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2023 Festival Film Guide

2023 Films

Film Guide

13 Steps

David Lawrence

Director

A woman performs a grueling ritual to banish a malevolent presence from her home, only to discover that the monster m

A Good Scream

Jack Bennett

Director

An aspiring voice over actress gives it her all when she gets the chance to work with a famous horror director and wi

A Paw Over Dark

Dorian Saisse

Director

Marisa Molson

Director

A washed up actor performs night after night in a grimy theater to a nearly empty audience.

A State Of

Nick Benjamin

Writer/Director

An agoraphobic apartment manager, who struggles with intense hypochondriasis, must fight for his life after he witnes

Abominations

Mike Fontaine

Director/ Writer/ EP

A dark infatuation begins to fracture the bond between a man and his unsightly creature.

After Hours

Jakob Owens

Director

When a man arrives at a secluded cabin in the desert to meet his best friend, he finds his friend is missing but quic

Alicia

Tony Morales

Director

Carolina will have to deal with the childhood fears of her daughter Alicia, who has just gone blind and believes that

All-Nighter

Elias Hinojosa

With graduation quickly approaching, Andy must face his fears or sacrifice his sanity for society.

ALONE TOGETHER

Will Kresch

Director

A stylized horror/thriller with supernatural and psychological threads tying together a socially conscious story of a

Ash

Kakhi Maxwell Jr

Writer/Director

After returning from academic research in Africa, a man on the verge of his own academic excellence experiences life

Assimilation

Andrew Jacobson

After the death of her best friend, Liz attends Julie’s funeral gathering where strange events begin to occur.

At the Window

Tomas Stark

Director - Live action

Peter Larsson

Director - Animation

A girl looks out over a snow-covered garden where everything lie eeriely still.

Bad Vibrations

Ben Charles Edwards

Detective Thomas 'Bob' Roberts is on the trail of a murderer.

BATSHIT CRAZY

YOGESH CHANDEKAR

Often targeted for their East Asian or 'Chinese' looks, racism is an ugly fact of life for the Northeastern

VOGELKOOI / BIRDCAGE

Karel Konings

Director

Nurse Marielle watches in horror as her senior doctor injects poison in a boy with supernatural powers.

Blackstar

Anjela Vega

Director

After hearing the legend of Blackstar Canyon, four friends venture into the unknown to test the supernatural.

Bleeding

Andrea Segarra Bueno

Director

Jesús is a 15-year-old boy who dreams of recording a homemade horror movie, starring Lara, his platonic love.

Bloody Groom

Aviad Shtachelberg

Moishi is desperately in-love with Ruchela, a young woman whose previous husbands have all died.

Bookworm (Ratón de Biblioteca)

Javier Yañez Sanz

Director

Spain, 1979.

botox fiction

yoann kimfoko

director/producer/writer

The story takes place in the distant future.

Brenda and Billy (and the Pothos Plant)

Dave Solomon

Writer/Director/Producer

After an incident involving a pothos plant, a frying pan and a flower pot leaves their mother for dead, estranged sib

Cannibal Mukbang

Aimee Kuge

Director

An introverted nerd finds himself dangerously deep inside the crazy world of mukbanging after he falls head over heel

El Cristo de la Calavera

Chus Lara

Director

Based on the spanish folk-horror tale by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (a Spanish romantic author), the film tells the stor

The Craft

Andrew Fleming

Director

A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and

CRAWLERS

Gisyerg Bermudez

Film Director

In a near-future world grappling with crippling water scarcity and the emergence of demonic "Crawlers," a f

Darkface

Germán Sancho

Director

Raúl Cerezo

Director and producer

Legend has it that during a cold January night, Darkface wanders the streets of a remote village.

DATIVA

Daniel Calavera

Director

A woman is prostrated on a dead tree, in the middle of a wasteland, surrounded by branches like spider webs.

