RIIFF's 2015 Horror Film Festival: Shorts with a Lovecraftian Flavor

Sunday, October 26, 2014

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Sun, 2014-10-26 14:00 - 15:30


Join us for an afternoon of shorts with a Lovecraftian Flavor...

The Hungry Corpse | Directed by Gergely Wootsch | 10 min. Horror | United Kingdom, 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. The Hungry Corpse is a result of a fond collaboration between scriptwriter James Pout and Royal College of Art alumni animator Gergely Wootsch.


The Winter| 14 min. Horror | USA, 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 CURSE OF YIG | Directed by Paul von Stoetzel | 32 min. Horror | USA, 2011

An adaptation of the legendary writer H.P. Lovecraft's story by the same name which follows a young academic searching for the legend of the infamous snake god, Yig, but who finds a story more disturbing than anything she ever could have imagined.


AM1200 | Directed by David Prior | 40 min. Horror | USA , 2007

Cast: Eric Lange, Ray Wise, and John Billingsley

Cocky investment analyst Sam Larson has a lot on his mind. After a financial scam goes horribly wrong, he hits the road in a desperate bid to outrun his guilt. A fragment of a radio broadcast, that may or may not be a distress call, lures him to an isolated transmitting station and into a terrifying mystery of murder, madness and the insatiable hunger of a power beyond his comprehension.

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