Short Films Block 7 w/filmmaker Q&A
Sunday's Shorts Extravaganza comes to a close! Cap off your festival with one last block of weird, uncanny, cosmic horror, and comedic shorts! These range from direct adaptations of stories by Lovecraft and his contemporaries to original stories that couldn’t exist without the influence of cosmic horror.
In the decay in which they live, tiny holes reveal themselves to Edith. They are present in everything from the fruit in the kitchen to the caves at the beach she visits. However, holes are none more present than in the grotesque black pimples that seem to be getting larger in size on Fred’s back and face. No matter what, Edith cannot help herself from popping them. As grow the holes on Fred’s back so too does the mess in the house. The chaos of Fred and Edith’s relationship is exacerbated by the visit of a mean and oppressive matriarchal figure. The situation culminates in a bizarre and disgusting premarital feast, that emulates Peter Greenaway’s ‘The Cook the Thief and Her Lover’.
Demon hunters Daniel and Jeremy answer a call from Kyle, a sexy, mysterious man who tells them there's been paranormal activity in his home and he fears for his life. But when they go to investigate, they discover Kyle might not have been telling them the whole truth.
An up-and-coming cartoonist returns to his family home to seek his fortune in Hollywood, where he's plagued by strange visions and revelations of his family's bizarre history with a forgotten cartoon character that could be his ticket to success... or complete destruction.
Emma - An American Alptraum in Austria
The story of a female documentary filmmaker who's revealing the mystery of her husband's idiosyncratic birthplace, Muhr in Austria, where a giant wooden totem called “The Samson”, brings death to the inhabitants and also threatens her unborn daughter, Emma.