On a dark rainy day, in a quiet sleepy town, police officer Emily is preparing to wind up her work for the evening when an unexpected visitor to the police station drags her into a bizarre chain of events that will soon defy all logic and explanation. On her way to investigate what seems like a regular domestic violence incident, Emily soon finds herself unknowingly tangled in a crime that was committed ten years ago, in which both the assailants and victims had lost their lives.
‘Malice’ is a narrative short script from writer Ray Kermani. Kermani gets the ball rolling early on when he drops sufficient hints of the numerous demons Emily is dealing with; a bruised arm, veiled threats and blank calls. Ray takes us through the paces, continuing to add the various visual elements one by one, that makes the situation increasingly eerie. By the time we are in the thick of things and brace ourselves for the big scare, the writer surprises us by dragging the story in a new direction that was not anticipated.
‘Malice’ is like a prelude to the more compelling stories that lie hidden in the sleepy little town. While the author teases us with a taste of what to expect in the coming chapters, he also establishes categorically, the genre of horror we shall meet in the coming chapters. With each character and with each situation enveloped by an aura of mystery, the possibilities abound.