Cast: Amélie Höferle, Grace Turner, John Henry Ward, Katherine Morgan, Keenan Carter, Nathaniel Ford Jr, Raquel Ascension
In the fever of her first period, a curious teenager is drawn to her small town’s local legend, only to find that the “Boogeywoman” is flesh and blood–the mother she never had.
Erica Scoggins is a Chattanooga-based artist and filmmaker nurtured by the beauty and ghosts of southern soil. Her multi-disciplinary practice examines altered states of consciousness brought on by adrenaline, desire, disease, and trauma and draws on myth and archetype to challenge modern social standards.
After studying fine art and writing at Belmont University in Nashville, Scoggins completed her MFA in Film Directing at California Institute of the Arts. As a postgraduate teaching fellow at Calarts, she taught a hybrid theory/practice course on the depiction of unexplainable phenomena in cinema. Her films have screened internationally in Austria, France, Greece, Kenya, the UK, Amsterdam, Spain, Egypt, and Peru as well as across the United States. Scoggins is currently developing a feature film drawing on the themes and relationships in her latest short, The Boogeywoman.
The Nitehawk Shorts Festival MIDNITE program continues to bring the very best in new genre voices onto the big screen. This program of twelve international shorts highlight a range of fright; from tense coming-of-age thrillers to the kind of creepy tales that keep you up at night.