Lloyd Kaufman and TROMA joins Cinemafantastique 3 this August…

Cinemafantastique3_8.5x11 - Updated_TromaVol2This is the Official Announcement that #Cinemafantastique 3 has the great honour of screening the #canadianpremiere of TROMA‘s Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Vol. 2 on August 26th, 2017 at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver, BC. Tickets are available at our Film Freeway and Indiegogo pages.

Cinemafantastique 3 is an all-day genre film extravaganza (film festival!) featuring some of the most innovative and crazy genre films from all over the world, and director Lloyd Kaufman will be there in person for an audience Q&A and to sign autographs and sell Tromerchandise throughout the day! Remember, Cinemafantastique 3 will be screening VOL. 2 of Lloyd Kaufman’s Return to Nuke ‘Em High, so if you need to brush up on Vol. 1 prior to this summer’s event we suggest you get your ducks in a row and get yourself re-schooled before witnessing the film that Rogerebert.com critic Simon Abrams called “everything exploitation fans want” and “Kaufman’s angriest polemic yet, and it’s consequently his looniest.”

Saturday, August 26th at the Vancity Theatre, Vancouver, BC. Doors open at 11 AM!


CINEMAFANTASTIQUE 3 LINE UP

 

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We have a great lineup of films for this year’s festival! We wanted to have a bit of fun for this year, so most of the films will hopefully make you laugh, but don’t worry we will still be taking you to the darkside. There is a ton of great talent here, and we’d like to share a bit about them so you get as excited as us for SATURDAY AUGUST 26th at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver BC, Canada!!

This is NOT going to be the screening order, we will keep you posted on that at a later date.

Thank you again to all the filmmakers for submitting their work, and putting their art out into the world!!


ALPHAMEM

AlphaMem

Run time: 10 min 45sec

Country of Origin: Canada

Director: Jason William Lee, Marc Boily

Starring: Tristan Risk, Jason William Lee, Robert Leaf, Momona Komagata, Brian Johnstone,Natalie Moon, David Aboussafy, Ariel Hansen

Synopsis: In 2033 when much of humanity is equipped with neural implants that allow them to play back their memories in perfect fidelity, one man must fight to fulfill a promise to his dead wife before a solar magnetic pulse wipes out all memory of her forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


THE BARBER’S CUT

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Run time: 11 min 40 Sec

Country of Origin: UK

Director: Mark Brocking

Starring: Lewis Georgeson, Alisa Arnah, David Whitford

Synopsis: Two cut off but living heads wake up in a fridge and manage to escape while trying to avoid a psycho barber.


BUN IN THE OVEN

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Run time: 7min 45sec

Country of Origin: USA

Director: Jono Freedrix

Starring: Laren Miller Rogen, Magan Wiles, Mj Rodriguez

Synopsis: Janelle and Sydney are hungry for a baby… but they have zero interest parenting. For them, this is truly a LABOR of LOVE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BUZz

BuZz

Run time: 6min 24sec

Country of Origin: USA

Director: Niccolo Bello

Starring: Mark Kelly

Synopsis: No-dialogue dark comedy with a man and a drone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DON’T F*CK WITH ENGLAND

Don't Fuck with England

Run time: 2min 15sec

Country of Origin: USA

Director: Rocket Ear

 

 

 


 LA FOLIA

La-Folia

Run time: 13min 5sec

Country of Origin: USA

Director: Adam Grannick

Starring: Tina Motoki, Milan Williams, Tessa Stokes, Gregg DaCosta, Rosanne Rubino, Anna Schon, Yeman Brown, Lynn Berg, Adriel Choo Tung, Tenzing Tsepak, Andrew Reynolds Cooksey, Maria Romano, Michael Simon Hall, Joe Sullivan, Naomi Lewin, Mekhi Lee, Kiyoko Kashiwagi, Calum Reid, Omayra Amaya , Ryann Weir, Diane Chen, Silvana Jakich, Kurt Grube, Matthew Bovee, Jayna Katz, Andrew Dunn, Mona Depena, Jaden Amistad

Synopsis: La Folia is a visual anthology of twenty-four short stories, from the imaginations of over a dozen different people and all inspired by variations on the same ancient melody. The thematic story that links La Folia’s stories begins and ends the film, returning its protagonist full circle, yet changed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 HADA

HADA

Run time: 9min

Country of Origin: Spain

Director: Tony Morales

Starring: Eva Isanta, Fernando Boza, Michel Hérraiz, Silvia Casanova

Synopsis: Tonight Hada comes to visit Daniel because her last child tooth as fallen out. What Daniel doesn’t expect is that his worst enemy is the light.


