Season 10   |   October 29-31, 2015

   



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'Til Death
 
Directed by Jason Tostevin
Produced by Christy Tostevin
Four unhappy husbands wake up to a gruesome surprise the morning after killing each other's wives.
Horror, 20 mins, Ohio, USA



 
0 Feet Away
 
Directed by Frank Clark
Produced by Frank Clark, Nyree Knox
Looking for a good time, Chase stays home one night searching for a hook-up, using one of the many apps on his phone. What starts off as a flirty conversation with Stealth, ends up getting creepier, until there's not much more than zero feet between them.
Horror, XX mins, California, USA



 
14 DAYS
 
Directed by Joseph Villapaz
Produced by Joseph Villapaz
A diverse cast of characters deals with life changing issues in a variety of stories tied together by the location they all pass through.
Science Fiction, 54 mins, New Jersey, USA




A Likeness In Stone
  
Directed by Kevin McGuiness
Produced by Kevin McGuiness
John Kable, a wealthy socialite returns home to his family estate to discover it has been burned to the ground. In the ashes he discovers the death mask of his deceased fiancé, Helen, who passed away mysteriously a few weeks earlier. John believes that his brother Al is responsible for the arson, and that he has also played a role in the Helen’s death. Scouring the city to find his brother, John encounters a troupe of bizarre and roguish characters along the way including Lucky, an eccentric barfly; Vincent, a retired mob boss and Celeste, a struggling actress. When John and Al finally cross paths, the two collide in a monumental battle that will result in revelations and murder.
Thriller, 55 mins, USA



 
A Way Out
 
Directed by Jason Tostevin
Produced by Jason Tostevin
When aging gangster Vick risks it all to quit the life, he discovers his young protege has been keeping a secret of his own -- one that plunges them both into a deadly cat and mouse game over the course of one car ride.
Dark Drama, 14 mins, Ohio, USA



 
Al Emarah
  
Directed by Mouayed Zabtia
Produced by Mouayed Zabtia
Emirate.
Horror, 33 mins, Berlin, Germany




Alastair Tembylton
 
Directed by Samuel Horton
Produced by Samuel Horton, Elijah Schnitzler, Michael Horton, Sheila Horton
A downtrodden young man gives in to his darkest temptations and commits sexual assault. Returning to society, he finds that he is a despised outcast that cannot be saved, lest he confronts the reason that turned his life to darkness.
Dark Drama, 16 mins, Alaska, USA



 
Awaiting Lazarus
 
Directed by Orok Duke
Produced by Marta Henqiquez, Domenico Della Vallo
A secret society with a keen interest in the occult gathers for one of its regular ceremonies. It's members are tricked into performing a forbidden ritual and unleash a dangerous spirit in the house. Each member struggles to survive the night, and unravel the traitor amongst them.
Horror, 23 mins, London, United Kingdom



 
Awakenings
 
Directed by Bhargav Saikia
Produced by Bhargav Saikia
The line between dreams and reality is blurred when a young woman in charge of two children is haunted by mysterious entities.
Horror, 14 mins, India



 
Bachelor Games
  
Directed by Edward McGown
Produced by Georgina Edwards
A group of friends on a stag weekend in the mountains of Argentina are picked off by a dark force called "The Hunter", but all is not what it seems.
Dark Drama, 87 mins, Argentina



 
Bad Guy #2
 
Directed by Chris McInroy
Produced by Ben Steinbauer, Veronica Leon
One bad guy discovers that moving up in a crime ring has its downsides. Just as his new career starts, it might already be coming to an end. He'll either have to set an example or become one. This 'goredy' follows the bad guy who just got promoted to the dead end job of bad guy #2.
Horror, 10 mins, Texas, USA




BINGE
  
Directed by Wesley Mellott
Produced by Wesley Mellott, Andrew Glessner, Paul Bauman, Susan Chang
Thinking Art Entertainment & Oneiric Studios present BINGE, a psychological thriller about an alcoholic and his mental struggle with sobriety. When his relationships deteriorate due to his alcoholism, Max makes the conscious decision to go sober. In his newfound sobriety, Max uncovers a deeply buried past that haunts his dreams, which starts to creep into his reality. Will Max conquer his temptations or will he let his inner demons get the best of him?
Thriller, 110 mins, USA



 
Black
Directed by Rory Pierce
Produced by Rory Pierce
Short psychological thriller in which a female victim is kidnapped and killed for no apparent reason.
Thriller, 15 mins, Arizona, USA



 
Caprice
 
Directed by VT Lithyouvong
Produced by VT Lithyouvong, Jay Agbuya
The story follows a young girl, Lisa (Rachelle Henry), who just moved into town. While walking home from school, she encounters three girls, the school bullies who harasses her. Lisa is saved by Amy (Heidi Bove) and Julie (Isabelle Bushue). Finally making new friends, she was invited over to Amy's house. As the night moves along, the bullies continue to harass Lisa at Amy's house. Lisa then realize she had to diffuse this situation, in any way she can...the past she left behind, never really left.
Thriller, 20 mins, USA



 
Cut! (¡Corte!)
Directed by Lorena Piazza
Produced by Leonardo Tlacuilo
A theatre director, used to be in control, loses it when his actors, possessed by their characters, rebels against him. This will make him question himself what's reality and what's fiction.
Thriller, 17 mins, Mexico




Darker
Directed by Alex Torres
Produced by Alex Torres
When a young man identifies someone in a crime, the perpetrators' mysterious guardian begins terrorizing him. The good Samaritan ultimately realizes the stranger's revenge is even more sinister than he had imagined.
Horror, 9 mins, New York, USA




Devil Makes Work
  
Directed by Guy Soulsby
Produced by Pete Ryan
The devil's twisted view of humanity.
Horror, 8 mins, London, United Kingdom




Don't Speak
  
Directed by Amadeu Artasona
Produced by Francesc Prat, Amadeu Artasona, Luis Galán, Joan Navarro
A group of friends are having a party on a boat. In the distance, a small town watches them in silence. Suddenly, one of them is seriously injured and the group approach the village for help. No one attends, the few inhabitants they find order them to be quiet and disappear into the darkness. The group split for help and strange and terrifying things start to happen, some of them are killed in terrible circumstances. Those who still live, increasingly terrified, discover the reason for all these murders. If they want to leave the village alive and the house where they are locked, they will have to survive in absolute silence.
Horror, 82 mins, California, USA



 
Enough to be Dangerous
  
Directed by Alby Ravenswood
Produced by Sam Vanivray
A young private detective with a strange drug habit has one day to solve a murder case involving surgical robots, his client's innocence on the line.
Thriller, 35 mins, Massachusetts, USA



 
Entity
  
Directed by Michael Yurinko
Produced by Brian Jaynes, Niko Foster, Jena Waldron, Michael Yurinko, Holt Boggs
A man deals with the personal tragedy of his family's death by living at the vacation cabin that they last stayed at. He soon discovers he's not alone.
Dark Drama, 108 mins, USA



 
EXpatZ
  
Directed by Jimmie Wing
Produced by Chia-Lin Yeh
White trash go crazy in Asia!
Horror, 27 mins, Dansuei, Taiwan




Heartless
   
Directed by Christopher Abaya, Angelo Reyes
Produced by Angelo Reyes
Heartless is a gritty Crime/Thriller hybrid film based on the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" published in 1843 by Edgar Allan Poe. The film follows Ray Chandler, who suffers from PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder). After his service in the Military, Ray adapts to the civilian world by becoming a special agent working undercover for Captain Sonny Prince and Deputy Director Artis Miller to take down the leader of the crew, Boss Ira Levin.
Thriller, 20 mins, Virginia, USA



 
Honky Holocaust
  
Directed by Paul M. McAlarney
Produced by Paul M. McAlarney, Nick Norrman, Thomas Delcarpio, Alex E. Edwards, Krisoula Varoudakis, Lucas Fleming
In 1969, Charles Manson took it upon himself to commandeer the most sinister conflict since the Holocaust, when he framed the entire African-American population of Los Angeles for the murder of Sharon Tate and ignited a widespread Race War. The coward that all evil men are, he then retreated to an underground bunker with his cult following with strict instructions for nobody to leave until the bloodshed on the Earth's surface had ended. Though Manson himself did not live to see the light of day again, his daughter and his twisted Manson Family did, and they returned to the surface thirty-five years after Helter Skelter began.
Horror, 116 mins, Massachusetts, USA



 
Hyena's Blood

Directed by Nicolas Caicoya
Produced by Nicolas Caicoya, Barbara Manfredini, Vincelee Rivera
We are in 1973. A corrupt cop helps the new born DEA to burn down the poppy fields in Mexico.
Thriller, 29 mins, Barcelona, Spain



 
I Am Alone
  
Directed by Robert A. Palmer
Produced by Robert A. Palmer, Michael A. Weiss
While shooting his tv show, "I Am Alone", Jacob Fitts documents his transformation into the undead, caused by a viral outbreak.
Horror, 90 mins, California, USA




Inherent
Directed by Siyi Chen
Produced by Weiyi Liu
When an ex-convict returns home, he attempts to control his family, shaping them the way he sees fit, but his suspicions of his wife, as well as, his abrasive ways show that the person that needs to be controlled is him.
Dark Drama, 23 mins, Hubei, China




Inner Demons
Directed by Eric Lauck
Produced by Eric Lauck
This film is a commentary of suicide from a different angle. Like the movie declares, we all struggle with our own inner demons. This film is a manifestation of that, esoteric symbolism is a reoccurring theme in this film.
Horror, 10 mins, Illinois, USA



 
Killer Rack
   
Directed by Gregory Lamberson
Produced by Gregory Lamberson, Paul McGinnis, Rod Durick
Screwball horror comedy about a woman (Jessica Zwolak) suffering from low esteem who gets breast enhancement surgery from Dr. Cate Thulu (Debbie Rochon). Her new assets turn out to be man-eating monsters, and only she can stop them. Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Thurber are in the cast, and Brooke Lewis is the Voice of the Boobs. Directed by author Gregory Lamberson, creator of the cult classic, SLIME CITY. Our trailer received over 20,000 views its first week on YouTube, and our press coverage includes such sites as Moviepilot and i09.
Horror, 98 mins, New York, USA



 
Kitchen Brigade (Brigade de Cuisine)
 
Directed by Javier Arcelus Cano
Produced by Mariana López Rubio
A housewife is set upon preparing a delicious meal of stuffed chicken. But the main difficulties of the dish go way beyond finding the perfect seasoning: to achieve her goal, she will have to capture the main ingredients of the recipe.
Drama, 3 mins, Toluca, Mexico



 
La méduse rouge
  
Directed by Michael Wellenreiter
Produced by Michael Wellenreiter
Reclusive young billionaire, Carl Jorstad, returns from his annual survivalist vacation in order to bid for the rare jellyfish called 'La méduse rouge', known as a harbinger of the end of the world. But Carl's hardball negotiations prove costlier than he'd foreseen, attracting a masochistic brotherhood of ultra-rich business magnates who desire La méduse rouge for their decadent dinner party. Stripped of his influence, Carl embarks on a bloody revenge quest to destroy the object of their desires, even as the unknowable cosmic power of La méduse rouge reduces the world's population to anarchy.
Science Fiction, 101 mins, Pennsylvania, USA



 
Living Hell
 
Directed by Peter O'Brien
Produced by Peter O'Brien
Opening sequence to much larger story about five killers who seek shelter in a secluded farmhouse during a very dangerous storm. As their personalities begin to clash they discover each other's deadly secrets.
Horror, 4 mins, Nebraska, USA




Magnetic
  
Directed by Sophia Cacciola, Michael J. Epstein
Produced by Sophia Cacciola, Michael J. Epstein
In 7 days, Earth will have its atmosphere ripped away by a powerful coronal mass ejection. Everything we know will become nothing. Maybe it already has. After failing in NYC, Alice grabs her mixtapes, returns to her desolate, rural hometown, and finds a job calling people to inform them that their children have died. It strikes her as a little unusual that the office is hundreds of feet underground in a former bunker under a sheep farm, but ennui has drained all of emotional response. She has the sense that she's being watched. Something about the cassette with the PLAY ME label isn't quite right. She could never imagine how essential she is to the preservation of life on Earth.
Horror, XX mins, California, USA



 
Mario & Netta Show
Directed by Daniele Lince
Produced by Daniele Lince, Roberto Tomeo, Fabio Fossati
Mario and Netta are waiting for their weekly psychiatric visit. Mario is nervous. Today will not be a normal day for Mario and Netta...
Thriller, 11 mins, Italy



 
Mine
Directed by Michael P. Vidler
Produced by Pawan Deol
A middle aged real estate agents obsessive and destructive search for a baby.
Thriller, 29 mins, British Columbia, Canada




Oremus
  
Directed by Jim Higgins
Produced by Jim Higgins, Tony Bumgarner, Aimee Dutton, Frank Mareno
When Michael's wife Sara is possessed by the devil he turns to Father O'Malley, in a desperate attempt to save her soul.
Horror, 13 mins, Ohio, USA



 
Pablito

Directed by Veronica Kegel-Giglio
Produced by Veronica Kegel-Giglio
A woman is taunted by her neighbor to the point of revenge.
Thriller, 3 mins, Pennsylvania, USA



 
PLAYBACK
Directed by Nathan Crooker
Produced by Nathan Crooker, Nick Snow, John Kennedy
PLAYBACK is a three-minute film shot in one take, which makes the suspense it conjures up all the more impressive. A man turns on his TV but can only find static, when suddenly the static cuts out to show security camera footage of a masked killer chasing a scantily-clad woman and brutally gutting her in an apartment hallway. The channel turns itself off, and then he hears a strange noise outside his front door and decides to investigate. As he leaves his apartment, we realize the hallway looks eerily familiar, and it's soon made clear that he was watching footage from inside his own building. PLAYBACK combines a John Carpenter type of slasher film with a Twilight Zone-like twist.
Horror, 4 mins, New York, USA



 
Prelude to Axanar
  
Directed by Christian Gossett
Produced by Alec Peters
Prelude to Axanar is an independent Star Trek project that tells the story of Captain Kirk's hero, Garth of Izar, during the war between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. It is shot as a documentary and is the back story for the forthcoming feature "Axanar".
Science Fiction, 21 mins, California, USA




Redbox Killer
  
Directed by Mark Demise
Produced by Mark Demise, Tim Shultz
While most embrace technology, a chosen few fight against it...To the death! A masked psychopath stalks the streets and kills at the kiosks. Is this the work of a madman? Or is there a motive behind the massacre?
Horror, 60 mins, Pennsylvania, USA



 
Restoration
  
Directed by Ryan Oliver
Produced by Ryan Oliver, Matt Falletta
The ghost of 10 year-old Yvonne LeMay has been tethered to the trunk of a 1950 Fleetline Deluxe for over half a century. Uprooted from a rural setting, the change in car ownership doesn't sit well with her as she is displaced and relocated to a mechanic's clubhouse in the city. Ultimately frustrated with her new digs, she throws a temper tantrum that proves deadly for the resident gearheads.
Horror, 47 mins, Illinois, USA




Road Kill
Directed by Warren Williams
Produced by Jamie Klein
Set in the 1970's, a hit-man returning home from his final contract runs into car trouble and must hitch a ride with a complete stranger. Trouble arises as small clues begin to reveal that this talkative stranger is much more than he appears to be.
Dark Drama, 8 mins, USA



 
RWD
 
Directed by Matt Stuertz
Produced by Matt Stuertz
Kill your past... Rewind your future. Chris Lipscomb and Ricky Nicolas are the stars and cameramen of the "popular" paranormal reality series, "Ghost Goofs". In their final episode, they plan to journey deep into the legendary Brut Woods in search of a malevolent and murderous spirit that has haunted the grounds for the past century. But when they arrive, they find something much worse... themselves.
Horror, 77 mins, Missouri, USA




Sample Return
 
Directed by Chris Remerowski
Produced by Chris Remerowski
In the Sci-Fi comedy short, Sample Return, Moreau and Patrel, jaded freelance astronauts, co-pilots and frenemies, voyage between the stars in search of new, slightly better jobs. While their partnership is strictly platonic, they enjoy passionate repartee. As intergalactic temps, Moreau and Partrel are sick of underpaid, boring labour. From the bridge of their spaceship, Moreau searches an interstellar "Craigslist", but whether it's moisture farming, platinum mining or helium transport, she's unable to convince her grandiose business partner to sign up. As they drift further from the task at hand, they drift closer to disaster in their less-than reliable craft. Putting aside their differences and working together, Moreau and Patrel complete yet another sample return mission. But what kind of sample have they returned with this time?
Science Fiction, 6 mins, Ontario, Canada



    
Slit Mouth Woman in L.A.
  
Directed by Hiro Kay, Kazuya Ogawa, Akira Hirose, Takeshi Sone
Produced by Takeshi Sone
The rumor of 'Slit Mouth Woman' is blasting in L.A.  Every night, Clair has a nightmare about her.  She meets with a professor of urban legends and talks about the phenomenon.  She finds out that the incidents are not just Slit Mouth Woman, but...
Horror, 103 mins, Tokyo, Japan



 
Spiral Labyrinth (Laberinto en Espiral)
  
Directed by Cecilia Pego
Produced by David Gerstein Villanueva
An artist experiences a creative crisis artist that impedes him to paint or communicate with the outside world. His hand transforms into a monstrous being that begins to paint new spaces where he loses and finds himself again in an infinite cycle of labyrinths.
Horror, 27 mins, Mexico City, Mexico




Spirit from the Meadow
Directed by Joant Úbeda
Produced by Abhilash Chandra
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.
Dark Drama, 17 mins, California, USA



 
Territorial Behavior
  
Directed by Peter Bergin
Produced by Peter Bergin, Malcolm Deega
Shot in Ireland, though set entirely in the United states, Territorial Behavior tells the story of Bailey Rhodes - a survival specialist with over ten years of wilderness and outdoors experience - who ventures into a remote area of Montana to shoot a wilderness video, only to come to the malicious attentions of some violent poachers who may be protecting a dark secret. Unfortunately for Rhodes, however, his troubles are only beginning as he quickly realizes he may have something even more malevolent than these crazed hunters to contend with...
Thriller, 81 mins, Dublin, Ireland




The Barber's Cut
Directed by Mark Brocking
Produced by Mark Brocking, Caitlin Moore
Two cut off but living heads wake up in a fridge and manage to escape while trying to avoid a psycho barber.
Horror, 12 mins, England, UK



 
The Car
Directed by Sacha Boxell
Produced by Natasha Poppy Solari
Driving on a dark country road at night in an old Cortina, Karl discovers a man who he has never seen before bound and gagged in the back of his car.
Thriller, 10 mins, United Kingdom



 
The Dead Man's Number
  
Directed by Jackson Hill
Produced by Byron LeBlanc
In Jake's dream Rex, a long dead friend who died a violent death, shows up in a bar. Rex is a wreck but Jake manages to get Rex to write down his phone number. Waking in a cold sweat at three in the morning Jake remembers the dream and writes down the dead man's number. His squeeze Betty dismisses Jake's dream as "spooky hooey nonsense" but an air of foreboding arises as Jake leaves for work. The starting point for this movie was an actual dream of writer/director Jackson Hill where he runs into his long dead friend Rex. This black and white film noir thriller was shot in New Orleans and promises to raise the hair on your arm.
Thriller, 16 mins, USA



 
The Endless Whispers Cycle
  
Directed by Michael Babbitt
Produced by Krista Babbitt
A promising professor of Anthropology receives a very unique gift and faces a choice that will determine the fate of humanity.
Thriller, 38 mins, North Carolina, USA




The Intruder
Directed by Scott J. Simpson
Produced by Patrick McGowan, Scott J. Simpson
He thought he was alone, but he was DEAD wrong!
Horror, 5 mins, Pennsylvania, USA



 
The Peripheral
 
Directed by JT Seaton
Produced by Kris Brown
When a patient, Kenny, shows up at her home unexpectedly, Dr. Joanna Redding attempts to help him overcome his "irrational" phobia of the creatures that he sees in his peripheral vision. Dr. Redding uses Exposure Therapy, forcing Kenny to face his fear. Of course, the creatures that terrify Kenny are very real - and very deadly. It is a horrifying discovery that Dr. Redding uncovers all too late. THE PERIPHERAL stars cult actress Lynn Lowry ("Shivers", "The Crazies", "Cat People") and features old school Stop Motion Creature Effects (in the vein of Ray Harryhausen) by artist Ron Cole.
Horror, 12 mins, USA



 
The Prayer
Directed by Rory Pierce
Produced by Rory Pierce, Ryan Pierson
One man's journey to discover where you go when you're gone.
Dark Drama, 5 mins, Arizona, USA



 
Wet Nurse Trilogy
Directed by Phil Showzen
Produced by Phil Showzen
Baby Hungry.
Horror, 7 mins, USA



 
YO SOY PEDRO
Directed by jordan Inconstant
Produced by jordan Inconstant
In 1977, Mackenzie and Banks, two Americans cops, encounter an alien that has just crashed. The police take him for a film actor and decide to bring him back to the Hollywood studios.
Science Fiction, 11 mins, France