Oct
14
12:00pm12:00pm

GET MY GUN

US. 2017

DIR: B. DARWAS

Cleaning hotel rooms is how Amanda (a fearless Kate Hoffman) makes ends meet, but one day, she enters the wrong room. Brutally attacked and raped, Amanda is left emotionally shattered and pregnant. Looking to forge ahead, the resilient young woman has to tap into her basest survival instincts when a relentless stalker makes his or her intentions known: Rip Amanda’s unborn child out of her stomach.

A fierce homage to exploitation classics like MS. 45, GET MY GUN boldly aligns itself with the horror genre’s longstanding catalog of “rape/revenge” films. Writer-director, and native New Yorker, Brian Darwas takes the framework of, say, I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, upends expectations, and introduces the stalk-and-prey beats of the 2007 French shocker INSIDE. The final product hits like a shotgun blast to the gut. —Matt Barone

Director: Brian Darwas
Cast: Kate Hoffman, Christy Casey, Rosanne Rubino, William Jousset
Producer: Jennifer Carchietta
Screenwriter: Brian Darwas, Jennifer Carchietta
Year: 2017
Length: 90 Minutes
Country: USA
Language: English

Premiere Status
World Premiere

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Oct
14
2:05pm 2:05pm

LOCAL SHORTS

SHORTS BY NYC FILMMAKERS

BHFF is proud to bring to you our second annual LOCALS ONLY shorts showcase. This shorts block allows us to provide a platform for all the incredible homegrown filmmakers to show off their talent and badassery to the masses.

 

A NIGHTMARE WAKES

USA / Dir. Nora Unkel

 

A TASTE FOR IT

USA / Dir. Oliver David

 

ARE YOU WILD LIKE ME?

USA / Dir. Billy Nawrocki

 

BEWARE, THE BEAST I WORSHIP

USA / Dir. Adam Chitayat

 

FLUFFERNUTTER

USA / Dir. Adam R. Brown, Kyle I. Kelley

 

IN HERE

USA / Dir. James Barton

 

RAZOR

USA / Dir. James Clay Jenkins

 

RUBY

USA / Dir. Richard Bates

 

SCORCH

USA / Dir. Robbie Lemieux

 

SLAPFACE

USA / Dir. Jeremiah Kipp

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Oct
14
4:10pm 4:10pm

THE SHIVER OF THE VAMPIRES

FR. 1971

DIR: J. ROLLIN

In conjunction with the launch of Spectacular Optical’s LOST GIRLS: THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CINEMA OF JEAN ROLLIN, book editor Samm Deighan will host a special screening of Rollin’s SHIVER OF THE VAMPIRES. Originally released in 1971, and recently restored in HD by Kino Lorber, the French auteur’s psycho-sexual masterwork demonstrates all of Rollin’s cinematic touchstones: erotic scares, drop-dead-gorgeous bloodsuckers, and ornately shot kink. It’ll turn you into a Rollin disciple if you aren’t one already. 

Director: Jean Rollin
Cast: Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand, Jacques Robiolles
Producer: Jean Rollin
Screenwriter: Monique Natan, Jean Rollin
Year: 1971
Length: 95 Minutes
Country: France
Language: French (with English subtitles)

Hosted By
Samm Deighan

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Oct
15
12:00pm12:00pm

I REMEMBER YOU

IC. 2017

DIR: O. T. AXELSSON

In Iceland’s remote Westfjords, two supernatural stories are afoot. On one side of the bay, an elderly woman has hung herself inside a church, leading to a local psychiatrist’s investigation and the discovery that she had a strange obsession with the disappearance of his seven-year-old son. Across the bay, three friends from the city have moved into an old run-down house where they’re confronted by strange noises and sightings of a child named Bernodus, who mysteriously vanished 60 years earlier.

The intersection of those two narratives lies at the heart of the deeply unsettling I REMEMBER YOU, directed and co-written by Iceland’s Óskar Thór Axelsson. Equal parts clinical procedural and elegant ghost story, I REMEMBER YOU works on multiple levels, regularly delivering goosebumps while never losing sight of its character-heavy drama and heartbreaking tragedy. —Matt Barone

Director: Oskar Thór Axelsson
Cast: Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Anna Gunndís Guomundsdöttir, Thor Kistjánsson
Producer: Skúli Malmquist, Thor Sigurjonsson, Joni Sighvatsson
Year: 2017
Length: 105 Minutes
Country: Iceland
Language: Icelandic (with English subtitles)

Premiere Status
US Premiere

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Oct
15
2:05pm 2:05pm

INHERITANCE

US. 2017

DIR: T. SAVAGE

Out of the blue, Ryan (Chase Joilet) learns of the death of his absentee biological father by way of inheriting a 2.5 million dollar home. While staying there with his pregnant fiancé (Sara Montez) he takes the time to learn who his father actually was. The horrible truths he uncovers force him into a psychological tailspin, alienating his loved ones and sending him on a dangerous path that could destroy all that’s good in his life. First time feature director Tyler Savage honed his skills working alongside the legendary Terrence Malick and now seems primed to make a name for himself. Fantastic performances from Joliet and Montez and a patient sinister narrative make this one hell of an impressive debut.

