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MHorrorFest second wave of short films.
*Canadian premiere / Country : USA / Director : Brennan Parks / Cast : Corryn Cummins, Rich PierreLouis, Brendan Bradley
SYNOPSIS : Emergency Medical Technicians Kevin & Leslie are about to learn that some patients would rather stay dead.
*Canadian premiere / Country : USA / Director : Jeremiah Kipp / Cast : Deneen Melody, Michael Partipilo
SYNOPSIS : As a woman slices her wrists in a bathtub, every drop of blood ripples into a new memory. This silent film features music by Harry (“Friday the 13th”) Manfredini.
*North America premiere / Country : Canada / Director : Syl Disijonk / Cast : Syl Disijonk, Raynald Lapierre
SYNOPSIS : Falls into a nightmare where the inter-dimensional cosmic order is consumed by dementia. Leave your mind in the ethereal labyrinth of madness where the doors of perception become the annihilation of all rational thought. Accept the call of the Ethereal Chrysalis.
Country : Canada / Director : Richard Powell / Cast : Robert Nolan, Astrida Auza / Trailer
SYNOPSIS : Trough a series of tragic events a middle aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.
*Canadian premiere / Country : Canada / Director : Dany Dagenais / Cast : Steven Duke, Gabe Bello
SYNOPSIS : Gabriel is about to have a really bad day. Wehn he woke up tied to a tree, he found himself at the mercy of a man looking for vengeance.
*Canadian premiere / Country : Canada / Director : Kalen Artinian / Cast : Justin Doyle, Lindsay Francisco, Stephen Diego, Brock Duke, Carly Tisdall / Trailer
SYNOPSIS : A struggling writer (Simon) receives an offer to write a short story for a horror compilation novel. He has never dealt with this genre, but having no choice, he accepts. Simon soon realizes that to become a successful writer, he has to write what he knows.
*Canadian premiere / Country : USA / Director : Patrick Rea / Cast : Molly Anderson, Ari Bavel, Ian Dempsey, Aaron Laue, Allen Lowman / Trailer
SYNOPSIS : Hell Week is a suspense-satire about a sorority prank that goes too far. It was directed by Rea and produced by Rea, Davidson, Ryan S. Jones, and Jerod Meagher. The film was shot by Director of Photography Hanuman Brown-Eagle and stars Jerod Meagher, Meg Saricks, Tasha Smith, and Molly Anderson.
*Montreal premiere / Country : USA / Director : Richard Greenwood Jr. / Cast : Alexis Zibolis, Maria Shadchina, Todd Johnson, Joel Zaldivar / Trailer
SYNOPSIS : 2079. After the Great Delusion, the World is out of order. To avoid chaos and save humanity, its leaders decided to trust the wisdom of the Fortune Tellers, superior people granted with the power of foreseeing the future. But they do not only foresee the future, they choose it for you.
*Montreal premiere / Country : Germany / Director : Alexander Steinhoff / Alexander de Lukowicz / Cast :Jeremy Legat, Mareike Fell, Ethan Freeman, Jessica McIntyre
SYNOPSIS : When a delivery man brings a parcel to a secluded house, he unexpectedly becomes a featured guest at a sinister birthday party.
*Montreal premiere / Country : Ireland / Director : Damian Mc Carthy / Cast :Barry Callan, Valerie Hely / Trailer
SYNOPSIS :Hungry Hickory is a comedy horror short film about a girl spending the night in a creepy old room with a small door at the end of her bed which holds a terrifying (and hungry) secret.
*Montreal premiere / Country : Canada / Director : Steven Cerritos / Cast : Benjamin Blais, Hillary Keirstead, Ahsan Mogul / Trailer
SYNOPSIS : Driven by experimental visuals, “In Darkness” is an allegory of unrequited love and suffering. It’s the story of Vorenus, an unheralded lesser character in the opera that is life, and his ascension to the throne of the underworld in the afterlife.
*Montreal premiere / Country : Germany / Director : Nadine Keil / Cast : Pauline Brede, Nico Hartung, Lara-Joy Korner, Julian Olivi, Christian Heiner Wolf / Trailer
SYNOPSIS : A fun horror story of a family little girl who is convinced that her mama is an Alien.
*Montreal premiere / Country : Canada / Director : Nicholas Humphries / Cast : Trevor Gemma and Jovanna Huguet / Trailer
SYNOPSIS : Deep in a barren, fantastical wasteland lays a dilapidated circus tent. Inside, an ominous ringmaster forces his prized act, a real live mermaid to perform for a group of grimy, working class spectators. The mermaid, though frightening, is but a lovesick, caged animal praying for release from her endless torture. Unwilling to surrender his meal ticket, the ringmaster rejects her pleas for compassion and continues to confine the mermaid to her stagnant holding tank. With nowhere to escape to, the mermaid must make the choice between holding on to the hope of freedom and putting an end to her abuse.
*World premiere / Country : Canada / Director : Nadine L’Esperance / Cast : Claire Valiquette, Patrice L’Esperance, Justin Robinson, Nyka ‘Tadpole’ L’Esperance, Siobhan Quinn
SYNOPSIS : A sweet old Lady holds a Tea Party for her Milkman,English exchange Student Paperboy and neighbourhood Girl Scout…Only this party she wants to last forever….
*Montreal premiere / Country : Canada / Director : Greg Kovacs / Cast : Ryan Barrett, Steph Christiaens, Rich Piatkowski, John Cross, John Williams
SYNOPSIS : The dead have risen and want your brains! Or do they? This hard-hitting mockumentary chronicles a group of zombies during a world-wide infestation. Tremble with fear and laughter as you are taken along an exclusive journey into the unknown and undead. It’s zombies like you’ve never seen them before…articulate.
*Montreal premiere / Country : USA / Director : The Sharnasky Brothers / Cast : Hallie Cooper-Novack, Jake Kropac / Trailer
SYNOPSIS : A beautiful girl, a deadly clown, and some cake. Things are not as they seem.
*Canadian premiere / Country : Germany/ Director : Norbert Keil / Cast : Philipp Moschitz. Lili Forgach
SYNOPSIS : A Twisted short film about two lovers in for a big surprise