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2022 Festival Guide

2022 Films

Film Guide

8 FOUND DEAD

Travis Greene

Director

Two couples escape for a weekend getaway in the desert, only to find their air b&b is already occupied.

AFTERTASTE

Christianne Cruz

Writer/Director/Producer

Following the death of her mysterious grandma, her Amah, a young chef is haunted during her first night of service.

ALL YOU CAN EAT

Kieran Reed

Director

A young waitress stumbles upon a dark and sinister cabal operating behind the scenes of the fast food diner where she

Baby Boom

Thomas Lunde

Director

The middle-aged alcoholic Runar believe he has scored the perfect date.

BABY FEVER

Hannah May Cumming

Director, Co-Writer

A popular teen's dream to be crowned Prom Queen is threatened when she discovers she is pregnant with something

Bean Feasa

Daniel Butler

Writer & Director

The skeptical daughter of a traditional healer has her certainties challenged when she encounters one of 'the Go

THE BLACK reCAT

Paolo Gaudio

Director

A stop motion animation adaptation from the most famous novel by Edagar Allan Poe: The Black Cat.

The Black Zombie Movie

Choni Francis

Director

Don is having a perfect day until a determined realtor finds her way to the backyard of his property, looking to stop

Blood Rites

Helena Coan

Director

Three teenage girls with a monstrous hunger begin to unravel in the English Fens.

The Blue Drum

Angelita Mendoza

Director

A grieving woman is tormented by memories of a mother that abandoned her as a child.

Buzzkill

Peter Ahern

Director

Tune into the blind date woes of Rick and Becky (who has something in her eye...and her closet).

Catch Your Breath

Matt Sears

Director

A shy teenager (Andrew) is peer pressured by his older brother (Mike) into playing a game that is said to summon the

CIMIM

Cody Mobley

Director

When five friends decided to camp in the middle of the desert in order to escape the trials of everyday life, they ne

Cinefilia

Matthew Jehle

Director

A hardcore cinefile goes on a killing spree since none of his friends understand his movie references.

Code One Eighty Seven

Buz Wallick

Director

Two detectives begin a routine investigation of what appears to be a homicide but there are no visible signs of death

Cookies by the Fire

Scott Vasey

A desperate teenage girl digs up a dark family secret to ensure she can celebrate a peaceful, merry Christmas, with h

Creak

David Parker

Director

A man investigates creaking sounds happening in his apartment to discover not everything is as it seems.

Crimson Ties

Francesca Scorsese

Director, Co-Writer

When a 10 year old girl is forced to spend the weekend with her older sister and her wild friends, she becomes drawn

Cruise

Sam Rudykoff

Director

We’ve all received scam phone calls, but what about the person making the calls?

Darker

Frank van den Bogaart

Director

When her father goes missing, young Rhena (Adriana Bakker) enters the woods to seek out a mythological creature belie

The Days That (Never) Were

Pedro Rivero

Director

Iglesias Rodríguez

Director

Three characters are about to have the best time of their lives ...

D.O.D.

Paul Davis

Director

*WARNING* This ain't your daddy's zombie apocalypse.

Daze

Shari Petti

Director

Best friends Iris & Beza embark on a dreamy road trip where they reflect on the meaning of life.

Deer Camp '86

L. VanDyke Siboutszen

The year is 1986. Chernobyl has the worst nuclear disaster in history.

Ditched

Sloan Turner

Director

It's 1996 middle-of-nowhere Ohio.

Drifter

Michael Pizzano

Director

An anonymous Woman lives in a van and works as a plumber, but when a new client sparks her interest, she surrenders t

Do Not Disturb

John Ainslie

Director

Do Not Disturb is a psychedelic exploration of love, lust and carnal desire.

The Domestic (2022)

Brad Katzen

Director

The Domestic tells the story of an upper-class, happily married couple who hire the daughter of their recently deceas

Dreamster

Ludvig Gür

Director

An actress is asked to appear on a TV-show where celebrities livestream their dreams to the world.

