NEW SHORTS: Midnight Movies (a Matinee)

Saturday 23rd January 2021

DOSING, dir. Matty Crawford

With lockdown denying us the tradition of late night horror, we’ve moved back twelve hours to that other 12 o’clock slot for this LSFF’s offering of gore and nefariousness.

 

From developing late night photos at the lab to anxiously tugging at a loose hangnail, even the most innocuous of activities can stir panic and end up something dreadful.

 

This visceral ride through sinister cults, the dangers of microdosing, the darker side of taxidermy and insects - lots of insects - proves noon’s the new midnight for scares and splatter. Featuring new lockdown experimenta from LSFF alumni, Bryan M. Ferguson (Satanic Panic ‘87). Programmed by Philip Ilson. 77'

This programme contains gore and general no good.

Saturday 23rd January at 1.30pm

This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

Films:

PETER THE PENGUIN

Andrew Rutter

9'

2020

United Kingdom

Nigel is on his way to meet his partner's daughter Emily for the first time. With high expectations in tow, he's hoping to make a great impression.

NOT ALONE

Marcus Clayton

2'

2020

United Kingdom

A sound recordist soon suspects that he might not be alone when he hears voices within the walls.

THE THING THAT ATE THE BIRDS

Sophie Mair, Dan Gitsham

12'

2020

United Kingdom

On the North Yorkshire Moors, gamekeeper Abel discovers the thing that is eating his grouse.

INSECTICIDE

Bryan M. Ferguson

5'

2020

United Kingdom

A visual manifestation of anxiety disorder and lockdown-induced paranoia with music from Alex Mackay of Mogwai.

THE MOTORIST

Ciaran Lyons

10'

2020

United Kingdom

When a man refuses to get out of his car after knocking someone down, justice takes a bizarre form.

DOSING

Matty Crawford

7'

2020

United Kingdom

It’s 10pm. Franks essay is due at 9am. He’s currently done no work for it. In the hope of improving his concentration, he indulges in some psychedelic microdosing.

4X6

Jamie Gyngell

6'

2020

United Kingdom

A collage artist finds a killer photo.

HANGNAIL

George Lowe

6'

2020

United Kingdom

One man's ambition for perfection will be his unravelling. When Toby's nerves get the better of him ahead of a date he's already late for, his nail biting leads him down a disturbing path.

STUFFED

Theo Rhys

19'

2020

United Kingdom

A dark musical love story about a taxidermist searching for a human to stuff and potentially finding eternal love.

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