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Opening Night Film & Party

Opening Night Film & Party

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Join us for a full-blown Hollywood event as we kick off the 2021 SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL with the OPENING NIGHT FILM & PARTY. The party, following the screening of THE RETALIATORS will have it all, enjoy bites, beverages & stunning views of Los Angeles and Hollywood from the roof-top pool of the W Hollywood Hotel located near the theater.

The Combo ticket includes admission to the Opening Night film THE RETALIATORS for $75.00. Must be 21+ to attend. Bring your mobile phone online receipt to the WILL CALL table located on the 3rd level to pick up your film tickets and a party band.

Opening Night Combo ticket
$75.00


What are we doing to keep you safe? To protect you and other guests, proof of vaccination or negative Covid test along with a temperature check WILL be required for Entry. Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout the theatre and lobby with special cleanings in between screenings.

Patrons are asked to stay home if you have any symptoms like a fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, or other symptoms that could be related to COVID-19.

Discount valet parking available with mention of Screamfest. The red line from Hollywood & Highland will take you directly to the W Hollywood Hotel at the Vine stop.

Tickets are non refundable

 
 
The Retaliators

The Retaliators

Opening night film & party tickets are also available on Eventbrite. Use the Get Ticket link.

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 8:00pm
Run Time: 
97min.
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
In THE RETALIATORS, an upstanding pastor uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter's brutal murder. A high-octane original soundtrack and cameos from some of the biggest names in rock music set the tone as this horror-thriller reveals a game of revenge played using a new set of rules. Marc Menchaca (Ozark), Michael Lombardi (Rescue Me), and Joseph Gatt (Game of Thrones) star. Five Finger Death Punch, Tommy Lee, Papa Roach, The Hu, Ice Nine Kills, Escape The Fate, and more appear onscreen and on THE RETALIATORS Original Soundtrack, coming soon via Better Noise Music.
Directed by: 
Bridget Smith, Samuel Gonzalez, JR.
Produced by: 
Allen Kovac, Michael Lombardi, Mike Walsh
Executive Producer(s): 
Dan Lieblein
Written by: 
The Geare Brothers
Main Cast: 
Michael Lombardi, Marc Menchaca, Joseph Gatt, Jacoby Shaddix, Katie Kelly, Abbey Hefer, Ivan Moody, Zoltan Bathory
Bridget Smith and Sam Gonzalez Jr
About the Director(s): 

Bridget Smith
Director
Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Bridget always had a knack for telling a story. She graduated from Temple University with a degree in Theater and Communications and worked as an actress for years starring in plays and independent films throughout Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City.
At a friends urging, she tried her hand at stand-up comedy.
Her unique storytelling style and South Philly demeanor earned her a featured spot...read more

 
 
Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman

Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman

Q&A with director Daniel Farrands, Lydia Hearst, Andrew Biernat, Ashley Atwood, Nick Vallelonga, Joseph Schwartz

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
85 min.
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Based on a little-known chapter in the life of America's most notorious female serial killer, "Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeyman" takes place in 1976 when 21-year-old Aileen (Peyton List) arrives in Florida attempting to escape her tragic past. Soon she marries wealthy yacht club president Lewis Fell (Tobin Bell) who offers her the chance to become part of Florida's high society. Ultimately, the victimized Aileen surrenders to her murderous impulses and wreaks havoc on the peaceful seaside community of Deland, Florida.
Directed by: 
Daniel Farrands
Produced by: 
Lucas Jarach, Daniel Farrands, Meadow Williams, Swen Temmel, Luke Daniels, Daniel Davila
Executive Producer(s): 
Nicolas Chartier, Jonathan Deckter, Lydia Hearst, Alan Pao
Written by: 
DANIEL FARRANDS
Main Cast: 
Peyton List, Lydia Hearst, Tobin Bell, Nick Vallelonga, Swen Temmel, Meadow Williams, Andrew Biernat
About the Director(s): 

Daniel Farrands sold his first screenplay to TriStar Pictures (a modern version of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow") when he was only 18 years old. By the age of 24, his passion for the "Halloween" franchise landed him his dream assignment: to write Dimension Films’ HALLOWEEN 6: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS, which starred the late, great Donald Pleasence in his final outing as the iconic "Dr. Sam Loomis," and Paul Rudd in his feature film debut.

Daniel has worked steadily as a writer, produ...read more

 
 
DYSTOPIA

DYSTOPIA

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
06:50
Country: 
Norway
Synopsis: 
Forget reality shows and Instagram beauties; a young girl's fantasy becomes the playground for a gang of women set to create the perfect man, one limb at a time.
Directed by: 
Laura Ugolini
Produced by: 
Cathrine Wespestad
Written by: 
Laura Ugolini, Anja Skovly Freberg, Maria Galliani Dyrvik
Main Cast: 
Valentina Alexeeva as VICKY Yajay Jallow Hanne Mellingen Ingrid Werner Sveinung Augestad Jenny Iversen
About the Director(s): 

Laura Ugolini is an Italian writer and filmmaker based in Oslo. After completing her studies in Cinematic Arts at the University of Rome, she worked as assistant director for several years. The love for genre movies started at the age of seven when she watched David Cronenberg's The Fly.
Laura aims to tell unexpected stories grounded in absurdism and humour.
DYSTOPIA is her second short movie.

 
 
SPORE

SPORE

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
9:35
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Leah is a 30-something single woman searching for love online in a world under siege. When the sanctuary of her home becomes a cage in which she’s hunted, the line between hopeful fantasy and stark reality gets blurred.
Directed by: 
Adrian Picardi
Produced by: 
Dougie Riggs
Executive Producer(s): 
Dougie Riggs & Alex Guez
Written by: 
Adrian Picardi
Main Cast: 
Torrie Bogda & Adrian Picardi
About the Director(s): 

Adrian Picardi was born and raised in South Pasadena, CA. He is an award winning director, producer, and cinematographer. After graduating from the Los Angeles Film School, Picardi got his first big break creating, directing, and writing The Resistance Series for the SyFy network at the age of 20. He has continued creating films which have garnered over 50 million views worldwide. His work is characteristically highly stylized and energetic.

 
 
Macabre Night

Macabre Night

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
20 minutes
Country: 
Brazil
Synopsis: 
During a nighttime transfer, maximum security inmates escape and head for a small town. The authorities call on citizens to assist in the capture of the fugitives—by any means necessary—offering a large cash reward. Amid the chaos that ensues, a young couple in crisis tries to stay alive.
Directed by: 
Felipe Iesbick
Produced by: 
Clara Moraes
Executive Producer(s): 
Júlia Cazarré
Written by: 
Felipe Iesbick
Main Cast: 
Martha Brito, Tom Peres, Renata de Lélis, Renata Stein, Marcello Crawshaw, Cristian Verardi, Oscar Simch.
Felipe Iesbick - Director
About the Director(s): 

Felipe Iesbick has been acting professionally as a director, screenwriter and editor since 2013.

His first short film, the action comedy, “The Matador from Bagé” won the awards for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Music at the 41st Gramado Film Festival. “The Matador from Bagé” also participated in other national festivals, among them MOSCA - Audiovisual Exhibition of Cambuquira - MG (Best Film Midnight Session – Audience Award) and some international film festivals such as the 35th Inte...read more

 
 
Shiny New World

Shiny New World

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
8 minutes 43 seconds
Country: 
The Netherlands
Synopsis: 
Fifty-year-old Barry is a special kind of cleaner: he cleans crime scenes where demons have wreaked havoc. While making a corporate film about his work, a normal working day for Barry gets out of hand in a bloody way.
Directed by: 
Jan van Gorkum
Produced by: 
Monique van Kessel
Written by: 
Jan van Gorkum
Main Cast: 
Patrick Stoof, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Maarten Prins, Marije Loermans
About the Director(s): 

Jan van Gorkum (1983) is a filmmaker and writer. In 2010 he graduated as a filmmaker from the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU). Jan has written and directed several award-winning short films, which have been screened at a large number of festivals around the world. He finds it interesting to combine genres in his films, but has a soft spot for dark humor, horror, fantasy and thriller. His first book was published in 2019: a quirky fantasy book titled Winged Darkness.

 
 
Crockpot

Crockpot

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
9 minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Terror awaits a young couple as they fight over going to the young mans parents house the next day for thanksgiving.
Directed by: 
Ty Jones
Produced by: 
Patrick Rea, Ty Jones
Written by: 
Ty Jones
Main Cast: 
Jessi Burkette, Mike Anderson, Dawn Linneman
About the Director(s): 

Ty Jones erupted from the womb ready to be a filmmaker. He's been writing since he was 7, but once he started making films, he knew he had discovered the purpose for his volcanic imagination. 10 years ago, Ty picked up an 8mm camera and shot his first film. Since then, he has studied with the Hollywood Film Institute in Chicago and in Los Angeles with Dov Simmons, who also helped Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino begin their careers. Over the last 10 years, Ty has directed almost 40 short film...read more

 
 
The Departure

The Departure

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
10m 30s
Country: 
Netherlands
Synopsis: 
Nora has had a rough year. The situation is not getting better when she keeps running into the same man...
Directed by: 
Nico van den Brink
Produced by: 
NL Film en TV Sabine Brian Kaja Wolffers Ronald Versteeg
Written by: 
Nico van den Brink
Main Cast: 
Sallie Harmsen André Dongelmans Jip Smit
About the Director(s): 

Nico van den Brink is a film director, based in Amsterdam. He studied Film at the University of Amsterdam and Fiction Directing at the Netherlands Film Academy. Nico has a passion for horror and magical realism.

His horror short Sweet Tooth (2017) was picked up by New Line Cinema and is currently being developed into a feature film with James Wan and Michael Clear’s Atomic Monster and Chris Bender’s Good Fear producing.

The Burden (2019) was acquired by JS Entertainment and Star...read more

 
 
GIRLS NIGHT IN

GIRLS NIGHT IN

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
09:45
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Girls Night In is a satirical horror short that was created based on the Bechdel test. The test examines works of fiction to see whether there are interactions between female characters that don’t involve discussing a man. Which of course begs the question, where is the most ridiculous place these two women could be fighting over some dude…
Directed by: 
Alison Roberto
Produced by: 
Alison Roberto, Landon LaRue & Brian Henderson
Executive Producer(s): 
Alison Roberto & Landon LaRue
Written by: 
Landon LaRue
Main Cast: 
BECCA - Jess Adams DELANEY - Skylar Benton 911 Operator - Tolliver Dark Figure & Police Officer - Brian Henderson
Alison Roberto
About the Director(s): 

Ali Roberto is an award-winning Director/Creative Director hybrid who specializes in original short form content, commercials and music videos. After nearly a decade at MTV as an Art Director in New York City she continued to work in entertainment; crafting marketing and social campaigns, leading creative post teams, and directing short-form content. Like her recent work for Netflix’s Glow, which won multiple Promax & Clio awards (including the GOLD for ‘Best Comedy’) and her Schmidt's ca...read more

 
 
The Dead Collectors

The Dead Collectors

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
12.51
Country: 
UK
Synopsis: 
During a pandemic in an alternate reality, two men have the job of collecting the deceased.
Directed by: 
Brendan Cleaves
Produced by: 
Theo Clarke
Executive Producer(s): 
Paul Nickolas & Brendan Cleaves
Written by: 
Craig Tuohy
Main Cast: 
Ivan Kaye & Elliot Langridge
About the Director(s): 

Brendan is an award-winning writer and director. After running around Camden with a camera shooting local bands music videos, he thought the only way to make a dent into the professional world of promo directing was to write the music as well. He got a guitar, learnt to play, a year later his band won the biggest battle of the bands in the world and the music video he directed got nominated for a UK MVA. Soon after he was signed to a production company and spent a few years directing music vi...read more

 
 
The Mad Shagger

The Mad Shagger

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
17 min 24
Country: 
Scotland
Synopsis: 
A woman searches for a missing loved one who, unknown to her, has been afflicted with a terrible curse.
Directed by: 
Ciaran Lyons
Produced by: 
Beth Allan, Jack Cowhig
Written by: 
Ciaran Lyons
Main Cast: 
Ryan Cloud, Julie Maclellan, Eva Magyar, Matthew Zajac
About the Director(s): 

Ciaran Lyons is a Scottish director, based in Glasgow. After dropping out of architecture, he taught himself the ropes of filmmaking while directing colourful and chaotic music videos full of DIY visual effects. His debut short folk-horror film The Motorist received a Scottish BAFTA nomination.

