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Shudder Theatre at Los Feliz 3 | Beyond Fest 2022
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This nightmarish and sublime collection explores a variety of traumas — intergenerational or otherwise — and the myriad ways we inherit, transmit, and are imprisoned by their cyclical, sometimes downright devilish, natures.
Delivery | Spain | 10 min. dir. by Imanol Ortiz López
Paula tells her psychologist about her fear of locusts while protecting her unborn child from a faceless threat.
Expectancy | Finland | 15 min. dir. by Juho Fossi
Alex is left alone for the weekend to renovate a room for his and his wife’s unborn child. Soon, a baby monitor starts to play horrifying sounds about his future failures as a father.
Everybody Goes to the Hospital | USA | 9 min. dir. by Tiffany Kimmel
A haunting stop-motion animated incision into childhood trauma, interpreted with a poet’s eye.
Swept Under | USA | 10 min. dir. by Ethan Soo
The grisly specter of foreign military intervention and generational trauma resurfaces in the form of a rug that’s gifted to a Cambodian adoptee.
Dead End | Russia | 19 min. dir. by Dima Barchenkov
Even after death, Nick’s abusive boyfriend Godfrey goes on pursuing him. But is it reality or a terrible nightmare?
Processing | USA | 17 min. dir. by Renetta G/ Amador
Detective Frank Ramirez recounts the loss of his partner in a nightmare bust gone wrong.
In The Shadow Of God | Canada | 18 min. dir. by Brian Sepanzyk
As a woman packs up her childhood home following the passing of her father, she comes to learn that there may have been a more sinister threat behind his death, long buried on the grounds of the family home.
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