2019 BITS Film Festival: Review Of Kyle Martellacci’s ‘She Must Vanish’

Showing this weekend at the 2019 Blood in the Snow Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, is a short film by Kyle Martellacci (The Scarlet Vultures 2018) called She Must Vanish. The film stars Anne-Carolyne Binette (Age Of The Living Dead 2018), Renny Jachowicz (Candy Skin 2016), Meri Spencer, (Message From Father 2019) and Monster Pool: Seven Deadly Sins’ (2017) Valerie Taller and Quinn Bennett.


In a seaside town, residents succumb to the malevolence of a witch, who sets a fury in motion.

She Must Vanish captures your attention immediately from the opening image of young witch Mia (Binette), fingers drenched in blood. She has just killed a man and removed his heart, now confidently drunk on power. She then meets a mysterious woman (Spencer) who warns her that the town she was in has a potentially dangerous reputation. Mia ignores her, confidently striding off to meet her next victim. But she is about to get more than she bargained for.

Overall, She Must Vanish is a great short film. The photography is fantastic, and I adore the gloomy seaside landscape. The gore is plentiful and extremely well done for a film with a low budget.

I felt that Anne-Carolyne Binette had just the right level of cockiness to carry this role off. The other actors seemed dedicated to their roles, but I want to send a shout out to Meri Spencer, who was especially terrific in this!

Any horror fan will be satisfied with this little morsel.

About Christine Burnham

When not writing, Christine Burnham is watching TV, Horror films, reading, cooking, and spending time with her menagerie of animals.

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