(Photo Courtesy of Aislinn Clarke)
Aislinn Clarke made history by becoming the first Irish woman to direct and write a feature-length horror film, The Devil’s Doorway, currently streaming on Hulu. The film focuses on the real horrors of Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries, where, from 1765 to 1996, women were put away if they became pregnant out of wedlock, had mental issues, or were scorned by any male family member who said they should be put away. They were then placed into forced labor by the Catholic Church.
Alberto Corredor's short film Baghead has made its rounds on the festival circuit. The 15-minute short features a wrinkled, decrepit witch who can manifest the dead and bring them back into our world for a short period. Haunted by grief, Kevin (Oliver Walker) walks into a bar, determined to schedule a one-on-one with Baghead in order to commune with the recently deceased. The short was acquired by StudioCanal and will be turned into a feature-length film. Corredor spoke with us about his filmmaking process, Baghead, and his love of the horror genre.