The Tattooist (2018)

Recently I was contacted by Michael Wong to have a look at his latest micro-short The Tattooist. The short has been doing the rounds of the horror film festival circuits and he wanted to share the short with me to bring to The Scream Review.

“The Tattooist follows the dark obsessions of a tattooist whose studio is
acclaimed for its exceptional and intricately crafted tattoos. Those who receive
his prized masterpiece are drugged, imprisoned, and then forced to fight their
fears in a race against the clock to escape.

Can they escape or will they become victims of The Tattooist?”


Just the posters alone are fantastically crafted and look like works of art, they really show the dangers and horrors that await the victims once they have been tattooed. The lighting is certainly on point and I think that so much work has been put into this short that it really pays off and delivers an excellently designed horror that makes the viewer wonder what’s going to happen. I found myself intrigued after watching and really wanted to see more, more from Michael and more from The Tattooist. It’s a great premise and from the clip, feels like a great gore-fest akin to something like SAW. Certainly great for gore fans and those who love seeing some really effective lighting used, which I’m especially a fan of. I love the idea in the line on the posters regarding the ‘ultimate escape room experiences’ as I think this concept works so well in that style. I can really picture this work as an escape room style film that plays on real fears and escaping by any means necessary. Overall, I’m really impressed with Michael Wong’s The Tattooist and I think you will be too.



You can find and watch The Tattooist on Vimeo, and be sure to let me know what you guys think of it. I definitely recommend checking it out.

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