mind as the old vampire had a right to end her own life but in all I guess we all fight against what we claim we want and what we ultimately are willing to accept…hey guess I liked it after all ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

  • Elizabeth Gaspodnetich Post author

    The Reluctant Vampire! Loved it! She of reminds me of Animal Rights Activist in a way. She has empathy for her victims, and like a virgin vegan she turns her back on the food that has sustained her all her life. I know that is way out on a limb, but my brain is getting old and sometimes weird things just come out on their own!! Awesome Alter, keeping millions of people happy throughout these dark times!!

  • gus papadopoulos Post author

    Wow, that was deep. Goes to show you that compassion is not just a human thing.

  • Tamara Kwanita Post author

    That was really good ๐Ÿ’•

  • castlevaniac Post author

    I bet smokers blood taste nasty

  • ะ’ะฐะฝัŒะบะฐ Xinam Post author

    Interesting short film turned out to be reminiscent of the movie night of fear 2011 starring Collin Farrell .

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  • Ian Noah Post author

    Wow! ๐Ÿ˜’ The lesbian's fan night club . Horror!? Really? Where?… "Suspense", maybe๐Ÿค”

  • sara-jayne Davis Post author

    I really would like to write for you, would you be willing to create a fans short horror story if it was good enough ?
    I have some marvellous and grusome ideas ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  • Jo Montanee Post author

    Superb acting!! Music is dope!!

  • Alzorion Post author

    Amazing actors in this

  • Michael Parylak Post author

    Interesting but not sure I understand why they called it "black cat in a dark room"

  • Natalie Hicks Post author

    this scared the crap out of me anyone else

  • I hate wasted food Post author

    sun on the bitch๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • robert sumners Post author

    STUPID & the music is CRAP.!!!!

  • Kara Biel Post author

    Phenomenal job! You couldn't have cast better peeps for these roles, I'm kinda fangirl crushing now, I want to know if these 3 gorgeous n absolutely talented women have starred in anything else?!! If not, what the hell are all the top movie casting peeps doing, get on this now!??๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿ˜˜

  • Arsalan Ahmed Post author

    Can't get enough of these videos. They are so fun to watch <3

  • k*don* Post author

    I'm sorry but wouldn't taste bad if they were dying.

  • k*don* Post author

    If this used some music from deathproof it would be badass

  • Jomo Post author

    One more for the quarantine!
    Very good!

  • Gini David Post author

    I absolutely loved this!! The complexity of emotions and dynamics of the trio were so artfully portrayed! Amazing work in such a short film. It's not just about them being vampires but how the world we live in today is unfortunately like this. We are the true monsters.

  • Yvonne Arora Post author

    No, i wasnt gonna talk about that they working beyond the curfew.
    All i gotta say is. Its predictably amazing and well entertaining,a kind of movie that will made you think for several times. The connection of the character named "Beverly" somehow last to my systemใ€‚which make this significant.

  • james Deer Post author

    6:34 How can girls do this? If a guy tried this, I'd immediately think he was trying to kiss me and knock his block off. I can understand if you are siblings, but that's it.

  • Yusef Endure Post author

    It sucked…hahahahaha! No, I mean, it was terrible. 'Don't go soft on me?' All three of those vamps were soft; period. Hope the other two get annihilated.

  • Ritu Sharma Post author

    As I see it they are just relieving them of the pain of long suffering from terminal illness.

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