OCTOBER 8TH-17TH, 2019
WHAT IS SCREAMFEST?
Screamfest Horror Film Festival is the largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States. Paranormal Activity was discovered and premiered at the festival in 2007. Some of the largest horror online publications have called it the “Sundance of Horror”. The 2019 festuval will be held at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on the 3rd floor of the Hollywood & Highland Center in eclectic Hollywood, California. Screamfest premieres and showcases new work from American and international independent horror filmmakers. Many of the films have garnered distribution and representation as a result of the festival. Screamfest launches careers. Film entries are accepted in the categories of Best Feature, Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Special Effects, and Musical Score. In addition, there are special categories for Best Animation, Best Short, Best Documentary, and Best Student Film. Screamfest was formed in August 2001 by film producers Rachel Belofsky and Ross Martin in order to give filmmakers and writers in the horror/scifi genres a venue to have their work showcased to people in the industry. We are very proud that the majority of films showcased now have distribution.
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Individual Screenings and Shorts Blocks .......................................................................... $11 Saturday Scream Pass ........................................................................................................ $50 Bloody Sunday Pass ............................................................................................................ $50 Weekend of Screams Pass .................................................................................................. $110 All Movie Pass (Admittance into all screenings) .............................................................. $200 Full Festival Pass (Includes all screenings, parties, and closing night awards) ............. $300
E R U T A E F S M L I F
A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND
Main Cast: Sarah Bolger, Edward Hogg, Andrew Simpson, Jane Brennan, Susan Ateh, Josh Bolt, Siobhan Kelly Directed by: Abner Pastoll Produced by: Junyoung Jang, Guillaume Benski Written by: Ronan Blaney Country: United Kingdom Run Time: 97 minutes
A dynamic killer thriller, with its finger firmly on the pulse of stark social commentary and shattering suspense. Recently widowed mother of two Sarah is desperate to know who murdered her husband in front of her young son, rendering him mute. Coerced into helping a low-life drug dealer stash narcotics stolen from the local Mr Big, sheâ€™s forced into taking drastic action to protect her family, turning from downtrodden submissive to take charge vigilante.
CITY OF ASHES
Main Cast: Caterine Escobar, Alex Adames, Luis Fernando Hoyos, Patricia Tamayo, Jorge Herrera, Patricia Castano, Isabella Garcia Directed by: Jhon Salazar Produced by: Producciones Verdebiche SAS. Written by: Jhon Salazar Country: Colombia Run Time: 100 minutes
A Colombian peasant, faced with the sterility of his wife, wants to adopt his orphan niece, but in order to achieve this he must destroy a demon of the village who is opposed.
THE DEEPER YOU DIG
Main Cast: John Adams, Toby Poser, Zelda Adams Directed by: John Adams & Toby Poser Produced by: Toby Poser Written by: Toby Poser & John Adams Country: USA Run Time: 95 minutes Ivy and Echo are not your typical mother-daughter team. Ivy, once a talented psychic, makes an easy buck as a bogus tarot card reader; 14 year- old Echo likes old jazz, hunting, and black lipstick. When reclusive Kurt moves down the road to restore an abandoned farmhouse, an accident leads to Echoâ€™s murder, and suddenly three lives collide in mysterious and wicked ways. Kurt tries to hide his secret under the ground. But Echo burrows into his head until he can feel her in his bones. As she haunts his every move, trying to reach her mother from beyond, Ivy must dig deep to see the signs and prove that love wonâ€™t stay buried.
EAT BRAINS LOVE
Main Cast: Jake Cannavale, Angelique Rivera, Sarah Yarkin, Patrick Fabian Directed by: Rodman Flender Produced by: Van Toffler, Cody Zwieg, James Frey, Todd Cohen, Tony DiSanto, Tommy Coriale Written by: Michael Herro & David Strauss, based on the novel by Jeff Hart Country: USA Run Time: 87 minutes An ordinary lunch hour explodes in an orgy of spurting blood and flying organs when stoner Jake Stephens and cheerleader Amanda Blake suddenly gut-munch half their class in the school cafeteria. Afflicted with a zombie virus, they hit road in search of a cure while outrunning Cass, a telepath charged with hunting and killing the infected. Can Jake and Amanda find love while eating their way through the national sex offender registry? The director of IDLE HANDS delivers an outrageous, gore-soaked zom-rom-com.
Main Cast: Maximilian Beck, Simone Geißler, Sascha Alexander Gersak Directed by: Esther Bialas Produced by: Mathieu Miville, Nathan Nill, Andrea Schütte Written by: Lena Krumkamp Country: Germany Run Time: 98 minutes After three years at boarding school, Hanna (14) returns to her childhood village during the holidays. The villagers believe her mother was a witch, who lured three men into the marsh, where they died.
HERE COMES HELL
Main Cast: Tom Bailey, Margaret Clunie, Jasper Britton, Timothy Renouf Directed by: Jack McHenry Produced by: Olivia Loveridge Written by: Jack McHenry, Alice Sidgwick Country: UK Run Time: 74 minutes A 1930s dinner party descends into chaos and carnage when the evening entertainment accidentally leads to the opening of Hell. Rivalries and old friendships are put to the test as the guests must battle ghosts, ghouls - and one another - before it is too late.