Director: Tyler Savage
Cast: Chase Joliet, Sara Montez, Drew Powell, Dale Dickey, Krisha Fairchild, Tim Abell
Producer: Dash Hawkins, JP Castel, Tyler Savage, Chase Joliet
Screenwriter: Tyler Savage
Year: 2017
Length: 93 Minutes
Country: USA
Language: English

Premiere Status
East Coast

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Oct
15
4:15pm 4:15pm

CLEMENTINA

AR. 2017

DIR: J. MONTEOLIVA

Juana (Cecilia Cartasegna) returns home after a savage attack from her husband Mateo (Emiliano Carrazzone) causes her to lose their baby. Although she covers for him, her husband has run off fearing indictment. Alone in the large apartment, every noise she hears leads her to suspect her husband has returned home. As the noises and disturbances worsen and Mateo is nowhere to be found, Juana is forced to consider the possibility that her home might be haunted. Jimena Monteoliva’s solo directorial debut expertly builds tension maintaining a sense of unease from the start that creeps higher until the frightening and suffocating shocker of a third act. Cecilia Cartasegna delivers with a classically terrifying portrait of a woman on the edge. —Joseph Hernandez

Director: Jimena Monteoliva
Producer: Jimena Monteoliva
Screenwriter: Diego A. Fleischer & Jimena Moneteoliva
Length: 89 Minutes
Country: Argentina
Language: Spanish (with English subtitles)

Premiere Status
North American Premiere

Special Guests
Lead Acress, Cecilia Cartasegna
Screenwriter, Diego A. Fleischer

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Sep
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies presents PAPERBACKS FROM HELL

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The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies presents
PAPERBACKS FROM HELL – with Grady Hendrix + Special Guests!

In the early ’70s, three books changed horror forever: “Rosemary’s Baby,” “The Exorcist,” and “The Other.” The first horror novels to hit bestseller lists since 1940, they opened the floodgates for an avalanche of horror paperbacks to flood supermarket and drugstore shelves throughout the ’70s and ’80s, before “Silence of the Lambs” slit the genre’s throat in the early ’90s.

Fresh off last year’s one-man show, SUMMERLAND LOST, Grady Hendrix delivers a mind-melting oral history of this wild and woolly world of Nazi leprechauns, skeleton doctors, killer crabs, killer jellyfish, and killer fetuses, featuring hair-raising readings, a William W. Johnstone quote-off, and more tales of terrifying tots, tricycles, clowns, puppets, and heavy metal bands than should be strictly legal. Prepare yourself for a tour of this long-lost universe of terror that lurked behind the lurid, foil-embossed, die-cut covers of… the Paperbacks from Hell!

PLUS! Following Grady’s illustrated presentation will be a live round table discussion and Q+A with several artists who painted the book covers under discussion, including:

Jill Bauman – if you’ve seen a doll on a horror paperback cover, it was probably painted by Jill Bauman. A longtime fan favorite, she has illustrated covers for everyone from Harlan Ellison, to Ramsey Campbell, to Dean Koontz, Stephen King, and Peter Straub.

Lisa Falkenstern – award-winning artist, Lisa Falkenstern, has painted some of the most memorable horror covers in the business, and she was the regular VC Andrews cover artist for 15 years.

Thomas Hallman – still painting book covers today, Tom Hallman’s distinctive style has graced everything from forgotten creature horror novels like Gila! to popular paperbacks like Stephen King’s The Green Mile.

About the Instructor:
Grady Hendrix has written about the confederate flag for Playboy magazine, terrible movie novelizations for Film Comment, and Jean-Claude Van Damme for Slate. He’s covered machine gun collector conventions, written award shows for Chinese television, and answered the phone for a parapsychological research organization. His novel, Horrorstör, about a haunted IKEA, has been translated into 14 languages and is currently being developed into a television series. His latest novel is My Best Friend’s Exorcism, now out in paperback, and he’s the screenwriter for Mohawk, a War of 1812 horror movie that recently premiered at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival. His next book is Paperbacks from Hell, a non-fiction history of horror paperbacks in the Seventies and Eighties, out on September 19.

 

About the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies:
Named for the fictional university in H.P. Lovecraft’s literary mythos, The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is a community-based organization that was founded by film writer/programmer Kier-La Janisse (author of House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films) in Canada in March of 2010 and now has branches in Montreal, London and New York. Miskatonic NYC operates under the co-direction of Kier-La Janisse and film journalist/festival coordinator Joe Yanick.

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Event details:
The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies: PAPERBACKS FROM HELL
Tuesday September 19th, 2017 – 7:00pm-9:30pm
Film Noir Cinema – 122 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Admission $12 advance / $15 door
www.miskatonic-nyc.com

 

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