This event is sponsored by
Flickers, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, Amtrak, Fort Adams State Park, Hobgoblin Ale, The Providence Phoenix, RISCA, Cox on Demand, The Rhode Island Film & Television Office, TheHarrington School of Communications and Media at the University
of Rhode Island, The URI College of Arts & Sciences,
The Film Media Program, and the URI Feinstein College
of Continuing Education, Roger Williams University and the RWU Film Production Club.
Goblins, Zombies, and Ghosts will all make an appearance
on the big screen as the Rhode Island International
Film Festival unwraps its 13th AnnualFLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival October 25-28th .
To add to the fun, the Festival, much like a witch's
brew, will consist of various ingredients such as an H.P. Lovecraft walking tour, special free screenings, a filmmaking forum, a Saturday night exclusive presentation, awards for Best Feature
and Best Short and much more.
The Horror Festival is an eerie-sistable salute to a
genre often overlooked. It will include numerous world
premieres of shorts and features including the best
horror films submitted in competition from across the
To add to the fun, the Festival, much like a witch's
brew, will consist of various ingredients such as giveaways,
celebrity sightings, and awards for Best Feature and
Best Short, plus much more.
Admission is $10.00 per person for most screenings.
Tickets for certain events, as well as festival six-packs,
are available on line. All film tickets will be available
at the door before each screening. You can also order these tickets in advance by calling our office. For more information,
write RIIFF, P.O. Box 162, Newport, RI 02840. Telephone:
401-861-4445. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FILMS PLAYING THE FESTIVAL:
247º | Directed by Levan Bakhia | 87 min. Georgia, 2012
Four friends travel to a lake house for a weekend trip, but the fun turns into a nightmare as 3 of them end up locked in the heated sauna. Every minute counts and every degree matters, as they fight for their lives in an extreme heat that can go up to 247 degrees Fahrenheit.
Advantageous | Directed by Jennifer Phang | 23 min. U S A, 2012
Gwen is the spokesperson for a radical technology allowing people to overcome their natural disadvantages and begin life anew. But when her job and family are in crisis, will she undergo the procedure herself?
Apple! | Directed by: Frank Morris | 2 min. UK, 2012
A man senses something is amiss in the fruit bowl, a quirky horror.
Attack of the Brain Sucker | Directed by: Sid Zanforlin | 14 min. Canada, 2011
Samantha, a little girl growing up in the sixties, loves classic b-movies and monsters. That is, until they start to invade her bedroom and her obsession compels her parents to seek help from the latest scientific breakthrough.
The Barrens | Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman | 97 min. U S A, 2012
Cast: Stephan Moyer, Mia Kirshner, and Allie Macdonald
It's known as the Jersey Devil, the winged beast spawned 400 years ago by Satan himself. Some say this creature still inhabits the dense pine forests of southern New Jersey, where Richard Vineyard (Moyer) takes his family for a rustic weekend camping trip. As the Vineyard family ventures further into the woods in search of the perfect campsite, Richard teeters on the edge of sanity. Welcome to a new kind of horror that lives - and kills - in a place called THE BARRENS. Rated R.
Beyond the Grave | Directed by: Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro | 89 min. Brazil, 2011
In a devastated post-apocalyptic world where the rules of reality are transformed by magic and madness, a vengeful police officer searches for a possessed serial killer in a battle of the not-so-good versus absolute evil.
Cadaver | Directed by: Jonah D. Ansell | 7 min. U S A, 2011
Cast: Christopher Lloyd, Kathy Bates, and Ashley Ann Hale
CADAVER is a macabre nursery rhyme -- most definitely NOT for kids. It has been hailed as 'Shel Silverstein meets Edgar Allen Poe.' Entirely hand-drawn with Sharpie markers, the film stars Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd, teen fashion icon Tavi Gevinson and Academy Award winner Kathy Bates. It features the music of Neil Young.
Chilly | Directed by Dylan Kohler | 6 min. U.S.A., 2011
As the heat rises in a stuffy hotel room, a talking ice cube pitches the wonders of modern refrigeration to a strangely distracted man.
Cryo | Directed by Luke Doolan | 15 min. Australia, 2012
112 years into a 204 year journey some of the crew of the Noah-1 are awoken to discover that the ship has been hit by meteorites. With most of the crew dead, it is left to the few survivors to save those still in cryo sleep, before it is too late for everyone....
