Deck the halls with blood and holly, fa la la la la la la la la. It’s time for another great contest for the lovely people of Toronto. Today we want to send two lucky winners a pair of passes to see the latest edition of Rue Morgue and Unstable Ground’s long running horror shorts series LITTLE TERRORS on Wednesday, December 19th at 9:00pm at Carlton Cinemas.
For its 14th instalment, Little Terrors looks to give horror fans something to scream and get jolly about this holiday season with an assortment of shorts guaranteed to send shivers up the spine of the old pine tree.
This year’s line-up includes some real heavy hitters from some familiar faces:
Last Christmas (15 minutes, premiere)
DIR: Geoff Redknap
A ten-year-old boy struggles to care for his demented grandmother when he is left alone with her on Christmas Eve. From Little Terrors alumnus Redknap, director of favourites The Auburn Hills Breakdown, Trash and Protection.
Breaking Santa (10 minutes, premiere)
DIR: Astron 6
The demented minds at Astron 6 (Father’s Day, Manborg, Lazer Ghosts 2) have prepared their own holiday treat. An explanation would do it no justice. Guaranteed lunacy!
Treevenge (15 minutes)
DIR: Jason Eisner
A holiday cult-classic in the making, this is required Xmas viewing! The director of Hobo with a Shotgun delivers his own holiday twist on a revenge tale. Nobody is safe! Award-winning previous selection of too many film festivals to count.
Santa’s Night Out (12 minutes, Iceland, premiere)
DIR: Mundi Vondi
Two psychotic individuals go on a deadly crime-spree during the holiday season in this bizarre short.
Roid Rage: The Christmas Special (9 minutes)
DIR: Ryan Lightbourn
Follow-up to the twisted Little Terrors favourite Roid Rage has the hemorrhoid killer return to shutdown a meth lab run by Santa and his evil minions.
The Living Want Me Dead (23 minutes)
DIR: Bill Palmer
The director of the Toronto After Dark favourite Vicki presents an original twist on the zombie genre, set during the holiday season. Winner of the Dead By Dawn and New York Horror Film Festivals.
Boxed In (12 minutes)
DIR: Kial Natale
A young man working at a courier service over the holidays gets a deadly surprise in the form of a package that is much more than it seems. Inventive horror-comedy!
Cannibal Santa (5 minutes, premiere)
DIR: Jamison Stalsworth
The title is not misleading. Winner of the audience-choice award at the most recent Knoxville Horror Film Festival.
Father Christmas (3 minutes)
DIR: Kial Natale
A heartwarming tale of one family rediscovering their Xmas-past. Just kidding. Not heartwarming at all.
The Winter Stalker (2 minutes)
DIR: Stephen Reedy
A glimpse inside the mind of a brutally obsessive individual.
Black XXX-Mas (10 minutes, Belgium)
DIR: Pieter Van Hees
A twisted take on Little Red Riding Hood set in an urban jungle in the not-too-distant future. It’s Christmas time, and earth is God’s Gameboy. Following the events of one bizarre night in the life of an unconventional family.
You can check out more details and links over at Rue Morgue, but for your chance to win, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with Little Terrors in the subject line. Please only one entry per household. For additional chances to win, simply like the contest announcement on our Facebook page and/or re-Tweet the announcement from our Twitter. Deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Monday, Decemeber 17th.
Good luck and stay tuned for all the latest news, reviews, contests, and the year of 2012 in review here at Dork Shelf.