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New Shorts #7: MIDNIGHT MOVIES
Sat 5 Jan 23:30 Rio Cinema
London Short Film Festival teams up with Midnight Movies for a third year running, for a mixture of strange cinema, out and out horror, and creepy dreams and nightmares, all in the majestic surroundings of the Rio Cinema.
Total: 117 mins
Christopher Granier-Deferre 12 mins
Beast is award winning production company Poisson Rouge Picture's latest short film. It is a terrific and twisted tale of a tenant, his lodger and a cruel joke that goes horribly wrong. Christopher Granier-Deferre's directorial debut is sure to make views squirm in their seats. Beast stars Jack Fox and Edmund Kingsley with John Schwab producing.
Nathan Hughes 11 mins
Ruby is obsessed with claw machines. Dad is fascinated by a notorious serial killer. Mum wants a normal family day at the beach.
DON'T BE SCARED
Jack Diplock 10 mins
Laura sees only her little boy, scared and alone. Adrian sees only a monster, chained up in their basement. On her son's birthday Laura ventures down into the dark, to give Harry his present. Little does she know that this could be the beginning of the end...
Ted Marcus 12 mins
Meet Jamie. He's your average London teenager: school, nagging parents, that girl down the road. he's got everything, but he's about to lose it all. It's Christmas, 2012 - the decorations are up, and there's a chill in the air. There's something wrong out in the streets, but Jamie ignores it. It's the biggest night of his year, the night that he's going to get with Frankie, the night it's all going to happen. Except his parents want him to stay home. And so Jamie has to get creative. he'll get his night out. Unfortunately for him, this night also happens to be the last date on the Mayan calendar. And that can mean only one thing: Apocalypse.
Kate Shenton 7 mins
Gimp is a black comedy about a gimp, a dominatrix and an alarm clock. It begins in a dark, dingy flat with a gimp handcuffed to a radiator and a dominatrix beating the living daylights out of him. However, after the Dominatrix takes a much-needed break, she chokes to death on a piece of macaroni cheese, leaving the gimp handcuffed to a radiator with no mean of escape. And an alarm clock on repeated snooze...
INTO THE BLUE
Adam Carr, Tree Carr 8 mins
A collaboration between music duo L A N D and production studio Today Is Boring that takes viewers on a twisted journey through fear and barbarism via raw emotion
Silsoe Mouse 3 mins
Little Red Riding Hood is out in the wood again and about to discover what the wolves really want from her.
Toby Meakins 3 mins
A Collector repairs a vintage cine camera unlocking the hidden terror of LOT254
OTHER SIDE, THE
Oli Santoro, Alex Santoro 20 mins
'A stylish British twist on classic horror paves the way for a new iconic killer.'
Tom Smith, Jose Salazar 12 mins
A man follows a stranger into the hills above. By allowing the other man to accompany him, the stranger tacitly agrees to help him, carrying out a strange ritual they cannot voice but only play out.
David Lilley 6 mins
Being the perfect wife can kill.
Alastair Q Mills, Tom Dowuona-Hyde 13 mins
When two temps meet for the first time, a spilt coffee makes them realise that events in their new workplace have huge repercussions. A battle of good versus evil unfolds as one of the girls takes the world to the brink of Armageddon.