"Even as it has become a cliche of the new horror wave for filmmakers to say that their projects aim for the spirit of '70s chillers, movies that genuinely evoke that veneer are few and far between. There's a certain vibe about the decade's drive-in fare that's hard to define and harder to capture, no matter how much gritty photography, explicit gore and cannibal-dinner-table setpieces one incorporates. One new production that gets it, and gets it right, is Plague Town, the feature writing/directing debut of David Gregory--perhaps not surprising, since he has previously made his name as a producer of documentaries celebrating films of the era." -- Michael Gingold, Fangoria
Plague Town is a truly frightening old-school horror movie about the Monohan family, who are (for the most part) likeable, smart normals who get much more than they bargained for when they get lost in the rural countryside in Ireland. Luckily, they stumble across an old village hidden deep in the woods, so they have a place to rest for the night. Unbeknownst to the modern urbanites the villagers follow a different set of much older rules.
They're set in their ways and don't see eye-to-eye with interfering outsiders. The family quickly learns that these townies are guarding a dark and deadly secret; that they are willing to protect at any cost. In this forgotten corner of Ireland, the sound of kids playing echoes through the woods at night, and everyone's eyes are on the children
Directed by Mark Steensland
USA, 2008, 8 minutes, 35mm
Cast: Mike Lechner, Albert Braun, June Braun
They want to play with you.
A brain-twisting new short from the director of The Gospel According to Philip K. Dick.
Bad Biology + Far Out
Colossus: The Forbin Project
Fantastic Short Films
From Inside + Latchkey's Lament
A Gothic Tale
Let the Right One In
Plague Town + Peekers
The 10th Victim
Tokyo Gore Police
Viscera & the Incubus
Weird World of LSD + Las Historias Mas Sexy Del Mundo
Who is K.K. Downey?
Ending the Eternal
Las Historias Mas Sexy Del Mundo
The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon
Opening Night Gala Party