 
 
Poor Glenna

Poor Glenna

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
17m
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When her mutant son develops a taste for human flesh, a timid mother must find a victim to satisfy his ravenous appetite.
Directed by: 
Jean-Paul DiSciscio
Produced by: 
Sarah Bordelon
Written by: 
Jean-Paul DiSciscio
Main Cast: 
Ann Marie Shea as Glenna Alex Hauck as Frankie Cliff Blake as Ant
About the Director(s): 

Jean-Paul DiSciscio is an eclectic filmmaker from Boston, Massachusetts. He has been obsessed with filmmaking ever since he watched Jaws for the first time on VHS at the age of six. It terrified him beyond the capacity for rational thought. To deal with this emotional stress, his mother bought him a beat up copy of The Jaws Log. The impressionable boy was fascinated by the blueprints of Bruce The Shark with its mechanical guts. Jean-Paul still stayed far from the ocean, but had found his call...read more

 
 
Imaginary Portrait

Imaginary Portrait

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
13 minutes 54 seconds
Country: 
Argentina
Synopsis: 
Through the creation of a family portrait, a mentally imbalanced young artist connects with her dead mother to exact revenge on her ghoulish father and abusive grandfather.
Directed by: 
Felipe Martinez Carbonell
Produced by: 
Felipe Martinez Carbonell & Cameron Wheeler
Executive Producer(s): 
Felipe Martinez Carbonell & Cameron Wheeler
Written by: 
Felipe Martinez Carbonell
Main Cast: 
Cecilia Li Causi, Julio Chianetta, Mirko Buchin, Ludmila Almoualem
Felipe Martinez Carbonell
About the Director(s): 

Felipe Martinez Carbonell is an award winning director, producer, writer, and editor born on October 21, 1990 in Rosario, Argentina. His first short film "Llantos" (translated as "Tears" in English) was selected by FEISAL (Federation of Schools of Image and Sound of Latin America) to be screened across the entire region of Latin America. His second short film Momento (translated as "Moment" in English), which he wrote, directed, edited, and produced, won Best Short Film at the Latin American ...read more

 
 
Dreamboard Nightmare

Dreamboard Nightmare

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
16:58
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A chaotic love story based on true events. Dysfunctional couple kidnap a successful real-estate broker, in an attempt to jumpstart their unrealistic aspirations for a better life.
Directed by: 
Joe Zerull
Produced by: 
Anne Paul, Erik Schaffer, Michael Paul
Written by: 
Joe Zerull
Main Cast: 
Mac DeVille, Bobby Murray, Anne Paul, Sara Wegener, Jeff De Leon
About the Director(s): 

Joe Zerull is a truly independent filmmaker based in the midwest. He founded Natural Wipe Films for his debut feature film A Cadaver Christmas, an ultra low/no budget horror Christmas zombie comedy. He has produced several high quality horror short films since then, in the hopes to one day produce another feature film with a real budget.

 
 
Some Thing

Some Thing

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
8 Minutes
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Kate arrives home to find a bloody body in her kitchen and her husband Mark in the middle of a manic episode, convinced that the dead man on the ground is something other than human.
Directed by: 
Dan Riesser
Produced by: 
Dan Riesser, Cody Cundiff, Ryan Walsh
Written by: 
Dan Riesser
Main Cast: 
Jonah Ray, Kari Pickering
Dan Riesser
About the Director(s): 

I am a writer, director and post production supervisor based in Los Angeles. I have directed shorts, music videos, web videos, comedy sketches and one feature film. I have 3 daughters all under the age of 5 and I am currently very tired.

 
 
Mitowolksyphon

Mitowolksyphon

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
11:20
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A young man lives in a mansion alone after his parents' death. His days are routine and unimportant, though hints of a deep, inhuman rage sometimes seep through. When the family physician pays him a surprise visit, a truth is uncovered.
Directed by: 
Jacque Rabie
Produced by: 
Jacque Rabie
Written by: 
Jacque Rabie
Main Cast: 
Greg Lucey Jacque Rabie
About the Director(s): 

Jacque Rabie is a writer/director based in Los Angeles, California. He began his creative endeavors through game design and iPhone game development, but quickly found that his passion for those mediums extended even deeper in filmmaking. Since then he's studied directing at Chapman University's Dodge College, and is gearing up to direct an independent feature heading into production at the end of the year.

Mitowolksyphon was his "quarantine project" made without a crew and only the hel...read more

 
 
FINAL PICKUP

FINAL PICKUP

Screens with the feature film Father of Flies

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
7m
Country: 
U.S.
Synopsis: 
A share ride driver struggles with what to do when he realizes that there is something very wrong with the passengers in his backseat.
Directed by: 
Kraig Krueger
Produced by: 
Patrick Meraz
Executive Producer(s): 
Kraig Krueger, Ashley Undercuffler, Kevin Caliber
Written by: 
Chloé Harper Gold
Main Cast: 
Justin Gubersky, Kevin Caliber, Ashley Undercuffler
Kraig Krueger
About the Director(s): 

Kraig Krueger grew up moving across the U.S., and after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps he used the G.I. Bill to go to school for filmmaking. Kraig has been based out of Los Angeles since 2013 where he continues to collaborate with others on a variety of projects. Although having worked on all forms of television and movies, Kraig has always had the most fun working within the horror genre.

 
 
Father of Flies

Father of Flies

Screening with the short films Final Pickup & Z.O.I.
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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
80 minutes
Country: 
USA / UK
Synopsis: 
A haunting tale of family life. A vulnerable young boy finds his mother pushed out of the family home by a strange new woman, and he must confront the terrifying supernatural forces that seem to move in with her.
Directed by: 
Ben Charles Edwards
Produced by: 
Kirsty Bell
Executive Producer(s): 
Kirsty Bell, Phil McKenzie
Written by: 
Ben Charles Edwards, Nadia Doherty
Main Cast: 
Nicholas Tucci, Camilla Rutherford, Davi Santos, Page Ruth, Keaton Tetlow, Colleen Heidemann
Ben Charles Edwards
About the Director(s): 

Ben Charles Edwards is a British film director, producer and writer. Upon the release of Edwards' feature debut, The British Film Institute remarked that "Charles Edwards’ has crafted distinctive, admirable work that seems to have emerged from the unseen margins of British cinema." 

2020 saw Edwards' direct and produce Father of Flies, a psychological horror set and shot in Suffern upstate New York. The movie stars Camilla Rutherford in a leading role. The film was based on a story Edw...read more

 
 
Z.O.I.

Z.O.I.

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
2M
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Zombies in the age of social media.
Directed by: 
Rich Ragsdale
Produced by: 
Rich Ragsdale
Written by: 
Rich Ragsdale
Main Cast: 
Kev Ragsdale
 
 
As Good as Dead

As Good as Dead

Screens with the feature film KRATT

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 5:00pm
Run Time: 
5m
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A horribly sweet tale with Zombies and 80's music, what's not to love??
Directed by: 
Dave Reda
Produced by: 
Sarah Gordon, Dave Reda, Michael Shugrue
Written by: 
Dave Reda
Main Cast: 
Ashley Mary, Dani Sciacca, Jeffrey Damnit
Dave Reda
About the Director(s): 

Otherwise known as Zombie Dave, this dreadfully awesome film maker is responsible for the feature horror film BIT PARTS, and short films, The Horror of our Love: A Short Film, My Undeadly, Rotting Love, and more. Dave is excited to bring his latest creation, AS GOOD AS DEAD to the horror fans. Teaming up with the amazing make up artist from BONEYARD FX, to make a very unique project. With zombies and 80's music what's not to love? Dave has made a career of carving his own unique bloody niche ...read more

 
 
KRATT

KRATT

Screens with the short film AS GOOD AS DEAD
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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 5:00pm
Run Time: 
107 min
Country: 
Estonia
Synopsis: 
When children are left at Grandma's without smartphones they’re bored to tears. That is until Granny finds them loads to do. She also tells them about a magical creature named KRATT that’ll do whatever its master says. When they stumble upon an instruction on how to build one they don’t hesitate. All they have to do now is to buy a soul from the devil…
Directed by: 
Rasmus Merivoo
Produced by: 
Rain Rannu, Tõnu Hiielaid
Written by: 
Rasmus Merivoo
Main Cast: 
Mari Lill, Ivo Uukkivi, Jan Uuspõld, Paul Purga, Nora Merivoo, Harri Merivoo
About the Director(s): 

Director Rasmus Merivoo is one of the most unique Estonian filmmakers in recent times. His film school short “Alien — saving Valdis in 11 chapters” became an instant cult classic because of its bold and original storytelling. After shooting a debut feature “Buratino” in Russia he moved into TV to direct a season of the popular horror series “Süvahavva”

 
 
Isolation

Isolation

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 7:15pm
Run Time: 
1:44:13
Country: 
USA, Berlin, UK
Synopsis: 
Woven together are nine tales of terror that follow isolated citizens from around the world as they confront their darkest fears in an attempt to survive an increasingly deadly outbreak.
Directed by: 
Larry Fessenden, Andrew Kasch, Dennie Gordon, Bobby Roe, Alix Austin & Keir Siewert, Christian Pasquariello, Alexandra Neary, Zach Passero ,Adam Brown & Kyle I. Kelley
Produced by: 
Nathan Crooker, James P. Gannon
Executive Producer(s): 
Nathan Crooker
Written by: 
Larry Fessenden, Cody Goodfellow, Dennie Gordon, Zack Andrews & Bobby Roe, Kyle I. Kelley & Adam Brown, Keir Siewert, Zach Passero, Alexandrea Neary, Christian Pasquariello
Main Cast: 
Larry Fessenden, Dennie Gordon, Graham Denman, Damien Gerard, Bobby Roe Sunny Roe, Bodhi Roe, Adam Brown, Alix Austin, Hannah Passero Marieh Delfino, Alex Weed, Fine Belger, Hans Gurbig
 
 
#Nofilter

#Nofilter

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 9:45pm
Run Time: 
13:27
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Beth, an insecure twenty-something, becomes obsessed with an insidious filter, leaving her to question true beauty. It is a cautionary tale for all those obsessed by "likes," being flawless, and thinking that somehow social media is the magical cure-all for happiness. The film stars Kelly Lamor Wilson and Misha Osherovich from "Freaky" and was shot by Jason Banker, the DP of such genre festival darlings as "Toad Road" and "Felt."
Directed by: 
Nathan Crooker
Produced by: 
Nathan Crooker, Maya Korn, Alexis Winter
Written by: 
Nathan Crooker
Main Cast: 
Kelly Lamor Wilson, Misha Osherovich, Sam Bixby
About the Director(s): 

NATHAN CROOKER is an accomplished filmmaker who helms from Leominster, Massachusetts, a small working-class town in the shadows of Boston. There he developed an interest in narrative
and visual storytelling with an authentic and raw cinematic style.

Crooker found his voice in narrative filmmaking through horror with his first short, "Playback" that went viral in just one day. Both "Playback" and “Midnight Delivery” have had wild success at many of the top film festivals around th...read more

 
 
99 PROBLEMS

99 PROBLEMS

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 9:45pm
Run Time: 
17 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A Stranger enters a diner to close out a prior mission with a woman whom he helped change her future and to save her life. While at the diner, he approaches a waitress and asks her if she had the opportunity to change her future would she want to indulge…? She accepts and the Stranger shows her a polaroid picture of a patron at the diner wielding a large knife. She asks if it’s real. He responds with a nod. He tells her: “Only if you sign this ledger will you be able to alter the future. Your life depends on it.” The waitress then takes the photo and shows it to the cook. The cook is somewhat puzzled asking if this is some kind of a gag. “It’s not”. He tells the waitress he’s taking a break and circles around to the counter to sit by the man in the photo and takes a large knife with him. The man at the counter eyes the knife and sits in silence. Just then, a thug with a gun enters the diner and tells everyone to to empty their pockets as well as the register. The cook says “Take what you want and leave us alone. We don’t want any trouble”. The man next to him demands the thug to put his gun away. This angers the thug and won’t stand for the man’s attitude and aims the gun his way. A second thug enters the diner, this one is a rookie at pulling off a heist. The man at the counter proceeds to take his watch off. The thug questions him why. The man says “Never kill a man while wearing a good watch”. The man springs into action and stabs the Thug in the chest sending him to the floor. The rookie thug heads for the door as the man turns and throws the knife killing the rookie. The man tells the waitress and the cook to call the police as he steps outside to have a smoke. The Stranger pulls up in his vehicle outside with his ledger to have the waitress sign out.
Directed by: 
MICHAEL G KEHOE
Produced by: 
MICHAEL G KEHOE, TORI LONDON, RICHARD JOEL, ROB HARPER
Written by: 
MICHAEL G KEHOE
Main Cast: 
YAN BIRCH, SALA BAKER, TORI LONDON, RICHARD LEACOCK, MICHELLE ALLAIER, DENNIS KEIFFER, WILL DIXON, TEVA DRESBACH BARNEA
About the Director(s): 

Michael G Kehoe is an award winning filmmaker. His first film "Second Dance" premiered at Sundance and the Berlin Film Fest. He went on to direct a feature titled "Dominion". He went on to direct another feature he penned titled "The Art of a Bullet". He continued writing and directing commercials and short films. In 2015, he wrote and directed the horror short film "Hush" that won 34 awards and the feature script was picked up by Lionsgate and produced by Halloween producer Malek Akkad, the...read more

 
 
Movin Day

Movin Day

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 9:45pm
Run Time: 
4m
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
How much of your partner's past should you really unpack? When a newly engaged couple moves in together, they quickly discover some skeletons should stay in the closet.
Directed by: 
Craig Low
Produced by: 
Craig Low
Executive Producer(s): 
DeRay Davis
Written by: 
Craig Low
Main Cast: 
Nathalia Castellon, Greg Santos, Erika Medina, and Asher Sears
Craig Low
About the Director(s): 

Craig Low is an Aussie writer, director, producer & comedian. Before immigrating to America & writing for BET, MTV, E!, TBS, Nickelodeon, and a bunch of others that don’t sound as cool, Craig grew up on a Kangaroo reserve.

