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NEW SHORTS: Midnight Movies
Fri 19 Jan 23:00 Rio Cinema, Dalston
Horror, served up as only it should be: late night, 0000 hours, to excess. We’ve got the unworldly and otherworldly, the demonic and diabolical, the straight up weird and the eerily familiar. Indulge your inner masochist and come spend the early hours with tales of the walking dead, small town bigotry, castration and hallucination. 89 mins
Oliver Tomlinson 3 mins
Hypnagogia is a dual-narrative, interactive short film based around the psychological phenomenon of sleep paralysis. One film depicts reality while the other takes the perspective of Georgie, the main character who experiences sleep paralysis. While referring to deeper subconscious anxieties, the boundaries between reality and the nightmarish visions begin to blur.
Philip Hardy 14 mins
In a rural English village plagued by rats, an other-worldly new doctor arrives for his first day at work.
Lucy Campbell 6 mins
A fable about a clown and a circus girl who arrange an unexpectedly meaty revenge on a schoolgirl bully.
DON'T THINK OF A PINK ELEPHANT
Suraya Raja 8 mins
Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant is the story of a teenage girl fighting daily against compulsive thoughts and urges. Layla is terrified by her potential to do harm, until challenged to face her darkest fears.
REAL GODS REQUIRE BLOOD
Moin Hussain 20 mins
Manchester, 1990. Alice is roped into babysitting for her hysterical neighbour and encounters two children who claim to be visited each night by a creature that must be fed when the lights go out.
Chris Keller 10 mins
Danny, a 9-year-old boy, is sitting on his bed, drawing something. It is an unassuming scenario of an innocent child playing, except something is off... What is he drawing?
Maria Martinez Bayona 6 mins
A grieving man gets more than he bargained for when he visits his former lover's open coffin.
Pierre Scot 7 mins
A famous journalist must confront his biggest fear during a sexual encounter with a dominant man.
Micah Hinchliffe 3 mins
An innocent and lonely teenage boy finds himself drawn to his mysterious classmate during a high school dance. However, Thomas' attraction has fatal repercussions and a seemingly innocent crush turns into something far more monstrous.
Prano Bailey Bond 5 mins
A blood splattered tale of karma. Bad boyfriend. Sleeping girlfriend. Fast car. Full moon. When Kurt takes a shortcut he enters a supernatural realm and is forced to sacrifice a little part of himself.
Robin Comisar 7 mins
A woman gets stuck in a Red Lobster commercial.