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ANIMATED HORROR SHORTS

Do you dare to join us in the dark for a deliciously curated programme of some of the darkest and spookiest animated short films from around the world?

 

If you're looking for cheery musical numbers, talking animals going on adventures, and innocent princesses trying to find true love, these films aren't for you. These dark and unsettling films prove that animation definitely isn’t just for kids…

Join us online and in-person for this spooky screening! More films to be confirmed soon!

60mins, adv15+

Monday 31 October 2022
6pm | Chapter Cinema 2
£6 / £4 concessions
Monday 31 October 2022
6pm | Online
£3 pay what you can
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HIDE

Dir. Daniel Benjamin Gray | Hungary | 0:11:00 

 

Two brothers are playing hide and seek. One of them finds the perfect hiding spot… and never comes out. Life carries on outside.

MEMENTO MORI

Dir. Paul O'Flanagan | Ireland | 0:08:46 

 

A storm brews over Victorian Dublin as post-mortem photographer, Mr. Huxley, returns to his hallowed practice within the gloomy townhouse in which he resides.

ARACHNARCHE

Dir. Emma Jordan | UK | 0:03:58

Arachnarche tells the story of a doll who faces her fears when a spider invades her dollhouse. However, something far more terrifying lies beneath the surface.

POSTED NO HUNTING

Dir. Alisa Stern | USA | 0:03:46 

​A terrifying encounter in the woods is captured on a trail cam.

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THE GRAVE OF SAINT ORAN

Dir. Jim Batt | USA | 0:08:50

Narrated by the masterful Neil Gaiman and based on his poem In Relig Odhrain, this is a tempestuous tale of sacrifice and faith.

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MATTRICIDE

Dir. Gemma Rigg | UK | 0:02:40 

A humorous stop motion thriller following one woman's fight with urban fly-tipping.

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IMBUED LIFE

Dir. Ivana Bosnjak, Thomas Johnson | Croatia | 0:12:15 

A film about a young woman's connection with the life force of nature. She uses her talent for taxidermy to “restore” the animals to their natural habitat.

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ÄLGEN

Dir. Erik Svetoft | Sweden | 0:08:25 

In Erik Svetoft’s graduation animation project, animals are trapped in a zoo and are the subject of entertainment and humiliation. Outside, the strong colours announce the destruction of nature. A film about dance and liberation.

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MARGIN OF TERROR

Dir. Kieran McLister | UK | 0:03:32 

A caffeine-fuelled stop-motion comedy about a mad scientist driven to create the most horrific, terrifying giant monster ever seen – no matter how many attempts it takes.