His acting credits include The Muppets, 5 Years Apart, Accents, My Girlfriend From Hell, and Foundher.

MOVIN DAY is Craig's second short film as a first-year filmmaker.

 
 
TECH SAVVY

TECH SAVVY

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 9:45pm
Run Time: 
8:16
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
When a single mom discovers her Photoshop tweaks impact the real world, excitement turns to terror after she makes a horrifying mistake in need of an “undo” button.
Directed by: 
Scott Vasey
Produced by: 
Travis Earnest, Josh Martin, Scott Vasey, and Jeremy Westrate
Written by: 
Scott Vasey, Caleb Yeaton
Main Cast: 
Lisa Walton, Kendra Pepe, Ashlyn Lopez, Whit Vasey, Sean Gloria
Scott Vasey
About the Director(s): 

Scott Vasey was born in Seattle, graduated from Georgia Tech, and currently lives in Tampa, FL with his family. He’s developed a rich horror and thriller feature screenplay portfolio inspired by countless characters he’s encountered working as a construction worker, a math teacher, an actuary, and a project manager. Scott has become an active contributor in the Tampa film scene and has written and directed three short films.

 
 
ORMUR

ORMUR

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 9:45pm
Run Time: 
02.47
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A man kills another for a piece of meat.
Directed by: 
Einar Baldvin
Produced by: 
Einar Baldvin
Executive Producer(s): 
John Agbaje, Kate Lambert
Written by: 
Einar Baldvin
Main Cast: 
NA
About the Director(s): 

Einar Baldvin was born in Reykjavik Iceland in 1985. His macabre, hand drawn films have played all over the world to much acclaim. His film ‘The Pride of Strathmoor’ was awarded top prizes at Slamdance, Florida Film Festival, Fantoche Animation Festival, and Nordisk Panorama. Einar is also the author of dark fantasy graphic novel ‘The Crawling King’.

 
 
Alma Mater

Alma Mater

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 9:45pm
Run Time: 
5:40
Country: 
U.S.A.
Synopsis: 
Arthur discovers disturbing information while reading his father's high school yearbook.
Directed by: 
Matthew P. Higgins
Produced by: 
Allan Zhang Tran
Written by: 
Matthew P. Higgins
Main Cast: 
Landon Moss, Carol Kaufman & Jake Speer
Matthew P. Higgins
About the Director(s): 

Matthew P. Higgins, a New Orleans native, graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a BA in Film and Television Production. He is based in Los Angeles and works as a Physical Production Coordinator at Warner Bros. Pictures. Matthew writes, directs, edits, and produces short films, winning various awards. He continued his efforts into 2021 to create his latest film, ALMA MATER.

 
 
Good Head

Good Head

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 9:45pm
Run Time: 
29:25
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When megastar Coop Bradley buys a sad, superhero franchise to resurrect his fading acting career he goes to Atlanta to shoot the latest installment and gets more than he bargained for when he goes to the lab of special effects artist Shane Morton to get a mold made of his head. Not only does Shane torture the claustrophobic actor--he may have in turn stolen Coop's soul--which leads to a madcap chase through Shane's "house of horrors".
Directed by: 
Matt Servitto
Produced by: 
Matt Servitto
Executive Producer(s): 
Ken Arnold, Dan Deluca, Tim Reis
Written by: 
Matt Servitto
Main Cast: 
Henry Zebrowski, Matt Servitto, Addie Weyrich, Dan Triandiflou
Director Matt Servitto
About the Director(s): 

Called one of the "hardest working actors in show business” by Entertainment Weekly magazine, Matt has been working as an actor on stage and in front of the camera for over 30 years—with leading roles on many celebrated cable shows like Cinemax’s “Banshee”, Showtime’s “Brotherhood” and--more recently—playing Gov. Sweeney on “Billions”. However, he is probably best known for his role as FBI Agent Dwight Harris on HBO’s “The Sopranos”—a role he played for all 7 seasons and for which he won a ...read more

 
 
A Real Killjoy

A Real Killjoy

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 9:45pm
Run Time: 
3 minutes
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Sam Jones is stuck in a zombie apocalyptic world and surrounded by incapable survivors. She may have found love, but she's got a zombie to contend with, and her surprise guest does her no favors.
Directed by: 
Tara Erickson
Produced by: 
Idiot Army Productions
Executive Producer(s): 
Tara Erickson
Written by: 
Tara Erickson
Main Cast: 
Tara Erickson, Mary O'Neil, Ivan Djurovic, and Sidney Cumbie.
Tara Erickson
About the Director(s): 

Tara Erickson is an actor/comedian who also writes and directs. She has a background in improvisation and sketch comedy, which is apparent in her commercial work and can also be seen on her YouTube channel.

Her award-winning film, "Prime Of Your Life," has awarded her 4 Best Actress awards and is making its festival rounds throughout 2021-2022, along with "A Real Killjoy". The sequel to A REAL KILLJOY is set for a Fall 2021 release.

Tara Erickson's links:
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Survivers

Survivers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 9:45pm
Run Time: 
6:30
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
Natural selection says that only those who adapt will survive. What if humans have become stupid?
Directed by: 
Carlos Gómez-Trigo
Produced by: 
Carlos Gómez-Trigo
Written by: 
Carlos Gómez-Trigo
Main Cast: 
Stephanie Magnin, Maarten Dannenberg, Alex Moreu
About the Director(s): 

Carlos Gómez-Trigo (Madrid, 1981) shot in Barcelona a school short film, “Clase de baile”. In 2008 he goes to India to work in two documentaries and then moves to Madrid, where he works as producer and director of commercials.

His previous short film, Maelstrøm (2017), has more than 165 selections in film festivals, winning several awards for best short film, director, performance or sound.

With Survivers (2020) he tries to figure out the eternal dichotomy between Humanity vs Stupidity.

 
 
The Other One

The Other One

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
26m 23s
Country: 
Germany
Synopsis: 
When the physicist Walter moves into a new apartment in the 1970s, he tries to clear up the enigmatic disappearance of his previous tenant and realizes that the old man is haunting him in an eerie way - from the future.
Directed by: 
Lukas Baier
Produced by: 
Martin Dolejs & Christine Heinlein
Written by: 
Martin Dolejs & Christine Heinlein
Main Cast: 
Sebastian Edtbauer; Julia Heinze; Katja Bürkle; Klaus Grünberg
Director - Lukas Baier
About the Director(s): 

Lukas Baier grew up with filmmaking and worked on professional film sets already as a teenager due to his parents. He first studied philosophy and communication science in Salzburg and during that time worked as an assistant director, for film production companies and broadcasters. In 2012 he began studying feature film directing at the University of Television and Film Munich, which he completed in 2020 with his film “The Other One”. The film premiered at the Max Ophüls Preis film festival i...read more

 
 
Our Family

Our Family

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
14:22
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A young woman, desperate to overcome past trauma, finds company in an alluring community.
Directed by: 
Jacob Kellar
Produced by: 
Raven Young & Jessica Hernandez
Executive Producer(s): 
Cindy Denton
Written by: 
Jacob Kellar
Main Cast: 
Brittany Shonka, Allie Long, Emory Reignz, & Charlotte Frøyland
Jacob Kellar
About the Director(s): 

Jacob Kellar is the co-founder of Family Portrait Productions along with Raven Young. As a filmmaker, Kellar strives to tell stories from unique perspectives while presenting themes that challenge who we are as people. With a background in acting as a child, he respects and appreciates the amount of detail that goes into every character action. One of his favorite roles during the filmmaking process is working on characters with the cast. Kellar enjoys the creative collaboration that takes pl...read more

 
 
The Island of the Dolls

The Island of the Dolls

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
19 minutes
Country: 
Mexico
Synopsis: 
This intensely emotional untold story explores the life of a teenager, Xóchitl. After discovering that her boyfriend is cheating, she makes a drastic decision that will take her to suffer traumatic experiences and to do things that she never imagined.
Directed by: 
Julio César Padilla
Produced by: 
Julio César Padilla
Written by: 
Julio César Padilla
Main Cast: 
Estephany Hernández & Patricia Meneses
Julio César Padilla
About the Director(s): 

Julio César Padilla is an Ecuadorian American film director, writer, and producer. His most recent work, “The Island of the Dolls,” is out for film festivals and it has received four awards so far. He is currently developing a feature-length documentary “Lambs of the Moon” while editing another short documentary "Little Warriors" 2022. Julio studied MFA in Cinema at DePaul University in Chicago where he graduated in 2020 with highest distinction.

 
 
C.R.E. (Collection of Relevant Experiences)

C.R.E. (Collection of Relevant Experiences)

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
18:58
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A corporation called C.R.E. has formed a collective consciousness that is made up of people’s experiences. By documenting your experiences through this consciousness, you can be known while also learning from the experiences of others. This story follows a young woman named Ava, who is dying. At the end of her life, she strives to become part of this consciousness in hopes of being remembered.
Directed by: 
Jacob and Brittany Cornett "The Cornett Siblings"
Produced by: 
Alison Chan
Written by: 
Jacob and Brittany Cornett
Main Cast: 
Eric Bear, Cate Chapman, Caleb Joshua, and Laura Chowenhill
About the Director(s): 

Jacob and Brittany are a brother and sister directing duo. They were born and raised in Southern California and recently graduated from Biola University's School of Cinema and Media Arts with their BA in film production. At a young age Jacob would be driven to a career in filmmaking after watching the special features from the Lord of the Rings. Later on, Brittany would also join in on making film a career after visiting the Universal Studios backlot. As recent college grads, they are excited...read more

 
 
Spare Body

Spare Body

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
9:44
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
While searching for some extra money, a teenager discovers the shocking truth behind what his parents have been hiding, and soon finds out about its beyond sinister intentions.
Directed by: 
Ethan Hunt
Produced by: 
Ethan Hunt
Executive Producer(s): 
Ethan Hunt
Written by: 
Ethan Hunt
Main Cast: 
Ethan Hunt
About the Director(s): 

Ethan Hunt is a high school student who was born and raised in Sammamish, Washington. He began making films at a very young age and has a great passion for every aspect of the filmmaking process from directing and acting, to visual effects and sound design. During the pandemic he created his first short film that will be released to the public, Spare Body, which was created entirely on his own from pre to post production.

 
 
Echthaar

Echthaar

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
19:50
Country: 
Austria
Synopsis: 
The smell of shampoo and cigarettes hangs in the air. The hair buns tear at the scalp and the newest hits play on a small radio. It’s the golden 50ies and Victor has his hair salon in perfect order – or so it seems. Because from her first day at the new job, Paula just can’t take her eyes off the strange jukebox in the corner. She senses that the machine is somehow connected to a dark secret. As Paula starts to take a deeper look at it, she doesn’t understand that her own life is on the line.
Directed by: 
Dominic Kubisch, Co-Director: Christopher Palm
Produced by: 
Dominic Kubisch, Sophie Sy, Shirin Hooshmandi
Written by: 
Christopher Palm, Dominic Kubisch
Main Cast: 
Sandra Hartlauer, Franz Weichenberger, Cornelia Köndgen, Gabriele Deutsch, Margit Holzhaider, Anneliese Weidinger
About the Director(s): 

Dominic Kubisch, born 1989 in Vienna studies at the Filmacademy Vienna, an institute of the University of Music and performing arts Vienna. He is a student of Prof. Michael Hudecek and Prof. Wolfgang Murnberger. The idea of the story in a hair salon in the 50s, based on stories of his grandmother, who was a hairdresser from the 60s to the 90s. He frequently visited her at work during his childhood.

 
 
The Root Of Evil

The Root Of Evil

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
5 min
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A man in debt is forced to find quick cash to pay off his bookie. In search for money, the man stumbles across an old cash register that generously helps him, but at what cost?
Directed by: 
Jackson Litte
Produced by: 
Jackson Little
Written by: 
Jackson Little
Main Cast: 
Jason James Richter
Jackson Little
About the Director(s): 

Jackson Little is a nineteen year old from west hills, CA. Jackson is currently enrolled in Emerson College and is studying film.

 
 
Wolves

Wolves

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
6m 30s
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Ensuing their father’s abandonment, two young brothers quarrel for control over their farm. Little do they know, there is a looming wolf in the woods.
Directed by: 
Travae Davis
Produced by: 
Rose Hoover
Written by: 
Travae Davis
Main Cast: 
Trevor Jackson, Nolan Howard
About the Director(s): 

Travaé Davis is an old soul who enjoys to read, sit in parks, play chess, and collect pithy quotes. He is a lover of philosophy, conspiracy theories, allegories, and darker stories. Obsessed with character misery, Travaé believes uncanny often shrouded emotions contain a substantive amount of romance, candidness, and authenticity. Magical realism and death always find a way into his stories. He is currently pursuing a BFA in Film Production at the Florida State University College of Motion Pi...read more

 
 
user_

user_

Screens with the feature film Bring Out The Fear

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 2:15pm
Run Time: 
11 min 5 sec
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
"user_" is a screenlife short about a Bubbly camgirl, Amber, who is menaced during a private chat by a mysterious and frightening user.
Directed by: 
Alex Montilla
Produced by: 
Alex Montilla
Written by: 
Alex Montilla
Main Cast: 
Amber Kellehan David Rubin
Alex Montilla
About the Director(s): 

I've been making movies since high school. When my friends and I took over the morning announcements, we saw an opportunity to make short films for a captive audience...and by that, I mean an audience that literally HAD to watch; the entire school was held hostage by our silliness. Out of necessity, I learned the basics of filmmaking: acting, writing, directing, editing, visual effects, scoring...you name it; I was the Robert Rodriguez of morning announcements.

