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10 Horror Animations (15)

October 31, 2013
9:00 pm

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 Cat With Hands, Robert Morgan, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe story of a cat who, legend has it, longs to be human.

UK, 4’00

Son of Satan (J.J. Villard, 2005)

Son of Satan, JJ Villard, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMusic 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.

USA, 12’05 

Blanche Fraise (Frederick Tremblay, 2011)

Blanche Fraise, Frederick Tremblay, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalTwo rabbits are starving to death in this sinister fairy tale in a dying forest.

Canada, 16’45

Face (Hendrick Dusollier, 2007)

Face, Hendrick Dusollier, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA twisted, spectacular piece of grotesquery focusing on a face trapped in a dangerous prison of the mind.

France, 5’45 

Lonely Bones (Rosto, 2012)

Lonely Bones, Rosto, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA hallucinogenic film about a one-eyed man who escapes from a hotel room and steps into a forsaken world, where time and space melt together.

France, 10’00 

The Smaller Room (Nina Wehrle & Cristobal Leon, 2009)

The Smaller Room, Nina Wehrle, Cristobal Leon, LIAF, London International Animation Festival“In a room there is a box. In the box there is a forest. In the forest there is a lost child.”

Switzerland, 2’20 

The Backwater Gospel (Bo Mathorne, 2011)

The Backwater Gospel, Bo Mathorne, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalDeath stalks the prairie and has no favourites – neither true believers nor crazed hillbillies can hide.

Denmark, 9’30 

Chernokids (Marion Petegnief, Matthieu Bernadat, Nils Boussuge, Florence Ciuccoli & Clément Deltour, 2010)

Chernokids, Marion Petegnief, Matthieu Bernadat, Nils Boussuge, Florence Ciuccoli, Clément Deltour, LIAF, London International Animation Festival20 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.

France, 6’55 

The Wake (Pieter Coudyzer, 2013)

The Wake, Pieter Coudyzer, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe very creepy story of an introverted man, his wife who is in a coma due to an accident and their uneasy relationship.

Belgium, 20’15 

Dad’s Dead (Chris Shepherd, 2002)

Dad’s Dead, Chris Shepherd, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThrough 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.

UK, 6’40