Telluride Horror Show's second wave of films has been announced and making its Colorado debut are the supernatural forces behind The Grudge and The Ring in Sadako vs. Kayako! Also in today's Horror Highlights: FrightFest Weekend Marathon details, PUFF anthology airing on The Monster Channel, Chamber of Horrors NY's Artist Hanger and Fusion Project, and Everlasting's Amazon release.

Telluride Horror Show's Second Wave of Films Announced: Press Release: "Our second wave of films is now live! The list includes a number of features making their World, North American, and Colorado Premieres. Expect a few more surprise films to show up over the weekend, at our "Secret Sunday Matinee" and in other TBA slots!

We've also rounded out our short films lineup to put us at 59 short films for 2016, which includes ORENDA, winner of Phantom Sway's 48-Hour Film Contest in 2016. And, more special events have been added this year. Read on for the details!





France | 2016 | 142 min | Director: Hervé Hadmar

Lisa's fate takes a dramatic turn when she inherits a mysterious uninhabited old house left to her in the will of its deceased owner. Lisa moves into the house with no inkling of the mysteries that await her.

UK | 2016 | 95 min | Director: Andy EdwardsIBIZA UNDEAD


Three best friends - Alex, Az, and Jim - head to Ibiza for their first lad's holiday. Unfortunately, tagging along is Alex's unimpressed ex-girlfriend Ellie. Arriving on the island, the lads dump Ellie with Alex's sister Liz, and her friend Zara, and head to San Antonio to start their week of sun, sea, and debauchery. Soon they end up in a club, run by local gangster Karl, where the attractions aren't all alive - they're zombies! Due to Jim's drunken antics the zombies escape, and soon all hell breaks loose and no one on the party island is safe.


UK | 2015 | 99 min | Director: Steven Gomez


When an elite army unit is helicoptered to a remote, off-the-grid island facility, a simple training exercise quickly descends into a terrifying battle to the death as the marines discover the island is overrun by an enemy that transcends the human concept of evil.


Japan | 2016 | 98 min | Director: Koji Shiraishi


After viewing a legendary cursed videotape, Natsumi discovers she has only two days before she will be killed by the demonic entity known as Sadako. The only way to break the curse: Pitting the demon Sadako against Kayako, an accursed spirit possessing a haunted house where everyone who enters disappears.


USA | 2016 | 88 min | Director: Dean Ronalds


When an internet company decides to investigate a series of 'Screamer' videos, they are confronted with havoc and hell they could never expect.


Netherlands | 2016 | 85 min | Director: Nick Jongerius

Followed by a Q&A with director Nick Jongerius

A group of unsuspecting tourists awaken a mysterious evil while on a trip through the Dutch countryside.



USA | 2016 | 6 min | Director: Michael Peer

IN PERSON: Michael Peer
A personal fitness trainer has an unhealthy relationship with dolls.


France | 2015 | 11 min | Director: Thomas Vernay
The wind blows, noises of armor resound. A knight escorts a young woman athwart plains. The thunder begins to scold, clouds invade the landscape. The knight, worried, stares at the castle on the horizon. The end is close.


USA | 2015 | 2 min | Director: Thomas Humphreys I hope you like wetting your bed forever.


USA | 2016 | 13 min | Director: Alice Shindelar
An introverted teenager loses her virginity and her boyfriend in one fell orgasm; a sensitive portrait of adolescence that builds to one helluva FX gag that's both funny and frightening.


USA | 2016 | 10 min | Directors: Alex Kavutskiy & Ariel Gardner

IN PERSON: Alex Kavutskiy & Ariel Gardner

A man opens a door to a robot that boasts exceptional ability and intelligence, but the man has only one thing on his mind: Practiced vulgarity that escalates to a darkly hysterical extreme.


USA | 2015 | 58 min | Directors: Alex Kavutskiy & Ariel Gardner

IN PERSON: Alex Kavutskiy & Ariel Gardner

A man decides to kill his baby. Chaos ensues.


USA | 2016 | 8 min | Director: Anthony Ngo


Orenda is a horror short that tells the story of a babysitter who makes the frightening discovery that her latest job is anything but typical. This film won the Phantom Sway 48 Hour Film Contest in 2016.


USA | 2016 | 3 min | Director: Chris Barron

IN PERSON: Chris Barron

Sometimes you have a reason to be afraid.


USA | 2016 | 14 min | Director: Kyle Morgan
A woman is forced to confront the horrors of the deep forest that haunt her every night.