DeadDash

Devan Schoelen

Just another night on the job turns into a night of hell when a food delivery driver unknowingly delivers to a masked

Dear David

John McPhail

Director

Shortly after comic artist Adam (Augustus Prew) responds to Internet trolls, he begins experiencing sleep paralysis —

Dear Santa

Chris Vanderhorst

Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer, Producer

When a woman finds a letter that she wrote to Santa asking to be just like the girl who lives next door, she just may

THE DEEP DARK

Mathieu Turi

Director

Miners are forced to take a professor underground with them, to take samples for his measurements.

Departing Seniors

Clare Cooney

Director

After an act of bullying sends kind but awkward high school senior Javier to the hospital, he begins having psychic v

Detox

Alex Hanno

While away on a technology detox in the northern reaches of Maine, an impressionable social media addict becomes the

Die Games

Sean Cruser

Director

Jimmy Barker

Director

"A deranged Game Master leads a group of strangers on a tabletop fantasy RPG campaign in which death is one dice

D I G

Lee Boxleitner

Director

A controversial gaming influencer live streams a deadly virtual reality game.

The Dinner Game

Lauren Boone

Director

Tucker, a wandering stranger on the hunt for his next con accepts an unexpected dinner invitation from an elderly cou

Dissociation

Clayton Orgles

Director, Cinematographer, Editor, VFX

Based on an H.P.

Diversion (Politics of)

Simon Heymans

Director/Producer

On the trail of a serial killer, a police investigator with formidable instincts is close to the goal when his superi

Divinity

Eddie Alcazar

Writer/Director

Centers on two mysterious brothers, who abduct a mogul during his quest for immortality.

Do Not Watch

Justin Janowitz

Director

“Do Not Watch” is a cautionary tale of madness that is told through the lens of an unseen Editor, who has constructed

Drawn

Ty Clancey

Writer / Director

A widower and his young daughter fend off a predatory land speculator by any means necessary in this psychological th

Eclipse

Ramiro Villagomez

The world is slowly becoming consumed by darkness.

Eight Eyes

Austin Jennings

Director

When Cass begins to hear voices while backpacking with her husband Gav through former Yugoslavia, she attributes it t

Empire V

Victor Ginzburg

Writer/Director

Set in modern-day Moscow, “Empire V” is a metaphysical vampire story and a reflection of a world ruled by the cult of

Faceless After Dark

Raymond Wood

Director

Following her breakout success as the star of a killer clown horror flick, Bowie now finds herself struggling to capi

Facies

Carlos Moriana

Director and producer

Raúl Cerezo

Director, writer and producer

Spain, 1692. The Spanish Inquisition is in decline, and as a result, their followers are more ruthless than ever.

Fig Jam

Michael Kirshner

Director/Writer/Editor

A dinner party between high school friends opens up some old wounds.

The Final Mission 2060

Yichun Kao

AI wreaks havoc in 2060, Yuguang Zhou was an energy-seeking soldier for interstellar immigration.

Flashpoint

Louise Galizia

Director

A man keeping watch at the end of the world sees something which convinces him he might be on the wrong side.

Forgive & Forget

Jacob Boehme

Director

Morgan and Brian's volatile relationship takes a dark and unexpected turn after an argument.

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Gus Reed

Writer/director

A young couple pay an unexpected price for bringing home a free piece of furniture.

Friday the 13th Part II

Steve Miner

Director

Return to the eerie realm of Camp Crystal Lake!

Friday the 13th Part III in 3D

Steve Miner

Director

The legendary and relentless killer, Jason Voorhees, once again haunts the ominous shores of Crystal Lake.

Full Moon

Shrayek Kapil

Director

Mikey's girlfriend, Sandra, is throwing him a surprise birthday party.

The Good Mother

Kira Powell

Writer/Director

In the grip of a pandemic and her own unraveling mind, a mother descends into a nightmarish obsession with cleanlines

The Gourd, The Brad, and The Ghostly

Jillian Terwedo-Malsbury

Director

After causing a Halloween pumpkin accident, Brad's guilty conscience begins to haunt him as he takes the elevato

Greed & Gore

Adam Kirkey

Director/Producer

Five criminals pick the wrong safehouse to lay low after robbing a bank.

