A man is caught with his pants down when terrorized by a force outside his bathroom stall. “Someone’s In Here,” directed by Ben Kitnick, is a horror vignette, minimal, well-executed and open for metaphorical interpretation. A man dressed in Khakis, a polo, and a fleece vest, takes care of business at a nearly vacant rest stop. At his most vulnerable, he’s interrupted by aggressive knocking on the stall door, an increasingly alarming intrusion which causes the man to react instinctively. This is the third short we’ve featured from Kitnick, each completely different. Previously, 2019’s “Exit Statement” was an oddball comedy about a ragtag cult of believers, and last year, “Smiling Worker Coughs in Hand” used stock photos to unsettling effect as Covid-19 raged through the country. -KA.
Director, Writer & Editor: Ben Kitnick. Starring Ben Warheit. Director of Photography & Producer: Alex Huggins. Production Coordinator: Michelle Hauser. 1st AC: Greg Howard. 2nd AC / Swing: Jordan Tetewsky. Gaffer: Connor Schuurmans. Sound Mixer: Boris Krichevsy. Production Designer: Charlie Robinson. PA: Matthew Powell.