The Brooklyn Horror Movie Competition declares right this moment the second and ultimate wave of titles for his or her upcoming 2022 version, introduced by Shudder, working October thirteenth to the twentieth with screenings held at Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg and Williamsburg Cinemas. Badges are presently accessible to buy on the web site whereas provides final and particular person tickets will go on sale this Friday at midday EST. The entire schedule is now accessible HERE.
The seventh version of New York Metropolis’s celebrated style occasion will shut with the U.S. Premiere of the “straight reduce” of Gaspar Noé’s IRREVERSIBLE, additionally a spotlight of the competition’s Concern In Focus: French Extremity sidebar, coinciding with the movie’s twentieth anniversary, and can highlight Charlotte Le Bon’s supernatural coming-of-age function debut FALCON LAKE — sizzling off of its North American premiere at TIFF — as Centerpiece. As well as, BHFF is proud to host a particular occasion screening of the brand new style anthology GIVE ME AN A. Govt produced by Natasha Halevi, member of the celebrated feminine horror filmmaker group Fatale Collective, who premiered their very own anthology, BLEED, at Brooklyn Horror in 2019, all proceeds from the screening might be donated to The New York Abortion Entry Fund (NYAAF) to assist present entry to reproductive providers. GIVE ME AN A was conceived following the devastating overturning of Roe v. Wade in America and encompasses a star-studded solid that features Alyssa Milano (Charmed), Virginia Madsen (SIDEWAYS), Gina Torres (THE MATRIX franchise), Milana Vayntrub (WEREWOLVES WITHIN), Jennifer Holland (Peacemaker), Sean Gunn (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY movies), Molly C. Quinn (Citadel), Jason George (Gray’s Anatomy), and Jackie Tohn (GLOW), and the screening might be adopted by a moderated dialogue on reproductive rights with attending filmmakers, producers, and solid. For extra info on NYAFF go to www.nyaaf.org.
Wave two provides much more thrilling world premieres to the slate, together with a particular free screening for BHFF audiences to get pleasure from of Tubi’s TERROR TRAIN remake; INFLUENCER, the most recent from BHFF 2019 alum Kurtis David Tougher; and the hand-drawn animated horror THE WEIRD KIDZ, directed by Fortunate McKee’s longtime editor Zach Passero.
Further highlights from the ultimate wave embody the competition’s beforehand talked about Concern In Focus: French Extremity sidebar – not for the weak of coronary heart! — that includes the U.S. premiere of the brand new HD remaster of Fabrice Du Welz’s revered function debut CALVAIRE, and the entire Slayed program of LGBTQ+ horror, that includes Michelle Garza Cervera’s two-time Tribeca successful HUESERA; Kyra Gardner’s LIVING WITH CHUCKY documentary; Carter Smith’s skin-crawling horror-thriller SWALLOWED; and a particular screening of Brian Yuzna’s SOCIETY introduced along side the ebook launch of It Got here From The Closet, edited by Joe Vallese.
The entire shorts line-up for BHFF 2022, together with two blocks of the competition’s signature, locally-made-horror House Invasion part, rounds out the announcement alongside this 12 months’s particular occasions.
Badges are presently accessible to buy on the web site whereas provides final and particular person tickets will go on sale this Friday at midday EST. The entire schedule is now accessible HERE.
East Coast Premiere
Canada, France | 2022 | 99 Min. | Dir. Charlotte Le Bon
Caught between childhood and maturity, Bastien and Chloè spend their summer season trip with their households at a haunted lake cabin in rural Quebec. Tropes of drowning, ghosts, and loss of life linger all through the assured debut by actor turned director Charlotte Le Bon that follows two teenagers whose few days collectively will in the end change them perpetually.
IRREVERSIBLE: STRAIGHT CUT
CLOSING NIGHT FILM
France | 2002 | 97 Min. | Dir. Gaspar Noé
If you happen to’ve skilled Gaspar Noé’s unimaginable IRREVERSIBLE, you understand that it’s an assaultive and sensible take a look at the psychological damages brought on by sexual violence and blood-lusting revenge, one introduced as a backwards narrative that unconventionally reveals its characters motivations. Their actions, in addition to the nihilism of the movie itself, tackle an entire new dynamic right here, with Noé presenting the narrative in its correct chronological order, giving an already singularly highly effective masterpiece the flexibility to trigger a newfound dose of visceral devastation.
