AHWA NEWS DIGEST - A NIGHT OF HORROR SUPPLEMENTARY EDITION
The following digest of recent horror news is compiled from pieces published to HorrorScope and the http://www.australianhorror.com/">Australian Horror Writers' Association website.
http://ozhorrorscope.blogspot.com/2009/03/news-night-of-horror-special-event-how.html">A Night of Horror Special Event: How to Make a Horror Feature Film Forum
Wednesday March 25, 6.30pm at Metro Screen, Paddington Town Hall
Learn the ins and outs of making an independent horror feature film from filmmakers who have successfully navigated the process! Special guest feature filmmakers: Ursula Dabrowsy (FAMILY DEMONS), Mike Masters (REEL ZOMBIES), Stacey Edmonds and Doug Turner (I KNOW HOW MANY RUNS YOU SCORED LAST SUMMER). And forum chair ABC Movietime journalist Jason Di Rosso.
A'>http://ozhorrorscope.blogspot.com/2009/03/news-night-of-horror-opening-night.html">A Night of Horror opening night screening of The Broken
Thursday March 26, 7pm at Dendy Cinema Newtown
http://www.anightofhorror.com/">A Night of Horror International Film Festival is opening with the Australian Premiere screening of The Broken, the creepily atmospheric second feature film from OSCAR and BAFTA nominated director http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1193346/">Sean Ellis (Best Short Film: CASHBACK).
On a busy street in London, Gina (Lena Heady) thinks she sees herself drive past in her own car. Stunned by this strange event, Gina follows the mystery woman up to her apartment. From here, events take an eerie turn for the worse until Gina's awareness slides from solid reality into a nightmarish existence.
http://ozhorrorscope.blogspot.com/2009/03/news-night-of-horror-presents-i-know.html">A Night of Horror presents: I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer
Thursday March 26, 9pm at Dendy Cinema Newtown
The Australian cricket-themed satirical slasher feature film, I KNOW HOW MANY RUNS YOU SCORED LAST SUMMER steps up to crease in 2009. Sharpen up your game.
http://ozhorrorscope.blogspot.com/2009/03/news-night-of-horror-presents-mum-dad.html">A Night of Horror presents: Mum & Dad
Friday March 27, 7pm at Dendy Cinema Newtown
Gore Zone calls MUM & DAD "The Best UK Horror of the last decade". See it for yourself, and you'll know why.
http://ozhorrorscope.blogspot.com/2009/03/news-night-of-horror-presents-family.html">A Night of Horror Presents: Family Demons
Friday March 27, 9pm at Dendy Cinema Newtown
FAMILY DEMONS will leave you uncertain as to whether you are watching reality or a character’s perception of reality, similar in tone to THE SIXTH SENSE and THE OTHERS. Thematic and visual references in FAMILY DEMONS hark back to Brian de Palma’s horror classic, CARRIE and contemporary Japanese and Korean ghost stories, such as THE GRUDGE and TALE OF TWO SISTERS. Inspired by real events, FAMILY DEMONS is a powerful and disturbing chiller, and an amazing feature debut from director Ursula Dabrowsky. Don't miss the world premiere of her film at A Night of Horror.
When Billie, an abused teenage girl, murders her alcoholic mother, she is horrified to discover that the mother’s vengeful spirit returns to haunt her. Even in death, the mother is hell bent on denying Billie her freedom.
Accompanied by the short film: Hold Your Fire 8 Min - Wes Benscoter (USA).
http://ozhorrorscope.blogspot.com/2009/03/news-night-of-horror-presents-midnight.html">A Night of Horror presents: Midnight Movie
Friday March 27, 11:45pm at Dendy Cinema Newtown - feature starts at 12:00am sharp!
Here's your chance for a genuine old school grindhouse experience! Come to the festival's midnight screening of MIDNIGHT MOVIE, a film that hearkens back to such genre classic as DEMONS, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. The perfect film to screen at the witching hour!
