THE 2020 LINEUP

Get Your Tickets for January 25th!

This year's event will be taking place at the Alamo Drafthouse in Tempe, AZ. Tickets are $15 for the WHOLE DAY of horror including 4 screenings and the awards ceremony so get yours before they've sold out!

Screening 1
Starting at 12:10pm | Saturday, January 25th
Follower
(12m)

A story of a regular guy who has achieved the dream of internet fame. However, Internet fame comes with risks.

Bloom
(6m)

After receiving a letter from a former student, a retired teacher obsessed with gardening is reminded of her past.

Asian She - Competitive Mourning
(4m)

A man stalks his prey on the streets of Los Angeles, but on this occasion picks the wrong person to mess with.

Mutiny
(15m)

A young reporter in NYC discovers the presence of a terrifying disease that spreads through social media.

Johnny and the Devil
(5m)

Ready to hit the road and become a free soul again, Johnny has a tempting encounter with the Devil.

Asking for a Friend
(25m)

Blake and Q are childhood best friends, roommates, and well - soulmates. After a long day trying to maintain her #girlboss status at work, Blake's one-track mind is solely set on the nachos Q has promised to make for dinner. In addition to the nachos, however, Q has also unexpectedly managed to kill someone in their apartment. Through a series of heavily graphic and hilarious situations, the girls tap into their inner serial killers and decide to handle the body themselves.

One Dark Night
(19m)

Dad spins a decades old tale during a family campout.

Screening 2
Starting at 2:25pm | Saturday, January 25th
SHTRIGA
(8m)

Students interview an eccentric old man who says he can help them uncover truths about a local witch legend. They get more than they bargained for when they come face to face with the witch and are never heard from again.

Angie's Eyes
(3m)

John, Angie, and Billy are carefree, drifters. When Billy begins to get uncomfortably close to Angie, John teams up with his girlfriend to cut Billy from their group, no matter what it takes. After corrupting Angie and getting rid of Billy; John can’t get the horrible things he has done off his mind. This makes him do something that he will never recover from.

Bells
(6m)

A father learns the secret behind his son's strange nightly ritual.

When the Shadow Falls
(17m)

After witnessing the suicide of a passing stranger, Jane becomes haunted by the horrible question: "Could I have done something?“ When the stranger's widow comes calling Jane must face her shadow to find the answer they both need.

Chickens
(12m)

Two racist cops try to cover up killing an unarmed black teen. Things don’t go as planned…

NOCTURNE
(12m)

After her date night goes bust, Erin must contend with an unexpected visitor at the door.

Crush
(16m)

Crush is a psychological thriller that centers on a writer named Greyson Michelson who is trying to move forward from her past suicide attempt. When the Suicide Survivors Association reaches out to Greyson to ask her to write a speech about her past struggles, Greyson uses the opportunity to try to move beyond what happened. As Greyson becomes consumed by her writing, she discovers a new, darker side to her girlfriend and, ultimately, herself.

Black Moon
(8m)

On her walk home, a young mother is lured into a tunnel, unaware of what has been awoken inside on the night of a black moon.

Screening 3
Starting at 4:40pm | Saturday, January 25th
ODDKO - Disobey
(4m)

“Disobey” it’s a multidisciplinary art project that integrates dozens of detailed, disparate production elements into one cohesive vision, sound, and beat. The video explores themes of Man vs. Machine, of Nature vs. Technology, and paints the Goddess Hekate as a 21st Century nightmare, ensnaring victims and bending them to her will.

House of Redemption
(13m)

Everyone is hiding something...

Redemption is a choice...

Except in this house.

This whisks us to a place where all actions have consequences. In this short film, we're thrust inside the mind of a young woman forced to face her own truth while staying at an Airbnb with her friend.

Blood Stains
(15m)

Leaving his band and girlfriend behind to become a star in America, an ambitious singer meets a mysterious hitch-hiker who can turn his dream into a nightmare. Laz, a musician from the border land of El Paso/Juarez, always believed his destiny was to become a famous rock star. Unfortunately, neither his bandmates nor his girlfriend believe in his hopes and dreams. Frustrated, he leaves it all behind for a shot at stardom. With only his Mother’s blessing, Laz leaves to Los Angeles for his shot at the American Dream.

Bohemian Groove
(6m)

Riley reluctantly agreed to tag along with her friend to a barbeque outside of town expecting the usual small talk and pleasantries. What she found instead was a dark book of secrets and a century old ritual that would alter her forever.

It Lives in the Closet
(11m)

Benji, a fearful 10 year old boy, must face his fears when a monster, that's long haunted him, emerges one night out of his bedroom closet.

Meat is Murder
(4m)

A Comedy grindhouse style slasher trailer about a cannibal who eats vegan hipsters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Friday the 13th Part 3 - The Memoriam Documentary
(40m)

In April 2013, the Friday the 13th family suddenly lost Mr. Richard Brooker. Portraying Jason in Friday the 13th part 3, he was the first individual to don the now iconic hockey mask. Richard was a terrific human being & a friend to all. In addition, the cabin used in the film was burned down in 2006 by some careless vagrants. These two events sparked Executive Producer Sean Richards into action to do something with his one of a kind on location footage he shot in 2003 & 2005. It is the last known photography shot before the set's demise in 2006.

Screening 4
Starting at 6:50pm | Saturday, January 25th
El Bano 2
(2m)

A spooky bathroom in Mexico terrorizes its guest.

Let's Go
(9m)

Ann and Nancy, best friends and band mates, find out their favorite local record store is closing, and plan one big concert to save it.

Ascension | 88 minutes
Directed by Ross Wachsman
Executive Produced by Max Borenstein
Starring Ana Mulvoy Ten

When a troubled teenage girl notices a sudden shift in her older sister's personality, she fears that the same dark and terrifying force that caused her mother's suicide is now inspiring her older sister to do something unspeakable. A tense, atmospheric and slow-burning horror/sci-fi/thriller that parallels our slowly loosening grip on reality.

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Awards Ceremony
9:00pm | Saturday, January 25th
Best Short Film

Follower

Bloom

El Bano 2

SHTRIGA

Asking for a Friend

One Dark Night

Bells

When The Shadow Falls

Chickens

Nocturne

Crush

*Black Moon*

House of Redemption

Blood Stains

It Lives in the Closet

Meat is Murder

Mutiny

Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary

Johnny And The Devil

Asian She - Competitive Mourning

Bohemian Groove

ODDKO - Disobey

Angie's Eyes

Best Documentary
*Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary*
Best Music Video

Johnny And The Devil

Asian She - Competitive Mourning

Bohemian Groove

ODDKO - Disobey

*Angie's Eyes*

Best Director

Blake Vaz - Blood Stains

Casey Rose Daniel - Angie's Eyes

*Heather Harris - Crush*

Best Actor

James Gorday - Follower

Hansel Ramirez - Blood Stains

*Nathan Caywood - One Dark Night*

Best Actress

*Fabienne Tournet - Black Moon*

Sierra Wingert - House of Redemption

Sabrina Howells - Nocturne

Best Local Film

*Follower*

Bloom

El Bano 2

SHTRIGA

Best Concept

Black Moon

*House of Redemption*

When The Shadow Falls

Asking for a Friend

Best Ensemble

*SHTIGRA*

Honorable Mention

*Asking for a Friend*

*Asterisks denote this year's winners*