Mike, a low level drug dealer, is haunted by a recent death. Unable to shake his waking nightmare Mike’s business has suffered and he and his gang are in debt to a ruthless supplier. In need of quick cash the gang plan to grow a large amount of weed to settle the debt, now all they need is a quiet place to grow it. When Mike is given the address to an unassuming abandoned house it would appear that their problems are solved. But when confronted by a locked door within the house unease starts to form within the gang and old feuds being to fester. As friendships unravel the house begins to enact its own plan, the once locked door is now open and like lambs to the slaughter the men are lured one by one into the room, and once inside they are confronted by the Gateway to evil. 

“With simple plot devices, puzzling silences and an eerie score, Niall Owens’ low-budget psychological thriller manages to build up a good dose of tension” Cineuropa


TEMPVS | Jason Brannigan

When a mute patient begins to recite a foreboding prayer, a child psychologist recognizes the invocation from his own childhood, a song that is a harbinger of a monster he knows as The Tick Tock Man.

*Please Note: TEMPVS will screen in the festival’s Virtual Shorts Program B: Let’s Talk About It!


Showtime Dates: March 4
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: The Logan Theater

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Access Window: March 7, 2022 - March 13, 2022
Only Accessible from: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

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Film Details

DIRECTOR(S)Niall Owens
PRODUCER(S)Niall Owens
CASTTim Creed, Kevin Barry, Ian de Brí, Laurence Ubong Williams, Finbarr Stanton, Joe Lyons, Fiona Hardy
EDITORJohn Walters
MUSICTony Langlois

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Film Details

YEAR: 2021
RUN TIME: 93 Minutes