Main Cast: Tony Todd, Dylan Baker, Samm Levine, Robin Bartlett, Agnes Bruckner, Vanessa Lengies, Brett Edwards, and Lindsay Mushett Directed by: Jon Dabach, Danny Isaacs, Tom Colley & Rob Margolies Produced by: Jon Dabach & Rob Margolies Written by: Jon Dabach Country: USA Run Time: 94 minutes
A chilling horror/thriller anthology film, IMMORTAL boasts career-best performances from Tony Todd, Dylan Baker, Robin Bartlett, Samm Levine, and Agnes Bruckner. Thrown into the face of death only to emerge unharmed, the characters of Immortal are left staring at their lives in the face with uncertainty and fear like theyâ€™ve never imagined.
Main Cast: Caitlin Stasey, Sasha Frolova, Macon Blair and Thora Birch Directed by: Lucky McKee Produced by: Ash Christian, Michael Moran Written by: Chris Sivertson Country: USA Run Time: 91 minutes Chloe, a single mother in a relationship with Alex, has her life turned upside down when her younger sister, Sadie, comes home after a long, unexplained absence. Though Sadie seems to want to settle in with her sister and 17-year-old niece (becoming quite a handful herself), sheâ€™s actually a deeply disturbed young woman who has a sinister agenda regarding anyone who gets between her and her big sister.
Main Cast: Evan Daves, Larry Saperstein, Jillian Mueller, Glenn Stott, Robbie Tann, Peter Reznikoff, Katelyn Pearce Directed by: Keola Racela Produced by: Chris Cole, Sarah Oh Written by: Matt Black, Laurence Vannicelli Country: USA Run Time: 98 minutes
When five teen employees at the local movie theater in a small Christian town discover a mysterious old film hidden in its basement, they unleash an alluring succubus who gives them a sex education... written in blood.
Main Cast: Laura Vandevoort, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Phil Brooks, Stephen McHattie Directed by: The Soska Sisters Produced by: John Vidette, Paul Lalonde, Michael Walker Written by: The Soska Sisters, John Serge Country: USA Run Time: 110 minutes
In this remake of David Cronenbergâ€™s 1977 classic film, aspiring fashion designer, Rose Miller, has her dreams turn into a nightmarish reality when a freak accident leaves her horribly disfigured. After receiving a miracle procedure involving an experimental skin graft from a mysterious clinic, Rose is transformed into the beauty of her dreams. But nothing comes without a cost and Rose begins to feel terrifying side effects that tear at her last threads of sanity. She struggles to keep up appearances as the procedure reveals something much darker than she ever could have imagined. What price will Rose have to pay to have everything she ever wanted? It may just cost her her humanity.
RED LETTER DAY
Main Cast: Dawn Van de Schoot, Hailey Foss, Kaeleb Zain Gartner, Roger LeBlanc Directed by: Cameron Macgowan Produced by: Jason Wan Lim Written by: Cameron Macgowan Country: Canada Run Time: 76 minutes While adjusting to a new life in a quiet suburban community, a recently divorced mother and her two teens receive mysterious red letters instructing them each to kill, or be killed.
Main Cast: Peter Plaugborg, Sofie Gråbøl, Vivelill Søgaard Holm Directed by: Daniel Borgman Produced by: Katja Adomeit Written by: Bo Hr. Hansen Country: Denmark Run Time: 92 minutes The dangerous paranoia lurking beneath the seemingly idyllic existence of a family of hermits living on a remote island begins to come to the fore when their daughter starts to question her parents’ worldview.
SADISTIC INTENTIONS Main Cast: Jeremy Gardner, Taylor Zaudtke, Michael Patrick Nicholson, Larry Fessenden Directed by: Eric Pennycoff Produced by: Jason Walter Short Written by: Eric Pennycoff Country: USA Run Time: 90 minutes A psychotic musician lures a fellow band-mate and an unsuspecting woman to a remote mansion for a night of romantic deceit and grinding metal mayhem.
SHE NEVER DIED
Main Cast: OlunikĂŠ Adeliyi, Peter MacNeill, Kiana Madeira, Michelle Nolden, Noah Danby Directed by: Audrey Cummings Produced by: Jennifer Mesich Written by: Jason Krawczyk Country: Canada Run Time: 89 minutes Lacey, a socially detached loner is cursed with immortality and her never-ending tedium of existence. In her attempts to keep her compulsions in check, she seeks out the darkest souls humanity has to offer. Lacey must now face her own inner demons while simultaneously finding her next meal.
THE SOUL CONDUCTOR
Main Cast: Aleksandra Bortich, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Vladimir Yaglych, Aleksandr Robak Directed by: Ilya Maksimov Produced by: Anna Kurbatova, Mikhail Kurbatov and Grigoriy Podzemelnyy Written by: Anna Kurbatova, Alexander Topuria Country: Russia Run Time: 89 minutes
The heroine of this film is Katya, a 22-year-old disaffected gloomy girl. But she is endowed with a mystical gift: she can see ghosts. Katya is a conduit between the world of the dead and the world of the quick, and she helps earthbound souls to regain peace. It’s a difficult relationship, between Katya and her ‘guests’, for ghosts, like real people, have human emotions, habits and sentiments, and they long very much to find peace eternal.
Main Cast: Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Bruce Dern, Robert Longstreet, Ross Partridge, Michael Weaver Directed by: Teddy Grennan Produced by: Marsha Oglesby, Heath Franklin, Teddy Grennan, Bennett Krishock Written by: Teddy Grennan Country: USA Run Time: 77 minutes When a nature photographer explains to the Police how she fought her way out of the Watchatoomy Valley, they dismiss her crazed and violent story as a meth-induced nightmare. But when they discover that she’s telling the truth, it’s too late.
Main Cast: Omar Epps, Kristina Reyes, Jamie Kennedy, Tom Atkins Directed by: Patrick Lussier Produced by: Ita Kennedy, Ellen S. Wander Written by: Todd Farmer, Patrick Lussier Country: USA Run Time: 97 minutes
On Halloween night in 2015, Patrick â€œTrickâ€? Weaver massacred his classmates at a costume party. After being arrested, he managed to escape police custody, but not before being shot five times by Detective Mike Denver (Epps). Everyone believes Trick must be dead, but when a masked killer reappears the following Halloween, and every Halloween after, they realize the nightmare is not over. With Trick wreaking havoc and killing innocent people in increasingly terrifying ways, Denver will stop at nothing to finish what he started and bring the carnage to an end.
Main Cast: Justin Long, Donald Faison, Tommy Flanagan, Sheila Vand, Katia Winter, Sarah Minnich, Bill Sage Directed by: Gille Klabin Produced by: Joshua Bunting, Robert Dehn, Carl W. Lucas, Monte Young Written by: Carl W. Lucas Country: USA Run Time: 90 minutes When Frank goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion, his night takes an unexpected and bizarre turn when he is dosed with a hallucinogen that alters his perception and changes his life forever.
WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS
Main Cast: Alexandra Daddario, Keean Johnson, Johnny Knoxville, Logan Miller, Maddie Hasson, Amy Forsyth, Austin Swift Directed by: Marc Meyers Produced by: Kyle Tekiela, Mark Lane, Christian Armogida Written by: Alan Trezza Country: USA Run Time: 83 minutes
In 1988, three best friends Alexis (Alex Daddario), Val and Beverly embark on a road trip to a heavy metal music festival where they bond with three guys in a band. After the show, the group heads off to Alexis’ parents’ secluded country home for an afterparty. What should be a night of fun and youthful debauchery instead takes a dark and deadly turn. With killers on the loose, can anyone be trusted?
Main Cast: Dakota Johnson, Armie Hammer, Zazie Beetz Directed by: Babak Anvari Produced by: Babak Anvari, Christopher Kopp, Lucan Toh Written by: Babak Anvari Country: USA Run Time: 94 minutes
Will (Armie Hammer) is a bartender in New Orleans. He has a great job, great friends, and a girlfriend, Carrie (Dakota Johnson), who loves him. He skates across life’s surface, ignoring complications and concentrating on enjoying the moment. One night at the bar, a violent brawl breaks out, which injures one of his regular customers and causes some college kids to leave behind a cell phone in their haste. Will begins receiving disturbing texts and calls from the stranger’s phone. While Will hopes to not get involved, Carrie gets lost down a rabbit hole investigating this strange malevolence. They’ve discovered something unspeakable, and it’s crawling slowly into the light. Written for the Screen and Directed By Babak Anvari the Award-Winning Director of Under the Shadow.
Main Cast: John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones, Azie Tesfai, Zarah Mahler, Kevin Bigley, Blane Crockarell, Gabriela Quezada Bloomgarden, Richard Ellis Directed by: The Pierce Brothers Produced by: Chang Tseng, Ed Polgardy, Travis Cultreri Written by: Brett Pierce, Drew Pierce Country: USA Run Time: 95 minutes
A rebellious teenage boy, Ben, visiting his father for the summer makes a haunting discovery -- A malevolent fiend from the deep woods stalks the young family living next door. Taking ahold of the mother, the creature begins playing a terrifying game of house while preying upon the local children. Alone in his suspicions, Ben launches into a perilous crusade to stop the wretched evil before it consumes everything he holds dear. “WICKED FUN! THE WRETCHED is a twisted blend of FAIRYTALE and HORROR!” - SAM RAIMI
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T R O H S S M L I F
A MOTHER’S LOVE
Main Cast: Corey Landis, Kristin Feinfield, Kinley Stark Directed by: Jake Stark Produced by: Mike Lev & Ricky Rosario Written by: Jake Stark Country: USA Run Time: 5:32
A woman forgets who her daughter is, but things aren’t as they seem.
A NIGHT AT THE TABLE
Main Cast: Dierdra McDowell, Tamara S. Hall, David Alan Madrick, Keith Dorman Directed by: Tamara S. Hall Produced by: A Flower in Fire Productions Written by: Tamara S. Hall Country: USA Run Time: 10:37 A mother prepares food for a seemingly normal family night dinner, but as the conversation between her and her kids grow more peculiar, tension mounts between the three, unveiling a lurking threat at the table.
Main Cast: Matt Mercer, Ace Marrero, CB Mullen, Andrew Morris Directed by: Zachary Eglinton Produced by: Zachary Eglinton, CB Mullen, Joe Marine Written by: Zachary Eglinton Country: USA Run Time: 14:14
Four friends gather for a weekend long mother of all marathons, “Freddy Vs Jason Fest.” Scott brings a plate of cookies, jam packed with all kinds of chocolate, caramel and peanuts! Unbeknownst to Scott, one of his friend’s has a severe nut allergy. And after that friend eats MANY cookies, the rest of the group has a serious problem on their hands.
