MONSTER CABARET 2018
31.10., 1. and 5.11. 2018
Fancy a scare? Covering your eyes in dread? Some goosebumps on top? Or, alternately, are you so thick-skinned that you’re coming just for the wicked fun? Together with Halloween, All Souls’ Day and Día de Muertos, the traditional program of live-action and animated shorts is upon us, bringing a load of fright, monsters big and small as well as those wearing human skin.
Bloody Fairy Tales (Czech Republic)
Director: Tereza Kovandová | Producer: FAMU |
Year: 2018 | Length: 8 min | Animation |
What was the true story of Red Riding Hood’s journey through the dark forest, Cinderella’s lost slipper or the Frog who supposedly turned into a beautiful princess? This bloody animated short, directed by Tereza Kovandova, will delight everyone who loves fairytales but has stopped believing in them a long time ago.
APOCALYPSE NOW NOW (South Africa)
Director: Michael Matthews | Producers: Todd Brown, Sean Drummond, Michael Matthews |
Star: Garion Dowds, Louw Venter, Faniswa Yisa |
Year: 2017 | Length: 8 min | Live Action |
A post-apocalyptic Cape Town. Baxter Zevchenko is a suspect in his girlfriend’s murder. In order to clear his name, he sets off to hunt the mutated monsters, accompanied by a tough and grumpy mercenary.
Daddy´s girl (UK)
Director: Jed Hart | Producer: Misha Vertkin |
Star: Stephen Patten, Amelia Childs, Ben Worth |
Year: 2016 | Length: 12 min | Live Action |
Vince is a prison guard who one day encounters an abandoned bicycle belonging to a little girl. He sets out to find her but as night falls, the forest begins to reveal its dark secrets.
End of the Line (USA)
Director: Jessica Sanders | Producers: Jessica Sanders and Louise Shore |
Star: Vivian Bang, Brett Gelman, Simon Helberg |
Year: 2018 | Length: 14 min | Live Action |
Humans keep various pets at home. A bachelor aquires a tiny man at the local pet shop. He only enjoy his new pet when it’s obedient, otherwise punishment is on order. Simon Helberg of The Big Bang Theory fame stars as the tiny man.
Director: Ángel Gómez Hernández | Producers: Pedro de la Escalera, Ángel Gómez Rivero |
Star: Angel Gómez Hernández, Angel Gómez Hernández |
Year: 2016 | Length: 15 min | Live Action |
Arianne is a divorced mother obsessed with the idea that her ex-husband might take her baby away from her. At a birthday party, a mysterious old woman called Leonor tells Arianne that there is a strange figure following her: a terrifying looking man. Back at home with her little baby, Arianne will have to fight something a lot darker than her deepest fears. Something that will make her worst nightmares come alive.
Hair Wolf (USA)
Director: Mariama Diallo | Producer: Valerie Steinberg |
Star: Kara Young, Taliah Webster, Madeline Weinstein |
Year: 2018 | Length: 12 min | Live Action |
A black hair salon is beleaguered by a freaky creature and no amount of aggressive hairspray, red-hot hairdryer blowing or frizzy perm seems to keep her at bay. Best Short Fiction Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Directors: Mario Radev, Chiara Sgatti |
Year: 2018 | Length: 7 min | Animation |
This animation brings forth a dystopic vision of nature infused with toxic waste and populated by deformed creatures. It was presented in the prestigious competition at the Sundance Film Festival.
Director: Matthew Goodhue | Producer: Matthew Goodhue |
Star: Alicia Doroteo, Adam Halferty, Ryan Kattner |
Year: 2018 | Length: 9 min | Live Action |
One night while driving home, a girl picks up a her ex-boyfriend. He asks her to stop at a gas station for some smokes, nothing creepy about that…
The Disappearance of Willie Bingham (Australia)
Director: Matthew Richards | Producer: Brendan Joseph Guerin |
Star: Kevin Dee, Gregory J. Fryer, Leah Vandenberg |
Year: 2016 | Length: 13 min | Live Action |
Willie Bingham is the first man to undergo a radical new justice program under the State's revised stance on capital crime.
Total length of the screening 99 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles. Rated R.