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Shock & Gore 2017 Short Film Showcase

Tuesday 1st August


Screen 2

Director: Various

Starring: Various

Rating: 18

Various 2017, 90mins

The horror genre perfectly suits the short film format, offering up opportunities for snappy jump scares, extreme set pieces or brief snippets of terror. Every year Shock & Gore looks for some of the best weird and wonderful short films from across the globe, and 2017 has been a fruitful one.

This year's line-up has now been announced - see below for the full perverse selection.

A Father's Day (UK, 10 mins, dir: Matt Johns): Unexpectedly reunited with his daughter amongst the ruins of the world as they knew it, a father is determined to make this day special, even if they are already dead.

Cruel Is The Night (Belgium, 21 mins, dir: Alan Deprez): During a dark night, activists are on their way for a risky mission to kill a shady well-known figure. The target? The unreliable politician Hein Stavros. But when they reach his opulent looking villa, they end up in a real 'pleasure party'...

Pretty Messed Up: God vs. Satan (Netherlands, 8 mins, dir: Peet Gelderblom): In the left corner: the prince of darkness, Beelzebub or Baphomet, the evil known as Satan. In the right corner: the all powerful, all knowing, heavenly good known as God. They square off in a mammoth mash-up of movie scenes.

Transmission (UK, 17 mins: dirs: Varun Raman & Tom Hancock): In the future nightmare state of Britannia, a political prisoner finds himself violently oscillating between death and delirium, whilst precariously tethered to a noose by his tormentor and only friend, Dr. Sam.

Solved (USA, 8 mins, dir: Michael Bartolomeo): A lonely young man dreams of one day becoming a Rubik's Cube master, but his obsession soon turns deadly.

Taste (USA, 13 mins, dir: Adrian Selkowitz): An ambitious young woman’s impressive dinner party gets derailed by an uninvited and otherworldly guest whose presence leads to a freakish, final course.

Please note: all seats operate on a first come, first served basis, including sofa seating.