Chaos Reigns Vol. 2 Season 2022
A collection of short films that were paired with features throughout the in person Fest.
As is our tradition, Fantastic Fest audiences will be treated to a variety of short-form cinema at this year’s event, including the following selections that will show up throughout the program in front of feature films.
GARY SCREAMS FOR YOU15m
Directors - Cody McGlashan & Nolan Sordyl
A fed up security guard possessed by the spirit of an ape fully expresses everything we can’t after a bad day of work in this absurdist slice of life dark comedy.
Director - Teddy Padilla
A diner. A woman eats alone. A stranger approaches her. He reveals he knows her dark secret. Part noir. Part sci-fi. Part crime caper. A taut, reinvigorating blend of fantastic cinema’s finest.
Director - Eros V
A tiny, adorable Pomeranian turns out to be a psychotic killing machine, to the horror of his inexperienced dog sitter.
Directors - Michael Jones & Paddy Jay
To those who gag easily, please avert your eyes and shield your ears: hairsucker’s gonna suck some hair.
Director - Ella Gale
Two comedians self-deprecatingly rapid-fire riff to save their lives when one’s envy for the other manifests a hungry demon that feeds on jealous vibes.
Director - Gabriela Ortega
After she receives the news of her grandmother’s death, Daniela confronts a family legacy and spirits who will not leave her in peace until she determines which traditions she will carry into the future, and which she will leave behind.
KICKSTART MY HEART15m
Director - Kelsey Bollig
Following a brutal car accident, a young woman must literally fight against inner demons on her way back to consciousness. Inspired by the writer/director’s incredible true story of recovery and rehabilitation.
THE LAST QUEEN ON EARTH16m
Director - Michael Shumway
A farmer comes to embrace the unexpected upside of the apocalypse in this dialogue-free celebration of being true to yourself that explodes the limitations of narrowly defined masculinity.
Director - Daniel Thomas King
A reformed bully is summoned to the deathbed of a man he once cruelly terrorized and is presented with a simple, but unusual request.