Tribeca Film Festival: How to Celebrate Halfoween Right

What up, loves. Yes, this post is a wee bit on the late side today, my apologies. I forgot to hit “post” instead of “save” and whatnot.

BUT, as you probably already know if you follow the blog, it is HALFOWEEN! We are halfway to our holy holiday. How are you celebrating Halfoween?

Me? I’m going to Tribeca Film Festival next weekend, with tickets to the horror movies. Because, well, it’s me. And I live in New York, and I figured I should probably go to that ’cause I live here and all, and what other movies would I see but horror movies?

Let’s breakdown the selection for all of you, so if you happen to be in the city too, you can celebrate Halfoween with Tribeca Film Festival too (or just be on the look out for these cool flicks).

Tribeca Film Festival’s Horror Movies

There are four films categorized as “horror” this year (and one I’m naming honorary horror because it sounds like it).

HERE ALONE

  • Section: Midnight
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Rod Blackhurst
  • Country: USA

Description:

After a terrible virus ravages human civilization, Ann finds herself living alone in a forest, foraging for supplies, and accompanied only by a radio that broadcasts a single transmission in French. Few animals even remain; the only survivors seem to be the roving hordes of infected creatures with a taste for human flesh. One fateful day, Ann crosses paths with two more survivors, Chris and Olivia. But after surviving on her own for so long, she struggles to relate to them and and their desire to settle down and start a new community. As Ann tells Chris, “Those who stay, die.” Though a stomach-clenching thriller, Here Alone is less about the threat itself than the people who are surviving it. For Ann, killing the infected is an easier proposition than connecting with her new companions in a world where intimacy, jealousy, and your fellow man can be just as dangerous.

—Cara Cusumano

TICKETS: These are quickly selling out, get them while they are available! (Fun fact, this was a kickstarter project!)

(for more details, go here!)

I’m going to this one! I’m looking forward to it. Hoping for something a la THIS IS NOT A TEST with zombie-like-things and deep emotions and agony.

FEAR, INC.

  • Section: Midnight
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Vincent Masciale
  • Country: USA

Description:

For a guy like Joe Foster—a carefree, PBR drinking, perpetual adolescent, who gets his kicks from being terrified by scary movies—the chance to experience classic horror film moments in real life is too good an opportunity to pass up, no matter how foreboding the offer may seem. And that’s exactly what Fear, Inc. proposes: the next level in fright. On an average date night at a haunted playhouse, Joe is ominously handed the Fear, Inc. business card from a spook in a clown-mask. Despite his friend’s warning that Fear, Inc. is a band of demented criminals and not a legitimate company, Joe calls the number on the card. Game on.

Fear, Inc. is a self-aware horror comedy that fiendishly slices in a thriller element. Director Vincent Masciale deftly plays with our expectations and suspicions—what is real and what is part of the game? As the lines between the two blur, Joe’s dream come true begins to look more like a nightmare.

—Marina Hanna

(for more details, go here!)

TICKETS: These are quickly selling out, get them while they are available!

I’m going to this one! I’m looking forward to it. Hoping for something a la CABIN IN THE WOODS with the horror comedy element. I will let you know what I think of it.

CURVE (Short Film)

  • Section: Shorts In Competition: Narrative
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 11 minutes
  • Directed By: Tim Egan
  • Country: Australia

Description: Clinging to a smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss, a girl tries to cover the few feet back to safety without losing purchase and falling to her death.

(to see trailer and more details, go here!)

HOLIDAYS (Film Anthology)

  • Section: Midnight
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: Adam Egypt Mortimer, Dennis Widmyer, Gary Shore, Kevin Smith, Sarah Adina Smith, Nicholas McCarthy, Scott Stewart, Kevin Kolsch, Sarah Adina Smith, and Anthony Scott Burns
  • Country: USA

Description:

From some of the brightest minds in the darkest genre, Holidays is a horror anthology unlike any other. With an ingenious structure, each segment of the film takes its inspiration from a different holiday, exploring the bizarre, grim and ghoulish sides of our favorite festivities. With stellar directorial talent, including Kevin Smith (Red State), Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Matt Johnson (The Dirties), Scott Stewart(Legion), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact), Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes), Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim), Adam Egypt Mortimer and Anthony Scott Burns, the film takes the audience on a thrilling ride that will definitely get you in the seasonal spirit. Each story does an amazing job of building very large worlds in very small amounts of time, introducing an exceptional cast of fully realized characters in various treacherous scenarios. From a very unholy Easter Bunny to a particularly macabre Valentine’s Day gift, Holidays holds a full calendar year of festive stories, bringing out the most twisted and subversive sides of each seasonal celebration.
—Loren Hammonds

(for more details, go here!)

CATCH A MONSTER (Honorary Horror, labeled as “Thriller”)

  • Section: Shorts In Competition: Narrative
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 14 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Y. Lei
  • Country: USA, Bolivia

Description:

A lonely boy finds himself trapped in a dark fantasy come alive in the streets of La Paz, Bolivia.

(for more details, go here!)

 

 

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