Thursday, Oct 6 2022

HorrorHound Film Fest: James Quinn

The HorrorHound Film Fest (#h2f2) is honored to present two films from Austrian filmmaker James Quinn. Quinn is quickly establishing a style, texture, and atmosphere that is uniquely his. His films a darkly thematic, often juxtaposing heaven and hell with stark, nightmarish, truly disturbing imagery. Quinn is not only original with his content, he is also pushing the bounds of traditional film making ... flow and arc, the function of narrative, etc. His films will leave an indelible mark in your mind. Prepare yourself ... you will not be the same after.

WARNING: Though masterfully artistic, Quinn's films are intended for mature audiences. No one under 18 will be admitted.

Sulphur for Leviathan (short film, existential horror)

The story of Sulphur for Leviathan revolves around a nun, who suddenly finds herself progressively fantasizing about things that shouldn't be in her head, increasingly having to face her own doings of blasphemy, all leading up to something demonically dark and sinister. Portrayed in a surreal manner both in color and black and white, with a heavy focus on elegant cinematography, the film tells a satanic tale of unfulfilled desires, lust, blasphemy and existential dread, packed in a controversial and disturbing, but calm and poetic experience that is heavily inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky, with a touch of Satanism.

Flesh of the Void  (feature length film, horror-experimental) EXTREMELY GRAPHIC; No one under 18 admitted.

Flesh of the Void is a terribly disturbing experimental horror film visualizing what it could feel like if death truly were the most horrible thing one could ever experience. Shot entirely on Super 8 and 16mm, it is intended as a trip through the deepest fears of human beings, exploring its subject in a highly grotesque, violent and extreme manner. The flow of the film can feel disjointed and non-linear ... and, at times, perhaps confusing and visceral. But, we don't know what lies beyond the veil. Maybe it's the worst thing imaginable.

Director's Statement:

With Flesh of the Void, I wanted to create something people haven't seen before. I've never really thought of horror films as disturbing or actually scary, at least most of them. They might cause an adrenaline rush, but on a purely emotional basis, I can't recall that many that actually shook me. A lot of times, I felt like too much was explained. A strong narrative and explanation for things can be very comforting in a film. I wanted to create something completely different. Something that feels like a feature version of the tape from The Ring, if it were to be released on the deep web. Both, The Ring tape and deep web videos convey this eerie feeling of not knowing what exactly it is you're watching, what's happening or how exactly it was created. I wanted to do exactly that with a feature, playing around the theme of dying. Which is what Flesh of the Void is.

WARNING: Trailers contain graphic imagery and disturbing themes. NSFW. This film is meant to be disturbing; therefore, the trailers are also disturbing. These are being presented to give a sample of the style and art of this film.