Feature Films

 

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Relict: A Mesopotamic Tale

directed by Laura Sanchez Acosta

Shortly after the traumatic death of his wife, Oscar and his daughter Tamara, as part of their psychological treatment, decide to skip the routine and have a relaxing time in their old country house in Entre Rios. Tamara’s behavior disorders get worse by her obsession with a mythological creature, and they start to realize that the calm of the woods is not a synonym of peace.

 

Sunday, October 7th at 3:00PM

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directed by Laurence Avenet-Bradley and Brian Avenet-Bradley

 

After inheriting her grandfather’s house, Alysa must confront the mystery of his sudden death and the evil that hides inside.

 

Saturday, October 6th at 7:00PM

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directed by Rebekah McKendry and Ian McKendry

When an awkward date on Christmas Eve leads a couple to a strange theater, they are treated to a bizarre and varied collection of Christmas stories, featuring a wide ensemble of characters doing their best to avoid the horrors of the holidays. From boring office parties and last-minute shopping to vengeful stalkers and immortal demons, there's plenty out there to fear this holiday season.

 

Sunday, October 7th at 11:00AM

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directed by Simone Kisiel

A babysitter with a clever and violent ward. A patient who mistrusts the doctor’s orders. A young woman haunted by a malevolent presence. And the terror that ties them all together: BUGS. On their own, spiders, parasites, and bedbugs hold their own private horror for those who are beset by the quiet scuttles and slurps of inhuman creatures. But for Diane, Hannah, and Elena, three varied yet eerily similar women, these bugs represent the larger horrors of paranoia, helplessness, and abandonment.

 

Friday, October 5th at 8:00PM

World Premiere

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Mia

directed by Estelle Linden

Anin and Reza are a perfectly married couple when their marriage is suddenly shaken by a woman named Mia. 

 

Saturday, October 6th at 12:30PM

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directed by Brooklyn Ewing

 

Small-town serial killer Alfie is back on the prowl, this time with a potential love interest.

 

Friday, October 5th at 3:00PM

 

 


Short Films

Body Horror

Saturday, October 6th at 9:00PM

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The Day Mum Became a Monster

directed by Josephine Hopkins

Candice lives alone with her mother since the divorce of her parents. As her birthday approaches, the little girl is delighted at the thought of seeing her father again. On the other hand, her mother's attitude starts to change, which slowly plunges their fragile balance into a terrifying nightmare.

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Entropia

directed by Marinah Janello

Loneliness and an obsession with vanity has pushed one woman to take unconventional measures to find happiness. 

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directed by Chloe Le Roy

A pregnant woman in a dead-end part of town grows anxiety about her motherhood eventually convincing herself that she has to eat human flesh to survive.

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directed by Merinda Staubli

A woman makes a grotesque discovery while showering.

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Inappetence

directed by Katarzyna Babicz

 

Under the influence of a weight loss substance, a young girl experiences delusions. Her body begins to change.

 

International Horror 

Friday, October 5th at 6:15PM

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Supine

directed by Nicole Goode

 

Sylvie is a taxidermist content with being isolated from people in her large house in the mountains of France- her only company is her work. That is until Oz, an American hitchhiker stumbles upon her path. The two become close and Sylvie begins to question what it means to live.

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Devórame

directed by Helena Aguilar

 

In the middle of the night, two policemen attack the owner of a "torteria" when she is about to close. Her sister, however, won't let that happen, revealing the secret ingredient behind their sandwiches.

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directed by Kate Dolan

 

A man cruises around late at night looking for something. He pulls in to ask two young girls for directions - only to flash them to get a cheap thrill. Unfortunately, he has picked the wrong girls. They are also out hunting tonight and they will stop at nothing to get their kill.  

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directed by Jennifer Nicole Stang

 

Lindsey is forced to babysit her sister, Becky, one night, when, after innocently falling asleep, wakes up to find her sister gone. Someone may have taken Becky and could be after her as well...

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Kichkandi

directed by Eelum Dixit

 

Set in Mustang, Nepal, Kichkandi is a supernatural thriller about an American celebrity who strays too far from the righteous path.

