This year’s Calgary Horror-Con film line-up

Thursday 11th, June 2015 / 04:05
By Joel Dryden

CALGARY —

Gutterballs 2: Balls Deep

“Double the gore… double the pain… double the sex.” If that line from the trailer doesn’t give you a good impression about Gutterballs 2: Balls Deep, nothing will. Except for maybe puns from Horror-Con organizers that the film will “bowl you over” with it’s “sheer depravity”. Produced in Vancouver, the film takes place on the anniversary of the original Gutterball slayings. Enter BBK – the Bowling Ball Killer – who will make sure he “strikes” down a group of unassuming teenagers. That one’s on us. A question-and-answer period with director Ryan Nicholson will follow the screening of the film.

Bind

Directed by Dan Walton and Dan Zachary, Bind follows a family who moves into an abandoned orphanage and everything goes well from there on. They are very impressed with the excellent schools and parks in the neighbourhood. (In actuality, they soon learn their charming orphanage has a disturbing history and they are not alone). Produced by Groundead Productions, the screening will be followed by a question-and-answer period with the directors.

Dirty Bill Of Health

This mystery/thriller is a short film following an assuming patient going for a check-up, who is soon met by a series of odd questions and tests from his doctor. A question-and-answer period with director Rob Carpenter will follow the screening.

Catholic Schoolgirl Chainsaw Showdown

What else is there to say? Catholic Schoolgirl Chainsaw Showdown is just one of those titles that you can’t believe hasn’t been used before. The short follows a bunch of catholic schoolgirls with chainsaws having a showdown.

The Littlest Cthulhuist

Another amazing title. Of course we all know all about Cthulhu, the part-man-part-octopus-part-dragon created by horror fiction legend H.P. Lovecraft. In the short, seven-year-old Lillian must find a way to fight back against her classmates, who tease her for believing in the tentacled deity.

Shhh

Gone are the days of traditional revenge-horror flicks: Shhh follows Guillermo, a young boy who uses his imagination to conquer his bully (who in this case happens to be a hair-eating monster). The reality behind the short, directed by Freddy Chavez Olmos, may not be clear until the film concludes.

For more information and full information on all the films playing at Horror-Con 2015, visit horror-con.ca

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