VIVISECTIONS INTERNATIONAL HORROR SHORTS

Portal-to-Hell-smSunday, April 17, 7:30 PM
VIVISECTIONS INTERNATIONAL HORROR SHORTS
CFF 2016 Special Edition
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PhilaMOCA’s quarterly screening series returns in this special edition for the 2016 Cinedelphia Film Festival!  For those of us who grew up in the ’80s, few names bring as much joy as Rowdy Roddy Piper and John Carpenter, and we’re thrilled to be kicking off this installment with appearances from each.  The second half of our program is dedicated to one of our favorite contemporary filmmakers, Alexander Yan, who will participate with some of his collaborators in a Q&A following the screening.  Jacqueline Castel, director of Puppet Man, will also be in attendance for a Q&A.

“Portal to Hell!!!”
Dir. Vivieno Caldinelli, 12 minutes, USA
The late, great “Rowdy” Roddy Piper stars as a gruff superintendent, forced to fight against the almighty Cthulhu!

“Puppet Man”
Dir. Jacqueline Castel, 9 minutes, USA
Sacred Bones presents a stylish new slasher, featuring a new original score, and cameo appearance, from undisputed master of fright, John Carpenter.

“Surgery”
Dir. Clemens Bros., 11 minutes, UK
Filmmaking duo The Clemens Bros. pay tribute to their late father, prolific screenwriter Brian Clemens (The Watcher in the Woods, Highlander 2), who sadly passed away soon after coming up with the idea for this film.

“Iris”
Dir. Richard Karpala, 12 minutes, USA
In these modern times, it’s nearly impossible to consider tackling certain tasks without the aid of your smart phone. Same goes for when you need to dispose of a body.

“Elko”
Dir. Alexander Yan, 14 minutes, USA
“I am 23 and want to die. I can travel anywhere.” An encore presentation of one of the most unsettling, upsetting, and timely shorts of the last decade.

“Chandelier”
Dir. Alexander Yan, 16 minutes, USA
A disparate selection of voicemails, home videos, and scraps of social media offer possible insight into the mind of a killer.

“Western Women”
Dir. Alexander Yan, 14 minutes, USA
A clean cut young man enters a posh Las Vegas hotel suite with an oversized suitcase in hand. He is not alone.

Total running time: 88 minutes

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