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Hunting Season

directed by Shannon Kohli

 

Callie, a small-town gas station attendant, comes face to face with a strange beast and an unlikely bond forms between creature and girl which will change Callie’s life forever.

 

Unhinged (Psychological Horror

Saturday, October 6th at 2:00PM

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directed by Zandashé Brown

 

 

Consistently weary from the never-ending job of single motherhood with no outlets for her own care, Elize searches for a place for her own peace and vulnerability. But for women like her, vulnerability comes with a price.

When Elize undergoes a frightening transition, Ana must decide between saving her or protecting herself in this haunting account of inheritance, daughterhood, and demons.

 

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directed by Michael Escobedo

 

With her husband always away on business, Alice, a lonely, bored housewife and mother, hosts a local women's prayer group to help suppress her feelings of isolation. What begins as a routine meeting soon morphs into a fanatical intervention when the group confronts Alice over a dark secret she is hiding. 

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directed by Robbie Barnes

 

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 except an isolated gas station, which reveals itself to be a place of terrible horrors. 

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directed by Paul Hart-Wilden

 

Following the death of her parents, a girl returns home to confront the monsters of her past.

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directed by Kevin Sluder

 

Based on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." An overlooked associate struggles to complete a corporate presentation as a horrific secret gnaws at her conscience.

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Polaroid Kingdom

directed by Alexandra Boskovich and Max Seiler

 

The chilling story of the bond between sisters from beyond the grave as one family grapples with the death of their youngest daughter.

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Esther

directed by Rain Zheng

 

Tormented by a cabal of vengeful ghosts, and labeled a witch by her fundamentalist community, a 19th-century teen must find a way to defend herself or die trying. 

 

 

 

Thriller

Saturday, October 6th at 5:15PM

 
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directed by Melody C Roscher

 

After a family tragedy, a woman searches for her missing husband only to find that something darker awaits.

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directed by Colin Francis Costello

 

 

Meet Skye Monroe. Reality Show Star. Social Media Queen. And blissfully unaware of how self-centered she is. But for women like Skye, who ultimately are addicted to themselves, there does come a judgement day. And we're not talking the amount of likes on her latest Instagram post. 

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directed by Izzy Lee

 

A trio of nuns take matters into their own hands when a priest commits a terrible sin.

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directed by Christina Raia

 

The lives of three women collide in one night when two of them decide to rob the house the other is house sitting.

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Consent

directed by Clare Sladden

 

After meeting online, a woman allows a virtual stranger into her home to fulfill an agreement.

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directed by A D Cooper

 

A desperate woman seeks help from an unlikely source in a dark place. Neither of them realize that their futures will be decided by the flip of a coin.

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directed by Venita Ozols-Graham

 

A bank robber grabs a hostage during a botched robbery and brings her up to his cabin where he discovers the hard way that he's abducted a female serial killer. 

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directed by Angela Atwood

 

Three best friends on a moms' weekend retreat to the Adirondacks learn a heinous gang rapist has been released from prison nearby. Incensed by the atrocious nature of the crime against a teenage girl, and incarceration of only one of the perpetrators, the women find themselves novice killers and arbiters of justice. 

 

Horror from Another Universe (Science Fiction

Friday, October 5th at 4:30PM

 
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directed by Emily Dean

 

ANDROMEDA is a sci fi short film about an android who, through her friendship with a little girl, becomes alive.

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directed by Aurora Fearnley

 

A Peacemaker, who rejects his final mission to save an endangered planet, is believed to be cursed when a solar storm hits his spaceship. - A modern retelling of the story of Jonah in the Belly of the Whale

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directed by Catherine Bonny

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The Agency

directed by Mac Montero

 

Mrs. Hold walks into The Agency to buy a husband. She will find the system of rules her generation worked so hard to build is crumbling down to give way to the young and new generation of females, who have very radical ideas.

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directed by Alexander Hoggard

 

Jen is a young woman caught in the circular trappings of a comfortable valley town. As she struggles with a fraying relationship, an ominous presence begins to consume her apartment complex. Dark eyes watch her, but she doesn't know who it is. Or what. Are her suspicions true, or is she as crazy as everyone says she is? In the valley you can scream, but no one's listening.

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directed by Heather Perluzzo

 

The Gemini are a genderless alien species who have discovered they’ll become extinct if they don’t find a way to reproduce. G944 arrives to the Galactic Sun Facility unaware of the risks, but her desperation to understand what it is to feel like a woman leads her down a dangerous path.

 

Macabre Thrills (Horror)

Friday, October 5th at 9:30PM

 
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Night Terrors

directed by Merinda Staubli

 

Nine year-old Casey is too frightened to sleep because of her not so imaginary monsters.

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Good Morning

directed by Elaine Mongeon

 

A young woman and her father adapt to terrifying changes they never expected.

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directed by Stellan Kendrick

 

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

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directed by Liz Tabish

 

Set in a medieval village, Cecilia follows the story of a young woman wrongly accused of witchcraft. Cecilia's psychic visions set the tone of the thrilling and bizarre experience of a classic mind expanding and occult thriller.

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directed by Brooklyn Hudson

 

A homeowner gets more than she bargains for when she lets a child with a skinned knee into her home to wait for his family to pick him up.

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directed by Lou and Dave Elsey

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directed by Ariel Hansen

 

After receiving a pair of tickets in the mail, Andie and Josephine visit a mysterious new club, only to find things are a little unusual...

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Light as a Feather

directed by Lisa J Dooley

 

 Zoe and Devin are scared sleepless after a ghost story is told at an all girl sleepover. Are the Jessup Girls real, or have their imaginations run wild?

 

Drawn to Horror (Animation)

Sunday, October 7th at 2:30PM

 
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Shadow

directed by Lei Lei

 

An exploration of the effects of trauma and the long shadow it casts.

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Tone Death

directed by Sinead Stoddart

 

Christopher Price is a brilliant pianist who has many fans, except during his latest concert when he loses the control of his left hand (who prefers to be known as Vincent Lee). Vincent wants the fame and glory for himself and will do whatever is necessary to steal the limelight, even if it means separating himself from the dead weight.

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Madder Isle

directed by Laura Spark

 

In a poisoned sea, on a forsaken rock, a holy sect seek to bring about a new era, but Morgan discovers their intentions are not wholly pure, and there's more to the Island than rocks and mud…

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Count Your Curses

directed by Lorène Yavo

 

In a town where supernatural beings are part of everyday life, two roommates face a recurring problem: their house spirit was devoured by an unknown creature overnight. They go on their way to find a replacement spirit and a solution to their pest problem.

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Dissection

directed by Aleksandra Drewniak

 

People are scared or fascinated with human dead cropse. But how do they actually react? What does the person feel left alone with a dead body...

 

Experimental Horror

Friday, October 5th at 11:00AM

 
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Quiver

directed by Shayna Connelly

 

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?

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Evil or Ill

directed by Kayla Duffney

 

The analysis of one woman's mental state in which she drowned all five of her children in a bathtub. In this experimental narrative, we take a closer look into the mind by exploring what made her commit these heinous crimes. Was she an evil mother or an ill person? 

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Red Tale

directed by Natacha Thomas

 

RED TALE is a dark fairy tale which combines RED RIDING HOOD and BLUEBEARD in a dangerous tango of lights.

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Mother Rabbit

directed by Emma Skoog

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The Other

directed by Paula Zavalia

 

The torment of a man facing his deepest demons.

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directed by Hyun Lee

 

Chan is a Chinese factory worker who lives alone. Every night, she suffers from horrific nightmares involving the woman in the apartment next door, a Japanese office lady. 

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directed by Ivana Noa

 

Hans is just starting to discover the world. Gretel is a teen, feeling rage to everything. The mother is as she always has been. The father is too weak to change. Everybody is in love with the Witch searching for their "virtual I" & trigger for transformation. 
 

 

Laugh Until You Die (Horror Comedy)

Friday, October 5th at 12:30PM

 
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directed by Shelagh Rowan-Legg

 

When two women rebels are involved in a skirmish, they have more to argue about than the enemy.

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A Clarissa Jacobson production

directed by J. M. Logan

 

Two burnt out high school Lunch Ladies do whatever it bloody takes on their quest to become Johnny Depp's personal chefs.

