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A list of all the films, screenplays, trailers, artists, and posters that have participated in the Magic of Horror festival from 2016 to the present.

 


A NORMAL LIFE

2023 Honorable Mention Film
Directed by Katy Grossman
 
In order to find a job, a person with disabilities seeks the guidance of an uncompromising speech therapist, but as sessions become more demanding disturbing truths arise.

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A TOWN FULL OF GHOSTS

2022 Trailer Selection
Directed by Isaac Rodriguez

A couple invest in a tourist attraction town. but little do they know the hidden secrets.

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 A WHISPER AT THE DOOR
2023 Best Costumes Winner
Directed by Steve James and Ken Moretti
 
In this 19th Century tale, a Witch of the Woods enchants a forlorn maiden into luring a lonely man right into the Witches grasp, or so she thinks!

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ABANDON ALL HOPE

2018  Best Short Screenplay Winner
Written by Maximilian Federman & Ian Sutherland

A sinister government organization investigates a mysterious, seemingly infinite stairwell after a group of college students unwittingly stumble upon it hidden on campus. Unimaginable evil lurks in the oily dark. 



ABSCESSED

2020 Official Selection Film
Directed by Isaac Rodriguez

A man with a terrible toothache discovers he may be dealing with something else besides cavities.

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ADDIE 

2022 Screenplay Finalist
Written by VIcky Dupuis

A retreat turns deadly for a group of friends who are stalked by an evil presence from their past.



ALHAZRED: SANDS OF MADNESS

2021 Best First 10 Pages Screenplay Winner
Written by Clemente Esparza, II

 

ART BY A.M. EWINGS

2022 Special Interest Presentation

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AS SCARED AS YOU
2023 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Jesse Dorian

A twenty-something male “drifter” antihero, and a young blind woman become caged prisoners at a bed and breakfast in small-town northern California, where the drifter’s violent, malignant actions prior, push a group of malicious locals-- along with their two animalistic, basement-held zombified residents, dressed as a dog and a clown-- to seek vengeance.




ASH AND BONE 
2021 Trailer Selection
Directed by Harley Wallen

A troubled teenager is taken to the peace and quiet of the country side by her father and step mother in an effort to calm down her wild streak. But after she crosses the infamous McKinley family, it becomes clear that sometimes danger lies hidden in the weeds, ready to strike at any moment.

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ATTACK OF THE CAT PEOPLE

2022 Official Selection Film
2019 Audience Choice Film Trailer Winner
Directed by Sarah Stephenson

In 1940, a group of Scientists (Jessica Ham, Peter O’Hanlon, John Gorman, Wayne Bassett, Brad Phillips & Emma Critchell) discovered the remains a of Meteorite floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Little do they know they are not alone? 

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AVULSION

2018 Best Special Effects Winner
Directed by Steve Boyle

A white collar worker visits an escort with an unusual gift to grant his deepest fantasy.

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BA’AL OUT

2022 Official Selection Film
Directed by Derek Silver

 Recently unemployed and frustrated with where his life is headed, a debt burdened millennial’s future is at a crossroad. On his search for truth he finds himself on the spiritual battleground with an ancient archon.

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BELFAST 1912 

2021 Best Set Design Winner
Directed by Dominic O'Neill

Six unlikely souls gather for a seance in Edwardian Belfast. When a dark secret is revealed, their reality begins to unravel in this unsettling short horror film.

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  BENNY B

2020 Movie Poster Finalist
Submitted by Michael Hogan

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BLACK CAT

2018  Trailer Selection
Directed by William Allum

Two friends investigate a local myth that a panther roams the south England countryside... but not everything is as it seems, and sometimes the truth is worse than the legend.


 

BLOOD’S CHILD

2016  Feature Screenplay Winner
Written by Steven Bogart 

Blood's Child is a horror drama about a teenage girl on a quest to find the truth about the mother she thought died during childbirth.



BLOOD AND WATER III
2023 Movie Poster Finalist



BOARHOG

2022 Trailer Selection
Directed by Craig Quinn

After a party is cancelled a group of friends become locked in a city attraction with a macabre figure who is intent on revenge over their community who they will forever remember as ''The Boarhog''

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BOUND

2021 Music Video Finalist
Directed by Nath Milburn

Thematically, “Bound” explores the uncertainty of luck and life and never truly knowing how it can, will, and can still shake out.

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CADUCEA 

2018 Official Selection Film
Directed by Christophe Mavroudis

Tom hides not only a deformed face behind his flamboyant Commedia dell'arte masks, but also a dark secret that won't be divulged until decades later.

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CAMEO

2022 Best Actress Winner
Directed by Ryan G. Kelly

A graduate student questions her reality after she receives a mysterious necklace. 

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CAN YOU BREATHE?

2021 Movie Poster Selection
Submitted by James C. Newman 



CAPTURE

2017 August Trailer of the Month
Directed by Huidi Sun

A writer moves with his family into a creepy house in order to get inspiration for his new horror novel. The previous host of the house was an artist who had no friends or family. After his death, his spirit exist in his painting that are still hanging on the walls and capture into his paintings all the new residents. On a dark night, writer's daughter gone missing. The writer follows some drop paints to the dark basement. He discovers his daughter on a painting. Suddenly, the ghost shows up and wants to capture the writer.


 

CARDINAL

2019 Audience Choice Film Winner
Directed by Todd Densmore

Haunted by visions of his recently deceased mother, Peter believes that she is sending him a message from beyond the grave, awakening violent urges within him. 

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CEMETERY TALES: A TALE OF TWO SISTERS

2020 Best Set Design Winner
Directed by Chris Roe  

Set in 1949, a Hollywood star mourns the loss of her beloved sister on the one year anniversary of her death. When the truth of her murder is revealed, a surprise visitor returns. Time is running out. Will justice be served? Tick tock tick tock...  

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CERNUNNOS

2019 Best Cinematography & Best Music Winner
Directed by Winston Stemler

A violinist's devouring insecurity of her musical greatness ravages her body and soul as she begrudgingly calls to the Horned God that behooves her.  

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CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR

2018 Best Costume Design Winner
Directed by David Maire

When a doting woman and her indifferent son arrive seeking a tasting and tour of the winery, Nicolas sees an opportunity to help care for his mother, as well as prove his worth to his choleric father. However, his wayward plan quickly takes a turn for the worse, and his missteps puts his family’s secretive murderous ways in peril of being unearthed.

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CHILDISH WENDIGO  

2020 Screenplay Logline Finalist

Written by ShinTa Yang

An Indian severe patient of Wendigo psychosis, cooks his wife and feeds his son with her flesh without telling him, which makes him a patient later. His plan to eat his son after his growing up also makes Anno afraid of maturity and develop Peter Pan syndrome. 


 

 

CHIMERA STRAIN 

2018 Official Selection Film
Directed by Maurice M. Haeems

A brilliant but disturbed scientist decides to freeze his children alive, while he races against time to cure their deadly genetic disease by unlocking the secret of immortality encoded within the DNA of the Turritopsis jellyfish.

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 CLAYTON
2023 Official Selection Film
Directed by Vincent Charles Vilardi

 A mentally deranged hunter unleashes terror on a young couple walking through a snowy wooded trail as they are headed to a friends party.

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CLOSED

2022 Official Selection Film

Directed by Kalene Chase & Jared Estrada
 
 Jackie is closing up at the coffee shop, looking forward to a night out with friends. Before her night comes to a close, an ominous being has different plans for the young barista.

