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New Shorts #6 Tales of the Unexpected
Sat 7 Jan 20:45 ICA Cinema 1
The classic scary story with a twist in the tale was a staple of 1970s television; a ghost story, a vampire story, a twisted story, a story set in a not-too-distant future. This varied selection brings together a few jumps and bumps, including an adaptation of Stephen King’s short story Mute. Also includes Paul Kaye as a mysterious kidnapper in Straight Way Lost, and Buffy’s Anthony Head as a grieving father in Ella.
Films screening in this programme are eligible for the Popcorn Horror Award for Best Horror Short. The winning film will receive a £300 cash prize, plus a year’s subscription to the Popcorn Horror mobile phone app and 2 weeks free promotion on their website, including having your film posted as “video of the week”.
To book tickets for this programme visit the ICA website, or call 020 7930 3647.
Films listed below are in alphabetical order:
Keir Burrows 15 mins
When all the air on the planet becomes unbreathable at a stroke, two unlikely heroes find each other as they struggle to survive.
Al White 13 mins
Humanity has ended and nature has reclaimed the World. Amidst it all a lone boy and girl travel the unknown planet, searching for the last great secret the Earth has to give.
Dan Gitsham 9 mins
A Mother dead in the kitchen. A Father with blood on his hands. Not all is what it seems.
Jessica Ashman 12 mins
Lucy thinks her brother is broken. His obsessive, meticulous, infuriating arrangements of sugar cubes cubes and thimbles prove it. Lucy thinks he should be fixed, but not in the way she imagines....
Aubrey Reynolds 12 mins
Barefoot chained to the wall by her ankle, Sarah is trapped in a shack in a remote mountainous area. She sees the Farmer has killed again, and she knows what is coming next.
Jacqueline Wright 12 mins
Monette picks up a deaf/mute hitchhiker. The hitchhiker falls asleep and Monette vents his problems about his wife's marital affair, even though they fall upon deaf ears.
Stuart Elliott 12 mins
An 11 year old girl struggles to save herself as her world is suddenly torn apart by a deadly virus.
STRAIGHT WAY LOST
Jack Weatherley 8 mins
A man's descent into a dark place.
Margarita Jimeno 16 mins
In a remote swimming pool, three contenders are in the finals for the annual swimming competition to win the ultimate citizenship. The year is unknown, but the ambiance is both decadent and apocalyptic.