WAKE, dir. Maria Martinez Bayona
New Shorts

NEW SHORTS: Midnight Movies

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23:00 Fri 19 Jan 2018

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

Rio Cinema, Dalston

107 Kingsland Road
E8 2PB
  • HYPNAGOGIA

    Oliver Tomlinson 3 mins (UK, 2017)

    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.
  • MOOSE LIMBS

    Philip Hardy 14 mins (UK, 2017)

    In a rural English village plagued by rats, an other-worldly new doctor arrives for his first day at work.
  • SQUEAL

    Lucy Campbell 6 mins (UK, 2017)

    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 (UK, 2017)

    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 (UK, 2017)

    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.
  • FATHER

    Moira Buffini 15 mins (UK, 2013)

    Father is about family, desperation and loss of innocence. Donal, a fallen priest, is on the run and out of options when he finds himself at the door of an old flame and face to face with her daughter, Veronica. Just when the two realise their connection is deeper than either had expected, Veronica's hope and idealism is challenged as Donal is finally confronted by his past.
  • WAKE

    Maria Martinez Bayona 6 mins (UK, 2017)

    A grieving man gets more than he bargained for when he visits his former lover's open coffin.
  • MINDFUCK

    Pierre Scot 7 mins (UK, 2017)

    A famous journalist must confront his biggest fear during a sexual encounter with a dominant man.
  • DESIRE

    Micah Hinchliffe 3 mins (UK, 2017)

    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.
  • SHORTCUT

    Prano Bailey Bond 5 mins (UK, 2017)

    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.
  • GREAT CHOICE

    Robin Comisar 7 mins (US, 2017)

    A woman gets stuck in a Red Lobster commercial.