All of these skills came...read more

 
 
Bring Out The Fear

Bring Out The Fear

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 2:15pm
Run Time: 
73 min
Country: 
Ireland
Synopsis: 
Rosie and Dan are a couple in a doomed relationship. While taking a final walk in their favourite forest, they find it has trapped them in an unsolvable maze. The paths lead nowhere, the trees never end, the sun never sets, and a sinister presence stalks and torments them, trying to drive them insane... There is no escape. But what exactly are they hiding? This dark folk horror will leave you questioning what is real and what is malicious trickery.
Directed by: 
Richard Waters
Produced by: 
Alison Scarff & Richard Waters
Executive Producer(s): 
Michael McCudden, Sebastian Guest
Written by: 
Richard Waters
Main Cast: 
Ciara Bailey, Tad Morari, James Devlin
Richard Waters
About the Director(s): 

Richard is a Dublin, Ireland born director and editor. With a love of horror, it was obvious the choice for his first feature film would be a romcom; 2013's The O’Briens, which appeared in festivals worldwide. In early 2012, along with producer Alison Scarff and fellow filmmaker Michael McCudden, Richard co-founded the production company Weird Pretty Pictures, producing the mystery-thriller Sodium Party, followed by his second feature film as director; In A Stranger’s House. Off the back of t...read more

 
 
ZTV Sympathy for the Devil

ZTV Sympathy for the Devil

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:15pm
Run Time: 
22:43
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
DOUGLAS SIKES, a convicted war criminal from the American Zombie War, runs a black-market trading ring from the bowels of a walled-in quarantine zone turned for-profit prison. He and the other prisoners live under the watchful eye of the ZTV broadcasting company, and at the whim of THE PREZERVE, a capital punishment reality game show that uses zombies, and horrific devices, to torture, infect, and execute prisoners and their families on prime time network television. PAUL, and his daughter, LILY, arrive at Doug’s home to find him grief-stricken and consumed with rage after his daughter Steffie’s gruesome episode has broadcast her terrible fate for all the world to see. Paul and Lily find themselves in the cross-fire as Doug readies to unleash bloody vengeance on the institution and the vengeful woman who has oppressed him.
Directed by: 
Jason Ragosta
Produced by: 
Marisa Garay
Written by: 
Jason Ragosta
Main Cast: 
Thomas Cokenias, Daniel Sullivan, Mitch Costanza, Cheyenne Costanza, Emilie Germain, MacCallister Byrd, Molly Raterman, Teresa Navarro, L. Jeffrey Moore, Colleen Carey
Jason Ragosta writer, director
About the Director(s): 

Jason Ragosta was born in Connecticut. He attended the Maryland Institute, College of Art and started working in stop motion animation at Wreckless Abandon Studios as a storyboard/concept artist and assistant cameraman, before moving to the West coast to work in film. Jason then went on to manage a sound stage at the Academy of Art, University in San Francisco for actress, Diane Baker (Marnie, Silence of the Lambs) before working for a year as a Production Assistant in the editorial producti...read more

 
 
Wanna Go Camping?

Wanna Go Camping?

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:15pm
Run Time: 
10:00
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Corey takes his new boyfriend Luis on a cute little camping trip -- but something feels off that they can't quite place.
Directed by: 
Zach Siegel
Produced by: 
Cookie Walukas
Written by: 
Zach Siegel
Main Cast: 
Ricky Abilez, Will Tranfo
Zach Siegel
About the Director(s): 

Zach is an award-winning director, editor, and frequent tree climber. He’s directed shorts including Why the Sea is Boiling, which played at film festivals internationally; plays including the musical comedy More Guns!, which ran at Second City for two years; and music videos for artists like Jason Mraz's opener Philip Labes and emerging queer rockstar Maddie Ross. He’s edited a little bit of everything, from FX-and-Sundance-darling Quarter Life Poetry, to a concert film for Paul McCartney, t...read more

 
 
ANGEL CITY HORROR

ANGEL CITY HORROR

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:15pm
Run Time: 
9m 9s
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Los Angeles, 1951. Detectives George Hard and Glenn O'Brian investigate the disappearance of a mental patient from LA's most notorious insane asylum and discover something evil lurking inside.
Directed by: 
Matthew McWilliams
Produced by: 
Josh Murphy
Written by: 
Matthew McWilliams
Main Cast: 
Sarah Nicklin, Christopher Matthew Cook, Sadie Katz, Patrick Joseph Rieger, Caleb Harris
Matthew McWilliams
About the Director(s): 

Matt is a Writer, Director and Producer raised in the midwest farmland of Credit River Township Minnesota. After finishing his film degree at the University of Arizona he spent time in Montana and Wyoming until moving to Los Angeles. For the last ten years he has been working in the entertainment industry in film, TV and commercials as an independent filmmaker and in the Art Department.

He currently develops and Directs original content for MadWest Content and Palindrome LLC, creative ...read more

 
 
Demon Juice

Demon Juice

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:15pm
Run Time: 
14:27
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A group of friends travel to a quaint vacation town for a weekend getaway, but discover a decades-old party drink that’s more dangerous than it seems.
Directed by: 
Shannon Brown
Produced by: 
Shannon Brown and Joshua Tolby
Written by: 
Shannon Brown
Main Cast: 
Allyn Pintal - Amy Anastasia Washington - Nia Annelise Dekker-Hernandez - Gigi Maddy Wager - Debra Joshua Tolby - Jordan Alex Sobotowski - Demon Juice Hotline Aaron Hertzog - Chad Reed Brice - Brett Jones Shannon Brown - Lillith Johnny Berchtold - Pizza Delivery Guy
About the Director(s): 

Shannon Brown is an LA-based writer and comedian, who began her career in sketch and improv comedy and has since branched out into writing and directing shorts.

Her unique brand of dark comedy and a flair for the strange has been showcased in online publications such as Atlas Obscura, The Big Jewel, Ranker, Reductress, and Bustle.

Most recently, her films were screened at the 15 Second Horror Fest, Salem Horror Fest, and Toronto Sketch Fest.

 
 
The Light

The Light

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:15pm
Run Time: 
12:52
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
19th century. In a small coastal village, Olalla and her family prepare for the night of “The Truce”. There is only one rule: no lights should stay on tonight. Olalla, unlike her parents, does not believe in superstitions. And she doesn’t think They are coming either…
Directed by: 
Iago de Soto
Produced by: 
Iago De Soto & Eye Slice Pictures
Executive Producer(s): 
Iago de Soto, Helión Ramalho & Raúl Cerezo
Written by: 
Rubén Sánchez Trigos
Main Cast: 
Paula Gallego, Pablo Vázquez, Oti Manzano, Nico Ruiz
Iago de Soto
About the Director(s): 

Iago de Soto (Barcelona, Spain, 1980). After finishing his film studies at ESCAC (Barcelona Film School), he directed short films “Corre” (2002) and “Corre 2” (2003). In 2008 released “Versus”, his first full length feature (produced by 24 Mentiras), an independent thriller premiered at Sitges International Film Festival which had a long haul in festivals around the world. Since then he has been working as advertising director, currently exclusively for Atresmedia. His short film “The Den” (2...read more

 
 
LeaveWork

LeaveWork

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:15pm
Run Time: 
5m 44s
Country: 
SouthKorea
Synopsis: 
Downtown in the evening. A man waiting to get off work. The taxi stops in front of him and is inertiaally boarding the taxi. driver talks to a man who looks tired. He answers in a straightforwardly. The taxi driver, who has met all sorts of people, starts talking about passengers he never forgets.
Directed by: 
HyoLim Lee
Produced by: 
DaeHwan Kim
Written by: 
HyoLim Lee
Main Cast: 
Taxi Driver : SangWook Kim Passenger : JeongIl jeon
About the Director(s): 

Director Lee HyoLim
Born in 1982. SouthKorea. Graduated from Sungkyunkwan University, Department of Journalism and Broadcasting (2008)
Completion of Mentee Training for Creative Talent Project of the Korea Creative Content Agency
: Documentary field (2014), BCPF Broadcasting Content Promotion Foundation, the organization responsible for the documentary.
: The field of broadcasting writers (2016), the organization responsible for I.M.TV

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Afterlife

Afterlife

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:15pm
Run Time: 
14:43
Country: 
Ireland
Synopsis: 
A dead man wakes to discover he's a vampire only to struggle to follow through with his dreams of escape.
Directed by: 
Daniel Butler
Produced by: 
Maggie Ryan
Written by: 
Mike Heneghan
Main Cast: 
Starring: Ray Scannell, Joanne Brennan, Ryan Corley, Pádraig O'Grady, Eamonn Ignatius Elliott, Adam Ó Murchú, Patricia Knight
Daniel Butler
About the Director(s): 

Daniel is an Irish-speaking writer and director from the Donegal Gaeltacht who has won multiple awards for his films in both Irish and English including the Lumi Award at last year’s Belfast Film Festival and ‘Best New Director’ at the Kinsale Shark Awards 2019 for his music videos for Irish language rappers KNEECAP.

Most recently he was nominated ‘Best Director’ at the Richard Harris International FF for the supernatural drama Afterlife and was winner the Comórtas Físín Irish-langu...read more

 
 
Nagual: The Sin Eater

Nagual: The Sin Eater

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 6:15pm
Run Time: 
14:07
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Two outlaws, wounded and on the run, struggle across the unforgiving landscape of Northern Arizona after a botched robbery in 1887. Their foredoomed path is crossed by a mysterious nun bearing gifts who is not what she seems.
Directed by: 
Dan "Laz" Lazarovits
Produced by: 
Dan "Laz" Lazarovits, Phil Desanti & Craig Blair
Written by: 
Phil Desanti & Dan "Laz" Lazarovits
Main Cast: 
Ronnie Gene Blevins, Alen Kolenovic, Diahnna Nicole Baxter, Khrystyne Haje
Dan "Laz" Lazarovits
About the Director(s): 

A native Angelino, Dan “Laz” Lazarovits, has been working in the film industry since graduating from film school at Cal State Northridge in 1999. As a First Assistant Director, Laz has worked on horror films such as Insidious 3 and Insidious 4, and the television series American Horror Story - Apocalypse. In recent years Laz has had the opportunity to pursue his dream of co-writing, producing and directing his own short film, Nagual: The Sin Eater. Laz still lives in Los Angeles, tirelessly...read more

 
 
Shielded

Shielded

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 6:15pm
Run Time: 
21 mins
Country: 
The Netherlands
Synopsis: 
Amidst a worldwide pandemic, two young sisters are stuck in an isolated home. An odd man appears in a hazmat, claiming he can help..
Directed by: 
Jan Verdijk
Produced by: 
Daniel Dow
Written by: 
Jan Verdijk
Main Cast: 
Nola Elvis Kemper Femke de Booys Ward Weemhoff
About the Director(s): 

Jan Verdijk (1987) is a Dutch writer/director of psychological horror film.

Jan made himself known with WILD (2018), winning the prestigious Méliès d’Or at Sitges Film Festival. A promising filmmaker on the rise who's talent for direction & world-building has been recognised by multiple Triple A festivals (A STRANGER FROM THE PAST (2020), VALT EEN MAN UIT DE LUCHT (2017).

 
 
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Z

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 6:15pm
Run Time: 
18:21
Country: 
Belgium
Synopsis: 
A world ravaged by the apocalypse. Two regular people (Marc and Stella) and four people with a disability have locked themselves in an abandoned office building where they seek protection against the danger from outside. Marc and Stella get more and more frustrated with the four residents who are completely dependent on them for their survival.
Directed by: 
Caroline Branders
Produced by: 
Jacqueline De Goeij
Executive Producer(s): 
Michèle Meire
Written by: 
Caroline Branders
Main Cast: 
Line Pillet - Stella Kris Cuppens - Marc Jelle Palmaerts - Tim Tibo Vandenborre - Karel Marijke Pinoy - Sarah Aäron Roggeman - Pieter
Bio Pic Caroline Branders
About the Director(s): 

Caroline Branders has worked since 2013 as a feature film producer in Belgium. Initially she worked on Belgian feature films but she slowly transitioned into the international film marked. She worked with Brian de Palma on his dark detective movie ‘Domino’ and more recently on ‘Spider in the Web’ by Israeli award-winning director Eran Riklis.

Caroline received support from the Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government, Flanders Tax Shelter and the Flanders Audiovisual Fund...read more

 
 
Rhyme or Die

Rhyme or Die

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 6:15pm
Run Time: 
10.52
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
Five kidnapped strangers are forced to rhyme to their captor's funky beats - or die.
Directed by: 
Max Lincoln
Produced by: 
Rami Sarras Pantoja
Executive Producer(s): 
Ed Sayers, Rebecca Wolff
Written by: 
Alex Moran
Main Cast: 
Bethan Cullinane, Olumide Olorunfemi, Victor Alli, Racheal Ofori, Mohammad Amiri, Samuel Blenkin
Max Lincoln
About the Director(s): 

Max has a love of heightened narratives that led to his descent into horror. His non-horror shorts range from a 50s dystopian drama, a PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK infused revenge film and a twisted breakup drama about rising jealousy between a couple in the art world.

