Alison finds herself home alone and single on Halloween. So she has a video chat with her friend, Jenna. But when she notices a sinister shape moving in the background behind Jenna, things suddenly become dark and deadly.
Skypemare is concise and well directed, with decent performances from the two leads. I like the way it's shot and lit, with warm tones in Alison's apartment, and cold blues the other end of the video connection. It borrows from classic slasher movies like the original Halloween and April Fool's Day, but with a sprinkling of modern technology added to the mix. The first scare in particular is very tense and it had me sitting upright in my chair.
Having said all that, the film does have its flaws too. There are a few implausible details that took me out of the film, and I'm sure most people will see the big final 'surprise' coming a mile off. But it's still great to look at, and makes for an entertaining 8 minutes.