The final film which was shown – as a surprise! – at Gothic Feminism was Vicious (2015) by Oliver Park. Here is some more information about this terrifying and superb short film:
Vicious is written and directed by Oliver Park and is his directorial debut. It tells the story of a young woman dealing with the death of her sister who comes home late one night to find her front door unlocked… Vicious was released to much acclaim and has won eight awards internationally, including Gold Award for Best International Film at Toronto After Dark and Platinum Award at the LA Horror Competition. It was nominated for a further seven awards, including Melis d’Argent at Molins in Spain. Vicious is the first of three short films Oliver plans to make, with his next short film Still due for release soon.
Oliver has worked as an actor in independent film for over 10 years and having written horror for most of his life he has been waiting for the right time to start making his ideas. Oliver says: ‘Vicious is just the beginning, I have so many ideas that I’ve been working on over the years and I cannot wait to get started on making the rest’. Having had a long admiration for horror by M.R.James, H.P.Lovecraft and directors like Hitchcock, Carpenter, Craven, Kubrick, Barker and Fincher (to name but a few) Oliver’s style is suspense and creepiness – ‘It’s what you don’t see’.
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Image: Vicious (2015)
Film by: Oliver Park
2015, 13 mins