April 1, 12:00 AM – April 30, 11:59 PM
This is a virtual event. All shorts programs will be available between April 1-30, 2021 and all feature films will be available for ten days between April 8-18, 2021.
Strap yourself in for our first collection of macabre stories. Lots of twists, turns, jumps, scares, creatures, vamps, and blood. Lots and lots of blood. Curated by Shawn Cotter.
Content Warning: Viewer discretion advised.
The Dinner Party
Set during the holidays, "The Dinner Party" follows a couple invited (lured?) to dinner by a reserved work associate and her overly friendly wife. What begins as your typical dinner party soon twists into something far more sinister as tensions between the hosts, and revelations about their darker secrets, begin to bubble beneath the surface. So, set your plate and open the wine, because something new is on the menu at... "The Dinner Party."
Directed by Gabriella Rapp, 2020, 18 min, USA, English, L
Directed by Gabriella Rapp 18 m English USA
On Halloween night, a couple ventures into the woods rumored to be haunted to conjure up an urban legend. But the two are about to meet a ghost from the past.
Directed by Richard Louprasong, 2020, 8 min, USA, English, G
Directed by Richard Louprasong 8 m English USA
Laura goes to her parent’s summer home to write her senior thesis. There she meets Carmilla, the mysterious yet familiar tenant. Laura finds herself drawn to Carmilla, and as her attraction grows, she begins to uncover the dark history between them.
Directed by Piper De Palma, 2020, 13 min, USA, English, L
Directed by Piper De Palma 13 m English USA
We Won't Do Anything Crazy
Eager to push himself to meet new people, a teenage boy finds himself in a deadly situation when he meets up with the wrong person from a dating app.
Directed by Connor Young, 2020, 10 min, USA, English, G
Directed by Connor Young 10 m English USA
A couple at the bitter end of a long term relationship struggle to deal with a creature living in their house that neither wants to acknowledge.
Directed by Kyle Mangione-Smith, 2020, 10 min, USA, English, G
Directed by Kyle Mangione-Smith 10 m English USA
New Flesh for The Old Ceremony
A lesbian reverie set amidst the backwoods of New England, New Flesh for the Old Ceremony explores the physicality of grief through a macabre fable about a woman whose wife is devoured by and then possesses their beloved pack of dogs.
Directed by Elizabeth Rakhilkina, 2020, 13 min, USA, English, Spanish with English subtitles, L
Directed by Elizabeth Rakhilkina 13 m English, Spanish with English subtitles USA
Itsy Bitsy Spider
ITSY BITSY SPIDER is a psychological-horror that follows a man struggling to maintain his sanity after discovering a menacing spider in his boyfriend’s apartment.
Directed by Brodi-jo Scalise, 2020, 16 min, Canada, English, G
Directed by Brodi-jo Scalise 16 m English Canada
The Catfish Killer
Starring Chris Salvatore, Nathan Ramos-Park and Sachin Bhatt, Catfish Killer follows three diverse gay besties on a camping trip who are thrust into danger when one of them inadvertently catfishes a serial killer online. Now, they must come together to survive or get gutted, and not in a good way.
Directed by Gil Hizon & Seth Harrington, 2020, 13 min, USA, English, G
Directed by Gil Hizon & Seth Harrington 13 m English USA