The short films are always one of the high-points of the festival, punctuating the fest with a burst of short, sharp, disturbing and hilarious pieces of filmmaking and this year looks to be no exception.
Comics legend Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins are presenting their film Show Pieces, made up of three shorts. It’s the first time that Moore has written for the screen, and he, Jenkins and the cast will be present for the screening.
“‘Act of Faith’ in which a young woman looking for the next step in sexual excitement unfortunately finds it. ‘Jimmy’s End’ tails a serial philanderer down a dark alley into a very unusual club where the top-billed attraction is The Bad Brides and their Danse Macabre and ‘His Heavy Heart’ reveals the horrifying price paid for his adultery.”
FrightFest regulars will no doubt remember Tulpa from the 2012 festival (if you saw it, we promise that you haven’t forgotten it) and director Federico Zampaglione is back with a new short film: Remember; “a haunting apocalyptic scene of devastation seen through the eyes of a young girl.”
There’s Selkie, a short from Horror Channel presenter Emily Booth, and Goblin, from Stalled director Christian James.
If you attended FrightFest Glasgow, you’ll have seen the stylish teaser for She, starring Fiona Dourif, and you’ll now be able to see the whole short, while Evrim Ersoy, whose short Tokophobia provoked powerful reactions in 2012, returns with Turkish minicab driver tale Abdullah.
There’s 20 short films playing over two days so get planning now.
For the full list of shorts and ticket information, visit the FrightFest website.