SACRAMENTO — Get ready for a night of fright on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Guild Theater, 2828 35th St., when the Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival presents “Slate 2.0.”
SAPFF will spotlight Asian horror flicks and film projects from the API Student Horror Film Challenge. Attendees will also take the stage in a horror and cosplay costume contest.
Serving as emcees will be Jessica Ho and Stephen Chun, who are both active in the local Asian Pacific American community. The films are:
“Honeymoon Suite” (short), written and directed by Zao Wang. A hotel manager in Beijing must tame an American guest who is not at all what he appears to be.
“Chanthaly” (feature), directed by Mattie Do. Chanthaly, a young girl raised alone by her overprotective father sequestered in their home in Vientiane, suspects that her dead mother’s ghost is trying to deliver a message to her from the afterlife. After a change in the medication treating her hereditary heart condition causes the hallucinations to cease, Chanthaly must decide whether or not to risk succumbing to her terminal illness to hear her mother’s last words.
“The Infected” (short), written and directed by Barry Morgan. Four friends meet to celebrate their college graduation when a dirty bomb containing a highly contagious and lethal virus explodes in Los Angeles. Little do they know that the plague outside the front door is nowhere near as strong as the illness they’ve created inside.
“I Am a Ghost” (feature), written and directed by H.P. Mendoza. Emily, a troubled spirit, haunts her own house every day, wondering why she can’t leave. With the help of Sylvia, a clairvoyant hired to rid the house of spirits, Emily is forced into a “patient/therapist” relationship, uncovering disturbing mysteries about her past that may help her move on to “the next place.”
Warning: Films are intended for mature audiences and contain brief nudity and explicit language.
Cost: $12 in advance (ends Oct. 17), $8 for students and seniors, $15 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.sapff.org/.