Little Nightmares

HÕFF / Various countries, 2018
Dir: Erinevad / Various




Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival is proud to screen “Little Nightmares”. A program which brings you the best collection of international horror short films. We have a 80’s styled sci-fi B-movie, a movie that dwells into the terrifying sides of human psyche, a genuine scare factory starring one of the stars of “Game of Thrones” and of course some of the most unpredictably funny horror comedies and other great examples of great genre pieces. These films will scare you, make you laugh, make you think and offer extraordinary thrills for everybody brave enough.

The Day Mum Became A Monster
France, 2017, 24 mins, dir. Josephine Hopkins

Candice lives alone with her mother since the divorce of her parents. As her birthday approaches, the little girl is delighted at the thought of seeing her father again. On the other hand, her mother's attitude starts to change, which slowly plunges their fragile balance into a terrifying nightmare.

Attack of the Cyber Octopuses
Estonia, 2017, 20 mins, dir. Nicola Piovesan

Neo-Berlin, 2079. A dark city held by mega corporations where the only way to enjoy life is by connecting into cyberspace. Here a team of detectives are investigating a new menace: an army of cyber octopuses that are terrorizing the government.

United Kingdom, 2017, 12 mins, dir. Joan Cobos

Roake is a prolific yet abrasive photographer. One picture by him will catapult you to the top of the ‘A’ list, but at a terrible cost.

Dead Cool
United Kingdom, 2017, 20 mins, dir. Simon Ross

A dinner party with a difference: meet loner Maurice as he struggles to entertain his new friends. His party is in full swing when a routine search brings the police to his front door. Unfazed by this interruption the party continues, but it isn't long before Maurice is keen to say goodbye to all his guests except Sally. Romance is in the air but it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems.

The Itch
USA, 2017, 6 mins, dir. Timothy Ryan Driscoll

A man goes to violent lengths to relieve himself of an itch.

Dawn Of Man
USA, 2018, 6 mins, dir. Victor Ridaura

A call in the middle of the night wakes up a man - it's his mother, she's been kidnapped. For her to live, he'll have to do something he never thought he would. This 5 min short film serves as part of a pitch for a horror tinged show. We were lucky enough to work with AJ Bowen (The Son), Will Wallace (The Kidnapper), and Julia Silverman (The Mom).

The Blue Door
United Kingdom, 2017, 10 mins, dir. Paul Taylor

A district nurse, played by Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, The Crown) is assigned a new patient living alone in a dilapidated bungalow. The nurse soon discovers that her dying patient, and the home she inhabits, are hiding a dark secret.

Les Fines Bouches / The Foodies
France, 2017, 17 mins, dir. Julien De Volte

In a dark and ancient forest live the Foodies, a terrible undead family. In these times of shortage, as men migrate to the cities, the family perpetuates the art of manhunt in a way most respectful of tradition.

We Summoned A Demon
USA, 2017, 6 mins, dir. Chris McInroy

They just wanted to be cool. Instead, they got a demon.

Length 1h 55'
Programme Short films

Sat, 28.04.

15:15 - Small Hall

Guests: director Nicola Piovesan ("Attack of the Cyber Octopuses") ja producer John Jessup ("Roake")

Sun, 29.04.

11:30 - Small Hall