A Night Of Horror International Film Festival 2023 Programme

'The Devil's Work'
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Showcase of horror and dark genre cinema, A Night Of Horror International Film Festival (ANOH), is back for a 15th serving of frighteningly fantastic entertainment in Sydney.

The event spans across four days, presenting a total of 10 features and 31 short films from different corners of the world. Expect material from Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Austria, Lithuania, Brazil, Switzerland, France, Denmark, India, and New Zealand.

“The calibre, ingenuity, and range of submissions this year truly surpassed all expectations,” Festival Director Bryn Tilly says. “We were astounded by the exceptional talent and diversity on display, making the selection process a both challenging and exhilarating journey.”

“This year’s final line-up has films from all shades of the horror spectrum, and, as one would expect post- pandemic, many of them deal with grief and trauma, each promising to send shivers down your spine, immersing you in delightfully bizarre worlds and blood-curdling nightmares.”

Proceedings kick off with the world premiere of ‘The Devil’s Work’, the third instalment in Ursula Dabrowsky’s ‘Demon’ trilogy (‘Family Demons’, ‘Inner Demons’). All three films share similar themes of survival, revenge, and the loss of innocence.

'Mother Superior'

Also in the programme are ‘Puzzle Box’, the follow-up to Jack Dignan’s ‘After She Died’ (2022) dealing with addiction and inner demons; a unique delve into witchcraft and folk horror with Marie Alice Wolfszahn’s ‘Mother Superior’; debut feature film from Sarah Tice ‘DID I?’ studying alter personalities and the effects of trauma; slasher flick ‘Pensive’ tackling social responsibility and identity roles from Jonas Trukanas; pitch-black comedy ‘The Coffee Table’ from Caye Casa, and more.

ANOH will also bring back its much-loved signature event, The Australian Shorts Gala, featuring nine of the very best fright fare from Australia.

Then, to close it all off is Steven John Mihaljevich’s ‘Violett’, with a surreal exploration of trauma, abject grief, and destructive self-preservation.

Tickets are on sale now.

A Night Of Horror International Film Festival is on at Dendy Cinemas Newtown (Sydney) from 28 September-1 October.

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