Late Night Shorts
by Alex Garcia Topete
If you love horror movies, or gore, or just dark and weird stories, then the DIFF’s Late Night Shorts block is for you. With its variety of short films, ranging from the macabre and supernatural to the risqué and darkly entertaining, you’ll be able to find something that suits your taste.
Would you like to tour the domains of Lucifer? Then you can watch PORTAL TO HELL. Are you a fan of the paranormal? Then SISTERS is for you. Do you laugh at inappropriate sex jokes? MORE THAN FOUR HOURS will make you laugh almost for that long. Are you curious about the lives and minds of peculiar characters? RATE ME and MY LAST FILM will satisfy your voyeuristic drive. Do you like violence, both physical and psychological? TACO TERROR and THE PROCEDURE won’t disappoint. Are you a fan of THE SHINING? If so, you’ll be a fan of THE CHICKENING as well.
So go ahead, immerse yourself in the binge-watching experience that DIFF’s short blocks provide—but with the themes that belong to the late night.
DALLAS STAR AWARDOscar-nominated cinematographer Ed Lachman’s selected credits as a cinematographer include the Emmy nominated HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce and films including DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, and the Academy Award nominated film, CAROL.
DALLAS MAVERICK AWARDOur inaugural honoree, director, editor and producer Monte Hellman, has a career that spans six decades. He has exemplified cutting-edge filmmaking across multiple genres, working with budgets, from high-to-low, and with casts featuring stars to complete unknowns.