Shocking Shorts! | Avant-Garde Horror

Event has passed (Fri Oct 27, 2017 - Fri Oct 27, 2017)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
Art, Film / Television
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Shocking Shorts!
Screening Room
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30PM
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Vintage and modern experimental shorts, spanning almost a century. This sinister lineup will be (mostly) shown on 16mm film.

Pre-show: Witch’s Cradle, dir. Maya Deren (unfinished) (1944, silent, 12 min)
Scary Movie, dir. Peggy Ahwesh (1993, 8 min)
Ophelia/The Cat Lady, dir. Tom Chomont (1969, 3 min)
The Fall of the House of Usher, dir. James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber (1928, 13 min)
Master of Ceremonies, dir. Chris Sullivan (1987, 9 min)
Kostnice, dir. Jan Svankmajer (1970, 10 min)
Carol Anne Is Dead, dir. Michael Robinson (1992/2008, 7 min)
On the Edge, dir. Curtis Harrington (1949, 6 min)
Organics, dir. Dietmar Brehm (1998/1999, 18 min)

Part of:
Avant-Garde Horror
Oct 26 - Oct 29
Screening Room

Celebrate Halloween on the big screen with this three-part horror series, featuring everything from spooky experimental classics to one of 2017’s most mind-bending chillers.

Thu, Oct 26, 7:30PM and Sun, Oct 29, 4PM: Animals | Avant-Garde Horror
Sun, Oct 29, 2PM: Vampir-Cuadecuc | Avant-Garde Horror

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For more info, call 415.978.2787 or visit

Enjoy FREE same-day gallery admission with all YBCA presented performances & films!


  1. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA