Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Best of Series 2017-2018 Winners!

Congratulations to the Best of Series winners for the 2017-2018 edition of The Magic of Horror contests!

Best Feature Film
Lost in Apocalypse by Sky Wang

 Best Short Film
 "Doris" by Hayder Hasen

Best Feature Screenplay   
The Killer John Bidwell by Travis Lemke

Best Short Screenplay 
Abandon All Hope by Maximilian Federman and Ian Sutherland


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Round 6 Feature Film Winner - Lost in Apocalypse

Lost in Apocalypse by Sky Wang 

This terrific film also won the spotlight award for Music Score, so congratulations to the composer Jason Gertel!

Trailer on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/skywang/liatlr1 

Monday, August 13, 2018

July Trailer of the Month

The Goat of Mendes by Mauro Loverre

See the teaser on Vimeo.

The Goat of Mendes is a thriller-horror movie that mentions the diabolic Baphomet in its title, a goat-headed figure on a devil’s body, features referring to the good and evil dualism. In view of a possible international distribution, the movie will be shot in English with Italian-American emerging actors, and dubbed into Italian too.
A bunch of guys decides to spend a night in Leri Cavour to celebrate the bachelor party of Andrew in a different way. Leri is a completely uninhabited village in Piedmont (in the North-West of Italy), abandoned years earlier because of the construction of a nuclear power plant too close to the village. The guys will discover at their own expense that a community of devil worshipers has been living in the village.
The Goat of Mendes is inspired by true events.
The feature film is directed by Mauro Loverre, Turin actor and director with more than 18 years of activity and a portfolio which boasts more than a dozen of cinematographic and theatrical productions, and this is his debut film. Mauro Loverre is known for Musicomancy (2017) a thriller short film, winner of five awards, including Best Suspense Short Film, Best Lead Actress and Best Editing in various international film festivals.
The movie is produced by LDP Entertainment, who produced La Stanza del Sorriso (2018) by Enzo Dino, winner of the 19 convention AIOM, a drama with Caterina Vertova, a famous Italian actress.
Federico Torres, who boasts an outstanding portfolio, will be in charge of the cinematography. Starting from the acclaimed When we talk about KGB by Maxì Dejoie (L.A.C nomination for best picture) to the Italian-French movie Madeleine by Mario Garofalo and Lorenzo Ceva Valla, through a series of collaborations in the advertising with the Armando Testa agency. The Goat of Mendes will be shot in 8K digital negative, with a state-of-the-art Red Weapon.
The film score will be composed by the DJ and composer Andrea Dentico, known for the soundtrack of the horror feature film Karma - L’espiazione by Alessandro Antonaci and Stefano MandalĂ  and La Stanza del Sorriso by Enzo Dino.
Most part of the movie will be shot in Leri Cavour, whereas other scenes will be filmed in the center of Turin, in Diano Marina (in the Italian Riviera) and in Slovenia.
The feature length will be approximately 85-90 minutes.

We're looking for any production or co-production interested in the realization of our project.


Monday, July 30, 2018


Our TRAILER OF THE MONTH deadline is July 31st!

Learn more about it by visiting us on Film Freeway!

Sunday, July 29, 2018


This is your very last chance to submit your feature or short horror film into this season of our Bi-Monthly Horror Film Contest!


At the end of this final round we will pick the best over-all films in the Short and Feature categories. The winning films from each of the six rounds will go on to compete as finalists in the Best of Series contest that will be announcing the winners in August 2018.

Learn all about the contest and submit here:

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Last Call for Horror Film Contest Submissions!

Submissions are about to close for Round 6!  Deadline is July 31st!

This is the last contest of the season before the winners of each round compete for the Best of Series Award in August!

Each round we pick the best over-all films in the Short and Feature categories. The winning short film and feature film of each month will go on to compete in the Best of Series Awards that will be judged in August 2018.

But we're not called "The Magic of Horror" for nothing! We recognize that it takes a lot of different elements to make a great horror film, so every round a winner will be chosen among all the submitted films (regardless of length) for the Spotlight Category award!

Spotlight Category winners will be selected only on the merit of the featured category each round, so any film that is strong in that aspect is a contender! (In other words, any of the Round Winners won't necessarily also be the Spotlight Category Winner.)

We do this because we know that film is a collaborative medium and every production team has its strengths and weaknesses. If a film does a fantastic job in one department while not-so-great in others, we feel that it should be recognized for what makes it really stands out.

The Spotlight Category for June/July is:

Learn more by visiting us on Film Freeway!