Not-Quite-Midnight Shorts

Mar 23, 2018 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM EDT

Drexel Theatre

2254 E Main St,, Columbus, OH 43209, United States

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Horror, thrills, revenge: These short films taking a dark look at life are perfect for a late-night viewing.

Films include:

Director: Santino Vitale
Runtime: 6 minutes, 38 seconds

A typical elementary school classroom. Minutes to the bell, the children eagerly await their escape. However, an evil undercurrent is brewing … and what happens next could be anything but typical.


The Moment
Director: Aaron Kunkel
Runtime: 6 minutes, 33 seconds

Two young women, hidden for the moment from danger, discuss how they want to die during the end of the world.


Director: Cory Miller
Runtime: 12 minutes

When Maritza comes home to find her boyfriend’s college buddy visiting, she slowly begins to suspect that something may be a bit … off.


Split Rail
Director: Christian Lybrook
Runtime: 11 minutes, 32 seconds

A young woman returns to the isolated farmhouse where she was held captive, seeking revenge on the mother/son duo responsible. A story about the simultaneous urge to preserve and destroy those we love most.


The Creep
Director: Shu Zhu
Runtime: 4 minutes, 41 seconds

A lone woman held in a room claims she feels she is being watched by a mysterious phone call.


Director: Doug Sanders and Sam Manavis
Runtime: 9 minutes, 8 seconds

A family’s holiday tradition as seen through two generations. Sometimes it can be taken a bit too far.


Last Halloween
Director: Tyler Mason
Runtime: 8 minutes, 23 seconds

A cautious mother is terrified for her daughter during Halloween as her worst fears are realized.


Director: Ben Brown
Runtime: 7 minutes, 32 seconds

A mysterious man follows a woman’s every move, listening all the time.


Director: Tyler Rubenfeld
Runtime: 10 minutes, 56 seconds

A former child actor reconnects with his twin brother to discuss a role they once shared — as the lead in a schlocky, shot-on-video cannibal film, Innards.


Director: Sydney Waltz
Runtime: 15 minutes, 11 seconds

As Diana’s marriage deteriorates, she becomes infatuated with beings from the forest. When she gathers the courage to confront these beings, she must choose between them or her marriage.


Mary & Marsha in the Manor of Madness
Kris Theorin
Runtime: 2 minutes, 56 seconds

Sinister secrets await as Mary helps her girlfriend Marsha escape from her parent’s gothic mansion one dark and eldritch night.


Shayna Connelly
Runtime: 13 minutes, 41 seconds

Suzanne’s grief transcends the boundaries of the natural world and arouses a primordial being. She courts this ghost, using intellect and desire to forge a union. QUIVER melds horror and passion with Virginia Woolf’s idea of requiring a room of her own to uncover her true identity. Can Suzanne force a rift into the supernatural realm to build a space where she can coexist with what haunts her?



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Drexel Theatre
2254 E Main St,, Columbus, OH 43209, United States
Columbus International Film & Animation Festival

Founded in 1952, the Columbus International Film & Animation Festival is the oldest film festival in the United States. Presented by Columbus College of Art & Design, the festival showcases world-class independent films in central Ohio.

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