Countdown to Halloween 2015! #25 Alma (2009) Dir. Rodrigo Blaas

Alma (2009) Dir. Rodrigo Blaas

Alma is a beautiful, suspenseful, tightly woven story. The animation is adorable and the terror comes from measured storytelling and not from buckets of gore. The filmmakers get us to care about this little girl and we completely understand who she is and the kinds of decisions she makes. We might have done the same thing.

A curious little girl gets lured into a toy shop after seeing a doll that looks mysteriously like her

Rumor has it that filmmaker and horror maestro Guillermo del Toro is helping to develop this short into a larger project and there does certainly seem to be more story there…just below the surface.