South Texas Underground Film is pleased to announce Horror/Sci-fi Features and Shorts Films selected to screen to screen at the House of Rock at the 2015 STUFF Film Festival taking place this November 30 - December 6, 2015 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
‘DARK’ – Directed by Nick Basile – USA/93 mins
Set in NYC during the blackout of 2003, Kate, a struggling 30-something model with a troubled past, has just moved into her girlfriend Leah's Brooklyn loft, but already doubts about their relationship have begun to loom. When Leah leaves for the weekend, Kate unexpectedly finds herself alone in the apartment in the midst of the worst blackout in North American history. As darkness falls over the city, Kate's paranoia grows and she begins to believe someone in the building is stalking her. With no one to help her and escape out of reach, Kate is forced to confront her deepest fears as she fights to survive through the night.
‘I am Evangeline’ – Directed by Christine Rogers – Australia/93 mins
In a dark and immoral city Evangeline, a naïve runaway clone, desperately tries to find the cure she hopes will make her human - brain cells from her original, Diana. I am Evangeline is a science-fiction drama with a romantic undertow, set in an alternate now.
‘ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR’ – Directed by Evgeniya Tamakhina – Russian Federation/26:21 mins
A mental health doctor goes off on a journey to Thailand with his girlfriend. They live with her friends. She enjoys the vacation and he works at his dissertation in psychiatry. People around seem to him no less sick than in the nuthouse, until he falls in strange circumstances...
‘Magic’ – Directed by Iker Arce – Spain/3:36 mins
With the logic and the innocence of a seven year old girl, Carla thinks she can do something to reunite back her family: finish the drawing before the morning sun lights up the sheet...
‘Lucifer’ – Directed by Brent Trotter – USA/5:33 mins
A young kind hearted nurse agrees to write the horrific life story of a man on his death bed. After becoming unnerved by his story, she refuses to continue writing and unknowingly unleashes something far worse.
‘Little Brother’ – Directed by Eric White – USA/5:58 mins
Herbert was a boy like any other. He lived in a small, white home with only his mother, until one day she brought him home a baby brother. With his mother's attention divided, he decided one way or another, he was going to get rid of his little brother.
‘Planchette’ – Directed by Pete Yagmin – USA/6:56 mins
A carefully planned Halloween party takes a dark turn when the guests discover Ouija is more than just a game.
‘Shi’ – Directed by Pablo Absento – Japan/8:15 mins
An ordinary day starts horribly for the character when he receives some bad news. It changes his life right away. Everything would go wrong from that moment on. Can things get worse than the worst?
‘HORSEFACE’ – Directed by Marc Martínez Jordán – Spain/8:20 mins
A 20€ budget Comedy-Horror-Science fiction-thriller-Animal-Drama shortfilm starred by my grandmother and me.
‘HEAD’ – Directed by Ruben Pla – USA/9:02 mins
Roy’s wife has died. He will do anything to keep her….anything.
‘Insectico Gravido’ – Directed by Jeff Frumess – USA/9:23 mins
A man becomes host to insidious house guests.
‘The Terrible Typewriter’ – Directed by Marko Kattilakoski – Sweden/9:54 mins
The battle between a writer and his typewriter. A violent showdown seems unavoidable. The Terrible Typewriter, set in the 1930’s, is a thriller/dark comedy swedish Noir with a touch of H.P. Lovecraft.
‘Artichokes piranha from the prehistoric abyss’ – Directed by Javier Lozano Sánchez – Spain/10:51 mins
The same day that Cror finds out how to control fire, strange creatures (artichokes piranha) begin to attack him mercilessly. Now Cror will have to to act cunningly and fight for his life.
‘Night of the Slasher’ – Directed by Shant Hamassian – USA/11:16 mins
A 'shot-in-one-take' slasher film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and defeat him.
‘Watching Over You’ – Directed by Iina Hänninen – Finland/13:12 mins
Katariina is a preacher’s daughter. At sixteen, she is growing up in a charismatic Christian movement, trying to reconcile the life of an ordinary high school student with the fundamentalist world view of her congregation. Every step of the way, she is being watched over by Gabriel, an angelic figure who grows ever darker as a reflection of Katariina’s changing relationship with religion and with her own stern father.
‘Violets’ – Directed by Jim Vendiola – USA/13:23 mins
In the winter of 1933, two French sisters working together as maids inexplicably murdered their employer’s wife and daughter. Their motive was never truly determined. “Violets” is inspired by this historical event. Though the film's plot and themes ultimately differ, its driving psychology—its folie à deux—directly draws upon the mysterious, true crime source material. Made in the vein of ‘70s psychological horror, the film is a haunting tale of familial bonds whose themes consider the eponymous flower, known in mythology, folklore and literature to symbolize a delicate and tragic love, as well as maidenhood, untimely death and rebirth.
‘Harvest’ – Directed by Kim Sønderholm/Martin Sonntag – Denmark/19:35 mins
John is a Doctor at day, organ harvester at night.
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