Main Cast: Mariam Hernández, Javier Pereira Directed by: J.C. Mostaza Produced by: M. Prada, K. Prada, J. Prada, J.C. Mostaza, P. López Written by: J.C. Mostaza Country: Spain Run Time: 18:00
Amandine is a kind, extroverted Postdoc student who is living temporarily at a student residence. Oscar is the doctor who works at the infirmaryAs the rest of the students leave the residence for the holidays, Amandine is forced to stay on a few more days to finish her Postdoc. Her relationship with Oscar intensifies. When the day arrives for Amandine to leave, Oscar finds an unusual way for Amandine to stay with him, perhaps forever...
Main Cast: Christine Medrano, Nika Burnett, Ryan Nemeth Directed by: David Mikalson Produced by: David Mikalson, Jonah Vallez, Ester Song Kim, Trevor Elliott Written by: David Mikalson & Jonah Vallez Country: USA Run Time: 14:00
A man matches with two women who share a profile on a dating app.
Main Cast: Marie Cluzet, Alex Blanchard, Axel-Jazz Salmon Directed by: Antoine Devulder and Vincent L’Anthoen Produced by: Persistance Written by: Antoine Devulder and Vincent L’Anthoen Country: France Run Time: 28 minutes
One summer evening, Judith books a babysitting gig on the BABYKEEPER app. Upon arriving, Judith meets the father of the little girl, who’s already in bed. Once alone, Judith heads out to the terrace for some fresh air. Meanwhile, the apartment goes dark. Now locked out, she will do almost everything to get back in; slowly uncovering the chilling narrative she has gotten roped into...
Main Cast: Sten Karpov Directed by: Oskar Lehemaa Produced by: Evelin Penttilä Written by: Oskar Lehemaa Country: Estonia Run Time: 15:00
Insecure and balding LEO (35) has closed himself in his apartment to try hair growth liquid for fixing up his looks. The liquid causes a series of grotesque metamorphoses with his skin and hair and as Leo tries to get his bodily changes under control the evening quickly turns into chaos.
Main Cast: Nerea Barros, Ismael Palacios, Alberto Sánchez, Miguel Galbín Directed by: Lucas Paulino, Ángel Torres Produced by: Emilio Aragón, Chelo Loureiro, Itziar Puga, Amaro González, Paco Rodríguez Written by: Lucas Paulino, Ángel Torres Country: Spain Run Time: 9:00
A witch that is observing from the apartment across the street and a story no child should ever hear. Dani is trying to sleep on the top bunkbed, while his mother is telling Lucas a story on the one below... but who is actually the woman telling the story? Better not take a look...
Main Cast: Hanna van Vliet, Kay Greidanus, Ilke Paddenburg Directed by: Nico van den Brink Produced by: NL Film Written by: Nico van den Brink Country: The Netherlands Run Time: 17:00
A young woman visits her boyfriend’s family home. There, she learns about a sinister history with his creepy neighbor and soon, all kinds of skeletons come out of the closet.
CARNE FRESCA (FRESH MEAT)
Main Cast: Isaque Ribeiro, Lucas Franco Directed by: Marcus Neto Produced by: Alcides Buba Júnior, Erick Ricco, Fernanda Salgado Written by: Marcus Neto Country: Brazil Run Time: 18:06
Junior is a young and successful realtor. Addicted to hook up apps, he uses the vacant real estate he has access to for quick and anonymous sexual encounters. On a full moon night, Junior meets an attractive and mysterious man and what was meant to be just sex takes an unexpected turn.
Main Cast: Spencer H. Levin, Daniel L. Emmons Directed by: Travis Bible Produced by: Mike Nicholas, Patrick Reardon Written by: Travis Bible Country: USA Run Time: 13:27 Join top ten vlogger, Chad Ryan, as he live streams his visit to the William Burrows murder cabin!
Main Cast: Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra, Nathália Boga, Plínio Soares Directed by: Marcus Alqueres Produced by: Marcus Alqueres and Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra Written by: Marcus Alqueres Country: Brazil Run Time: 10:40
When faced with a major problem, a drug dealer seeks an unconventional help.
Main Cast: David Clavel, Coline D’Incà, Charlie Mechiori Directed by: Pierre Mouchet Produced by: Romain couture Written by: Pierre Mouchet Country: France Run Time: 17:00
An old and dilapidated house in the countryside. A solitary and gloomy-looking man wandering around. A frail and angelic girl locked up in a room. A piece of human flesh forgotten near the well... That is what a young tramp will discover beyond sacrifice...
THE CRYING BOY
Main Cast: Elena Cascino Directed by: T3 Produced by: T3 Written by: T3 Country: Italy Run Time: 5:27
Andrea visits deceased painter Arganti’s house to investigate his cursed pantings of the crying kids, among them The Crying Boy.
Main Cast: Richard Ng, Adrian Dryden Directed by: Simon Yin Produced by: Simon Yin, Billy Cheon Yue Lau, Davina To Written by: Simon Yin Country: Hong Kong Run Time: 12:20
On the eve of his record breaking 444th on-screen death, veteran Hong Kong actor Richard, forsakes a long lasting Chinese superstition - challenging the Chinese demon, Sui, to come and devour his soul. Starring Hong Kong legend Richard Ng, this film was shot over 2 days in Hong Kong.
