Call it Heartland Horror
— or Flatland Fear Flicks or Children of the Cornfed or whatever you choose. Tonight's one-sitting festival of Lawrence-based SenoRealtiy Pictures' short horror films digs deep into the terror of Kansas. It's a red-state bloodbath. (And a cheap one: Just $5 gets you in.) Screening nine films, most created for HorrorChannel.com
's Heartland Horror series, the Seno crew makes room for everything from existential creep-outs to full-blooded zombie attacks. Often, the films wring scares from the mundane — look forward to the diner at the end of the world or the copy machine that specializes in portents of doom. Best of all, no film carries on longer than 12 minutes, so the flow of fresh blood is never stanched. Prisoner Exchange at Bannon's Lookout
, a new Seno short, rounds out the evening, which starts at 7 p.m. at Liberty Hall (644 Massachusetts in Lawrence, 785-749-1912).
Mon., Dec. 10, 7 p.m., 2007