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CLOSURE

2020 Best Special Effects Winner

Directed by Alex Cassun

In the hospital following a violent raid on his compound, a serial killer is interrogated by the US Marshal who nearly took his life.

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CONTRIBUTING TO THE DELINQUENCY OF A VAMPIRE 

2020 Screenplay First 10 Pages Finalist
Written by Michael Hogan 

A millennial (in vampire years) vampire in Romania is given an ultimatum by his aging mother to either replenish their dying breed by impregnating the last virgin vampire…or lose his head. There is a reason why the last young female vampire is still a virgin making both options equally unpleasant. So, with the assistance of his familiar, Bartholomew sneaks out of the family castle and heads for Hollywood; the source of his beloved “talkies”. 

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CORPSE POSE

2018 Best Set Design Winner

Directed by Sarah Misch

Avril moves into a new apartment, hoping to start over after a traumatic event. But, can she really escape her past?

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CRUEL IS THE NIGHT

2018 Official Selection Film

Directed by Alan Deprez
 
During a dark night, AETNA's activists are on their way for a risky mission : killing a shady well-known figure. 
 
The target ? The unreliable politician Hein Stavros. But when they reach his opulent-looking villa, they end up in a real "pleasure party"...

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DANGEROUS PEOPLE

2019 Non-Competition Film Trailer 

Directed by Garo Nigoghossian

 Dangerous People takes place in the early 1970's and is about two murders who pick up a girl in a bar and then take her back to their apartment. A moment of brutal violence occurs which leads to a series of mind games to see who lives and who dies. Dangerous People is psychedelic trip that is equal parts crazy, scary, sexy, funny, sick and tragic.

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DANS LE BAYOU

2021 Screenplay Logline Finalist

Written by Myah Hall

A sensitive young woman, who takes a trip to visit her sick grandmother with herfriends, stumbles into a magical battle to seal adeadly, supernatural creature before it's too late.



DARK MATTER 

2020 Screenplay Logline Finalist
by Vincenzo Pandolfi 

 
When his best friend commits suicide, Richard, an angry young man, becomes obsessed with the memory of Charlie, the mysterious, silent boy he bullied at school with his group of hooligans.

 


DDD

2021 Best Music Video Winner

Directed by Eric Unusual

DDD tells the story of one man seeking redemption, but unable and unwilling to change his ways.

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DEAD LOVE: REVENGE OF THE LESBIAN STRIPPER ZOMBIES 

2020 Screenplay First 10 Pages Finalist
Written by Logan Fry 

Two Akron strippers discover they’re in love; but the boss at the strip club where they work likes to get a little snatch on the side. When Tara, one of the strippers, refuses, the boss cuts her head clean off. Tara’s friend, Joy, walks in, so the boss has to kill her, too. Pondering his next move, the boss decides to take the girls to a local farm cemetery. It’s fast, cheap and no questions asked. 
No spoilers here, but as a trick of fate, the girls come back as zombies, bringing the other occupants of the cemetery with them. Not a happy outcome for either the bar owner - or the operator of the farm cemetery.

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DECLINE

2021 Best Actor Winner

Directed by Sam M. Bell

 Ian lives a life full of hate, alone and lost he takes it out on the vulnerable people he sees around him, stalking the seedy streets of Portsmouth, looking for his next kill, never learning from his past, only fueled by it.

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DEDICATION

2021 Official Selection Film

Directed by Selina Sondermann

Trying to escape her past, a young maid seeks supernatural help.

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DEVIL TOWN 

2018 Official Selection Film

Directed by Nick Barrett

Patrick Creedle is one of London's more obnoxious letting agents and a man who's used to getting exactly what he wants - but on this particular day Patrick's world is about to crumble as he crosses paths with a most unusual nemesis - a man that may just save him from the end of the world.... 

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DON’T WAKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

2021 Best Actress Winner
Directed by Matthew Quaid
 
 A woman is woken up by a strange entity.

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DONOR

2019 Official Selection Film
Directed by Donald J. Wren

A man goes in for surgery but something goes wrong and he becomes a donor. But is the patient still alive?

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DORIS

2018 Best Short Film Winner
Directed by Hayder Hasen
 
When single mum Karen and her baby visit their elderly neighbor Doris, Karen soon realizes things are not at all what they seem. Doris has plans for Karen and the baby and enlists a group of elderly cohorts to see her plan through.

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DREIDEL

2022 Short Screenplay Winner
Written by Glenn Lissner

Samuel tells his friends the horrors his grandfather Isaac suffered at a concentration camp during the holocaust and how he took revenge against a sadistic Nazi prison guard named Heinrich.


 

EAZY PREY 

2020 "Give Us Your Worst" Finalist
Directed by Andrew Hass 

Looking to add members to the church of Hemotology, Hemo and his two followers, Destiny and Eyesov, search the city for an easy mark. They think they have found the perfect new member. As they move in for their conquest, happenstance foils their plans.  

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EDGAR ALLAN POE'S THE MURDER HOUSE 

2022  Trailer Selection
Directed by Vincent DiCostanzo

It's as if there's an EVIL in this house.

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EGGS IN THE ATTIC 

2022 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Jason Capirchio

All is usually quiet in the small town of Stratterville WY until a rogue scientist decides to replicate his secret government experiments at home. After an unfortunate accident leads to his creations being unleashed on the town, a cop, his girlfriend and the new kid in town witness the horrors the creatures inflict in their insatiable search for food. With no help on the way, the three team up to fight back before the ravenous creatures can devour everyone in sight.



ETERNAL LIGHT 
2023 Audience Choice Winner
Directed by Nathaniel Henry

 After the tragic loss of their son, Deuntay and Alex are overcome with grief. To combat it, they find an unusual way to get their son back that even they don't fully understand.

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FATHER OF LIES

2019 Non-Competitive Film
Directed by Shiva Rodriguez

A fantasy-horror tale based on Norse mythology. On Odin's orders, Thor, Balder, and Tyr have kidnapped Loki's three monster children and have locked them away to prevent them from fulfilling their destiny. 

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FEAR INCARNATE 
2023 Official Selection Film
Directed by Dylan Coburn

To protect his family, a teenage boy musters incredible courage to confront his greatest fear, manifested in physical form before him as a terrifying spirit known only as - The Beast.

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FERAL CRAVINGS 
2023 Official Selection Film
Directed by Pete Jacelone


A coming of age tale of unexpected friendship and lycanthopy.

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FIREBRAND 
2023 Best Actor Winner
Directed by Rhett Bradbury


Following a bitter argument with his abusive girlfriend, blue-collar gearhead, Theo (Jeremy Dash), embarks on a journey towards self harm – resulting in a dire confrontation with his inner demon.

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FIVE COURSE MEAL

2019 Official Selection Film
Directed by James Cadden

Mark and Jenny agree to take part in a mysterious experiment for money. Things get exceptionally messy. 

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FLEECED 
2023 Best Virginia Film Winner
Directed by Samuel Van Fossen

 A former child star, haunted by his past, becomes a serial killer. 

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FOR SALE 
2023 Best Film Winner
Directed by Christopher Schrack

 A shady salesman is tasked with selling a haunted house.

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FREE RANGE

2022 Official Selection Film
Directed by  Lindsei Barros

A woman visiting a town to look at a house that is up for sale learns a lot more about the place and its people than she thought she would.



FULL MOON

2019 Official Selection Film
Directed by Kenny Brossoie

A quick-witted high schooler must fend for her life when the curse of a Full Moon brings out the primal nature of those closest to her. 