DEAD TEENAGER SEANCE
Main Cast: Bianca Tadini, Sofia Peres, Eduardo Medaets, Tainá Medina, Felipe Frazão, Vitor Bassoli, Diego Goullart, Ivo Müller Directed by: Dante Vescio & Rodrigo Gasparini Produced by: Dante Vescio, Rafael Baliú, Rodrigo Gasparini and Tânia Assumpção Written by: Dante Vescio & Rafael Baliú Country: Brazil Run Time: 20:58
A group of dead teenagers spending their after-lives in Limbo decides to wreak vengeance upon their killer by summoning him to the world of the dead.
THE DESOLATION PRIZE
Main Cast: MJ Kehler, Byron Mayberry, Amanda Wong, Alan Colodey Directed by: Shane Day Produced by: Jon Warne Written by: Shane Day Country: Canada Run Time: 15:00
With only the ghost of the man he killed years before to keep him company, Jake lives an isolated life. He rarely goes outside, and his groceries are delivered to him. Fearful that this unwanted spirit will continue to humiliate and terrorize him in public, he has structured his life around a lonely and bleak existence.
DINNER FOR ONE
Main Cast: Jessica Yang & Jason Saiko Directed by: Brad Jacques Produced by: Limary Vargas & Brad Jacques Written by: Brad Jacques Country: USA Run Time: 1:59 A dutiful housewife prepares dinner for her ungrateful husband... but tonight, the menu may not agree with him!
THE FORTUNE TELLER
Main Cast: McKaley Miller Leilene Stewart Melinda Dekay Directed by: David Ferino Produced by: Bryce McGuire Written by: David Ferino Country: USA Run Time: 4:23 Things get freaky when a little girl finds an origami fortune teller.
Main Cast: Louisa Darr, Rod Kasai Directed by: Andrew Hunt Produced by: Andrew Hunt Written by: Andrew Hunt Country: USA Run Time: 10:00
A young girl lures a mysterious figure across a frozen wasteland for reasons unexplained.
GETTING OFF EARLY
Main Cast: Ramon Zagoto Directed by: Noah Ambrose Produced by: Noah Ambrose Written by: Noah Ambrose Country: Estonia Run Time: 2:31
To celebrate a profitable quarter, Ramonâ€™s boss let everyone have a half day and go home early. Now at home, Ramon is ready to enjoy the rest of the afternoon. Little does he know that something is about to happen that will ruin his plans and force him to make a life-changing decision.
Main Cast: Maia Scalia & Eric West Directed by: Julian Scalia Produced by: Julian Scalia & Molly Ebner Written by: Julian Scalia & Molly Ebner Country: USA Run Time: 3:00
A Photographer captures the fleeting moments of a model in his studio. Between the camera flashes, time slips away and a dark secret is exposed. H’ilol, which means “seer” in the Mayan language of highland Mexico, is the Jury Grand Prize winner of the KODAK and ATLFS 2019 “100’ of film competition” hosted in Atlanta, GA. The project was shot entirely on one 100’ roll of 16mm color film.
Main Cast: Liv Hewson, Isaro Kayitesi, Claudia Pickering, Christiaan Van Vuuren Directed by: Adele Vuko Produced by: Chloe Rickard and Johanna Somerville Written by: Adele Vuko Country: Australia Run Time: 13:50 Jade hits the road to Byron Bay with two besties, resolving to keep her terminal diagnosis on the down-low. When an enigmatic hitchhiker makes her an offer, she finds it hard to refuse.
HONOUR THY MOTHER
Main Cast: Sarah Bentley, Julie Gibson Josephson, Raluca Andreea Raduta Directed by: Yinghui Fu Produced by: Yinghui Fu and Kyle Baughman Written by: Yinghui Fu and Kyle Baughman Country: China/America Run Time: 17:00
Liz is homeless, living life adrift. In a moment of despair and loneliness, she returns home after many years to her God-fearing mother and discovers time has changed more than she ever could have imagined.
Main Cast: Sissi Venturin, Isabella Lima, Mafalda Panattieri, Carol Fabris Directed by: Cassiano Prado Produced by: Stink Films SP Written by: Cassiano Prado, Guilherme Quintella Country: Brazil Run Time: 8:40 Rosa is a skeptical mother who denies there is more to her daughter’s rejection than pure tantrum.
Main Cast: Miguel Ángel Puro, Elizabeth Sogorb Directed by: Carlos Salado Produced by: K.O Company (Uniacords) Written by: Carlos Salado Country: Spain Run Time: 15:30 Tono is continuously harassed by her mother, who is uncannily cruel and authoritarian. His obsession with a woman’s voice recorded on cassette and his favorite doll will help him fight out of his mother’s control.
Main Cast: Joey Beni, Brandon Shypkowski, Victoria Moroles, Mike C. Manning, Cathy Marks, Julia Black Directed by: Colton Tran Produced by: Mike C. Manning, Brandon Shypkowski, Joey Beni Written by: Brandon Shypkowski, Joey Beni Country: USA Run Time: 14:00
Quiet and awkward aspiring serial killer, Ed Larson, asks his next target on a date in an attempt to add another notch to his murder belt, but things don’t go as planned.
