THE BROOKLYN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAM FOR INAUGURAL YEAR!
Festival to open with Laos’ horror DEAREST SISTER, close with World Premiere of CHILD EATER
Groundbreaking new Brooklyn Horror Fest unleashes full round-up of features, shorts, and special events for 1st edition
Tuesday September 6th – The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival couldn’t be more honored and thrilled to bring such a historic event to New York City for the first time. Happening from October 14th to 16th in venues and locations across North Brooklyn, we’re excited to bring BHFF to life with horror films from all over the globe that have never been screened in NY until now. For this year’s lineup, we’re looking forward to presenting 2 World Premieres, 5 U.S. Premieres, and a number of amazing East Coast and New York premiering films.
Our poster, which gives credit to one of New York City’s more beloved rodents of the past year, is designed by David Lupton. A London based illustrator with a love of horror and everything strange, his design for the festival spotlights our mandate to incorporate local flavor to the horror film genre. His work is rich in melancholy and the macabre and his past work includes editorial illustration, picture book design, music video promos and record cover artwork, along with concept art for Corin Hary’s 2015 hit THE HALLOW.
Our opening night film is the East Coast premiere of DEAREST SISTER by Laos’ only horror director, Mattie Do. As impressive as the film is itself, DEAREST SISTER comes with an even greater backstory. It’s only the 13th feature film to be produced is Laos’ history. As Do has stated elsewhere, “Every Lao film is a historic event” and we can’t wait to share the film following it’s Fantastic Fest World Premiere. The film will screen at the Wythe Hotel Screening Room and will be preceded by an original live musical score by Johnny Butler and Dani Marie accompanying the world premiere of their Dario Argento-inspired music video directed by Richard Bates.
The festival’s centerpiece film will be the critically acclaimed feature WE ARE THE FLESH. Already co-signed by Mexican filmmaking giants Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu, WE ARE THE FLESH gives credence to the old saying, “You’ve never seen anything like this before.” Directed by 26-year-old rookie director Emiliano Rocha Minter, it’s an assaultive and ultimately sublime blend of art-house experimentation and grindhouse sensibilities.
For closing night, we’ve got the World Premiere of USA/Icelandic co-production CHILD EATER. Through a successful Kickstarter campaign, Icelandic writer-director Erlingur Thoroddsen and his team were able to expand upon their 2012 short film of the same name, which made noise at the SXSW Film Festival. Merging the babysitter set-up with a fresh monster mythology, CHILD EATER takes elements from John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN and Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET to introduce horror fans to a brand-new kind of monster. The film will screen with producer and respected film journalist Perri Nemiroff in attendance.
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