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FURY 

 2021 Movie Poster Selection

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GARDEN OF DELIGHT 
2023 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Paul Grammatico

 A man takes revenge on the people from his past by saving the life of a professional killer who becomes indebted to him.

 


GHOLU

2021 Music Video Finalist
Directed by Leo Nicholson

A day in the life of a complicated cannibal.

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GOOD MAN: HONOUR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER

2020 Official Selection Film
Directed by Daniele Zinelli 

A Priest will face the hard choice whether to save his soul or reliability. What on earth will he do? 

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GOOD TIMES / BAD TIMES 
2023 Official Selection Film
Directed by Laura Medeiros

 A sweet pixie dream girl decorates her living room wall with pictures of the best moments of her life…but what is that strange muffled noise coming from the inside of her closet?

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GREED & GORE 
2023 Best Special Effects Winner
Directed by Adam Kirkey

 After a bank robbery doesn’t go exactly as planned, a crew of five pick a last minute safehouse to lay low with their take and a hostage. But the safehouse isn’t so safe… 

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GRIME SCENE Z.11

2021 Best Actor Winner
Directed by Woody Graham Watts

Someone has to cleanup after a zombie apocalypse. Meet Gary Dale, Senior Technician in the Zombie Department.  

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GONE, FISHING

2022  Audience Choice Film Winner
Directed by Justin Moriarty

 An outdoorsman is spending a relaxing day at an isolated fishing hole. However, after losing a promising bite on his line and taking a moment to enjoy his lunch, the fisherman is pulled into a horrifying fight for his life with an unseen predator in the water that has turned the tables on him.

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GRIMOIRE: BOX OF TRIANGLES

2021 Official Selection Film
Directed by Sultan AlKazmi

After the tragic loss of their only child, Susan and Tucker's marital problems become the least of their worries when a long-dead family secret comes back to life.

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GUEST HOUSE

2019 Official Selection Film
Directed by Dave Thorpe

While on a weekend away in a guest house, a couple play a game that has supernatural consequences.  

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GUISE

2022 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Paul Grammatico

 A tabloid journalist meets up with a shadowy figure whose tale of street walker turned starlet ends with terrifying results.



GUNGFLY

2021 Movie Poster Selection
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HERE COMES EDDIE

2019 Best Film, Best Actress, & Best Director Winner
Directed by Christopher Schrack 

Through a late night encounter with an odd Craigslist ad, a woman is introduced to Eddie. And Eddie likes to play with knives.

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HIDE OR SEEK

2021 Best Special Effects Winner
Directed by Brian Newell

Andrew introduces his boyfriend to his childhood friends by playing a nostalgic - and terrifying - game of Hide and Seek. The game turns deadly when he discovers someone from his past hiding in the shadows, out for violent revenge.

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HOLD YOUR BREATH

2021 Official Selection Film
Directed by Jeremy Shipp

During a deadly home invasion, a terrified woman discovers she has an unexpected power. 

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HOLLER

2022 Screenplay Finalist
Written by James R Snyder

 When a group of environmental scientists takes a journey through a national forest to survey for protected wildlife, they find themselves fighting for their lives when they get caught in a series of traps. They'll have to be smart and think quick to escape in time because off in the holler, they can hear something big coming their way...



HORROR KID 
2021 Best Short Screenplay Winner
Written by Billy McAfee

A bullied farm boy must conjure up a monster to take revenge against his real life enemy.



HOUSE IN HAUNTED WOODS

2020 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Drew Henriksen

A young couple buys an abandoned house as an investment, with plans to live by their agoraphobic uncle. After the purchase, the house seems to improve on its own. As people begin to disappear in the woods surrounding it, the ghosts make their presence known. 

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HOUSE OF THE UNHOLY

2022 Best Costumes Winner
Directed by Daniel Merlot

A blood thirsty Princess hunts down the last of the Indigo Elders for the immortal elixir inside his heart that will grant her the power to reign over the Kingdom for an Eternity!

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 HYSTERICA 

2022 Trailer Selection
Submitted by Brit Tobin

A woman tells her daughter an all-too-real spooky story about an unwanted visitor.

 


I SCREAM ON THE BEACH 

2020 Best Film Trailer Winner
Directed by Michael Holiday

Halloween 1986: In the small English seaside town of Mellow Coast Emily (Hannah Paterson) is trying to discover the truth behind her father’s disappearance 10 years earlier, but as she searches for answers, and she gets closer to the truth, her friends start getting picked off one-by-one by an unknown killer.  

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I WAS A TEEN-AGED SPACEMAN FROM SPACE 

2022 Trailer Selection
Directed by Vincent DiCostanzo

A loving homage to the B-movie genre.

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I'M COMING FOR YOU

2021 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Glenn Lissner

Lisha thinks she is being haunted by a Shadowy Figure intent on choking her to death, but all is not as it seems. What she doesn’t realize is that she is already dead. Well, her physical self is dead, but her spirit self is trapped in her decomposing corpse confused about what happened to her and why. 



IMPACT EVENT

2017 November Film Trailer of the Month
Directed by B. Luciano Barsuglia

A small group of survivors find themselves surviving a meteoric apocalypse in a fun house converted into a bomb shelter.

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IN COUNTRY 

2020 Screenplay Finalist 
Written by Scott Peterman & Cat Davis

During the waning days of the Vietnam War, a squad of Special Forces soldiers embark on an illegal mission over the Cambodian border where they encounter a race of monstrous creatures living deep in the jungle.


 

IN THE WITCH HOUSE

2020 "Give Us Your Worst" Finalist
Directed by Zachary Laney

A father and son have strange dreams.



IT WHISPERS

2020 Official Selection Film
Directed by Madison M. Bowman

An evil envelopes the Henderson household and causes a loving wife and mother to do the unthinkable. Who will survive after it whispers?



IVI ELV

2022 Film Selection Film
Directed by Luigi Scarpa

 A man regains consciousness somewhere unknown and claustrophobic. Dazed and confused, he begins to wander its dark corridors, but a series of visions will force him to deal with a far worse reality... 

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JAC KESSLER’S POPSY

2020 Best Film Winner
Directed by Jac Kessler

Briggs Sheridan can't chase his gambling-dragon fast enough, and when it looks to cost him more than a few broken limbs, he unwittingly puts more skin in the game than intended. 

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JEKYLL HYDE GRAY  

2019 Trailer Selection
Directed by Andrea Williams

What if Dr. Jekyll and Dorian Gray knew each other and were women?  Dr. Jekyll and Dorian Gray are connected by various friends. Their stories interlace through tragedy and bloody circumstances.

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JUDITH BASIN

2020 Official Selection Film
Directed by George Dibble

In the brisk evening hours a call goes out to all officers in the area to be on the lookout for a missing person. Officer O’Brien responds to the highly remote area only to discover the vehicle still running and abandoned. A trail of debris leads the officer to the tree line where he calls for backup and enters the forest alone in search of the missing individual. Backup is miles away and the next minutes of his life will be defined by horror as he finds more than he expected in the forest of Judith Basin Montana.

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JUST A BIT OF DIGGING 
2023 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Billy Rex McAfee


Sadie has a new bad idea to steal the crypto from a flash drive but has to get up close and personal with a corpse to find the golden ticket.



JUST TAKE ONE

2022 Best Cinematography Winner
Directed by Dylan Trail

In a timeless neighborhood, after the leaves have fallen, the winds are stronger, the breezes are colder, and the jack o' lanterns are lit with flame, two Trick or Treaters find one of the most horrifying tricks of all.