His horror shorts began with two films created as part of the Straight 8 competition. One, a short about sacrificial sex set in the Sixties, and the other about murdering those who share your name for ultimate power. The latte...read more

 
 
Pizza Boy

Pizza Boy

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 6:15pm
Run Time: 
5:16
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
An oblivious pizza delivery boy is unable to realize the world around him is slowly turning into a zombie apocalypse. Will he realize before it’s too late?
Directed by: 
Paul Kruse
Produced by: 
Paul Kruse, Logan Hall
Written by: 
Paul Kruse
Main Cast: 
Emilio Peña as Pizza Boy, Anna Defendiefer as The Cashier, Kyle Shaw as The Zombie, Spencer Martinez as The Girlfriend
Pizza Boy director Paul Kruse
About the Director(s): 

Though, Paul discovered a love for film from watching satirical movie reviews on Youtube. When Paul's friend told him about a screenwriting competition Paul wrote his first screenplay at 21 years old. Paul went on to win that screenwriting competition, had that film produced with the prize money, and had the film selected to premiere at Nickelodeon studios. Since that first script Paul has written, directed, and edited three short films. Paul's films have gotten better each time and he attrib...read more

 
 
Smile

Smile

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 6:15pm
Run Time: 
6:35
Country: 
USA, CANADA
Synopsis: 
When a young woman struggles to smile, her depression becomes something truly monstrous.
Directed by: 
Joanna Tsanis
Produced by: 
Zeus Kontoyannis, Adrian Bobb
Written by: 
Joanna Tsanis
Main Cast: 
Konstantina Mantelos (Anything for Jackson) as ANNA , Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser) as MOM (Voice), and Tyler Williams (Spare Parts) as MOROS.
About the Director(s): 

Joanna Tsanis is an award-winning genre filmmaker whose films have screened at FANTASIA, FANTASTIC FEST, and SCREAMFEST.

 
 
Little Brother

Little Brother

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Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 6:15pm
Run Time: 
13:37
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Keith, a white elementary school teacher, journeys to South Los Angeles to investigate the home life of his gifted student Lamont. When he meets the boy’s elderly Grandmother, they begin a polite dialogue about Lamont’s frequent absences from school, but the conversation grows increasingly hostile. Unbeknownst to Keith, there’s a special ingredient in Grandma’s sweet tea… and the teacher may be in store for learning a powerful lesson of his own.
Directed by: 
Dikega Hadnot
Produced by: 
Ashley Hillis & Dikega Hadnot
Executive Producer(s): 
Jon Lafferty, Spencer Mandel, Dikega Hadnot
Written by: 
Spencer Mandel
Main Cast: 
Hattie Winston, Jon Lafferty, Deniro Farrar, King Roubleau, Robert Rexx
Dikega Hadnot
About the Director(s): 

Dikega Hadnot is a Los Angeles born writer/director, who began his journey in film as an assistant to Terrence Malick on Tree of Life. Following Malick's advice to pursue his own path as a filmmaker, Dikega returned to Los Angeles where he co-founded commercial production company, Latebloom Entertainment and writing/directing partnership, GONZOGRIOT. Little Brother is his first short with writing partner Spencer Mandel. In 2021, he’s setting up his feature length directorial debut in which he...read more

 
 
Selfie

Selfie

Screens with the feature film Wicked Games

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 8:15pm
Run Time: 
17:30
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Social media influencers are stalked by a killer wearing their faces as masks on the night of an event opening.
Directed by: 
Dallas Harden
Produced by: 
Kabir Chitre, Irais Cardenas, Dallas Harden, Kelland Li, Tiffanie Melgar, Bryan Sosa, Mina Vazirian, Ellie Villa
Written by: 
Jeremy Garcia & Dallas Harden
Main Cast: 
Jordan Tovar, Denis Shepherd, Will Summers, Morgan Harvill, Bridget Heely, Zedrick Restauro, Eric Baker, Yahnice Marie, Jack Koester, David Kopp, Elvira Reyes
Dallas Harden
About the Director(s): 

Dallas Harden is an award-winning comedy and horror filmmaker in West Los Angeles for YA audiences in film and TV. He currently works at William Morris Endeavor as a Talent Assistant. Prior, he worked at UC Riverside in the film department for four and a half years educating student filmmakers on everything he learned in the independent film world. His production company, DTH Pictures, was founded in the Inland Empire over a decade ago and is still churning out short films, winning awards, an...read more

 
 
WICKED GAMES

WICKED GAMES

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 8:15pm
Run Time: 
80 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When Harley joins her new boyfriend for a long Halloween weekend at his country estate, they’re invaded by a band of masked freaks and forced to play a Wicked Game. To the intruders’ unpleasant surprise, Harley’s hard-boiled history has endowed her with a bag of tricks which give the game a surprise ending.
Directed by: 
Teddy Grennan
Produced by: 
Bennett Krishock, Heath Franklin, Christopher Walters
Executive Producer(s): 
Burton Gray, Gill Holland
Written by: 
Teddy Grennan
Main Cast: 
Christine Spang, Markus Silbiger, Michael Shenefelt, Conner Ann Waterman
About the Director(s): 

Teddy is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Sun Valley Film Festival, the award-winning creator of RAVAGE (2019), and has spent years producing independent films. Wicked Games is his favorite and he’s looking forward to sharing it with you in 2021.

 
 
Anniversary

Anniversary

Screens with the feature film #blue_whale

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10:00pm
Run Time: 
6:30
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Rubin and Lilly are just married, expecting a baby and driving off into the sunset. It was supposed to be the best day of their lives...
Directed by: 
Craig Ouellette
Produced by: 
Craig Ouellette, James Simenc, Max Solomon
Executive Producer(s): 
Craig Ouellette
Written by: 
Craig Ouellette & Neal McLaughlin, Story by Neal McLaughlin
Main Cast: 
James Simenc, Katie Peabody, David Crane
Craig Ouellette, film director and writer
About the Director(s): 

Craig Ouellette is the writer/director of the independent feature “All The Days Undone” and more than 25 short films, most in the horror, thriller and action genres. They have over 70,000,000 views online, have played numerous festivals and won multiple awards. His most recent short "$TRIP" has won Best Horror Short, Best Makeup FX and the Director's Choice Award. It has been called "A great love letter to Clive Barker-esque horror."

When his Mom was diagnosed with Cancer, Craig captur...read more

 
 
#Blue_Whale

#Blue_Whale

Screens with the short films Anniversary & Mad Machine

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screenanarchy.com - filmpulse.net

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 31 min
Country: 
Russia
Synopsis: 
After her younger sister Julia commits suicide, troubled adolescent Dana decides to find out what led to her death. Examining her sister’s computer, Dana finds a secret chat group where adolescents are encouraged to kill themselves through a challenge called "Blue Whale". Dana’s investigation leads her ever closer to the truth, but to really discover what happened, she herself must play the deadly game.#blue_whale // #I_want_to_play_the_game is inspired by real events that happened in Russia in 2015 and 2017.
Directed by: 
Anna Zaytseva
Produced by: 
Timur Bekmambetov, Anna Shalashina, Igor Mishin
Executive Producer(s): 
Timur Bekmambetov
Written by: 
Evgeniya Bogomyakova, Anna Zaytseva, Olga Klemesheva
Main Cast: 
Anna Potebnya, Timofey Eleckii, Ekaterina Stulova, Diana Shulmina, Olga Pipchenko, Polina Vataga, Daniil Kiselev
About the Director(s): 

Anna Zaytseva was born on April 2, 1985 in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Russia) in a family of a director and an actress. She has lived in Moscow most of her life. Anna graduated from the international directing master program of FAMU (Czech Republic) in 2014. Her mentor was Ivo Trajkov, an acclaimed Czech-Macedonian director.
Anna’s films took part in 52 film festivals and her short films "The contract", "Lisa" and «No, you’re stupid!» received 16 international awards. Her short film «No,...read more

 
 
Mad Machine

Mad Machine

Screens with the feature film #blue_whale

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10:00pm
Run Time: 
7m 17s
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
In the not-too-distant future, personal security androids fill the void left by a fully privatized police force. When one woman's android malfunctions, she must fight to survive his murderous onslaught.
Directed by: 
Sergio Guerra
Produced by: 
Sergio Guerra
Written by: 
Sergio Guerra
Main Cast: 
Alison Pringle, Sergio Guerra
About the Director(s): 

Sergio Guerra’s fondness for suspense and the unsettling formed at an early age, the end result of too many impressionable "Twilight Zone" marathons. A San Francisco native, the Latinx filmmaker started making movies in high school using old family cameras, developing a particular affinity for the eerie graininess of Super 8. He honed his craft while attending New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His original horror pilot "Creature Comfort" was a winner in the ATX-Blacklist Script ...read more

 
 
Cut

Cut

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
6:37
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
When she discovers something sinister on the set of a short film, an aspiring actress must fight back against a system that sees her as a disposable commodity.
Directed by: 
Fred Sprinkle & Tyler Clair Smith
Produced by: 
Fred Sprinkle and Tyler Clair Smith
Executive Producer(s): 
Sick Twist Productions
Written by: 
Tyler Clair Smith & Fred Sprinkle
Main Cast: 
Elisheva Glaser Elizabeth Saydah Jeff Verge Andre Sprinkle Luke Stratte-McClure Jordan Bigler Whitney Worthen
About the Director(s): 

Tyler Clair Smith is the co-writer and co-executive producer of the horror film The Incarnation starring Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, The Hateful Eight) and Taye Diggs (All American, Rent.) Fred Sprinkle is an L.A. commercial director whose award-winning short films search for scraps of daylight in the darkest corners of American society. Together, Fred and Tyler helm Sick Twist Productions, an L.A.-based production house developing a slate of fast-paced genre films with an indi...read more

 
 
As Long As You Both Shall Live

As Long As You Both Shall Live

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
14:31
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A recent widower attempts to make amends after the death of his wife.
Directed by: 
Peter Macaluso
Produced by: 
Peter Macaluso, Andrew Saunders
Executive Producer(s): 
Andrew Saunders
Written by: 
Peter Macaluso
Main Cast: 
Andrew Saunders, Peter Xifo
About the Director(s): 

Peter Macaluso founded Macarony Productions in 2005 and directed three no-budget features by the age of 23. He produced a 104 episode comedy webseries, Nepotism, from 2013-2015. His short, Lonely People, was selected as a Top 200 Finalist for HBO's Project Greenlight.

He's passionate about Batman, Olympic wrestling, puppies, speaking in the third-person, and figuring out what makes a good horror movie.

 
 
ARE YOU IN HEAVEN

ARE YOU IN HEAVEN

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
12m
Country: 
Taiwan
Synopsis: 
When our main protagonist is challenged to go against his principles - will he stand-up against the group, and fail the test? Or stay silent in the hope of success?
Directed by: 
Adam Hayes, Nick Hayes
Produced by: 
Alexander King Chen, Jason Xu
Executive Producer(s): 
Alexander King Chen, Adam Hayes, Nick Hayes
Written by: 
Adam Hayes, Nick Hayes, Alexander king Chen.
Main Cast: 
Rhydian Vaughan, Harry Chang, Teresa Daley, James Magnum, Vlada Romy, Martin Ferm, Kenichi Huang, Chris Heron, Kasaini Culzac, Chen Ci Ting, Angel Ku, Ling Lin
Adam & Nick Hayes
About the Director(s): 

Adam and Nick Hayes are a filmmaking, storytelling, content creating duo. They direct and shoot commercials, multi-content campaigns and narrative based films. Both have over 20 years of experience in the creative industry.

Their films have been screened at prestigious film festivals such as; Cannes, Sundance, LA Shorts, Discover, and the Berlin Commercial Festival. Their commercials have been screened during the NBA finals, the NFL Superbowl, and have graced the billboards of Times Sq...read more

 
 
Deep Tissue

Deep Tissue

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
10:02
Country: 
Indonesia/Bali
Synopsis: 
Upset with his girlfriend, Adam finds himself avoiding her apology calls as he explores the nightlife of Bali. There's food, music, and a massage parlor that peaks his interest. Soon Adam finds himself trying something new as an alluring masseuse does her best to have him forget his troubles. Little does he know, something sinister is afoot.
Directed by: 
Brian L. Tan "BLT"
Produced by: 
Andrea Pasquettin, Juwita Rahayu, Lauren Gennawey, Miwa Maharani
Executive Producer(s): 
Patrick Tashadian, Orlando Bassi
Written by: 
Jonathan Hirsch
Main Cast: 
Mike Lewis, Cynthia Regina A. Chung, Ayu Norma Ilahi
About the Director(s): 

Brian L. Tan “BLT” started out as a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic kid who moved more times than he could remember. After living around the world and graduating from UCLA, he launched WRAPAL, the film industry’s first entertainment technology startup that connected filmmakers to film locations (think AirBnB for film).

