THE BROOKLYN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS SECOND WAVE FOR 2018 EDITION!A.T. White’s stunning debut STARFISH as Centerpiece, World Premiere of IFC Midnight’s WELCOME TO MERCY, Peter Strickland’s hauntingly surreal TIFF selection IN FABRIC, monstrously expanded shorts section, locally-made Home Invasion program and more!The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival unveils the remainder of our massive line-up for the third edition, now larger than ever before and spanning from October 11th - 18th with screenings and events across BK. The festival is thrilled to return to Nitehawk Cinema, Syndicated, LIU Kumble Theatre, Videology, and the Wythe Hotel Cinema. This year we’ll also be invading IFP’s Made in NY Media Center with our unique brand of bloody fun.Completing the Stage Frights line-up of live events, BHFF will team up once again with Drunk Education to bring you an inebriated talk on religious horror with Bad Religion, hosted by a quartet of the film industry’s most demonic ladies. New events include the Dread Central presented drinking game-night Drinking With The Dread: Return of the Living Dead Edition and special New York-centric live Spirits Podcast that dives deep into local legends, cryptids and more!Wave two also completes our brand new Head Trip program of films that push the boundaries of horror with Starfish and The Clovehitch Killer, and introduces our massive expansion of six shorts blocks, including the return of our showcase of locally made chills Home Invasion (previously Local’s Only) and new LGBT block Slayed: LGBT Horror Shorts, co-presented by NewFest.
STARFISH (East Coast Premiere)
USA | 2018 | 101 Min | Dir. A.T. White
Presented by Brooklyn Fireproof Stages
Stricken with grief, Aubrey is having a difficult time coping with the death of her best friend, Grace. To combat the overwhelming sadness, she breaks into Grace’s apartment and quietly picks up where her late friend left off, caring for her pets and using her possessions, not to mention sleeping in her bed. The next morning, though, everything’s changed. The streets outside are desolate, fires engulf the city, and people are being attacked by something inhuman. There’s only one person who can potentially save the world: Aubrey, thanks to clues found on mixtapes left by Grace.
An endlessly creative gambit that fuses multiple genres, including cosmic horror, director A.T. White’s STARFISH is one of the most ambitious feature debuts in years. It’s also one of the year’s best films, an emotionally potent, frequently terrifying, and wholly disorienting mash-up of a film that plays like ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND as remixed by H.P. Lovecraft.
Director A.T. White in attendance