Deathbed | Directed by Ryan Williams | 9 min. U S A, 2012
Henry visits a dying man in a hospital in New York. He wakes the old man and the two begin a conversation about life and mortality which quickly becomes contentious. As the encounter intensifies, Henry's intentions become unclear and secrets to a dark past linking the two unravels.
Eaglewalk | Directed by: Rob Himebaugh | 30 min. U S A, 2012
Summer fun is on the run when a group of hapless counselors return to open the long-abandoned Camp Eaglewalk, only to unleash the fury of a vengeful Sasquatch whose sacred totem pole was desecrated a decade before. What follows is a 24-hour nightmare of terror as one by one, the counselors are slaughtered by the rampaging beast, forcing the sole survivor to make a desperate last stand... or die running.
Exhumed | Directed by Richard Griffin | 93 min. U S A, 2012
Exhumed follows the events of the last days of a dying religious movement which chooses to hide itself away from the world. Chris (Michael Reed) responds to an advertisement for a room for rent, and finds himself becoming romantically entangled with the group's young scion, Laura (Sarah Nicklin), who has lived a sheltered life under the guidance of her Governess (Debbie Rochon) and Butler (Michael Thurber) since the untimely death of her parents some ten years ago. Perceiving a threat to their way of life, the Governess begins a campaign of intimidation that ends with the dissolution of the sect.
Foxes | Directed by Lorcan Finnegan | 16 min. Ireland, 2012
A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world, one of the paranormal or perhaps insanity. Deathbed | Directed by Ryan Williams | 9 min. U S A, Henry visits a dying man in a hospital in New York. He wakes the old man and the two begin a conversation about life and mortality which quickly becomes contentious. As the encounter intensifies, Henry's intentions become unclear and secrets to a dark past linking the two unravels.
Franky and The Ant | Directed by Billy Hayes | 10 min. U S A, 2012
Franky has been betrayed and everyone close to him soon discovers that vengeance is not what he seeks. He wants a lot more than that.
The Glow | Directed by Bryan Ott | 21 min. Thailand, 2011
Maddy, a 15-year old Thai girl, returns home during her boarding school summer holidays to live with her father, a self-absorbed emotionless man. In the forest not far from her home, an odd red light beckons her to enter. In searching for answers away from home, she ends up trapped by a shadowy figure who hides within a dark, mysterious tunnel she shares with millions of fireflies, insects that behave in an unnatural, almost possessed manner.
Good Taste | Directed by Greg Hanson | 10 min. U S A, 2011
An obsessed record collector suspects his neighbor has stolen his new prized record and will do whatever it takes to get it back.
Grace | Directed by Chole Huber | 18 min. U S A, 2012
Don't let her quiet and reserved ways fool you, Grace is no average student. She has a little extra help hidden up her sleeve, but perhaps this extra help isn't as hidden as Grace would like. Her hair is a living thing, it moves and has a will of its own. At first Grace and the Hair work together, it may be a little rambunctious at times, but it helps her to focus her creativity and be self secure. As the semester goes on the Hair decides it has a different agenda and tries to take control of her life. It becomes a danger to herself and those around her. Eventually the Hair goes after her classmates and Grace must choose between letting go or painful submission to her Hair...talk about a bad hair day!
La Granja | Directed by Ignacio Lasierra | 21 min. Spain, 2011
Joaquin and Eva, two Civil Guards are on duty at the village festival. The night seems quiet until Paco arrives at the barracks and said that something strange happens on his farm.
Grey Matter | Directed by James B. Cox |17 min. U S A, 2011
Adapted from the Steven King short story. Gray Matter explores the troubled teenage life of Issac. His father, David is an amputee, war veteran who medicates his post-traumatic stress disorder with alcohol. Driven away by David's abuse, Issac's mother abandons them, which only exacerbates David's sickness. Issac copes with his problems by acting out in school and tells lies to everyone around him. But when his father begins to transform into a monster... his lies come back to haunt him.
Harmony | Directed by Pierre-Emmanuel Plassart | 10 min. U S A, 2011
In the little village of Harmony, Vanessa leads a quiet life as a housewife. It is only when she realizes the true nature of the town that she decides to flee the barbaric customs of its inhabitants including her own family. Caught in her escape, she will try again but can she ever succeed?
Her Heart Still Beats | Directed by Christopher Di Nunzio | 25 min. U S A, 2011
Adapted from Edgar Allen Poe’s “A Tell Tale Heart.” When Ed's wife comes home early from work one day he becomes overtaken by a strange feeling when he looks into her eyes. Disturbed or possibly just paranoid, Ed becomes possessed with his wife's eyes and struggles to understand these feelings. Is she evil or is he insane? They may not have enough time to find out.
