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Daggers: The Short Festival Of Short Horror: A Preview

If you're in NYC and reading this then you will most definitely want to consider heading out this Thursday, the 20th, or Saturday, the 22nd to the Museum of Arts and Design (Mad) for the third edition of Daggers: The Short Festival of Short Horror. And guess what? Twitch's very own Peter Gutierrez is the mad scientist behind this madcap mix of the ghoulish and the gross. Cultivated from the international fest circuit, these 12 films showcase some of the finest rising talent working in the film world today -- we've got the New York premiere of Firas Momani's Fantasia Grand Prix winner The Adder's Bite, the U.S. premiere of New Born, from Rabies co-writer/co-director Navot Papushado, and the horror musical The Legend of Beaver...
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Short Film, Short Review: The Adder's Bite

Not since the arrival of Vincenzo Natali's Cube in 1997 has Canada produced a genre talent as distinct as Firas Momani proves himself with The Adder's Bite. Momani's first stab at live action - he has two previous animated shorts to his credit - takes its inspiration from Nietzsche but I certainly don't recall anything quite like this in Thus Spake Zarathustra. A world of bizarre creatures lives nestled, hidden just out of site where they ... feed? mate? hunt? Momani takes the surrealism of peak era Lynch and weds it to the gothic sensibilities of Dark City era Alex Proyas with some disturbingly squishy effects thrown in for good measure. Yow.

The Adder's Bite screens at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Short Cuts Canada Programme 3 on September 12th and 13th.
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Deliciously Surreal Trailer For Firas Momani's The Adder's Bite

Winner of Best International Short at Montreal's Fantasia Festival and soon to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival, the first trailer for Firas Momani's gorgeous, disturbing film The Adder's Bite has just arrived and we've got the first look at it here on Twitch. Imagine, if you will, a film that's equal parts David Lynch and Dark City era Alex Proyas and you're in the right neighborhood on this one, a film that Tiff describes as "a quasi sci-fi choreography ... a haunting rendering of the micro world of parasites". Check out the trailer below.
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The Adder's Bite Darkening the Toronto International Film Festival September 12th

Adder's Bite StillThe Toronto International Film Festival is almost ready to start and this event is highlighting several feature length and short horror films. One film which stands out from the rest is director Firas Momani's The Adder's Bite. Only nine minutes long, the film takes on topics of parasitism and relates people's dependency on each other to dark writings from the famous German philosopher Nietzsche. Have a look at two brilliant images from the film and if you are in the Toronto area The Adder's Bite first shows Sunday, September 12th. A second photo from the film is available inside.

The synopsis for The Adder's Bite:

"On the surface, all is calm. In a dark and humid cavern, an abominable ceremony to which grotesque creatures devote themselves is interrupted by the arrival of an intruder. The piercing short The Adder's Bite, inspired by the bold ideas of Nietzsche,
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Tiff 2010: Gorgeous First Images From Firas Momani's The Adder's Bite

Oh, my. One thing I know for certain about Firas Momani's upcoming short film The Adder's Bite: It's going to be gorgeous to look at. Due to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was described in the Canadian lineup announcement as "a quasi sci-fi choreography ... a haunting rendering of the micro world of parasites", we've got a look at the first two images from the film and they are simply fantastic. Yes, please. More on this one soon.
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