HELL HAUNT

Hell Haunt

Run time: 12min 10sec

Country of Origin: Canada

Director: Richard Lukacs

Starring: Samantha Lukacs

Synopsis: A deranged stalker turns the sets of an eccentric premiere event into twisted art pieces, using the talent’s flesh and blood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 HOPE

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Run time: 11min 44sec

Country of Origin: Norway

Director: Adam A. Losurdo

Starring: Herman L. Opedal, Tonje Brattås

Synopsis: A senseless wandering ghoul roaming through a world of the hunger-less undead and accepting yet resentful humans will soon discover a craving that leaves him completely and utterly without hope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 MONSTERS

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Run time: 13min 38sec

Country of Origin: USA

Director: Steve Desmond

Starring: Caitlin Carmichael, Iona Skye, Christopher Wiehl, Joey Luthman

Synopsis: Jenn lives in an underground bunker with her family, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WITCHING HOUR

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Run Time: 7 min 43 sec

Country of Origin: UK

Director: Tarvana Garvey

Starring: Tasmin Leona, Roxanne Bordeaux

Synopsis: A spellbinding journey into the mind of an insomniac, as she spends each night haunted by hallucinations from another world.

 


PICTURE OF BEAUTY

Picture of Beauty

Run time: 1 hour 11 min

Country of Origin: Poland

Director: Maxim Ford

Starring: Taylor Sands, Daniela Rose, Pawel Hajnos, Magdalena Bochan-Jachinek, Joanna Mazewsla

Synopsis: Our story is set in Eastern Europe before the First World War, a time of change at a crossroads of nations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER

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Run time: 27min 16sec

Country of Origin: France

Director: Holy Fatma

Starring: IIsabelle Carlean-Jones, Carl Malapa, Annick Christiaens, Kmel Abdelli, Corrine Valancogne, Thirukulasingam Thiruchchothi.

Synopsis: In a surreal world, Lili, a 14-year-old albino, lives alone with her mother Claudie (50) who over-protects her from the outside world. Obsessed with her own appearance; Claudie regularly replaces aging parts of her face, alone in her operating lab, while Lili dreams of Lyesse, her 16 year-old handsome neighbor. But scared by so much love, Lyesse gently pushes her away. Devastated, she decides to operate his heart to understand why he doesn’t love her…

**Trailer is in French, sorry no subtitles, the festival screening will have subtitles***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 POOL PARTY MASSACRE

Pool Party Massacre

Run time: 1 hour 21min

Country of Origin: USA

Director: Drew Marvick

Starring: Kristin Noel McKusick, Margaux Neme, Destiny Faith Nelson, Crystal Stoney, Jenifer Marvick, Nick Buyer, Mark Justice with LeeAnna Vamp and Alexis Adams

Synopsis: What started out as a relaxing summer day by the pool for a group of high maintenance young socialites quickly becomes a nightmare when an unknown killer begins stalking and murdering them one by one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 READY TO BURST

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Run time: 10min 48sec

Country of Origin: Canada

Director: Ariel Hansen

Starring: Lee Shorten, Ariel Hansen, Malcolm Stead, Gigi Saul Guerrero

Synopsis: Kate and Dylan have been dying to have a baby. When they finally find success what follows is Kate’s struggle with the early stages of an unusual pregnancy as it takes a horrific turn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


REVERIES OF A SOLITARY WALKER

Reveries of a solitary walker

Run time: 1hour 27min

Country of Origin: Italy

Director: Paolo Gaudio

Starring: Luca Lionello, Lorenzo Monaco, Nicoletta Cefaly, Domiziano Christopharo, Fabiano Lioi, Angelique Cavallari

SYNOPSIS: Three characters from three different epochs are joined by a dream of freedom and a small masterpiece of literature. A mysterious and timeless journey through the aspirations, the sufferings and the “fantasies” of a poet, a young student and a lost child in the woods.

**Trailer is in Italian, sorry no subtitles, the festival screening will have subtitles***

 

 

 

 


 THE ROOM

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Run time: 15min 55sec

Country of Origin: Italy

Directors: Silvia Cremaschi and Stefano Etter

Starring: Sara Drago, Gigio Alberti

Synopsis: Making hats has always been Anna’s passion. Something more too: a foothold, a way of escaping her oppressive, repetitive daily routine – that room, shaken by passing trains, that voice with its announcements. Anna has used her creativity like armour, and has survived. But now, the lure of the outside is growing more powerful. And in breaking out of her imprisonment, Anna discovers the truth about the room…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STICK TO YOUR GUN

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Run time: 9min 38sec

Country of Origin: New Zealand

Director: Joe Hitchcock

Starring: Jodie Rimmer, Levi Holley

Synopsis: A gun-loving woman aspires to cook breakfast for the man handcuffed to her bed, but first she has to stop a wild chicken from destroying everything.

 

 

 


 SYNCHRONOUS

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Run time: 13min 39sec

Country of Origin: Columbia

Director: Ricardo Fernández Jiménez

Starring: Juan David Salcedo, Alieth Vargas, Edgar Duran Jr

Synopsis: Hilbert’s consciousness can be in two worlds at the same time. An amazing skill which allows him to help a gangster win fifty-fifty bets. But Hilbert wants out, and it could be the perfect opportunity when he meets Ana. Using split screen, we delve into Hilbert’s double universe–full of strange, exciting visual effects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


VEXED

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Run time:12min 49sec

Country of Origin: USA

Director: Marc Cartwright

Starring: Baker Chase Powell, Nosheen Phoenix

Synopsis: A romantic date night goes horribly wrong when a couple questions the validity of horror film plots.

 

 


WHO’S WATCHING OLIVER

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Run time: 1 hour 27min

Country of Origin: USA

Director: Richie Moore

Starring: Russell Geoffrey, Sara Malakul

Synopsis: Who’s watching Oliver tells the story of a mentally unstable loner lost in a life forced upon him. By night Oliver aimlessly wanders the streets and bars on what can only be described as a truly shocking and humiliating killing spree. His only savior and possible way out of a life he is desperate to escape comes in the form of the beautiful Sophia with her sweet eccentricity and naivety to the danger she has put herself in.

 

 

 

There is another film surprise yet to come…

-N


 

Another Great Year for Cinemafantastique

Cinemafantastique 2 was what indie filmmaking is all about, genuine ass-kicking passion for what you love. There was such a great energy flowing through the theatre that I’m sure I was not the only one inspired to start the ‘next one’ sooner rather than later. We wish all the filmmakers the very best with their projects! Some of the films are still running the film fest circuit and others have started to get picked up for distribution, please do yourself a favour and track these films down (by legit means please), you will not be disappointed!

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Thank you so much to everyone who donated, participated, and came out to Cinemafantastique 2! We had a great bunch of films and a truly awesome group of people in attendance. Thank you to UBC and the UBC Film Society for letting us use the Norm Theatre, and in fact be the last ones in the theatre for 2 years while everything is torn down and rebuilt.

Cinemafantastique 3 will be opening for submissions shortly, so stay tuned to Twitter and the like for updates!

-N

The full CINEMAFANTASTIQUE 2 schedule…

Filmmakers and special guests in attendance! Netherworld Collectibles and Cranium of Curiosities retailers on-site. Licensed SAT-SUN (beer). Q&As, trivia, and prizes thanks to Videomatica! JULY 8-10 at the NORM THEATRE (UBC)

THE FULL SCHEDULE…

CinemaFantastique 2’s Official Film Selections!

FRIDAY JULY 8th

12:00 PM: Blind Alley

Adriana Polito’s She-Wolf Of The Woods will precede Valley of the Rats on Friday July 8th at 2PM.

2:00 PM: Valley of the Rats (cast & crew screening) — Followed by Q & A with the DIRECTOR, PRODUCERS, and CAST.

4:00 PM: Slit-Mouthed Woman in L.A.

