Horror Short Film “Instinct” | ALTER Exclusive

Horror Short Film “Instinct” | ALTER Exclusive

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Excited for tonight? Is that her? Yes. That’s Camila Brohm. Uhh, can you just put them in the back? There’s an office around there. Is that thing going into my office? Camila need a space to prep. This is going to be so great Isabelle. She’s already generating tons of press for the gallery. She wants to meet you. They’re for blood letting. Excuse me? I’m not a junkie if that’s what you’re thinking. That wasn’t what I was thinking. Good. I wanted to introduce myself earlier, but I ran off before I could say hello. Camila Brohm. Isabelle. I know. It’s almost surreal to perform at your mother’s gallery. Well, your gallery now. Do you paint as well? No. I assume this is a part of your performance. Maybe. Maybe? Well you’ve never really had a performance artist in your gallery before. But something tells me you’ll enjoy this one. What makes you so sure? You’re still holding my needle. I’ll get out of your way. Isabelle. I want you to be the first one to start off the performance. How? You’ll see. I can hear you Isabelle. Camila? What? You nearly killed me and don’t want to let me in? That wouldn’t have killed you. How do you know? You got a dead body back there, or are you going to let me in? How did you find me here? I have my ways. Do you live here? I work here. Thought you said you didn’t paint. Have you ever shown these at your gallery before? No. Why not? Because they’re not for people. I really like it. Camila, why are you here? Because no one has ever looked at me like you did at the gallery. Kind of like you’re looking at me now. How am I looking at you? I don’t know. But I’m here to find out. To be honest, I wasn’t sure you would like my piece. Everyone knows you’re very hard to please. But I know I wanted to get your attention. When I saw the way you looked at me during my performance… I guess I just didn’t expect to feel the way I did. Fear. A connection. Did your mother teach you to paint? My mother didn’t care much for our paintings. Why not? I think they scared her. That’s what I like about them. Can I ask you something? Why did you leave during my performance? You ask too many questions. Sorry. Bite me again. What is it? I don’t want to hurt you. You won’t. Ever felt this way before? Something wrong? I’m just tired. You should stay. Isabelle. I need to get dressed. I’ll meet you at the door. Sorry.

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  1. Statement from director Maria Alice Arida: "There’s a dark side of women that’s not usually portrayed in films. Female characters are typically delicate, sweet, and loving. But what happens when the dark side of our souls takes over? What lights that fire? These are questions I’ve often asked myself and the main themes I want to examine as a filmmaker. In  INSTINCT my hope is to explore such taboo themes about femininity and female sexuality, and ultimately shed light into what it’s like when we surrender to the darkness."

  2. This brings tears to my eyes..

    Happy tears..

    h̰̃ã̰p̰̃p̰̃ỹ̰…

    b̰̃l̰̃õ̰õ̰d̰̃ỹ̰ t̰̃ḛ̃ã̰r̰̃s̰̃

  3. Parabéns pra diretora do filme, Maria Alice! Gostei tanto q fui pesquisar e descobri que é brasileira!! Fiquei muito feliz, quero acompanhar seu trabalho mais de perto agora! Incrível! Espero que algum dia esse tipo de trabalho tenha mais reconhecimento aqui! Beijos do Brasil ❤️🇧🇷

  4. I wonderful modern representation of Elizabeth Bathory. If you know her story than it makes this an even more eerie thing to watch; awesome short film.

  5. Camilla is so f'n annoying!!! "Why did you look at me like that?" "Why did you leave my performance?" Wahhh wahhh wahhh go whine somewhere else

  6. Got It – SHE KILLS THOSE THAT USES HER…

    SHE IS UNABLE TO TRUST OTHERS

    DISTANCE HERSELF FROM LOVE (YET THAT IS WHAT SHE YEARNS FOR THE MOST)
    BUT SHE KEEPS THEM (WHICH IS ACTUALLY THE PAINTING OF THEM ) AS A CONSTANT REMINDER OF ALL SHE HAD HOPED FOR WAS NEVER FULFILLED. …I EXPRESSED THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR MYSELF WHEN AM BETRAYED BUT ALL MY ACTIONS ARE DONE IN MY HEAD😂😂😂😂WISH I HAD THE GUTS LIKE HER I LOVE HER…😇😈

  7. The lead actress is so versatile. I have seen her in other shorts, specifically where she played a university professor. She can really act.

  8. I absolutely love this one😲😀😍. "Instinct" & "Salvador" are my 2 favorites. Please, make more like this. Excellent 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽. Cheers 😉 🌷

  9. Two words I seem to use quite often while watching these short films…and this is no different. Great short. However, the title doesn’t seem to pair with the subject. Just my opinion. I could be overlooking or not seeing something. Regardless, it does not take away from the film whatsoever.

  10. Yo… I got a commercial about this last week! I actually thought it was a popular tv series.. I mean it looks like it was made in HOLLYWOOD👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

  11. Omg that’s why her boobs are so small, all the blood just got sucked out of them!

    She doesn’t wear a bra let she wears a bra let let

  12. 😱😱 These is so elegantly beautiful…I am always rooting for this kind of a film so exquisite and delicate. Seeing the darker side of a women other than a woman portraying a girlfriend character is very enthralling 😲😲
    Sorry for my bad English…English isn't my first language.

  13. I'm an artist. I love blood and wounds. But people around me thinks its creepy so I don't tell them what I like, what's my secret. Sometimes I'm curious of what it feels to kill and filled my hands with their blood. I am a straight women yet I'm curious with what I can do with my body, to be touch by a women too.

  14. First trauma Tiny tiny Sqitty Bites, 2ndTrauma Dripping your own blood on your own back while in a tub, , 3rd trauma liking a serial killer. I'd say she had it coming. Definitely a twisted lady. The scariest monsters are often humans. Great job on this production.!

  15. Maybe it’s just me, but Camilla Brohm’s name reminds me of Carmilla, the gothic vampire femme fatale in Sheridan Le Fanu’s book, and Bram Stoker, for obvious reasons.
    Please tell me it’s intentional

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