Fantastic short film Ethereal Chrysalis opening for "The Black Cat"
staring Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) and Bela Lugosi (Dracula)
As part of the Fright Nights at Projection Booth presented by Fangoria
Saturday February 11th 9:00PM - Toronto, Canada

Posted February 4th 2012

After opening for the H.P. Lovecraft inspired From Beyond in France and winning the best short film award at the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, the surrealist short film Ethereal Chrysalis will be screened before the 1934 horror The Black Cat as part of Fright Nights at the Projection Booth presented by FANGORIA in Toronto Canada.

Also on the bill, the twisted short film Inside directed by Yaz Rabadi, noticeably presented at the CANNES Film Festival.

A must see to all classic horror fan, the Universal Pictures "The Black Cat", unite for the first time cult icons Boris Karloff famous for his role as the Frankenstein monster and the legendary Bela Lugosi well known for his Count Dracula's personification.

The event will be hosted by film writer Kelly Stewart (on his birthday night) with amazing door prizes from FANGORIA Magazine, Suspect Video and Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Saturday February 11th at 9:00 PM
Projection Booth, $8
1035 Gerrard St. E (at Jones Ave)
Toronto, Canada

Ethereal Chrysalis director/writer/actor Syl Disjonk will attend the screening.

More info :
Facebook event

Fangoria presents Fright Nights at the Projection Booth (Toronto): The Black Cat (Karloff vs. Lugosi) plus the short films Ethereal Chrysalis and Inside


Sleeping Giant - Ethereal Chrysalis
The Sleeping Giant in the fantastic short film Ethereal Chrysalis directed by Syl Disjonk
Photo: Martin McKay, sleeping giant makeup Jean Pronovost and Rémy Couture, costume Marie-Christine Gagnon.

Ethereal Chrysalis - Fantastic short film - Trailer from Syl Disjonk on Vimeo.


Ethereal Chrysalis at H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Syl Disjonk dans le rôle du schizophrène dans le court métrage Lovecraftien Ethereal Chrysalis.
Photo: Martin McKay, maquillage Éric Thievierge, costume Marie-Christine Gagnon.

Ethereal Chrysalis main credits:

Written and directed by Syl Disjonk
Assistant director : Carnior
Produced by Syl Disjonk & Igor Simonnet
Director of photography : Martin McKay
Original music : Martin Gauthier
Sound Designer: Keith McMullen
Art direction by : Véronique Poirier

Syl Disjonk:  Traveller, sleeping giant, schizophrenic & mutant
Raynald Lapierre: Psychic alchemist

Special effects by Éric Thievierge, Rémy Couture and Jean Pronovost

Visual effects (matte painting and compositing) by Syl Disjonk and Éric Bilodeau



Toronto After Dark Film Festival synopsis for Ethereal Chrysalis : An epic orchestral score propels a cacophony of surreal horror imagery conjured through a masterful use of prosthetics, miniatures and stop-animation.


Ethereal Chrysalis U.S. premiere at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival report.


Synopsis for Ethereal Chrysalis written by the Festival de cinema de la ville de Québec:
A surreal and philosophical tale or just a nightmare of the director?
The Dali style image take us into a fantasy world where death and reincarnation are the subjects.


Ethereal Chrysalis official world premiere was held on Aug. 6th 2011
at Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, QC, Canada.


A work in progress of Ethereal Chrysalis was screened on June 3rd 2011 at Vitesse Lumière Festival in Quebec City.
The reaction was so positive that we won the prize for the best film ex aequo. See article...


In 2006 Syl Disjonk won the audience award and a special jury prize at the Festival Vitesse Lumière in Quebec for his post-apocalyptic short film Zordax II: The Metal War.