On top of his entrepreneurship, he has worked in Visual Effects on studio features such as Tron: Legacy, X-Men First Class, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Jack the Giant ...read more

 
 
Crossing

Crossing

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
20.31
Country: 
Russia
Synopsis: 
Desparate father who is struggling to find his daughter’s killer meeting a stranger asking for help at the river's bank. This encounter turns to be a fatal one for both men.
Directed by: 
Ruslan Bosenko
Produced by: 
Ruslan Bosenko
Executive Producer(s): 
Evgeniy Bosenko Konstantin Loshatetskiy Irina Persikova
Written by: 
Ruslan Bosenko
Main Cast: 
Yuriy Loparev Vitaly Khodin
About the Director(s): 

Was born in Kaluga, Russia in 1983. In 1995 he shot his first short about animated toy cars’ crash.
In 2006 he graduated from the university to spend the next 10 years in investment banking but left everything for his dream – making movies. After rejection at the film school he decided to start shooting himself.
After a few shorts produced he eventually gathered the crew and began shooting his debut “The Crossing” but had to delay due to the bad weather. One year later he returned...read more

 
 
CARMENTIS

CARMENTIS

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
15 minutes
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
Mac, a grief stricken miner, wakes to find himself injured on the desolate planet Carmentis. At odds with his own emotions and EVE, the AI that controls his space suit, he struggles to reach both physical and mental safety. Exacerbating the situation is an oncoming eclipse that threatens Mac’s life with freezing temperatures. Mac, pushed to the limit, must confront his personal grief in order to survive.
Directed by: 
Antony Webb
Produced by: 
Jaclyn Hewer
Executive Producer(s): 
Walker Films
Written by: 
Antony Webb
Main Cast: 
Ben Mortley Adriane Daff Jo Morris
About the Director(s): 

Carmentis is written and directed by talented filmmaker Antony Webb. Antony spent a decade of his career working in cinematography and editing before moving into writing and directing. He has worked on over 100 projects including short films, feature films, documentaries, web series, commercials, music videos and corporate videos. Antony has a solid history of industry support having won Young Filmmaker of the Year in 2009 as well as being selected for Screen Australia’s Springboard Initiativ...read more

 
 
She and the Darkness

She and the Darkness

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
13:10
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
A cleaner suffers a deep depression after the death of her daughter. On one of her night runs to fight insomnia, she feels someone is watching her from the darkness of an alley.
Directed by: 
Daniel Romero
Produced by: 
Rubin Stein and Daniel Romero
Written by: 
Rubin Stein and Daniel Romero
Main Cast: 
Beatriz Arjona, Claudia Placer and Paco Churruca
About the Director(s): 

Daniel Romero (Madrid, 1983).

In 2010 he directed the fantasy short film FEARFUL JOHN that was selected in more than a hundred national and international film festivals and pre-selected for that year Goyas awards. In 2013, he premiered the short movie DON’T LOOK THERE, a horror and haunted house story which successfully toured around more than 100 festivals in the world competing in Seattle International Film Festival –qualifying fest for the Oscar awards- and several European fantasti...read more

 
 
Dana

Dana

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 2:15pm
Run Time: 
18
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
After being attacked one night, Diana decides that something must change.
Directed by: 
Lucía Forner
Produced by: 
Lucía Forner
Executive Producer(s): 
Lucía Forner Segarra
Written by: 
Lucía Forner Segarra
Main Cast: 
Thais Blume, Niko Verona, Josean Bengoetxea
Lucía Forner
About the Director(s): 

"Creo que te quiero"- Short.
"Marta"- Short.
"Dana"- Short.

 
 
Juiced

Juiced

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 2:15pm
Run Time: 
9m 57s
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Computer programmer Donald (Ian Gary) is a man on a deadline, grappling with sanity...and a roommate that spends a little too much time with his blender. When Donald’s cohabitant Mickey (Ekon Soong) and his girlfriend, Jessica (Tatiana Paris), go overboard with their smoothie-making as part of their prep for Burning Man, Donald is pushed to the brink. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” we see Donald’s professional success ultimately reveals his horrific actions.
Directed by: 
Stephen Steelman
Produced by: 
Erin Soole
Written by: 
Bucky Sinister
Main Cast: 
Ian Gary, E-kan Soong, Tatiana Paris
Stephen Steelman
About the Director(s): 

Stephen Steelman is a director, editor, and producer known for his work as a music video director, having worked most recently on the videos for “Everyone” and “Basic Needs” from Korn’s Jonathan Davis.
Steelman was born in Las Vegas, NV, and moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to work as an actor. His film and commercial work helped him earn entry into SAG, but he eventually realized his calling was to work behind the camera. An internship with Marty Katz Productions (“Reindeer Games,” “Mr. Wr...read more

 
 
Obstacle Corpse

Obstacle Corpse

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 2:15pm
Run Time: 
5m
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Teammates struggle to compete in the deadliest race on earth.
Directed by: 
Hope Madden
Produced by: 
Hope Madden, George Wolf
Written by: 
Hope Madden
Main Cast: 
Cat McAlpine, Donovan Riley Wolfington
Hope Madden
About the Director(s): 

Hope is an award-winning journalist, film critic, blogger, novelist and screenwriter based in Columbus, OH. She directed two short films back to back in 2020, making the most of the restrictions in place due to the pandemic. She has a feature currently in production and has won national and international awards for two additional screenplays.

 
 
La Ciguapa Siempre

La Ciguapa Siempre

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 2:15pm
Run Time: 
13m
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Shy Milagro always knew she was adopted, but has just found out there is no record of her birth parents at all. To help her relax, Milagro's boyfriend Davis takes her on a camping trip, even though she has been wary of his loyalty. As the night progresses and the couple argues, somehow Milagro knows Davis has been cheating on her. Davis adamantly denies it, but a deep rage builds inside Milagro, transforming her into what she's always been meant to be: a ciguapa
Directed by: 
Monica Moore - Suriyage
Produced by: 
Chelsey Colosimo
Written by: 
Monica Moore - Suriyage
Main Cast: 
Cheyenne Washington Michael Bonini Jillian Kinsey Lotus Lain
About the Director(s): 

Monica Suriyage is a biracial, blasian, Afro Latina director and writer. Her first horror film “Black In Red Out” screened at over twenty film festivals and led to her being featured in the documentary “Horror Noire” about the history of black horror, alongside icons like Jordan Peele, Tony Todd and Rachel True. Her digital short form shows on Snapchat and Facebook, music videos and branded beauty campaigns have millions of views online. Monica has also recently joined Fatale Collective, a te...read more

 
 
Mask of the Evil Apparition

Mask of the Evil Apparition

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 2:15pm
Run Time: 
21 minutes
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
Olivia, a young woman with no memory, searches a deserted nocturnal city looking for something or someone. Only problem is she can’t remember who or what. She encounters twin brothers Angelo #1 and Angelo #2 who may be her salvation, but Angelo #1 warns her that the “Mysterious Ones,” a nefarious group of clones, are after her for some unknown reason. And Sandra, a woman in disguise, also offers to help, but can she be trusted? A short film about identity, by Alex Proyas, made with virtual production. A story from the cinematic universe created by Proyas with his own Dark City (1998).
Directed by: 
Alex Proyas
Produced by: 
Alex Proyas and Jim Robison
Written by: 
Alex Proyas
Main Cast: 
Bonnie Ferguson - Olivia, Dean Kyrwood - Angelo #1/Angelo #2, Alex King - Sandra, Goran D. Kleut - the "Mysterious Ones"
Alex Proyas
About the Director(s): 

Egyptian-born, Australian film director/writer/producer, Alex Proyas grew up in inner-city Sydney. A passion for film from an early age, his early shorts were acclaimed, including numerous outstanding short film awards and nominations at London, Melbourne, Cannes et al international film festivals.
He made his first feature, SPIRITS OF THE AIR; GREMLINS OF THE CLOUDS in 1989 and in 1994 he completed THE CROW, starring Brandon Lee, which went on to major critical & commercial success...read more

 
 
Serial Dating

Serial Dating

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 2:15pm
Run Time: 
12:20
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Serial Dater, Kyle, uses the same online apps we all do. Things start innocent and honest. Kyle's manipulative text and social media stalking creates an uncomfortable experience as we, the audience, recognize our most innocuous and positive interactions used against us. The week ends in sex, but that isn't enough. Things take a dark turn, intentionally leaving his dates with the possibility of a STD and the audience scared to swipe right.
Directed by: 
Eric C Castro
Produced by: 
Eric C Castro
Written by: 
Eric C Castro
Main Cast: 
Grace Chan Ng, Cameron Gilliam, Eric C Castro
Eric Castro
About the Director(s): 

Eric Castro is a Latino American raised in the Pacific Northwest. Leaving school in 10th grade, he started a journey that brought him to Los Angeles. Eric built his skills of visual story telling with over a decade of lighting and cinema work in television and movies. A survivor of child abuse, racism and substance abuse, with an interest in Cultural Anthropology, Eric makes films that connect emotionally while speaking about the shared issues of modern humanity. Serial Dating was an idea...read more

 
 
The Rickety Man

The Rickety Man

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 2:15pm
Run Time: 
15m
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Edward, a distant widower discovering his children are grieving their mother's death in their own terrifying way, after having met a mysterious entity in the woods.
Directed by: 
Cameron Gallagher
Produced by: 
Zack Porlier, Cameron Gallagher, Jeremiah Lewis
Executive Producer(s): 
Paul Grammatico, David Dammerman, Cameron Gallagher, Kurtis Martin, Linda Porlier
Written by: 
Jeremiah Lewis
Main Cast: 
Ava Torres Russell Shealy Wyatt Cary Allison GiamBruno
About the Director(s): 

Cameron was raised in Upstate New York, where his passion for filmmaking began with a VHS camcorder creating short skits with his brother, Grant. During Highschool and beyond, Cameron has made hundreds of skits, shorts, commercials, and wedding videos since then, including Crypt TV's "The Forgotten" & "The Alive" under his production company with producing partner Zack Porlier. The whole team coming together, helped Cameron step up for the biggest short to date, The Rickety Man.

 
 
Inch Thick, Knee Deep

Inch Thick, Knee Deep

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 4:30pm
Run Time: 
17:49
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
The heat gets turned up on a seething exchange between two women. There is Quinn, a haughty daydreamer, who is stewing over a heartbreaking situation with her soulmate; and Adrienne, the woman who’s caught his eye. Once brought to a boiling point, neither woman will leave tea time without peeling back the masks they’ve painted an inch thick and revealing who they are in the face of bitterness.
Directed by: 
Anatasha Blakely
Produced by: 
Jacob Sorling
Executive Producer(s): 
Aaron Blakely
Written by: 
Anatasha Blakely
Main Cast: 
Whitney Morgan Cox, Anatasha Blakely, Jacob Sorling
About the Director(s): 

Anatasha Blakely is an Asian American writer, director, and actor who was born in Orem, Utah.

A diligent autodidact, Anatasha began her filmmaking journey as an 8 year old sneak: creeping movies from her eldest brother’s shelf and stifling her screams during the likes of Scream in order to avoid being caught watching rated R movies. After Alien, Pulp Fiction, Event Horizon and some awfully strange nightmares, she began to daydream and fish for her own ideas. She never stopped. Inch Th...read more

 
 
Meat

Meat

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 4:30pm
Run Time: 
6:26 minutes
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
Mother wakes up in the middle of the night due to the noises coming from her daughter Angela's room. When she gets there, she realizes that her daughter is not behaving normally.
Directed by: 
Lander Castro
Produced by: 
Plantanoboligrafo Producciones, Amania Films
Executive Producer(s): 
Igor García, Lander Castro, Kevin iglesias
Written by: 
Lander Castro
Main Cast: 
Olatz Ganboa Sandra di Pietro Elías García
About the Director(s): 

Since 2015 he has worked in the editing department of different productions, among which are “Errementari” (Paul Urkijo), “Hondar Ahoak” (Koldo Almandoz) or “Baby” by Juanma Bajo Ulloa. In 2021 he directed his first professional short film "Carnívoro" with the help of the ICAA, he received the support of ZINEBI FILM FESTIVAL to shoot a short documentary entitled "Mamuak" (Ghosts) and win the money prize for writing a feature film with his project "Sustraiak" (Roots).

 
 
The Junket

The Junket

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 4:30pm
Run Time: 
10 mintues 29 seconds
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
Celebrity interviewer and self-proclaimed feminist Stan hears something he shouldn’t when eavesdropping on Olivia Sarkin, the attractive star of a new vampire movie. She’s just taken a toilet break in the middle of their chat, but left her microphone on. Stan decides to listen in, but he’s not the only one doing something clandestine.
Directed by: 
Sean Bell
Produced by: 
Sean Bell & Katrina Olsen
Written by: 
Sean Bell
Main Cast: 
Sarah Krndija, Cameron Hutt and Violet Simpson
Sean Bell
About the Director(s): 

Sean Bell began his screen career in 2005 as an editor for the Australian public broadcaster SBS. During his time there he learned to hone his editing craft and expand into the roles of directing and producing.
He put these skills to use to make his first experimental short films, on which he performed many roles including Director and cinematographer.

