Our original short film series, Halloween Night, rolls on with “Festival of the Dead,” a young girl’s surreal trip through one of our favorites nights of the year.
The short comes to us from newcomer Benjamin Wright, who has a love for all genres of film, but has never forgotten his first: horror. He’s working on another short now, with plans to make a feature in the not-so-distant future.
“Halloween is a pretty palpable setting for all sorts of things that go bump in the night and I’ve always found the charm and atmosphere of it alluring,” Wright says. “Supposedly it’s the one night of the year when spirits can join the living once again, but who is responsible for letting them know to come out and play?”