SATANIC PANIC '87, Dir. Bryan M. Ferguson
New Shorts

NEW SHORTS: Midnight Movies

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23:30 Fri 17 Jan 2020

Rio Cinema

Thrills, chills and spills screened, as is LSFF tradition, at the witching hour.

New works from cinematic scaremongers Nadia Latif, Brandon Cronenberg and Bryan M. Ferguson bring nightmares into waking hours - with trips back in time to the Satanic Panic of the Eighties, overnight stays at sinister psychiatric facilities and apocalyptic visions of sentient acid clouds.

Jump scares and gore sit next to social commentary and the occasional laugh in this comprehensive display of the horror genre’s niches. Programmed by Philip Ilson. 88’


This programme contains violent and bloody imagery.

Rio Cinema

107 Kingsland High Street, London
E8 2PB
020 7241 9410
Peak Standard £12.50 / Peak Concessions £10.50

Access

Please find all access information here, or drop a line to Helen MacKenzie at access@shortfilms.org.uk for more information or special requests.

  • ACIDE

    Just Philippot 18 mins (FR, 2018)

    A disturbing cloud takes shape somewhere in the west. It slowly goes toward the center of the country, throwing the population onto the roads in a panic.
  • CHANGELING

    Faye Jackson 10 mins (UK, 2019)

    A new mother is increasingly mesmerised and appalled by the strange transformations happening around her and her baby. She instinctively hides them, unaware that the final metamorphosis will be hers.
  • WHITE GIRL

    Nadia Latif 13 mins (UK, 2019)

    Beth, a fifteen-year-old white girl, is seemingly lost. Over the course of an evening on the streets of East London, her interactions with the city's dwellers take darker turns. Terror appears to lie around every corner. But Beth is the real monster lurking within our city.
  • SATANIC PANIC '87

    Bryan M. Ferguson 4 mins (UK, 2019)

    It’s 1987 and two metalheads open a gateway to hell when they follow the instructions of a satanic aerobics tape.
  • PLEASE SPEAK CONTINUOSLY AND DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCES AS THEY COME TO YOU

    Brandon Cronenberg 10 mins (CA, 2018)

    Emily is a patient at an experimental psychiatric facility where a brain implant prototype allows her to relive her dreams.
  • RUNNING MAN

    Chris Turner 15 mins (UK, 2019)

    In an attempt to escape the ghosts of his past, Fred Love convinces his mates to do a clinical drugs trial for cash. After the trial drug reacts disastrously with the drugs from last night's rave, events take a violent turn as he is forced to come face to face with everything he's been running from.
  • SWIPE

    Niels Bourgonje 6 mins (NL, 2019)

    A girl finds out that she has a match on a dating app with a stranger, despite swiping him to the left moments ago. She starts to fear that the man is dangerously close to her.
  • DOWNWARD FACING DOGS

    Karsten de Vreugd 12 mins (NL, 2019)

    When Mara hastily enters her yoga class she desperately tries to find her zen, only to find out her zen comes after letting out all her frustrations.