KISSING IN A GRAVEYARD 
2020 Screenplay First 10 Pages Finalist
Written by Chris Fischer

A shy medical student meets an intriguing and morbid classmate. They form a friendship and deadly combination. 



LAB PARTNERS 

2020  Short Screenplay Winner
Written by Tommy Britt 

Preeti and Daniel have won the Future Physicians essay contest, but when they struggle to raise their creative writing grades, the nightmare begins. 

 

 

LARVAE
2022 Honorable Mention Film
Directed by Alessandro Rota

 Turin, 1909. Cesare Lombroso, the world-famous founder of the School of Criminal Anthropology, arrives at the isolated mansion of Lazar, an elderly illusionist. Lombroso, attracted to Spiritualism, challenges Lazar: to prove that the supernatural exists and that it may be the cause of a heinous crime. 

 What could have unleashed the murderous fury in the young seminarian Tommaso and what binds him to the paranormal faculties of Lazar and his son Lorenzo? Is it illusionism or is there something real?
The ancient and decadent house of Lazar hides many truths and Lombroso's scientific vision will have to open up to new perspectives.

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LAST CALL 
2020 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Joseph DiFrancesco 

A narcissistic man leaving his office on New Years Eve “nearly” slips and falls on icy steps enroute to a local dive bar. Once there, he sits and drinks with a stranger who shares his taste in all the finer things life has to offer. As the night progresses, it becomes evident our sophisticated gentleman is not where he thinks he is. And that this stranger has been waiting for him all his life. 



LAST DAY

2021 Best Music Winner
Directed by Ben Harl

Follow Andy on his.....well.....let's just say "interesting" last day before retirement!

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LAST ORDERS

2022 Official Selection Film
Directed by  Jon James Smith

 A pub landlord with a dark past gets an unsettling visit one evening.

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LATE NIGHT FAMILY REUNION

2022 Official Selection Film
Directed by Cassandra Newman

 A malicious woman experiences a special kind of vengeance after she desecrates her late mother's grave.

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LECTION

2020 Movie Poster Finalist
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The theatrical poster for LECTION, a 2019 indie thriller about a local election in a post-apocalyptic world. LECTION was written and directed by David Axe. Poster art by Steve Rice.

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 LITTLE LIGHT 
2023 Trailer Finalist
Directed by Franck Zuanic and Gareth Carr 

  Multi-period vampire horror thriller.



LIVING AMONG US

2018 Official Selection Film
Directed by Brian Metcalf

Vampires have just made themselves public! Now a group of documentarians have been granted access to spend some time with them and learn how they live and coexist with humans. But as reality sets in, the crew realize they are in for far more than they bargained for.

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LOCKRIDGE

2021 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Mikeal Burgin

 A small-town sheriff must rely on a murder suspect to track down an unnatural, and territorial, creature in order to save her family from mortal danger.

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LONELY HEARTS

2020 Best Director Winner
Directed by Dennis Cahlo 

Celeste, a lonely outcast, searches for love and understanding online and meets a charming man who has a much different date night in mind. 

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LOOKING?

2022 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Michael David Thomas

Queer couple Connor and Adrian adventurously invite a man from the internet over for an exciting three-way hookup. However, the two find themselves fighting for survival when this mysterious man reveals his true intentions.



LOST IN APOCALYPSE

2018 Best Feature Film Winner
Directed by Sky Wang 

A group of seemingly unrelated individuals fight their way out of a virus-infested hotel, only to find themselves at a worse place than before.

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LOVE SICK

2019 Official Selection Film
Directed by Mark Emilio Sciubba

Charles puts a hex on his ex girlfriend Dora to try winning her back. The demons have other plans than fixing his love life.



MAD SCIENTISTS 

2022 Trailer Selection
Directed by Antonia Tong

A group of cutting-edge scientists, risk everything to return to a foreign land to search for the secret to controlling the deadly AI robots weapons to help the real mankind.

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MALEVOLENT DOLLS 

2020 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Vashmere Valentine

A innocent child unwilling stumbles onto a collection of evil dolls in her new home that want to claim her as one of their own. 

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MANG XIA 
2020 Trailer Selection
Directed by Shi Lei 

Adapted from a legendary novel of the Tang dynasty. During the reign of Zhenyuan, 23 lang caughts two fish demons but let it escape accidentally. Several years later, Xie Xiao’e, 14 years old, sailed with her family and relatives. On the way they met the fish monster into the fantasy bandits, all were killed but Xiao’e, she was the only one who escaped from the river with serious injuries. Xiao’e was coma and drifting for several days, a fisherman rescued her and sent her to the Taoist temple.  



MARIANA'S WEB

2021 Screenplay Finalist
Written by  Taylor Salotti 

 Recently released from prison, Dani enters a room that she may never escape.



MEDICINE MISHAP

2023 "Give Us Your Worst!" Contest Winner
Directed by Cooper Collins



MEDICINE SHOW BLUES

2016  Short Screenplay Winner
Written by Jeffrey Howe

When a Depression-era snake oil salesman sells his soul to make his tonic perform as advertised, the crowds and profits grow—as does his sense of impending doom. But who is conning who?



MERGE 

2021 Film Trailer Winner
Directed by Miranda Bowden

A woman is finally ready to merge with her split personalities but the consequences could be deadly. 

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METH GATORS 
2020 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Jordan Miller 

A corrupt Sheriff working with an enigmatic tribe of experimental chemists known as "The Psychonauts" produce a new drug with unexpected results. When the batch is carelessly dumped into the sewer, it transforms a group of displaced alligators into foaming, enraged creatures with unstoppable aggression. An unlikely group of survivors band together against the barrage of chemically altered reptiles and the autocratic Sheriff who will stop at nothing to cover his tracks. 



MI CARINO

2019 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Christian Jacob Ramon

A newly hired nurse in a South Texas nursing home fights to protect one of her patients from what seems like a malevolent spirit from her past.



MISFORTUNE COOKIES
2023 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Don Stroud

 After killing an elderly Chinese chef during a botched robbery, a desperate teenager and her redneck cohorts struggle to stay alive when the chef's spirit returns from the grave, brutally picking them off one-by-one with fortune cookie-themed deaths.

 

 

MISTER CREEP
2023 Best Trailer Winner
Directed by Isaac Rodriguez 

Three college students stumble upon a secret television broadcast of a deceased serial killer and search for its location. 

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MISSION BROWN 
2020 Screenplay First 10 Pages Finalist
Written by Lisa Defazio & Ray Matsen

A typical couple and their cat named Neville - In a neighbourhood near you. 



MOMMY’S LITTLE MONSTER

2020 Official Selection Film
Directed by Patrick Green

A mother and son on the run, escape to an isolated mountain cabin where their fears catch up with them. 


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MORITURIOSIS
2023 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Jesse Dorian

 An emotionally repressed, yet complacent, thirty year-old man dying of chronic alcoholism receives a mysterious six-foot tall wooden crate at his place of residence while both his body and mind begin to fail during a 72-hour-plus period of acute alcohol withdrawal— that abruptly escalates into a psychotic, hallucinogenic nightmare of unspeakable proportions— as he refrains from reaching out for help, while desperately fighting to stay alive. 

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MOSSOID

2021 Official Selection Film
Directed by Jake Sedell

The hatching of a dark, fantastical dream.

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NIGHT OF THE FLUFFET

2020 Best Editing Winner
Directed by Raymond Wallace

A cautionary tale about the dangers of bringing a wild Fluffet into your home.  

