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Dead Channels - the San Francisco Festival of Fantastic Film

Short and Scary

Friday, August 10 - 4:30pm at Roxie Film Center

Sunday, August 12 - 7:00pm at Roxie Film Center

The Listening Dead
Directed by Phil Mucci
Cast: Peter Scriba, Karen Miller, Sarah Hund
USA, 2006, 14 minutes

Phil Mucci's beautiful and haunting b&w silent gothic fable, tells of an obsessed composer and his seamstress wife, who are haunted by a mysterious young woman. In a passionate fit, the neglected spouse unknowingly inflicts her husband with a horrible curse. Beware the wrath of the ghost-woman!

Directed by Faye Jackson
Cast: Lara Belmont, Philip Harvey, Jonathan Warde
United Kingdom, 2006, 12 minutes

Lump is a frightening, feminine Cronenbergian spin on hospital fear; specifically - fear of breast cancer. Christine has a tumor removed, only to find it growing back - repeatedly. Jackson's unsettling short will put a lump in your throat - repeatedly.

Happy Birthday 2 You (J Que Cumplas Muchos M�s)
Directed by David Alcade
Cast: Laura Dominguez, Pau Poch, Ferran Lahoz
Spain, 2006, 13 min
Spanish Language with English subtitles

Clara, a social worker, discovers a dark secret as she goes to save a child that she suspects is being abused. Brace yourself for grueling hardcore horror.

Directed by Carlos G. Gananian
Cast: Gustavo Arantes, Roberta Youssef
Brazil, 2006, 22 min
No dialogue

Blood stains the corridors, as a man is haunted by strange hallucinations Alone and weak, his memories are fragmented images and he is tortured by guilt and remorse. But the thirst has become unbearable.

In the Wall
Directed by Mike Williamson
Cast: Erin Brown, Chris McKenna, Patty McCormack
USA, 2007, 23 min

Director Mike (The Silvergleam Whistle) Williamson tips his hat to Edgar Allan Poe and Larry Cohen in this award-winning short film. On the eve of the hottest New Year on record, a young pregnant wife happily prepares for the birth of her child, but her secretive husband may have darker plans for the family.

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