6:30 PM: Bigfoot Ate My Boyfriend – GALA PREMIERE – Followed by Q&A with the DIRECTOR & CAST; plus meet & greet at Mohoney & Sons (just outside the cinema; 8:30 pm)

SATURDAY JULY 9th

11:30 AM: The Red Man – followed by a Q&A with the DIRECTOR

1:30 PM: Hell Town – followed by a Q&A with the DIRECTOR and CAST.

Nadine L’Esperance’s Granny Fuckers will precede She Kills on Saturday July 9th at 3:30PM.

3:30 PM: She Kills

Dionne Copland’s Inferno will precede The Love Witch on Saturday July 9th at 5:30PM.

5:30 PM: The Love Witch

8:00 PM: The Cruel Tale of the Medicine Man

10:00 PM: Last Girl Standing – followed by a Q&A with the DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

SUNDAY JULY 10th

1:00 PM: The Short Film Block will include:
First, Love (Nick Meunier)
Red Snare (Jordan Barnes-Crouse)
Grammy (Jill Gevargizian)
Mistress C (Katherine Sweetman)
Bitch, Popcorn & Blood (Fabio Soares)
Bloody Mary (Jono Freedrix)
O Negative (Gigi Saul Guerrero)
Postpartum (Izzy Lee)
Call Girl (Jill Gevargizian)
Out of My Skin (Nadine L’Esperance)
This Neighbourhood (Jerry Ochoa)
El Gigante (Gigi Saul Guerrero) – followed by Q&A with various filmmakers.

3:00 PM: Harvest Lake (presented with our community partners, the VQFF)

5:00 PM: All Through the House – followed by a Q&A with the PRODUCER

7:00 PM: Holy Hell – our closing film – followed by a Q&A with the DIRECTOR and CAST!

Afterwards, stay for our first-ever Vampyros Lesbos Psychadelic Dance Party! (9:00 pm)

You don’t want to miss these amazing, sexy, and shocking films from some of the most talented and creative horror filmmakers working today!

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The newest (and last) round of CINEMAFANTASTIQUE ticket pre-sales are live now!

Three days of fantastique films of the obscure, the hilariously horrific, and the sexy & surreal at THE NORM THEATRE at UBC, JULY 8-10, 2016!

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON INDIE-GO-GO! http://igg.me/at/cf2tickets

Now in our second year, following 2015’s amazing Cinemafantastique and Tromafest (which featured a very special all-day appearance by the legendary Lloyd Kaufman), we present another exciting lineup of the best in new fantastique cinema and continue our commitment to providing Vancouver’s most innovative film festival experience.

CINEMAFANTASTIQUE 2 at the NORM THEATRE in VANCOUVER, FRI JULY 8 – SUN JULY 9, 2016!!!

So, what is different about this year, besides our exciting new lineup of films?

NEW TICKET PRICING!

This year, our ticket prices are purely by suggested donation. You pay what you want to see up to three days of films!

As part of our philosophy for a democratized film festival experience, we have decided to adjust our ticket prices to reflect our commitment to empowering filmmakers and audiences. As a patron, you can now pay what you feel comfortable with to attend the entire three-day festival!

Below are our suggested donation tiers:

  • $10 for a full day.
  • $30 for the whole fest (three days!!!)
  • Can’t make it to the fest? $15 for a VALLEY OF THE RATS “cast & crew screening version” digital download – our newest film (playing on Friday July 8th) and likely to be the only available version of this particular early cut of the film – in a file you can store and keep!
  • $25 for the VALLEY perk AND a very limited special edition Blu-ray copy of our 2015 festival hit GLASS that includes exclusive director’s commentary.
  • $45 for EVERYTHING.
  • Sorry, there are no t-shirt perks on this round of ticket pre-sales. There will still be t-shirts available on-site (while sizes/supllies last).

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“But wait, didn’t you just say ‘you can pay whatever you want?’ Can’t I just get in for free?

As much as we would like to provide our patrons with an immersive festival experience for free, we have to set a minimum suggested donation in order for us to cover the costs associated with hosting the film festival and to meet the “membership” requirements of our film society. So, where then does the money from these ticket sales go…?