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NIGHT TROUBLE

2019 Official Selection Film
Directed by Avalon Fast
 
Stella comes home from her stay in Arizona expecting to hang with her old time best friends. She is caught off guard when her world is turned sideways right in front of her eyes. 

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NO GRAVE FOR THE DEAD

2022 Official Selection Film
Directed by Jordan Selander

A loner hitches a ride with a construction worker. As a night of partying rages on, it's clear these two have secrets that are altruistically revealed. 

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NO WAY OUT

2022 Official Selection Film
Directed by Caleb Bergner

Jack, a young man suffering from sleep deprivation is studying for an exam. After receiving some bad news and falling asleep, Jack finds himself greeted by disturbing figures in a reality separate from his own.

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NOMAN
2023 Official Selection Film
Directed by Matt Robb

 To boost her online popularity, Youtuber Amber and her boyfriend Johnny set up an occult ritual for her upcoming livestream. Little did they know, supernatural forces are at play, leading to deadly results.

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NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING

2020  Movie Poster Winner
Submitted by Michael Hogan

Trying to make it to her mother's house by Christmas morning, a single mom, her young son, and her overly-testosteroned boyfriend drive through the desert late at night. Too tired to continue, the decision is made to stop and catch some sleep as a seedy motel comes into view. Soon after, karma and a hungry toilet catch up to the boyfriend when he forces the boy to sleep alone in his own room. 

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NOT IN THE DARK

2021 Movie Poster Winner
Submitted by Mathew Bonta



NOWHERE TO RUN

2019 Official Selection Film
Directed by Graham Thomas and Richard Clarke
 
Three women meet one evening, one of them tells them of a letter she found from her Uncle in which he tells her of a Dark Figure that will come for her. 

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OBSESSION

2022 Feature Screenplay Winner
Written by Jason Andrew White

A bored librarian takes an unhealthy interest in her new neighbors and begins to blend the lines between fantasy and reality.

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OLD TIME RADIO

2022 Set Design & Best Special Effects Winner
Directed by Joel B Harlow
 
 Riktus Grim, decaying away in a wretched squawler, awaits his only solace: a new tale from his Old Time Radio (voiced by Paul Giamatti). What wretchedly delightful tale will his host present to him this evening?  

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PAPERPLATE FACE

2022 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Chad Trudgeon

An 80's comedy-horror about a group of college students who take an excursion to a remote cabin for Spring Break and encounter a maniacal killer donning a paper plate mask.

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PASTICHE

2021 Official Selection Film
Directed by  Shivaan Makker

 

 After a home invasion, a depressed father must save his family, or they'll be premiered in the prime time news.

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PAYBACK

2021 Official Selection Film
Directed by Sidney van den Hout

A man wakes up in a room. He has no idea where he is. Who did this? He finds out soon enough.

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PLATOON Z

2021 Screenplay Logline Winner
Written by  Vicky Dupuis

Condemned criminals fight for their survival against a platoon of zombies. 



POWER OF PRAYER 

2020 Official Selection Film
Directed by Andrew Damon Henriques 

A lone cowboy comes across an innocent girl as two men try to rape her. After he saves her, they swear they'll be back with more men and guns. When he brings her back to her kin, he learns that they are pacifists. They claim they "don’t not need guns; they have the power of prayer.” When the gunmen return, the cowboy tries to fight them. The kin try to stop him and use the power of prayer in a way he never expected. 

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PRESENT
2023 Best Sets Winner
Directed by Gavin T Briggs

 A couple's romantic Christmas getaway that goes horribly wrong when it's time for presents.

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PROM QUEEN

2022 Movie Poster Selection
Submitted by Sarah Stephenson

3 best friends are nominated for Prom Queen. Days before Prom two of the girls are sent threating notes from an unknown stalker. It’s up to the girls to work out who the stalker is before he attempts to murder them at the Prom. Prom Queen is a mini web series.

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REAPER ISLAND: REDUX 

2020 "Give Us Your Worst" Winner
Directed by Nolan Schmidt 

When a girl comes to an island, she comes across a man who "haunts" the place known as the Reaper. After the help from a survivor, they plan to take down the Reaper. 

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RED. YELLOW. SHADOW.
2023 Best Microbudget Film Winner
Directed by Hunter Brockmann

 Two friends play a silly game they see from TikTok. What started out as a fun-time quickly turns into an exploration of trauma, guilt, and bloodshed.

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RESET

2021 Best Actress & Best Set Design Winner
Directed by David Sumner 

 Danielle is your average college student getting ready to graduate. At a party she seems to become drunk, passes out and wakes up in the spare bedroom of a man named Edgar. Edgar seems nice but it soon becomes clear that his intentions are anything but benevolent. As she desperately tries to escape she finds that an heirloom may give her an unexpected advantage.

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RESTLESS PEAK

2021 Screenplay Logline Finalist
Robin Johnston 

A rag-tag group of greedy prospectors are shocked to discover a ghost town’s abandoned mine is fiercely protected by a man they thought long dead.

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REVIEW

2021 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Jonathan Zarantonello

 In a video message, a social media acolyte invites other women to have sex with her boyfriend, but only if they film their review after. A game of power dynamics intertwines the lives of several amused participants, then the videos leak and those lives are forever changed.



REVIVAL
2023 Feature Screenplay Winner
Written by Abby Selden

 After a house fire leaves an over-achieving college student with terrifying visions, she agrees to let her sister perform an exorcism. But the girls soon realize some forces are darker than the demonic.



ROBOCALL

2022 Best Music Winner
Directed by Teage Allen

Everyone hates robocalls; but what happens when that robocall never stops calling. What happens when curiosity gets the best and you answer the call?



ROCK INN
2023 Best Music Winner
Directed by Fon Davis

It's last call in more ways than one for the regulars and new visitors to a dive bar as an unexpected killer has been unleashed. The reason why is terrifying. 

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RUHWUNSCH

2022 Movie Poster Selection
Submitted by Jim Hall

"ruhwunsch" is an assault on the senses in a world where the solitude of Silence is drowned out by the caucaphony all around us. 

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RUM GO!

2021 Trailer Selection
Directed by Markus Thorington

 The familiar tale, of the oddest affair . . .

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SCARSDALE MANOR 

2020 Screenplay Selection
Written by Kevin McGuiness

Set in 1961, Scarsdale Manor opens with the grisly discovery of the mutilated body of Crawford Smith, a washed up Hollywood star who has been brutally murdered in his summer house. Interrogating Smith’s agent, Vera Stern, Detective Barry Norris attempts to piece together the circumstances that surround Smith’s death. As Norris interviews Stern he learns that the actor recently underwent extensive cosmetic surgery in order to resurrect his failing career.  



SCRIBBLER

2021 Audience Choice Film & Best Editing Winner
Directed by Chris Schrack

Alone in her apartment, a woman learns that a certain object has something to say.

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SEARCHERS BELIEVE 

2021 Trailer Selection
Directed by Bobby McCullough
 
Three Paranormal Investigators set out to unravel the mysteries of Paranormal occurrences.

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SECRETS UNKEPT

2021 Screenplay Finalist
Written by  Joseph DiFrancesco 

 A man is tormented by the secrets he keeps, and most of them are not his own. 



SHED 

2019 Trailer Selection 
Directed by David Axe 

You had your chance to be you. Their turn. SHED is an indie horror movie with skin-stealing monsters. But really, it's about love.

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SHUT

2022 Best Director and Best Actor Winner
Directed by Niels Bourgonje

When Jonas visits his father after a long time, he's shocked to find him in a confused state. Has his father's mental state badly deteriorated or is something more sinister going on?

