"We Joined a Cult"
Nothing spoils a good game of kickball more than being hassled by cult followers out to recruit new members. In Austin-based writer/director Chris McInroy’s gory comedy short We Joined a Cult, his frequent collaborators Kirk Johnson and Carlos Larotta can’t get their kickball on without first being accosted by loyal devotees of He Who Blows in the Wind. Things quickly turn bloody as soon as the cult followers begin their hard sell. We Joined a Cult screens at 1:55 p.m. Sept. 23 and 1:50 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Alamo South Lamar as part of the Fantastic Shorts program during Fantastic Fest. Austin-based writer/director Chris McInroy previously directed the Scare Package segment “One Time in the Woods” as well as Guts, a 2023 FANGORIA Chainsaw Award nominee for Best Short. He also directed the shorts We Forgot About the Zombies, We Summoned a Demon, Death Metal, and Bad Guy # 2.
Aired: Sept. 20, 2023.