Panel Discussion: Women in Horror
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Long Form Shorts Block
Bride of Frankie
In this darkly comedic feminist nod to Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor's lonely creation with electrifying, and deadly, results.
When a boy kills his mother, its up to a young psychiatrist to save him from a maximum security asylum and a colleague's experiment.
The Quiet Room
When Michael's attempt at suicide awakens a psych ward demon, he must stop her before she kills everyone in the hospital he connects with.
Sound From the Deep
An international research group is searching natural resources from the Arctic Ocean. They pick up a strange underwater sound from far north, and start to follow it to the uncharted waters. Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
FEATURE FILM BLOCK
Natalia is a nineteen-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. However, when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of mystical plant. There, instead of pleasure, they encounter a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and for young nun Natalia, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself.
FEATURE FILM BLOCK
Three dorky American girls magically transform into beautiful Japanese Superheroes and fight a tampon monster as they begin their journey into womanhood.
Top Knot Detective
Have you ever heard of 'Top Knot Detective'? Delve behind the scenes of this obscure 90's Japanese Samurai Drama and find out what really happened to the cast and crew.
WTF SHORTS BLOCK
Video Hell Spawn
A cursed video tape, that shatters minds and corrupts flesh, is stolen by a punk unleashing a bloodbath that knows no bounds. [included in the anthology film Grindsploitation 4: Meltsploitation]
A reliable glut of misinformation. SIGNAL is an experimental animation short film.
It Comes Before the Body
Based on Foucault’s theory of origin which states, “the lofty origin is no more than a ‘metaphysical extension‘ which arises from the belief that things are most precious and essential at the moment of birth’; we tend to think that this is the moment of their greatest perfection, when they emerge dazzling from the hands of a creator or in the shadowless light of a first morning. The origin always precedes the fall. It comes before the body...”
Loneliness and an obsession with vanity has pushed one woman to take unconventional measures to find happiness. After her daily beauty regimen she decides to perform more drastic procedures on her body which trigger her inner thoughts to drive her mad. She finally leaves her home to venture into the outside world only to find more sadistic ways to enhance her beauty regimen.
The film reveals a noblewoman and her devotees perpetuating their power by preying upon her subjects. For each young victim, the rite of adolescence becomes a rite of death. And for the noblewoman – the COUNTESS BATHORY – the rite of death becomes a rite of adolescence.
Under a full-moon, lives are forever altered when a mysterious and violent encounter sends a dog on a night of adventure and possibility. Meanwhile, his lonesome owner goes out on the hunt, only to find her prey unexpectedly closer to home. A supernatural, genre-defying tale.
A Sweet Man
For the sorrowful Gustavo, it was an ordinary night: an uninspiring, silent night. But suddenly, fun knocked on this door… and it wouldn´t leave until it had run its course.
Jorge, a freelancer camera-man, faces abusive clients and late payments for his gigs all too often. One day, what appears to be just another simple wedding ceremony to shoot, turns out to be a living nightmare.
A fantasy satire film about how fear drives a nice guy into a judgmental person against his new neighbors, the Frenchy family - they are human with heads like French Bulldogs.
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