Gasp! The Horror!
Sat. Oct. 27 • 2:00pm
Sometimes horror is a magical horned demon shooting fire at you. Sometimes it lives in your own home... Ithaca Fantastik is proud to present this selection of shorts that shows just how wide, wild, and inventive the realm of horror can be.
Stellan Kendrick • USA • 4min
After mom gets hacked to pieces by her latest lover, a devout child fights to escape the same fate.
The Day Mum Became A Monster
Josephine Hopkins • France • 24min
Young Candice lives alone with her mother since the divorce of her parents. As her birthday approaches, she’s excited to see her father again. But her mother's attitude begins to change...
Santiago Menghini • Canada • 9min
On a late night, a young teen goes into the kitchen for a glass of milk. Upon encountering his sleepless mother, he quickly realizes things are not as they seem.
Jasper Vrancken • Belgium • 20min
Richard has an unusual fantasy: he is aroused by the idea of being eaten by an animal or monster. Through an ad, he meets the mysterious Max and may have the chance to fulfill his depraved fantasy.
Anastasia Nechaeva • Russian Federation • 19min
In the not too distant future, heart extraction is a routine surgical operation. A cynical post-op rehab doctor enjoys his life while ridiculing those who undergo the surgery. Who would want to be heartless?
Those Who Can Die
Charlotte • Cayeux France • 19min
Zoé enters a strict boarding school where the pupils seem a little too well behaved. One day, Zoé meets Marie and understands what they are destined for.
Eyeslicer Halloween Special
Dan Schoenbrun and Vanessa McDonnell • 93min
Sat. Oct. 27 • 4:00pm
A comedy-horror anthology presented by internet rock stars The Eyeslicer. Taking viewers on a chaotic journey through the liminal space of the Halloween season, THE EYESLICER HALLOWEEN SPECIAL feels like an acid trip down the Halloween aisle at Party City.
A desperate woman attempts to escape from within a Red Lobster commercial.
On the night of Ted Bundy’s execution, a young girl embarks on a dangerous adventure.
Steve travels to a 24-hour copy shop to make missing posters for his dead cat. Will he ever leave?
If you see a cursed crow hand on the ground, do NOT pick it up.
Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can't Fix
A frenetic supercut exploring the role of bathtubs throughout film and horror movie history.
All The Witches
This observational doc takes us onto the set of a new horror movie.
In this non-traditional documentary, two best friends Skype for their annual Halloween tradition—carving pumpkins and sharing stories of misogyny.
A ghost reflects on the 2015 South Carolina Flood.
Allen Anders - Live at the Comedy Castle
A stand-up set takes an unexpected turn.
Gwilliam's Tips for Turning Tricks into Treats
Everyone’s favorite trashcan goblin is back with tips for a fun and safe Halloween night.
The Puppet Man
A dreamy tribute to the slasher films of John Carpenter
Ghosting the Party
Two best friends drop acid and hit on a ghost during a Halloween dance party.
Light +/- Dark Shorts
Sat. Nov. 3 • 4:00pm
Tampon Monsters. Murderous Johnny Depp fans. Two dudes just trying to be cool. The LIGHT+/-DARK shorts block presents the comedy genre shorts that made us laugh, or made us cringe.
Brian Lonano • USA • 13min
Three American girls magically transform into Japanese superheroes and fight a tampon monster as they begin their journey into womanhood.
Guillem Dols • Spain • 18min
A couple of snuff filmmakers face a problematic shoot.
Clarissa Jacobson/JM Logan • USA • 19min
Two burned out high school Lunch Ladies do whatever it bloody takes on their quest to become Johnny Depp's personal chefs.
We Summoned A Demon
Chris McInroy • USA • 6min
They just wanted to be cool. Instead, they got a demon.
Max Levine • USA • 10min
A movie about a bad joke.
Rani Deigh Crowe • USA • 5min
A young girl with dark thoughts "gets fixed" at the beauty salon.
D. L. Hess/R. H. Perry • USA • 21min
Oddball Clark meets the girl of his dreams, but the relationship is threatened by his foot fetish.
Sat. Nov. 3 • 2:00pm
Think you’ve seen everything the genre world has to offer? Think again. Our WTFANTASTIK! block challenges genre veterans with envelope-pushing, boundary-breaking shorts that must be seen to be believed. For adventurous audiences only!
What's That In The Ground?
Wally Chung • USA • 3min
When you want one thing, sometimes you get the complete opposite... or something worse.
The Story of Everything
Sharon A. Mooney • USA • 15min
Lorraine is on a lifelong search for her former foster brother. After a tense encounter with a stranger, the two embark on a road trip, each searching for something.
Shannon Jones • USA • 12min
A sociopath's perspective of luring a woman into a fantasy world that quickly turns into a nightmare.
Franz Milec • Czech Republic • 17min
In a fully automated society, a smart assistant who helped build the current regime joins the resistance.
Starnes/Wright/Clendenning/Miles • USA • 16min
This sketch pilot series features VHS tapes from an alternate universe in the 1990s.
Samantha Kolesnick • USA • 12min
A young man's life spirals into depravity and madness when he confronts the trauma of his childhood.
Nicholas Payne • USA • 6min
Charles is deeply in debt and desperate to save his kidnapped dog. In a last-ditch effort to secure the ransom, he asks his wealthy mother for help
Marinah Janello • USA • 15min
Shot entirely on 16mm, Entropia embodies the internal struggles of aging and the toll it takes on a woman’s self worth.
Death Metal Grandma
Leah Galant • USA • 14min
Plays before Black Mother
97 year old Holocaust Survivor, Inge Ginsberg, was a songwriter for legendary musicians like Dean Martin and Nat King Cole. Now, she’s ready to break out as a death metal performer.
Murat Çetinkaya • Turkey • 13min
Plays before Starfish
At the center of a barren and mysterious universe stands a shed. From within, the Leader oversees his subordinates, but they cannot look inside.
Ben Larned • USA • 8min
Plays before La Rusalka
After 10 years of hiding, Stephen confronts the salesman to whom he sold his soul, unaware that the demon has fallen in love with him.
Teal Greyhavens • USA • 8min
Plays before Piercing
On the night of Emily’s 18th birthday, her family gathers to reveal an important secret to her.
Saturn Through The Telescope
Didac Gimeno • Spain • 11min
Plays before Violence Voyager
One night, ten-year-old Max sneaks out of his bedroom to watch a horror film. He’s caught by his mother, but can’t forget what he’s seen.
David Malcolm • UK • 7min
Plays before Chained for Life
Four friends, well aware of the irony and cliché involved, visit the abandoned Carpenter Hill Hospital for fun.
Every Ghost Has An Orchestra
Shayna Connely • USA • 7min
Plays before Relaxer
What happens after we die? This universal question is explored by paranormal researcher and experimental composer Michael Esposito.
Ashlea Wessel • Canada • 12min
Plays before Luz
In a post-pandemic society, a vampire in hiding is forced to make a stand when confronted with the oppressive regime who kidnapped and enslaved her family.
Riley Was Here
Jon Rhoads • USA • 15min
Plays before Prospect
Humankind narrowly avoided an apocalyptic event, but some of those who survived struggle to move on after their horrific losses.
Joe LaRocca • USA • 10min
Plays before Brother's Nest
Robert is peer pressured into setting off a smoke grenade in his high school as a prank. After running home, he stumbles across a family secret that will change his life forever.
Akim Gagnon • Canada • 10min
Plays before Love Me Not
Clara goes to talk with her sister, Sara, who has locked herself in the bathroom of her Hochelaga home.