Shorts Block 1: Shadows Within

Shorts Block 1: Shadows Within


Cinepocalypse is going deep into the human psyche for a collection of haunting, surrealist psychological horror films—with brief detours into post-apocalyptic drama and absurdist comedy—we’re calling Shadows Within. Films featured include The Follower, Clara’s Ghost producer Stephanie Szerlip’s stylish contemporary reimagining of Joyce Carol Oates’ classic short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”; Muffin, a cutting horror-satire from Greek director Daniel Bolda that fans of Bolda’s countryman Yorgos Lanthimos will love; Sybil, Joanne Mitchell’s elegant, disturbing portrait of a necrophiliac mortician that made its world premiere at FrightFest in London; and nearly a dozen more. This program also features two films from Chicago-based filmmakers: The Orchestra, directed by Curtis Matzke, and Short Leash, directed by Lara Unnerstall.

Program Lineup:

DELLIRIA - Dir. Tomas Stark

DELIVER - Dir. Ricardo Farias

THE FOLLOWER - Dir. Stephanie Szerlip

GO TO SLEEP: A LAO GHOST STORY- Dir. Phet Mahathongdy

H'ILOL - Dir. Julia Scalia

MUFFIN - Dir. Daniel Bolda

THE ORCHESTRADir. Curtis Matzke

SHORT LEASH - Dir. Lara Unnerstall

SYBIL - Dir. Joanne Mitchell

WATER HORSE - Dir. Sean Temple and Sarah Wisner

WHO YOU ARE - Dir. Joel Jay Blacker

Technical Information

Production Year: 2018
Run Time: 109 mins
Format: DCP