Short Film Block Twin A

Type: 
Film
Location: 
Warner Grand Theatre
Date and time: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 -
4:15pm to 5:45pm
 

Derleth's Brain

Directed by
Reber Clark
11 mins
 | 2015
 | United States
 | English
 

Why did August Derleth create an alternate Elder Sign to H. P. Lovecraft's design?

 

The Gwyllion

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Mike Bliss
starring
Rebecca Todd Ross McNamara Carola Stewart
7 mins
 | 2015
 | United Kingdom
 | English
 

A pair of travelers find themselves lost and confronted by an evil presence in a remote part of the Welsh countryside.

 

The Greater Evil

Regional Premiere
Directed by
William R Coughlin
8 mins
 | 2015
 | United States
 | English
 

Lilith Delaney sits in a bleak interrogation room, recounting the tale of her short-lived run as Communications Director for Victor Balch, a rising Republican candidate for the Presidency once written off as a caricature for his brash, confrontational style. Despite his glaring flaws, Balch is rising rapidly in the polls, trouncing a more established opponent and gaining a fiercely loyal following. Though Lilith initially considers her role as just another job, she gradually finds herself subject to Balch's ineffable spell... until her gradual disillusionment allows her to catch a fleeting glimpse of his horrific true nature, and to understand his ultimate intent.

 

Bundle of Nerves

Directed by
Ryan Spindell
6 mins
 | 2014
 | United States
 | English
 

For the fine officers of the Willowbrook police department, fighting a slimy soul-sucking monster from the great beyond is just another day on the job. It's the relationship stuff at home that's really scary.

 

At the Mountains of Madness

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Valentina Feldman
8 mins
 | 2016
 | United States
 | English
 

Hidden within the uncharted regions of Antarctica, dark secrets slumber. An ancient horror lies sleeping in the bowels of an alien city, frozen in time and bordered by an immense mountain range. Two unlucky explorers sent from Miskatonic University race unwittingly towards it. Driven by the pursuit of discovery, the search for their missing crew, and the intriguing wonder of this dark corner of the world, they have no way of knowing the horrors that await deep within the Mountains of Madness.

 

Cat Killer

Directed by
Jeff Dorer
starring
Brendan Elms, Samantha Sloyan, Oliver Houseknecht
10 mins
 | 2015
 | United States
 | English
 

Working deep into the night, a solitary inventor succeeds in reversing the natural order of predator and prey. But his tinkering yields some unexpected results, including unsettling insights into his own obsession. Following a dream logic and rendered in stark black and white, Cat Killer is a nightmarish fable that recalls the psychological horror stories of Edgar Allan Poe and the imagery of the German Expressionists.

 

The Vector of Transmission

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Martin Knox Long
starring
Meg Hodorovitch
4 mins
 | 2015
 | English
 

In this homage to classic horror cinema, a lone scientist struggles to understand a plague of parasitic insects.

 

Tesla vs Cthulhu: The Nightmare of Desolation Sound

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Jeff Richards
starring
Stephanie Dyck, Kirk Wilson, Sacha M. Romalo
7 mins
 | 2015
 | Canada
 | English
 

After returning as the sole survivors of a disastrous expedition to the wilds of British Columbia, Elaine West and Nikola Tesla are ready to deliver their report to Miskatonic University... but the danger may have followed them back.

 

The Package

Directed by
Eric Morgret
starring
J.D. Lloyd, Steven Barron
3 mins
 | 2016
 | United States
 | English
 

The history of the Braithwaite family has always been shrouded in mystery and scandal, and Charles Braithwaite has always been the logical one, eschewing the esoteric and eldritch interests of his forebearers. But the delivery of a small parcel containing notes on his missing uncle's experiments will send him on an epic quest of horror and madness. Or will it?

 

Brine

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Thomas Nicol
starring
James Wachtel, Joi Hoffsommer
11 mins
 | 2015
 | United States
 | English
 

After being lost at sea for a year, Robert is trapped between worlds.

 

Mr. Dentonn

Directed by
Ivan Villamel
9 mins
 | 2014
 | Spain
 | Spanish
 w/English subtitles

On a cold winter's night, Laura is reading to her brother, David, the story of a stranger that preys on children. Suddenly, a shiver runs through Laura's body sensing a strange presence in the house. Is it him?