Short Films Block 2

Type: 
Film
Location: 
Providence Public Libary
Date and time: 
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
Location: 
Providence Public Libary
Date and time: 
Sunday, August 21, 2022 - 12:20pm to 2:20pm

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!)

 

Creep Box

Directed by
Patrick Biesemans
starring
Joel Nagel, Sean Mahon, Elisabeth Ness
9 mins
 | 2022
 | United States
 | English
 

After his wife's suicide, a scientist tries to use new technology to determine if there is life after death. But some things are better off being put to rest.

 

The Pallid Mask

Directed by
Tommy Schutz
starring
Killian Lock, Sam Ogilvie, Tommy Schutz
11 mins
 | 2021
 | United States
 | English
 

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? 

 

Open

World Premiere
Directed by
Ben Floss, Lane McFaddin
starring
Ashton Glover, Ben Corey
3 mins
 | 2020
 | United States
 | English
 

A late night knock on the door has an unexpected turn...

 

Larvae

US Premiere
Directed by
Alessandro Rota
starring
Stewart Arnold, Roberto Accornero, Niccolò Fontana, Fabio Renis
30 mins
 | 2021
 | Italy
 | English
 

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.

 

Corvine Orphans

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Antoni Kuźniarz
3 mins
 | 2021
 | Poland
 | English
 

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?

 

The Hound

World Premiere
Directed by
Melissa Arcak
starring
Anita Eichhorn, Dave Wick
17 mins
 | 2022
 | Germany
 | German
 w/English subtitles

1982, somewhere in Germany: In search of a mysterious jade amulet, two grave robbers encounter a sinister beast that will protect its possessions at all costs.

 

While Mortals Sleep

Directed by
Alex Fofonoff
starring
Carie Kawa, Will Brill, Grace Rosen
14 mins
 | 2021
 | United States
 | English
 

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.