SHUDDER FEST 2012
Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27
The Somerville Theater
55 Davis Square, Somerville MA 02144
Friday, October 2610 PM - American Mary (2012) - Written and Directed by the Twisted Twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska, American Mary charts the descent of a promising medical student (Katharine Isabelle) into the world of underground surgery after she becomes disenchanted with the medical world. This second feature from the duo is a precise, focused, and brooding effort that is drawing rave reviews upon sold out screenings.
screens with: Stella Buio (2012) - Written and Directed by Lori Bowen, Stella Buio stars Linnea Quigley as the title medium who has sinister plans for her seance guests. A colorful, gory ode to Italian horror of the 70's.
American Mary Trailer
Midnight - Murder University (2012) - Directed by Richard Griffin, who collaborated with playwright Lenny Schwartz on this hilarious and bloody ode to 80's slasher films. The tuition isn't the only thing that will kill you! Shot in Providence, RI.
screens with:Vicki (2012) - A hilarious love letter to John Carpenter's Christine from Bill Palmer (The Living Want Me Dead).
Murder University Trailer
7 PM - I Am a Ghost (2012) - Co-presented with the Boston Asian American Film Festival. Written and Directed by H.P. Mendoza, I Am a Ghost is a psychological ghost story in the vein of early Polanski and DePalma shockers.Very smart, very beautiful and haunting film with a spectacular lead performance from Anna Ishida. (Director in attendance for Q/A)
short films TBA
I Am a Ghost Trailer
Saturday, October 27
7 PM - Short Film Program (2012) - a selection of the finest short films we've received this past year. Expect monsters, ghosts, zombies, your boss, your landlord, and any number of horrible beasts. Titles:
Machete Betty (written & directed by Jeff C. Smith)
Birthday Boys (written & directed by Rafael De Leon Jr.)
Deadbox (written & directed by Richard Karpala)
Familiar (written & directed by Richard Powell)
Split the Check (written & directed by Patrick Rea)
I Am Lonely (written by Jonathan Brown, directed by Phil Haine)
9 PM -Video Diary of a Lost Girl (2012) - Lindsay Denniberg's surreal horror fantasy that must be seen to be believed! It's a super stylish love story inspired as much by 80's MTV as Dr. Caligari.
Video Diary of a Lost Girl Trailer
VIDEO DIARY OF A LOST GIRL Trailer from Lindsay Denniberg on Vimeo.