Part One presents Murder Bury Win which sees three friends trying to dispose of a dead body using their boardgame as a guide, while undead puppets take on a horde of angry villagers in the Frankenstein-ish Frank & Zed. 

 

Murder, Bury, Win

Following a failed crowd-funding attempt to launch their horror-themed board game, three friends are excited to be invited to meet with V.V.Stubbs, a famous games designer who has promised to invest in their idea. When Stubbs dies in a freak accident they realise how much it looks like murder. With a dead body on their hands, they turn to the game they created to get rid of the body but can they really ‘Murder Bury Win’? Michael Lovan’s debut feature is bloody good fun and a perfect addition to Night of the Dead. Screening with Good Girl (Dean Hewison, New Zealand, 2021, 4 mins).

 

Frank + Zed

In this puppet horror comedy gorefest, Frank & Zed are two monsters who live peacefully in a derelict castle, relying on each other for survival. With the ruler of the nearby kingdom close to death, an evil magistrate is determined to seize power and tricks the local villagers to attack the lonely castle and our hapless heroes. Jesse Blanchard’s funny but heartfelt labour of love (and blood & guts) about dependence, friendship and consequences was seven years in the making and shot almost entirely using practical effects. Screening with Yeast (Elliot Gonzo, UK, 2021, 12 mins).