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Telluride Horror Show 2015: Press Release: "The first wave of films is now live for the 2015 Telluride Horror Show, October 16-18 in picturesque Telluride, Colorado (elevation 8,750 ft.).
Most of the films will make their Colorado premieres at this year's festival or will screen fresh off their Fantastic Fest debuts. The festival will also feature a special screening of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas followed by a director Q&A.
Henry Selick is an American stop-motion director, producer and writer who is best known for directing The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, and Coraline. After a special presentation of The Nightmare Before Christmas, join us for a conversation with famed director Henry Selick, moderated by Devin Faraci, editor-in-chief of Birth.Movies.Death.
While some may say he is the greatest critical mind of his time, Devin Faraci humbly insists he is only the voice of a generation. Devin is the editor-in-chief of Birth.Movies.Death. He has been writing about movies online since there was a 21st century. Devin joins the Telluride Horror Show as our guest host for 2015 and will moderate a conversation with guest director Henry Selick and other visiting filmmakers.
What if Tom Waits, Modest Mouse, Gogol Bordello and Squirrel Nut Zippers got together and created a monster? It might sound like Champagne Charlie. We are thrilled to host one of Denver's hottest bands as they'll serve as ringleader during our closing night party at Telluride's historic Last Dollar Saloon. The closing night party will begin directly following the festival's closing night film.
Germany | 2015 | 112 min| Directors: Jörg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski, Andreas Marschall
Three German tales of love, sex and death in Berlin from Germany's most shocking directors: Jörg Buttgereit (NEKROMANTIK, DER TODESKING), Michal Kosakowski (ZERO KILLED), and Andreas Marschall (TEARS OF KALI).
HE NEVER DIED
USA/Canada | 2015 | 97 min | Director: Jason Krawczyk
Followed by a Q&A with director Jason Krawczyk and producer Zach Hagen.
Jack (HENRY ROLLINS) is in a rut. Depression and severe anti-social behavior has whittled down his existence to sleeping and watching television. Seeing the human race as little more than meat with a pulse, Jack has no interest to bond with anyone. There's little purpose for him to make friends with someone he'd eventually eat or outlive by more than a millennia. The fuse is lit when Jack's past comes back to rattle him. Jack must now walk a tightrope of sobriety and try to eat as few people as possible in this violent tale of personal responsibility.
HELL HOUSE, LLC
USA | 2015 | 91 min | Director: Stephen Cognetti
Followed by a Q&A with director Stephen Cognetti.
Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of fifteen tour-goers and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour (Hell House), a documentary film crew investigates what really happened that night.
Australia | 2014 | 84 min | Director: Ursula Dabrowsky
A teenage girl is abducted by a serial killer couple and manages to escape and find refuge in an isolated farmhouse, only to discover it is home to greater horrors and a malevolent spirit...
USA | 2015 | 100 min | Director: Karyn Kusama
In this taut psychological thriller by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer's Body), the tension is palpable when Will (Logan Marshall-Green, Prometheus) shows up to his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband, David's (Michiel Huisman, "Game of Thrones") dinner party. The pair's tragic past haunts an equally spooky present: Amid Eden's suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests, Will becomes convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda. Unfolding over one dark evening in the Hollywood Hills, The Invitation blurs layers of mounting paranoia, mystery, and horror until both Will and the audience are unsure what threats are real or imagined.
LANDMINE GOES CLICK
Georgia | 2014 | 104 min | Director: Levan Bakhia
Three American tourists are backpacking through the remote countryside of European Georgia when one of them gets trapped on an armed landmine. But that seems to be a minor threat compared to the nightmarish happenings the rest of the afternoon will bring. A psychopath takes advantage of the tourist's immobility and brutally assaults the woman he loves.
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
USA | 1993 | 76 min | Director: Henry Selick
After a special presentation of the classic stop-motion animated film, join us for a conversation with famed director Henry Selick, moderated by Devin Faraci, editor-in-chief of Birth.Movies.Death.
Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere.
UK | 2015 | 98 min | Directors: Chris & Ben Blaine
Holly loves Rob and tries to help him through his grief - even if it means contending with his dead girlfriend Nina, who comes back, bloody and broken, every time they make love.
BAD GUY #2
USA | 2014 | 10 min | Director: Chris McInroy
In Person: Chris McInroy (Director)
In this practical effects-driven splatter comedy, one bad guy discovers that moving up in a crime ring has its downsides. Just as his new career starts, it might already be coming to an end. He'll either have to set an example or become one.
THE BRIDGE PARTNER
USA | 2014 | 13 min | Director: Gabriel Olson
A timid housewife is jolted into a fight for her survival or sanity at her weekly bridge club when she thinks she hears her new partner utter a threat.
Spain | 2013 | 17 min | Directors: Marc Riba & Anna Solanas
Teo survives isolated in a house constantly besieged by a horde of stray dogs.
Canada/USA | 2015 | 5 min| Directors: Davy Force & Nick DenBoer
An augmented, poultry-infused remix of "The Shining". Jack takes a job as new senior night manager of Charbay's Chicken World - the world's largest chicken-themed restaurant resort. He drinks some experimental, volcano-activated BBQ sauce and things get clucked up.