Over the coming years he worked for many other broadcasters and production companies in Australia, his job taking him to Britain,...read more

 
 
Shallow Graves

Shallow Graves

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 4:30pm
Run Time: 
14:09
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Two hitmen bury a man in the desert, but when he starts walking around town, things get complicated.
Directed by: 
Jake Stark
Produced by: 
Mike Lev, Ricky Rosario
Written by: 
Jake Stark
Main Cast: 
Corey Landis, Juan Blasquez, James Chrosniak
About the Director(s): 

Jake Stark is a filmmaker based in California who's style draws from sci-fi, anime and Edgar Wright. This is his second short film.

 
 
My Condition

My Condition

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 4:30pm
Run Time: 
10m
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
Walking home alone at night is not a tasteful dish for any woman. Nor for Sofia, who must wait at the stop for her bus to arrive. When a tired art teacher arrives there is a conversation between them in which nobody is who they say they are.
Directed by: 
Coke Arijo
Produced by: 
Silvia Bermúdez Cañete
Written by: 
Silvia Bermúdez, Javier Arón
Main Cast: 
Noemí Ruiz, Jaime Ordóñez
About the Director(s): 

After graduating in Audiovisual Communication and finishing his film studies, he worked as a freelance filmmaker for more than a decade. In 2019 he directed his first documentary entitled “The three steps”. Now he premieres “My condition”, his first fiction short film

 
 
STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT

STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 4:30pm
Run Time: 
19m 25s
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A serial killer bored to death in Covid quarantine and desperate for a victim picks up an innocent hitchhiker, but what he thinks will be a quick and easy kill, turns into a long and challenging night.
Directed by: 
Richard Keith Quintero
Produced by: 
Molecule Productions aka Adam Huss and Adam Bucci
Executive Producer(s): 
Matthew Coleshill and Matthew Di Panni
Written by: 
Adam Huss
Main Cast: 
Adam Huss Adam Bucci Peter Stickles Stephanie Wall Alex Suarez
About the Director(s): 

Richard was born in Panama City, Republic of Panama. He grew up on the East Coast and attended Georgia State University in Atlanta Georgia. He received a BFA in photography with a minor in creative writing. Although his focus was photography Richard was always obsessed with movies and filmmaking. His graduating thesis project was a feature film he directed called “Point and Shoot”.
After graduating he moved to Los Angeles to further his film ambitions. There he became a Cinematographer ...read more

 
 
BEHIND YOU

BEHIND YOU

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 4:30pm
Run Time: 
9m 30s
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
A woman recovering from eye surgery starts to imagine she sees an ominous figure waiting behind everyone she encounters. Slowly, she begins to wonder what also might be hiding behind her...
Directed by: 
Gavin Williams and Mark Lediard
Produced by: 
Mark Lediard and Gavin Williams
Written by: 
Gavin Williams
Main Cast: 
Michelle Bayly, Helen Coverdale, Joe Metcalfe
About the Director(s): 

Gavin Williams début feature as a screenwriter, AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, was released in 2018. The film was a Critic’s Pick in the New York Times and is currently available to stream on Netflix. His short, SLEEPWORKING, won eight awards and played at over sixty festivals. In 2020 his script, THE POISON FOREST, was optioned by Amazon Studios for a feature or series adaptation. Mark Lediard has over 20 years experience directing commercials, promos and shorts. His music videos feature promos...read more

 
 
Evil Dead II & Army of Darkness Double Feature with Bruce Campbell

Evil Dead II & Army of Darkness Double Feature with Bruce Campbell

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It's going to be groovy!
Double feature screening of Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. An in person Q&A with Bruce Campbell follows the Evil Dead II screening.

Evil Dead II (1987)
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.
Director: Sam Raimi

Writers: Sam Raimi & Scott Spiegel
Stars: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry & Dan Hicks

>>Bruce Campbell - Q&A

Army of Darkness (1992)

A sardonic hardware store clerk is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must retrieve the Necronomicon and battle an army of the dead so he can return home.
Director: Sam Raimi
Writers: Sam Raimi & Ivan Raimi
Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz & Marcus Gilbert
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What are we doing to keep you safe? To protect you and other guests, proof of vaccination or negative Covid test within 72 hours along with a temperature check WILL be required for Entry. Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout the theatre and lobby with special cleanings in between screenings. Use this website to find free Covid test sites in Los Angeles
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NOCTURNA: SIDE A - THE GREAT OLD MAN'S NIGHT

NOCTURNA: SIDE A - THE GREAT OLD MAN'S NIGHT

Haunting, heartbreaking, and expertly acted, Nocturna Side A is an easy rival to The Father for the crown of most emotive movie of the year. - THN

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 5:00pm
Run Time: 
107 min
Country: 
Argentina
Synopsis: 
Ulysses is a hundred-year-old man, he lives alone and is on the verge of death. The last night of his life, he will experience something that will force him to rethink his past, his present and his view about his reality.
Directed by: 
Gonzalo Calzada
Produced by: 
Alejandro Narváez, Javier Diaz
Written by: 
Gonzalo Calzada
Main Cast: 
Pepe Soriano, Marina Artigas, Lautaro Delgado
 
 
Night at the Eagle Inn

Night at the Eagle Inn

Screens with the short film Misophonia

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
70
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Fraternal twins spend a terrifying night at a remote inn to investigate the last known whereabouts of their father. As they dive deeper, the property's dark secrets ensnare them in a hellish labyrinth they must escape before dawn.
Directed by: 
Erik Bloomquist
Produced by: 
Erik Bloomquist, Carson Bloomquist
Written by: 
Erik Bloomquist, Carson Bloomquist
Main Cast: 
Amelia Dudley, Taylor Turner, Beau Minniear, Greg Schweers, Erik Bloomquist
Erik Bloomquist
About the Director(s): 

Erik Bloomquist is a two-time New England Emmy® Award winner (Outstanding Director & Writer), eight-time nominee, and Top 200 Director on HBO's Project Greenlight. His nationally syndicated series The Cobblestone Corridor (for which Erik served as writer, director, showrunner and lead actor) is the winner of three New England Emmy® Awards and recipient of nine nominations.

Erik's sophomore feature Ten Minutes to Midnight world premiered at Popcorn Frights, played a 50-city theatric...read more

 
 
Misophonia

Misophonia

Screens with the feature film Night at the Eagle Inn

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
10:22
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A woman is driven mad by the sound of something chewing.
Directed by: 
Julianna Robinson
Produced by: 
Sean Kohnen and Julianna Robinson
Written by: 
Julianna Robinson and Sean Kohnen
Main Cast: 
Abby Eiland, Kelly Perine, John Gloria and Julianna Robinson
About the Director(s): 

Julianna was born in Reno, Nevada to working class parents. Her parents divorced when she was very young and she spent her formative years raised by her single, working mother who often worked several jobs just to make ends meet. Although it was financially impossible, Julianna knew she wanted to go to college. She was accepted to UCSB and paid for her own tuition by working every morning as a personal trainer. She was the first in her family to go to and graduate from college. Her foray...read more

 
 
The Lost Boys (1987)

The Lost Boys (1987)

Fears & Beers screening! Q&A with Jason Patric following the screening.
Trivia & Prizes! at the Cinelounge Outdoors

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 7:30pm
Run Time: 
1h 37min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.
Directed by: 
Joel Schumacher
Produced by: 
Harvey Bernhard
Written by: 
Jan Fischer, James Jeremias
Main Cast: 
Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Dianne West
 
 
THE RELIC

THE RELIC

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
14m
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A group of adventurers in search of a mythological object get more than they bargained for when they discover the legend foretelling the end of all life in the universe could actually be true.
Directed by: 
J.M. Logan
Produced by: 
J.M. Logan Matt Falletta Roger Nall Jesse Einstein Dixon McPhillips Victor Paul Wajnberg
Written by: 
J.M. Logan
Main Cast: 
Stephanie Einstein Johnny Wactor Jesse Einstein Andrew Oliveri Megan Le
J.M. Logan
About the Director(s): 

Josh has never wanted to do anything but make monster movies with his friends. After thirty years in movies and more than a hundred feature films, there's still nothing he'd rather be doing.

 
 
Sleep Talker

Sleep Talker

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
7m
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
A woman comes home to find that her husband is talking in his sleep, but soon realizes that something else is talking through him.
Directed by: 
Carl Firth
Produced by: 
Sarah Emery & Carl Firth
Written by: 
Sarah Emery & Carl Firth
Main Cast: 
Jessica Saras, John van Putten, Rhys James, Dean Nye
About the Director(s): 

Carl Firth is a filmmaker based in Sydney and Los Angeles. With an imagination that has run wild all his life, Carl’s work embraces the macabre and the fantastic.

His award-winning short film The Witching Hour (2015), a horror fantasy exploring what happens when the clock strikes midnight, screened at numerous festivals including Sitges, Fantasia, Telluride Horror Show and Flickerfest, where it was awarded the Special Jury Prize. His short The Immortal (2020), featuring Academy Award n...read more

 
 
The Repeater

The Repeater

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
18:24
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
A radio repairman hikes up a mountain to fix the repeater tower. A simple task turns into an arduous journey when he encounters a string of strange occurrences that forces him to face a painful truth in his life.
Directed by: 
Grete Suarez
Produced by: 
Alejandro Suarez Lozano (Arce Producciones & Mad Motif)
Executive Producer(s): 
Alejandro Suarez Lozano & Fernando Arce
Written by: 
Grete Suarez
Main Cast: 
Oliver Green, Ricardo G. Prada
Grete Suarez
About the Director(s): 

Grete Suarez is an Asian-Australian filmmaker, making her directorial debut with THE REPEATER, a supernatural dark comedy short. She’s also the co-writer of feature KEPLER SEXTO B slated to be filmed in 2022. Her feature LITTLE FOODIE is a Stowe Story Labs Selected Project, HEATHENS is a Final Draft Big Break Quarterfinalist, and GRAY COLLAR is a Screencraft TV Pilot Launch Quarterfinalist. Prior to reincarnating as filmmaker, Grete was a journalist at CNN, Fox and Yahoo in New York.

 
 
The Occupant

The Occupant

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
20m
Country: 
Mexico
Synopsis: 
Pedro, a miserable office worker, finds a cheap place to rent, the only problem is that it is haunted. Not being a believer in the paranormal he moves to the apartment, unleashing a war between him and the ghost.
Directed by: 
Francisco Ohem
Produced by: 
Brujos y Curanderos
Executive Producer(s): 
Francisco Ohem and Pablo Ortiz
Written by: 
Pablo Ortiz and Francisco Ohem
Main Cast: 
Fernando Memije, Gabriel Pascual, Angélica Bauter, Tienn Cheng, Yaqin Deng, Denise Castillo, Andrés Cendejas and Viviane Arenas
About the Director(s): 

Mexican director, graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana. He is an award winner from IMCINE and the FICG. He has worked with brands such as Modelo, Don Julio, Vice and is a director of the production company Brujos y Curanderos. He directed the film show Contracampo (2013), produced by Canana. He is currently in the process of finishing his debut feature: the documentary Los Mariachis Perdidos

 
 
Dark Tales

Dark Tales

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
13min 05sec
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A dark and twistedly comedic tale of two lovers who embark on a series of violent events that all take place over the course of one night.
Directed by: 
Michael Yosef
Produced by: 
Michael Yosef
Written by: 
Michael Yosef
Main Cast: 
Husband - Newton Mayenge Wife - Whitney Bowers Edward - Alexander Medlicott Brad - Jeremy Boone Brenda - Sheree Abate Lisa - Dana Cornelius Charles - Stu Chaiken
Michael Yosef
About the Director(s): 

Michael Yosef is an award winning independent filmmaker, as well as an actor, producer, and screenwriter. Michael studied film at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in which he primarily studied acting, directing, screenwriting, and staging. Michael's focus genre is comedy, yet he has a knack for blending genres such as horror, action, science fiction, drama, and even romance in with his comedic style of storytelling.

 
 
LAKELAND

LAKELAND

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
12:27
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
This retro-horror nightmare follows a historic preservationist who digs too deep into the twisted past of a now demolished Lakeland Asylum only to discover that some secrets are better left buried. Inspired by a true story.
Directed by: 
Mark Alex Vogt
Produced by: 
Liz Kraushaar and Addison Reyes-Toney
Written by: 
Mark Alex Vogt
Main Cast: 
Tiffany Montgomery Dara Tiller Gunnar Renjard
Mark Alex Vogt
About the Director(s): 

Mark Alex Vogt is a 23-year-old Writer/Director from Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past 7 years, Mark Alex has directed over 4 hours of produced content and been awarded over 20 accolades including Best Young Director by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. To quote him after his latest project, "Creating Lakeland was an experiment to see how far we could take the concept of a lost early-90s reel being shown to the world. It was an exercise that took us back to the technique...read more

 
 
They're Here

They're Here

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
14m28s
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
They’re Here is a short film about a twelve-year-old girl named Sam whose grandmother suffers a severe stroke that leaves her catatonic. Unable to cope, Sam becomes convinced that her grandmother has been invaded by an alien and will stop at nothing to prove she is right... before it’s too late.
Directed by: 
Sid Zanforlin
Produced by: 
Patricia Gomez Zlatar (Head on the Door Productions)
Written by: 
Sid Zanforlin
Main Cast: 
Samantha Fielding: Melia Cressaty Mark Fielding: Al Goulem Gran Jude: Bronwen Mantel Father Plowman: Matt Keyes Nurse Francis: Julie Trépanier
About the Director(s): 

Sid “Santiago” Zanforlin is a Chilean Canadian that has directed over ninety episodes of television, numerous shorts, plays, music videos and two anthology features. He has won a Mecca award for theatrical revelation of the season, nominated for a Banff Television award, won many short film awards including Best Short at the Fantasia Film Festival and his music videos have been on display at various museums including the MAC.

