Horror 2016

When Susurrus Stirs

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Written by Anthony Cousins, Kevin Semlak, & Jeremy Robert Johnson; Directed by Anthony Cousins; Produced by Anthony Cousins, Ryan Schaddelee, & Peter West

Written by Anthony Cousins, Kevin Semlak, & Jeremy Robert Johnson; Directed by Anthony Cousins; Produced by Anthony Cousins, Ryan Schaddelee, & Peter West

A body horror tale like no other. A man finds purpose in his meaningless life when he becomes Host to an ancient creature named Susurrus. The bond they share could result in the end of us all.

10 minutes

Wan Mei (Perfect)

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Written/Directed by Yiyi Yin; Produced by Saad Nawab

Written/Directed by Yiyi Yin; Produced by Saad Nawab

Xiao’s perfect girlfriend, Wan Mei, has left him. Heartbroken, he gets a mannequin to fill the void, but Wan Mei unexpectedly comes back to him. Xiao is relieved, but when he realizes she is still in love with another man, he resorts to revenge… and the love of a mannequin.

15 minutes

Turned

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Written/Directed by Adam Bolt; Produced by Matt Miller, Erich Lochner

Written/Directed by Adam Bolt; Produced by Matt Miller, Erich Lochner

In a dangerous, abandoned city, a mother has been bitten by a zombie. Locked in a house with a violent survivor, she must find a way to get her child to safety before her deteriorating mind and body turn her into a monster.

13 minutes

Toxic

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Written by Walt Guthrie; Directed by Matt Green, Produced by Richard Rosenthal

Written by Walt Guthrie; Directed by Matt Green, Produced by Richard Rosenthal

A criminal’s plan goes toxic.

7 minutes

Summoned

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Written/Directed by Victoria Angell; Produced by Ian Gustafson, Victoria Angell, & Kate Kroll

Written/Directed by Victoria Angell; Produced by Ian Gustafson, Victoria Angell, & Kate Kroll

In order to stop abuse at home, Amanda decides to summon a demon for help. What she gets is not what she wanted, but it is exactly what she asked for.

6 minutes

Roadside Assistance

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Written/Directed by Bears Fonté; Produced by Amy Martinez

Written/Directed by Bears Fonté; Produced by Amy Martinez

A mysterious woman stranded by the side of the road hitches a ride with a passing stranger – neither of them is who they seem.

7 minutes

Playback

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Written/Directed by Nathan Crooker; Produced by Nathan Crooker, Nick Snow, & John Kennedy

Written/Directed by Nathan Crooker; Produced by Nathan Crooker, Nick Snow, & John Kennedy

Playback follows what happens to an unsuspecting man when he gets in the way of someone else’s deadly fate. It combines a John Carpenter-type of slasher film with a Twilight Zone-like twist.

4 minutes

Night of the Slasher

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Written/Directed by Shant Hamassian; Produced by Adam Lesar, Eve Constance, & Shant Hamassian

Written/Directed by Shant Hamassian; Produced by Adam Lesar, Eve Constance, & Shant Hamassian

A teenage girl must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and defeat him.

11 minutes

Nasty

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Written by Anthony Fletcher; Directed by Prano Bailey-Bond; Produced by Meghna Gupta & Helen Mullane

Written by Anthony Fletcher; Directed by Prano Bailey-Bond; Produced by Meghna Gupta & Helen Mullane

It’s 1982. Twelve-year old Doug is drawn into the lurid world of VHS horror as he explores the mysterious disappearance of his father.

15 minutes

Mara

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Written/Directed by Mark G. McFarlane; Produced by Mark G. McFarlane, Jimmi Johnson & Alex Morrison

Written/Directed by Mark G. McFarlane; Produced by Mark G. McFarlane, Jimmi Johnson & Alex Morrison

Mara suffers from a living hell every day and night due to the exhausting effects of recurring sleep paralysis. Her waking moments are plagued by exhaustion, and her nights become fraught with dread due to the terrifying hallucinations the condition brings. However, the things Mara sees may not always be hallucinations…

4 minutes

The Maiden

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Written/Directed by Michael Chaves; Produced by David Moore & Lynda Prybil

Written/Directed by Michael Chaves; Produced by David Moore & Lynda Prybil

A desperate real estate agent is pushed to the edge as she tries to sell a mansion with a mysterious past. Who is her client and what do they really want? And when she starts to discover the truth, how far will she go to make the sale?

