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Late Night Thrills [CineYouth]

Leave the natural world behind and enter a landscape of the supernatural, fantastical, thrilling, and chilling with these genre-bending spooky tales.

Note: Films in this program contain themes or language that may not be suitable for all ages.


The Young Men’s Guide to Bloodsucking

Max Rhineer | Utah | Age 18

Gabriel Young, a teenager raised in a Mormon household, attempts to come to terms with his burgeoning Queerness and Vampyrism.


Bjorgvin Arnarson | Texas | Age 17

This work of horror-tinged docufiction presents footage and audio from the 1968 Yanaguana Tower of Americas tragedy to tell an alternate history of San Antonio.

The Tell-Tale Heart

Max Hendrickson | Ireland | Age 17

A stop motion re-telling of the classic Edgar Allen Poe short story, in which a man is driven to insanity by the presence of his older companion’s pale blue eye.

The Princess and The Pond

Deniz Akyurek, Mason Grammer | Massachusetts/Czech Republic | Age 20

After her prince is wounded in battle, a young princess is driven to desperate measures to save his life in this gothic fantasy romance.


Eva Ulreich | Virginia | Age 14

This moody and gripping work of animation follows a lost soul on the run from the Reaper.

There’s Something About Ryan

Jesse Padveen | Canada | Age 22

The strength of a family’s bonds are put to the test when their diabetic son is frightfully transformed.

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Event Information

Friday, April 21, 2023

  •   6 shorts | 58 minutes
1517 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States


Stay after the screening for a Q&A with director Max Rhineer (The Young Men’s Guide to Bloodsucking).


Cinema/Chicago is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment at all our programs and events. All event venues are fully wheelchair accessible, with no-step entrances or rap access and elevators. All venues offer wheelchair-designated spaces, companion seating, easy-access theater seating, and accessible restrooms. For accommodation requests, please email us at access@chicagofilmfestival.com, call us at 312-683-0121, x108, or complete our Accommodation Request Form.

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