Be afraid, be very afraid. New York City, one of the most exciting cities in the world, can “scare” with the best of them, and the borough of Brooklyn is serving up creepy—again—with the annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival. It’s the mission to bring a lot of fright delivering the “best and most provocative” of horror cinema to local screens from Oct. 11 to Oct 18 in venues across Brooklyn.
Movies from around the globe will be shown, along with their brand-new head trip block that spotlights films that push the boundaries and expectations of the horror genre.
“It’s an amazing time to love horror, with the genre being as diverse and challenging as it’s ever been, and our programming this year exemplifies the best of where the genre is currently at as well as the daring new directions in which it’s heading,” said Matt Barone, BHFF’s senior programmer. “Our mission remains to buck the genre’s conventions with forward-thinking films. Ranging from ‘Knife + Heart’’s modernization of classic slasher vibes to ‘Luz’’s reinvention of exorcism tropes, not to mention ‘Tower. A Bright Day’’s singular approach to the occult and ‘The Cannibal Club’’s melding of gore and social commentary, our biggest lineup yet represents horror at its boldest.”
This year the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival poster was designed by New York-based creative duo Kelsey and Rémy Bennett (also known as the Bennett Sisters). It’s supposed to be scary, and the Bennett sisters offered “The photo stories we created for the poster design are an ode to the 1970s golden age of horror, inspired particularly by the 1973 Brian De Palma New York set psychosexually voyeuristic exploitation film ‘Sisters,’ which starred the recently deceased actress Margot Kidder, an icon of ‘70s slasher genre.”
The buzz on the horror social media universe is talking about “Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made,” which will make its world premiere and was directed by Michael Laicini and David Amito.
Other highlights of gore include “Knife + Heart” (NY premiere) from France, Mexico and Switzerland and directed by Yann Gonzalez, “The Rusalka” directed by Perry Blackshear, “Boo!” directed by Luke Jaden, “The Cannibal Club” from Brazil and directed by Guto Parente, “House of Sweat and Tears” directed by Sonia Escolano, “Luz” directed by Tilman Singer and “Wolfman’s Got Nards” directed by Andre Gower.
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