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Scheduled time allows for a brief Q&A at the end of each screening, provided a member of the production is present.
Thursday, May 31st, 2018
Screening Room A

Time / Name

Description

6pm-6:35pm
The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler, Short Foreign Suspense-Thriller






East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political...

6:35pm-7pm
Devil Town, Short Suspense-Thriller




Patrick Creedle is one of London's more obnoxious letting agents and a man who's used to getting exactly what he wants - but on this particular day Patrick's world is about to crumble as he crosses paths with a most unusual nemesis - a man that may just save him from the end of the world....

7pm-7:45pm
Auditorium 6, Short Horror-Comedy




A movie theater janitor on his first night alone has a life-changing encounter with the paranormal.

7:45pm-9:30pm
Charismata, Feature Suspense-Thriller




Rebecca Faraway fears she might be out of her depth. As a rookie detective struggling to find acceptance in a police department defined by a culture of bullying and intolerance, things go from bad to worse when the chief suspect in a series of brutal ritualistic murders takes a personal interest in her. A game of cat and mouse ensues which sees Rebecca's grasp on reality beginning to spiral out of control, leading to a terrifying climax where she needs to fight for her sanity, her life and maybe even her soul.

9:30pm-9:55pm
"Horror Hotel" Highlights

Filmmaker and actor highlights from the "Horror Hotel" show.

9:55pm-10:15pm
Quiver, Short Horror



Suzanne’s grief transcends the boundaries of the natural world and arouses a primordial being. She courts this ghost, using intellect and desire to forge a union between them. Quiver melds horror and passion with Virginia Woolf’s idea of a woman requiring a ‘room of her own’ in which to uncover her true identity. Can Suzanne force a rift into the supernatural realm to build a space where she can coexist with what haunts her?

10:15pm-10:40pm
Polterheist, Short Horror-Comedy




Two small time criminals kidnap a psychic medium and force her to contact the gang boss they murdered. The pair are desperate to discover where their recently deceased boss buried a stash of cash, but only succeed in unleashing a demon, bent on revenge.

10:40pm-midnight
Crimes of All Hallows' Day, Feature Foreign Suspense-Thriller





November 1970. Several human remains appear in a torrent of Sant Miquel de Balansat, a small rural town in the north of Ibiza. Sergeant Prats, head of the Spanish Civil Guard in the area, and Corporal Ramirez, his new assistant, arrive at the place where the bodies have appeared. Prats is not particulary suprised with the discovery and reveals to newcomer Ramírez that the finding of human fragments is repeated year after year for two decades.

Friday, June 1st
Screening Room A

Time / Name

Description

6pm-6:25pm
Chaney, Short Foreign Horror




Movie critic August Chinel meets a man who holds the last copy of the long lost Lon Chaney film “London After Midnight”. Augusto will do anything to see the film.

6:25pm-6:50pm
The Sixth, Short Student Suspense-Thriller




Three teenage friends find a small wooden box in an abandoned house, containing odd photographs inside...

6:50pm-7:15pm
Spooksbury, TV Pilot



An awkward ghoul makes his television debut as he attempts to host his own late-night creature feature program from the basement of a local TV station.

7:15pm-7:45pm
Three Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project: Horror Edition films



"Grassman"
by Cosmic Octopus



"The Cure" by eMpTy-Light-Pack/Cinevid



"Cleave" by Dark Horses Productions

7:45pm-9:20pm
All Light Will End, Feature Horror


Young, successful horror novelist Savannah Martin’s new book is taking the genre by storm. Her father, the police chief of her small hometown, investigates murders and foul play too grim for their bucolic life. As she and her friends settle in for a relaxing weekend at her childhood home, the dark secret at the crux of Savannah’s success stirs in her dreams and seeps into her reality. Amidst sexual tensions and fireside stories, Savannah’s despondency and her father’s case collide with gruesome and horrifying reveals, leaving little distinction between the subconscious and reality.

9:20pm-9:50pm
Photokill, Short Horror-Comedy




A thief steals a camera that he later discovers contains photos of a hideous crime. Now he and his girlfriend fear they are the next target as the photographer seeks revenge.

9:50pm-10:10pm
Avulsion, Short Horror



Murder ... and get away with it ...

10:10pm-10:30pm
Eyecatcher, Short Horror



Two young brothers tell each other scary stories of an urban legend - a creature lurking in the shadows of Koreatown - the Eyecatcher. When the brothers reunite years later, they find there may be truth to the legend...