The Hunter | Directed by Marieka Walsh | 7 min. Australia, 2012
‘The Hunter’ is a haunting stop motion sand animation. It tells the tale of a lone hunter, who undertakes a search for a missing boy deep in the snow covered mountains; on the journey he is forced to make decisions that will forever change his relationship with the wilderness he has always feared.
LIFELESS #BeingKindaDeadSortaSucks | Directed by: VP Boyle | 28 min. U S A, 2012
A movie musical with a completely original score, LIFELES #BeingKindaDeadSortaSucks weaves it's quirky path around eight high school grads who accidentally spill Extra-Strength- Blue-Plummer-Gel into their party punch and wake up undead. Yes, it's a dark comedy with singing and dancing...and blue goo.
A Little Bit Zombie | Directed by: Casey Walker | 87 min. Canada, 2011
Infected with a virus during his bachelor party, a mild mannered HR manager attempts to fulfill his overwhelming desire for brains and avoid Max, the obsessed Zombie Hunter hot on his trail, all while trying to keep it together so as not to incur the wrath of his bridezilla-to-be.
Modern Family | Directed by Kwang Bin Kim | 18 min. South Korea, 2011
While attending a meeting, Hyun-soo gets a phone call from his family with some unexpected news. Upon arriving home, he tries to sort out his wife, son’s, and son’s friend’s dilemma, generating more mishaps.
Muse | Directed by Yanna Kalcheva | 29 min. U S A, 2011
Alexander is a young gifted, impatient artist, unable to meet his own expectations. He maintains a wasteful, self-destructive, lifestyle until he is summoned by 'The Collector'. He is the one that gives and takes talent away, and now he is coming to take Alexander's unless he can prove himself worthy of his gifts.
The Narrative of Victor Karloch | Directed by: Kevin McTurk | 15 min. U.S.A. 2012
The Narrative of Victor Karloch is a Victorian ghost story puppet short film that utilizes 30' tall rod
puppets, traditional shadow puppetry, rotoscope and rear projection to present the adventure of
Victor Karloch, an alchemist, scholar, and ghost hunter, as he battles the supernatural forces of
the Unknown.In this short film (which will the first of many tales), Victor Karloch receives a journal
from a colleague who is involved in a salvage operation for a series of missing sea freighters in
the North Sea. In this journal, Karloch's friend describes his descent into the abysmal deep with
the use of a diving bell and his encounters with the ghosts of a lost Templar Knights ship. https://vimeo.com/32556927
NIGHTMARE FACTORY | Directed by: Donna Davies |93 min. Canada, 2011
Greg Nicotero currently sits at the top of Hollywood as co-executive producer and special make-up effects designer on AMC’s monster hit, ‘The Walking Dead’. But back in 1989, making monsters was just a dream, until Greg quit medical school and headed for Hollywood. Together with gore masters Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman, Nicotero went on to create KNB EFX Group, one of the most prolific make-up effects studios in the world. Nicotero and his team of artists have frightened and delighted hundreds of millions of viewers with their ground-breaking special make-up effects on more than 800 films. Nightmare Factory delves inside the high-stakes world of special FX make-up and creature design through the eyes of one of the industry’s key players.
The Other Side | Directed by: Oli and Alex Santoro | 20 min. United Kingdom, 2012
When a fresh faced nanny arrives at her new job on a creaky farm in the English countryside, she
is instantly caught up in the turbulent relationship of her employers. James is struggling to provide
for his family and Rachel, an inexperienced mother, is unable to cope with the demands of her
new born baby. Unaware of his wife's decision to hire help, a disgruntled James leaves them
alone in the secluded farmhouse. When night falls and he fails to return, a sinister intruder
invades the property, unraveling a night of gruesome blood-shed and unprecedented terror. But
who is behind it? What do they want? Can anybody escape alive?
Overflowed | Directed by Joan Llabata | 20 min. China/Spain, 2011
Doctor Qian is the leader on a mysterious project that has turned in an unexpected result. The heads of the company hosting Doctor Qian’s research facilities want to arrange a dangerous test ignoring Doctor Qian’s recommendations. Doctor Qian will find himself in a desperate situation, forced to design the test that may cause the destruction of his life’s investigation.
