Horror Film Festival


LAST YEAR'S RIIFF HORROR FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Check back for the 2002 schedule in the Fall

Friday, October 26th
7:30 p.m. $10 admission
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
directed by Rupert Julian.

Produced in 1925, the film is based on Gaston
Leroux's melodramatic tale of an embittered, disfigured composer who haunts the Paris Opéra and takes a pretty young singer as his protégé. This memorable film stars film legend, Lon Chaney with Mary Philbin. This classic story was the inspiration for the long-running Broadway hit featuring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

To present the film as it might have been seen when it was first released, live accompaniment will be provided under the baton of James Rohr who has been active in the Boston music scene for over 10 years. He has written music for several area filmmakers and is currently composing a score for a film directed by Mark Rigby. Since forming "day job records" in 1996, he has produced three CDs with his acclaimed free improv piano trio, "dull thud," with Curt Newton on drums and Nate McBride on bass. His most recent group is a noir lounge country/blues/groove ensemble featuring Rick McLaughlin (either orchestra) and Mike Connors (combustible edison).

Live accompaniment, Costume Competition, and Screenplay Winners announced.

Saturday, October 27, 2001

7:00 p.m. TOMORROW'S BACON
Director: Bryan Norton. USA. 2001. 9.5 min.

A dark Comedy about a bickering couple in the last stages of a marriage gone sour who make life uneasy for a small town waitress after they pull up to her diner at closing time.

CRADLE OF FEAR
Director: Alex Chandon. United Kingdom. 2001. 122 min.

A homage to the cult Amicus anthology Asylum, the film unfolds four screamplays all linked by the unspeakable need of an incarcerated child killer two wreak vengeance on those responsible for his imprisonment. Starring members of U.K. black metal band Cradle of Filth

A homage to the cult Amicus anthology Asylum, CRADLE OF FEAR unfolds four screamplays all linked by the unspeakable need of an incarcerated child killer to wreak vengeance on those responsible for his imprisonment.

Starring alongside Cradle of Filth members are cult actresses Eileen Daly and Emily Bouffante and the special effects are the work of Hellraiser veterans Creature FX.

9:30 p.m.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Director: Brian Adler. USA. 2001. 15 min.

On a sweltering summer day in a small coastal town, Jenna and Tim embark on a walk for their first date. Soon they find themselves at the site where an
infamous unsolved murder took place a decade earlier. But there are no accidents, and the smell of murder is still in the air.

TERROR TRACT
Directors: Clint Hutchinson & Lance W. Dreesen.
Starring John Ritter, Bryan
Cranston & Will Estes. USA. 2001. 97 min.

The story of real estate agent Bob Carter who can't figure out why three of his listings are such a tough sell. Sure, the homes have blood soaked histories and its owners are all dead or insane. But these are top-notch houses, in turn-key condition and ready to move in! However, today Bob has a sure thing, a newlywed couple in search of the tract home of their dreams. Bob cheerfully shows the properties, the young newlywed couple delighted by what they see until Bob tells them the fates of the previous owners. They listen aghast as Bob relates the horrific histories,plunging them through the neighborhood's sunny façade and into the unspeakable secrets of The Terror Tract!

Sunday, October 28th
3:00 p.m.
HORROR SHORTS SHOWCASE
(Films shown in order of appearance)

DEAD IN AMERICA
Director: Lawrence Klein. USA. 2001. 18 min. 30 sec

A look at how modern day zombies spend their days in a U.S. sanctioned concentration camp. Second film of the "Americana Hillbilly / Zombie / Barbarian" Thrillogy.

THE FRAGILE SKIN
Director: John Carr. United Kingdom. 2001. 24 min.

A true lesbian horror film in the Hammer tradition. In the desolation of an empty house, Mina, the heiress, is transported into a nightmarish world of devil worship, human sacrifice, and things that go bump in the night.

TWITCH
Director: Daniel Giambruno. Australia. 2001. 18 min.

Dave is involved by his prostitute neighbor in the murder of her pimp. A dark comic tale about sex trading, mutilation and quiz shows.

THOU SHALT NOT KILL
Director: Yuk Ting Chan. Hong Kong. 2001. 3-1/2 min

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, an with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." (Matthew 7:1-2) A man kills someone; a judge executes prisoners.
Who have the right to kill? Who have the right to judge?

VAMPIRE HUNTER'S CLUB
Director: Donald F. Glut. USA. 2001. 35 min.

Stakes, mallets, blood, vampires, full moon, and most frightening of all, go-go boots. In 1958, the heroic quartet known as the Vampire Hunter's Club
fail to destroy Dracula. Fifty years later, they are still on the hunt. They are now joined by a young woman in the final quest to close the lid on Dracula forever. They may be old but they've got what it takes when it comes
to hammers and stakes.

VEIL
Director: B. Mark Seabrooks. USA. 2001. 30 min.

Zoe Thomas is a troubled girl who claims to be born with an instinct to see evil. She tells her college professor, Jennifer Cross, that something bad has happened or is going to happen in her and her husband's home. Is Jennifer right when she tells Zoe that she's just a disturbed young woman? Or was Zoe really born with an instinct that allows her to see something dark and evil inside the Cross home?

DIGGING ASHLEY
Director: Todd Cobery. USA. 2001. 24 min.

Darren is an artist who rarely leaves his house due to his fears and disgust with the world around him. However, Darren begins to gain new interest in his surroundings when he develops an infatuation with the women next door, Ashley. Darren's and Ashley's lives converge, but their love story takes a morbid turn through a twisted series of events.

5:30 p.m.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Director: Brian Adler. USA. 2001. 15 min.

TERROR TRACT*
Directors: Clint Hutchinson & Lance W. Dreesen. USA. 2001. 97 min.

*Award ceremony to follow after end of film.


GENERAL INFORMATION
Tickets:
$5.00 General Admission
$3.00 w/ Student I.D.
$8.00 for double bill
$10.00 for "Phantom" screening

Location:
All films are being shown at the Columbus Theater, 270 Broadway, Providence, R.I. Call (401) 621-9660.

SPECIALS:
- A free one night pass to Club Hell will be given to anyone who attends one of the full-length feature's.

- A costume contest will be held on the opening night of the festival with prizes.

- The winners of the R.I. I. F.F Screenplay Competition will be announced on the opening night of the festival.

 







 
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