10:30pm-midnight
Black Wake, Feature Sci-Fi

Specialists gather in a top-secret facility to investigate a series of strange deaths on beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. One of the team's scientists (Nana Gouvea) examines video evidence to uncover a possible parasitic explanation for the fatalities. But when a determined detective (Tom Sizemore) sends her the crazed writings of a mysterious homeless man (Jonny Beauchamp), the scientist slowly learns that the actual threat may be more dangerous -- and far older -- than anyone ever imagined. Can she convince her colleagues (led by Eric Roberts) of the true danger before an ancient force rises from the sea to bring madness and death to all of humanity?

Screening Room B

6pm-8pm
One, Two, Guess Who's Who, Feature Suspense-Thriller





In a rich Manhattan condo a billionaire lady is murdered. All the evidence leads the police to the conclusion of a suspect but they are wrong. A murder mystery in the style of Hitchcock that goes backwards.

8pm-8:20pm
Blackout, Short Student Suspense-Thriller




A young woman awakens in the woods, alone and covered in blood, with no memory of how she got there.

8:20pm-8:40pm
Monster Spray, Short Horror




Siblings must catch a monster stalking them while their mother is away.

8:40pm-9:30pm
SHORT SUSPENSE-THRILLER BLOCK 1








-Delivery Boy: Making deliveries in 30 minutes or less should be easy. But not in this town. Not on this night. What starts as another mundane job turns into a fight for survival.









-Kaishakunin; As a storm approaches, a wandering samurai takes shelter in a humble home near a desolate forest. Over tea, the home's owner tells his guest of a local legend.





-You've Got Text; All Richard asks in life is a quiet peaceful dinnertime with his teenaged daughter, Claire, and his new young wife, Marie. When the family dinner is interrupted by texts for Marie, she's explains them away as work texts. In fact, the texts are coming from Elliot, Marie's lover. Claire has her suspicions about Marie, and ends up confronting her in the most lethal of ways.

9:30pm-9:45pm
We Need to Talk About Karen, Short Suspense-Thriller





Michelle's stay at her brother's house takes an unusual turn when her niece begins behaving peculiarly.

9:50pm-10:10pm
Black Cloud, Short Foreign Suspense-Thriller





When a mother punishes her child for no apparent reason, revenge comes from the most unexpected places.

10:10pm-11:50pm
Marrtown, Feature Suspense-Thriller




A young woman has moved back home to finish her last year of college. But when she settles back into her life, strange and terrifying events cause her to jump deep into her family's history, and deep into her own past.

Saturday, June 2nd
Screening Room A

Time / Name

Description

11am-12:50PM
Joy of Wolf, Feature Fantasy




A student learns a magic trick. A fantasy with puppets, diverse cast and eerie original score.

12:50PM-1:35PM
SHORT HORROR BLOCK






-Beyond Repair; Driving late at night has its advantages, but it also has its drawbacks, like when Jorah (Kinsley Funari) finds herself in dire need of a rest room and everything's closed. At last salvation appears in the form of a brightly-lit gas station and she gratefully pulls in and parks. Granted, the mechanic on duty (Jesse Dillon Sorrells) isn't very friendly and the bathroom itself isn't the cleanest. Except Jorah soon wishes she'd just found a convenient tree instead, as the gas station quickly reveals itself to be a place of terrible horrors. Hands appear from nowhere to torment her and her pleas for mercy, or at least to be told what her attackers want from her, are ignored. But they certainly do want something, and it's something that will make Jorah truly regret ever getting out of her car.

-Dolus ; A dark figure unleashes a supernatural entity upon a lone woman.






-Father; A young boy lives with his mother who is not terribly interested in giving him the attention he needs. There is also a father figure, but unfortunately for the boy, he is much worse...






-Slicker; Stuck in bad situation and horrified by his findings, a man must find a way to escape a strange environment.

1:35PM-1:55PM
Three, Short Suspense-Thriller




Peter Graham finds himself in a conversation with a demon who promises to fulfill his deepest desires. Now he must battle with his own conscience to decide how far is too far, and what price is too great

1:55PM-3:35PM
Butterfly Kisses, Feature Horror




Found footage and urban legend come together in chilling fashion to spin this unsettling film, shot on location in Ellicott City, Maryland. A videographer sorting through used tapes uncovers hours of footage of a young woman obsessed with an apocryphal figure known as “Peeping Tom.” Determined to uncover the mystery behind her fascination, he in turn loses himself in the vanished woman’s tale.

