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London Short Film Festival: New Shorts - Midnight Movies at Rio Cinema

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Time 23:30
Date 18/01/19
Price £11.5

A collection of bite-sized horrors, served up in true LSFF tradition: at (just about!) midnight.

Expect hints of Under the Skin sprinkled with Stranger Things, zombies, vigilante social justice shapeshifters, witches and scientific experiments gone awry – all any horror lover needs. Eyes out for Brit indie scream queen Alice Lowe (Prevenge) in the latest from cult writer-director Rob Savage. 91’.

Films:

THE SERMON
Dean Puckett 12 mins (UK, 2018)
A young woman’s secret rocks an isolated church community in this disturbing folk horror tale.

SALT
Rob Savage 2 mins (UK, 2018)
A demonic presence closes in on a mother and her sick daughter and their only protection is a ring of salt.

ALL YOU CAN CARRY
Andrew Rose 11 mins (UK, 2018)
A young boy and his parents race against dawn to escape home as the reality beyond their scavenged life finally catches up with them.

CATCALLS
Kate Dolan 9 mins (IE, 2018)
A man cruises around late at night looking for something. He pulls in to ask two young girls for directions – only to flash them to get a cheap thrill. Unfortunately, he has picked the wrong girls. They are also out hunting tonight and they will stop at nothing to get their kill.

RETCH
Keir Siewert 4 mins (UK, 2018)
A young woman's illness takes a disturbing turn.

GUT FEELING
Nesto 6 mins (US, 2017)
Two scientists toss logic, reason, and the scientific method to the wind in favor of a “gut feeling” that their seemingly dangerous experiment will work.

WHO'S THAT AT THE BACK OF THE BUS?
Philip Hardy 5 mins (UK, 2018)
Alone, on the top deck of the night bus, old lady Joyce is haunted by an unlikely apparition.

AND THE BABY SCREAMED
Dan Gitsham 3 mins (UK, 2018)
A father struggles to put a baby to sleep.

CLICKBAIT
Ryan Phillips 2 mins (UK, 2018)
The trap is set, the horror awaits... all you have to do is click!

MJ
Jamie Delaney 13 mins (UK, 2017)
Mary Jane is desperately trying to make real connections in a world dominated by social media.

TOXIC HAIRCUT
Bryan M. Ferguson 2 mins (UK, 2018)
A 90-second horror odyssey about a haircut.

ASIAN GIRLS
Hyun Lee 7 mins (AU, 2017)
Chan suffers from horrific nightmares involving the woman in the apartment next door, a Japanese office lady.

HELSINKI MANSPLAINING MASSACRE
Ilja Rautsi 15 mins (FN, 2018)
One woman’s desperate struggle to survive a horde of men with frail egos, who just want to explain everything to her.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend London Short Film Festival: New Shorts - Midnight Movies at Rio Cinema at 23:30 on Friday 18 January. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Hopefully you'll be able to get to sleep after watching these collection of horrors. And on that note... Up to what percentage of the population are thought to be sleepwalkers?
A: .1) 76% .2) 15% .3) 32% .4) 0.1%