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SIBILUM

2021 Official Selection Film
Directed by Luigi Scarpa

A mother and daughter in a quiet city flat. The sound of a coffee machine marks the passing of time on a quiet evening. Everything seems normal... but it is only the beginning.

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SINS OF THE FATHER

2022 Movie Poster Selection
Submitted by Tristan Corrigan

Feature film poster for "Sins of the Father", a upcoming independent women-led Minnesota horror film.

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SKATE OR DIE
2023 Trailer Finalist
Directed by Jason Zink

 In a post-apocalyptic future, skateboard gangs run the streets. After the daughter of the police chief falls for the leader of a gang of skaters, The Snakes, an all-out war erupts.

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SKIN DEEP 

2018 Official Selection Film
Directed by Elizabeth and Victoria Serra

Two jealous sisters strive for dominance in an epic battle for sibling supremacy.

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SKOOKUM: THE HUNT FOR BIGFOOT

2022 Official Selection Film
Directed by  Jack Skyyler & Alex Zinzopoulos

When the long dormant Bigfoot monster begins a brutal reign of terror in rural northern Louisiana, a renowned talk show sets out on a mission to find her missing sister and encounters her own worst nightmare--and the most dangerous creature known to man.

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SLASHER SESSIONS
2023 Short Screenplay Winner
Written by Thomas A Fowler

 The world's most infamous slashers have been brought together. But the only thing they're killing...is their journey of healing.

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SLEEP. WALK. KILL.

2021 Best Special Effects Winner
Directed by Justin Miller
 
 In a quiet suburban town, a group of neighbors must survive the night when their friends and family become sleepwalking monsters.

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SNOW WHITE

2020 Official Selection Film
Directed by Leo Ginsburg 

Richard wants the best hitman "Snow White" dead. Therefore he hires Frank. But Frank is "Snow White". What does the best assassin do? 



SOUL PASSAGE 

2020 Feature Screenplay Winner
Written by Patrick Mediate & Kristin Ilagan 

Nick Faulk, a clever ex-NYPD cop turned small town detective on the verge of retirement is forced to take on one last case when his teenage daughter is abducted on a school field trip. His investigation leads him from Suburbia to the underground world of Haitian voodooism where he discovers that the kidnappers’ intentions are darker and more sinister than he could have ever imagined. In a race against time, he must suspend his conventional beliefs and accept the world of the supernatural in order to fight to save his daughter's life.  



 STAYCATION 

2022 Trailer Selection
Directed by Russell Emanuel

Lead virologist Edward Bellows plays tête-a-tête with hard-hitting journalist Grace Baxter as the world collapses under the weight of a global pandemic. She holds nothing back as she fires question after question, seeking answers from the beleaguered professor. Meanwhile, Britt and Marnie, college roommates being forced to live together, must deal with their newfound realities of this global pandemic. And, a couple Matt and Cathy, stuck in lockdown and separated between continents, spend some belated quality time via webcam toasting to foreign brandy and reminiscing on the past.

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STRAY
2023 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Jason G Rice


While a young woman and her grandmother try to come to terms with major life changes, a stray animal forces them to face their fears together.



STRIGOI

2021 Official Selection Film
Directed by Adam Lapallo

Three young women awaken to find themselves the captives of an elusive predator. One of them holds a secret. 

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SUCCUBI SCRY

2019 Official Selection Film
Directed by Derek Silver

After losing his wife, Brad begins to suspect that the local church group might have played a role in her death. He turns to black magick scrying practices to communicate with his lost lover one last time.  

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SUTHERLAND

2022 Best Virginia Film Winner
Directed by Corbin Rowell

 After a night out with friends, a young couple spends the rest of the evening at an old farmhouse, but someone - or something - is watching them.

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SWAMP KILLER

2017 October Film Trailer of the Month
Directed by Ram Hernandez

Swamp Killer is the story of a beautiful screenwriter who joins a film production deep in the swamps. There, an elusive creature terrorizes the crew while being fascinated by her. This film will have bikers, babes, gore, humor, and Heart! 

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SWIPE

2020 Honorable Mention Film
Directed by Niels Bourgonje 

A girl finds out that she has a match on a dating app with a stranger, despite swiping him to the left moments ago. She starts to fear that the man is dangerously close to her. 

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TAP
2023 Movie Poster Winner
Artist: Laura LaBree 

After his mother's death, a haunted lamp is her only way to communicate with her son.

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TERRORDACTYL

2019 Official Selection Film
Directed by E.K. Scarfone

Three longtime friends go camping in the woods, but the fun and games end when one of them takes a "fossil" from a nearby abandoned nuclear power plant. 

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THAT VERY SPECIAL NIGHT

2019 Official Selection Film
Directed by Mark C. Pollock

A couple are parked on a dark country road. Are they there to relive a past romantic encounter or are other factors involved that will make this a night to remember? 

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THE BARBER

2020 Best Actor Winner
Directed by Sergiy Pudich 

The brutal biker comes to the barbershop when it was already closed, but the barber still agreed to make the last cut...   

The Barber Trailer 

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THE BLOODY BENDERS

2021 Feature Screenplay Winner
Written by Brian Savage

 A doctor and his wife, crushed beneath the weight of their student loans, jump on a chance to have some of these loans repaid by moving to a small, middle of nowhere town in Kansas, where dark and terrible secrets await to be uncovered.



THE BODY FARM

2021 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Mike Gerbino

 When a forensic pathology student working on a remote body farm discovers the corpses have begun to disappear, she is terrorized by an unseen force as she struggles to determine why.



THE CARTOONIST 

2022 Trailer Selection
Directed by Dave Moyle

Fritz is a talented horror artist, but when his new publisher insists he keeps getting it wrong Fritz finds himself on the wrong side of his sanity, proving how real his projects can be...

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THE CERVIDAE

2019 Trailer Selection 
Directed by Andriy Zayets

 Old friends from Zaporozhye Denis, Lesha and Gera decided on a winter vacation to strike a tour of the historic cities of western Ukraine. After a tour of the old town of Kamyanets-Podilsky in the snowy evening, the boys decide to visit the local brothel and have fun. But this was their last big mistake.

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THE CHRISTMAS WISH 

2022 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Olivia Loccisano

An odd transformation happens after a young girl asks Santa for "something mean". 



THE COLLECTOR 

2019 Trailer Selection
Directed by Jack Martin

In a world without hope, a man find a cure.

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THE COLLECTOR’S CHEST

2020 Official Selection Film
Directed by Corbin Rowell & Steve James 

A young couple procures a mysterious chest, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. 

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THE CONDUIT

2019 Best Special Effects Winner
Directed by John Hale III

While delving into trans dimensional sleep experiments a young man opens a portal to another dimension filled with creatures from beyond. 

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THE DARKNESS BEFORE ME

2021 Best Director Winner
Directed by Rachael Quinn

 Tony, a grown man, suffers an inexplicable fear of the dark. Seeking help, he finds himself on the couch of a less than perceptive psychoanalyst. What's really haunting Tony? Does he know? Can the doctor find it? Will the doctor find it? To understand what takes place when the lights go out, one must pay close attention while they're still on. 

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THE DAY "IT" CAME 

2022 Trailer Winner
Directed by Walter Bender

In this 1950s inspired trailer, something of unknown origin and appearance referred to as "IT" runs amok worldwide. 

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THE DETACHMENT
2023 Honorable Mention Film
Directed by Lee Daehan

 In a world overrun by zombies, Ha-young struggles with his love for his daughter Ye-eun, who has become one of the undead. As he grapples with the morality of his actions, he encounters an old childhood friend, Suck-kil, which leads to a series of events that force Ha-young to confront the true horror of his situation.

