Canada: Hamilton’s Fright Night Theatre Presents Short Horror Flicks on Saturday!Books/Art/Culture,Movies/TV,News Chris Alexander
FANGORIA’s favorite Canadian based screening series, Fright Night Theatre in the sinister Hamilton, Ontario (birth and death place of DARK SHADOWS legend Jonathan Frid!), presents a premiere-studded night of horrific and hilarious international horror short films this Saturday night at The Elaine Mae Theatre. Fright Theatre’s ongoing program offers a freaky and fun spotlight on local and international filmmakers working in the fields of cinematography, animation, special effects, makeup, and script-writing.
Here’s a peek at the fearsome flicks unspooling:
NIGHT OF THE HOST (2014) || WORLD PREMIERE || 5:16 min.
Dir. Jay Winger
“A familiar figure in a trashbag mask and shiny pants stalks the streets of Hamilton, ON.”
THE ROLE THAT RUINED MY CAREER (2014) || WORLD PREMIERE || 3:52 min.
Dir. Melanie Gourlay
“A frustrated director auditions hopefuls for his latest project, but their last role in an infamous horror film seems to have affected them a little too much.”
COGAS (2014) || NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE || 9:43 min.
Dir. Michela Anedda
“A dark animated tale about Cogas: vampire witches with long tails, forced to suck blood from newborn babies in order to survive.”
EYES WIDE OPEN (2013) || NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE || 0:20 min.
Dir. Steven Dorrington
“Don’t blink! EYES WIDE OPEN is a 20 second short from the point of view of a horror movie victim. Short but definitely not sweet.”
HAPPY MEMORIES (2014) || CANADIAN PREMIERE || 5:53 min.
Dir. Jack Fields
“A cupcake is born to a mustachioed mother. As it embarks on its journey, it is menaced by terrifying beings. Will the cupcake be destroyed by torment, or metamorphose into something greater?”
HEELS (2014) || CANADIAN PREMIERE || 13:10 min.
Dir. Jeremy Jantz
“Theo, a downtrodden, unassuming shoe repairman with a fetish for feet, becomes obsessed with his latest customer: a bisexual stripper with luxurious footwear.”
SCUM (2014) || CANADIAN PREMIERE || 12 min.
Dir. Zach Shildwachter
“Exploring the horrifying capabilities of a man pushed too far and comprised of dialogue solely from interview quotes from actual serial killers, SCUM brutally exposes how close we all are from becoming monsters in the blink of an eye.”
THRILL KILL (2014) || CANADIAN PREMIERE|| 7:07 min.
Dir. Zach Shildwachter
“All is not as it seems when a man, pushed too far, frantically zooms around the city in a ’77 Mustang with a beautiful woman on the verge of death in his passenger seat.”
THE STOMACH (2014) || ONTARIO PREMIERE|| 15 min.
Dir. Ben Steiner
“Frank’s had enough. As a spirit medium whose unique and grotesque method of channeling the dead is putting his own life at risk, he wants out. But others, living and dead, have plans of their own.”
BROKEN (2014), 10:40 min.
Dir. Adam Ciolfi
“A damaged robot attempts to keep his companion alive after a catastrophic accident.”
The fun rolls out this Saturday, March 7th at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) at The Elaine Mae Theatre (25 Dundurn St. N.) and costs only $5 to get in. A sweet deal and scary good time guaranteed!