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Viscera & the Incubus

Wednesday, October 8th - 10:00pm at Roxie Film Center

Women behind the lens. This program of short films is hosted by Shannon Lark, director of the Viscera Film Festival, Chainsaw wrangler for the Living Dead Girlz and Fangoria's reigning spooksmodel.




Out of Print
Directed by Reyna Young, 3 minutes

A girl is tied up by a dancing doll who loves to play with her axe.
I'm a Little Teapot
Directed by Sallie Smith, 1 minute

Description: Explores the connection between childhood memories and the act of dying.
It's My Birthday
Directed by Shannon Lark, 3 minutes

Description: It's time to party. The girls get dressed in their Sunday best, only to be attacked by a psychotic, sexually repressed birthday girl
Directed by Heidi Martinuzzi and Leslie Delano, 20 minutes

Description: Jenny (Jaime Andrews) and her husband Eric (Joe Bob Briggs) sit at a diner eating a cheap meal of burgers, fries and chocolate cake. Through their everincreasing arguments and Jenny's constant visits to the ladies room, the audience will start to learn how close to losing her sanity Jenny really is, and how oblivious Eric is when it comes to Jenny's disorder.
When Sally Met Frank
Directed by Victoria Waghorn, 9 minutes

Description: An everyday fairytale of horror. Every year willing women succumb by the millions to be sliced + diced, syringed + sucked into shape in the pursuit of aesthetic perfection. This film is a satirical love story of women's obsession with the beauty myth and a fun commentary on our society's increased desire for homogenization of the masses.
The Cleaner
Directed by Michelle Fatale, 20 minutes

Description: Grace suffers with OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder. It affects every aspect of her life. After a series of unfortunate events, her life begins to crumble before her very eyes.
Snake Pit
Directed by Brandy Rainey, 8 minutes

You never know what life will bring you. Three young people make a journey that turns into a nightmare filled with deception and disbelief. Their car breaks down and they are forced to seek help from the nearest residents. Little did they realize what they might encounter in the rural outskirts of their hometown.
Directed by Shannon Lark and Amber Steele, 4 minutes

A parody of Liam Sullivan's Kelly Likes Shoes, BRAINS follows Amber, a young zombie who is on the search for something that she believes in and is willing to stand up for, no matter what her family's objections and insults try to dissuade her. In the process, Amber finds who she really is, with friends in tow, and establishes a strong circuit of friends, who support her decision and stand by her through thick and thin....brains.
A Visit from the Incubus
Directed by Anna Biller, 28 minutes, 16mm

An old-school technicolor demonic musical sex-western from the director of VIVA!

Lucy, (Anna Biller) a young Victorian woman in the Old West, is being tormented by nightly visits from an incubus (a horrible demon who has sexual intercourse with sleeping women). Her friend Madeleine (Natalia Schroeder) tries to console her, but is unable to help. A fallen woman, Lucy gets a job singing at the local saloon. However, the Incubus (Jared Sanford) has followed her there; and things take an unexpected turn as Lucy and the Incubus, amidst the rowdy cowboys and saucy can-can girls, have their final showdown. With beautiful period costumes and sets by director Anna Biller that are borrowed from 1950's Technicolor films, plus big hairdos, weird musical numbers, and plenty of great character actors, this Horror-Western-Musical has all of the elements of a cult classic.

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