FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL

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NEW YORK PREMIERE

No matter where you’re from, two things are universal: fear and death. To exemplify that in the most horror-minded way possible, the minds behind the ABCS OF DEATH films have assembled THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL, an anthology of eight shorts that explore nightmare-geared legends specific to the filmmaker’s own native country. The sights include an Austrian ghoul known as the Trud (via GOODNIGHT MOMMY directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala), a Polish heart-eating ritual (THE LURE’s Agnieszka Smoczynska), a Turkish djinn (BASKIN helmer Can Evrenol), and backwoods American mongoloids (THE RAMBLER’s Calvin Reeder).

Keeping its culture-fueled mission at the forefront, THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL separates itself from the recent wave of horror omnibuses through its uniquely measured vibe. There are scares, for sure, but its segments thrive more on Gothic unease and patient folk-tale creepiness than any supercharged shocks. The result is one of the most ambitious, diverse, and altogether fascinating horror anthologies you’ll ever see.

—Matt Barone

Premiere Status
New York Premiere

Venue
Syndicated

Time
9:30PM

Date
Tuesday, October 16

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ABOUT THE DIRECTORS

Directors: Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, Peter Strickland, Agnieszka Smoczynska, Katrin Gebbe, Can Evrenol, Calvin Reeder, Ashim Ahluwalia, Yannis Veslemes

FILM INFO

Cast: Claude Duhamel, Sarah Navratil, Jilon VanOver, Birgit Minichmayr, Kannon Hicks, Vangelis Mourikis
Producer: Ant Timpson, Tim League
Screenwriter: Robert Bolesto, Elif Domanic, Can Evrenol, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz, Katrin Gebbe, Calvin Reeder, Peter Strickland, Yannis Veslemes, Silvia Wolkan
Year: 2018
Runtime: 117 min
Country: Austria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Poland, Turkey, USA
Language: German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Polish, Turkish
Runtime: 117 min
Section: General