Short Films Block 2
If your sanity hasn’t already been dented with the previous short films block, get ready for more independent Lovecraftian cinema! These short films range from direct adaptations of stories by Lovecraft and his contemporaries to original stories that couldn’t exist without the influence of cosmic horror. (Film List coming soon!)
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?
Turin, 1909. Cesare Lombroso, the world-famous founder of the School of Criminal Anthropology, arrives at the isolated mansion of Lazar, an elderly illusionist. Lombroso, attracted to Spiritualism, challenges Lazar: to prove that the supernatural exists and that it may be the cause of a heinous crime. What could have unleashed the murderous fury in the young seminarian Tommaso and what binds him to the paranormal faculties of Lazar and his son Lorenzo? Is it illusionism or is there something real? The ancient and decadent house of Lazar hides many truths and Lombroso's scientific vision will have to open up to new perspectives.
Orphanages are filled with devastating sadness, fading glimmers of hope, and weird mysteries… that sometimes turn into deadly traps. After all, childish curiosity can be somewhat treacherous. But is it all so black-and-white? Simply about good and evil? Is there no in-between? No secret deals behind the walls of reality? Does every child beyond this doorstep follow their path towards doom? And for what? Well… the new kid has just arrived! So let’s find out where this mystery will lead him, shall we?
While Mortals Sleep
When a cold case novelist’s career implodes, she seeks refuge in her friend’s remote vacation home. Upon arrival, she encounters a strange couple who claim to be the caretakers. As tensions build, a dark secret begins to emerge.