Brooklyn Horror 2022: Second Wave Announced! French Extreme Horror, Festival Faves And Short Film Blocks!
In the very short time that Brooklyn Horror Fim Festival has been around it has quickly established itself as one of the go-to festivals in New York and the U.S. Scheduling itself during spooky season also helps.
Today Brooklyn Horror is announcing the second wave of titles for this year's edition. This year the festival will close with the U.S. premiere of Irreversible: Straight Cut, the notorious horror flick directed by the equally notorious Gaspar Noé. Orginally told in reverse chronological order Noé has recut his 2002 film to be told in 'proper sequence'. So you get all the awful, uncomfortable stuff concerning Alex over and done with and have the fire extinguisher to look forward to.
With Irreversible: Straight Cut in mind the festival has also programmed a block of underseen French Extreme Horror films from the start of the century. Fear In Focus: French Extremity will feature screenings of Baise-Moi, Fabrice Du Welz's Calvaire, Fat Girl and Criminal Lovers.
The festival's centerpiece film is Charlotte le Bon's coming of age film, Falcon Lake, a story of Bastien and Chloe, two teenagers spendng the summer at lake cabin in Quebec, that is haunted by a ghost legend. The Quebecois film had its world premiere at Cannes and its North American premiere here in Toronton at TIFF.
Looking through the rest of the wave there are some festival faves in the mix. It you were not able to catch Huesera at Tribeca this year you will have a chance to do so at Brooklyn Horror. Also part of the Slayed program of LGBTQ+ horror is Carter Smith's Swallowed. Canadian indigenous horror flick Slash/Back and upcoming Mexican horror flick Evil Eye from our friend Isaac Ezban will also roll out at the festival this year.
The short film blocks were also announced; ScreenAnarchy's Izzy Lee's hilarious Meat Friend is in the comedy selection. Toot toot goes our horn.
All the films and programs are in the extensive gallery below the announcement. Festival badges are on sale now, individual tickets go on sale this Friday!
PRESENTED BY SHUDDERTHE BROOKLYN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2022 SECOND WAVEOctober 13th to the 20thFestival to Close With U.S. Premiere of Gaspar Noé's IRREVERSIBLE: STRAIGHT CUT, Celebrate Supernatural Coming-of-Age Cannes Selection FALCON LAKE as Centerpiece, and Host Special Event Screening of Female-Directed Reproductive Rights Anthology GIVE ME AN AAdditional Highlights Include a Fear in Focus: French Extremity Sidebar, World Premieres of Animated Horror THE WEIRD KIDZ and Kurtis David Harder’s INFLUENCER, Plus Two Special Free Screenings: the World Premiere of Tubi’s TERROR TRAIN Remake and an Advance Pre-Fest Screening of Paramount’s Hotly Anticipated SMILE, Plus Monstrous Shorts Program and BHFF’s Signature Locally Made Home Invasion Sidebar!Festival badges on sale now!Individual tickets on sale Friday at Noon EST!The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival announces today the second and final wave of titles for their upcoming 2022 edition, presented by Shudder, running October 13th to the 20th with screenings held at Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg and Williamsburg Cinemas.The 7th edition of New York City’s celebrated genre event will close with the U.S. Premiere of the “straight cut” of Gaspar Noé's IRREVERSIBLE, also a highlight of the festival’s Fear In Focus: French Extremity sidebar, coinciding with the film’s 20th anniversary, and will spotlight Charlotte Le Bon’s supernatural coming-of-age feature debut FALCON LAKE — hot off of its North American premiere at TIFF — as Centerpiece. In addition, BHFF is proud to host a special event screening of the new genre anthology GIVE ME AN A. Executive produced by Natasha Halevi, member of the celebrated female horror filmmaker group Fatale Collective, who premiered their own anthology, BLEED, at Brooklyn Horror in 2019, all proceeds from the screening will be donated to The New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF) to help provide access to reproductive services. GIVE ME AN A was conceived following the devastating overturning of Roe v. Wade in America and features a star-studded cast that includes Alyssa Milano (Charmed), Virginia Madsen (SIDEWAYS), Gina Torres (THE MATRIX franchise), Milana Vayntrub (WEREWOLVES WITHIN), Jennifer Holland (Peacemaker), Sean Gunn (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY films), Molly C. Quinn (Castle), Jason George (Grey’s Anatomy), and Jackie Tohn (GLOW), and the screening will be followed by a moderated discussion on reproductive rights with attending filmmakers, producers, and cast. For more information on NYAFF visit www.nyaaf.org.Wave two adds even more exciting world premieres to the slate, including a special free screening for BHFF audiences to enjoy of Tubi’s TERROR TRAIN remake; INFLUENCER, the latest from BHFF 2019 alum Kurtis David Harder; and the hand-drawn animated horror THE WEIRD KIDZ, directed by Lucky McKee’s longtime editor Zach Passero.Additional highlights from the final wave include the festival’s previously mentioned Fear In Focus: French Extremity sidebar – not for the weak of heart! — featuring the U.S. premiere of the new HD remaster of Fabrice Du Welz’s revered feature debut CALVAIRE, and the complete Slayed program of LGBTQ+ horror, featuring Michelle Garza Cervera’s two-time Tribeca winning HUESERA; Kyra Gardner’s LIVING WITH CHUCKY documentary; Carter Smith’s skin-crawling horror-thriller SWALLOWED; and a special screening of Brian Yuzna’s SOCIETY presented in conjunction with the book launch of It Came From The Closet, edited by Joe Vallese.The complete shorts line-up for BHFF 2022, including two blocks of the festival’s signature, locally-made-horror Home Invasion section, rounds out the announcement alongside this year’s special events.Badges are currently available to purchase on the website while supplies last and individual tickets will go on sale this Friday at noon EST. The complete schedule is now available HERE.2022 BROOKLYN HORROR JURYFeatures, Main CompetitionZach Clark (LITTLE SISTER director, editor)Candice Frederick (HuffPost, Senior Culture Reporter)Kate Robertson (Author, Devil's Advocates: Trouble Every Day)Features, Head Trip CompetitionAdam Koehler (IFC Films, Manager, Acquisitions and Productions)Carter Smith (SWALLOWED director)Christine Nyland (Actor, Writer, Filmmaker)ShortsZelda Adams (HELLBENDER co-director, actor)Matthew Monagle (Certified Forgotten Podcast Co-Host)Corey Deshon (DAUGHTER director)