As the film starts, the kids heckle the old black-and-white scenes, but are jolted when the movie's gruesome killer butchers one of their friends on screen! They realize that it is not the prank that they had hoped it was as they soon become the stars of the very movie they are watching on the screen. Caught between the world of reality and the screen's flickering shadows, these unsuspecting viewers fight to stay alive in the locked theater.
http://ozhorrorscope.blogspot.com/2009/03/news-free-forum-with-ian-hunter-dark.html">Free Forum with Ian Hunter - The Dark Knight's visual effects supervisor
Saturday March 28, 1pm at The International Film School Sydney
A Night of Horror International Film Festival and The International Film School Sydney are proud to present visual effects master Ian Hunter (New Deal Studios) in a free public forum. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Ian is one of the world’s leading visual effects supervisors. You’ve seen recent examples of his stunning work in: THE DARK KNIGHT, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, SPIDER MAN 3, and WAR OF THE WORLDS.
Ian will be screening samples of his work, special behind the scenes footage, and talking about the ins and outs of the visual effects industry. Ian’s visually mesmerising short film ALLURE is screening as part of A Night of Horror International Film Festival!
http://ozhorrorscope.blogspot.com/2009/03/news-night-of-horror-international-film.html">A Night Of Horror International Film Festival Shorts Program
Dendy Cinema Newtown
http://www.anightofhorror.com/">A Night Of Horror International Film Festival is delighted to present a special program of bite sized horror treats - short films to shock and entice. The program is spread over three installments, all of which are not to be missed!
A line-up of hilarious, disgusting, wild and wonderful horror comedies & animations from all around the world that will leave you in stitches!
April 2, 7pm - Shorts Programme # 3: F#*%ed Up People Doing F#*%ed Up Things
You know they're out there!
Sunday March 29, 7pm at Dendy Cinema Newtown
A Night Of Horror International Film Festival proudly present the world premiere of John Elfers shoe-string budget feature Finale. Mystery, horror and suspense are captured in the visual style of the 1970's colorful Italian gialli.
http://ozhorrorscope.blogspot.com/2009/03/news-night-of-horror-club-77.html">A Night Of Horror @ Club 77
Sunday March, 9pm til late at Club 77, Kings Cross
Join A Night Of Horror at Sydney's notorious Club 77 for horror themed music videos and the horror party to end all parties! Includes the feature film Burn Paris Burn - 71 Min Laurent Sebelin (France), and the shorts Anyone There? - 10 Min Holger Frick (Germany), Kagimiko - 13 Min Mathieu Arsenault (Canada), The Flies - 5 Min Josh Collier (UK) and Stygian Horizon - 5 Min Evan Chan (Canada).
With horror themed music videos:
- More Control - 6 Min Steve Daniels (USA)
- The Beauty - 4 Min Luca Vecchi (Italy)
- Hunt - 2 Min Yohei Ito (Japan)
- Francois Martin By The Tenth Stage - 4 Min John Von Ahlen (AU)
- The Man Who Made Monsters - 6 Min Onethirtyeight (UK)
- Haunted By The Thought Of You - 6 Min Terran Schackor (USA)
- Karaoke Show - 5 Min Karl Tebbe (Germany)
- Crystal - 4 Min Jason Lapeyre (Canada)
Monday March 30, 7pm at Dendy Cinema Newtown
Get ready to experience the graphic shocker from director/co-writer David Gregory that DVD Savant hails as “a bloody onslaught…PLAGUE TOWN knows which buttons to push to extract the maximum in squeamish delirium!” Fangoria calls it “A boundary-pushing, taboo-breaking experience.” AV Maniacs says it “embodies the spirit and atmosphere of the great horror films of the ‘70s.”
