Short films from attending directors. Program announced soon. Stay tuned.
(83m, Canada) dir. by Audrey Cummings
Kylie Winters is a bullied and self-loathing teen, further victimized and humiliated when a voyeuristic sex-video of her appears online. What starts off as Kylie’s worst day escalates when her unsympathetic mother forces her to follow through on her commitment to babysit two children at an isolated country mansion on Halloween night.
When a small boy in a pig mask appears at the door trick-or-treating, Kylie’s night quickly transforms from low-key into a horrifying and violent cat-and-mouse game, as she is hunted through the maze-like estate. With the help of a 911 dispatcher and the police a long-way off, Kylie is faced with a decision – save herself or risk everything to try and save the children.
Forced to confront her own cowardice or play the victim yet again, Kylie must go beyond what she ever thought possible if she and the children are to survive the night until help arrives.
A struggling film school graduate takes a job from his college girlfriend to capture evidence of the supernatural events plaguing her family's new home. Over the course of one night, his cameras see things beyond comprehension. This thoroughly modern man is suddenly confronted with his own mortality in the form of an evil spirit named Emily. Will he make it to the morning?
(91m, U S A) dir. by Jimmy Weber
Novella McClure is like most struggling actresses in Los Angeles: she's in her early 30s, her fake name sounded cooler ten years ago, and she hasn't landed a role in three years. To top it all off, she's developed a disturbing habit of eating her own flesh. Novella desperately tries to hide her strange condition from her motherly landlord, Eesha, and somewhat psychopathic best friend, Candice, but her body and mind continue to deteriorate in the depressing world of failed auditions and sketchy night clubs. Can a romantic relationship with her psychiatrist prevent her from self destruction? Or will her fatal habit continue to eat away at her?
(12m, U S A) dir. by Sanns Dixon
in the dimly lit office of a failing answering service, where Alex is working the night shift alone. She begins receiving calls from Richard , a disturbed individual, obsessed with leaving messages for a daytime television actress. The intensity escalates to Richard threatening Alex's life.
(10m, U S A) dir. by Zachary Beckler
A man visits an elderly woman in a mental health institute to ask questions about her past. It awakens something. Something inhuman.
(15m, U S A) dir. by John Weckworth
What is it Edward is hiding beneath his wig? To the people around him he seems an average bloke. But tonight his insidious secret will finally see the light of day in a reveal you won't soon forget.
(12m, Spain) dir. by Félix Llorente
Sarah is getting ready to go out for dinner with a friend. Suddenly, she feels that she is not alone at home.
(8m, U S A) dir. by Jerry Pyle
Lucy and her daughter get trapped in a closet by a home invader in a house she was hired to clean.
(17m, U S A) dir. by Chris Gibbin
After years of caring for their invalid son, Stella and Jerry get help in the form of a Robot Caregiver. Stella quickly feels replaced and starts to think the Robot is up to nefarious deeds.
(10m, France) dir. by Didier Philippe
Claire, a young woman, lives alone in a large apartment. Her fear of the outside world stops her from going out and letting people in. One day, she discovers evidence revealing that a man lives in her home. The presence of that man becomes more and more apparent and eventually threatening...
72 min. TRT
(3m, Turkey) dir. by Baris Erdogan
Hands tied. Mouth gagged. A desperate man is at the mercy of a coldblooded torturer who receives his orders as text messages from an unknown person.
(12m, U S A) dir. by Antonio Perez
A young girl witnesses the murder of her family by a mysterious killer. Now she must try to survive before the killer finds her.
(11m, U S A) dir. by Jay Carver
A neglected young girl struggles with being the constant victim of bullying and becomes depressed to the point of suicide, but when a group of mysterious children befriend her she is given the opportunity to leave her old life behind.
(11m, Belgium) dir. by Joris Donvil
A beautiful girl lives on an old, dusty attic. The last one remaining... along with daddy. But daddy isn't really that nice. Sometimes he gets mad... but this time she will get even!
(7m, U S A) dir. by John Pata
Separation can be a terrible thing. This is a portrait of a man at the bottom, struggling to find an answer, after the wrong things happened at the wrong time. This is a story of loss.
(3m, Canada) dir. by Adam-Gabriel Belley-Côté, Francis Fortin
Jean wakes up in a bathtub full of ice in an abandoned garage. He is tied to a rope and surgical tools surround him. But something far worse awaits.
(13m, U S A) dir. by Patrick Longstreth
Radioactive killer mutant jellyfish attack a sleepy coastline near Savannah, GA.
(8m, United Kingdom, Portugal) dir. by Rashad Al-Safar, Al Safar Brothers
The purchase of a mystery Jigsaw Puzzle from a strange and unsettling vendor leads a man to an evening of frightening consequences.
(103 min., USA) dir. by Bradly King
In a sleepy apartment building, three 20-something roommates discover their scientist neighbor dead. Within his apartment they find a giant experimental machine that takes pictures 24 hours into the future. The camera is aimed into the trio's apartment, continuing to run and showing glimpses of their life a day in advance.
Armed with this revelation, the three conspire to exploit the machine's abilities. After enjoying the power of being one step ahead in life, disturbing images begin to arrive. A tense love-triangle emerges, and a sinister enemy begins sniffing around. The relationships begin to unravel and the trio descends into a dark future they no longer have control of.
