‘After Dark’ makes a come back to MAMI
There’s never been a better time to be a horror buff than now. Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star, in its 18th edition, is gearing up to startle its delegates by presenting them with night line ups of spooky horror movies in its week-long event.
After Dark will provide exposure to filmmakers working within the horror, sci-fi and suspense genres. It is also an excellent platform where upcoming horror directors can showcase their work.
Each film has been handpicked by Jongsuk Thomas Nam, the curator of ‘After Dark’ Section at the festival. Nam joined Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) in 2007 as the festival consultant and since 2009, has been the Managing Director of its film industry program, Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF). He has served as a Jury in numerous film festivals including Berlin, Warsaw, Hawaii, Vesoul and Yubari, as well as being the panelist and mentor at International Film Expo – Manila, The Philippines; Black Nights Industry Days – Tallinn, Estonia; and TIFFCOM – CoPro Connection, Tokyo, Japan among others.
The movies to be screened are:
Babak Anvari’s writing-directing debut ‘Under the Shadow’ –a supernatural thriller set in 1980’s Tehran
‘The Greasy Strangler’ is a shocking story of a slimy-greasy serial killer. Also the first feature film from Jim Hosking
‘The Wailing’, a detective-horror story will leave the viewers nerves in jitters, thanks to brilliant writing of South Korean film director and screenwriter Na Hong-jin
Director Isaac Estban serves up THE SIMILARS (LOS PARECIDOS), a Twilight Zone-style fantasy suspense film
First-time feature director Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s movie, THE LURE (CORKI DANCINGU) is the world’s first 80s inspired mermaid musical horror film
Also published on Medium.