Afterimages: Five Horror Films From Hell
Directed by Tony Kern
A group of young adults burn a paper effigy camera as an offering to the dead and they receive a 16mm film roll – a collection of five horror stories from hell. The first film, “Ghost Pull Leg,” revolves around an Aussie voyeur and the Chinese superstition in which it is believed that ghosts pulll swimmers’ legs to drown them. The second film, “Xio Bao Bao,” focuses on a young woman’s haunting experience after taking a postmortem photograph of a suicide jumper. The third film, “Skin Deep,” finds a group of tourists stuck in a mall elevator with a mysterious beautiful woman who holds a terrible secret. The fourth film, “Rekindling,” features a heartbroken hawker, a missing China bride, a mysterious ring, and a suddenly popular dish called “lady’s fingers” – all of which are combined for a gruesome tale. The fifth film, “Burnt Offerings,” is the most horrifying and dangerous for the artists who are burning the cameras and receiving all the “free” films in return because…the last film is personal.
Spooky International Horror Film Festival – Washington DC, Eerie Horror Film Festival – Erie PA, Freak Show – Orlando FL, Thriller! Chiller! Grand Rapids MI
Tony Kern is the creative force behind Mythopolis Pictures and its recent films “Haunted Changi”, “A Month of Hungry Ghosts,” and “Afterimages.” His short horror film “The Spooky Incident” won the Audience Choice Award at the 2002 World Horror Film Festival. “Hungry Ghosts” was nominated for Best Film at the Singapore International Film Festival. “Haunted Changi” was a box office hit in Asia. TK Time-Lapse, a stock footage portal created by Kern in 2004, has provided many industry clients with high-quality footage, including MTV, NBC’s Tonight Show, Cinemax, Weta Digital, VH1, NFL Films, CBS News, The History Channel, MTV, AMC, The Discovery Channel and more.
Writer: Tony Kern
Producers: Genevieve Woo, Bert Tan, Tony Kern
Su-An Ng / Program 3: International Showcase / Canada / 2014 / Animation / 1.5 minsA brief but entirely skin-crawling short film from award-winning animator Su-An Ng and the National Film Board of Canada.
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