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Experience a bizarre “OPERA OF CRUELTY” in surreal short film; info and trailer

Friday, March 16, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Currently making the festival rounds, OPERA OF CRUELTY is a short film awash in dark, menacing style and striking visuals. Read on for details and to check out the trailer.

Written and directed by Max R.A. Fedore, who also appears in the movie, and produced by Nora Unkel and Devin Shepherd, OPERA OF CRUELTY also stars Tony Bordonaro and Chelsea Lee Williams and meshes musical performance elements with horrific imagery. Last year, it won the Gold Medal in the Alternative Category at the Student Academy Awards. The synopsis: “A Young Victim is invited to an immersive operatic production led by the Famed Fiend, a collector and protector of talent, and finds himself infatuated with the Tempestuous Tigress, a young woman and the favorite performer, who wants nothing but to escape.” For more on OPERA OF CRUELTY, head over to Fedore’s website.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.