Nightmare Fuel – Shorts 2022

Monday, April 3, 9:00 PM

Lust of the Flesh Director: Maria Gian Experimental, USA, 3 min
An exploration of gluttony and shame through the eyes of a higher power.

Stinger Director: Brian Zahm, Experimental, Ecuador, 5. min
A filmmaker documents his own subtropical parasitic disease.

Night Hike Director: Tempe Hale, Experimental, USA, 6 min
A woman grappling with a recent loss goes for an evening walk. Coyotes howl and shadows play tricks on the eyes as she wanders deeper into the wilderness after dark. In this self-help thriller, touches of hard-boiled crime and dreamlike imagery reveal the woman’s authentic self in a most unexpected way.

Phlegm Director: Jan-David Bolt, Narrative, Switzerland, 7min
Oscar’s late. In the surrounding skyscrapers hands are shaken and contracts are signed. That’s the last thing he needs right now. Where do these damned snails come from?

Don’t Go Outside Director: Natasha Halevi, Narrative, USA, 9 min
A woman alone in the desert keeps getting mysterious phone call.

Coins Director: Nicole Huminski, Narrative, Germany, 10 min
A neurotic waitress with a phobia of coins struggles with visions of the microscopic world of dirt and germs. As she fights to control her darkest fears, reality falls apart.

Sink Director: Curtis Matzke, Narrative, USA, 17 min
A man finds himself falling apart after a horrific attack as told entirely from above the bathroom sink.

Inherent Director: Nicolai G.H. Johansen, Narrative, Denmark, 7 min
Gothic horror meets small town teenage romance as we follow a girl roaming the streets, gazing at a boy. Soon it becomes clear that she is bound to something. In the attic of her house resides a sinister presence who she serves. As the infatuation grows, she is torn between her desires and her ties.

Lizardians Director: Young Joo Lee, Animation, South Korea, 26 min
In a world in the near future, a technology that applies the axolotl salamander’s genetic powers of regeneration to the human body has been commercialized for mass consumption. Human body parts are produced and sold as health and beauty products by a biotech corporation.