First year for CaS following the ”normal” horror film festival formula. We showcased a total of 19 short horror films (and trash films), as well as one feature.
It was the start of something greater than we had imagined. We got there early to set everything up and run tests, and people were already lining up. A great sold out night!
LIEUTNANT JANGLES - Nick Champeaux (Australia) - Feature Film
It’s the mid 1980’s in the most crime ridden city of Australia. Only one man keeps the scales of justice even. Cowboy Detective, Lieutenant Jangles. After his partner is killed in a blazing shootout, Jangles goes on an explosive and blood soaked mission to avenge his death. His quest for vengeance unintentionally makes him the enemy of a mysterious new crime boss, who has been quietly taking over Brisbane City. When their paths finally cross, one thing is made clear, this town isn’t big enough for the both of them.
THE JERRY SHOW - STEPHEN STULL (USA)
A miserable sad sack struggles to mollify a fascist bully he can’t escape.
Plagued with an emotionally abusive tormentor he can’t escape, Jerry degrades himself night after night in a futile attempt to placate the bully. One night, Jerry’s persecutor leaves him in a predicament he sees no way out of, and at his wit’s end, Jerry finally confronts the tyrant.
THE CONDUCTOR - Alex Noyer (USA)
Alexis, a sound engineer, helps an aspiring musician, Josh, win the drum machine of his dreams in a competition in a mall. She mentors him and helps him find his groove to compose the winning beat. Once he submits his creation, it triggers a chain reaction revealing the competition booth to be a gruesome contraption. Through Josh’ beat and a horrific death, Alexis’ creative design comes to fruition directing the macabre music she envisioned.
BONECA (The Doll) - Flávio Carnielli (Br)
Raquel’s life takes a terrible turn when she finds herself held captive by Gregorio, a sculptor of living dolls, who presents his conceptions of beauty and complete submission.
FIVE COURSE MEAL - James Cadden (Canada)
Mark and Jenny agree to take part in a mysterious experiment for money. Things get exceptionally messy.
WHEN SUSURRUS STIRS - Anthony Cousins (USA)
A body horror tale like no other. The story of one man’s bond with a parasitic creature that could result in the end of us all.
A man finds purpose in his meaningless life when he becomes Host to an ancient creature named Susurrus.
WHO IS WHO? - Marek Zalewski (PL)
No synopsis, no English subs, no fucks given. Who is who will keep you guessin’ but you’ll figure it out in the end!
IS YOUR DAUGHTER HOME? - Vincenzo Nappi (Qc)
Mark struggles to find the words to say to his love’s mother.
THE BLOODY BALLAD OF SQUIRT REYNOLDS - Anthony Cousins (USA)
The kids at Camp Nawgonamakit are about to find out the tragic tale of Squirt Reynolds is more than just a legend.
GWILLIAM - Brian Lonano (USA)
A recently released criminal is looking for a good time. He can forget his sins but he can never forget…Gwilliam.
WARNING: This film contains strong and graphic sexual content. Viewer discretion is strongly advised. NSFW!!!
PARK OZ - Clint Cure (Australia)
A small group of students attempt to outrun killer robots including an android (of famous Australian bushranger) Ned Kelly.
MR NICE - David Eric Nilsson (Sweden)
A fake trailer for a film called Mr Nice with the tagline “Don’t steal a mans horse!”
I OWE YOU ONE BANANA AND 2 BLACK EYES - Jim Mcdonough (USA)
It is the year 2021, 3 days since the beginning
of the mysterious animal apocalypse. The last human just died.
The animals are running shit now.
SHADOW MAN - Corey Nikolaus (Qc)
A man suffering from sleep paralysis is visited by a terrifying entity.
CULINATOR - Seb Lafortune (Qc)
The shooting of an ad for the Culinator knife goes wrong…
MANIAC PRIES - Greg Sisco (USA)
A grindhouse-style faux trailer about a murderous priest in the Irish countryside.
VAMPIRE HOOKER HOTEL - Nathan Hill (USA)
A jobless man, down on his luck, wanders off the grid and finds himself at a dead end, standing in front of a whorehouse. Once inside he finds solitude in the arms of a busty hooker. This regains his strength and so he decides to pay another visit to the brothel, completely unaware that the working girls who frequent the establishment are not what they appear to be.
BITCH, POPCORN & BLOOD - Fabio Soares (Fr)
At Salt’ n Sugar, a popcorn bar in the middle of nowhere, LILY a bored waitress, is goingto turn her life around when two fishy strangers show up in the bar.
A mix of onirism, violence and dark humor, Bitch, Popcorn & Blood is simply the weapon that everyone has dreamt of being one day.
SAVING YOU SAVE ME - TINA JETTER, MARC I. DANIELS (USA)
Amber is a young woman gripped by despair and thinks her life is pointless. What she doesn’t know (but will soon discover) is that she’s needed by a secret society of vampires who have discovered that Amber is the key to their survival.
BONNE PERSONNE - Philippe Bourret (Qc)
A film about who is a good person and who isn’t.
THE DROP MON - Christopher D'Andre Williams (USA)
Drop mon is about a hitman that takes job then refuses it.
HORNY CANNIBALS - Christopher D'Andre Williams (USA)
Cannibals also get horny!