Queer fear is back in this collection of creepy tales exploring the darker sides of longing. Not for the faint of heart, these films will have you thinking about grief, revenge, loss and empowerment, proving that horror is a ripe genre to explore the interiority of those emotions.
Total runtime: 95 mins.
Pierre-Jean Delvolvé / France / 2020 / 28 mins / French
We begin on the set of a horror film in Spontaneous Combustion, where actress Audrey finds herself drawn to the DP, Cordelia. When their misogynist director pushes the women too far, something powerful awakens within Cordelia, threatening everyone in her proximity.
Contains depictions of gore and fire violence.
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Brodi-jo Scalise / Canada / 2020 / 19 mins / English
In the psychological horror Itsy-Bitsy Spider, a young man who has just moved in with his boyfriend finds himself growing increasingly paranoid with visions of a menacing spider.
Contains depictions of gore and spiders.
Reviens Mon Amour (Come Back My Love)
Ralf Bou Chaya / France / 2019 / 15 mins / French
Come Back My Love takes us on a twisted Frankenstein inspired story of a love that won’t let go and transforms into something monstrous.
Contains depictions of gore and murder.
New Flesh for the Old Ceremony
Elizabeth Rakhilkina / USA / 2020 / 12 mins / English
New Flesh For the Old Ceremony explores the physicality of coming to terms with grief and loss through a macabre fable about a woman whose wife is eaten by their own dogs, only for her spirit to then possess them.
Contains depictions of gore and dog death.
Mylo Butler / USA / 2021 / 10 mins / English
In Sundown Town, we are given a chance to see supernatural justice for the many Black people who were caught by white supremacists in segregated towns after dark.
Contains depictions of racism, police brutality, and murder.
Friend of Sophia
Alden Peters / USA / 2021 / 6 mins / English
I Want You
Ralph Escamillan / Canada / 2021 / 3 mins / English
No matter what anyone says about the one you love, it’s always what’s inside that counts. I Want You is a short film Directed, Choreographed and features The CØVEN sisterin Ralph Escamillan. Filmed and Edited by Darryl Ahye.