All ticket proceeds will go directly towards making the best damned Cinemafantastique 2 we possibly can, which includes for the first time ever: our Vampyros Lesbos Psychedelic Dance Party!!

The Shivers Film Society is a non-profit organization, so all financing goes directly into the festival itself, including the venue costs and alcohol rentals! Since we keep our submission fees as low as possible for filmmakers, the majority of our festival’s funding comes directly from your donations to this campaign!

Additionally, proceeds will be put towards helping potential special guests arrive in Vancouver during the film fest, so that they can engage with audiences and film fans in person and participate in Cinemafantastique 2.

So far, our confirmed guests are:

  • Steve Balderson (director of HELL TOWN) plus cast members
  • Ryan LaPlante (director of HOLY HELL) plus cast members
  • Benjamin and Rachel Moody (director and producer of LAST GIRL STANDING)
  • Jimmie Gonzales (director of THE RED MAN)
  • Richard Mogg (director of BIGFOOT ATE MY BOYFRIEND)
  • Cast and crew of VALLEY OF THE RATS

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Continuing our platform of sexy, cerebral, funny, and erotic genre films, we are expanding our programming this year to incorporate a majority of independent feature films from all over the globe that quite literally nail this concept, while we lightly contextualize these exciting new films with a couple of our old-school favourites, including a 1983 arthouse vampire opus that will serve as a little tribute to the late David Bowie.

Some of the exciting independent films that we’ll be screening and celebrating this summer are Anna (Viva) Biller’s The Love Witch, the Japanese/US Slit-Mouthed Woman in L.A., veteran indie filmmaker Ron Bonk’s latest revenge-horror comedy She Kills, the new erotic Lovecraftian sci-fi horror Harvest Lake (which co-stars Vancouver’s Tristan Risk); plus one of the best horror films to come around in the last decade (we mean that!) in director Benjamin Moody’s head-flipping Last Girl Standing, and as if that weren’t enough, we’ll also be screening one of the best Christmas exploitation films we’ve ever seen: Todd Nunes’ All Through the House. But what can we say? – these are only half of the amazing films that we’re fortunate enough to have participating in Cinemafantastique 2 this summer! Seriously (see our serious face? 😐 …) the lineup this year is pretty effin’ special (in an orgasmic way) and you’ll walk away wide-eyed and starry-brained, we guarantee it. And we’ll back that guarantee. How’s that?  Well, firstly, because Cinemafantastique 2  will be awesome, and secondly, if you see any flick (feature film or full short-film block) that you 100% dislike then we’ll offer you free merch on the spot, no questions asked.
The opening night screening will be a gala celebration for Vancouver filmmaker Richard Mogg as we world-premiere his latest opus of kitsch, bad taste, and wild humour titled Bigfoot Ate My Boyfriend. Richard will also be on-hand for a Q&A, to be followed by a Friday night celebration at The Pit Pub (on the premises).

Want to know more about the perks? Easy. This isn’t so much a donation campaign as it is a ticket pre-sale  campaign, and with each ticket (PERK) you get a totally fantastique bang for your buck. Each perk provides either an all-day pass ($10 – cheap!); an all-day pass with an exclusive Cinemafantastique 2 T-shirt ($25); an ALL-ACCESS PASS (all three days) ($30); or all three days with said exclusive T-shirt ($45). Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy. Nobody said we weren’t dirt cheap.

FRIDAY, JULY 8th:
Blind Alley
Valley of the Rats*
Slit-Mouthed Woman in L.A.
Bigfoot Ate My Boyfriend (Gala premiere/party)*
*Featuring Special Guests and Q&A session.

SATURDAY, JULY 9th (Licensed/Cheap beer!):
The Red Man*
She Kills
Hell Town (a.k.a. “Debbie Rochon presents: Hell Town”)*
The Love Witch
The Cruel Tale of the Medicine Man
Last Girl Standing*
*Featuring Special Guests and Q&A session.

SUNDAY, JULY 10th (Licensed/Cheap beer!):
Cinemafantastique’s Short Film Block (1 hr. 25 min)
Harvest Lake
All Through The Night
Holy Hell*
*Featuring Special Guests and Q&A session.

Plus… the Vampiros Lesbos Psychedelic Dance Party!

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