Little Terrors Relaunch Sept 19th, 2012
We here at Entertainment Maven have been following Justin McConnell’s Little Terrors Short Film series for quite a time now. Examples can be found here, here and here. For the last couple of months the series has been in limbo, not holding as many events as in the past, due to legal wrangling and smaller foot traffic leading to financial constraints. Ultimately Justin was faced with a decision that would impact the existence of the series all together. He could shut the series down and file away the knowledge and experience gained for a possible revival down the road, or he could move out of the friendly confines of the Projection Booth East, move into a more central location in Toronto, bring on additional programmers and go for broke. Fortunately for us Justin is a bit of a gambler and has gone for option number two.
Bringing aboard programmers Christian Burgess from The Toronto After Dark Film Festival, April Snellings from Rue Morgue Magazine and Michael Pazst from Raven Banner Entertainment, Justin has moved into the Magic Lantern Cinema Carlton at College Subway station right in the heart of Downtown Toronto. The series re-debuts this Wednesday Sept 19th with a line-up of all new shorts for the Toronto public:
Through the Night (11 minutes, Ireland, premiere) – IMDB
DIR: Lee Cronin
Every night, around the world, couples fall asleep side by side – trusting they know what lies beside them. Tonight, in this apartment, something evil is about to show it’s true face.
DIR: Jake Cuddihy & Ben Tillett
A gothic tale of a girl scared to suck her thumb – lest the monstrous Suckablood should come.
Undying Love (11 minutes, Iceland, premiere) – IMDB
DIR: Omar Hauksson
The lengths a man will go for love when the world crumbles around him. Current selection of Sitges.
The Congregation (12 minutes) – IMDB
DIR: Michael Foulke
John Christner returns from war to find that he has been shunned by his Amish family and friends for violating their beliefs. However, when a mysterious plague threatens the community, John may be their only hope for survival. Featuring Bruce Davison and Daniel Roebuck.
The Gate (12 minutes, UK) – IMDB
DIR: Matt Westrup
A new virulent strain of rabies is thought to be responsible for a number of horrible deaths in the city of London. It soon becomes clear that the cause of the condition has a much more sinister origin.
DIR: Lee Cronin
A tale about a young boy who sets out on an adventure deep into the forest to face his fear, guided only by a voice at the end of his walkie-talkie.
Animal (5 minutes, UK) – IMDB
DIR: Ross Peacock
A man on his way home from work late one night is set upon by two vicious thugs, but as the moon rises in the sky it becomes clear that this man may be more than he seems.
The Angel (7 minutes) – IMDB
DIR: Paul Hough
A little girl visits her dying grandmother in the hospital, unaware a battle will be waged for her very survival.
DIR: Paul Campion
A scientist becomes obsessed with a strange half-eel, half-human creature. From the director of ‘The Devil’s Rock’.
Casting Call of Cthulhu (9 minutes) – IMDB
DIR: Joseph Nanni
A very unconventional casting session is held for a new H.P. Lovecraft film. From the director of Little Terrors favourites ‘Black Goat’, ‘The Necronomicon’ and ‘Elder Sign’.
Day Of The Living? (11 minutes) – IMDB
DIR: Mark Stevensen
The last three zombies on earth are trapped inside a cabin, while an angry mob of humans lingers outside.
So if you are into genre films and like the compact storytelling that short films can offer, then get down to the Carlton Cinema on Wednesday Sept 19th for the newest incarnation of Little Terrors. Justin is an approachable and knowledgeable host, being a short and feature film director himself, and the Carlton has a cozy atmosphere that’s inviting. Also make sure to follow the Facebook Page of the series for info on further events
Till Next Time,
Movie Junkie TO
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