The 7th annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival begins October 13 and runs until October 20. Go here for more info and to buy tickets and passes. There are many scary new features and shorts to see but here are six I will definitely be reviewing.
Saturday, October 15, 2022 3:25 PM
This is the world premiere of a nine-part anthology horror film with segments directed by new horror directors Jason Ragosta, Steven Keller, Haley Bishop, Sebastien Bazile, Nichole Carson, Wes Driver, Kimberley Elizabeth, Michael Galvan, Mark A. Pritchard and Jason Wilkinson. Spawned by the social audio app Clubhouse, this is a great chance to see early works by future star of the genre. Bloodydisgusting.com reports that the omnibus’s “shocking stories include: an innkeeper’s growing concern about his secretive new guests; a contractor who inhales mold spores that lead to murder; a couple confronting the fact that one of them is a ghost; a witch protecting her child from a killer; a dance craze that has dire consequences, and much more.” Here is the trailer and poster for the film. A Dark Sky Films Release.
Saturday, October 15, 2022 9:30 PM
Quebec-born actor Charlotte Le Bon’s directorial debut received high praise when shown at last year’s Directors Night at Cannes. In Variety, Jessica Kiang calls the film “a weird, wistful coming-of-age debut that is equally charming and chilling.” Teenagers Bastien and Chloè spend a summer in a Quebec farm house and find their budding sexuality to be as scary to them as their new surroundings.
GIVE ME AN A
Sunday, October 16, 2022 6:15 PM
This anthology was finished only ten weeks after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, making it an urgent and vital response to that ruling by a host of women directors. Segments take on horror and other genres: sci-fi, comedy and satire. 100% of proceeds from the screening will be donated to The New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF) to help provide access to reproductive services.
Directed by Natasha Halevi, Meg Swertlow, Bonnie Discepolo, Danin Jacquay, Annie Bond, Sarah Kopkin, Monica Moore-Suryiage, Caitlin Hargraves, Megan Rosati, Hannah Alline, Avital Ash, Mary C. Russell, Valerie Finkel, Kelly Nygaard, Loren Escandon and Francesca Maldonado.
ALL JACKED UP AND FULL OF WORMS
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 6:50 PM
Just take a look at the trailer below for Alex Phillips’ directorial debut and you’ll agree this is the blow my mind trippy freakfest to get you ready for a chemically enhanced Hallow’s Eve. New York Premiere. A Cinedigm, Bloody Disgusting, SCREAMBOX, and Fandor Release.
Thursday, October 20, 2022 4:30 PM
In this new Italian feature by director Paolo Strippoli, set in Rome, a family reeling from the death of a parent falls apart at the same time a mysterious gas is being emitted from manholes every time it rains.
IRREVERSIBLE: STRAIGHT CUT
Thursday, October 20, 2022 7:30 PM EDT
Part of a showcase of the French films that explored excessive violence around the turn of the 21st century, this is Gasper Noé’s new version of his great 2002 film. The original told the story in segments that went in reverse chronological order, from a series of violent events to the peaceful origins of the couple at the center of the story. Now Noé has rearranged the story in chronological order. I loved the original so I’m excited to see if this radical experiment in editing works!
The festival also includes several sidebars, such as “The Gates Of Hell And Beyond: A Lucio Fulci Retrospective,” featuring several of the Italian horror master’s works including a version of his classic 1981 film “Beyond” with a new score by the original composer. Also a selection of LGBTQ horror films and several showcases of shorts, including a “Home Invasion” set of shorts directed by Brooklyn filmmakers. The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival will be held October 13-20. Go here for more info and to buy tickets and passes.