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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Hexploitation Film Festival: Short Films


Short films are often the lifeblood of independent filmmakers. These shorts can be artistic pieces in their own right, or the primordial ooze that eventually leads to a feature film. The Hexploitation Film Festival has collected a number of exceptional short horror films for their event this year...



Banshee - Adam O'Brien (Canada)

Synopsis: While she was under the supervision of her big sister, Olivia got lost into the woods over night. Now she’s home and she didn't come back alone.

Plays at the Horror Short Film Showcase on March 24th at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton.





Bit By Bit - Colin Baxter (Canada)

Synopsis: Alex, a shameless cyberbully yearns for more attention and control, whatever the cost. Her day begins with a phone call about online revenue. As the call ends, she disappears from the street.

Plays at the Horror Short Film Showcase on March 24th at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton.




Bon App├ętit - Erenik Beqiri (Albania)

Synopsis: A man hungry for power finds a new way to satisfy his appetite.

Plays with Ruin Me (2017) on March 25th at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario.




Buzzcut - Jon Rhoads, Mike Marrero (USA)

Synopsis: Jane just wants some loving from her girlfriend Melanie, who refuses to have sex until her awful haircut is fixed. While Jane is having her head shaved, the apocalypse happens...

Plays at the Horror Short Film Showcase on March 24th at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton.





A Doll Distorted - Directed by Niall Shukla (United Kingdom)

Synopsis: Jane suffers from haphephobia, the pathological fear of touch. Tormented by years of loneliness and isolation she orders a synthetic love doll online to nightmarish consequences.

Plays with Charismata (2018) on March 23rd at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario.





Fun - Greg Kovacs (Canada)

Synopsis: Anna and Ellery discover different interpretations of the word "Fun"...

Plays at the Horror Short Film Showcase on March 24th at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton.




Human Cattle - Carlos Henriques, Phil Pattison (Canada)

Synopsis: Three sexy teenagers fail to heed warnings about the evils that lurk in the jungle, and must fight trigger-happy bounty hunters, blood-thirsty cannibals and massive flesh-eating monsters.

Plays at the Horror Short Film Showcase on March 24th at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton.




The Jerry Show - Stephen Stull (USA)

Synopsis: Plagued with an emotionally abusive tormentor he can't escape, Jerry degrades himself night after night in an attempt to placate the bully. At his wit's end, Jerry finally confronts the tyrant...

Plays with The Velocipastor on March 24th at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton.



Juliette - Lora D'Addazio (Belgium)

Synopsis: Juliette is a shy girl terrified to catch a ride with two horny bitches that aren't paying any attention to the road...

Plays at the Horror Short Film Showcase on March 24th at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton.




Latched - Justin Harding, Rob Brunner (Canada)

Synopsis: A choreographer pursues creative inspiration at a cottage retreat while attempting to wean her demanding toddler and unknowingly awakens a vile fairy corpse in the process...

Plays with I Wish I Wish on March 23rd at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton.





Lunch Ladies - J.M. Logan (USA)

Synopsis: Two burned out high school lunch ladies do whatever it bloody takes on their quest to become Johnny Depp's personal chefs...

Plays with Bloodsucka Jones vs. the Creeping Death on March 25th at the Staircase Theatre.







Make a Stand (Mehua) - Camille Aigloz, Simon Anding, Michiru Baudet, Margo Roquelaure, Diane Tran Duc, Lucy Vallin (France)

Synopsis: Two young women are about to receive the greatest honour: be sacrificed to their gods. But the sacrifice doesn’t run through as planned...

Plays at the Horror Short Film Showcase on March 24th at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton.




My First Time - Asaf Livni (Israel)

Synopsis: Tonight Maggie is "doing it" for the first time. She meets Kobi, a guy cute enough for the purpose. Heading to his apartment, Kobi discovers what Maggie’s real intentions are...

Plays at the Horror Short Film Showcase on March 24th at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton.



Scraps - Christopher Giroux (Canada)

Synopsis: On a successful date, Jessica and Billy decide they don't want to the evening to end just yet. They run into a threat, but who's really the threat when the truth is revealed...

Plays with The Heretics on March 24th at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario.




Stay - David Mikalson (USA)

Synopsis: Some men are demons. A cult of women summon a demon, but one rogue member, Carol, gets in the way of their plans...

Plays at the Horror Short Film Showcase on March 24th at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton.




Termitator - Camille Monette, Roxane De Koninck, Keenan Poloncsak (Canada)

Synopsis: Four douche-bags embark on a weekend of partying and debauchery at a cabin in the woods, unaware that they will be disturbing the humanoid-termite mutant known as Termitator.

Plays with Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High Aka Vol. 2 on March 24th at the Staircase Theatre.




We Summoned a Demon - Chris McInroy (USA)

Synopsis: They just wanted to be cool. Instead, they got a demon...

Plays at the Horror Short Film Showcase on March 24th at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton.





Zandavi Lives - Michael Pereira (Canada)

Synopsis: Two priests are called upon to perform their first exorcism on the newborn baby of an estranged family. They soon realize they are in over their heads...

Plays at the Horror Short Film Showcase on March 24th at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton.




For more information on the festival, check out the links below...