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Scared Shortless (N/C 18+)

25 March


Scared Shortless

Fri 25 March | 21.00 | Civic House

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It's the return of the darkest showcase of short sharp shocks around. We've compiled our favourite creepy cuts, chillers and bloodfests from this year's submissions, including unnerving obsessions with hole-digging and hand-scrubbing, the terrible truth behind a suburban family dinner, power-games at an orphanage, and odd goings-on when a group drops in on an estranged friend. It gets messy by the end, brace yourselves!


This programme also screens online. Follow the link to view on demand for the duration of the festival.

In The Soil

Karoline’s life is turned upside down when her father, Kjeld, manically starts digging a pit in their backyard.


A neurotic waitress with a phobia of coins fights to control her darkest fears, as her reality falls apart.

The Dinner After

​A guilt-stricken Angela, visits her parents for what at first seems to be a routine family dinner until the evening descends into a nightmare.

Such Small Hands

​At the girls' orphanage, the group’s unchecked pack mentality alienates a new arrival, who invents a new nighttime game.

The Nicky Nack

A man walking home from his local one night is tormented by a terrifying sound: The Nicky Nack.


​Haruka, Nana, and Takanori visit the house of Souta, a band member who has lost contact with them. But when they arrive, they find Souta's behavior a little strange.

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