A boy’s childhood in Ireland with a depressed mum, an alcoholic dad and a vivid imagination. This is a brutally honest exploration of a disturbed mind that is both horrific and darkly comic.
A young boy tries to cope with rural life in the 50ties. His fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him vampire stories, he becomes convinced that the widow up the road is a vampire.
Choosing between Jesus and Satan is pretty easy. Spurred on by prohibited texts, over the course of a summer, the forbidden games of two rebellious convent schoolgirls escalate from the relatively innocent to animal killing, fire-raising and murder.
A newly arrived schoolteacher is informed by his pupils that they killed his predecessor – and that he’ll suffer the same fate if he doesn’t dole out the right kind of marks. This forgotten gem is a compelling piece of British psychological horror.
The 7th Orbit section proposes a series of films that evoke intensely troubled and violent childhoods, focusing on children that are balancing between innocence and pure evil.