Showcasing the best short films on the genre film festival circuit, tonight's short films will be screened at Crush Wine Bar in North Little Rock.
The following 15 short films will screen on Wednesday, October 26:
BURNT POPCORN, DIRECTED BY RAFAEL DE LEON JR.
USA | 2016 | 0:08:39 | ARKANSAS PREMIERE
When a naive young woman is reluctant to break away from an unfulfilling dating situation, her father convinces her to handle it in an extreme way and complete her transition to adulthood.
CREATURES OF WHITECHAPEL, DIRECTED BY JONATHAN MARTIN
UK | 2016 | 0:25:30 | ARKANSAS PREMIERE
Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of London, searching for the perfect victims to help bring her master's, Dr. Frankenstein, Creation to life. However, rumors of Frankenstein's nighttime activities are brewing, and Jack, revealed to be Igor, is tasked with one last foray into the bowels of Victorian London to find the last piece needed to bring his Creation to life.
But what is life without love?
A brand new vision that brings together some of horror's most iconic characters, "Creatures of Whitechapel" reveals the monster inside us all in this gothic love story of creation and madness.
THE EVE, DIRECTED BY LUCA MACHNICH
USA | 2015 | 0:20:24
Shot on 8mm film stock. Simon is an eight-year-old boy who seems to have everything from life yet unhappy. He senses that there’s something wrong with his life and this leads him to wander off thanks to his fervid imagination. The night before Christmas is transformed into reality for everyone on the eve of something truly different. Something terrible that might happen.
HADA, DIRECTED BY TONY MORALES
Spain | 2015 | 0:09:00 | Spanish with English subtitles | ARKANSAS PREMIERE
Tonight Hada comes to visit Daniel because her last child tooth as fallen out. What Daniel doesn’t expect is that his worst enemy is the light.
I WISH I COULD FORGET, DIRECTED BY APRIL BEDAN
USA | 2015 | 0:20:15 | ARKANSAS PREMIERE
It begins with dreams and nose bleeds. The ringing noise that pierces the ear becomes a sign that they’re near. A distant cousin of the greys, they feed on rotten meat. They’re out for blood, and the violence is unspeakable. This is something you wish you could forget.
KNOB GOBLINS, DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER G. MOORE
USA | 2015 | 0:07:35 | ARKANSAS PREMIERE
As part of his final psychotherapy treatment, a mental patient is allowed to return to the basement of his deserted childhood home, so he can face his fears involving the death of his younger brother. Or to put it more bluntly, it's about a demonic creature that bites your penis off.
MASKERADE, DIRECTED BY HAVEN NUTT
USA | 2014 | 0:10:00
Shot on 8mm film stock. A young woman is haunted by a series of unknown, unspeaking masked people. This day-her life-is an interminable dysfunctional experience. Haunted by the masked unknown, she lives in the midst of her mortified mind.
MAYDAY, DIRECTED BY SABASTIEN VANIÄEK
France | 2015 | 0:12:49 | Arabic, English, French with English Subtitles | ARKANSAS PREMIERE
Michel, subject to violent hallucinations, must overcome the imminence of death during his extradition flight towards USA. He will face head-front his delusions, the other passenger’s judgment, the firmness of US-law enforcement and the stress of an imminent crash. Way too much for this weak, aging and disturbed maniac.
MONSTERS, DIRECTED BY STEVE DESMOND
USA | 2015 | 0:12:26 | ARKANSAS PREMIERE
Jenn lives in an underground bunker with her family, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside!
NANA NEEDLES, DIRECTED BY ANNIE MURRAY
Australia | 2016 | 0:00:24 | ARKANSAS PREMIERE
Based on a nightmare. Nana and her knitting needles terrorize a young girl in a surreal dream sequence.
PARANORMAL SHOPPING NETWORK, DIRECTED BY MICAELA COLMAN
USA | 2016 | 0:03:05 | ARKANSAS PREMIERE
This short film version of the Paranormal Shopping Network web series plays all three episodes from the first season in order. These commercials of mail-order brains for zombies, breath mints for vampires, and a GPS for ghosts present a complete story of one woman's struggle with the undead.
PILLOW FRIGHT, DIRECTED BY PATRICK REA
USA | 2015 | 0:05:00
What seems like a simple pillow fight between several co-eds soon turns deadly.
SPECTRE-O-SCOPE, DIRECTED BY MARK CLUVANE
MADE IN ARKANSAS | 2015 | 0:27:29
After his wife was killed by a vicious cultist, a scientist on the edge of madness attempts to bend time to bring her back. But he may have to choose between saving her, and revenge.
STUDIO 203, DIRECTED BY GREG MARTIN, DAVID WITTKOWER
USA | 2015 | 0:14:02 | ARKANSAS PREMIERE
An artist under pressure to finish a sculpture for an exhibit breathes life into his creation with unintended results.
A SWARM COME APRIL, DIRECTED BY MARY MCDADE CASTEEL
USA | 2016 | 0:11:57 | ARKANSAS PREMIERE
A small religious community prepares for a series of insect swarms that terrorize them every spring. As the eve of the swarm approaches, a young woman struggles with the consequences of her isolated society's beliefs.