This event is sponsored by
Flickers, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, Amtrak, Hobgoblin Ale, 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 made an appearance
on the big screen when the Rhode Island International
Film Festival unwrapped its 14th AnnualFLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival October 17-20th .
To add to the fun, the Festival, much like a witch's
brew, consisted of various ingredients such as an H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour with the RI Historical Society , special free screenings and college campusses and area libraries, 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 an ever increasingly popular genre. It includes 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, consistedof various ingredients such as giveaways,
celebrity sightings, plus a costume competition, plus much more.
Admission is $10.00 per person for most screenings.
Tickets for certain events, as well as festival six-packs,were available online. All film tickets were available
at the door before each screening. Tickets could be ordered in advance by calling the RIIFF 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:
113 Degrees | Sabrina Doyle, Director | USA | 20 min. | 2013
Francesca and Joe are astronauts who've become lovers. Bunkered up in their little spaceship, Earth is a distant reality: everything they want is right here. But now their mission is ending, and Joe's wife is waiting for him back home. Thinking she's going to lose him, Francesca takes desperate measures, leading to terrible and unintended consequences.
9m2 | Sandy Seneschal, Director | France | 22 min. | 2012
Kidnapped and locked up between four walls, in a tiny space, Lola has to survive day after day.
Beware of Children! (Schulanfang, Achtung Kinder!) | Ares Ceylan, Director | Switzerland | 15 min. | 2013
An unmarried couple believes to have accidentally run over a young boy with their car, but quickly realizes that they have stumbled into a dangerous trap. Their worst fears become reality when children from the neighborhood turn up and start a deadly hunt against the adults.
The Body | Paul Davis, Director | United Kingdom | 17 min. | 2013
THE BODY tells the story of a killer who uses the cover of Halloween to dispose of his latest victim - but as he does his gear and body bag get mistaken for a costume, and he is dragged to a Halloween party, with hilarious and horrifying consequences.
Bottled Up| Raffy Cortina, Director | USA | 14 min. | 2013
Amos, a dockworker, is trapped in a current of monotony. His only hope is a wish bottle that contains his desire to escape the mundane.
Breathe | Azmi Mert Erdem, Director | USA | 13 min. | 2012
In a dystopian singular future where trees are nearly extinct, a boy roots out maybe the last plant on earth.
Chambre Double | Mathieu Mortelmans, Director | Belgium | 15 min. | 2013
Gilles is a doctor. After a procedure, in the middle of the night he ends up in a small hotel in a downtown area. As soon as Gilles enters his room, the hotel receptionist knocks on his door and asks Gilles to help care for a young woman in another room, who was badly beaten…
Compulsion | D Edwardz, Director | Australia | 15 min. | 2012
Sophie fears for her life when her husband begins to suspect she's having an affair.
The Dark | Justin P. Lange, Director | USA | 16 min. | 2012
Mina is a young monster who stalks the roads of a quiet mountainside, hunting travelers as they attempt to pass through and killing them with her deadly black eyes. One morning, after she finishes killing and devouring one of her victims, she is startled to find, hiding in the trunk of the victim's car - Alex, a kidnapped and abused young boy whose eyes have been sewn shut. Finally faced with the choice of whether to kill or not, Mina decides to keep Alex alive and instead tries to find him some help. But soon Mina and Alex begin to form the kind of connection Mina has been yearning for her entire life. The closer they become and the more they begin to trust each other, the harder it becomes for Mina to let Alex go.
Derričre les arbres (Behind the Trees) | Alexis Taillant, Nicolas L'heureux, Directors| France | 30 min. | 2012
Roman, twenty-six years, and Sebastian, twenty-eight, are brothers and live in their family home adjoining the forest. Roman, weakened by a motorcycle accident, is the victim of strange visions. His brother is unable to understand his torment. When Sebastian announces the decision to Roman and go live with Anna, forcing the sale of their house, the situation escalates from bad to worse.