The Druid's Hand

Mitch Oliver

Director

An ostracized town priest and his acolyte face the ramifications of their dark past.

Employee of the Month

Véronique Jadin

Director

Inès is the mainstay of EcocleanPro, a small wholesale company selling household products.

ERIC

David Yorke

Director

Joshua finally gets to meet Eric, the beloved dog of a girl he’s been dating.

EVERYONE WILL BURN (Y Todos Arderán)

David Hebrero

Director

In a small village in Leon, Spain, María José (30 COINS and SEXY KILLER’s Macarena Gomez) prepares to end her life af

Extraneous Matter -Complete Edition

Kenichi Ugana

One day, a strange thing comes to her, who is suffering from being sexless with her boyfriend.

The Eyes

Mike Timm

Director

Nothing goes unseen in this 80s camp creature short where the eyes of karma haunt one man's wrong choices.

Fake Plastic Blood

Nathan Gallagher

Director

Atop a parking garage in downtown Detroit, Clara asks her drug dealer for the forbidden blue pills – to help her deal

Family of Vurdulak

Sam Chou

Director

VRDLK: (pronounced Vor-Du-Lac) centers around a traveling diplomat that is caught in a snowstorm and forced to take s

Five Star Review

Vivien Vitolo

Jenn arrives in NYC and checks into a home sharing apartment for a two-day stay and is greeted by Alex, her well-revi

FOLLOW HER

Sylvia Caminer

With arresting visuals and an engrossingly lurid mystery, FOLLOW HER is a nail-biting, seat-squirming, stylish suspen

Followers

Felipe Martinez Carbonell

Director and Producer

Gabriela, an unfulfilled psychiatrist, who is tempted by her greed ends up in a psychotic situation that she won&#039

Freebirth

Juan Avella

The idealistic, all-natural birth in the woods of a young Latina woman turns into a nightmare

The Gift

Farbod Ardebili

Director

The Gift is a short science fiction / horror film that explores human nature and how catastrophic events can occur wh

Give Me An A

15 Amazing Directors

Directors

A wild ride of an anthology reacting to the overturning of Roe v Wade through horror, dark comedy and sci-fi.

The Goldsmith

Vincenzo Ricchiuto

Three young robbers break into an elderly couple’s country house to ransack their goldsmith’s workshop.

GUT INSTINCT

Stuart Edgeworth

Director/ Writer

Cold, alone and time is running out...A young woman wakes to find herself waist deep in ice and cuffed in place.

Hairsucker

Michael Jones

Director

At night when you sleep, it comes to eat.

The Hangman

Cameron Sun

Director

A woman returning home is stalked by a mysterious upside down figure.

Heartbeater

Rob Himebaugh

Director

A woman realizes she’s been catfished by her worst nightmare.

House Call

Sam Reiss

Director

A woman isolated in a vacation home inadvertently places herself in danger when she lets in a deceptive handyman.

It Gets Darker

Firas, Daniel Abou Fakher, Habib

Director

Lara has not been herself lately, a fact that everyone around mentions constantly.

The Jogger

Daryl Denner

Director

A woman's jog through the park reveals horrors unimagined.

The Keys

Pann MuruJaiyan

Los Angeles 1949. Rupert, a young real estate agent, to prove his merit, pilfered an estate listing from his office.

KillHer

Robyn August

Director

Mattie and her three besties--Eddie, Jess, and Rae--head into the woods for a weekend to plan Mattie's upcoming

Kin

Sarah Gross

Director

Two sisters must fight off an unshakeable curse to survive in the desolate prairies of the 1800's

La Nueva

Ivan Villamel

Director

Maria is the new teacher who arrives at an old religious school.

The Last Christmas

Ryan Port

Writer / Director

A mischievous 8-year-old girl unleashes a twisted Christmas nightmare, when her plans to capture Santa Claus go horri

The Leech

Eric Pennycoff

A devout priest welcomes a struggling couple into his house at Christmas time.

Legs

Celine Cotran

Director

Joy and Harry are trying to have a baby. One night, Joy swallows a spider in her sleep.