Main Cast: Aida Folch Isak Férriz Directed by: Àlvaro Rodríguez Areny Produced by: Paula Peña Written by: Àlvaro Rodríguez Areny Country: Andorra Run Time: 12:46
Second World War. Marie wakes up wounded and disoriented in the middle of a blizzard. In front, a mysterious forest separates her from her daughter.
Main Cast: Jeffrey Jensen, Vincent Washington, Amanda Spinella, Jillian Nelson, Steve Trzaska Directed by: Doug O. Perkins Produced by: Doug O. Perkins Written by: Doug O. Perkins Country: USA Run Time: 4:05
A group of friends on their way to a remote lake house come across a stranger with some important information.
Main Cast: Shane Almagor Kevin Ragsdale Mosh Will Abbott Grace Westlin Directed by: Rich Ragsdale Produced by: Kevin Ragsdale Veronica Radaelli Roger M. Mayer Written by: Rich Ragsdale Country: USA Run Time: 7:40
Mikey’s older brother, Tommy, brings home a mysterious bootleg VHS tape of “the scariest movie ever made”. But what they expect to be a run-of-the-mill 80s slasher flick turns out to be something much more terrifying.
Main Cast: Evelyne Buyle, Damien Bonnard, Bernard Verley Directed by: Garth Jennings Produced by: Octavia Peissel, Marine Dorfmann, Garth Jennings Written by: Garth Jennings Country: France/UK Run Time: 23:00
Inside a grand Parisian apartment lives an elegant elderly lady. And inside this lady lives a monster.
Main Cast: Ramón Langa, Hubert Ana Álvarez, Vera Magnolia Martínez, Juliet Pablo Pacheco, Cuñado, Lourdes Moreno Directed by: Greg A. Sebastian Produced by: PETER & PAN PRODUCTIONS S.L. Written by: Daniel Díez Colinas Country: Spain Run Time: 9:15
A man comes to with a huge hangover. Everything is in its right place, the bodies of his wife and his brother-in-law lying on the floor. Everything points to him, a monster in his personal labyrinth who knows he is guilty of many things. Sooner or later he will pay the price.
Main Cast: Hannah Reese, Daniel Van Thomas, Frantz G. Saint Louis Jr. Directed by: Sergio Guerra Produced by: Sergio Guerra, Francesca DeLutis, Alison Pringle Written by: Sergio Guerra Country: USA Run Time: 10:36
As an abused wife tends to the post-robbery wounds of her criminal ex-husband, they are visited by a mysterious — and malevolent — preacher.
Main Cast: Madeline Zima, James Paxton, Kate Freund, Sarah Engelland, Brad Oberhofer, DeMorge Brown, Kim House, M.C. Gainey, Yvonne Zima. Directed by: Nicholas Dunlevy, Erin Elders Produced by: Eli Kooris, James Paxton Written by: Nicholas Dunlevy, Erin Elders Country: USA Run Time: 12:53
A fashion photography crew heads to a remote ranch house to shoot, only to get terrorized by a pair of ghoulish strangers.
Main Cast: Ariana Lebron Baez, Rebecca Layoo, Ingrid Evans and Jay Robertson Directed by: Michelle Garza Cervera Produced by: Hiro Ishiguro Written by: Andrew Fleming and Michelle Garza Cervera Country: UK Run Time: 13:00
Alana’s partner, Gwendolyn, is in the final stages of locked-in syndrome. They are offered a chance to regain the life they thought they had lost through a procedure that will transfer Gwendolyn’s consciousness into a healthy clone. Although the procedure initially appears to be a success, something has gone terribly wrong.
Main Cast: Abby Eiland, Andreas Riter, Sara Patterson, Ewan Chung, Sara Mayer-Fried, Robert McAtee Directed by: Julianna Robinson Produced by: Sean Kohnen and Julianna Robinson Written by: Sean Kohnen and Julianna Robinson Country: USA Run Time: 9:00 When a charming stranger invites her to a party, a shy woman’s fear of socializing turns into real terror.
Main Cast: Sofía Gomez, Diego Sanchéz, Dominc Hernández Directed by: Alberto Ordaz Produced by: Reyna Escalante & Alberto Ordaz Written by: Alberto Ordaz Country: Mexico Run Time: 18:57
Ale, 11, lives with her bed-ridden mother in a mountain cabin where she is harassed by a mysterious shadow. The town folk have estranged them for no apparent reason. Valo, 11, is the only one to treat her humanely, making her deepest feelings surface, revealing what lies behind the lurking shadow.
Main Cast: Laura Galán, Paco Hidalgo, Elisabet Casanovas, Sara Barroso, Mireia Vilapuig, Jorge Elorza Directed by: Carlota Pereda Produced by: Luis Angel Ramírez, Mario Madueño Written by: Carlota Pereda Country: Spain Run Time: 14:00
Sara is an overweight teen that lives in the shadow of a clique of cool girls holidaying in her village. Not even her childhood friend, Claudia, defends her when she’s bullied at the local pool in front of a unknown man. Her clothes are stolen and Sara must get home wearing nothing but her bikini. The long walk home will mark the rest of her life.
