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Thursday, October 8, 2020

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Friday the 13th Part V : A New Beginning - 35th Anniversary

Friday the 13th Part V : A New Beginning - 35th Anniversary

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1h 32min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.
Directed by: 
Danny Steinmann
Produced by: 
Timothy Silver
Executive Producer(s): 
Frank Mancuso Jr.
Written by: 
Martin Kitrosser (story by), David Cohen (story by)
Main Cast: 
Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Anthony Barrile
10/08/2020 - 7:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guest

Guest

Screens with INITIATION and the following short films: Axe To The Face | Guest | The Last Man on Earth | Regret

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
12 minutes 20 seconds
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
A young woman takes drastic measures to rid herself of a mysterious, otherworldly presence known as "the Guest".
Directed by: 
Finn Callan
Produced by: 
Ivan Veselov
Executive Producer(s): 
Joe Ireland, Scout Pearson and Ivan Veselov
Written by: 
Finn Callan
Main Cast: 
Melania Crisan as Mary, Jessica Munna as the Woman and Anna Fraser as the Guest
About the Director(s): 

Finn Callan is an Irish filmmaker who specialises in transgressive, unusual and macabre subject matter. His work has been described as bleak, cacophonous, disturbing and at times incomprehensible. His feature length experimental film 'The Garden' was described as "the loudest silent movie ever made."

His work has also been recognised and showcased by various publications including Dread Central, NME and The Verge, as well as being screened by Picturehouse, The Horse Hospital Gallery in...read more

10/08/2020 - 9:00pm
 
Axe to the Face

Axe to the Face

Screens with INITIATION and the following short films: Axe To The Face | Guest | The Last Man on Earth | Regret

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
16:45
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Anna and Dylan meet on a dating app, and the two begin a budding relationship. As their chemistry progresses, we begin to see there is more to this seemingly chance encounter than we were originally led to believe. One thing's for sure — someone is getting an axe to the face.
Directed by: 
Andrew Moorehead
Produced by: 
Glen Gannon, Dustin Flannery-McCoy, Reid Prebenda
Written by: 
Andrew Moorehead, Reid Prebenda
Main Cast: 
Freja Zeuthen, Reid Prebenda
Andrew Moorehead
About the Director(s): 

Andrew Moorehead and Dustin Flannery-McCoy are filmmakers based in Brooklyn, NY. They are currently working on a feature and are looking for your help.

10/08/2020 - 9:00pm
 
Regret

Regret

Screens with INITIATION and the following short films: Axe To The Face | Guest | The Last Man on Earth | Regret

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
16 min
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
Following the death of his father, a man must survive the manifestations of his inner demons over the course of a dreary night.
Directed by: 
Santiago Menghini
Produced by: 
Dominique Dussault, Santiago Menghini, Max Walker
Written by: 
Santiago Menghini
Main Cast: 
Brent Skagford, Mich Todorovic, David Nerman, Noah Turcotte, Ellen David, Anana Rydvald
Santiago Menghini
About the Director(s): 

Santiago Menghini is a director, visual effect artist, and producer. He has a film production B.A. from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal and a post-secondary degree in Cinema, Video, & Communications from Dawson College.

Santiago Menghini is known for Intruders (2014), Voyagers (2015), Milk (2018), Red Wine (2019), and Regret (2020).

10/08/2020 - 9:00pm
 
The Last Man on Earth

The Last Man on Earth

Screens with INITIATION and the following short films: Axe To The Face | Guest | The Last Man on Earth | Regret

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
19:31
Country: 
New Zealand
Synopsis: 
As a young television news reporter, Annie Harper covered the exciting story of “Evolution 2”; the vaccine that promised to eradicate all birth defects in an attempt to achieve genetic perfection. Now, in the aftermath of a resultant global pandemic, Annie is a sole survivor who shelters in the devastatingly lonely spaces of the television studios, broadcasting a desperate message in the hope of finding other survivors. Her enormous relief at discovering she’s not alone quickly becomes a new fight for life and she is forced to question what makes a human worthy of survival. Who would you trust to be mankind’s last hope?
Directed by: 
April Phillips
Produced by: 
Godiva Productions
Executive Producer(s): 
April Phillips
Written by: 
April Phillips
Main Cast: 
Greer Phillips Shane Bartle Duncan Armstrong April Phillips
April Phillips
About the Director(s): 

British born, award-winning international writer/director April Phillips has an acclaimed history of writing for theatre and radio and since completing her Masters Degree in Scriptwriting (International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington), she has focussed on film. She is one of the most licensed playwrights in New Zealand. April has garnered numerous international awards and nominations for both stage and screen works and highlights include the Special Jury awa...read more

10/08/2020 - 9:00pm
 
Initiation

Initiation

Screens with the Following Horror Shorts: Axe To The Face | Guest | The Last Man on Earth | Regret

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
1:36:27
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Teen horror is back with a vengeance in this edgy slasher about a cruel social media game that spins out of control. Whiton University unravels the night a star-athlete is murdered in the wake of a hidden assault allegation, kicking off a spree of social media-linked slayings. As a masked killer targets students across campus, a trio of sorority sisters race to uncover the truth behind the school's hidden secrets - and the horrifying meaning of an exclamation point - before they become the killer's next victims.
Directed by: 
John Berardo
Produced by: 
Brian Frager, John Berardo, JP Castel, Stephanie Stanziano, Lindsay LaVanchy, Jon Huertas
Executive Producer(s): 
En-Ming Lai, Sophie Lai, Michelle Ishii, Anton Andreacchio, Nicholas Chen, Olivia Kong, Shivam Malhotra
Written by: 
John Berardo, Lindsay LaVanchy, Brian Frager
Main Cast: 
Jon Huertas, Isabella Gomez, Lindsay LaVanchy, Froy Gutierrez, Gattlin Griffth, Patrick Walker, James Berardo, Bart Johnson, Shireen Lai, Kent Faulcon, Yancy Butler, Lochlyn Munro, Maxwell Hamilton
John Berardo
About the Director(s): 

Originally from Norman, Oklahoma, John received his MFA in Film & TV Production from USC and his BA from UCLA in Theatre Directing and Playwriting. John co-founded production company Shatterproof Films, which specializes in genre-based films with topical social messages. He screened his short film “Dembanger” at Screamfest in 2013 and “The Labyrinth” in 2015. “Initiation,” a remake of “Dembanger”, is a topical reinvention of the slasher genre for the social media generation. He couldn't ...read more

10/08/2020 - 9:00pm