The film is an abstract and visual adaptation of Noël Carroll's book with the same title published in 1990, which proposes a careful examination of the film genre. Péter Lichter and Bori Máté use the decayed, hand-painted 35mm film of the classic horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and of the sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) to propose a reflection on horror through an experimental audiovisual product.
(Budapest, Hungary, 1984) studied film history and film theory at the University of Budapest. Since 2002 he makes experimental abstract films by using the technique of found footage, and lyrical documentaries, which were presented in several important international film festival, such as the Tibeca Film Festival and Rotterdam Film Festival. Hee also collaborates on the “Prizma” film-periodical and in 2016 he published his first book on experimental cinema, The Invisible Impire.
Slow Midnight Show (mm, 2004), Station West (cm, 2005), 77 Years of Déja Vu (cm, 2006), Light-sleep (cm, 2009), Cassette (cm, 2011), Look Inside the Ghost Machine (cm, 2012), No Signal Detected (cm, 2013), Rimbaud (cm, 2014), Polaroid (cm, 2015), Pure Virtual Function (cm, 2015), Non-Places: Beyond the Infinite (cm, 2016), 8th October 2016 (coregia Bori Máté, cm, 2016), Some of the Sensations (coregia Bori Máté, cm, 2017), Frozen May (2017), George's Poem (cm, 2018), Nutrition Fugue (cm, 2018), Le Pont Mirabeau (Guillome Apollinaire) (cm, 2018), The Rub (coregia Bori Máté, 2018), Empty Horses (2019), The Philosophy of Horror - A Symphony of Film Theory (coregia Bori Máté, 2020).
(Budapest, Hungary, 1990) began working in cinema in 2016 with Péter Lichter, with whom she made 8th October 2016. The following year she made her first short film, Headless Appearance (2017) and then continued working with Péter Lichter for The Rub (2018) and The Philosophy of Horror - A Symphony of Film Theory (2020).
8th October 2016 (coregia Péter Lichter, cm, 2016), Some of the Sensations (coregia Péter Lichter, cm, 2017), Headless Appearance (cm, 2017), The Rub (coregia Péter Lichter, 2018), The Philosophy of Horror - A Symphony of Film Theory (coregia Péter Lichter, 2020).
«The Philosophy of Horror - A Symphony of Film Theory is an immersive meditationon on genre theory, which aims to demonstrate the eternal beauty of Art Philosophy and Pop Culture’s interconnectedness. We wish to prove that film theory is a magical, uncanny space, where the viewer can step in – or more precisely: dive in. The tactile images of the decaying film body and the collapsing body of the characters themselves draw the observers in to the process of perception in such a visceral way that the boundaries of Self and Other, human and non-human, body and nature fade away.»