East Coast Premiere
USA | 2022 | 95 Min. | Dir. Corey Deshon
Held in opposition to her will inside an remoted home deep within the woods, a younger girl has no alternative however to problem the interpersonal dynamics and self-imposed guidelines of her captors, a three-person nuclear household that believes the air outdoors is poisonous and that the apocalypse has arrived. A Darkish Star Photos Launch.
East Coast Premiere
Mexico | 2022 | 100 Min | Dir. Isaac Ezban
With all hope seemingly misplaced, and needing time to themselves to seek out one of the best medical care, a critically sick younger lady’s mother and father depart her and her older sister at grandma’s home, the place bedtime tales a few demonic shapeshifter change into greater than fiction.
East Coast Premiere
Italy | 2022 | 93 Min | Dir. Paolo Strippoli
Reeling from the devastating loss of life of their matriarch in a tragic automobile accident, the Morel household is shattered. Moderately than bind collectively in shared grief, father and son deflect blame and lash out at one another in anger. The little sister, additionally sadly wounded within the accident, can solely watch as the remainder of her family members destroy what’s left of their household from the within out. All of the whereas a mysterious gasoline is seeping from out of the sewers that causes you to hallucinate your most painful, repressed ideas. A darkish and stormy Rome units the stage for despair on a direct path to bloody carnage.
Give Me An A
Particular Occasion Screening
USA | 2022 | 90 Min | Dir. Natasha Halevi, Meg Swertlow, Bonnie Discepolo, Danin Jacquay, Annie Bond, Sarah Kopkin, Monica Moore-Suryiage, Caitlin Hargraves, Megan Rosati, Hannah Alline, Avital Ash, Mary C. Russell, Valerie Finkel, Kelly Nygaard, Loren Escandon, Francesca Maldonado
An pressing and passionate response to the current overturning of Roe v. Wade, GIVE ME AN A is an anthology gathering 15 model new shorts and a wraparound piece working the style gamut from satire to horror, all thematically targeted on abortion rights and bodily autonomy. An formidable undertaking put collectively in file time, GIVE ME AN A sees a large ensemble of feminine filmmakers collect in unprecedented trend to make use of their inventive voices at an important second in historical past. That is artwork for survival.
100% of proceeds from the screening might be donated to The New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF) to assist present entry to reproductive providers.
USA | 2022 | 92 Min | Dir. Kurtis David Tougher
Regardless of what she tells her loyal followers on IG, social media influencer Madison is having a lonely and disappointingly uneventful go to in Thailand. Her expertise does a miraculous 180 when she meets CW, one other traveler who appears to thrive on her personal. After displaying Madison all of the superb sights, CW saves one of the best shock for final—a abandoned island utterly off the grid. Kurtis David Tougher (BHFF 2019 choice SPIRAL) directs this sneakily twisted thriller that begs the query, are we the celebrities of our personal tales or is nobody?
East Coast Premiere
Norway | 2022 | 99 Min. | Dir. Kjersti Helen Rasmussen
Keen to begin their new life collectively, Mona and Robby have all the things set: a brand new residence, Robby’s new job, and Mona’s being pregnant. Whereas issues really feel fantastic for Robby, although, Mona can’t shake the sensation that the unusual occurrences round their residence constructing are linked to her feeling that one thing inhuman needs the infant that’s inside her.
Free Advance Screening, September 26
USA | 2022 | 115 Min | Dir. Parker Finn
After witnessing a weird, traumatic incident involving a affected person, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) begins experiencing horrifying occurrences that she will be able to’t clarify. As an awesome terror begins taking up her life, Rose should confront her troubling previous in an effort to survive and escape her horrifying new actuality.
Free Screening Introduced by Tubi
US/Canada | 2022 | 91 Min | Dir. Philippe Gagnon
Lovers of ’80s slasher cinema know all in regards to the Jamie-Lee-Curtis-led favourite TERROR TRAIN (1980). Now, 42 years later, Tubi is ready to thrill horror followers with a up to date reimagining of this cult basic. Retaining most of the unique’s components, together with the killer’s clown masks obsession, intact, Tubi’s rambunctious and blood-drenched new remake takes place throughout a Halloween-themed bash, the place school seniors on board a celebration practice quickly discover themselves amidst locomotive-bound carnage en path to its body-count-heavy ultimate vacation spot. A Tubi Unique.
12 months of the Shark
East Coast Premiere
France | 2022 | 84 Min | Dir. Ludovic Boukherma, Zoran Boukherma
Powerful and humorless maritime cop Maja is lastly prepared for well-deserved retirement when our bodies start washing up on the shore. As she turns into hell-bent on proving it’s all a bloodthirsty shark’s doing, the neighborhood shrugs off her warnings.
