film guide

MIDNIGHT SHORTS

Showings – select to order tickets:
Mar 29th @ 6:15 pm
@ Hollywood Regal #3 (82 seats)

Conspiracy Cruise

Midnight Shorts Horror Comedy Surreal

The (partly) real story of a cruise ship vacation for conspiracy theorists that takes a turn for the surreal when their most outlandish theories come true on board. Starring Henry Zebrowski and supported by Borscht Corp.

  • Runtime:
    12:30 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Brad Abrahams
  • Screenwriter:
    Brad Abrahams
  • Cast:
    Henry Zebrowski

Lycanthropy (2020)

Midnight Shorts Thriller

Lycanthropy is a dark investigative thriller short film, which follows detectives Mark Kessler and John Mills, as they search for a missing girl.

The story starts in the middle of a crime investigation. We meet the detectives as they wait to search the residence of a key suspect, Mr. Johnson. However, Johnson does not cooperate and as the police don't find any hard evidence, the case is at a standstill.

Kessler is troubled, both in his private and his public life. His vocation has taken a toll and over the years, he lost his family. Yet, he struggles, helpless in the never-ending, unrelenting battle against daily evil. He needs this case, a purpose, and ends up making a decision that changes everything.

Chasing through London’s rough underbelly, Kessler has his macabre worldview confirmed and chooses between law and justice, between his partner and his ethos.

In the end, it becomes difficult to tell who the real villain is...

  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United Kingdom
  • Director:
    Alexander Black
  • Screenwriter:
    Alexander Black
  • Cast:
    Paul Duncan, Stephen Clark, Daniel Knight, Jon McKenna, Laura Bayston

The Helping Hand

Midnight Shorts Shorts Drama Horror

From the Academy Award winning team behind Curfew, The Helping Hand explores the ties between technology and a growing family. With a new baby at home, young parents adopt a hi-tech monitoring system. Will it be an answer to their woes or have they invited a monster into their home?

  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Brenden Hubbard
  • Screenwriter:
    Brenden Hubbard, Brian Barnes
  • Cast:
    Ryan Willard, Jennifer Finely, Sadie Williams, Chris Lee

The History of Monsters

Midnight Shorts Horror Drama Thriller

Evelyn lives isolated in a cabin in the woods haunted every night by monsters of unknown origin. One day she finds a dying man in the forest and decides to help him. Unable to trust him to stay or exile him into a certain death, she ties the stranger up inside the house and becomes entranced by him, struggling between her safety and her sexual desires.

  • Runtime:
    19:39 minutes
  • Language:
    English,Spanish
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
  • Screenwriter:
    Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
  • Cast:
    Valeria Gonzalez, Oscar Peña

The King Crab

Midnight Shorts Suspense Thriller Sci-FI Drama Horror

Eduardo (Tavinho Teixeira) has a mysterious disease in his body. The appearance of crabs everywhere in the tropical city of Recife may have something to do with it.

  • Runtime:
    23:15 minutes
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Country:
    Brazil
  • Director:
    Enock Carvalho, Matheus Farias
  • Screenwriter:
    Enock Carvalho, Matheus Farias
  • Cast:
    Tavinho Teixeira, Arilson Lopes, Clebia Sousa, Marconi Bispo, João Vigo

WAFFLE

Midnight Shorts Comedy Horror

Kerry is at a sleepover with the socially awkward, mysteriously orphaned heiress Katie. Friendship--in a society that grows ever isolating--is explored as Kerry learns the hard way that Katie always gets what she wants.

  • Runtime:
    10:57 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Carlyn Hudson
  • Screenwriter:
    Katie Marovitch, Kerry Barker
  • Cast:
    Katie Marovitch, Kerry Barker, Raphael Chestang

WASH

Midnight Shorts Horror

Being a mother is supposed to be joyful. Being a child is supposed to be fun. Having a family is meant to be life-affirming. But nothing in this home is like it's supposed to be.

WASH is a short horror film about the worst fear a parent can have.

  • Runtime:
    7:00 minutes
  • Language:
    Swedish
  • Country:
    Sweden
  • Director:
    Kiggs
  • Screenwriter:
    Kiggs, Amelia Clay
  • Cast:
    Amelia Clay, Ida Lungqvist

Wax Paul Now

Documentary Competition (Shorts) Mockumentary Comedy Female - Driven

Three New Yorkers will stop at nothing to get Paul Giamatti his own wax statue at Madame Tussauds.

  • Runtime:
    16:12 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Val Bodurtha, Rebecca Shaw, Sophie Mann
  • Screenwriter:
    Rebecca Shaw, Val Bodurtha, Sophie Mann
  • Cast:
    Sophie Mann, Val Bodurtha, Rebecca Shaw, Trevor Van Uden, Richard Brevard, Paul Giamatti, Brian Haggard, Clark Hurlburt
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