Plush | Directed by: Ryan Denmark |11 min. U S A, 2011
Kathy is a mature, professional woman who still sleeps with her cuddly teddy bear Vincent. One night, when a burglar invades, Kathy's home comes alive with magical surprises. To his horror, the intruder learns that not everything is as it seems and Vincent may not be so cuddly after all.
Quinkin | Directed by Michael Wannenmacher | 15 min. Australia, 2011
In a future where it has not rained in living memory, Paul and Vox are hunters intent on capturing a Quinkin – a deadly shadow creature from the Aboriginal Dream Time. The journey is fraught with risk; threat and danger always present in the shifting shadows.
The Reluctant Vampire | Directed by Michael Greischar | 20 min. U S A, 2011
Claire is a nurse with a secret -- she's a vampire. To hide her identity, she takes a job at a local blood clinic so she can steal samples and avoid hurting anyone. When her evil nurse nemeses catch her drinking a sample, Claire must decide between being outed at work, and accepting herself for who she is.
La Réparation | Directed by: Julien Boustani & Cecilia Ramos |18 min. France, 2011 Cast: Serge Merlin (from Amelie (2001) and The City of Lost Children (1995))
An amnesiac loner, elderly and somber, tirelessly repairs collectors dolls in his sinister workshop. One day, he stumbles across a note that had been hidden inside a doll’s broken head. His discovery triggers a stunning revelation as tragic childhood events spring back to his memory.
Rotting Hill | Directed by: James Cunningham | 4 min. New Zealand, 2011
It is not easy to find love, especially if you are falling apart, stinky and a little bloody around the edges. Welcome to Rotting Hill, where the extinction of humanity has led to the rise of a new species - ZOMBIES. Directed by James Cunningham and made by a team of seven Advanced 3D students from Media Design School. The short film took 12 weeks to produce, complete with 22 CGI visual effects shots. Rotting Hill is the collision of two film genres to make a zombie-romcom. It's a love story, with a bit of a twist.
Shadow of the Unnamable | Directed by: Sascha Alexander Renninger | 16 min. Germany, 2011 New England in the late 1920's. Two friends, Randolph Carter and Joel Manton spend a sunny autumn afternoon in an old far off 17h century cemetery. An argument arises concerning the horror stories written by Carter. One story especially draws Manton's sarcasm: The Unnamable...
SHE'S LOST CONTROL | Directed by: Haritz Zubillaga | 11 min. Spain, 2011
On radio, the news repeat the same news obsessively: a terrible serial murderer on the loose.
The psychopath always uses the same method, a drug with overturning the will of their victims
before attacking them. They can not even resist. In the back seat of her car, Amanda begins to
remember who the man is lying on it.
Shhh | Directed by Freddy Chavez Olmos | 11 min. Canada, Mexico, 2012
‘Shhh' is a fantasy/horror short tale about a young boy, Guillermo, who uses his imagination to overcome his monstrous bully. Tired of being scared, Guillermo eventually takes matters into his own hands. It's only then that we realize the monster might not be as fictitious as one may have thought. Inspired by the lucid dreams of director Guillermo del Toro during childhood.
The Soul Never Sleeps | Directed by Chris Peters | 2 min. U S A, 2012
Chris Peters is a classically trained artist based in Los Angeles, with numerous collectors in the music and film industries. To complement his recent exhibition of new paintings at Paul Booth's Last Rites Gallery in New York City, Mr. Peters created this short film 'The Soul Never Sleeps'. It was designed to invoke the same mood and atmosphere as the other 12 pieces, acting as the exhibition's '13th Painting.'
The Stolen | Directed by Karen Lam | 5 min. Canada, 2012
An imaginative young girl frees a beaten boy from the clutches of her bullying brother, and is granted her secret wish.
The Thing on the Doorstep | Directed by: Tom Gliserman | 89 min. U S A, 2012
The Thing On The Doorstep, a new psychological horror film based on the short story by H.P. Lovecraft. Daniel Upton's relationship with his friend Edward Derby is abruptly changed after Edward becomes romantically involved with Asenath Waite, a hypnotist with an odd reputation. As Edward's behavior becomes more erratic and events unexplainable, Daniel investigates. Is it madness...or something far more terrifying?
Transmission | Directed by Zak Hilditch | 13 min. Australia, 2011
Set across post-apocalyptic Western Australian desert highways, Transmission takes the audiences on a compelling journey of survival as they follow 10 year old Tilly and her father Jim who try to make their way to the 'virus free' safe zone based in the small town of Leonora. Along the way Tilly must face up to some harsh lessons, most importantly, how to drive.