3:35PM-4:05PM
Come to Me Sister Mary, Short Horror




Sister Mary, conflicted in her duties as a nun, has committed an unspeakable act, and the thing locked in her basement wants her for it.

4:05pm-4:55pm
Micro Film Block 1












-A Few of a Zombie's Favorite Things, Horror-Comedy; Two zombies "discuss" their likes and dislikes.

-The Guardian, Trailer; A young woman who has lost her faith must come to terms with God's plan for her and lead others to safety.

-The Devil's Due, Horror; The Devil made this film. He made it just for you. Don't you want to hear what he has to say?

-2nd Place Film Score: Markus Martincic

-Porcelain Stare, Suspense-Thriller; A young girl is invited for tea by an old woman. Little does she know that the woman harbours a terrible secret that will soon be uncovered.

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Cookbook for the Gourmet Carnivore, Horror-Comedy;A detective interviews some serial killers with regard to their diets.

-3rd Place Film Score: Jarryd Elias

-Arachnoid, Horror: A giant spider attacks a man.

-Sequence, Sci-Fi; A disoriented Vicky wakes up in her friend's car with a botched memory of the night before and, in the search for her friend, makes an unsettling discovery.

-4th Place Film Score: Alexander John McMillan

-The Not So Bright Vampire, Horror-Comedy; The brief tale of a not so bright but curious Vampire and his sudden awareness to pain.

-Spirit Stone, Suspense-Thriller; A photographer travels to Éire to document sacred religious sites but her increasingly unconventional working methods awaken dark forces…

-5th Place Film Score: Tathevik Hayrapetan

5:10pm-7:05pm
The Child Remains, Feature Horror

An expectant couple’s intimate weekend turns to terror when they discover their secluded country inn is a haunted maternity home where unwanted infants and mothers were murdered. Inspired by the true story of the infamous 'Butterbox Babies', THE CHILD REMAINS is a twisting supernatural thriller that emphasizes story and suspense over shock and gore. From the producer of the acclaimed horror thriller The Corridor, starring Cannes Best Actress winner Suzanne Clement (Mommy), Allan Hawco (Frontier), Shelley Thompson (Labyrinth) and genre hero Geza Kovacs (Scanners, The Dead Zone), THE CHILD REMAINS is about the evil that lurks behind the postcard.

7:05PM-7:50PM
SHORT SUSPENSE-THRILLER BLOCK 2








-Corpse Pose; Avril moves into a new apartment, hoping to start over after a traumatic event. But, can she really escape her past?


-Driver; A woman is forced to fight for her life and escape the clutches of a serial killer, who catches his victims by impersonating a driver of an 'Uber' like car service called Go Driver.








-Incubus; A mortician struggling with insomnia finds himself at the edge of sanity when he discovers the only way he can sleep is by entering the memories of the deceased.






7:50PM-9:25PM
Baby Frankenstein, Feature Fantasy

'Baby Frankenstein' is a comedy-drama feature film that tells the story of young Lance and his unlikely friendship with a pint-sized, self-aware automaton. After Lance stumbles upon this 'little dude', he enlists the help of the sassy girl-next-door, to protect him from his mom's boyfriend, Glinevich. Glinevich is hell-bent on capturing The little dude (Baby Frank) and claiming the $50,000 reward being offered by the mysterious owner of Baby Frankenstein, Mr. Lundquist. Lance finds an unlikely ally in his odd neighbor, John, who appears to be romantically interested in Lance's mother, Kim. As the captors close in on Lance, and Baby Frank, Lance must decide what he will risk to preserve Baby Franks freedom.

9:25PM-10:10PM
Knights of the Dead, Short Horror-Comedy



Anthony was the best goddamn knight Funtime Kingdom Dinner Theatre had ever seen. Much to his dismay, he was banished by his friend Otto when Otto rose to power as the new King/manager. Years later, Anthony and Otto finally meet face to face at Sir Anthony’s wife’s birthday BBQ. But what started off as an icy interaction between two old friends turned into a chilling night no one could have fathomed. Can Sir Anthony and King Otto put aside their grudges to protect the ones they love from the evil that looms?

10:10PM-11:40PM
The Nothing, Feature Suspense-Thriller




Clayton Thompson, a recent college graduate, decides to self document the process of writing his first story.  He films a series of interviews with his girlfriend and best friend ultimately leading up to the explanation of his plan...  To get dropped off in the North Georgia mountains with camera equipment and minimal supplies.  Left with no way to communicate with the outside world his sanity is tested as a seeming looming presence is near.

