Earlier in the year, our monthly Toronto-based short film screening series Little Terrors was put on hold for the safety of our live audiences. The event is still on hiatus as a physical, in-person event, but that doesn’t mean we are going to break the tradition of our popular Xmas programs. Do we have a holiday horror treat to give to you! On Tuesday, December 22nd at 8pm EST, we will be presenting a program of crazy Xmas-genre shorts via this streaming link! There’s a pre-show at 7:30pm and the event is FREE worldwide! That being said, we will be collecting optional charity donations throughout the event, to be split evenly between Feed Ontario and the ACLU. So tune in from wherever you are, and get in the spirit of the season with our Holiday Streaming Spectacular! Full event details here.
Here’s the line-up:
Twas the Night of the Tree Beast (6 minutes)
DIR: Tim Rutherford, Cody Kennedy
From the creators of The Last Video Store comes this insane holiday treat, filled with gore, a tree monster, and VHS-nostalgia! Narrated by Astron 6’s Adam Brooks.
We Three Queens (9 minutes)
DIR: Chris Agoston
Going to unconventional lengths, a woman attempts to convince an all-star carolling team to let her join. Twisted previous selection of Toronto After Dark.
Breaking Santa (10 minutes)
DIR: Astron 6
The demented minds at Astron 6 (The Editor, Father’s Day, Manborg, Lazer Ghosts 2) have prepared their own holiday treat. An explanation would do it no justice. Guaranteed lunacy! Another LT-Xmas encore presentation.
Here Comes Santa (5 minutes)
DIR: Chris Thomas
Something isn’t right with a child’s Christmas experience. Santa is coming.
Silkohapset (Jingle Hell) (14 minutes)
DIR: Aleksi Puranen
A man dressed as Santa Clause is about to find out who’s been naughty.
The Itching (15 minutes)
DIR: Diane Bellino
In this unsettling animated short, a shy Wolf tries to connect with a group of hip, party-loving bunnies over Xmas. Unfortunately, her body is in revolt. Twisted past-selection of Sundance, Fantasia, Toronto After Dark, Fantastic Fest and more.
Do You See What I See? (14 minutes)
DIR: Serena Whitney, Justin McConnell
During the Christmas season, two sisters throw a house party, unaware that a deadly invader will be crashing the proceedings. Previous selection of Frightfest, Morbido, Toronto After Dark and many more. Trailer
Last Christmas (15 minutes)
DIR: Geoff Redknap
A ten-year-old boy struggles to care for his demented grandmother when he is left alone with her on Christmas Eve. From Little Terrors alumnus Redknap, director of favourites ‘The Auburn Hills Breakdown’, ‘Trash’ and ‘Protection’. Make sure to check out his impressive feature film debut ‘The Unseen’!
Chowboys: An American Folktale (9 minutes)
DIR: Astron 6
LT-alumnus Astron 6 present their ‘final short film’, screened at Sundance in 2019. No explanation can do this surreal piece of gory comedy justice, so just come and experience it. Trailer
Treevenge (15 minutes)
DIR: Jason Eisener
A holiday cult-classic, this is required Xmas viewing! The director of ‘Hobo with a Shotgun’ delivers his own holiday twist on a revenge tale. Nobody is safe! Award-winning previous selection of too many film festivals to count. Showing this has become an annual Little Terrors Xmas tradition! Trailer