Trash Day | Directed by: Mike Frazier | 12 min. U S A, 2012
When Ted, a kind hearted trash man, finds jewelry in a split bag, he decides to bring it back to the owner, a seemingly benign old man, who seems to desire Ted's company more than usual.
Towers | Directed by Jet Wintzer | 71 min. U S A, 2011
When the human race can no longer feel happiness, peace or joy due to mutations caused by radiation from cell phones and towers, humanity becomes virtually extinct. In this post apocalyptic indie rock fantasy, two girls miraculously find each other in a psychedelic haze whilst traveling the barren American landscape searching for the world's last DJ broadcasting via Ham radio.
Twisted (Zhuang Gui) | Directed by Yee-wei Chai |100 min. Malaysia /Singapore, 2011
The movie revolves around a soft-drugs dealer who banged up a young girl, a pair of con men who wants to turn over a new leaf, and 4 cabin crews whose lives were turned upside down over a fateful night of drugs and booze. This is a story of individuals whose fates intertwine and paths clash due to a series of twisted events. A funny and twisted tale of fate and coincidence is shaped based on the cause and effect of their actions.
Up There | Directed by Zam Salim | 85 min. UK, 2011
If you thought life was bad, get a load of death. Recently deceased MARTIN attempts to cope with his death by keeping his nose clean and minding his own business. But all this is thrown into disarray when, in order to track down an errant lost soul, he is forced to team up with a relentlessly chirpy ball of energy RASH. Setting off out of the city and into the bleak hinterlands Martin meets the mysterious LIZ who is similarly struggling to come to terms with her demise. It is through their tentative romance and his love-hate relationship with Rash that Martin finally begins to face up to the realities of his (non) existence, and works out what is of value to him.
Vadim | Directed by: Peter Hengl | 15 min. Austria, 2012
When moving into an old flat Katja and Andreas discover a mysterious old chest left by the previous tenant. Soon Katja discovers what really is inside the sinister old circus prop – and becomes another victim of Vadim…
Wonderland, A True Story | Directed by Dana Al Mojil 38 min. Kuwait, 2011
“Wonderland” is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll's ' Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and through the Looking-Glass', set in Kuwait. It highlights the similarities between modern Kuwait and Wonderland. The film starts when Alice notices that the Ace ' in playing cards ' says one and equals 11. Changing it back to 1 will be her mission that drives her through the hierarchy of change in Kuwait. On her way, for better or worse, she meets the Cheshire cat, the mad hatter , Mos'ad and Mes'ed ' tweedle Dee and tweedle Dum', the caterpillar, the joker and the queen which will shape the outcome of her journey.
Worm | Directed by Bert & Bertie | 16 min. UK, 2012
When a man grieving for his dead father finds a grotesque worm in his morning fruit, he flicks it into the garden without a second thought. Moments later, the worm comes back to haunt him...
CABINE OF THE DEAD | Directed by: Vincent Templement | 10 min. France, 2010
Patrick, an ordinary man about thirty years old, gets stuck in a phone booth, the night when the dead return to life… While struggling with zombies, he decides to call his close relations to ask them for help.
HATCH | Directed by: Damian Mc Carthy | 9 min. Ireland, 2009
Hatch tells the story of a man who after unwittingly lays an egg waits nervously for whatever is inside to break through the shell.
Hay Un Diablo (There is a devil) | Directed by: Brant Hansen |18 min. USA, 2011
A lonely old woman is terrorized by a demon living in her home until she decides to make it her pet.
KITTY KITTY | Directed by: Michael Medaglia |11 min. USA, 2011
There’s something VERY wrong with Val’s boyfriend.
LAST SEEN ON DOLORES STREET |Directed by: Devi Snively |4 min. USA, 2010
In a hard-boiled town, a heartbroken woman says goodbye to an old pet and hello to a new nightmare. INCUBATOR | Directed by: Jimmy Weber |6 min. USA, 2011 A young man wakes up in a bathtub full of ice in a dingy motel room only to discover his problems have just begun.
TREATED |Directed by: Matteo Bernardini | 2 min. Italy, 2011
A young boy learns the true meaning of trick or treat.
A tall, pale figure in a black cloak gets into the bedroom of a young lady, ready to attack. But things are not exactly what they look like... This short film is an ironic take on classic vampire stories and makes fun of the stereotypes of the genre through settings and atmospheres reminiscent of old-school Hammer movies.
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the annual Rl lnternational Horror Festival in October, plus any special year-round film
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