France | 2015 | 13 min | Director: Gabriel Harel
Yùl, 13 years old, goes with his big brother Dino to conclude a deal with Mike, a thug escorted by his Argentinian mastiff. When things go wrong, a mysterious snake appears.

For our complete list of films, click FILMS.



Friday | Oct. 14 | 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Sheridan Opera House

(Open to 3-Day pass holders)

Free ice cream!


Friday | Oct. 14 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Elks Park: Across from the courthouse

(Open to public)

Bonfire and author reading!


Saturday | Oct. 15 | 2:30PM - 3:30PM

Sheridan Opera House

(Open to public)

Select works by Lansdale available for purchase courtesy of Between the Covers bookstore.


Saturday | Oct. 15 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Oak: Located at base of gondola

(Open to 3-Day pass holders)

Free pig, cash bar.

Bloody Disgusting Presents: HORROR TRIVIA NIGHT 

Sunday | Oct. 16 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM

Oak: Located at base of gondola

(Open to 3-Day pass holders)

Join us for the first annual Horror Movie Trivia Night! Presented by Bloody Disgusting, join hosts Jonathan Barkan and Brad McHargue as they take you through ten rounds of horror trivia madness and mayhem. Win prizes! Drink beer! Get angry at your friends for missing that one question they totally swore they knew! No more than six players to a team.


Sunday | Oct. 16 | 10:00PM - ???

Last Dollar Saloon
(Open to 3-Day pass holders)

If you're still standing, join us for one last get-together!

More Special Event information can be found at EVENTS.

For the complete schedule for the 2016 Telluride Horror Show, click SCHEDULE."


FrightFest Weekend 16-Film Marathon: Press Release: "To celebrate Halloween, there is a FrightFest Weekend special, a marathon of cinematic scares featuring sixteen of the best films from previous FrightFest events - including the UK TV premieres of V/H/S, a terrifying anthology pushing the genre in a fresh direction and Vincenzo Natali’s HAUNTER, where ‘Groundhog Day’ meets ‘The Others' in a chilling reverse ghost story. Also included are the network premieres of Tomas Alfredison’s remarkably moving and genuinely frightening vampire tale LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY, Richard Raaphorst’s inventive freak show of gore, guts, and gunplay.

The weekend season is Fri 28 Oct – Mon 31 Oct, 9 p.m. onwards and this is the full line-up:

Fri 28 Oct @ 21:00 – DONNIE DARKO (2001)

Fri 28 Oct @ 23:10 – FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY (2013) *Network Premiere

In the waning days of World War II, a battalion of Russian soldiers finds themselves lost in eastern German enemy territory. Stumbling upon a village decimated by an unseen terror, they discover a secret Nazi laboratory and a mad scientist conducting experiments using the journal of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein to fuse flesh and steel to create unstoppable undead soldiers. This is historical HOSTEL on Hammer Horror steroids, cyberpunk by way of classic Universal monster mayhem.

Fri 28 Oct @ 00:50 – 2001 MANIACS (2005)

Fri 28 Oct @ 02:30 – DEADHEADS (2011)

Sat 29 Oct @ 21:00 – HAUNTER (2013) *UK TV PREMIERE

True to the form of CUBE, CYPHER and SPLICE, director Vincenzo Natali’s spooky tale of vintage murders, time travel, and clear boundaries between the living and the dead is impeccably constructed and tightly focused with a strikingly good performance from Abigail Breslin. She plays Lisa Johnson, a teenager, who along with her family are deceased, doomed to repeat the fateful last day before they were all killed by the Haunter in 1985.  Only Lisa has ‘woken up’. It’s the present day and the serial-killing Haunter is closing in again.

Sat 29 Oct @ 22:55 – I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (2010)

Sat 29 Oct @ 01:00 – WRONG TURN 4: BLOODY BEGINNINGS (2011)

Sat 29 Oct @ 01:50 – OLDBOY (2003)

Sun 30 Oct @ 21:00 – F (2010)

Sun 30 Oct @ 22:35 – LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008) *Network Premiere

Tomas Alfredson’s stunningly directed juvenile vampire saga charts the budding friendship between bullied loner Oskar and angelic Eli, his new neighbour. But Eli requires freshly tapped human blood to survive and Oskar might just be the person to replace her aging guardian… Alfredson’s subtle masterpiece is a remarkable evocation of childhood terrors, fantasies, and frailties and has taken its place among the classics of the vampire genre.