Screening Room B

Time / Name

Description

11AM-1:15PM
Dark Iron, Feature Foreign Suspense-Thriller





Young history enthusiasts die in mysterious circumstances. Everything points to the curse of an unknown madman. Hero, Janek, will be next, but he has three days to stop the clock of death.

1:15pm-1:45pm
Operation Zade, Short Sci-Fi




In order to save their dying mother, two desperate brothers infiltrate the home of the mysterious Thomas Zade, the man whom they suspect is hiding the cure.

1:45PM-2:35PM
Personal Demons, Short Fantasy

Pandora’s party-girl lifestyle lands her in rehab… again. The actress becomes tabloid fodder, and producers are reluctant to hire her. The sole role she’s offered is in a low-budget horror movie. When her aunt dies, Pandora inherits a Victorian mansion and retreats there to study her lines. It seems that Aunt Elinor dabbled in magic, according to a local yokel. A mysterious incantation in the script unleashes a vengeful demon. He’s hell-bent on seducing the not-so-innocent Pandora, who can resist everything but temptation. With the help of her dead aunt, Pandora desperately fights for her sobriety, her sanity, and ultimately her very soul.

2:35PM-4:05PM
From the Dead, Feature Horror




After Janie accidentally murders her husband during disputed infidelity over a stripper, her husband's brother introduces her to an Aztec spell that resurrects him from the dead; Unfortunately, he returns to take revenge.

4:05PM-5:40PM
The Moose Head Over the Mantel, Feature Horror




Lillian Hoffhienze-Bachman and her family move into the previously abandoned Hoffhienze ancestral home, where their hopeful new start becomes tainted by the discovery of a century's worth of abuse, dysfunction and violence. Lillian becomes consumed by her sordid ancestry, terrified that the past might dictate her son's future. The grisly events of the past 100 years are revealed through the eyes of the family's victims... including the moose head hanging on the mantel wall.

5:40PM-6:05PM
Sobreatico 3a, Short Foreign Horror-Comedy




A family must survive once a tsunami has destroyed the entire city.

6:05pm-6:50pm
HORROR-COMEDY FILM BLOCK









-Ghosted; When an attractive woman visits a therapist to rid herself of the love-sick ghost that's haunting her, she realizes she's going to have to take matters into her own hands.








-Hitched; Two serial killers have a chance encounter and take a chance on each other.










-What's for Dinner?; A man's quiet night home alone is completely ruined when he has a close encounter with an escaped cannibal psycho with terrible manners and extremely poor communication skills.







-Zombiance; A couple goes on a date to a health spa that temporarily turns there client into zombies, how could anything go wrong?

6:50pm-8:30pm
Shanda's River, Feature Horror




Independent Italian horror Movie. Inspired by the classic Italian horror movies of the 70s and 80s. A professor (Emma) goes to Voghera, a small town in Northern Italy. To study the story of the witch Shanda killed in the early 1800, on the river bank from which it is named. The professor will be enslaved to a magic spell and will be forced to repeat the same day over and over. Every time she will be killed and every time she will start the day again. Emma will try to get rid of this curse and break this loop.

8:30pm-8:50pm
Monster, Short Foreign Suspense-Thriller




A father and a daughter bond over something evil and sinister.

8:50pm-10:25pm
Stirring, Feature Slasher



Students attending a Christmas party at a sorority house with a sinister past are stalked by a bloodthirsty killer disguised as Mrs. Claus.

10:25PM-11:45pm
Flesh of the Void, Feature Experimental




ADULTS ONLY. VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED.
Flesh of the Void is a terribly disturbing experimental horror film visualizing what it could feel like if death truly were the most horrible thing one could ever experience. Shot entirely on Super 8 and 16mm, it is intended as a trip through the deepest fears of human beings, exploring its subject in a highly grotesque, violent and extreme manner.

Sunday, June 3rd
Screening Room A

Time / Name

Description

11am-12:30pm
Jasper, Feature Foreign Suspense-Thriller




Somewhere in an undetermined time and place, Jasper, a solitary soul, wanders around his port town. He comes across a young woman, left for dead and dressed in an evening gown. He decides to take her home and look after her. He's unaware that this encounter will change his life...

12:30pm-1:25pm
MICRO FILM BLOCK 2















-1st Place Film Score: Landon Knoblock

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Goodnight, Gracie, Horror; After mom gets hacked to pieces by her latest lover, a devout child fights to escape the same fate.