Accompanied by the short film: Una Storia Di Lupi (A Wolf's Tale) - 27 Min Cristiano Donzelli (Italy).
http://ozhorrorscope.blogspot.com/2009/03/news-night-of-horror-presents.html">A Night Of Horror presents: Linkeroever (Left Bank)
Tuesday March 31, 7pm at Dendy Cinema Newtown
A Night Of Horror presents Belgian horror gem Linkeroever (Left Bank), directed by Pieter Van Hees. Left Bank is an original and emotionally true thriller about a driven, confused girl who, in her journey to womanhood, gradually starts alienating from the place she lives, the man she loves and the body that fails her. Welcome to Left Bank.
Accompanied by the short film: Shadows - 14 Min Michael Jonathan (NZ).
/>A Night of Horror presents: No Morire Sola (I'll Never Die Alone)
Thursday April 2, 7pm at Dendy Cinema Newtown
NO MORIRE SOLA is probably the most shocking film you will see this year, reminiscent of such exploitation classics as I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, THEY CALL HER ONE EYE, THE BRIDE WORE BLACK, and THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. If you are offended by scenes of strong violence and brutality, you had better sit this one out...
The film follows the traumatic journey of four female University students who travel back to their family home in the remote outback of the La Plata region, Argentina. On the road they witness a violent crime perpetrated by local thugs. They are captured, hideously violated and some are shot dead… The surviving women, out of sheer determination for revenge, mercilessly pursue their attackers to the bitter end.
Accompanied by the short films: Linda Lorna: The Red Door - 16 Min Jason Bognacki (USA), and Fetal - 4 Min Tony Falcon (USA).
http://ozhorrorscope.blogspot.com/2009/03/news-night-of-horror-closing-night.html">A Night of Horror Closing Night: Splinter Screening, Awards Ceremony and After Party!
Friday April 3, 7pm at Dendy Cinema Newtown
http://www.anightofhorror.com/">A Night Of Horror International Film Festival comes to a close with the Australian premiere of Splinter - screening to be followed by the A Night Of Horror Awards Ceremony and after party!
Fantastically paced, with smart, motivated characters, and plenty of cool scares and gore, Toby Wilkins' SPLINTER is the best monster flick we've seen in years. So, we're not at all surprised that the film recently won almost every major award at Screamfest (The USA's biggest horror film festival) including: BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS, BEST MAKE-UP, BEST EDITING, & BEST SCORE). This is one horror film that you do not want to miss! DREAD CENTRAL says, "Splinter is garnering quite the buzz and with good reason -- it kicks ass!"
A Night Of Horror Film Festival 2009
All sessions are rated R 18+ (except I Know How Many Runs Your Scored Last Summer - rated MA 15+).
Regular sessions: $15 / $11 concessions
Closing Night: $20 / $15 concession
Metro Screen Filmmaking Forum: $15
Club 77: $15
Dendy tickets can be booked on: 9550 5699
All other sessions, tickets only at the door.
Dendy Cinema, 261-263 King Street, Newtown
Metro Screen, Crn Oatley Rd & Oxford Street, Paddington
Mu-Meson Archives, Crn Parramatta Rd & Trafalgar St, Annandale
Club 77, 77 William Street, Kings Cross
Addendum - The http://www.australianhorror.com/">Australian Horror Writers' Association would like to congratulate AHWA member Kyla Ward on the world premiere screening of her comedic short horror film Bad Reception, screening at A Night Of Horror International Film Festival on March 28. Knock 'em dead, Kyla!
If you have news about Australian and New Zealand horror publishing and film, or news of professional development opportunities in the field, feel free to submit news to http://www.myspace.com/taliehelene">Talie Helene, AHWA News Editor. Just visit HorrorScope, and click on the convenient email link. (International news is not unwelcome, although relevance to Antipodean literary and screen arts practitioners is strongly preferred.)
For information on the Australian Horror Writers' Association, visit http://www.myspace.com/australianhorror"> style="font-size: smaller;">AHWA MySpace page, http://darklands.ning.com/"> style="font-size: smaller;">Darklands, and hosted by AHWA members http://musingsofanaussiewriter.blogspot.com/"> style="font-size: smaller;">Brenton Tomlinson, and http://awritersblogseswilson.blogspot.com/">Scott Wilson.
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