FearCon 2016: Shorts

The field of short horror films remains as solid as ever, and this year we were delighted by a particularly strong international presence. As well as the United States. we will be screening shorts from Singapore, Turkey, France, Spain, Britain and even Nepal! So, sit back and enjoy sixteen small but perfectly-formed tales of terror. And, hey, if you don’t like one – there’ll be another coming up in a few minutes!

Program A:

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  • Uncle Tan: Bad Throttle (Dir: J.D. Chua, Singapore)
    Those who disrespect others, shall drown in a pool of blood… Please remember to turn OFF your cell-phones…
  • This Is Tomorrow (Dir: Richard Anderson, USA)
    The zombie apocalypse can be a lonely place. Especially when your other half is now playing for the opposition.
  • Invaders (Dir: Jason Kupfer, USA)
    A pair of home invaders consider their potential character choices, just prior to their planned invasion.
  • The Call of Charlie (Dir: Nick Spooner, USA)
    A trendy Los Angeles couple sets up a blind date for two of their friends.  Unfortunately, on the evening of the rendezvous, two interlopers unexpectedly arrive.  Facebook page
  • El (Dir: Osman Ekmen, Turkey)
    Torture. Murder. Revenge.
  • Death Sentence (Dir: Julien de Volte, France)
    Memories of a young woman: when she returns home, she is brutally assaulted by two men. Shattered, she hesitates, then chooses the path of vengeance.
  • Pesanta (Dir: Ángel Valera, Spain)
    A young nurse travels to her aunt’s town to take care of her, only to find her in a state of paranoia due to sleep paralysis.
  • Chateau Sauvignon: terroir (Dir: David E. Munz-Maire, USA)
    A gruesome coming of age story about a vintner son’s disobedience and desire to care for his ailing mother.

Program B:

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  • The Stomach (Dir: Ben Steiner, UK)
    Frank is a medium whose talents have proven more curse than gift. Tired of the constant pain and suffering, he finds one customer unwilling to accept Frank’s decision to change his career.
  • Hada (Dir: Tony Morales, Spain)
    Tonight, Hada comes to visit Daniel because his last child tooth has fallen out. But the visitor may not be content with a tooth.
  • Knock So Scary (Dir: Nibhal Bajracharya, Nepal)
    A man returns from work and is working on his laptop when he hears a weird knock on the door – only to find no one outside.
  • Dawn of the Deaf (Dir: Rob Savage, UK)
    When a strange sound wipes out the hearing population, a small group of deaf people must band together to survive.
  • Sweet (Dir: Cecil Laird, USA)
    A vampire Western, inspired by the comic-book series American Vampire, created by Stephen King, Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque.
  • Zaw (Dir:  Richard Kodai, USA)
    A scary legend about a killer in the woods finds a skeptical audience in the local kids, who agree to take on a dare.
  • The Home (Dir: L. Gustavo Cooper, USA)
    Cooper’s previous short, Velvet Road, played at FearCon 2012. Here, he tells the story of a religious refuge for wayward girls that comes under attack by supernatural entities.
  • From Rise To Set (Dir: Adolpho Navarro, USA)
    When the zombie apocalypse occurs, stuck in the middle are two lab assistants who try to keep each other alive. Their bond of friendship is tested when one of them gets infected.

Bonus! Screening along with the feature Psycho Magnet will be Redhead (Dir: Joe Zerull. USA) about a decapitated head which accompanies her killer around town after he tries, unsuccessfully, to dispose of it. Things go from bad to worse for him from there…

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