Inaugural Brooklyn Horror Film Festival brings international horror to New York
On October 14th to 16th in venues and locations across North Brooklyn, the 2016 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is set to blow its brains all over town with a slew of sanguinary films, many of which have never screened in New York. The fest has also scheduled two World Premieres and five U.S. Premieres.
Today the BHFF revealed its official poster, which gives credit to one of New York City’s more beloved rodents of the past year and is designed by David Lupto, a London-based illustrator with a love of horror and everything strange. Have a look below:
The BHFF opening night film is the East Coast premiere of Dearest Sister by Laos’ only horror director, Mattie Do and only the 13th feature film to be produced in Laos’ history. The festival’s centerpiece film will be the critically-acclaimed feature We Are the Flesh. Already co-signed by Mexican filmmaking giants Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu, We Are the Flesh is directed by 26-year-old rookie director Emiliano Rocha Minter and is an assaultive and ultimately sublime blend of art-house experimentation and grindhouse sensibilities.
For closing night, BHFF has the World Premiere of the U.S./Iceland co-production Child Eater. Through a successful Kickstarter campaign, Icelandic writer-director Erlingur Thoroddsen and his team were able to expand upon their 2012 short film of the same name, which made noise at the SXSW Film Festival. Merging the babysitter set-up with a fresh monster mythology, Child Eater takes elements from John Carpenter’s Halloween and Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street to introduce horror fans to a brand-new kind of monster. The film will screen with producer and respected film journalist Perri Nemiroff in attendance.
In addition to the slate of amazing international films, director Maxwell Fret and Derek Gibbons’ Psychotic: A Brooklyn Slasher will screen as well as Michael Winner’s terrifying 1977 satanic classic (which was filmed and set in Brooklyn) The Sentinel, plus a shorts program highlighting Brooklyn filmmakers. Also expect an array of really far out short horror films as well….
For a complete list of films and events visit the official BHFF website. See you at the fest!