Short Films Block 3
Enjoy Short films from around the world! You'll see adaptions of familiar stories as well as original works of the Weird and Cosmic! Followed by a Q&A with visiting filmmakers.
H.P. Lovecraft and the Moon Bog
Leading scholars and experts in Gothic Literature, Religions, Folklore, Environmental Science and Mythology explore both the real and fantastical landscapes coded into H. P. Lovecraft's classic short story - 'The Moon Bog' - set within Ireland's ancient Peatlands.
The Girl of the Rift
Anabella decides to spend a weekend with her best friend, Lorena, and her boyfriend, Iván Lobo (Daniel Martinez), in a house on the outskirts of the city. This place belongs to Salvatore, Iván's uncle, who suffers from senile dementia and who is constantly repeating a strange legend about a woman who appears on holy days. Iván and Lorena disdain Salvatore's story, but Anabella is interested in it because since she arrived at the house she has noticed that there is something “strange” that seems to be observing them from afar and that it is getting closer and closer.
In a cabin in the middle of the woods, three North American friends will find out if the Mexican urban tale about putting dog crustings in your own eyes could let you see an alternate dimension. In other words... what dogs see...
The Pallid Mask
A relaxing day off is turned upside down when a strange man comes to the door talking about "The King In Yellow". As the day moves on, things spiral out of control and reality breaks down leading to the all important question...Have You Seen The Yellow Sign?
The Graveyard Shift
Robert W. Chambers, "Repairer of Reputations"
Mr. Wilde claims to be the architect of a vast conspiracy which uses, amongst other devices, blackmail to influence and command powerful men whose reputations the conspiracy has saved from scandal. Hildred imagines that, with Wilde's help, he will become the heir to the "Last King" of "The Imperial Dynasty of America", which Wilde says is descended from a lost kingdom within distant stars in the Hyades. However, Hildred perceives his cousin Louis standing before him in the line of succession.
After discovering her boyfriend’s plan to propose on their weekend vacation, a young girl undergoes a crisis of commitment which attracts the attention of a sinister cult.