Dreams from a Petrified Head | Dan Ouellette, Director | 38 min. | USA | 2012
Amanda Sage was a dissident whose beliefs and ideas retain the power to disturb a long established mode of living. A restless public is re-awakening long after her death fueled by the recordings of her anti-government speeches. Jeremy's new job entails rewriting her words and her visual image; nullifying and softening the impact of her heartfelt rhetoric. While working to comprehend her lectures, to effectively alter them, he chooses a taboo course of action; he dumps her stored memory into an android body made in her likeness. This brings him dangerously close to her and her message.
The Followed | Zak Klein, Director | United Kingdom | 13 min. | 2013
In a support group for women who have been stalked, a young dancer talks of being followed by a strange fan over the years. A fan who believes she is not all human. Minutes into the testimony she finds he has followed her into the very room.
From the Woods | Nicolas Wendl, Director | USA | 26 min. | 2013
After recently single mother Laura Mayfair runs away from her abusive husband Roger, she must learn how to start a new life with her 8-year-old son Aaron. But when Aaron begins to mention a new friend that he made in the woods near their new home, Laura suspects that her husband may have found them. While Laura struggles to uncover the truth behind her son’s strange new friend, the local schoolteacher, Kent Erickson, tries to get closer to the mother and child. This causes Laura to lose grip of her own emotions, leading to misunderstandings behind Kent’s true agenda. Ultimately Laura must learn to let go of her greatest fear in order to save her son from something beyond her under standing, that lurking deep inside the woods.
Geist | Justin Patrick Lander, Director | USA | 15 min. | 2012
Dog died yesterday.
Grandpa | Leslie Simpson, Director | Australia | 15 min. | 2013
Milo is a troubled kid. He's having night terrors, little accidents, and his only friend has lost an eye. Luke, his father, is blind to Milo's problems. He's overworked, underpaid, and up to his eyes in debt. They live in Grandpa's old house; not so much an inheritance than a millstone round their necks. But something is changing. And Grandpa keeps watch.
Hangers | Blake Clouser, Director | USA | 16 min. | 2011
A dark horror comedy about Gabriel, a young wisecrack waging a battle against the ghost of his new apartment's former tenant. When it becomes clear that all the ghost wants is to see the former love of his life, Kate, one last time, Gabriel vows to help him ... or it ... move on.
Hannah's Zombie | Jodin Meyer, Director | Australia | 15 min. | 2012
When is a relationship past its expiration date? Hannah will do anything to maintain her decaying relationship with flesh-hungry zombie Robbie.
Hide and Seek | Kayoko Asakura, Director | Japan | 5 min. | 2013
A girl visits a house to take a Koto lesson. (Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument.) She sees a teacher and her son, they play 'HIDE and SEEK'. And Koto lesson starts, a teacher's behavior becomes odd.
Horizonte | Aitor Uribarri, Director | Spain | 24 min. | 2012
The world as we know ended, only its ashes are left. In a desperate attempt to bring the family together, Ana and her mother begin a dangeorus journey where they'll face the monsters that now rule the Earth and an even more dangerous one: the one we all carry inside...
Hotel | Jose Luis Alemán, Director | Spain | 11 min. 2012
An exhausted man walks through the desert. The sun seems to melt the image. The man can barely walk, exhausted, hungry and thirsty. Defeated, he drops down. Between the heat and blazing sun on the horizon in the distance, he catch a glimpse of an hotel.
The Hungry Corpse | Gergely Wootsch, Director | United Kingdom | 10 min. | 2013
A short tale set in London's bustling, yet desolate Trafalgar Square about an ancient, rather hungry Corpse and... a Pigeon. Voiced by Bill Nighy ('Love Actually', 'Pirates of the Caribbean') and Stephen Mangan ('Green Wing') the film is a tale of companionship but also, a textural imprint of a dark, monochrome London from the perspective of a still, solitary protagonist. Produced as part of the first year of the Collabor8te short film funding scheme, The Hungry Corpse is a result of a fond collaboration between scriptwriter James Pout and Royal College of Art alumni animator Gergely Wootsch. The film was produced by Beakus in London and is expected to screen at festivals throughout 2013.
The Last Alchemist | Michele Massari, Director | Italy | 30 min. | 2012
In a cave an ancient and mysterious rite is about to be performed. Seven girls will be sacrificed to grant another life to the thousand-years-old alchemist Felix. Only the off-duty cop Paul and a deaf-mute teenager Lara could save them from that tragic fate.
