CFF: VIVISECTIONS International Short Horror Films


Sunday, April 14 2013, 9:30 PM
VIVISECTIONS: International Short Horror Films Program

Local filmmaker Matt Garrett presents the Philadelphia premieres of 9 horrific shorts from the US, Canada, Australia and the UK.

Select filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

Voyeurism, snuff, cinema and sex collide in RED, a provocative slow-burn shocker from Montreal horror maven, Maude Michaud (Hollywood Skin). In Rafael De Leon Jr’s BIRTHDAY BOYS, teenager Riley turns to dark forces in order to bring back her lost love. Cinematic madman Sam Walker (Tea Break) presents his short film/music video hybrid BITE HORSE, the first chapter of a multi-media collaboration with the Southern Gothic band Mississippi Witch. Next is Doll Parts and Stained director Karen Lam’s THE STOLEN, a dark fairy tale about a young girl with a big heart who is forced to strike a bargain with beings from another world. The more serious portion of our program concludes with the stop-motion animated nightmare, CREPUSCULE, from visionary director √Čric Falardeau (Thanatomorphose). A young woman, bound at the wrists, attempts to escape her demented redneck captors in screenwriter Josh MacDonald’s (The Corridor) beautifully photographed and wickedly funny directorial debut, GAME. Aussie director Dave Wade’s slick, sick and hilariously crude A TALE OF OBSESSION follows an overweight teen goth as she attempts to curb her hunger to win the heart (and body) of the perpetually shirtless school hunk. Matt O’Mahoney, director of the Fantastic Fest award-winning Electric Fence, returns with ADJUST TRACKING, a lovingly meaty homage to the Golden Age of VHS Horror. And finally, from the delightfully twisted minds of Greg Hanson & Casey Regan (Thy Kill Be Done) comes the definitive argument against USDA-approved cannibalism, MEAT ME IN PLAINVILLE. Think Soylent Green meets I Drink Your Blood with a healthy dose of Father Knows Best thrown in for good measure. Human Meat Is Murder!

Every film in this program is a Philadelphia Premiere, having previously played such festivals as Cannes, Fantasia, PiFan, Sydney Underground, and Fantastic Fest.

Total Running Time: 109 minutes

Advance tix are $10, no refunds or exchanges.

The Cinedelphia Film Festival is a Philly-centric celebration of Philly film running from April 4-27, 2013.

(via CFF: VIVISECTIONS International Short Horror Films)