HEAD TRIP FEATURE FILM LINEUP
Pushing the boundaries of what can fairly be termed ‘horror’ these movies be a part of first wave titles that included Jethica; Mom, Might I?; Outdated Flame; Sick Of Myself; and One thing In The Grime
All Jacked Up And Full Of Worms
New York Premiere
USA | 2022 | 72 Min. | Dir. Alex Phillips
If you’re trying by way of the competition slate for a film that’s the most out-there, eye-popping, what-hole-did-this-crawl-out-from, all-jacked-up-and-full-of-worms sort of film, you then gained’t need to miss Alex Phillips’ electrical debut, ALL JACKED UP AND FULL OF WORMS. Make a journey with Roscoe (Phillip Andre Botello) and Benny (Trevor Dawkins) by way of their downward spiral of medicine, intercourse and primordial ooze. A Cinedigm, Bloody Disgusting, SCREAMBOX, and Fandor Launch.
USA | 2022 | 106 Min. | Dir. Mali Elfman
The world adjustments in a flash when a scientist shockingly claims she’s capable of observe consciousness after loss of life therefore proving the existence of an afterlife. Rose and Teddy, two deeply tormented strangers on their technique to be a part of this new examine, cross paths and reluctantly comply with journey collectively cross-country. The journey to voluntarily finish their lives proves to not be such a straightforward exit plan as they’re haunted each actually and figuratively by the ghosts of their pasts. A Magnolia Photos Launch.
New York Premiere
Canada | 2022 | 86 Min. | Dir. Nyla Innuksuk
It’s one other boring summer season lamenting how lame their lives are for Maika and the women of Pangnirtung, a tiny northern hamlet within the Arctic Ocean. When Pang is invaded by form shifting aliens, the teenagers are compelled to change into the hunters they have been born to be and rediscover a love for his or her stunning house. An RLJE/Shudder Launch.
The Bizarre Kidz
USA | 2022 | 80 Min | Dir. Zach Passero
Three 12-year-old boys, together with the precocious Dug, excitedly tag together with Dug’s older brother and his new girlfriend for an evening of fireplace tenting. Their good instances are rudely interrupted, although, when a neighborhood monster legend generally known as the “Night time Youngster” seems to be all too actual. Painstakingly hand-drawn over eight years, veteran editor Zach Passero’s animated horror-comedy nails each fun-loving beat you may presumably need from a raucous but heartfelt ode to ’80s coming-of-age style movies.
SLAYED: LGBTQ+ HORROR FILMS
Mexico, Peru | 2022 | 93 Min. | Michelle Garza Cervera
Being pregnant together with her first baby must be essentially the most thrilling time of Valeria’s life—everybody else round her, specifically her boyfriend, actually thinks as a lot. However as nightmarish visions put her on the mercy of a stressed demon, Valeria seeks solace from the lady she as soon as cherished and assist from a coven of witches whose strategies are, effectively, peculiar. A multi-award winner at this 12 months’s Tribeca Competition, BHFF alum Michelle Garza Cervera’s beautiful debut units a brand new normal for motherhood-minded horror. An XYZ Movies Launch.
Dwelling With Chucky
New York Premiere
USA | 2022 | 102 Minutes. | Dir. Kyra Gardner
Essentially the most well-known pint-sized serial killer and My Buddy doll from hell, Chucky, has turned out to be essentially the most enduring slasher icon of the 80’s. Piling up eight options, a number of reinventions and now successful tv present, the Chucky franchise has bewitched a number of generations of horror movie lovers and enriched the queer horror canon like no different earlier than it. Director Kyra Elise Gardner takes you on an extremely private behind-the-scenes journey from the very beginnings of CHILD’S PLAY by way of its continued evolution with interviews from the likes of Don Mancini, Brad & Fiona Dourif, and Jennifer Tilly—the individuals who have lived with Chucky the longest.
Screening along side ‘It Got here From The Closet’ ebook launch occasion
France | 1989 | 99 Min. | Dir. Brian Yuzna
Being launched by way of Feminist Press, the brand new ebook It Got here From The Closet examines dozens of horror classics by way of essays that re-contextualize the movies with contemporary, queer factors of view. One such movie is Brian Yuzna’s bonkers SOCIETY, a late-’80s gem of physique horror extra that follows a Beverly Hills teen whose mother and father belong to the grossest cult conceivable and options one of many wildest finales in cinema historical past. BHFF’s particular SOCIETY screening might be launched by It Got here From The Closet editor Joe Vallese.