Leopard Heels

Chris Turner

Director

A job interview turns sinister when misogyny and malice constrict around Renée Hart.

The Lion and the Firebird

Danie Byers

Director

RISING FIRE, an early human, flees with her daughter, pursued by a violent warband -- the LION MEN.

Living With Chucky

Kyra Gardner

Director

A filmmaker who grew up alongside Chucky the killer doll seeks out the other families surrounding the Child's Pl

The Loneliest Boy In The World

Martin Owen

'The Loneliest Boy in the World' is a modern fairytale - with zombies.

Los Pies Fríos (Cold Feet)

Samantha López Speranza

Director

Once upon a time there was a father and a girl who lived happily together.

The Lost Boys (1987)

Joel Schumacher

Director

Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire!

MAD HEIDI

Johannes Hartmann & Sandro Klopfstein

Director & Co-Director

In a dystopian Switzerland that has fallen under the fascist rule of an evil cheese tyrant (Casper Van Dien), Heidi (

Mama Retreat

Eileen Álvarez

A weary mother-to-be attends an all-inclusive glamping retreat in the mountains, only to have her greatest fears abou

Matriarch

Ben Steiner

After an overdose nearly takes her life, Laura Birch (Jemima Rooper, The Girlfriend Experience, Flowers in the Attic:

Mean Spirited

Jeff Ryan

Director

A failed vlogger buries the hatchet with an old friend who’s possessed by a demon.

Melchior The Apothecary

Elmo Nüganen

Director

In medieval Tallinn, the famous knight of the Order who freed the Baltic Sea from pirates is murdered.

Motion At Your Door

Jared Rivet

Director

One year ago, a mother and child died in the apartment downstairs.

Naked Zombie Girl is Back

Rickey Bird

Writer and Director

Barbara is naked. Armed with only a chainsaw, she must survive the zombie apocalypse.

Next Exit

Mali Elfman

Writer/Director

NEXT EXIT follows a research scientist (Karen Gillan) who makes national news proving she can track people into the a

The Night Nurse

Tim Delaney

Director

Lonely wheelchair-bound Tallulah's sad nursing home Christmas turns deadly when a vampire comes to feed, preying

Night Shift

Ali Mostafa

Director

On one fateful night, an ambulance worker embarks on his night shift, driving across the

Number 7

Severin Eskeland

Director

A woman wakes up in the woods all alone.

Pruitt & Igoe

Rachael Daniels

Writer/Director

I like to describe "Pruitt & Igoe", as “Boyz N Da Hood” meets “Halloween”.

Old Time Radio

Joel Harlow

Director

Intended as the introduction to a horror anthology.

Old Time Radio-Your Move

Joel Harlow

Director

We find ourselves back in the macabre world of Old Time Radio.

The Once and Future Smash & End Zone 2

Sophia Cacciola

Director

Michael J. Epstein

Director

In 1970, Mikey & William both portrayed football cannibal Smash-Mouth in the influential cult hit, End Zone 2.

Otherkin

Dawson Taylor

Director

A woman ventures to meet her biological parents, only to find they dress and act like foxes, and are dead set on her

PG 13

Tiffani Holland

Director

In the 1990's four teenagers with latent superpowers band together one night to stop a serial killer stalking ki

The Powers that Be

Gina Yull

Director

A young politician discovers a horrible truth about all the events in the world that change the course of humanity.

The Ratcatcher's Daughter

Jim Bryson

Director

Adam Jeffcoat

Director

Using defining moments in history, rats are trying to seize power all over the world.

The Recipe

Cameron Dexter

A housewife in the 1970's procures all the ingredients for a deadly dish that liberates her from not only her ma

The Revelation (De openbaring)

Chris W. Mitchell

At the start of the corona pandemic unemployed Jacob moves in with his elderly mother and falls under the spell of an

Ride or Die

Minsun Park

Director

Teddy Tenenbaum

Director

Three teens are on a road trip when a dangerous man with a strange affliction jumps into their car.