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Murder for Dummies

directed by Diona Oku

 

Barbie and Lydia are high school cheerleaders. Barbie and Lydia are best friends. Barbie also has a boyfriend who's a total dick. Lydia's tired of the aforementioned total dick boyfriend and Barbie's refusal to dump him. When Barbie comes to Lydia ready to dump him in a fatal way, Lydia needs to be convinced that it's not like the other times when Barbie forgives him and goes back to him like a total idiot. Barbie has to convince Lydia that she's totally serious and ready to kill Drew, the douchebag boyfriend, for good.

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directed by Melanie Killingsworth

 

As a virus spreads through Melbourne in summer of 2021, a group of friends follow their pre-determined emergency plan and flee the city. But the plan relied on technology, and they discover technology may not be as helpful as they had hoped.

Will the machines side with the humans . . . or zombies?

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Keloid

directed by Brendan Pollecutt

 

Libby donates a kidney to her fiancee, Dom. After he breaks off the engagement, she goes on a mission to get it back.

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directed by Laurel Vail

 

Three women going to a three day metal festival in the desert find something disturbing in the freezer of their isolated vacation rental.

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Z-Stuy

directed by Devan Gallagher

 

A young woman faces a new threat in her Brooklyn neighborhood. She and her friends try to make it home alive, but all isn't as it seems, and the threat looms closer to home than she initially realized.

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Bitten

directed by Sarah Reimers

 

A dog is bitten by a werewolf and has a night of adventure.

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There's One Inside the House

directed by D.M. Cunningham

 

Southern Discomfort (Regional)

Sunday, October 7th at 1:00PM

 
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directed by Nicole Lehrman

 

Sarah, newly pregnant, is left home alone after her beloved Ash leaves the country to visit family. Before long, dread and paranoia creep up on Sarah as she awaits a call from Ash, and something insidious begins to follow her body and mind. 

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directed by Melissa Kunnap

 

Pilar and Forest host an annual dinner party and have invited a new guest, their eager IT intern Will, who thinks he's climbing the social ladder. What was supposed to be a fun evening of champagne and networking turns into a nightmare.

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Inside the House

directed by Dycee Wildman and Jennifer Bonior

 

It's best to keep your eyes open when you're home alone. 

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Psychoacoustics

directed by Michelle Iannantuono

 

A young woman with misophonia starts having strange side effects after undergoing a clinical trial.

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Little

directed by Brittany Brock

 

An unexpected meeting turns dangerous as two children navigate through their developing town.

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Revisit

directed by Jennifer Trudrung

 

A lost woman revisits the sins of her past in her family's vacant home.

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Teaser

directed by Dayna Noffke

 

Death is a dance.

 

Fresh Blood (Student)

Sunday, October 7th at 5:00PM

 
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Hike

directed by Anchitta Noowong

 

Abigal and Hailey's hike in the pacific north west takes unexpected turn when Abigal hears someone call her name.

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The Last Seance

directed by Laura Kulik

 

Over the course of one terrifying seance, two sisters must defeat an evil demon.

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Inked

directed by Kyra Gardner

 

Lilly and Cece are life-long best friends. However when matching tattoos and some mysterious ink jeopardize their friendship they have to face the good, bad, and the undead to save themselves.

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Instinct

directed by Maria Alice Arida

 

A psychosexual thriller about Isabelle, a lonely gallery owner who meets a dangerously seductive performance artist and discovers they have more in common than expected. Will Isabelle allow herself to let Camila in without giving in to her true nature?

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The Stare

directed by Louisa Weichmann

 

A young woman catches the last train home only to encounter an unnerving homeless man staring at her unflinchingly from the far end of the carriage. As the train becomes emptier and emptier, she realizes that the unchanged man might in fact be deceased. Forced to confront her silent tormentor she embarks on a surreal discovery of her inner psyche and sanity in order to overcome her darkest fear.

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I Am Not a Monster

directed by Grace Quilligan

 

Ambrose Mordrake, born with a violent, mind controlling deformed growth on the back of his head, unexpectedly returns home for his brother’s engagement dinner. 

With the increasing tension between the family and the growth's voice becoming more aggressive, Ambrose’s paranoia and delusions begin to take over. In order to fit in with his family's image, Ambrose must battle his inner and outer demons in a bloody and tragic fight for control of his mind.