9:30 PM – GRINDHOUSE SHORTS with Q&A
Synopsis: A collection of horror shorts with a 1970’s and early 80’s feel.
• LARRY GONE DEMON - Director/Writer/Producer/Editor: Matt Lawrence2015, USA, 14 min, Midwest PremiereSynopsis: A frenetic, punk rock nightmare centering on one asshole of a roommate.
• NIGHT OF THE SLASHER - Director/Writer: Shant Hamassian, Producer: Adam Lesar 2015, USA, 12 Min, MN PremiereSynopsis: A ‘shot-in-one-take’ slasher film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and defeat him. https://vimeo.com/135202880
• EL GIGANTE - Director Gigi Saul Guerrero, Producer: Raynor Shima2014, Canada, 13 Min, Midwest PremiereSynopsis: After attempting to cross the US/Mexico border in search of a better life, Armando awakens in an unknown room, his body broken down and a Lucha Libre mask sewn into his neck. The only chance for Armando’s survival in this hellish nightmare is to last in a wrestling match against the most terrifying villain of all: GIGANTE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQaEk6aMk9k
• NINJA ELIMINATOR 4: THE FRENCH CONNECTION - Director/Writer: Mathieu Berthon, Producers: Mathieu Berthon & Lionel Laget2014, France, 8 Min, Midwest PremiereSynopsis: The fourth episode of the famous ninja film franchise created by Roadkill Superstar at Montreal. In this episode, the duo of French super cops Francois and Jean-Baptiste in search of Mr. Mo., diabolical leader of a ninja drug trafficking gang, who are trying to expand its influence to our beautiful country!
• LIFELINE - Director/Writer/Producer: Jeffery Wang Executive Producer/ Production Manager: Heather Wagner 2015, USA, 18 min, MN Premiere Synopsis: When an enigmatic traveler with an unusual lifeline pays a visit to Madame Golorio’s psychic parlor, the ailing palm reader is compelled to take the future into her own hands. http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi2018881817
• SHEILA SCORNED - Director/Writer: Mara Gasbarro Tasker2015, USA, 17 min, MN PremiereSynopsis: When Sheila inadvertently messes up a major drug deal, local kingpin Barry and his goons kidnap her from the club where she dances. Unfortunately, for Barry, Sheila happens to be a trash talkin’ ass kicker - and a bit of a psychopath. And there’s nothing she hates more than men on a power trip are. https://vimeo.com/108189071
• L’ASSASSINS - Director/Writer/Editor: Tyler Jensen2015, MN Made, 12 min, Midwest PremiereSynopsis: When the dancers at the local strip club off the interstate start disappearing, only a gang of fearless heroines has what it takes to settle the score. Sexy rock-n-rollers by day, lethal, blood-thirsty vigilantes by night, L’Assassins are on the prowl. https://vimeo.com/137914252