Lección Debida (Deserved Lesson)
| Ivan Ruiz, Director | Spain | 62 min. | 2012
Luz decides to come in. Alejandro led her there. He's got a goal but she still doesnt know.
Le Dernier Homme (The Last Man) | Axel Courtiere, Director | France | 13 min. | 2013
Two men remain alive after a war between men and women has killed all the men on the planet in this fabulist, surreal tale set in a secret hideaway from which the two make clandestine forays outside for food dressed as women. Think Jeunet and Caro, mixed with a touch of Jean Genet…
Locked Up | Jane Eakin, Director | Australia | 9 min. | 2013
Whilst on night duty at a storage lock up, Simon sees a woman crying to herself outside her storage unit, he leans in to get a better look, but she runs away. Then Simon hears singing coming from inside the lock up. Is there someone in there wanting to get out? Some things are better left locked up.
Little Brother | Cyrus Siadi and Gautam Pinto, Directors | Canada | 17 min. | 2013
Little Brother, a Political Thriller with a Science-Fiction twist, packs a powerful and potent message. The non-linear and engaging story is based on the fictional life of a best selling author and Nobel peace-prize nominee, who is armed with an unbreakable determination to battle tyranny and fueled by haunted memories of a dark past as she challenges the status quo. The main narrative takes place in an interview between our heroine and a high profile news anchor, as we get to know her intimately through her words as well as dive into her past and believe it or not, future memories.
Lucid | Derek Dubois, Director | USA | 15 min. | 2013
Lucid is an electrically charged dreamlike short film exploring fear and masculinity in contemporary American suburbia. It seeks to ask: what is the role of the household protector? College screenwriting professor Michael Ames has been quarreling with his wife ever since their newborn baby arrived. When their home is invaded one evening, the true examination of one man's fight or flight response begins. Can Michael stand up to the monstrous stranger or will he suffer an emasculating defeat and lose all that he cherishes?
Meditations: It'sOkayIt'sOkay | Jonathan Ade, Director | USA | 10 min. | 2012
A sick boy awakens in his bed, late at night. Consumed with a fever dream, he must make the long journey down his own hallway to rouse his father.
The Meeting | Karen Lam, Director | Canada | 16 min. | 2013
In a weekly church meet-up, four serial killers confess their darkest sins, hoping to cure themselves of their homicidal tendencies. But when pretty blonde Harriet bursts into the room, the men are torn between wanting her to stay, and claiming her as another victim. They begrudgingly allow her to join the group, where Harriet admits she killed her husband in cold blood. But in a surprise twist, all expectations are turned upside down when Harriet reveals the darkest secret of all…
Melon Head | Andy Fortenbacher, Director | USA | 14 min. 2013
Gordon is infatuated with Wendy but can’t figure out how to win her over. After receiving some god-awful advice that women are turned on by things that scare them, Gordon sets out to take Wendy on the most terrifying date of her life: a late night trip into the woods where cannibalistic creatures known as the “Melon Heads” are rumored to live.
MiMic | Brandon Duemmier, Director | USA | 15 min. | 2012
Tim Collins's life is slowly spiraling out of control and comes to it's breaking point in the eye of a South Florida hurricane. He seeks shelter from the massive force in an abandoned motel and just when things couldn't get worse, he discovers an old, black & white television that sees 15 seconds into the future. With this chance encounter, an epic battle of Man vs. Fate ensues, launching Tim down the rabbit hole where his darkest demons have lied dormant for years.
Monsters Wanted | Brian Cunningham, Director | USA | 90 min. | 2013
In early 2011, Rich Teachout quit his lucrative job to focus on creating a one-of-a-kind haunted attraction. He and his partner Janel dedicated every moment, ounce of energy and dollar to making their 'Scream Park' a reality. 'Monsters Wanted' is the story of their self-proclaimed madness and the industry, culture, and people who share it. We followed Rich and Janel's efforts from the first day of building beyond the last day of the season. The result is a one-of-a-kind peek into an industry known for its macabre antics and well-guarded secrets. Monsters Wanted: Haunt, or be Haunted.
