Horror Films — THE LOTTERY (1969) and other short films

Date and Time
October 27, 2011
Event Details

THE TELL-TALE HEART, color, 8 minutes. Directed by Ted Parmelee, 1953. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe. Narrated by James Mason.

In this animated film the heartbeat of the murdered man continues its incessant throbbing, haunting and obsessing the killer.

THE AMATEURIST, color, 14 minutes. Directed by, and starring Miranda July, 1998. 

The Amateurist slides along the edges of horror and satire to create an unsettling portrait of a woman on the brink of a technologically-driven madness.

THE BAD GIRL, b&w, 25 minutes. Directed by Willie Varela, 1994. An edited version of HOMOCIDAL, directed by William Castle, 1961.

A film adaptation of the brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace.

USHER II, color, 26 minutes. Directed by Lee Tamahori, 1990. Season 4, Episode 5 of Ray Bradbury Theater aired August 17, 1990. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury. Starring Patrick Macnee, Ian Mune, Steward Devenie.

A man's library is destroyed by the government and the Chief Investigator for Moral Climates, whose ultimate goal is the death of imagination.

THE LOTTERY, color, 19 minutes. Directed by Larry Yust, 1969. Based on the short story by Shirley Jackson. Starring Ed Begley Jr., Olive Dunbar, William "Billy" Benedict, William Fawcett.

The story is set in a rural American town as the villagers prepare for the harvest ritual and the annual lottery which forms part of the festivities.

A ROSE FOR EMILY, color, 27 minutes. Directed by Lyndon Chubbuck and H. Kaye Dyal, 1982. Adapted from a story by William Faulkner. Starring Angelica Huston, John Carradine, John Randolph.

After her father's death, Emily, a Southern belle, falls in love with a rakish Yankee adventurer. He disappears and she lives in seclusion for 40 years.