(14m, U S A) dir. by Graham Denman
A disturbed man shows up at a dentist's house in the middle of the night, demanding to have his teeth pulled.
(8m, Mexico) dir. by Jorge Carvajal
Strange forces test a man's will by forcing him to get rid of a mysterious box with which he has a morbid obsession.
(6m, U S A) dir. by John Freeman
A door-to-door demon salesman soliciting real estate in hell, pressures an unsuspecting but guilty man to prematurely sign his soul to the devil.
(14m, U S A) dir. by Blair Franklin
Amy's college years were haunted by a stalker, but he hasn't contacted her for over three years...until today.
(84m, U S A) dir. by Ryan Nagata
The Many Lives of Jovan Cornejo is a horror/comedy that begins when Kevin Ostrowski, a straight laced financial adviser, is invited to his ne'er do well older brother Norm's 40th birthday party. It takes some arm twisting, but the free-wheelin' Norm eventually convinces his brother to come out and join him in the desert.
Much to Kevin's dismay, the 'party' turns out to be a small gathering of a few of Norm's eccentric friends at a campsite. When one of the friends, the titular Jovan, chokes on a hot dog, circumstances conspire to make the group decide that an impromptu burial is the right course of action. Unbeknownst to them, they bury Jovan in cursed native American land, and he soon returns possessed by a demon hell bent on fulfilling an ancient vendetta.
Antics ensue as Norm, Kevin, and the others run through the desert, the monster in hot pursuit, encountering a few other strange back-woods types as they go. As things get increasingly bizarre and ridiculous with the monster seemingly impossible to stop, the brothers find themselves with their backs against the wall; can they find a way to finally look past their differences and reconcile in the face of their imminent demise?
(4m, U S A) dir. by John Walter Lustig
A dentist's expertise is put to the test when an unusual patient seeks his help.
Hitchcock meets Tim Burton meets Adult Swim with this horror animation fit for almost all ages.
(17m, Canada) dir. by Stephen W. Martin
A young mortician will give his heart away to find true love. A whimsical, gothic bedtime story filled with love, loss, taxidermy, Kung fu, and biker werewolves.
(11m, U S A) dir. by Michael Goldburg
When Chloe meets her boyfriend's parents for the first time, what's really for dinner is something she never imagined
(9m, U S A) dir. by Zack Ogle
Death gets more than he bargained for when a woman trades sex for her life. Now he's spending the day with the bastard son he never wanted. Things are looking grim.
76 min. TRT.
(13m, U S A) sub. by Bridge and Tunnel Communications
A lonely Amanda befriends her own reflection in an old mirror, whom she names Polly.. We soon discover that Polly may not be merely a refection at all, but something much more sinister.
(6m, U S A) dir. by Matt Green
A celebration of science is derailed by the delivery of a mysterious package.
(15m, U S A) dir. by Barry Morgan
Four friends meet to celebrate their college graduation when a dirty bomb containing a highly contagious and lethal virus explodes in Los Angeles.
Little do they know, the plague outside the front door is nowhere near as strong as the illness they've created inside.
Bizarre-looking Albert goes to work everyday as a hot dog vendor on the streets of Manhattan, where he gets chewed out by co-workers and customers, makes less money than a street performer, and finds Lexy, the girl of his dreams, constantly eluding him for better men. Getting tired of the low-class working life, Albert knows a change is in dire need.
Enter Ivan Worthington, a stylish photographer who comes across Albert's hot dog stand and suddenly claims to want to help him. Ivan goes so far as to offer Albert a job at his studio. Knowing he doesn't really have better options ahead, Albert accepts the offer. But when he finally gets to Ivan's studio, he finds himself whisked into a whole new world and, much to his shock, becomes Ivan's latest model.
Intrigued by Ivan's lavish lifestyle, Albert decides he, too, wants to become a photographer. He makes an arrangement with Ivan to pose for him some more in exchange for Ivan teaching him the art of photographing beautiful women. Enamored with Albert's bizarre looks, Ivan agrees and gives Albert his first camera. With that, Albert's mission for a better life begins.
Unfortunately, however, Albert's awkward demeanor causes his attempts to get women to pose for him to ultimately blow up in his face, leading him to resort to different, more disturbing tactics to make his art and kick off his dream life with Lexy in the seductive upper-class part of Manhattan.
(10m, U S A) dir. by Roxy Martinez
When his antique business begins to fail due to unlikely store hours, the introverted Vampire must take on a roommate, the oafish Zombie, to make ends meet.
(19m, U S A) dir. by Alexander Harrison Jacobs
Nancy Adams, 'twenty-something' is driving cross-country to Hollywood to become a star. Only she's not alone. She's being pursued by an unrelenting stranger who may be a figment of her imagination.
(9m, U S A) dir. by Michael Chmiel
Karen's preternatural stalker may be back, but she's moving forward. Preferably in one piece. Clean Break is a comedic, genre-bending take on a modern horror staple through the lens of relationships.
(2m, Canada) dir. by Dara Jade Moats
A blood splattered horror-comedy that knows relationships can be messy. Sometimes a new coat of paint is all that's needed to fix it.
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