Nibble | Greg Bellava, Director | USA | 6 min. | 2012
After several nights of being kept awake by a mysterious sound in his wall, the overworked Andy agrees to switch sides of the bed with his girlfriend in hopes of getting rest. The next morning Andy discovers the source of the noise. Something terrible. Something hungry.
Night Giant | Aaron Beckum, Director | Canada | 8 min. | 2012
After being haunted by a Night Giant in the streets of Echo Park, a young man contacts a Giant Hunter to help him destroy his problem. A suspenseful deadpan comedy set in a black and white twilight zone world.
No | Guillermo P. Bosch, Director | Spain | 5 min. | 2012
A man gets chased by a female ghost who wants to kill all cheating men, only to find out that he has never been attached in his life.
ON AIR | directed by Carsten Vauth & Marco J. Riedl | Germany | 95 min. | 2013
A man (Markus Knuefken) runs the pirate radio "Nighthawk" from the basement of his house, and every saturday night he goes "On Air" as Doc Rock. Unexpectedly a serial killer "The Night-Slasher" (Charles Rettinghaus) calls in on his show, and now…Doc has to stop him from killing his next victim. The struggle for survival is ON…AIR.
Other O.S. | Donovan Davis, Director | USA | 22 min. | 2012
Aaron Carson is a brilliant neuroscientist. He has spent his life studying the human brain in an effort to communicate with his comatose sister, Charlotte. With the help of a gifted, young hacker, Marcus Tanner, he may have found a way...
Our Lady of Lourdes | Peter Szewczyk, Director | Poland | 17 min. | 2013
Lourdes, a university student, is grateful to Bernard, the town drunk, when he comes to her aid in an uncomfortable situation. But when she offers to buy him a hot meal, she ends up getting involved in far more than she bargained for.
Project Genesis | Alessio Fava, Director | Italy | 6 min. | 2012
A world populated only by computers that has always looked at our world with resignation and great sense of survival. Their structure, indeed, has always limited their development making even the simplest actions difficult. Today an extraordinary project is about to see the light, clearing new unexpected ways: the world of computers becomes more accessible, simpler, within the reach of everybody. Thanks to 'Project Genesis' every computer will finally be able to open the door to its dreams, discovering a new dimension: a reality with no more limits and fears. Now they can only begin to live, for real.
The Question | Danann Breathnach, Director | United Kingdom, Ireland | 17 min. | 2012
In the near distant future, a girl has been cryogenically reanimated against her will, renewing a rift between science and religion. But, only SHE holds the answer to the ultimate question - In death, what did she see?
Recoil | Evan Matthews, Director | USA | 19 min. | 2013
RECOIL follows apathetic deep space freighter, Marshall Walker, who has a crisis of conscience when he discovers a distress call from his estranged brother, Alec. With the help of his digital navigator, Bodhi, their search leads them to the edge of a black hole where Alec’s ship is found at the mercy of the paralyzing time loop known as Recoil. With time running out, Marshall must choose between saving himself or venturing into the unknown for a chance at redemption.
Red Rider | Gala Goliani, Director | USA | 16 min. | 2013
A post-apocalyptic western, RED RIDER follows ADENA, a vindictive young woman on her solitary journey. Trading all she has for a single shotgun shell, she patiently waits for the arrival of her wrongdoer XAVIER, the son of the shantytown’s gang leader, BRUCE.
Adena accidentally wastes her only bullet on the wrong gang member, but manages to capture Xavier; using him as bait for the boss to return.
While uncovering Xavier’s past, Adena is conflicted between looking beyond his offense or taking everybody down – including herself.
Revelation | Joseph Morgan, Director |USA | 9 min. | 2012
A woman trapped in a post-apocalyptic situation questions her reality. As she secures her house against an unknown terror outside, she reflects upon the darkness that took her husband and changed the world as she knew it. But she is not alone. After barely surviving a brutal encounter that pushes her to her limits, both physically and emotionally, she is forced to leave the safety of her home, and is propelled her towards a staggering conclusion that will change her forever.
