The sixteenth edition of Little Terrors, a monthly showcase of horror short films co-presented by Rue Morgue and production company Unstable Ground, is coming up this Wednesday, February 20 at Magic Lantern Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street, Toronto). Enjoy two full hours of the craziest, goriest, most disturbing and off-the-wall short films the genre has to offer, followed by an in-depth Q&A/meet & greet with some of the filmmakers. The 18+ event starts at 9 p.m.
February’s theme is Frostbitten.* Here’s the full lineup for this month’s event:
The Graveyard Feeder (12 minutes, premiere)
DIR: Rich Robinson
Groundskeeper Burke Sawyer (Sean Bridgers: The Woman) is in a rush to save his deceased father’s soul from a menacing, corpse-eating creature that burrows underground at his cemetery.
Fade Into You (14 minutes, premiere)
DIR: Michael Rosenbaum
Actor/director Rosenbaum presents a romantic night gone horribly wrong. Starring Danielle Harris (Halloween IV-V, The Victim) and AJ Bowen (You’re Next, The Signal).
A Pretty Funny Story (19 minutes)
DIR: Evan Morgan
Rick, a bored family man, finally has a story that will make him a hit amongst his co-workers: he and his wife witness their neighbour in an intensely embarrassing moment. The night before he can share the hilarious story, however, the neighbour takes drastic action to keep him silent. Award-winning previous selection of TIFF and Toronto After Dark.
The Sleepover (5.5 minutes)
DIR: Chris Cullari
The town of Derry has a secret, and no one told the new kid. It’s gonna be a long night. Hilariously knowing homage to slasher films.
Stay At Home Dad (15 minutes)
DIR: John Skipp & Andrew Kasch
A new father attempts experimental hormone therapy in order to be able to nurse his child, leading to nightmarish results. Featuring Trent Haaga.
Rubik’s Cube Terror (6 minutes, Estonia)
DIR: Sander Maran, Karl-Joosep Ilves, Jan Andresson
I’m not even sure I can accurate describe this one. This is one serious puzzle.
Foxes (16 minutes, Ireland)
DIR: Lorcan Finnegan
A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world – a world of the paranormal, or perhaps insanity. Extremely well made short.
Frost (10 minutes)
DIR: Jeremy Ball
A young arctic hunter’s search for food takes her beyond a sacred boundary and leads to a strange and terrifying discovery. Previous selection of Toronto After Dark. Nominated for a 2013 Canadian Screen Award. (Don’t click the YouTube link in the film title if you want to remain spoiler free.)
The poster this month is unpublished artwork from late artist Kevin Hutchinson.
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