Main Cast: Dudley O’Shaughnessy Jo Hartley Marcus Taylor Directed by: Michele Fiascaris Produced by: Filippo Polesel Written by: Michele Fiascaris, Filippo Polesel Country: UK Run Time: 16:41
We follow a young photographer, an outcast simply known as Rain Catcher. New in town, he captures the haunting beauty of his new home: the notorious Barbican estate in London. Suddenly, Rain Catcher notices a sinister and mysterious man appearing in all his photographs.
RICK AND RUBY
Main Cast: Samuel FD Dunning, Ellie Lee, Chip Ramsey, Kyle Minshew, Douglas McCue Directed by: Scott Woodburn Produced by: Halleloo Productions, Nathan Chang and Corey Sheppard, Samuel FD Dunning Written by: Samuel FD Dunning Country: USA Run Time: 14:28
Ruby, a mysterious leather-clad badass, drags a trunk with unknown cargo to a seedy Roadhouse in the middle of nowhere. Inside, three overly friendly hicks overpower her and prepare to have their way, when her trunk teeters over and out pops RICK. A “man” with an unquenchable thirst and an allergy to the sun. Heads and dad-jokes roll.
Main Cast: Madison Hine, Zack Weiner, Gia Gonzales, Jonathan Fine Directed by: Emmet Dotan Produced by: Emmet Dotan & Max Lakner Written by: Emmet Dotan & Zack Weiner Country: USA Run Time: 12:38 SHELLY is the story of a Halloween party gone very, very wrong...
THE SPRINGFIELD THREE
Main Cast: Ashlynn Yennie, Natalija Nogulich, Gigi Gustin, and John Kassir Directed by: Samuel Gonzalez Jr. Produced by: Samuel Gonzalez Jr., James Preston Written by: Samuel Gonzalez Jr. Country: USA Run Time: 28:00 Based on the terrifying true unsolved 1992 disappearance, three women with a dark secret drive out of town to start a new life, horrifically encountering their inevitable fates.
Main Cast: Sam Falconi, Vadim Gitlin, Henri Falconi Directed by: Jason Rogan Produced by: Jason Rogan, Yury Gromik, Constantine Samarin Written by: Jason Rogan Country: Belarus Run Time: 11:50
In the final days of World War II, US paratrooper Joe Boyd leads a daring escape from a Nazi POW camp, only to face a more horrifying evil beyond the prison walls. Inspired by true events. STALAG III-C was filmed entirely on location in Minsk, Belarus.
Main Cast: Willam Knight, Roy Abramson, Jenna Enns, Murray Patrick Finerty, Dylan George, Richard Bradsher Directed by: Richard Greenwood jr. Produced by: Richard Greenwood Jr & Collin Watts Written by: Collin Watts Country: USA Run Time: 18:57
Sunnyvale, a “happy healing home” uses cutting edge technology to free its patient’s minds... But happy comes with a cost.
Main Cast: Ebony Obsidian, Jefferson White Directed by: Niels Bouronje Produced by: Steffie van Rhee Written by: Paul Bontenbal, Niels Bourgonje Country: The Netherlands Run Time: 5:49 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.
Main Cast: Tracey Sheals, Seamus O’Neil, Joanne Mitchell, Eileen O’Brien, Garth Maunders Directed by: Joanne Mitchell Produced by: Joanne Mitchell and Dominic Brunt Written by: Joanne Mitchell and Tracey Sheals Country: Great Britain Run Time: 13:00 The life of a Mortician can be a lonely one - but there are opportunities for love... and revenge. In this macabre tale, nothing will stop this mortician from achieving her heart’s desire. Afterall, Love is Dead.
Main Cast: Riaan Smit, Kristina Hampton, Stephanie Izsak Directed by: Grace Goen Produced by: Clement Lin, Edward Hyde and Grace Goen Written by: Grace Goen Country: Canada/USA Run Time: 10:50
Nicolas lives in the midst of a pandemic where a deadly virus is transmitted through eye contact. With a baby on the way Nicolas’ fears of infecting his wife Claire rise. He must decide whether it is worth the risk to be with the ones he loves or ensure their safety by abandoning them.
WE FOLLOW YOU
Main Cast: Zeta Morrison David Alan Madrick Vince Turner Directed by: Brandon Espy Produced by: Brandon Espy Written by: Brandon Espy Country: USA Run Time: 6:35
A famed influencer tries to escape her followers after the government conducts a nationwide social media shutdown.
Main Cast:Jennifer Christa Palmer, Barbara Hawkins-Scott, Jared Carter, Stephanie Dunnam, Bryce Harper, Samuel R. Moody, Gabriel Manak Directed by: Robbie Robertson Produced by: Brad Jayne, Robbie Robertson, Lorie Gardner Written by: Robbie Robertson Country: USA Run Time: 14:54
The artist James McNeill Whistler spent years trying to capture the essence of his mother for his most famous work of art - not to create a masterpiece - but to save his mother from possession by the Baba Yaga, an evil Russian witch.
Main Cast: Ellie Gonsalves, Jill McKay, Corinne Sennitt Directed by: Peter Spann Produced by: Triona Maddock Written by: Holly Hargraves Country: Australia Run Time: 4:33 Two blood splattered little old ladies skulking through the bush on a murderous rampage, a real life super model and tapioca pudding collide.
