Wow – we made it to our 10th anniversary!!
We’ve received more than 12,000 entries, screened more than 2,500 films, and had some of the most talented animators in the world come and hang out with us. This is the third of three special screenings reviewing the very best comedy, horror and sci-fi films that have screened at LIAF over the years – this screening features 10 of the very best horror films.
Read an extended article on this programme here
At Barbican book tickets
The Cat With Hands (Robert Morgan, 2001)
The story of a cat who, legend has it, longs to be human.
Son of Satan (J.J. Villard, 2005)
Music by Iggy Pop and Beethoven, story by Charles Bukowski – a raw, urgent punk scream against the pain of abuse, bullying and the cyclical nature of violence.
Blanche Fraise (Frederick Tremblay, 2011)
Two rabbits are starving to death in this sinister fairy tale in a dying forest.
Face (Hendrick Dusollier, 2007)
A twisted, spectacular piece of grotesquery focusing on a face trapped in a dangerous prison of the mind.
Lonely Bones (Rosto, 2012)
The Smaller Room (Nina Wehrle & Cristobal Leon, 2009)
“In a room there is a box. In the box there is a forest. In the forest there is a lost child.”
The Backwater Gospel (Bo Mathorne, 2011)
Death stalks the prairie and has no favourites – neither true believers nor crazed hillbillies can hide.
Chernokids (Marion Petegnief, Matthieu Bernadat, Nils Boussuge, Florence Ciuccoli & Clément Deltour, 2010)
20 years on and not all is right with the kids who were caught up in the aftermath of Chernobyl. A few too many eyes, for a start.
The Wake (Pieter Coudyzer, 2013)
The very creepy story of an introverted man, his wife who is in a coma due to an accident and their uneasy relationship.
Dad’s Dead (Chris Shepherd, 2002)
Through a series of ghostly reminiscences a young man tries to piece together fragmented moments from the past, memories being triggered by admiration for his best friend Johnno.