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InFEST Underground: Shorts From Hell + Beyond The Grave

By Mike Everleth ⋅ October 9, 2012

Flaming logo for the Spectacle Theater

Oct. 12
8:00 p.m.
Spectacle Theater
124 South 3rd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Hosted by: InFEST Underground

The InFEST Underground screening series is hosting an epic night of dark and twisted short films, plus the acclaimed Brazilian horror flick Beyond the Grave, directed by Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro.

Beyond the Grave, a post-apocalyptic zombie western, has been tearing it up on the underground film festival circuit the past few years, winning the Best Horror Film award at the Arizona Underground Film Festival, and screening at the Montreal Underground and at the B-Movie, Underground and Trash Film Festival. In the film, a police officer in a desolate wasteland filled with freaks tracks down a possessed serial killer. Watch the trailer below!

But, before the feature presentation, is a 98-minute block of short films from a few of the masters of the form, including Brian Lonano, Kevin Lonano, Carey Burtt and more. The full lineup and descriptions of the shorts is below:

Dirty Silverware, dir. Steve Daniels
Synopsis: Forks. Kill. People.

Carny, dir. Kevin Lonano (Watch online)
Synopsis: A young starlet has wronged The Psycho Fugue Circus. The Circus giveth and the Circus can taketh away.

The Transmission, dir. Brian Lonano (Watch online)
Synopsis: An old drunkard is visited by his dead’s wife’s image in his television set.

Antoine and the Heroes, dir. Patrick Bagot
Synopsis: Antoine loves Jim Kelly. Antoine loves Angela Steele. Antoine loves the cinema. And when he must choose between seeing a rare Jim Kelly and a rare Angela Steele movie, he darts between them until his passes out and in his dreams, form one ultimate kickass film.

Hitch Hike, dir. Carey Burtt
Synopsis: A crazed driver picks up a hitchhiker and a deadly game of cat and mouse begins.

The Familiar, dir. Kody Zimmerman
Synopsis: Being a vampire sucks. Hahahaha. Not really, but being on of their familiars definitely does. Essentially a vampire’s bitch, the familiar is in charge of getting all things for their masters. And after a while, it starts to wear on one poor living soul.

Familiar, dir. Richard Powell
Synopsis: John Dodd hates his family. Well, there might be something more than just that familiar feeling lurking inside John.

(P.S. InFest Underground is an ongoing series. If you want to submit your own film to be considered for an upcoming screening, email a link to your online video, either public or private, to curator Greg Hanson at “Grethproductions (at) gmail dot com.”)

Watch the Beyond the Grave movie trailer: