Chaos Reigns Vol. 3 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.
Director - Ahmad Saleh
In a city besieged by war, a mother searches for her child. Though she faces exhaustion, she is unwilling to sleep until she is reunited with her loved one. Night sees all, and provides the mother temporary relief.
Directors - Joe Williams & Charlie Edwards-Moss
A psychedelic throwback to 1970s folk horror all gloriously captured on 35mm film, where a psychiatric doctor and his assistant are summoned to examine a woman on the edge, and are subsequently swallowed by a shared psychosis.
RETURN TO SENDER18m
Director - Russell Goldman
Allison Tolman (FARGO) stars as the unwitting recipient of an online delivery scam that grows ever more sinister with each seemingly innocuous package. Inspired by true events and produced by Jamie Lee Curtis (HALLOWEEN).
Director - Izzy Stevens
In this deftly disorienting psychological thriller, a woman visits her mother in a psychiatric health ward, triggering a plague of nightmarish visions and a dizzying descent into insanity.
SUCKS TO BE THE MOON11m
Directors - Eric Paperth & Tyler March
An intergalactic musical centered on the value of friendship, starring the Sun, the Moon, and former planet gone rogue, Pluto.
Director - Erich Rettstadt
A fantasy musical full of gas and sass in which a fairy godmother works her magic to make her protégé’s drag dreams come true.
Director - Alex Kavutskiy
World War III has ushered in a new draft, but what is the army to do with the sk8er bois that aren’t fit for combat? A darkly irreverent satire from award-winning Fantastic Fest alum Alex Kavutskiy (SQUIRREL, JUDY).
Directors - Alfonso Fulgencio & Jose Luis Farias
It’s just another day on the International Space Station, until, well, just how does one go about fighting off the undead in zero gravity?