THE KING AND QUEEN OF HALLOWEEN, Anna Maguire & Stuart Spears
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NEW SHORTS: Tales of the Unexpected

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18:45 Thu 15 Jan 2015

Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 3

Older viewers may remember the opening credits of the weekly TV series with its silhouetted dancer that promised horrific twists and turns in stories of murder and mayhem. Tonight’s films revisit such stories from more grand guignol horror fare in FESTEVIL and THE KING AND QUEEN OF HALLOWEEN, to the subtle twists and turns of creepy tales of haunted rooms and mistaken identities. Look out for rising star Eleanor Tomlinson in A STRANGER KIND, with music by Cat’s Eyes.

(94 min)

Hackney Picturehouse

270 Mare Street, London
E8 1HE
0871 902 5734
  • A STRANGER KIND

    Oliver Murray 22 mins (UK, 2014)

    A Stranger Kind is an unhinged contemporary fairytale. Lily, a young girl, ekes out an existence in a threadbare cabaret club until, one day, a stranger calls to audition with a nerve-rattling new act. In the grizzly procession of blood, guts and Rubik’s Cubes that follows, Lily begins, for the first time in her life, to believe in magic.
  • EVA'S LEGACY

    Simon Frith 10 mins (, 2014)

    When Eva decides to leave her family home to a children's charity, a local news crew visit her to film a good news story. As the interview progresses, a dark secret from Eva's past threatens to cast a shadow on her act of kindness. Eva's Legacy was shot in 6K using a RED Dragon camera with Cooke Panchro lenses.
  • FESTEVIL

    Paul Taylor 16 mins (UK, 2014)

    At a vibrant music festival, a young couple’s hedonistic weekend turns into a brutal fight for survival as they’re terrorized by a gang of masked festival goers.
  • MIKE

    Petros Silvestros 8 mins (UK, 2014)

    Mike, a sulky teenager has to do a boring job - to take his little brother Jack to the hairdresser. Waiting for him in the car, Mike starts to get worried when Jack takes too long to return so he decides to go and look for him.
  • RECESSION

    Beryl Richards 11 mins (, 2014)

    A windswept cliff-top road. In despair, Scarlet hitches a lift with a mysterious stranger, an apparently accidental encounter. But maybe not….the driver seems familiar, and Scarlet soon finds her journey out of darkness takes her to a place in her life that she'd forgotten. Back to where she started.
  • SCARLET SAYS

    dir TBC 7 mins (UK, 2014)

    The Herberts and family friend Rose celebrate youngest daughter Sadie`s birthday in a rather unconventional way; by playing fancy dress and spending time in the park. Oldest sister Scarlet and her little brother Jeremy go off for an adventure amongst the woods but Scarlet has a wild imagination and we do not know where reality ends and fantasy begins..
  • SWEET 6TEEN

    Ben Kent 3 mins (, 2014)

    Pastor Wade Bennett has exorcised hundreds of demons, curing the possessed from sinful behaviour such as alcoholism, depression, drug addiction and homosexuality. But when he attempts to rectify the immoral behaviour of sixteen year old Loretta Johnson, his latest exorcism doesn't quite go to plan...
  • THE KING AND QUEEN OF HALLOWEEN

    Anna Maguire & Stuart Spears 6 mins (, 2014)

    Halloween is a magical time for everyone, old and young alike. But when two teenage boys destroy a strange older man's meticulous pumpkin display, he decides to play the long game and get his revenge, in the most seasonal way imaginable.
  • THE NOCEBO EFFECT

    Clare Macdonald 9 mins (UK, 2014)

    Polly arrives to find an elegant idea has not gone quite to plan...