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Hamilton Zombie Short Film Festival Shambles into Theaters This Weekend

Hamilton, Ontario’s celebrated Fright Night Theatre is as giddy as a ghoul at an all-you-can-eat brain buffet to be hosting the second annual Hamilton Zombie Short Film Festival. Celebrating the best in Canadian and International short-subject zombie films, the HZSFF is a premiere-studded, brain-blasting night of zombie mayhem featuring guaranteed thrills, chills, and spills! 

Here’s the deets from the press release:

Saturday, October 18, 2014
6:00 p.m. – The Staircase Theatre (27 Dundurn St. N. Hamilton, ON)
$8.00 (zombies) / $10.00 (regular)
Advance Tickets or purchase cash-only at the door.

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

• PERIOD PIECE (dir. James McLellan) || WORLD PREMIERE!
12 mins. Canada

If you thought making a movie was difficult now, try it as the world is crumbling around you. Sweeping and majestic romance crashes headlong into apocalyptic violence in this beautiful short about a film director struggling to use movie magic to bring the power of love back to a brutal and uncaring world.

• LINCOLN WITH A KNIFE 2: THE DECAPITATION PROCLAMATION (dir. Todd Lazlow) || WORLD PREMIERE!
3 mins. Canada

Lincoln is back from the grave and out for blood. This time he has only one thing on his mind: To liberate your head!

• YOU MIGHT BE WEARING PYJAMAS WHEN THE ZOMBIES ATTACK (dir. Kevin McMillan) || WORLD PREMIERE!
3 mins. Canada

Imagine you are called upon to fight for your life against your family, friends, and loved-ones who have suddenly been turned into shambling, moaning, flesh-eating ghouls. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

O COME ALL YE ZOMBIES (dir. Greg Kovacs) || CANADIAN PREMIERE!
10 mins. Canada

The zombie gang from THE POST-LIFERS reunites for a holiday feast only to discover that their meal has a bit more life in it than they thought. Hilarious squabbling quickly ensues. It may just take an X-Mas miracle to make things right.

• NAKED ZOMBIE GIRL (dir. Rickey Bird) || ONTARIO PREMIERE!
28 mins. USA

A woman loses her dress but gains a chainsaw in this greasy and cheesy throwback to 1970s grindhouse and exploitation shockers filled with blood, gore, and nudity.

• ANGER OF THE DEAD (dir. Francesco Picone)
15 mins. Italy.
subtitled in English

Alice and Nicholas survived an epidemic that ravaged the world, now only inhabited by the undead. But the nightmare is not over…

• DEAD RUSH (dir. Zach Ramelan)
9 mins. Canada

Filmed from the point of view of a single survivor, experience the horror of waking up in the middle of a zombie uprising and fighting up close with the undead for your very survival.

• CARGO (dir. Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke)
7 mins. Australia

Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter.

• FARM GIRL STRONG (dir. David Briggs)
10 mins. Canada

A beautiful farm girl’s country bliss is threatened when a big-city tax collector comes a’ knocking. With no money, what’s an innocent farm girl to do? The tax-collector has some ideas…but little does he realize this farm girl has some naughty ideas of her own! A genre-bending lesson in expecting the unexpected from Distant Field Productions.

• FODDER (dir. David Dollard)
9 mins. Canada.

In a post-apocalyptic undead world, a mysterious young woman must stand-up to her captors and horrible medical experiments in an underground lab.

Visit Fright Night Theatre for more info. See you in Hamilton Hell!

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