Sci-fi/Horror Short ‘Mainline’ Set To Screen At Cinepocalypse (Trailer)

June 20, 2018

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 It has now been announced that the “mind-bending” short Scifi/horror film Mainline is set to be screened at Chicago’s Cinepocalypse Film Festival on Saturday, June 23rd at 9:30 pm and Thursday, June 28th at 1:45 pm CT.

Written and directed by Eric Kleifield, the short film is a “thrilling time-travel story that explores the dark side of advanced technology. Confined to his makeshift lab, a reclusive bioengineer must deal with the horrifying and deadly consequences of his injectable time-traveling serum.”

The film made its world premiere at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival in October 2017 and was nominated for both Best Horror Short Film and Best Short Film Director at the North Hollywood Cinefest in April 2018.

“A lifelong sci-fi and horror fan, writer/director Eric Kleifield spent a year developing the film’s time-travel mechanics: “It took a lot of narrative experimentation, and many headache-inducing diagrams, to create a new take on time-travel that feels fresh and packs an emotional punch. MAINLINE shows how even 30 minutes of contained, controlled time-travel can have unpredictable and deadly consequences. I’ve always found time-travel to be an inherently dangerous and scary concept, so MAINLINE pushes that to the extreme.”

“The Midwest’s largest gathering of genre films and fans, Cinepocalypse is thrilled to have the director of Marvel’s Dr. Strange, Scott Derrickson and screenwriter C. Robert Cargill as Co-Presidents of the 2018 Feature Film Jury. Director Stephen Hopkins will also be hosting a 25th anniversary screening of his Chicago-shot thriller, Judgement Night.  In addition, director Lana Wachowski will be hosting a special screening of her 1996 debut film, Bound and Cinepocalypse will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Killer Klowns from Outer Space with the Chiodo Brothers in attendance!”

Mainline is Kleifield’s second short film, he made his directorial debut in 2014’s Descension, that centers on a man in therapy who recalls terrifying events from the night before, leading him to believe he’s being stalked by a demon.

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