USA | 2022 | 92 Min | Dir. Carter Smith
A fast, simple drug run orchestrated by his greatest buddy Dom is meant to ship Ben off to his new life in California with some additional money in his pocket. They arrive on the pick-up location to seek out Dom’s cousin drugged up and her intense, take-no-bullshit girlfriend Alice (Jena Malone, DONNIE DARKO, THE NEON DEMON) calling the pictures. She insists the one technique to get their cash is to smuggle the medication previous the state border by means of ingesting them. Then all of it goes to hell. A brand new queer nightmare from Carter Smith (director of THE RUINS), SWALLOWED is a unclean and disturbing, physique horror love story that includes a delightfully unhinged supporting flip from Mark Patton (SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET).
FEAR IN FOCUS: FRENCH EXTREMITY
Honing in on distinctive worldwide horror movie output, this time Concern In Focus lands on France the place the French Extremity motion upped the brutality ante in horror on the flip of the millennium. BHFF is proud to current a batch of underseen knockouts from this influential period
France | 2001 | 77 Min | Dir. Virginie Despentes, Coralie Trinh Thi
Fed up with being pushed to the facet and actually assaulted by society, notably by males, two girls determine to struggle again by killing as many mentioned males as attainable. With its unflinching sexual violence and grotesque homicides, Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi’s in-your-face BAISE-MOI (translation: “Fuck me”) has rightfully earned a repute as one of many extra controversial examples of the “New French Extremity.”
Calvaire (HD Re-Grasp)
Belgium, France, Luxembourg | 2004 | 88 Min | Dir. Fabrice Du Welz
The setup is primary sufficient: A man, misplaced in an unfamiliar city, is taken in by a seemingly type stranger after his van breaks down. All the pieces after that, nonetheless, is something however primary. One of the vital underrated of all early 2000s horror movies, Fabrice Du Welz’s (VINYAN, ALLELUIA) debut function is mesmerizingly unclassifiable, merging the bizarre with the creepy and the flat-out vicious to kind a gorgeous stew of madness. And with this new restoration, Du Welz’s weird masterwork has by no means seemed higher. A Yellow Veil Photos Launch.
France | 2001 | 86 Min | Catherine Breillat
Directed by French provocateur Catherine Breillat, FAT GIRL follows a sibling rivalry between two adolescent sisters on a making an attempt household trip. 12-year-old Anais is compelled to observe as her 15-year-old sister Elena falls prey to the relentless seduction of an older Italian scholar. A harsh but real depiction of sisterhood fraught with jealousy, unconditional love and youthful want all main as much as a heartbreaking, brutal finish.
France | 1999 | 96 Min | François Ozon
Two teenage lovers suppose they’ve dedicated the proper homicide by offing a classmate and dumping his physique within the woods. Sadly, an previous hermit residing in these woods has different ideas on the matter and locks the couple up in his basement, jumpstarting a sequence of horrific occasions.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA WITH A LIVE SCORE FROM THE FLUSHING REMONSTRANCE
The primary American adaptation of French creator Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel, this Common Photos-backed model of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA stays, due to Lon Chaney’s breathtaking bodily transformation and superb efficiency because the title character, a timeless gold normal inside silent movie horror. BHFF is thrilled to carry it to the large display screen full with an unique dwell rating from The Flushing Remonstrance (the duo of Catherine Cramer and Robert Kennedy), who’re returning to the competition following their 2019 dwell rating efficiency for THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI.
House is the place the horror is. One function and two shorts packages fill out this 12 months’s scary-good NYC-made sidebar
New York Premiere
USA | 2022 | 89 Min. | Dir. Thomas Matthews
Clinging to the repute of his one hit novel, author Man Laury (Jay Duplass) accepts a winter residency on a reclusive island whose residents appear pleasant at first. The invention of a misplaced manuscript and its attainable ties to a longstanding native homicide case, nonetheless, throw into query the intentions of everybody round him.
Shorts: House Invasion Block 1
Brooklyn Horror’s mainstay showcase for New York Metropolis-based style filmmakers is again for one more two rounds of that good shit. That is the kickass opening salvo.
Pores and skin & Bone, dir. Eli Powers; We Wished Kids, dir. Tim O’Connor; Let Me Go (The Proper Manner), dir. Destry Allyn Spielberg; Bette, dir. Mary Dauterman; Spa Day, dir. Jaki Bradley, Kevin Armento; Sufficient Sleep, dir. Ben Botwick; We Need Faces So Unhealthy, dir. Matthew Van Gessel
Shorts: House Invasion Block 2
The onslaught of superior continues with this second dose of NYC-local expertise right here to scare, amuse and disturb the hell out of you.
