The Darkness Within

Is it simply human nature to be utterly fascinated by what terrifies us the most? Whether the terror is conjured by our own culture & history, obsession with technology, guilt, or just simply the fear of the unknown, it is within the darkness that we may discover who we really are.

Program curated by Edward Hong

LIVE Q&A on 11/11 at 8:30 P.M. EST

In this program

Film Still from Koreatown Ghost Story

Koreatown Ghost Story

Directed by Minsun Park and Teddy Tenenbaum

In this supernatural horror tale based on a Korean ritual and starring Margaret Cho and Lyrica Okano, a woman entertains a macabre marriage offer that would allow her to pursue her dreams—for better or for much much worse.

Film still from Receiver


Directed by Cavan Campbell

Isolated on the night shift, an idealistic telephone counsellor is confronted by an insidious caller with the power to control her mind.

Film still from Smiley Death Face

Smiley Death Face

Directed by Andrew Patrick Torrez

A young girl stumbles into a text message conversation with an anonymous person who communicates entirely in Emojis.

Film still from Out of Order

Out Of Order

Directed by Trevor Zhou

When a man awakens in a hotel room and realizes he drunkenly cheated on his wife, a sinister stairwell forces him to tell the truth or risk everything.

Film Still from Day Break

Day Break

Directed by Louisa Phung

On the razor’s edge between awake and asleep, a young woman fights her deepest nightmare.