9 minutes

The Man Who Caught A Mermaid

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Written/Directed by Kaitlin Tinker

Written/Directed by Kaitlin Tinker

A senior fisherman is obsessed with capturing a mermaid and has been doing extensive training to be ready for a possible life in the sea. This puts considerable strain on his marriage. One day, everything changes. Fantastical and hard-hitting, this enthralling breakout short explores the depths of the human shadow. Swim beneath the surface.

16 minutes

Lizzy Borden—Scary Tales and Nursery Crimes

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Written/Directed/Produced by Darva D. Campbell

Written/Directed/Produced by Darva D. Campbell

In 1892 Lizzie Borden’s parents were brutally murdered. In 2016 the jumprope rhyme still haunts our psyches, and perhaps with good reason. In this modern take, little Elizabeth just doesn’t like being told what to do, and so takes some advice from the mesmerizing tale on her TV screen.

4 minutes

The Grinning Man

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Written by Walt Guthrie; Directed by Matt McGahren; Produced by Richard Rosenthal

Written by Walt Guthrie; Directed by Matt McGahren; Produced by Richard Rosenthal

A young girl is haunted by a strange grinning man.

8 minutes

End of the Road

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Written/Directed by J. Spencer; Produced by Blaine Moir

Written/Directed by J. Spencer; Produced by Blaine Moir

A small-town waitress offers a warm meal to an enigmatic drifter in a rundown diner. Little does she know she’s let a vicious and calculative werewolf loose on the diner’s colorful population.

11 minutes

Burlap

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Written by Nich Durst & Justin Denton, Directed by Justin Denton, Produced by Richard Dorton

Written by Nich Durst & Justin Denton, Directed by Justin Denton, Produced by Richard Dorton

Take a journey inside the mind of a lonely and desperate serial killer as he follows his impulses and stalks an unlucky babysitter. His disturbed mind dreams of completing the masterpiece he has locked up in his basement . . . and she has the last piece of the puzzle he needs. Burlap is a brutal, stylish tale of sickness and survival, told with the stark simplicity of an old campfire tale. With gritty sets, atmospheric cinematography, and a foreboding, minimalist soundtrack, you’ll feel like you’ve been kidnapped yourself when you experience this terrifying short film.

13 minutes

Borderline

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Written/Directed by David Osorio & Kieran Shea; Produced by Wolfram Parge, David Osorio & Kieran Shea

Written/Directed by David Osorio & Kieran Shea; Produced by Wolfram Parge, David Osorio & Kieran Shea

While on patrol, Border Patrol Agent Manny Bonilla makes a grisly discovery. But has someone – or something – led him to it?

11 minutes

Blue Moon

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Written by Airell Anthony Hayles; Directed by Martyn Pick; Produced by Yemi Adenle, Miles Anthony, Airell Anthony Hayles, Chuck I. Jones, & Louis Selwyn

Written by Airell Anthony Hayles; Directed by Martyn Pick; Produced by Yemi Adenle, Miles Anthony, Airell Anthony Hayles, Chuck I. Jones, & Louis Selwyn

Our anti hero Charles chose the wrong night (there being a full moon in the sky) to shoot a sleazy film with a mysterious Romanian girl. Instead of her bra coming off, all hell breaks loose as the tables are horrifically turned…

12 minutes

Blood Bath

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Written/Produced by Pandie Suicide; Directed by Erik Boccio

Written/Produced by Pandie Suicide; Directed by Erik Boccio

A reimagined Liz Bathory dips her toe in the modern dating pool.

Blood Bath stars Jeordie White, a.k.a ‘Twiggy Ramirez’ (Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails), who is sinister in his lead role as ‘Marv’, while Pandie Suicide (Ditch Day Massacre, David Lynch’s ‘Crazy Clown Time’) plays a loosely inspired modern day version of the Blood Countess. Slipknot’s Sid Wilson appears as ‘The Frozen Guy’ with Kimberly Ables Jindra and artist Shannon Crawford. The film features a haunting rocky score, provided by ex-Korn/ Filter/Otep guitarist and composer Rob Patterson with a track by seventeen year old Poppy Jean Crawford.

14 minutes

Bleed the Night

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Written/Directed by Reza Ghassemi; Produced by D. VillaSenor

Written/Directed by Reza Ghassemi; Produced by D. VillaSenor

After being kidnapped, Audrey awakens and discovers her terrifying post-apocalyptic reality.

14 minutes

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