THE 2017 LINEUP

Day 1
Starting at 7:30pm | Thursday, October 12th
Dead West
Short Film

The Sheriff of a small Western town witnesses a sickness quickly overtaking the locals.

Along with his trusty Deputy Carl and plucky sidekick Annie they try to save the town. 

In Extremis | 93 minutes
Directed and Written by Steve Stone
Produced by Alan Latham and Lionel Hicks
Starring David O'Hara, Isabelle Allen and Lisa Gormley

Alex is a man with everything - the well-paid executive job, the impressive house in the country and the beautiful wife and child. When he inexplicably decides to leave work early one Friday nothing will ever be the same again.

Day 2
Double feature starting at 7:00pm | Friday, October 13th
Friday the 13th | 99 minutes
Directed and Produced by Sean S. Cunningham
Written by Victor Miller
Starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor and Robbi Morgan

Alex is a man with everything - the well-paid executive job, the impressive house in the country and the beautiful wife and child. When he inexplicably decides to leave work early one Friday nothing will ever be the same again.

Dark Beacon | 99 minutes
Directed by Cos Greenop
Written by Lee Apsey and Cos Greenop
Produced by Lee Apsey, Cos Greenop and Tansi Inayat
Starring April Pearson, Jon Campling, Lynne Anne Rodgers and
Toby Osmund

Alex is a man with everything - the well-paid executive job, the impressive house in the country and the beautiful wife and child. When he inexplicably decides to leave work early one Friday nothing will ever be the same again.

Day 3
Starting at 12:00pm | Saturday, October 14th
Love Coinky Dink
Short Film

Who would be the last person you would want to see the day after your boyfriend said he's in love with someone else?

The Road to Jericho
Short Film

Twenty-nine year old struggling screenwriter Carter Morris, finally gets the opportunity to pitch to a Hollywood executive when he learns that producer Buddy Paxton is flying into Philadelphia – tonight.

Family Shadows
Short Film

Every Friday night at 7 o’clock, Carter walks into the forest, and every single time, his father follows him. While wandering through the shadows, they discover what it means to be family.

Milk Man
Short Film

On the verge of his day getting really out of hand, Richard tells the wrong milk man to fuck off.

Spirit from the Meadow
Short Film

An introverted man who is scared of women decides to seek out a prostitute. Another man, a stranger, has chosen to help him find one, but instead leads him through a bizarre and unexpected night that intersects with the supernatural.

Glasshole
Short Film

In early 2015 Google announced it would be cancelling its Google Glass wearable device, but did the true reason behind the products failure have more sinister undertones?

Blessed are the Children | 91 minutes
Directed, Written and Produced by Chris Moore
Starring Kaley Ball, Jordan Boyd, Arian Thigpen and Keni Bounds

Traci Patterson, an adrift 20-something who's still reeling from the death of her father and her breakup with an abusive fiancé, discovers that she's pregnant. With the help of her friends, Erin and Mandy, she decides to terminate her pregnancy, but quickly after leaving the clinic, she

begins seeing and hearing things - shapes in the corner of her eye, strange noises in the middle

of the night, and ghoulish figures stalking her every move. Is it guilt or are Traci and her friends

in grave danger?

Grave Shivers
Short Film

Grave Shivers is a sci-fi/horror anthology that weaves together three tales of monsters, killers, and things that go bump in the night.

How Deep Can I Go?
Short Film

Using hand drawn cardboard sets and props, Hairy Soul Man explores how deep some humans will go for love.

Skinny Days -
Alright Right Now
Music Video

The story of five people in an abandoned factory in Poland. 
When an old man suddenly enters nothing will ever be the same.

Studded Nightmare
Short Film

When J.-F. is inexplicably drawn to the chair in which a man committed suicide, style isn’t the only thing the leather antique brings to his home. 

Sleep Tight
Short Film

A mother tucks her twin boys into bed and they realize they might not be alone.

Muñeca
Short Film

A pretty young woman, driven by the sadism of an egomaniac and her own, apparently unwilling oppression, mutates into a human marionette, muneca.

Death Valley High - 
How 2 Kill
Music Video

"do you remember weird remember closets and fear

dreaming up images and scary ideas did you invent your own stories just to scare-scare yourself

mommy and daddy were a room away"

Ghost King -
Melting Sky
Music Video

Cult rituals and fantastic deaths are what make this Ghost King music video stand out! Oh and the rock'n guitar solo that looks like something out of Event Horizon or a Rob Zombie flick!

Girl #2
Short Film

When a deranged killer sets his sights on an unsuspecting sorority, he realizes he's not the craziest one in the house.

Buzzard Hollow Beef | 75 minutes
Directed by Joshua M. Johnson
Written by Tara C. Hall
Produced by Colin Peeples, Amanda Spinella and Jacob Sunday
Starring Emily Letts, Doug Perkins, Nadia Kamil, Gabriel Caste, 
     Bruce Jennings and Janet Chiarabaglio

This feature follows a family, who after experiencing vivid hallucinations, believe that they have been poisoned by cannibalistic hillbillies who intend to hunt them.

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Awards Ceremony
10:00pm | Saturday, October 14th
*Winners look like this*
Best Feature Film
In Extremis
*Dark Beacon*
Blessed are the Children
Buzzard Hollow Beef
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Best Short Film
Milk Man
Spirit from the Meadow
Glasshole
*Grave Shivers*
Studded Nightmare
Sleep Tight
Muñeca
Girl #2
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Best Music Video
Skinny Days - Alright Right Now
Death Valley High - How to Kill
*How Deep Can I Go?*
Ghost King - Melting Sky
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Best Director
Steve Stone (In Extremis)
*Joshua M. Johnson (Buzzard Hollow Beef)*
Brent Sims (Grave Shivers)
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Best Actor
Kai Smythe (How Deep Can I Go?)
*David O'Hara (In Extremis)*
Richard Glover (Milk Man)
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Best Actress
Kaley Ball (Blessed are the Children)
*April Pearson (Dark Beacon)*
Katy Yoder (Girl #2)
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Best Cinematography
Alex Veitch (In Extremis)
Sergio Herencias (Muñeca)
*Haider Zafar (Dark Beacon)*
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Best Music
John Koutselinis (In Extremis)
Max Sweiry (Dark Beacon)
*Christopher Sumrall (Blessed Are The Children)*
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Best Script
*Steve Stone (In Extremis)*
Chris Moore & Chris Wesley (Blessed are the Children)
Karl Wahlgren (Gril #2)
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Best Local Filmmaker
*Kevin Kittle (Dead West)*
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Best Student Film
Love Coinky Dink
The Road to Jericho
*Family Shadows*
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Best Student Director
Mackenzie Munro (Love Coinky Dink)
*Phillip G. Carroll Jr. (The Road to Jericho)*
Laura Malatos (Family Shadows)
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Best Student Script
*Love Coinky Dink*
The Road to Jericho
Family Shadows