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THE DOOR OF SIN
2023 Poster Finalist
Artist: Francesca Conti 

 


THE DIFFERENCE

2019 Official Selection Film
Directed by  Yubin Zheng
 

The younger sister Vanessa is sheltered by her older sister Zoe during her childhood. They have a strong and loving relationship. Although they live together, after Zoe found a job, their relationship starts to sour. 

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THE DOLL

2019 Official Selection Film
Directed  by  Jason Vandygriff

After finding an old doll in the attic of his new home, James is slowly stalked by this malevolent being.  

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THE DOOR

2022 Official Selection Film
Directed by Nicholas Carrodo

In the weeks following a family tragedy, brothers Neil and Chris head out on a hunting trip. After some unexplained events, they soon find themselves face to face with a sight that will stick with them for the rest of their lives: a door in the middle of the woods.



THE EUCHARIST
2023 Official Selection Film
Directed by Walter Bender


Simonas is stranded on an island. Due to his lack of survival skills, Simonas' physical hunger begins to control his mind.

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THE EVIL WITHIN

2018 Best Cinematography Winner
Directed by Michael Luceri

Dennis Peterson (Frederick Koehler, Death Race) is a mentally challenged teen who lives with his older brother John (Sean Patrick Flanery, Saw 3D: The Final Chapter). While John struggles between caring for Dennis and maintaining a relationship with his increasingly impatient girlfriend Lydia (Dina Meyer, Starship Troopers, Saw), Dennis finds a friend in his own reflection in an antique mirror. But in reality, the reflection is soon revealed to be an Evil Entity (Michael Berryman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Hills Have Eyes) who is more charming, smarter and stronger than Dennis, and instructs him to do horrific things in order to ‘fix’ his brain. 

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THE EXORCIST BOOK

2019 Best Editing Winner
Directed by C.W. Prather

When teen Alice buys an old copy of The Exorcist book at a yard sale, strange things begin to occur in her suburban D.C. home.  

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THE FAMILY WAY: COMING HOME

2019 Non-Competitive Film
Directed by Shiva Rodriguez

An angry teenager commits a series of horrific murders, unaware that he is being tracked by a family that takes a keen interest in serial killers.

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THE FILMMAKER

2021 Screenplay Finalist
Written by JaBre' Glass

 When an indie filmmaker becomes trapped inside of a horror film, he discovers that his fate may have already been written. By himself.



THE FUNHOUSE WALTZ

2020 Best Music & Audience Choice Film Winner
Directed by Carvin Knowles 

In a forgotten, abandoned carnival funhouse, the sins of the past are doomed to repeat their dark secrets for all eternity. 

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THE GOAT OF MENDES 

2018  Trailer Selection
Directed by Mauro Loverre 

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.

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THE GUILD

2019 Non-Competitive Film
Directed by Shiva Rodriguez

Strange things happen when a man tries to murder an entire family in order to gain membership into a union for serial killers.  

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THE HIDDEN ALBUM
2023 Official Selection Film
Directed by Chris Abaya

 A ride share driver finds a mysterious cell phone left in the back seat of his car.

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THE HOLLOW HOURS

2020 Official Selection Film
Directed by Shane Anderson 

A haunted clock brings out the anxieties plaguing a newly-moved-in couple. 

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THE HONOR KILLING

2021 First 10 Pages Screenplay Finalist
Written by Guy Quigley

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THE HORROR AT HOLLY OAKS
2023 Official Selection Film
Directed by Chris Barcia

 A group of kids go trick or treating in the town of Holly Oaks, only to find out the terror that would be awaiting them at a house on Barkers Ave.

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THE INNER CIRCLE 

2022 Trailer Selection
Directed by Teddy Moreno

3 top CIA Agents are double crossed and run into a new breed of Vampire, left for dead, they are forced to feed on each other to survive. When they awake, the discover a web of conspiracy that goes to the top of Capitol Hill.

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THE KILLER JOHN BIDWELL

2018 Feature Screenplay Winner
Written by Travis Lemke

A small town sheriff is faced with a series of gruesome murders that lead him to an exceptionally disturbed serial killer.



THE KILLER OF GRASSY RIDGE

2020 Best Cinematography Winner
Directed by Johnny K.

Deep in the Shenandoah backcountry, a killer stalks for prey. 

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THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER 

2020 Trailer Selection
Directed by Brian Karl Rosenthal 

A pair of movie geeks must band together with a motley crew of strangers inside one of the last remaining video rental stores and attempt to survive-- perhaps even stop the supernatural apocalypse happening just outside their doors. 

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THE LAST LEAF

2021 Best Costume Design Winner
Directed by Sia Aleskovskaya

Haunted by dark visions and unable to protect her family, Cathy has a final chance to save her lover Sue and stand up against the mysterious gentleman that has haunted her since childhood.

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THE LAST WOLVES 

2021 Trailer Selection
Directed by Iker Bilbao

 In 2236, a group who has renounced society, will face the extinction of the human race.

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THE LITTERBUG
2023 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Jesse Womack

 Park Ranger Charlie and her young recruit Casey track down a serial litterer, The Litterbug.

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THE MADNESS IN THE GROOVES 

2020 Movie Poster Finalist
Submitted by J. Dylan Mehring

 Small town record store owner Clark finds himself losing his grip on reality when a mysterious record opens his eyes up to an ancient evil beyond human comprehension.

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THE MASTER'S SON 

2020 Screenplay Selection
Written by Guy Quigley

Unsuspecting young guests at a luxury mansion, unwittingly take an elevator ride to hell in the company of the Devil. Three of the young people disappear into thin air; the fourth ends up naked and mutilated in a forest. 

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THE PEEPER
2023 Best Director Winner
Directed by Sergiy Pudich

 Strange things happened in the pole dance gym after the trainer caught a peeper behind the door...

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THE POSSESSED 

2018 Trailer Selection
Directed by  Shihyun Wang

A lonely girl gave her heart and soul to a lonely spirit. Can she be saved?   



THE REHEARSAL

2019 Best Actor Winner
Directed by W. Trent Welstead

A young actor prepares for an upcoming role, tormented by the persistent taunts of his harshest critic.

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THE RUSSIAN DOLL 

2017 September Film Trailer of the Month
Directed by Isaac Rodriguez

A young Russian Bride comes to America and becomes stuck in nightmarish marriage.

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THE SIGNAL: CASE #CE2-09031996-252
2023 Official Selection Film
Directed by Raymond Wallace


Two men find themselves being interrogated by a mysterious man in black after an other worldly encounter leads to the mysterious death of their friend and sister.

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THE SPOILED
2023 Best Cinematography Winner
Directed by James Morley, III

 A broken farmer details the final hours spent with his estranged daughter. His poorly thought out scheme to change property lines opens up a sinister pit that infects them both. As the day and night unfold, his decent into madness is only made more grotesque...by hers.
 
 

 

 

THE TERRIBLE OLD WOMAN

2022 Official Selection Film
Directed by Troy Wayne Fortenberry 

 In this modern adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's classic story, The Terrible Old Man, a trio of would-be burglars target an ancient reclusive lady at her run down house on the outskirts of town, drawn in by rumor of her hoarded wealth. Predator becomes prey as the burglars discover that there is more to this old woman than they bargained for. Coming full circle, it was all a set up - a ploy to offer up souls for the terrible old woman's amusement. 