Sun 30 Oct @ 00:45 – I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2 (2013)

Sun 30 Oct @ 02:45 – THE VICTIM (2011)

Mon 31 Oct @ 21:00 – UNDER THE BED (2012)

Mon 31 Oct @ 22:45 – V/H/S (2012) *UK TV Premiere

Six bizarre tapes: Six horrific stories: Six acclaimed directors. When a group of sleazy misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burgle a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS, they discover more found footage than they bargained. A gruesome and twisted blast of sickness from the collective minds of Adam Wingard, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, David Bruckner, Joe Swanberg, and Ti West.

Mon 31 Oct @ 01:00 – HATCHET 2 (2010)

Mon 31 Oct @ 02:40 – BANSHEE CHAPTER (2013)

There are also a further six prime-time film premieres this month, including the network premieres of John Carpenter’s timely sci-fi political thriller THEY LIVE, James Watkins’ gripping ‘hoody horror’ EDEN LAKE starring Michael Fassbender, Adam Green’s superb chairlift dangler FROZEN and Michael J. Bassett’s gripping survivalist horror THE WILDERNESS, starring Sean Pertwee. Plus there are UK TV premieres for Eli Roth produced CLOWN and Marcus Nispel’s malevolent shocker THE ASYLUM.

Fri 7 Oct @ 21:00 – WILDERNESS (2006) * Network Premiere

Saturday 8 Oct @ 22:55 – EDEN LAKE (2008) *Network Premiere

Fri 14 Oct @ 21:00 – FROZEN (2010) *Network Premiere

Sat 15 Oct @ 22:45 – CLOWN (2014) *UK TV Premiere

Fri 21 Oct @ 22:50 – THE ASYLUM (2015) *UK TV Premiere

Sat 22 Oct @ 23:00 – THEY LIVE (1988) *Network Premiere

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 | Freeview 70 | |"


Puff Anthology The Monster Channel Premiere: Press Release: "On October 17th, Philadelphia's film underground will reach out to the world via PUFF: The Best of the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival 2016, a half-hour anthology of short horror films, airing exclusively on The Monster Channel (

Produced by PUFF co-directors Madeleine Koestner & Alex Gardner, in partnership with Dan Persons of the Philly video boutique Upstart Company, PUFF: The Best of the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival 2016 will feature a diverse selection of films from across the U.S, highlighting a staggering variety of unique, and uniquely horrific, visions:

  • In CRSHN ON U, director Mark Rubbo casts his actors into a vivid, digital landscape for his wickedly demonic take on the swipe-right culture of 21st century mating.
  • THE SUMMONERS features director Sean Gill's constantly roving camera as it captures the spooky party games of a group of revelers, and how in a second all the fun can go horribly, horribly wrong.
  • A mad showman preps his "puppets" for his most innovative performance in MARIONETTE, director Brandon Tanczak's salute to the traditions of indie horror.
  • And the pseudonymous director known as A Color Green uses the serene backdrop of the deep forest to frame a disturbing tale of mutilation and death in the stark, dialogue-free MUTE.

Taking the show into and out of commercial breaks will be excerpts from Phil Showzen's sploosherific, "maternity-horror" makeup effects extravaganza, WET NURSE TRILOGY.

"We selected these films to be a guided tour into the progressive depths of horror," said PUFF producer Dan Persons, "leading the audience from visual innovation to classic shocks to an unsettlingly insinuating nightmare.

"When I screened the final cut for PUFF's co-directors Madeleine Koestner and Alex Gardner, Alex said, 'This is exactly what I'd want to see if I was tuning in at 1 AM.' That was music to my ears; that's what we wanted: Something that holds you through the power of its images, something where you have no idea where it's going, how far into the dark you're going to fall, but you can't stop watching.

"It's a thrill to bring the iconoclastic vibrancy of the Philly film scene to the world with this special. We're hoping that viewers are going to be amused, shocked, and, yeah, maybe a little disturbed by what we're offering up. And we're hoping they'll remember the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival as the world's newest source for visionary genre filmmaking."

PUFF: The Best of the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival 2016 will debut on The Monster Channel on Monday, October 17th, at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT, with a repeat at 11 PM ET/10 PM CT. The show will then re-air through the end of October; viewers are advised to consult The Monster Channel's listings at

The producers caution that some viewers may find the content of this show disturbing and offensive.

The Monster Channel can be accessed through its website at, or through its Roku app.


The Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival is a new event founded to bring the best new and undiscovered genre films to fans in Philadelphia. Focused around alternative screening spaces and renegade filmmaking, this DIY festival is not to be missed. For more information about the festival visit the official website,


Streaming on-line from its website at and via its Roku app, The Monster Channel (MCTV) offers up a 24/7 menu of non-stop horror, recreating the serendipitous thrill of independent UHF stations, but with a 21st-century audacity. From gory indies to classic monster movies to the comedy of its horror hosts and the thrill of Kaiju Big Battel's monster wrestling, all the way to such upcoming originals as Puff: The Best of the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival 2016 and Space Sharks, whatever your taste in horror, The Monster Channel has it covered."


Artist Hanger and Fusion Project: Press Release: “Hauppauge, NY (October, 2016) -- With Halloween on the way and the scare-season in full effect, Hauppauge’s Chamber of Horrors NY is getting ready to present

The Artist Hanger and Fusion Project Thursday, October 20th 8:00 - 10:00 PM! Sponsored by Tattoo Lou's, the AH&F Project will feature works curated by Sara Blades and commissioned by some of Long Island and the Greater New York's most talented artists! This one night only gallery showing will also feature live performances to compliment the chilling gallery event at one of Long Islands Scariest Seasonal Attractions - Chamber of Horrors at 1745 Express Drive North in Hauppauge!

The Artist Hanger and Fusion Project was commissioned to allow aspiring or experienced artists to gain exposure for their work to a large and diverse audience, while also giving them an opportunity to sell to prospective buyers. In the past, the project has showcased artists such as H.R. Giger and Master Artist Francisco Ciccio Poblet, a student of Salvador Dali. With some amazing and spooky art pieces set to be displayed throughout the Chamber and in the Haunted Gallery, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to purchase them for your own Halloween-themed decorating or simply as unique works to display where you choose, all while getting your SCARE on in the process!

In a dark collection of mazes and rooms, Chamber of Horrors NY combines lights and sound with a cast unequaled in imagination and talent, not to mention bloodlust. Owned, built and staffed by industry veterans, they can proudly say that they are “Where fear lives…”! During the Trilogy of Fear, brave visitors will have an incredible experience exploring three live scare attractions. Fright fans get three haunts for the price of one!  Visitors can wander the chilling labyrinth of Maniac Manor, navigate the terrifying lunacy of Ward 9 and finally, stagger through the horror of Murderers' Row.

And now with The Artist Hanger and Fusion Project coming to the Chamber, visitors will be able to combine their need for thrills and chills with extraordinary works of art and some mind-blowing performances from Alexis Morgan Barnes and Ray Ray & Crew on Thursday, October 20th, 8 - 10 PM at 1745 Express Drive North, Hauppauge, NY 11788!

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Everlasting's Amazon Rollout: Press Release: "Super Grande Films and Indie Rights team up this Holiday Season to release Anthony Stabley’s crime thriller Everlasting via Amazon.

Everlasting won the Jury Award for Best Feature at the 17th Annual Nevermore Film Festival earlier this year. It was also Nominated Best Feature at the Crystal Palace International Film Festival in London and screened at Panic Fest alongside indie notables Baskin, Synchronicity and Southbound.

Everlasting follows HS Student (Adam David) as he journeys from Colorado to L.A. in order to find the truth behind the murder of his girlfriend (Valentina de Angelis). To date, Everlasting has garnered numerous stellar reviews from media outlets in the U.S. and the UK.

Everlasting features a veteran supporting cast, which includes SAG Award Winner Elisabeth Rohm (American Hustle), Pat Healy (Compliance), Michael Massee (Se7en), Robert LaSardo (Nip / Tuck), Bai Ling (The Crow). Songs by Crystal Castles, Cold Cave accent a strong original score composed by Scott Gordon, David Levita of Criminal Minds fame.

Anthony Stabley is known best as the Art Director of Stigmata (MGM), White Oleander (Warner Bros.) and Todd Haynes’ Safe (Good Machine). As a Writer- Director, he initiated Everlasting in 2011 with Producers Shannon Makhanian, Candi Guterres under the banner of Super Grande Films. “We are truly excited to work with Indie Rights. They certainly understand the importance of Social Media and the power it has to connect with particular audiences,” expressed Stabley.

Founded in 2007 by Linda Nelson and Michael Madison, Indie Rights works directly with filmmakers and gives them greater control of their distribution process. The company is based in Los Angeles where it reps a growing list of award-winning films including American Songwriter, Fray and I Remember You."

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    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).