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Season of the Witch: A Night of Horror Shorts

Wed 10 July, 20:00 | Sun 14 Jul, 19:30

From the team that brought you Winter Chills and Spring Rites comes a night of indie horror shorts from women and non-binary directors: Season of the Witch. Curated by Stephen Graves and Nicci Brighten.

Scalped (1 min, dir. Melanie Light)
A gentle reminder of cinema etiquette for moviegoers.

Stop Dead (8 mins, dir. Emily Greenwood)
When a workaholic city detective and her laid-back partner try to stop a dishevelled girl staggering down the middle of a country road, they discover she's being stalked by some unseen entity with a horrifying ultimatum: you stop moving, you die.

The Yellow Balloon (7 mins, dir. Lisa Geurts)
Lauren comes home to find her house fully decorated. Is this a welcome surprise or the start of a nightmare?

Blood Rites (19 mins, dir. Helena Coan)
Three teenage girls with a monstrous hunger begin to unravel in the English Fens.

*666 (3 mins, dir. Abby Falvo)
A routine Satanic ritual goes horribly wrong as two cult members attempt to contact with something from the other side. They learn that some calls are best left unanswered.

Requiem (24 mins, dir. Em Gilbertson)
A coming of age story set in 1605, against the backdrop of the witch trials. Evelyn engages in a game of cat and mouse against her father, Minister Gilbert, in order to be with Mary, the woman she loves.

Memento Mori (1 min, dir. Izzy Lee)
A scientist discovers how to resurrect a dead colleague in 1983.

Only Yourself to Blame (9 mins, dir. Noomi Yates)
A girl walking home late at night finds herself being followed by a frightening figure that copies her every movement.

Crafty Witch (1 min, dir. Laura-Beth Cowley)
Animation. Hopkins is up to his old tricks but Winny has other ideas.

Sucker (8 mins, dir. Alix Austin)
Two sisters are pitted against each other by a gigantic, abhorrent leech creature that uses its influence to puppeteer them from the inside out.

Further titles to be announced.

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