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Telluride Horror Show has partnered up with Vertigo Entertainment and is now officially accepting both short and feature-length film submissions. The festival will commence on October 11, 2019. Also in today's Highlights: O' Bloody Night's debut On Demand and The Red Letters first details plus a teaser trailer.

Telluride Horror Show Announces Call for Entries: Press Release: "Telluride Horror Show is now accepting short and feature film submissions for its 2019 film festival, scheduled for October 11th-13th in the world class mountain resort town of Telluride, Colorado. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit films from the following genres for the festival's 10th edition: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Genre Comedy, Genre Documentary.

SHORT FILM SUBMISSIONS ANNOUNCEMENT
New Partnership with Vertigo Entertainment for 2019!

Telluride Horror Show is thrilled to announce an exciting and unique partnership with Vertigo Entertainment: In addition to being considered for this year's festival, short films submitted to the Telluride Horror Show will also be eligible for review by Vertigo Entertainment. Vertigo Entertainment is a film and television production company that has produced features spanning a broad spectrum of budgets and genres, from genre films such as THE RING and THE GRUDGE, to the Oscar Winning THE DEPARTED. The company's most recent work includes Stephen King's IT, the hit animated features THE LEGO MOVIE, LEGO BATMAN, NINJAGO, and the forthcoming THE LEGO MOVIE 2. Current titles in production and post production feature NIMONA, an animated feature for 20th Century Fox Animation, THE TURNING for Amblin, IT 2 for New Line, HIS HOUSE for New Regency, and DR. SLEEP for Warner Bros.

Since its inception in 2010, Telluride Horror Show has established a strong reputation for programming the best genre shorts on the film festival circuit. The festival scours the world to find the "best of the best," and every year the numerous shorts blocks at the festival play to sold-out, enthusiastic crowds. From Ted Wilson, Telluride Horror Show festival director: "The talent and creativity we see in genre shorts is worth celebrating as much as any feature film. From the start of our festival, we've set the bar high to deliver the best short films we can get our hands on. A few years ago, Vertigo Entertainment took notice and has requested to view many of the shorts that have played the Telluride Horror Show, as they search for new talent and new genre projects to develop into feature films. In 2019, we've decided to officially join forces with Vertigo, combining our efforts to discover the newest talent in genre filmmaking."

"We're very excited to collaborate with Telluride Horror Show and discover exciting new voices in the genre space. The festival's programming team has great taste and a keen eye for pinpointing really amazing filmmakers. We've had a lot of success working with first-time feature directors that we've discovered through some incredible short films, and we have no doubt this partnership will facilitate many more relationships to come," Aengus McLoone, Creative Executive, Vertigo Entertainment.

Short films submitted to Telluride Horror Show will automatically be eligible for review by the team at Vertigo Entertainment. While there is, of course, no guarantee that short filmmakers will land a development deal or be considered for one, Vertigo Entertainment and Telluride Horror Show are eager to provide this opportunity for short films to truly serve as calling cards for genre filmmakers.

Telluride Horror Show is Colorado's first and longest-running horror film festival. Every year, the festival attracts the latest & best genre films from around the world and attendees from all over the country for an incredible gathering of film fans in the world-famous mountain resort town of Telluride, Colorado. For three packed days, experience an eclectic mix of horror, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, sci-fi and dark comedy in Telluride's unique theaters, with many of the films showing for the first time in the US."

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O' Bloody Night Release Details: "Ho Ho Ho! Schlock and Grindhouse this Christmas! From the producers of "Grindsploitation" and "The 12 Slays of Christmas", Tony Newton and Paul Wennersberg-Løvholen, now comes "O' Bloody Night", now available on video-on-demand courtesy of Troma Now.

Featuring, among others: Richard Chandler, Kim Sønderholm, Daiane Azura, Luc Bernier, Krister Twizz Forsberg, Eske Skafsgaard Hjorth, and many, many others. Participating directors are: Jason Impey, Eskild Krogh, Alain Juteau, Noel J. Rainford, Alan Watkins, Luc Bernier, Krister Twizz Forsberg, and Tony Newton.

"O' Bloody Night" is an anthology of Christmas themed short stories you definitely shouldn't miss out on, check "O' Bloody Night" now available at https://troma.vhx.tv/new-this-month/videos/obloodynight

For more detailed information, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6326340/

 

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Red Letters First Details: "Genre distributor TERROR FILMS has teamed up with fellow executive and head of acquisitions, Jim Klock and his CODE 3 FILMS’ slate for a three Picture deal.

The first film under the deal, RED LETTERS is currently in post-production and was produced by Code 3 Films’: Darrell Martinelli, Emily Adams, Kelsey Trainer, and Jim Klock. Klock also wrote, directed and stars in the film. Additional cast includes: Mike Capozzi (Shockwave & Trace), Chad Ridgely (Massacre on Aisle 12), Robin Baker (6:66 PM: Evil Has an Hour to Kill) and Kyra Kennedy, fresh off the national tour of (Waitress the Musical & Blue Bloods). In addition to his executive duties at both Terror Films and Code 3, Klock’s acting career has kept him busy with roles in: Alex and Me, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, “Scream Queens,” “True Detective,” SyFy’s Santa Jaws and the recently released feature film, The Green Book.

RED LETTERS tackles the classic theme of “good versus evil.” The film centers around two private investigators, who embark on an assignment, which leads them into the hands of darkness. Neither investigator is prepared for what lays in wait.

TERROR FILMS’ president, Joe Dain, will act as executive producer and oversee the film’s distribution strategy, which is currently set for release in March of 2019. The film’s official release date, poster and trailer will be announced at a later date but in the meantime the genre distributor is sharing a few stills and a sneak peek teaser.

To Learn More About Terror Films: http://www.terrorfilms.net/

And here: https://www.facebook.com/code3film/"

Tamika Jones
About the Author - Tamika Jones

Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).

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