-6th Place Film Score: Clinton Clark






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We Summoned a Demon, Horror-Comedy; They just wanted to be cool. Instead, they got a demon.





-7th Place Film Score: Christian Mayrhofer



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U.S. Butcher, Music Video; Action takes place in the North of the USA, in the nearby small town called Evilville. People sometimes disappear in this area, but these crimes are not investigated.








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Nadine, Sci-Fi; Born into a world of hate, Nadine must find a way to be free.










-8th Place Film Score: Marco Rosetti

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Reckoning, Suspense-Thriller; A man keeps waking up as sudden noises prevent him from having a peaceful night's sleep in his bedroom...








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WHAT, Horror; A human-like evil entity invades homes in various suburban neighborhoods and carries off the essences of the innocent.






-9th Place Film Score: Luiz Vincenzi

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How to Rob a House, Horror-Comedy; Two thieves get a tip on a house that they can't pass up. But they get confused on the details and when they arrive for the job, the homeowner is there. Even their plan to get out of the house fails and they are left to the mercy of the mysterious homeowner.





-Blood Cross, Suspense-Thriller; A film noir about love and betrayal.








-10th Place Film Score: Ondrej Timpl

1:25pm-1:50pm
Craniac!, Short Sci-Fi



A Martian living inside of a young filmmakers’ brain helps him project a film across the entire night sky, with radioactive consequences…

1:50pm-3:20pm
Bong of the Living Dead, Feature Horror-Comedy





Bong of the Living Dead is the story of five friends who share both a love of pot and a lifelong dream to see the zombie apocalypse become reality. But when the undead actually rise to gruesomely (and hilariously) eat the living, the group discovers it's not all corpse-killing montages and mall raids ... and that their relationships will be pushed to the limit if they're going to survive.

3:20pm-4:45pm
The Campus, Feature Horror




A man's debt to the devil is passed to his estranged daughter. Now she’s trapped in a never ending cycle of terror, as she’s killed over and over, each time losing a piece of her soul.

5:15pm

Awards Ceremony

Screening Room B

Time / Name

Description

11am-12:35pm
The Evil Rises, Feature Horror




A group of young Friends discover an ancient statue that unleashes an Evil Spirit who enslaves them to collect human blood so that the Evil Spirit can come back to life and rule the world. It's up to a Detective, a Priest, and a Pizza Boy to infiltrate the groups sinister compound to ward the Evil Spirit from the Earth before it's too late.

12:35pm-12:55pm
At Your Disposal, Short Horror-Comedy




A couple's imagination runs wild trying to decipher the odd noises coming from the neighbors in the middle of the night.

12:55pm-1:20pm
Addict, Short Foreign Horror-Comedy




Gershon is an addict. He's being filmed for a documentary. Unfortunately, his vice isn't alcohol or drugs - it's blood.

1:20pm-1:45pm
Ancestor, Short Horror



Kate's world is about to be turned upside down with the arrival of a cursed family heirloom.

1:45pm-2:45pm
Loved Ones, TV Pilot



A recently widowed outlier is confronted by the ultimate evil at a time when humanity and the world near a certain end.

2:45pm-3:25pm
FANTASY SHORTS BLOCK







-Lion (short film); An isolated chalet in a snowy forest... A man blinded by alcohol... A woman unable to rebel... And an 8-year-old child troubled and dark... The silent night is broken with cries... the start of a terrible nightmare!






-Next Level Anxiety (web episode); Episode 2: Freaky Fridayed. 'Next Level Anxiety' is a mysterious web series that blends sci-fi, horror, and comedy to embody the anxieties of our current social climate... while showing a bigger and more mystical world beyond our own. In episode 2, a woman's life is changed by her intense fear of switching bodies with other people.

-The Gardener (short film); A lonely and peculiar four year old girl, ignored by her cold and social media obsessed mother, finds an unlikely friend in the gardener working in her yard.

3:25pm-5:10pm
Slaughter Drive, Feature Slasher




When failed filmmaker Doug Stevenson leaves his video camera in the local park overnight he accidentally records something horrific. To top it off it might have something to do with his new neighbors that moved into his quiet suburban neighborhood. With the help of his bumbling teacher buddies Doug goes on a wild ride to save himself, his friends, his ex-wife, and the entire neighborhood! Featuring a killer throwback soundtrack and splattery practical FX find out who will stay alive on Slaughter Drive!

 
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