Oct 31 Halloween Horror Shorts 17.30

Seven shorts that will carry you through the ghouliest weekend of the year


SHINY NEW WORLD
Scandinavian Premiere

Year: 2021
Country: Netherlands
Genre: Comedy, horror
Runtime: 8 min. 43 sec.
Director: Jan van Gorkum
Production Company: Make Way Film/Zuiderlicht Film
Cast: Patrick Stoof, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Maarten Prins, Marije Loermans
Crew: Jan van Gorkum, writer; Monique van Kessel, producer
Language: Dutch (English subtitles)

Competition: Audience Award

Who will take care of this gory mess?
Starting a new job can be scary. You might not know what to expect. That’s why it’s great that we have this instructional video for cleaners. It will help you if an accidental demonic summoning has occurred on your very first day. Senior cleaner Barry knows how to deal with such situations.

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THE LIGHT
Scandinavian Premiere

Year: 2021
Country: Spain
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 12 min. 52 sec.
Director: Iago de Soto
Production Company: Eye Slice Pictures
Cast: Paula Gallego, Pablo Vazquez, Oti Manzano, Nico Ruiz
Producers: Raul Cerezo, Helion Ramalho
Writer: Ruben Sanchez Trigos
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)

Competition: Audience Award

Olalla and her family are preparing for the night of truce. A ritual evening based on old traditions and superstitions. This night, Olalla defies the rules in a way that may put her entire family at risk.
Cultish believes meets the fear of the unknown in this horror film by Iago de Soto and distributed by the company Distribution with Glasses, which brought the festival the film Migrations last year. A film that makes you wonder what is hiding out there in the darkness.

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PENUMBRA
Scandinavian Premiere

Year: 2020
Country: USA
Genre: Sci-fi, Horror
Runtime: 14 min., 33 sec.
Director: Daniel Byers
Cast: Quinn Jackson, Liala Layther
Writer: Daniel Byers
Producers: Ivan Durovic, Tim Judd
Language: English (no s
ubtitles)

Competition: Audience Award

Two sisters alone in a cabin and something mysterious is pursuing them.
Something’s wrong with Dori’s sister, Fae. She’s been going missing and won’t say why or where she’s been. When Dori begins to investigate, she starts to worry someone might be after Fae. But what’s coming for them is not of this world and soon Dori is locked in a struggle for survival to save her sister from an unimaginable terror.

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PART FOREVER
Swedish Premiere

Year: 2021
Country: Taiwan
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Runtime: 13 min.
Director: Alan Chung-An Ou
Cast: Ming Yang, Hsiang Li, Kevin Yang
Writer: Alan Chung-An Ou
Producer: Hsiao-Ching Lin
Language: Mandarin Chinese (English subtitles)

Competition: Audience Award

In Taiwan, there is a belief that the soul of a dead person would go home to visit his family within three days after his death. Only this time the seemingly calm and sad farewell ceremony is hiding an astonishingly dark secret.

 

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SPARE BODY
European Premiere

Year: 2021
Country: United States
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 10 min.
Director: Ethan Hunt
Cast: Ethan Hunt
Crew: Ethan Hunt
Language: English (no s
ubtitles)

Competition: Audience Award

A teenager is home alone, in his parents’ room, searching for money when he discovers something unsettling: he is not alone. His parents should listen to the advice on a delivery box. Without revealing the plot, this is a highly effective little horror film, set in one room, with both suspense and jumps.

 

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CHEWING GUM
Scandinavian Premiere

Year: 2021
Country: India
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 18 min. 28 sec.
Director: Mihir Fadnavis
Production Company: Antifafilms
Cast: Randeep Jha, Bandita Bora, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee
Producer: Vikramaditya Motwane
Writers: Mihir Fadnavis, Srinivas Annamraju
Language: Hindi (English s
ubtitles)

Competition: Audience Award

Chewing Gum is a supernatural haunting horror short with political commentary. An atmospheric exposé in the fusion of dark and light.
On an eerie night, cast in darkness and sparsely illuminated by flickering lights, a man travels on a lonely train. Preoccupied by his phone and his political agenda, he is startled by a presence opposite him, which harbours sinister intentions. A flight into the night begins.

 

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SLEEP TALKER
European Premiere

Year: 2021
Country: Australia
Genre: horror, scifi
Runtime: 7 min.
Director: Carl Firth
Cast: Jessica Saras, John van Putten, Rhys James, Dean Nye
Writer: Sarah Emery
Producers: Carl Firth, Sarah Emery
Language: English (no s
ubtitles)

Competition: Audience Award

A woman comes home to find that her husband is talking in his sleep, but soon realizes that something else is talking through him. Director Carl Firth has won awards at genre film festivals with his previous films The Witching Hour and The Immortal. This latest one sent chills down my spine – let’s see what it does to yours!