King Pest

Adaptation of the story of E.A. Poe "KIng Pest". Part of the collective film: P.O.E. 3 - Pieces of Eldritch. Two sailors arrive in London in a state of quarantine to contain the plague. Fleeing from an inn where they have not paid the bill the two run into King Pest and his acolyte who welcome them to their macabre banquet only if they agree to take part in a simple rite of initiation. The two sailors, tired and drunk refuse the offer sparking the ire of the crazy table. The result is a violent brawl which our heroes out alive by a miracle. In abandoning the place of the banquet the two decide to bring along the young and beautiful Ana-Pest, which indeed will prove the first cause of the contraction of the disease for the two. With the progress of the narrative is revealed the meta-theatrical frame in which the story is told.

  • Alessandro Redaelli
    Shock: my abstraction of death, Pray for Diamonds
  • Ruggero Melis
    Shock: My Abstraction of Death, Pray for Diamonds, La Cresta dell'Onda (web serie)
  • Daniele Fagone
    Pray for Diamonds
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    Grottesque, Horror, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
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  • Fantafestival XXXIV ed.
    July 17, 2014
    Italy Premiere
  • Montreal Comiccon
    July 2, 2015
    Canadian premiere
Director Biography - Alessandro Redaelli

Alessandro Redaelli is a young italian filmmaker born in 1991, who lives and works in Milan. He realized short movies (Tortoise, images aleatoires, Pray for Diamonds), movies (Shock: my abstraction of death, P.O.E. 3 - Pieces of Eldritch) and videoclips (Red Sky, Ideogram, Felce) receiving national and international awards. Redaelli maintains an artistic partnership with the director Domiziano Cristopharo, taking care of the entire post-production of his various works, from P.O.E. 2 - Project of Evil, to Red Krokodil. He also works in other international productions, including Phantasmagoria and Bloody Sin.

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