The Green Ribbon

Heather Turman

Director

Sorority girl Brittany is desperate to be the hottest girl on campus, so when she learns about an occult book said to

The Handbook

Brandon Carraway

Director

Two Latter-day Saint missionaries bring a Book of Mormon to the home of a wicked lady.

Hello No One

Sonny Louis

Director

HELLO NO ONE follows a callous identity thief plagued by hypnotic visions and strange phone calls.

Hidden Mother

Jeroen van Duyvenbode

Director

Eleanor, a 19th century business woman, arrives at the family estate of her latest client where she discovers a deepl

Hide Behind

Richard Martin

DIRECTOR

A couple's tryst in the woods takes an unexpected and deadly turn when they find themselves hunted by a vicious

HIGH FUN

ADESH PRASAD

Plagued by depression and loneliness, a desperate young man seeks the one vice that may not solve all his problems bu

How To

Chloe Dykstra

A young woman finds herself on a first date with a gentleman that seems almost too perfect to be true, until she real

Howdy, Neighbor!

Allisyn Snyder

The famous family sitcom, "Howdy, Neighbor!," is coming back to haunt Benjamin, a queer actor living in Los

Howl At the Dead

Gregg Bishop

Writer/Director/Producer/Editor

When a family moves into a haunted house, their loyal pet dog struggles to protect them from the malevolent ghosts th

IVAN

Damien Fannon

Director

Juliette's life takes a turn for the worse when she is possessed by an A.I. device called Ivan.

Juliette Wasn't Invited Tonight

Michael Lazovsky

Director

A high-school teen finds herself spending her Saturday night alone in her bedroom...

The Kindness of Strangers

Stu Silverman

Director / Co-Writer / Editor

Two girlfriends pick up a traumatized woman near the scene of an accident.

Lands Of Steel

Cyril Vrancken

Director

A CGI-animated short film about genocide through the eyes of a mindless robot, set in an apocalyptic world.

Last Words

Nikolai von Keller & Teal Greyhavens

Directors

When two hikers become separated in the wilderness, they must follow the sound of each other's voices to survive

LOAB

Clenét Verdi-Rose

Writer/Director

Based on true events, a spiraling female software programmer accidentally unleashes a sinister entity after using AI-

Locked In

Marcus Nobreus

Founder / Director at Red Ocean Pictures

A nursing temp named Lisa is hired to care for an elderly woman who suffers from locked-in syndrome, a rare condition

The Looming

Masha Ko

Writer/Director

"The Looming" is a horrific glimpse into aging and the fear of being forgotten by those we love.

Loop Track

Tom Sainsbury

Director

Seeking peace and quiet, highly anxious Ian sets off on a multi-day hike through the New Zealand bush.

Lord of Misrule

William Brent Bell

Director

Rebecca Holland (Tuppence Middleton) has recently taken over as vicar of a rural English village.

LUNA

Daniel Caneiro

Director

Ismael sweeps the floor of an amusement park.

The Lure

Tony Hipwell

Writer/Director

Late at night, a lone fisherman discovers he is not the only one hoping to hook something.

Meadowville

Phillip Davis

Director

A photographer finds himself in the "Bermuda triangle of the Rockies."

MERGER

Daniel Negret

Director

A man's commitment to his job takes a dark and surreal turn for the worst.

Midnight Snack

Bill Crossland

Director

Muffy takes a last minute babysitting job that seems like any other -- until she realizes she's trapped in the h

Mimi The Prince of Darkness

Brando De Sica

Director

Mimì is an orphaned teenager born with deformed feet who works at a pizzeria in Naples.

Lanbroa (Mist)

Aitzol Saratxaga

Director

Father and daughter live in an isolated, inhospitable forest, terrified by a mist that emerges from between the trees

Mr. Crocket

Brandon Espy

Writer/Director/Producer

A hyperactive young boy pushes his mom over the edge by continuously playing an old VHS tape of children's telev

Monolith

Matt Vesely

Director

A headstrong journalist whose investigative podcast uncovers a strange artifact, an alien conspiracy, and the lies at

Mud on My Shoes

Rosie Geozalian

Director

Narrated by horror legend Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), Mud on My Shoes is a stop-motion adaptation of a childhood night

Murder

Graham Robertson

Director

A man is awoken suddenly by a knock at his window.

