Short Films Block 1

Type: 
Film
Location: 
AS220 Black Box Theater
Date and time: 
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Providence Public Libary
Date and time: 
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Block 1 of the best independent cosmic horror, Weird tales, and Lovecraftian short films from all the dark corners of the earth! They may cause you to question your reality…and your sanity! Short films range from adaptations of stories by Lovecraft, Poe, Chambers, and M. R. James to original stories that couldn’t exist without the influence of cosmic horror. (Film list coming soon)

 

Glass Ship

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Sam Balcomb
starring
Takalay Hamill, Kellen Soff
3 mins
 | 2022
 | United States
 | English
 

Glass Ship is a narrative music video for IDM/electronic artist Defrag. It navigates a space between two disparate worlds, following a man haunted by the spectre of a strange being in a black void that somehow influences his reality.

 

Memento Mori

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Paul O'Flanagan
starring
Mark Gatiss, Laura O'Flanagan
9 mins
 | 2021
 | Ireland
 | English
 

A storm brews over Victorian Dublin as post-mortem photographer, Mr.Huxley, returns to his hallowed practice within the gloomy townhouse in which he resides. His latest subject is a recently-deceased young woman, whose presence conjures the demons of Huxley's character - compelling him to confront the narcissistic life he has chosen to lead.

 

Tundra

Regional Premiere
Directed by
José Luis Aparicio
starring
Mario Guerra, Neisy Alpízar, Laura Molina, Jorge Enrique Caballero, Jorge Molina
30 mins
 | 2021
 | Cuba
 | Spanish
 w/English subtitles

Walfrido Larduet, a lonely electrical inspector, dreams of the Red Woman, whose image persists and becomes an obsession. Something tells him she is near. Over the course of a day, Walfrido will follow her trail as he travels through the suburbs of an infested city.

 

The Con of Cthulhu

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Joey Mosca
starring
Sam Platizky, Isaac Platizky, Arthur D. O'Connor
3 mins
 | 2022
 | United States
 | English
 

A faux trailer for a film that does not exist. Three friends travel to a gaming convention, where they uncover a dark secret, and must race against time and eldritch horrors to stop the end of the world.

 

At the Mountains of Madness

US Premiere
Directed by
Francesco Santoro
starring
Daniele Messina, Marco Tè, Daniel De Rossi, Francesco Castellini
15 mins
 | 2022
 | Italy
 | Italian
 w/English subtitles

Two young explorers of the Miskatonic Expedition are tasked with finding their leader who has mysteriously disappeared. In the search they discover an ancient evil that will plunge them into madness. Based on the novel by H.P. Lovecraft.

 

Nova

Directed by
David McAbee
starring
Kelly Kula
8 mins
 | 2020
 | United States
 | English
 

Dr. Nova Thorpe must warn everyone that something is on the loose. Something, different.

 

BOOK

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Eric Swiz
starring
Lynn Guerra, Kassandra Cruz, Peter Kendall, Roger Casey
7 mins
 | 2020
 | United States
 | English
 

When her best friend turns to her for help, a tortured young girl shares her darkest, most powerful secret. This was a mistake.

BOOK | TEASER from Eric Swiz on Vimeo.

 

Black Dragon (Rồng đen)

Directed by
Alexander Thompson
starring
Matthew Del Negro, Celia Au
15 mins
 | 2022
 | United States
 | English
 

Vietnam, 1968. A feared American colonel nicknamed “the Black Dragon” by Vietnamese locals must face his inner shadow when his platoon presents him with a captured Vietcong girl who harbors some very unusual powers. A Jungian psychological thriller/parable examining the capacity for monstrous evil lurking within us all, the film is loosely inspired by the My Lai Massacre, one of America’s most pernicious wartime atrocities. Hailing from the producer of “Cabin Fever”, the film stars Matthew Del Negro (Scandal, The Sopranos, West Wing, City on a Hill, Wind River) and Celia Au (Lodge 49, Nora From Queens, Wu Assassins).