 
 
Welcome to Our Home

Welcome to Our Home

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
7:32
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When Brad brings his liberal girlfriend home to meet his conservative parents, tensions escalate and monsters are unleashed.
Directed by: 
Gregory M. Schroeder
Produced by: 
Zubin Asaria
Written by: 
Gregory M. Schroeder
Main Cast: 
Danielle Dallas Roosa, Hank Northrop, Cheryl Dent, Christopher Carroll
About the Director(s): 

Gregory M. Schroeder completed his MFA in Producing from AFI Conservatory in 2019. His sci-fi/horror film PROGENY (2019), fantasy/comedy WITCHIN' (2019) and drama film LIKE FLYING (2020) have won dozens of awards and screened at prestigious festivals worldwide.

Gregory is also a writer/director, interested in genre filmmaking that explores the flaws in human communication and emotionality. His debut short film LAST LIGHT was completed in May 2021, and his second short film WELCOME TO O...read more

 
 
THE RETURNED (LOS QUE VUELVEN)

THE RETURNED (LOS QUE VUELVEN)

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:00pm
Run Time: 
93 minutes
Country: 
Argentina
Synopsis: 
In 1919 South America, a landowner's wife is desperate for a child of her own, having suffered through multiple miscarriages. She finds hope in a seemingly outlandish plan: she'll pray to a mythical deity to resurrect her stillborn son. The plan works, but with the child comes something else...something evil.
Directed by: 
Laura Casabe
Produced by: 
Alejandro Israel
Written by: 
Laura Casabe, Paolo Soria, Lisandro Colaberardino
Main Cast: 
Maria Soldi, Lali Gonzalez, Alberto Ajaka
About the Director(s): 

The Returned (Los Que Vuelven) is Laura Casabe's second feature. A director, writer and camera operator currently based in Argentina, she graduated with a degree in Image and Sound Design from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Laura's previous work includes the feature film El Hada Buena - Una fábula peronista (2010), the short films La vuelta del malon (2010) and Despegue inminente (2019), a play (Los Muros), various music videos and documentaries for television and, most recently, a commer...read more

 
 
The Exorcism of God

The Exorcism of God

Q & A with Maria Gabriela de Faria, Will Beinbrink and producer Joel Seidl.

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
98min 13sec
Country: 
USA, Mexico, Venezuela
Synopsis: 
Peter Williams, an American priest working in Mexico, is considered a saint by many local parishioners. However, due to a botched exorcism, he carries a dark secret that's eating him alive until he gets an opportunity to face his own demon one final time.
Directed by: 
Alejandro Hidalgo.
Produced by: 
Alejandro Hidalgo, Joel Seidl, Karim Kabche & Antonio Abdo.
Written by: 
Alejandro Hidalgo, Santiago Fernández Calvete.
Main Cast: 
María Gabriela De Faría, Will Beinbrink, Joseph Marcell.
Alejandro Hidalgo
About the Director(s): 

Venezuelan film director, screenwriter, and producer graduated from the Universidad Santa María in Audiovisual Communications (2008). Has been producing films for the last 12 years.

His first feature, “The House at the End of Time”, the first Venezuelan horror film, received more than 16 international awards, including Best Director and Best Picture at Screamfest 2014, it also became the highest-grossing horror film in the history of Venezuela, collecting $4.3M locally at the box offic...read more

 
 
When I Consume You

When I Consume You

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 31 minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Siblings Daphne and Wilson Shaw practically raised one another. They’ve protected each other from everything life has thrown their way. Daphne’s professional life is soaring and she’s looking to adopt a child. Wilson is interviewing for a position at a local school, hoping to become a teacher. But Daphne has an unsettling, dangerous stalker whom she can’t seem to shake, and now threatens to destroy them both. They hunt for their tormentor through the shadowy streets of Brooklyn, honing their bodies and minds for a showdown. But this foe may prove to be more than they can handle. They will break and rebuild themselves if necessary to save each other, and protect the light they know is in this world for them... if only they can persevere.
Directed by: 
Perry Blackshear
Produced by: 
Perry Blackshear Evan Dumouchel Libby Ewing MacLeod Andrews
Written by: 
Perry Blackshear
Main Cast: 
Libby Ewing Evan Dumouchel MacLeod Andrews
Writer Director Perry Blackshear
About the Director(s): 

Perry Blackshear is a filmmaker from North Carolina. He earned his MFA in Directing from NYU Graduate Film School. His first feature “They Look Like People,” became an international film festival darling and won dozens of awards including the grand jury awards at Slamdance, IFF Boston, and Nashville. It went on to play theatrically before landing at Netflix. His second feature film “The Siren” was acquired by Dark Sky, and his third “Soul Eater” is in post-production. Perry recently sold an o...read more

 
 
Alone With You

Alone With You

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 5:00pm
Run Time: 
83 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Charlie (Emily Bennett) is setting the atmosphere in her sleek, two-story apartment in Brooklyn for a romantic homecoming for her distant girlfriend Simone (Emma Myles) who’s been away for work. There are past glimpses of visual tension between the two, so we’re led to feel that this meticulous setting of mood may be a peacemaking gesture. Enamored beyond all good sense, Charlie begins to experience a myriad of unsettling incidents, and the horrors of what has transpired are slowly revealed in the shards of Charlie’s resistant memory.
Directed by: 
Emily Bennett & Justin Brooks
Produced by: 
Andrew D. Corkin & Theo James
Written by: 
Emily Bennett & Justin Brooks
Main Cast: 
Emily Bennett, Emma Myles (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), Dora Madison (BLISS, VFX), and Barbara Crampton (RE-ANIMATOR, YOU'RE NEXT)
 
 
What Josiah Saw

What Josiah Saw

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
2 hours
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Everyone in town knows about the haunted Graham Farm on Willow Road. You'll hear there's a bad history to it. Josiah and his youngest son, Thomas, are all that remain of this estranged family. But after experiencing terrifying visions from beyond, Josiah decides they must change their ways to right a great wrong. After being away for over two decades, Eli and Mary, Josiah's eldest children, are enticed to sell the property and reunite at the old farmhouse in hopes of closing this haunting chapter of their lives for good. Sins of the past will be paid in full.
Directed by: 
Vincent Grashaw
Produced by: 
Ran Namerode, Vincent Grashaw, Bernie Stern, Angelia Adzic
Executive Producer(s): 
Cole Payne, Scott Haze
Written by: 
Robert Alan Dilts
Main Cast: 
Robert Patrick, Nick Stahl, Scott Haze, Kelli Garner, Tony Hale, Jake Weber
Vincent Grashaw
About the Director(s): 

Born and Raised in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California, Vincent first broke onto the scene as producer of the independent feature film BELLFLOWER, which was one of the most buzzed about films to premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2011. The film went on to play SXSW and garnered several awards, including Film Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Cinematography and a nomination for Grashaw for the John Cassavetes Award. The film was distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories....read more

 
 
The Changed

The Changed

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
77 min.
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Something has taken possession of the hearts and minds of the populace. Kim (Clare Foley), Mac (Jason Alan Smith), and Jane (Carlee Avers) try to convince themselves it's paranoia, but before long the city is besieged by the changed. By the time they realize an alien intelligence has merged with their neighbor, Bill (Tony Todd), a horde of changed is amassing outside their suburban home.
Directed by: 
Michael Mongillo
Produced by: 
Taylor Warren and Eloise Asmuth
Written by: 
Michael Mongillo
Main Cast: 
Clare Foley, Jason Alan Smith, Carlee Avers, Doug Tompos, introducing Olivia Freer, with Kathy Searle, and Tony Todd
Writer/Director of "The Changed," Michael Mongillo
About the Director(s): 

Michael Mongillo's most recent feature film, the sci-fi chiller "The Changed" (2021), is the latest in a string of acclaimed work spanning two decades. "The Wind" (2001), a dreamy morality tale about misconceptions and murder, won Shriekfest's inaugural Best Picture award and earned the praise of maverick director Ralph Bakshi. His follow-up feature, the sci-fi dramedy "Welcome to Earth" (2005), was selected for NewFilmmakers NY and was the Closing Night Feature at the New England Film Festiv...read more

 
 
Closing Night Film & Awards Reception

Closing Night Film & Awards Reception

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Join us for the closing night film LET THE WRONG ONE IN and the awards ceremony that follows the screening as we celebrate the filmmakers selected to the 2021 SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL. The reception and awards ceremony will commence at 9:30PM, enjoy bites & beverages at the Ever Bar inside the Kimpton Everly Hotel in Los Angeles. This ticket includes admission to the CLOSING NIGHT FILM & AWARDS RECEPTION. Must be 21+ to drink alcohol. If you purchased a ticket, bring your smartphone Eventbrite receipt to the WILL CALL table located in the lobby of the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters on the 3rd level to watch the film and pick up your party band for the closing night awards & reception.

Filmmakers with a FILMMAKER BADGE and FULL PASS BADGE holders are admitted to the film and awards reception. Filmmakers with a badge may invite up to two producers as their guest to the complimentary SCREENING & AWARDS RECEPTION. Filmmakers please use the RSVP link below to indicate that you will be attending. If you do not have a FILMMAKER BADGE, NOT A PRODUCER OF THE FILM or FULL PASS BADGE, you will need to purchase a ticket.


RSVP HERE

Tickets are non-refundable

- To keep everyone safe we would like proof of covid-19 vaccine or a negative covid test. You can use this link to find free testing at these CORE LA Locations. https://sites.google.com/coreresponse.org/corelosangeles/event-calendar

 
 
 
 
The Scout (Free Screening)

The Scout (Free Screening)

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 5:00pm
Run Time: 
82 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Being in the entertainment industry can be "cut-throat!" For first time, independent film director, Jeff and his small, rag-tag cast and crew, trying to make a movie has its ups and downs. When they find out their original shooting location has become unusable, they scramble to find a suitable place to shoot the sci-fi/slasher film, "Terrestrial Evil." The micro-budget film crew ends up on a new group location scout, thanks to their leading lady, Patty but, when they arrive, they are attacked by a mysterious masked killer, who appears "hell-bent" on murdering them one by one. It's LIGHTS! CAMERA! MAYHEM! in the new micro-budget, found-footage/slasher film, The Scout.
Directed by: 
Michael Kallio
Produced by: 
Meredith Petran, Michael Kallio
Written by: 
Michael Kallio, Anthony Leone
Main Cast: 
Anastasia Elfman, Ken Guertin, Marla Lizbeth Perez, Eric Marq, Jessica Moore, Derrick Zonca and McKenzie Kelly featuring special appearances by Carl Crew and The Radioactive Chicken Heads
Michael Kallio
About the Director(s): 

Born at an early age in Detroit, Michigan, award winning writer/director, Michael Kallio started making Super-8 movies at the young age of 6 after seeing Star Wars. In his early 20’s, he made his first feature film, “Hatred of a Minute,” a psychological thriller starring himself and Gunnar “Leatherface” Hansen and produced by Bruce Campbell. A second feature followed entitled, “Mutant Swinger from Mars,” a 50’s sci-fi spoof inspired by Ed Wood and the Jerry Lewis film, “The Nutty Professor,” ...read more

 
 
Let the Wrong One In

Let the Wrong One In

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"....Conor McMahon's latest cinematic venture tells a joyously entertaining tale of family and forgiveness with extra bite." - Kat Hughes - THN

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
101 min
Country: 
Ireland
Synopsis: 
Let the Wrong One In follows young supermarket worker Matt, who is a little too nice for his own good. When he discovers that his older, estranged brother Deco has turned into a vampire, he's faced with a dilemma: Will he risk his own life to help his sibling, with blood being thicker than water? Or will he stake him before he spreads the infection further? The film stars upcoming Irish talent Karl Rice and Eoin Duffy, along with Buffy the Vampire Slayer icon Anthony Head, in the role of Henry; a taxi driver with a sideline in vampire hunting.
Directed by: 
Conor McMahon
Produced by: 
Trisha Flood, Ruth Treacy, Julianne Forde, Michael Lavelle
Written by: 
Conor McMahon
Main Cast: 
Karl Rice, Eoin Duffy, Anthony Head, Mary Murray
Conor McMahon
About the Director(s): 

Conor McMahon is an Irish filmmaker. His graduate film from The National Film School, The Braineater won a number of awards including best film at Sitges in 2001. His follow up short film Splat Chat had over 6 million views on Crypt TV. Since then Conor has directed 4 feature films, Dead Meat, Stitches, From the Dark and most recently Let the Wrong One In.

He has also worked on various TV series including the extremely popular comedy series Republic of Telly for the Irish National Bro...read more

 
 
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