The Rift | Eddie Bernard, Director | USA | 13 min. | 2013
This is a story about Jesse and Anna, a couple in the midst of a divorce. Their relationship has gone sour due to infidelity on his part and she just wants out. Suddenly, gunshots are heard and the news starts reporting about a possible terrorist attack. Surprisingly, what seems to be a terrorist attack turns out to be a viral outbreak. The virus is only affecting women, making them extremely violent. Faced with these circumstances, Anna and Jesse must turn to each other in order to survive until help arrives.
Rose, Mary, and Time | Hardeep Giani, Director | United Kingdom | 38 min. | 2013
Real is Love - Is life governed by Kismet, or can we change our life path.
The Storm | Andre LeBlanc, Director | USA | 13 min. | 2013
A remote arctic station is overrun by its own monstrous experiment, leaving the survivors no choice but to face what they've created.
The Swimmer |
Giovanni Basso, Director | Australia | 20 min. | 2013
The Swimmer tells the story of Sam Sherling, a 10 year old kid who lives in Perth with his family, a talented swimmer who won various local championships, competing with boys even older than him. During a holiday with his family Sam was bitten by a reef shark, a small type of shark that lives around the coral reef on the west coast of Australia. Since then Sam had to wait for his scar to heal before returning to swimming, and even though he waits impatiently, he feels that nothing will be the same after the attack. Sam wears a bandage to protect his scar, and because of this he is harassed by Jay, a boy who lives in the same neighborhood, a violent kid who always finds the way to demonstrate his evil side to younger kids. Sam’s parents notice their son's fear of the violence he experienced, but while Alice, Sam’s Mum, would like to consult an expert, Carl, Sam’s Dad, objects believing that the only way for Sam to overcome his fears is to return to the ocean. During a typical australian Sunday Sam goes to the beach with his family, where he will be forced to face his fears for the very last time.
The Teleported Man | Zach Endres, Director | USA | 13 min. | 2012
Davey Wallace, a convict with a violent past, volunteers to become the first test subject of teleportation in exchange for a shortened sentence. When the potentially fatal experiment takes an unexpected turn, Davey finds himself pitted against his inner demons as he struggles for a chance at redemption within the folds of space-time.
Through Your Door | Ashley C. Beyer, Director | USA | 65 min. | 2013
An unseen Intruder stalks and terrorizes an innocent family (FATHER, MOTHER, & A DAUGHTER), recording every move on a head-mounted camera. A terrifying cat and mouse game ensues as the Intruder removes the Father and Daughter from the house, leaving the Mother to fend for herself.
Un Monde Meilleur | Sacha Feiner, Director | Belgium | 24 min. | 2012
Henry, dedicated citizen of a pitiless dictatorship, has always worked intensely at the Denunciation Ministry. But suddenly, the regime collapses; the cold, technocratic and paranoid world becoming at once an idyllic and caricatured countryside. Henry, panicked without the rules he was addicted to, seems to be the only one to regret the old regime. As if it was going to come back, he continues to follow the rules and clings to his useless work...
Vienna Waits For You | Dominik Hartl, Director | Austria/Chile | 26 min. | 2012
Anna should have had a closer look at the fine-print of her rental contract - for the old Viennese apartment is a creature with never ending appetite, living off the youth of its residents.
The Winter | Teresa Sutherland, Director | USA | 14 min. | 2012
1872, a year after watching her husband dragged screaming into the darkness, a solitary woman works to survive in the frigid wind of frontier Kansas. She spends the lonely days preparing for her nights. She makes candles, gathers wood, watches the never-ending horizon to ensure she is inside before the sun disappears behind the Earth. Every night she arms herself with her rifle. Every night she surrounds herself with light. Every night she fights off sleep as she waits for the creature that took her husband, and every night it returns. It comes with a purpose. It comes for her.
The Wound | David Garrett, Director | USA | 18 min. | 2012
Released from the hospital into her aunt’s care, a woman tries to recuperate from abdominal surgery at an idyllic coastal home. One morning her surgical wound comes to life and becomes a ravenous maw that eats without mercy, consuming anything and anyone that comes near.
Wraith | Tom Kircher, Director | USA | 21 min. | 2012
Dahlia, a young woman suffering from PTSD, decides to get away from her struggles and spend the weekend at her friend's house. However, her weekend turns into a nightmare, as Dahlia is pursued by what appears to be a supernatural entity. But is what's happening to her real or just a hallucination?
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