Day two of the celebratory Women in Horror themed festival is underway, and for those attending, here are a few sneak peak trailers of the films you have waiting in store for you. And for the sad souls unable to attend, we tossed in a few links to the full viewing experiences for some of the short films that will be playing there!
19:30 - Opening Horror Shorts - Program 2
I Should Have Run (3:55)
Written, Directed, and Produced by Gabriela Staniszewska
One cold dark night, a woman encounters something strange and terrifying on her walk home. When it asks her a question, her sheer terror causes her to lie... with disastrous consequences.
Written, Directed, and Produced by Rebeca G. Bahillo
Cassy leaves home on a bicycle every afternoon but things don’t go as usual this time around...
That’s my Boy (0:35)
Directed by Rudy Cervantez, Produced by Nicole Pence (also DOP)
A baby is fed his favorite dish.
Undress Me (13:30)
Written and Directed by Amelia Moses, Produced by Mariel Scammell
A chance encounter at a frat party sets into motion a series of horrifying events for Alice, culminating in the mysterious deterioration of her body.
Written, Directed and Produced by Danna Grace Windsor
Two grieving friends pass a long subway ride to a funeral by exchanging haunting visions of an impending outbreak - in which a mandatory skin suit uploads every bodily sensation to a government cloud.
Written and Directed by Jessica Makinson, Produced by Douglas Sarine
An intimate gift arrives in the mail from a past lover, rekindling dormant emotions and impulses.
Written, Directed, and Produced by Ashlea Wessel
A traumatized woman seeks penance and personal transformation through tattooing after surviving a devastating pregnancy. One night, drenched in booze and ink, her deepest fears threaten to consume her.
Directed by Claudio Franke, Produced by Nina Rühr
When Rose is released from prison, her former prison guard, the lonesome Marie, offers her a place to sleep and work, but Marie’s intentions are less pure than they at first appear.
Blood Sport (0:26)
Directed by Cara McWilliam-Richardson, Produced by Mark Mountford, Written by Lewis Pavlovic
Two hunters prepare their rifles and have set their sights on something sinister.
The Itching (15:06)
Written and Directed by Dianne Bellino, Produced by Adam Davies
In this claymation, a shy wolf tries to befriend a group of hip, party-loving bunnies but finds her body is in revolt.
21:00 - Mania (1:28:00)
Directed and Produced by Jessica Cameron, Written by Jonathan Scott Higgins
In this “fucked up lesbian love story” Brooke makes a deadly mistake during a manic episode, forcing her lover and her to flee their home. Can Mel bring Brooke back, or is it too late...
22:45 - Campy Horror Shorts
Beautiful Eyes (5:10)
Written, Directed, and Produced by Rani Deighe Crowe
A young girl with dark thoughts gets “fixed" at the beauty salon.
Ready to Burst (10:40)
Written, Directed, and Produced by Ariel Hansen
Kate, played by writer/director Ariel Hansen, and Dylyn have been dying to have a baby. They finally succeed but the pregnancy takes a horrific turn.
Directed / animated by Sinead Stoddart, Produced by UCA Farnham
Zombie Lee has an outrageous hunger that won’t be silenced by food alone. With his growing need to feed increasing, misjudgment and disaster arise in the kitchen, until a simple solution is found.
The Man Who Caught A Mermaid (15:55)
Written and Directed by Kaitlin Tinker, Produced by George Rubanov & Clare Bajrovic
An old fisherman, obsessed with capturing a mermaid, has been doing extensive training to prepare for life in the sea. This puts considerable strain on his marriage. One day, everything changes.
Directed by Prano Bailey-Bond, Written by Conrad Ford, Produced by Fiona Lamptey
Bad boyfriend. Sleeping girlfriend. Fast car. Full moon. When Kurt takes a shortcut he enters a supernatural realm and is forced to sacrifice a little part of himself.
Black Reflection (4:20)
Written, Directed, and Produced by Soudabeh Kamrani
A man drinks from a cup, puts it upside down, and suddenly the cup starts to tremble…
Written and Directed by Chelsea Robinson, Produced by Luis Kier
A suffocating relationship between a teenage girl and her doll escalates into something sinister on Halloween night when her boyfriend pays a visit.
Written and Directed by Kayleigh O’Keefe
A morbidly obese behemoth played by Kayleigh O’Keefe rises from the sea and uses her body mass to attack the city of London, subverting the concept of the monstrous fatty and challenging common perceptions of an ‘othered’ physique.
Dolly Deadly (1:45)
Directed and Produced by Heidi Moore, Written by Heidi Moore and Cassandra Sechler
A trailer for Heidi Moore’s feature-length film. One critic advises, “leave your kids & morals at the door & bring your barf bags."
Written and Directed, and Produced by Lora D'Addazio
Innocent Juliette catches a ride with two super horny girls. The girls are very provocative and pay no attention to the road! Poor Juliette is afraid and has a really bad feeling about what’s going to happen.
Murder Springs: Chapter One (4:30)
Written and directed by Adam van Dyke, Produced by Margarita Hernandez, Natasha Ramos, and Sam van Dyke
An elderly couple rekindle their lost spark over a grisly driving accident.
Written, Directed, and Produced by Heidi Moore
They all thought they were so special with their perfect little babies. They said she could never have one of her own. Well sweeties; look at her now.
00:15 - We Need to Talk About Kevin (1:52:00)
Written and Directed by Lynne Ramsay, Produced by Jennifer Fox, Luc Roeg, and Robert Salerno
Everything is going smoothly in the career and family life of Eva (played by Tilda Swindon), until she gives birth to her son Kevin , who brings her nothing but distress and terror from day one. An unflinching look at the potential horrors of motherhood.