20th Nov2015

Ten directors. One ‘Night of Horror’

by Phil Wheat

Ten directors will come together for one night of horror with the first annual A Night of Horror Volume 1 anthology premiering on opening night of the A Night of Horror International Film Festival, which takes place from Thursday November 26th to Sunday December 6th.

Produced by A Night of Horror International Film Festival’s Director Dr Dean Bertram and Deadhouse Films’ Enzo Tedeschi, A Night of Horror Volume 1 consists of nine short films submitted to and invited into the anthology for the first time this year, bringing together genre filmmakers from across Australia and the world and is a 90 minute pulse-charging horror featuring zombies, demonic entities, self-surgery, cannibalism and much more.

Featuring Bianca Bradey of Wyrmwood and Starting From Now fame, Ryde resident Enzo Tedeschi’s Life Imitates is the tale of a young woman that wakes up in a macabre art gallery, her experience leading audiences through the short films that make up the anthology. From the screenwriter of The Pack, Dark Origins from Brisbane’s Evan Randall Green tells of a psychologist that discovers the terrifying trauma haunting her young patient may in fact lurk beyond the girl’s fractured mind.

California’s Los Angeles based Bossi Baker’s Hum takes us inside a woman’s apartment where a mysterious humming does way more than keep her awake at night. Escape for a weekend away with Melbourne duo Nicholas Colla and Daniel Daperis’ Flash and risk being invaded by a dark presence. Ravenous from London’s Southgate’s Carmen Falk leaves us alone with a young girl and her grandmother who has a compulsive urge to eat raw animal flesh.

Matthew Goodrich of Melbourne’s Cheltenham delivers a family split apart in Scission. Canada’s Ontario based Justin Harding’s Point of View sees a tired coroner stalked by the living dead…but only when she isn’t looking. Take the train ride from hell with an unfaithful woman in Melbourne’s Ivanhoe based Goran Spoljaric’s The Priest and I Am Undone from Rebecca Thomson of West Hobart, Tasmania sees a cosmetic surgeon suffer spectacularly from oversampling her products.

States Deadhouse Films’ Enzo Tedeschi:

We have managed to curate an incredibly high-level of production value segments for this first instalment of the ‘A Night of Horror Volume 1’ anthology. I am super-impressed with the quality, but also the variety on display, ranging from the hilariously macabre to the seriously dark and unsettling – all the ingredients for a good 90 minutes of chills and entertainment. I reckon horror fans familiar with recent anthologies will find this one a breath of fresh air.

Tickets for A Night of Horror International Film Festival are on sale and can be purchased at Dendy.com

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