RINGWORMS

Will Lee

Director

After discovering her boyfriend’s plan to propose on their weekend vacation, a young girl undergoes a crisis of commi

Robyn Hood

Janeen "NEEN." Talbott

Director

A sultry succubus steals the belongings of an unsuspecting man to quench her insatiable thirst for his soul.

Role Play

Bill Neil

Director

A one night stand goes horribly wrong

The Rotting of Casey Culpepper

Daniel Slottje

Director

A girl battling leukemia and her single father fall into a well of paranoia when the girl experiences visions of a tu

Run Sweetheart Run

Shana Feste

After what begins as dinner with a client, a single mom (Ella Balinska) finds herself hunted by a monstrous and seemi

Sad Sally

Doug Purdy

Director

Finding your soulmate in the internet dating world can be terrifying.

The Seance

Jensen Rule Tierra

Director

Following the death of his husband in a freak accident, skeptical Alex (Andy Ur) is convinced by his friend Jason (Ja

Seeing Diane Arbus

Lindsay Zibach

Writer, Director, Producer

A movie theater projectionist with dwarfism has a fateful, frightening reunion with the famously voyeuristic photogra

Shaky Shivers

Sung Kang

Two young women find themselves at an abandoned camp in the woods with a book of magical spells surrounded by classic

Shut

Niels Bourgonje

Director

When Jonas visits his father after a long time, he's shocked to find him in a confused state.

Slasher Squad

Nathan Stone

Director

Stuart Campbell

Director

Amber’s quiet night at home is interrupted by a chilling news report: A killer is on the loose in the area!

Slayers

K. Asher Levin

Kick-ass vampire slayer, Elliot Jones (Thomas Jane), made it his life’s mission to take revenge on the bloodsuckers w

Smiley Face

François Ricard-Sheard

Director

Three young women experience the nightmare of being devoured by a humanoid creature.

Something in the Garden

Marcos Sánchez

Director

It's nighttime in the suburbs and the stillness is interrupted by a strange presence, a creeping being that lurk

Song for the Pale

Ryan Valdez

Director

Hannah runs a popular podcast titled "Attached".

Soul Casket

Ethan Hunt

Director

A teenager's camping trip turns to horror as the unnerving discovery of an ornate box that has the ability to co

The Sound

Jason-Christopher Mayer

Director/Writer/Producer/Editor/Composer

Two years after a woman experiences sudden hearing loss, strange things begin to happen.

South

Carl Shanahan

Director

In the frozen expanse of the South, a weary scavenger discovers someone in need of aid.

STATIC

Tom W. Metz III

Trapped in his strangely unnatural house, time and reality blur for Max as he desperately unravels the mystery of his

Sucker

Alix Austin

Director

In a twisted story of co-dependence, two sisters are pitted against each other by a giant, abhorrent leech creature t

SWALLOWED

Carter Smith

After a drug run goes bad - two childhood friends must survive one horrific night in a backwoods hell of drugs, bugs

Sylvie Made It

Adrien Orville

Director

In hell, labor is inexpensive, and the multinationals of the living world have found a profitable way to subcontract

Take 5!

Joshua Sonny Harris

Director, Writer

A boy-band memorializes their dearly departed frontman. How else, but with a song.

TESLA

Edward Robles

Director

Late to work, a man unwittingly installs a dangerous software update in his car.

Tistlebu

Simon Valentine

Director

As a young urban couple volunteers at a remote farm in an attempt to get closer to nature, they are given the task of

Under the Ice

Alvaro Rodriguez Areny

Director & Writer

After losing his father in an accident, Edur wakes up in the middle of a nightmare.

The Understudy

Elizabeth Crummett

Director

An aspiring actress has an audition at a prestigious downtown theatre, but underestimates the sacrifice she needs to

UNHEIMLICH

Fabio Colonna

Director

During a rainy night, a girl wakes up after a nightmare.

THE WAKE

Luis Gerard

Director

A restless 15-year-old has spent his life surrounded by death, raised in his parents' funeral business in a smal