This Terrifying Horror Short Will Make You Rethink Using Your Phone After Dark

Spending too much time staring at your phone is rude. And it might be really bad for your health. A short horror film called He’s Right Behind You by YouTuber Whereistherockhammer shows just how dangerous.


The terrifying two-and-a-half minutes considers the negative impact of our excessive use of tech, reminiscent of the viral Snapchat short, by revolving around the protagonist’s iPhone activity. The YouTube account from the USA has been releasing short horror movies monthly for anthology Scary Endings under director John Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick is an award-winning indie director and editor best known for another screen-oriented movie, called Skypemare. If you’re a fan of this short Wednesday the 13th you’re sure to love He’s Right Behind You (lower down):In the video, a damsel (Camilla Jackson) with the hair of Marilyn Monroe and the accent of an Aussie is chatting to her partner, who is a few minutes away, on her iPhone. Lightning flashes outside.

He's Right Behind You

He’s Right Behind You

She receives a message from one of those dodgy numbers called Unknown. But this one wasn’t petitioning her for insurance:

He's Right Behind You

He’s Right Behind You

I see you

She goes all bambi-in-the-headlights and creeps towards the door. A floorboard creaks in the corridor. As she approaches the doorway a shadow flits across the wall. She dashes into the kitchen and plucks a massive knife from the rack.

He's Right Behind You

He’s Right Behind You

Then she spots a meat tenderizer. Even better. With that you really crack skulls. She picks up the metal mallet, then receives another text:

He's Right Behind You

He’s Right Behind You

I seeeeeee yoooouuuuu

A picture pops up of her taken from behind holding the knife. She screams and wheels around. With a peal of thunder the entire city is plunged into darkness. Perhaps the attacker has a deluminator. The woman fumbles on her phone light, gasping with fear, and creeps out into the corridor. The torch goes out. Bad time to have low battery!

He's Right Behind You

He’s Right Behind You

Mallet at the ready she tiptoes through the dark. This time the words are live, hissed:

I see you.

He's Right Behind You: There he is!

He’s Right Behind You: There he is!

Watch the whole of He’s Right Behind You: Have you received any texts as creepy as the ones in He’s Right Behind You? Source: Whereistherockhammer