Game for a scary horror experience in Paris at night? The intriguing soundtrack of this short reminds us how sound remains one of the most powerful tool in horror films. Produced in 2012, Derailed has received 7 awards (among them the H.P. Lovecraft film festival).

Watch it if you like: David Lynch / Eerie unsettled horror / nocturnal European landscapes
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WHO IS THE TALENT?

Nicolas Simonin is a Producer & a Film Maker originally from France, now living in LA, with 6 years of experience as TV writer. He is also me by the way. Yes, no kidding -French can make horror, good one just check the link above.

WHAT’S THE STORY?

After a tough break-up, a young man escapes Paris by intending to take a train in an empty train station. But the train left without him. Now lost in this isolated places, the young man starts hearing a woman asking for help.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN ABOUT HORROR?

Too many film makers tend to forget that Sound means everything in horror. Thanks to a great sound design, you can create much more than any visual. In this film DERAILED pay attention how the sound design builds expectation and suspense around the appearance of the monster and throughout the whole story.

WHAT’S NEXT?

Nicolas Simonin has produced other shorts that we recommend you to see here: SEIZURES (16 min.) & AMY (12 min.).