All families have their secrets… and these households give a new meaning to ‘blood is thicker than water’! Sam and Elecia, the couple behind Out For Blood Film Festival, welcome you into their home for a chilling feast full of undead spirits and revenge.Frightful Families also includes an online pre-show guest talk ‘Pride and Pathology’: Queer Horror and Mental Anguish by Dr. Darren Elliott-Smith. Darren is a senior lecturer in film and gender at the University of Stirling. His research focuses mainly on representations of queerness, gender, and the body in horror film and television and extends to cult and trash cinema and film exhibition, programming and curation. This talk will be available online publicly and viewers do not require a ticket to watch.
Please note: ENGLISH SUBTITLES will be available on all videos with the exception of two music video shorts.
Mommy Got A Demon – Dir. Demerson Souza (Brazil)
Runtime: 25.00 minutes
CW: flashing images, suicide, ableist language
Synopsis: Tete Barilove is dead, but her body is nowhere to be found. Beni, a longtime fan, finds clues that could lead her to the truth about Brazil’s most famous 90s singer.
The Other Half – Dir. Sepehr Basirmand (Islamic Republic of Iran)
Runtime: 10.00 minutes
CW: flashing images
Synopsis: A cursed child who was kicked out of the house by the people of the farm returns to the farm to avenge his mother’s blood from the people and his father.
Chatau Sauvignon: terroir – Dir. D.M. Night Maire (USA)
Runtime: 13.10 minutes
CW: drug use, domestic abuse, needles
Synopsis: An isolated adolescent son of a storied vintner family finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. When a doting woman and her indifferent son arrive seeking a tasting and tour of the winery, Nicolas sees an opportunity to help care for his mother, as well as prove his worth to his choleric father. However, his wayward plan quickly takes a turn for the worse…
Family History – Dir. Mark J. Parker (USA)
Runtime: 16.05 minutes
Synopsis: On the anniversary of his mother’s mysterious death, a young man brings his new boyfriend home to meet his reclusive, conservative father.