Creepy short "The Stolen" debuts at Women in Film Fest

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      If you’re heading to tonight’s (March 9) screening of Patrice Toye’s Little Black Spiders at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, make sure you’re there in time to catch the opening short.

      Making its Vancouver debut, Karen Lam’s “The Stolen” transports W.B. Yeats’ “The Stolen Child” to your own backyard, with luminously creepy results.

      Along with the Soska twins, Lam is a local filmmaker making waves in the horror community. Her previous short “Doll Parts” and 2010 feature Stained have won festival accolades and landed the filmmaker inside the pages of genre mags like Fangoria.

      Lam also took the festival's Artistic Innovation Spotlight Award at a ceremony on Thursday.

      Here’s a brief preview of her latest: