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Day-By-Day Schedule of Events

October 25-28th, 2012

(with special preview screening on October 23rd)


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, The Harrington 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.

 

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Tuesday, October 23rd

(Special Preview Screening)

 

LOCATION: University of Rhode Island

Location: Swan Hall
60 Upper College Road, Kingston RI

 

FROM THE VAULT: RI HORROR FILM FESTIVAL CLASSICS

7:00 p.m.

TREATED |Directed by: Matteo Bernardini | 2 min. Italy, 2011

A young boy learns the true meaning of trick or treat.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

VAMPYRE COMPENDIUM | Directed by: Matteo Bernardini | 6 min. Italy, 2010

Cast: Oona Chaplin

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.

Thursday, October 25th

 

LOCATION: Mary Tefft Cultural Center, University Library

Roger Williams Univertsity

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol

 

BEHIND THE CAMERA LENS
10:00 a.m.

From script to screen, Rhode Island has become the Independent state for film. Starting with the foundation provided by the film and media programs at our colleges and universities, and the unique talent base of creative artists who have made their homes here, the Ocean State has built a reputation as a one-stop film studio. Among such notable filmmakers as Wes Anderson and the Farrelly Brothers, who have made their films within our state, the independent horror genre is steadily becoming an industry standard for RI’s film community. Meet Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film & Television Office, the man behind the state’s high profile within the industry, and local horror filmmakers who have successfully made careers in Rhode Island: Richard Griffin of Scorpio Film Releasing, Director of “Exhumed”; Derek Dubois, Director of “Fallout”; and Ben Bornstein, Make Up and Special Effects Artist.

 

The panelists will discuss how Rhode Island is quickly becoming one of the premier destinations for independent filmmaking, and how it has come to play an important role in the independent horror film genre.

 

This program is presented by the RWU Film Production Club.

 

Eventbrite - Behind the Camera Lens 

 

RWU PARKING INFORMATION: From Providence: Take Routes 136 South or 114 S passing campus on the left. Take a left at the traffic light just before the Mount Hope Bridge, onto Old Ferry Road. Take the first right into the parking lot.

 

From Newport: Take 114N over the Mount Hope Bridge and take the first right off the bridge onto Old Ferry Road. Take the first right into the parking lot.

 

Guests should enter through the main entrance at the fountain. they will be able to obtain a guest parking pass. Lot 24a will be blocked off for guests of the festival. Proceed through the main entrance through to the lot 24a on left. This event will take place in the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center.

 

LOCATION: Bell Street Chapel Theatre

5 Bell Street, Providence

 

OPENING NIGHT SPOOKTACULAR

7:00 p.m.

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?

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

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.

 

Eagle Walk | 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.

Friday, October 26th


LOCATION: Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street, Providence


1:00 p.m.

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.

 

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.

SPOOKILY FANTASTIC LITERARY ADAPTATIONS

3:30 p.m.

Gray 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.

 

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.'

 

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.

 

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.

LOCATION: Paff Theatre, University of Rhode Island, Feinstein Providence Campus
80 Washington Street, Providence

 

4:00 p.m.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

6:15 p.m.

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.

 

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.

8:30 p.m.

Fallout | Directed by Derek Dubois | 15 min. U S A, 2011

Fallout is the story of two brothers struggling for their lives while isolated in an underground shelter.

 

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.

LOCATION: Jamestown Arts Center

18 Valley Street, Jamestown

 

RIIFF EERIE SHORTS OF HORROR

7:00 p.m

Apple! | Directed by: Frank Morris | 2 min. UK, 2012

A man senses something is amiss in the fruit bowl, a quirky horror.

 

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.

 

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?

 

Nursery Crimes | Directed by: L. Whyte | 4 min. UK, 2010

Little Bo Peep has slaughtered her sheep, and doesn't know where to hide them.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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...

 

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!

LOCATION: Bell Street Chapel Theatre

5 Bell Street, Providence

 

6:30 p.m.

LIFELESS #BeingKindaDeadSortaSucks | Directed by: VP Boyle | 28 min. U S A, 2012

A movie musical with a completely original score, LIFELESS #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.

 

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.

DARK FANTASY SHORTS

8:45 p.m.

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?

 

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.

 

Exit | Directed by Daniel S. Zimbler | 13 min. UK, 2011

During a Christmas party in the countryside. When a parlour trick turns into a bewitching, one of the guests gets his dark desire.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

LOCATION: Fort Adams State Park
90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport

 

FORTRESS OF NIGHTMARES SCREENINGS
8:00 p.m.

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?

 

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.

 

The Narrative of Victor Karloch | Directed by: Kevin McTurk | 15 min. U.S.A. 2012

Cast: Christopher Lloyd, Elijah Wood, Maurice LeMarche

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Eagle Walk | 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.

Saturday, October 27th

 

LOCATION: Bell Street Chapel Theatre
5 Bell Street, Providence

 

MAKING CINEMATIC MONSTERS: Behind the Scenes

1:00 p.m.

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.

FREAKY SHORTS OF HORROR
3:00 p.m.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Emily |Directed by Benjamin Mathews | 20 min. Australia, 2011

Emily's coming home... But is she still a threat? Her mother's not taking any chances. A powerful psychological thriller.

FILMMAKER AWARDS CEREMONY & RECEPTION

5:30 p.m.

Join us as we announce the award winners for this year’s Festival and toast the 13th Anniversary of the RI International Horror Film Festival.

7:00 p.m

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.

 

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.

 

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....

 

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.

9:15 p.m.

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.

 

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.

LOCATION: Paff Theatre, University of Rhode Island, Feinstein Providence Campus
80 Washington Street, Providence

 

FLICKERS HORROR FEST DATE NIGHT!

In true horror-style, the Festival will be “slashing” its Saturday-night prices when it presents a date night of terror. College students, members of the military and seniors (over age 65) with valid IDs receive half-price admission of $5 per person/$7.00 per couple for the evening of horrors. Those who come in costume will be eligible for a special drawing of “The Barrens” DVDs, DVD’s from master of terror Charles Band, and tickets to the 2013 RIIFF!
7:30 p.m.

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…

 

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.

LOCATION: Fort Adams State Park
90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport


FORTRESS OF NIGHTMARES SCREENINGS
8:00 p.m.

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.

 

Attack of the Brain Suckers | 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.

 

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.

Sunday, October 28th

 

LOCATION: Rhode Island Historical Society

John Brown House, 52 Power Street, Providence

1:00 p.m.

 

lovecraftLiterary Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft
The tour departs from the John Brown House at 52 Power Street.


Cost: Tickets are $18 per person, and includes a ticket of choice to the final presentation of the Horror Festival


The life and work of Providence's best-known fantasy and horror author, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, provide the backdrop for this walking tour. Acknowledged genius of occult and horror fiction, Lovecraft's "Providence stories" (written between 1924 and 1935) provide the basis for this walk. Lovecraft wrote eloquently, and in great detail, about such landmarks as Prospect Terrace, the First Baptist Church, and Benefit Street houses. See the site of his former home, as well as the sights mentioned in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Haunter of the Dark, The Shunned House, and The Call of Cthulhu. Lovecraft's own words offer a most amazing literary, historical, and architectural walking tour.


The tour lasts 90 minutes.

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LOCATION: Providence Public Library Theatre

150 Empire Street, Providence

 

H.P. LOVECRAFT SALUTE DOUBLEBILL

2:30 p.m.

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...

 

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?

 

Event Details & Advance Tickets:

Sunday, October 28, 2012

"H. P. Lovecraft” Walking Tour & Film Screening

Tour starts at 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. for the film screening

 

LOCATION: Walking Tour Presentation: John Brown House at 52 Power Street

COST: $18.00

 

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LOCATION: Fort Adams State Park
90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport


FORTRESS OF NIGHTMARES SCREENINGS
8:00 p.m.

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…

 

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.

 

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, 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Emily |Directed by Benjamin Mathews | 20 min. Australia, 2011

Emily's coming home... But is she still a threat? Her mother's not taking any chances. A powerful psychological thriller.


You Can Also Buy your Tickets in Advance with a

RIIFF Festival Six Pack

$40.00 (a $60 value)
tktGood year-round at all RIIFF events except for special openings. Six tickets for the price of four. Can be used during the Main RIIFF in August; the annual Rl lnternational Horror Festival in October, plus any special year-round film series we sponsor.

 

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THEATER/EVENT LOCATIONS WE USE:


Bell

Bell Street Chapel Theatre

5 Bell Street, Providence, RI 02909

401.273.5678

100 seats downstairs, www.bellstreetchapel.org

Map it:

 

Fort Adams

Fort Adams State Park

90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840

401.841.0707

100 seats, www.fortadams.org

Map It:

 

nptBridge

Jamestown Arts Center

18 Valley Street, Jamestown, RI 02835

200 capacity, www.jamestownartcenter.org

Map it:

 

URIProv

Paff Theatre, University of Rhode Island, Feinstein Providence Campus

80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

401.277.5000

400 capacity, www.uri.edu/prov

Map It:

 

library

Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903

401.455.8000

200 capacity, www.provlib.org

Map It:

 

RWU

Roger Williams University

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809

401.455.8000

125 capacity, www.rwu.edu

Map It:

 

 


Sponsors for 2012:

 

HarringtoncoxRIFilmOffive

phoenixhobgolblinRWU

amtrakRISCAURIF

 

The University of Rhode Island Harrington School of Communications, The URI College of Arts & Sciences, The Film Media Program, and the URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education are proud sponsors of the RI International Horror Film Festival.

 

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