Rue Morgue Cinema follows up its award-winning flagship film The Eyes of Edward James, which premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival with a new entry The Demonology of Desire, an Official Selection of the 2007 CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival (June 12-17, Toronto).
“I am really honoured and thrilled,” commented writer/director Rodrigo GudiÃ±o, Rue Morgue’s publisher and founding editor. “The Demonology of Desire is a significant departure from my previous movie and I hope it speaks to a wide audience of not just genre fans, but fans of subversive cinema.”
The 22-minute film is one of 265 shorts chosen from 3100+ submissions at this year’s WSFF and marks GudiÃ±o’s second directorial outing.
The Demonology of Desire tells the story of Ramona, a unique girl with a strange idea of what love is. One night before going to bed, Ramona makes a powerful wish, a wish that is seemingly answered the next day by Eric, a young boy who has no idea the dark, fantastical depths that love can go. Equal parts fatal fable, romantic thriller and artcore horror, The Demonology of Desire is a love story… with a caustic heart.
“I wanted to be free to make a nasty horror film that was also thematically and symbolically rich,” said GudiÃ±o, “and I hope I have achieved that with this darkly eccentric film.”
The film stars Bianca Rusu (Haunted) and newcomers Tudor Popleanu and Jewelia Fisico, and features cinematography by Derek Rogers c.s.c (Cube, Resident Evil: Apocalypse) and special make-up effects by Gaslight Studio (300, Land of the Dead, Saw III). The Demonology of Desire is produced by Marco Pecota (Pink, The Eyes of Edward James) and co-produced by Brenton Bentz (Pink, Road Scholars).
For updates and screening times and dates: Worldwide Short Film Festival