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Occurs on Thursday June 13 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 27 minutes


3 Victoria Street
St. John's NL A1C 3V2

Event Notes


Under Cover of Night: Dark Thrillers and Horror CONTENT WARNING: Depictions of violence, blood

Dead Cat DIRECTOR: Annie-Claude Caron, Danick Audet . Quebec . 12 minutes Two parents are forced into a tough spot when their family cat suddenly dies and rather than having a tough conversation with their young daughter they opt to have it taxidermied. A humorous exploration of difficult conversations and the consequences of trying to protect others from the uncomfortable truth.

Perennials DIRECTOR: Grant Earl MacIntosh . Nova Scotia . 5 minutes An older woman searches her home for a lost possession but is forced to hide from an unexpected intruder. Perennials is a simple and effective ghost story that explores more than just fear when it comes to restless spirits.

If Not To Die DIRECTOR: Brad Gover . NL . 14 minutes A young police detective recounts re-investigating a cold case with his late father's old partner, as he finds himself being pressed for answers from his station Chief. If Not To Die is full of twists and turns as the mystery unfolds and is brought to life by great performances from a cast of familiar NL actors.

Pearls DIRECTOR: Mike Simms . NL . 11 minutes A young man is forced to confront his past traumas after following his first day of work on a logging camp in the 1930s. Pearls is an engaging period drama featuring fantastic performances from a cast of local talent and a beautifully photographed setting.

Knock DIRECTOR: Guillermo Mejías . Spain . 12 minutes Emma is studying alone at night when she is disturbed by noises coming from inside her apartment. As she investigates she makes the terrifying discovery that she may not be alone after all. Knock is a psychological horror that will have viewers questioning what is real as Emma struggles to survive.

Don't Let Them In DIRECTOR: Peter Collins . NL . 13 minutes After escaping an abusive relationship, Heather is stalked by a vampiric monster that can change its shape to trick its victims into inviting it inside. Local horror fans rejoice! This film has some great effects, tension, and a fresh but familiar creature brought to life with inspired costuming.

Óbito DIRECTOR: Fernando Amador . Spain . 15 minutes Eugenia’s relationship is failing and her home is in jeopardy, all because of her poor financial situation so when her boss offers her an opportunity to make an easy $50,000 to marry the boss’s recently deceased son, Eugenia accepts. Obito blends tradition with the supernatural in this unnerving horror short.

Who Calls DIRECTOR: J.A Villalobos . Spain . 5 minutes A couple wakes up in the middle of the night to the sound of a stranger knocking on their door and trying to get inside. Who Calls is a thriller that ratchets up the tension with claustrophobic photography and engaging performances from its small cast.

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