Attack of the Brainsucker

Attack of the Brainsucker

Directed by Sid Zanforlin

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2012
Length 13 min 45 s
Formats DVD, Blu-Ray
Sound 5.1
Version French subtitles, Original English Version


Samantha, a little girl growing up in the sixties, loves classic b-movies and monsters. That is, until they start to invade her bedroom and her obsession compels her parents to seek help from the latest scientific breakthrough.


childhood, horror, brother-sister relationships


Sid Zanforlin is a Chilean Canadian that grew up in Montreal. Since graduating from Concordia University and the Canadian Film Centre, he has directed numerous shorts, theatre productions, music videos and kid’s television. He also spent six years in Vancouver as a cameraman on various Hollywood productions. Sid Zanforlin has won a Mecca award for “Theatrical Revelation” of the season for the play “Jesus Hopped the A Train” and has been nominated for a Banff Television award for Best Children’s program (Prank Patrol). He is currently developing his first feature “Pork Chop” and his television show “Studio 2”. Concurrently, for the last fifteen years Sid Zanforlin has also been writing, producing and playing music with bands such as Me Mom and Morgentaler, Jerome Miniere and his new band Creature on Universal Music.


Keyanna Fielding, Alex Weiner, Arthur Holden, Janine Theriault, Neil Napier, Jeff Lefebvre



Voyous Films


Sid Zanforlin, Chris Bavota


Bobby Shore


Katka Hubacek

EDITING Alexandre Mailhot
Sound Marie-Pierre Grenier
Music Michael Plowman


Fantasia | 2012 | PRIX DU PUBLIC
Festival Court Métrange | 2012 | MEILLEUR FILM CANADIEN
Dark Carnival Film Festival | 2012 | BEST SCREENPLAY
Abertoir Horror Film Festival | 2012 | 3IÈME MEILLEUR COURT


Palm Spring Shortfest
Festival Vitesse Lumière
Cryptshow Film Festival
Flicker : Rhode Island Film Festival
Off-Courts de Trouville
Festival Court Métrange
Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec
Freakshow Horror Film Festival
Atlanta Horror Film Festival
Dark Carnival Film Festival
Abertoir Horror Film Festival
ScreamFest LA
Tallinn Black Night Film Festival
B-MOVIE Celebration
Gwacheon International SF Film Festival
Reel Short Film Festival
International Short Film Festival Zubroffka
Festival de cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue