Newfest Shorts: Queer Fear
Run Time: 82 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2021
An Uber ride. A camping trip. A first date. These could be sites of terror for anyone, but, in these films, they are particularly scary for our queer protagonists. Showcasing a diverse assortment of styles, tones, and subject matter, SHORTS: QUEER FEAR is peak adrenaline fuel for the horror fan looking for something new (and very gay) to munch on — a truly terrifying and one-of-a-kind LGBTQ+ viewing experience!
Dir. Osama Chami & Enrique Gimeno Pedrós, Spain, 7 mins
Diego considers having his first sexual encounter with a stranger.
NEW FLESH FOR THE OLD CEREMONY
Dir. Elizabeth Rakhilkina, USA, 13 mins
A lesbian reverie comes to a twisted end.
WANNA GO CAMPING?
Dir. Zach Siegel, USA, 10 mins
A date goes from sweet to sinister as secrets surface in the woods.
THE DEMONS OF DOROTHY
Dir. Alexis Langlois, France, 29 mins
A young queer screenwriter is put to the test when her insecurities and fantasies come crashing together.
Dir. C.J. Arellano, USA, 11 mins
A gay man becomes convinced his all-too-perfect boyfriend is a demon in disguise.
KWÊSKOSÎW (SHE WHISTLES)
Dir. Thirza Cuthand, Canada, 12 mins
En route to her girlfriend’s place, a 2-Spirit nêhiyaw woman becomes increasingly concerned about her cab driver’s intentions.