A scene from RESTORATION.

Chicago Critics Film Festival 2015: Midnight Insanity

So a couple of years ago I saw a short film named Air Conditions at a Terror in the Aisles event and I fell in love with it immediately. Its director, Ryan Oliver, premiered his follow-up effort Restoration last October, and it’s garnered enough regard to play this year’s Chicago Critics Film Festival at the Music Box Theater.

At forty-five minutes, Restoration just about qualifies as feature-length so local filmmaker and critic Collin Souter curated a selection of short films to accompany it, which he dubbed “Midnight Insanity.”

When introducing the short film block, Souter explained that not all the selections qualified as “horror” but they all fit the “midnight movie” aesthetic.

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