Mickey Dogface, dir. Zach Fleming; Caregiver, dir. Rafael De Leon; 5 Star Overview, dir. Vivien Vitolo; No Man’s Land, dir. Kristen Buckels; The Promotion, dir. A.Ok. Espada, Phil Cheney; The Dwelling, dir. Cleo Handler; The Businessman, dir. Nathan Ginter; Scooter, dir. Chelsea Lupkin
SHORT FILM PROGRAMS
Nocturnal encounters, weird run-ins with four-legged creatures, supernatural unease and slasher riffs mark this 12 months’s batch of short-form, going-for-the-jugular terror.
Otherkin, dir. Dawson Taylor (USA); We Received a Canine, dir. Ryan Valdez (USA); Crimson Ties, dir. Francesca Scorsese (USA); Demise in a Field, dir. Simeon Gregory (USA); Sleep, dir. Alexandra Pechman (USA); Night time Shift, dir. Ali F. Mostafa (United Arab Emirates); Aftertaste, dir. Christianne Cruz (USA); The Cradle, dir. Massimo Meo (Canada); Purple Room, dir. Bryan M. Ferguson (UK); Ringworms, dir. Will Lee (USA)
BHFF’s annual gathering of the 12 months’s greatest genre-bending shorts returns with a superb barrage of subversion, together with unconventional appears to be like at physique horror, extraterrestrial macabre and socially minded descents into insanity.
FROM.BEYOND, dir. Fredrik S. Hana (Norway); Seagull, dir. Dean Puckett (UK); Evergreen, dir. Malin Barr (USA); All people Goes to the Hospital, dir. Tiffany Kimmel (USA); Fairly Pickle, dir. Jim Vendiola (USA); Sucker, dir. Alix Austin (UK); Earthworm, dir. Grace Gregory (USA); Bug Bites, dir. Daniel DelPurgatorio (USA); Chicks, dir. Geena Marie Hernandez (USA)
Slayed: LGBTQ+ Horror Shorts
At all times a BHFF crowd favourite, the fest’s signature celebration of queer horror is again with a variety of kinds and moods, starting from chilling psychological menace to vibrant experimentation.
Chaperone, dir. Sam Max (USA); Don’t Go The place I Can’t Discover You, dir. Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair (Eire); They See You, dir. Jared Januschka (USA); I Love You Don’t Depart Me, dir. Alex Leombruno (USA); The Backside, dir. Morgan Ruaidhrí O’Sullivan, James Kautz (USA); Hideous, dir. Yann Gonzalez (UK)
Sit again and put together to not loosen up with this assortment of terrifying and meticulously paced workout routines in affected person dread, punctuated by people horror and familial paranoia.
Take heed to Mom, dir. Jamie Gyngell (UK); Shut, dir. Niels Bourgonje (Netherlands); Darker, dir. Frank van den Bogaart (Belgium); OST., dir. Abichoke Chandrasen (Thailand); Tistlebu, dir. Simon Matthew Valentine (Norway); Miltown, dir. Connor Martin, Chris Beyrooty (USA)
Chortle Now, Die Later
What’s extra enjoyable than being scared to loss of life? Laughing hysterically the entire time, after all, which is strictly what this unruly and audacious crop of horror-comedy shorts is engineered to make you do.
Mother vs. Machine, dir. Tesh Guttikonda (Canada); Meat Pal, dir. Izzy Lee (USA); Wild Bitch, dir. Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash (USA); Particular Supply, dir. Andrew Melzer (USA); Promenade Automotive ’91, dir. Brian Otting (USA); You Are Trash!, dir. Andy Koeger, Dan Frantz (USA); Cruise, dir. Sam Rudykoff (Canada); Child Fever, dir. Hannah Might Cumming (USA)
2022 BROOKLYN HORROR JURY
Options, Principal Competitors
Zach Clark (LITTLE SISTER director, editor)
Candice Frederick (HuffPost, Senior Tradition Reporter)
Kate Robertson (Writer, Satan’s Advocates: Hassle Each Day)
Options, Head Journey Competitors
Adam Koehler (IFC Movies, Supervisor, Acquisitions and Productions)
Carter Smith (SWALLOWED director)
Christine Nyland (Actor, Author, Filmmaker)
Zelda Adams (HELLBENDER co-director, actor)
Matthew Monagle (Licensed Forgotten Podcast Co-Host)
Corey Deshon (DAUGHTER director)
BHFF want to thank their 2022 Sponsors:
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