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THE WAITING 

2019 Trailer Selection  
Directed by Katey Gulla
 

A short film trailer by Red Bell Films. 



THE WHOOPER RETURNS

DISTRIBUTED AS “THE OCCUPANT”
2021 Best Feature, Best Director, Best Editing Winner
Directed by Samuel Krebs

In 1979, a film was released based on the horrifying events that tormented the Schepp family in their Pennsylvania home. Forty years later, the estranged family returns to bury the past when an eccentric stranger lays claim to the house. A quarrel over inheritance soon turns deadly, and the Schepps find themselves faced with a new terror. Bonds are tested as demons descend from inside and out, hellbent on concluding the family's final chapter.

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THE WITCH’S BARGAIN

2022 Official Selection Film
Directed by Corey J. Trahan

The story of a witch and her quest for a spell that will grant her eternal life.

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THESE FACES

2021 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Jason Rice

 A young woman tries to ease her loneliness by talking to faces she sees in everyday objects, until she suspects the faces see her too. 



THREE IN A COFFIN

2019 Official Selection Film
Directed by Eric L Hansen

Vampire Jami and her keeper Bo are happy together... until the young, cute vampire Teagan crashes their world and everything changes.  



TINY SHAMAN

2022 Honorable Mention Film
Directed by Jude Amedee Bertrand

 When 19-year-old Kairi brings home a shaman figurine from her part time job at an eerie antique shop, her world flips upside down as she's taken on a non-stop surrealistic nightmare.

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TOO LITTLE TOO LATE 

2020 Screenplay Logline Finalist
Written by Salena Oneal

The anticipated summer of fun becomes a summer of terror when 6 college students agreed to go on a trip together. After arriving at their destination one by one they beginnings to notice that no one and nothing is what it seems. 



TOUGH DAY
2023 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Bryan S Nowak


A serial killer goes about their day seeking out victims and, through no fault of their own, encounters a variety of hilarious impediments to what they desire most. After a 'Tough Day', they go home to seek solace in their television, a beer, and some cookies only to find one last twist of their story waiting for them.

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TRAPPED INSIDE

2018 Official Selection Film
Directed by Usher Morgan

Macy Nash wakes up after nearly drowning in the tub to find herself locked inside a dark and eerie bathroom. Things quickly go from bad to worse as she realizes that there's something else in the room with her. 

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TRASHCOLLECTOR 

2020 Screenplay Finalist

Written by Eric Clairmont


A throwback to 80s slasher movies with an interesting twist. 



TWITCH 

2020 Screenplay First 10 Pages &  Logline Winner
Written by Adam Lapallo

An aspiring zoologist develops an unusual relationship with a feral stranger in the woods. This "werewolf" forces her to reconsider how she perceives human nature and begs the question, do we control our primal urges, or do they control us?



UNCLE DADDY

2020 Best Costumes Winner
Directed by Conrad Schapansky 

An innocent mushroom foraging adventure goes awry when 3 friends stumble upon a remote family that will do anything to survive and thrive after nuclear testing left them stranded deep in the woods. 

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UNKNOWN VISITOR

2019 Film Trailer  Winner 
Directed by Isaac Rodriguez

This second, their over ten million door cameras currently in use "Recording Every Visitor". 

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UPSTAIRS

2022 Best Film & Best Editing Winner
Directed by Phillip Trow

 Finally breaking through her medicated haze, Jennifer Saint is determined to prove that she’s not delusional and her family’s dark sinister secret is actually the disturbing truth.

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VIOLET BUTTERFIELD: MAKEUP ARTIST FOR THE DEAD 

2022 Movie Poster Winner
Submitted by Brooke H Cellars
 
Anticipating a quiet night in her mortuary salon, Violet receives a visit from a new client and discovers that sometimes a person feels they cannot authentically live their best life until after they're dead.

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VIRTUAL WRAITH

2020 Official Selection Film
Directed by Pete Jacelone

A teenager battles an artificially intelligent entity that resides in his new virtual reality video game.

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VOLKOV

2019 Trailer Selection
Directed by George Dibble 

When agent Matthew Shepherd looks into his brother's mysterious disappearance, he discovers that sometimes it's better to let sleeping dogs lie. Through a haze of dark visages, and hidden corners of the criminal underworld, he discovers that a devil walks the shadows.  

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VOLKOV ORIGIN

2020 Trailer Selection
Directed by George Dibble 

In the late evening hours, Dr. Angela Perkins finds that she has a new assignment. To dive into the mind of Horton House Penitentiary's newest and most mysterious tenant, Andre Volkov . No one can anticipate the impact that her visit will have on both of their lives as she begins her quest for the truth within his answers.  

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WEREWOLF BABYSITTER

2022 Audience Choice Film Trailer Winner
Directed by  Patrick Meimari

A Grindhouse style trailer for a movie so terrifying, you'll be running home to mama. Nothing can prepare you for "Werewolf Babysitter".

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WHAT A HARVEST

2022 Official Selection Film
Directed by Austin Rivera Davison & Matt Shapiro 

A father tries to connect with his video game obsessed daughter, until he learns she hasn’t been eating her meals. 



WISTERIA
2023 Best Actress Winner
Directed by Adam Lapallo

 When three estranged siblings agree to sell their childhood home, an ancient family curse emerges to restore the balance.

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WOODLAND CEMETERY

2021 Best Short Film & Best Cinematography Winner
Directed by Niels Bourgonje

A photographer has the assignment to shoot Skogskyrkogarden, a cemetery located in the woods of Stockholm. There she sees an old woman placing a lantern on a grave. When the photographer shoots a picture of this very private moment, she soon finds out that this haunting image is more haunted than she bargained for.

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO TAKE ORDERS FROM THE MOON

2021 Official Selection Film
Directed by Jaina Cipriano

 A short horror film about a tortured woman who must decide how deep into her own darkness she is willing to tread as a looming, omnipotent force promises her everything she has ever wanted.

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YOU UP?

2020 Best Actress Winner
Directed by Flaminia Mereu 

A dark comedy about insomnia where Nina, a young nurse, is trying to sleep at night, and being tormented by the personification of insomnia, an annoying clown-like creature named Sonja. Sonja is Nina’s subconscious who lives under her bed and comes out after dark as soon as Nina lays her head down to sleep.  



YOU’RE IT

2021 Official Selection Film
Directed by Herb Cremer and Joe Cremer

A group of children decide to play a game of hide and seek to alleviate their boredom but nothing could prepare them for the outcome of this twisted game.

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YOUNG, ALWAYS

2021 Best Cinematography Winner
Directed by Ethan Emmert

 Plagued by reoccurring nightmares after having turned ten years old, the young men and women from four separate families seek to uncover the truth of their connectedness.

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ZASHA 

2020 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Margarita Zhitnikova & Jeffrey Weber

An unemployed chef thinks they found their dream job at a gourmet plant based food start-up, but the VC and their clientele have unimaginable hidden motives.

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ZOMBIE BEACH PARTY

2022 Screenplay Finalist
Written by Kevin Kraft

In 1988, a mad scientist desperate to bring his wife back to life accidentally unleashes a horde of flesh hungry zombies... which really ruins things for a group of teens who are about to throw the party of the summer. If these kids want to see another day, they're going to have to fight their way across an island of the dead... and maybe chug a beer or two in the process. 



ZOMBIE CORP  

2019 Screenplay Winner
Written by Montgomery Burt

A keen new employee brings his girlfriend to an office party where she discovers all of his co-workers are zombies! He wants her to join the company too, but she’s not so sure about working for the undead who could eat them at any moment.

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