MY MOTHER'S EYES

Takeshi Kushida

Director

Both Hitomi and her daughter Eri are cellists.

My Zone

Cristian Beteta

Director

Paula is coming back home from a party when suddenly her car breaks down.

Mysteries of the Desert

Adam Hardman

Writer and Director

"On August 6th 2020, Lula Samm stopped by the side of the road to aid a stranded motorist.

NAP

Javier Chavanel

Director

Four people are about to take part in a dangerous experiment.

Nash

Tim Warren

Director

Isolated on a remote goat farm, nine-year-old Nash is determined to find the monster that killed his mother, but his

The New Girl

Savannah Ayoade-Greaves

Writer/Director

On her first day at a new school, Angel gets more than she bargained for when she attracts the attention of ‘it’ girl

Night-Gaunts

Monstark -

Director

A traveler is snatched away on a monstrous voyage in this handmade puppet horror film based on the poem by H.P.

Night of the Bride

Virat Pal

Director

A young woman’s cry for help falls on deaf ears as a family holds her hostage.

No.8 Reporting

Matthew Lyon

Co-Director

Aljosha Klimov

Co-Director

Citizens from the well-fed, fenced off city can only venture beyond the “safety” wall on the government’s official tr

Oddities

Tyler Savage

Writer/Director

When a drugged-out duo attempts to rob an antique store, they realize the older woman running the shop isn't as

Overnights

Shannon Brown

Writer, Director, Producer

An overworked veterinary technician picks up a late night shift to make ends meet.

Paloquemao: the vampire market

Jeferson Cardoza Herrera

DIRECTOR

Pedro is one of the vampires of underdevelopment who works amidst aisles full of garlic, fruits, herbs and crucifixes

Pandemonium

QUARXX -

Writer/Director

Following a car accident Nathan realizes he is dead.

Play Me

Caleb Phillips

Writer/Director

A woman wakes in a car with no memory of how she got there, and a man tied up in the back seat.

The Piper

Erlingur Thoroddsen

Writer/Director

A young composer is given the opportunity of a lifetime when she is tasked with finishing her late mentor’s concerto.

PLEROMA

Chris Browne

Director

A thriller about a corporation led by machines who turn on its human workers.

The Puppetman

Brandon Christensen

Director

The Puppetman, a convicted killer on death row always maintained his innocence and that it was an evil force controll

The Reclaimers

Jason Sheedy

Writer, Director, Editor

After her grandparents are killed by invisible creatures, a determined young woman seeks to avenge them with the help

Red Velvet

Blake Simon

Writer/Director

Upon learning the end of the world is taking place, a lonely man locks himself in a motel room when a female escort a

REZAR

Walter Garcia

Writer/Director

A group of four friends embark on a weekend getaway to a remote cabin.

Robbie Ain't Right No More

Kyle Perritt

Writer/Director

Sarah (Madeleine McGraw - THE BLACK PHONE, OUTCAST) was close with her older brother Robbie (Jadon Cal - LAST OF THE

Sam & Kiki

Mark Manson

Writer/Director

This dramedy follows Samantha Hardy and Kiki Williams, inseparable childhood friends, on a weekend getaway after a gr

Sankta Lucia

Hans Stjernswärd

Director

Taking place after a small town’s 'Sankta Lucia' celebration, a young woman is forced to fight for her life

Seraphim

Oscar Ramos

Director

After her sister is chosen as a modern day prophet, we follow our protagonist, Jude, as the threads of her faith begi

SLASHR

Amir Moini

Writer and Director

In a remote mountain cabin, a young man named Ashkan escapes the city after an unexpected break up, only to be stalke

Social Media Presence

Paul Davis

Writer/Director/Producer