Slim (2004) Written, directed and edited by Matthew Caron

Slim shows up at Zelda's house and is invited to meet her family. What starts out as an improvised visit ends up being a nightmarish evening with Zelda's creepy parents and her deformed sister Cordelia, who shows Slim unusual attention. The house, resembling the one in Hitchcock's Psycho, together with the Lynchian characters creates a nail-gripping horror story, told in black and white, in a filmic world with the same constructions as a nightmare. Matthew Caron has mixed influences from David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, and Clive Barker with a youthful and crisp style, resulting in 18 minutes of suspension and adrenaline rushes of fear. - Natalie Majerski, Stockholm International Film Festival