We Are The Weirdos…
This February feminist film collective The Final Girls proudly returns to present a new edition of our a showcase of short films from a selection of the most exciting new female voices in genre cinema from around the world.
Featuring some of the greatest new and emerging female talent in the genre space, these films delve deep into the darkest human desires from a uniquely female perspective. These are films that delve deep into the darkest corners of the human experience, bringing an unforgettable array of monsters to the screen and offering a fresh and perverse perspective on horror.
The programme will launch it’s tour in Leeds on February 16th, with a London premiere at the Prince Charles Cinema the 20th, a special screening at the Glasgow Film Fest on the 27th, and much more! Full schedule of screening engagements listed below, with more exciting dates being added!
“We are thrilled to return to UK cinemas with the second edition of We Are The Weirdos” says The Final Girls co-director Olivia Howe. “Building upon the success of our 2017 pilot, this year’s programme that not only celebrates the breadth and diversity of genre cinema, but champions what we believe are nine of the most exciting voices emerging in genre filmmaking. From animation, to slashers, to dark comedy, these films represent what horror cinema is capable of.”
“We Are The Weirdos is at the core of what we want The Final Girls to be about: a platform which can nurture, champion and spotlight female talent at the centre of the horror genre.” adds co-director Anna Bogutskaya. “The programme is distributed by The Final Girls and it is our intention to make this an annual event at cinemas worldwide.”
The full programme of shorts are detailed below:
CATCALLS (Dir. Kate Dolan)
A man cruises around late at night looking for something. He pulls in to ask two young girls for directions – only to flash them to get a cheap thrill. Unfortunately, he has picked the wrong girls. They are also out hunting tonight and they will stop at nothing to get their kill.
Hair Wolf (Dir. Mariama Diallo)
The staff of a black hair salon fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.
Puppet Master (Dir. Hanna Bergholm)
A lonely woman allows a man to transform her into a puppet.
Inseyed (Dir. Jessica Hudak)
A girl hears mysterious noises and investigates, but the source isn’t an easy answer.
The Lady from 406 (Dir. Lee Kyoung)
The woman in the upper floor is getting crazy because of the cigarette smoke coming up from the under floor. She finally visits the house below, but the man there says something unexpected.
#EATPRETTY (Dir. Rebecca Culversome)
Anna is a successful product photographer, striving for a life filled with perfect moments, inspired by a constant stream of social media feeds, sponsored blogs and fairytales playing on her computer.
Blood Runs Down (Dir. Zandashé Brown)
When a woman undergoes a frightening transition, her vigilant five year old daughter must decide between saving her or protecting herself in this haunting tale of inheritance, daughterhood, and demons.
Cerulia (Dir. Sofia Carillo)
Cerulia returns to her childhood home to find that it is haunted by her memories.
Goodnight (Dir. Diane Michelle)
BILLY is the MAN who LIVES UNDER MY BED….
Confirmed screenings and events include:
16th February – Hyde Park PH, Leeds
19th February – Cube, Bristol
20th February – Prince Charles Cinema, London
23rd February – BFI Southbank, London
24th February – Rio Cinema, London
27th February – Film Theatre, Glasgow – screening at Glasgow Film Fest
27th February – Tyneside, Newcastle
28th February – Genesis, London
28th February – Plaza Stockport, Manchester – Grimmfest monthly screenings
28th February – Broadway, Nottingham
Image: Kaila Hier