Friday, March 24

Special Events ArchiveBoston Underground Film Festival 2017

Homegrown Horror – Local Horror Shorts

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89 min

Here in New England, a rich storytelling tradition melds with contemporary fears materializing in a unique brand of cinematic creepiness. We’ve duly unearthed bursts of terror directly from our own backyard! Unquestionably, chilling political events over the past year have fueled many of this years offerings, and a shared theme is loss/seizure of control. BUFF’s HOMEGROWN HORROR once again proudly provides a platform for emerging local artists to exhibit their hair-raising visions, and our fourth installment is a convention-defying collection of truly bizarre tales of maniacs, monsters, and madness.

– Chris Hallock

 

LETTING
Hannah Neurotica, Vermont, 3 min.
A little girl’s nightmares manifest in her toy collection.

LOOKER
Diana Porter, Massachusetts, 10 min.
A scorned woman has a special plans for her lecherous harassers.  

FRACTAL
Anna Gravél, Maine, 14 min.
A woman’s return to her childhood home releases terrible memories.

STRANGE HARVEST
Stee McMorris, Massachusetts, 6 min.
A pair of strangers awaken to find themselves imprisoned in a bizarre alien goo.

THE DISSOLVING MAN
Ben Swicker, Massachusetts, 20 min.
An aimless young adult finds his life literally disintegrating before his eyes.

THE PRICE OF BONES
Brandon Taylor, Massachusetts, 10 min.
A pair of women go to disturbing lengths to achieve a socially-desired body type.

THE CALL OF CHARLIE
Nick Spooner, Rhode Island, 14 min.
A Lovecraftian creature makes things awkward for guests at a dinner party.

PEPPERCORN HEARTS
Christine Louise Marshall, Maine, 13 min.
A funeral holds more than sadness for the spurned mourners gathered there.