T N E D U T S S T R O H S
THE DIONAEA HOUSE
Main Cast: Trin Miller, Keight Leighn, Richard Abraham Directed by: Tom Kircher Produced by: Harrison Lanuza, Wyatt Giampa Written by: Tom Kircher & Michael Fairbanks, Story by Eric Heisserer Country: USA Run Time: 20:00
While preparing a funeral service for her recently deceased younger brother, a grieving young woman discovers that the house he lived in up until his death harbors a disturbing secret that threatens to entrap anyone who becomes aware of its existence.
Main Cast: Revell Carpenter, Davíð Már Stefánsson Directed by: Can Turedi Produced by: Luca Marovici Written by: Can Turedi Country: USA Run Time: 14:39 At a tennis retreat in upstate New York, Scarlett meets with David, a helper of the house that she rented. Scarlett is alone, with no cell signal. When she gets reception, her calls are unanswered. When David says he needs to stay at the cabin, Scarlett realizes she doesn’t have anyone besides herself to deal with this unexpected situation.
HAND IN HAND
Main Cast: Jürg Plüss Jürg Bünzli Urs-Peter Wolters Directed by: Ennio Ruschetti Produced by: Zürich University of the Arts Written by: Ennio Ruschetti Country: Switzerland Run Time: 3:40 Only a formal handshake separates two politicians from a sealed contract. But as both stubbornly try to gain the upper hand within the gesture, their grim intransigence takes on a monstrous life of its own.
Main Cast: Harry Aspinwall, Jayne McLendon, Christian Masters, Blake Merriman Directed by: Daniel Byers Produced by: Tim Judd, Grace Merriman Written by: Daniel Byers Country: USA Run Time: 13:47 In a frozen, post-apocalyptic world, a man unwittingly rescues a woman from cannibals.
IN YOUR AREA
Main Cast: Jessica Park, Hunter Canning, Daniel Slottje Directed by: Daniel Slottje Produced by: Elliot Zarrabi, Jaclyn Noel, Michael Goitanich, Jessica Park Written by: Daniel Slottje Country: USA Run Time: 9:44
Sophie Pongrace â€˜swipes-rightâ€™ looking for a real connection but encounters something else entirely.
Main Cast: Shellita Boxie Avis-Marie Barnes Malachi Payne-Selmore Directed by: Kennikki Jones-Jones Produced by: Yingli Cheng Written by: Kennikki Jones-Jones Country: USA Run Time: 13:57
Sinia tries to help the kids next door, but when their mother becomes a true danger, she does nothing. Stricken by guilt, she decides to check on the kids, and what she discovers pushes her over the edge into a chilling reality.
Main Cast: Eleanor Webster & Marie Werrett Directed by: Rebecca Thompson Produced by: Paige Gibson Written by: Rebecca Thompson Country: Australia Run Time: 8:44 The foundations of reality peel away in a passing moment in the life of Annalise. Reflected in the glass and seeping out of the shadows, a figure follows, soaking up normality, not everything is as it seems.
Main Cast: Chasen Tyler Bauer Wyni Landry Christian Dunlop Clayton Hoff Hans Christopher Directed by: Justin Daering Produced by: Gregory M. Schroeder Written by: Kenda Greenwood Moran & Justin Daering Country: USA Run Time: 29:15 A world like ours, except that the wealthy elites are aliens, living and working among us. They reproduce by implanting their offspring in a human host. When a blue-collar man is forcibly implanted with his alien bossâ€™s parasitic offspring, he asks his wife to help him remove the parasite -- a dangerous and forbidden act that puts their marriage -- and their lives -- at risk.
Main Cast: Francesca Anderson Reid Prebenda Lily Davis Directed by: Henry Evans Produced by: Sarah-Kate Fenelon Written by: Henry Evans Country: USA Run Time: 14:00 After a night of infidelity, Rainn takes his girlfriend, Evelyn on a romantic country retreat to try and restore her faith in the relationship, but it all comes to a bloody end when Evelyn discovers the truth of what really happened that night.
Main Cast: Jason Richter, Bridget Hagerman Directed by: Jackson Little Produced by: AliReza Yahyaei Written by: Jackson Little Country: USA Run Time: 5:00 A business man under pressure working at home, finds himself facing a series of strange occurences while waiting for his wife to come home.
Main Cast: Ela Castillo Joseph Steven Jessica Troiani Dawn Matthews Directed by: Marc Van Holt Produced by: Marc Van Holt Written by: Clarissa Appelt Country: USA Run Time: 6:04 When a passenger displays eccentric behavior on a plane, whatâ€™s first assumed to be a hallucination reveals itself to be something beyond comprehension.
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SHE NEVER DIED with the short film THE PARTY CITY OF ASHES with the short film THE SPRINGFIELD THREE 9:15PM
STUDENT SHORTS BLOCK
SHORTS BLOCK #1
SHORTS BLOCK #2
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THE WAVE 10PM
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RED LETTER DAY
SHORTS BLOCK #7
A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND With the short film GLASS CABIN
CREATING CREATORS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCREENINGS & WORKSHOPS
CREATING CREATORS HIGH SCHOOL SCREENINGS & WORKSHOPS
THE SOUL CONDUCTOR
HERE COMES HELL
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THE DEEPER YOU DIG
with the short film THE FORTUNE TELLER
WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS
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View the films that premiered at the 2019 Screamfest Horror Film Festival at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood CA.
Published on Nov 8, 2019
View the films that premiered at the 2019 Screamfest Horror Film Festival at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood CA.