CRAZY LITTLE THING
Japan | 2014 | 11 min | Director: Onohana
The two of them, all alone at home. All alone with her father's corpse. Memories, ideas, and reality all sink beneath the muck. Everyone is alone. Everyone is in solitude.
USA | 2014 | 2 min | Director: Brian Lonano
A husband gets more than he bargains for when he picks up a mysterious crow totem off the ground, much to his wife's chagrin.
Poland | 2010 | 10 min| Director: Marek Skrobecki
A young man, clearly different than the others, wanders the streets aimlessly. One day he meets a girl. Will this girl, recognizing his dissimilarity, reject him?
USA | 2015 | 14 min| Director: Mike Williamson
Following the tragic death of his wife, a man is unsettled by chilling events in their house.
DINNER FOR FEW
Greece/USA | 2014 | 10 min | Director: Nassos Vakalis
During dinner, "the system" feeds the few who foolishly consume all the resources while the rest survive on scraps. Inevitably the struggle for what remains leads to catastrophic change.
UK | 2015 | 8 min | Director: James Moran
Research assistant Lyssa Fletcher is conducting a preliminary investigation into a supposedly haunted room. Like every other case, Lyssa fully expects it to be a waste of her Saturday. Today, she'll wish it was.
USA | 2015 | 9 min | Director: Aaron B. Koontz
A middle-aged, disgruntled woman with nothing left to give meanders through a day just like any other, or so she thought.
Canada | 2014 | 9 min | Director: Santiago Menghini
In the aftermath of a deadly haunting in a small suburban home, a sinister omnipresent entity causes havoc in the private lives of a young boy, an unsuspecting teen, and an absent-minded inspector.
USA | 2014 | 6 min| Director: Jason Kupfer
In Person: Jason Kupfer (Director)
A pair of home invaders considers their potential character choices just prior to their planned invasion.
UK/USA | 2015 | 12 min| Director: Richard Karpala
In Person: Richard Karpala (Director)
A man uses his smartphone to assist in burying a dead body.
THE KING AND QUEEN OF HALLOWEEN
UK/Canada | 2014 | 6 min| Directors: Anna Maguire & Stuart Spears
Halloween is a magical time for everyone, old and young alike. But when two teenage boys destroy a strange older man's meticulous pumpkin display, he decides to play the long game and get his revenge, in the most seasonal way imaginable.
USA | 2015 | 9 min | Director: Luke Jaden
What goes on in the haunted house BEFORE the family moves in?
THE MILL AT CALDER'S END
USA | 2015 | 14 min | Director: Kevin McTurk
In the remote village of Calder's End stands an old windmill, a repository of dark secrets. Nicholas Grimshaw has returned to this haunted place, intent on breaking an ancient family curse. Grimshaw's journey takes him deep below the decaying mill, into mysterious, forgotten catacombs, where he must confront the very source of the evil that has corrupted his family. THE MILL AT CALDER'S END is a Victorian ghost story puppet film in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, and gothic horror films of the 1960s. This film utilizes 30-inch tall bunraku puppets and traditional in-camera practical effects.
NIGHT OF THE SLASHER
USA | 2015 | 11 min | Director: Shant Hamassian
A "shot-in-one-take" slasher film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins such as drink alcohol, do drugs, and have sex to lure a masked killer and defeat him.
POINT OF VIEW
Canada | 2015 | 8 min | Director: Justin Harding
In Person: Justin Harding (Director)
A tired coroner is stalked by the living dead - but only when she isn't looking!
Norway | 2015 | 16 min| Director: Lars Klevberg
Sarah and Linda discover an old Polaroid camera in the clearing of Sarah's house. In their own selfishness, they exploit the camera, only to discover the horrible past it hides.
UK | 2015 | 11 min | Directors: Clemens Bros.
UK/Hungary/USA | 2015 | 6 min | Directors: Daniel Gray & Tom Brown
Things of worth are often neglected in favor of that which is more immediately gratifying. Unfortunately, things that are neglected are often lost forever. The life of a misguided and intensely focused man, chronicled through his oral obsessions.
Switzerland | 2014 | 5 min | Director: Nils Hedinger
A group of logs is about to freeze to death in a cold, icy desert. When they realize that the only fuel for a warming fire is their own bodies, things start heating up.
Austria | 2015 | 10 min| Director: Dominik Hartl
The experienced pathologist swore he would ignore the annoying endeavors of the ghosts whose remains he examines. But when the soul of a young man materializes, the situation gets out of hand. The pathologist turns on his pledge - he speaks with the troubled dead man and we learn why he normally chooses not to.
THE TWIN GIRLS OF SUNSET STREET
Spain | 2010 | 13 min | Directors: Marc Riba & Anna Solanas
Ointments, elixirs, and poultices. Enriqueta and Ramoneta will attend your needs with discretion, reserve, and pleasant manners at Sunset Street No. 17A, Barcelona. Not sold in drugstores or chemist's shops.
UK | 2015 | 12 min| Director: Oliver Park
A young woman returns home one night to find her front door unlocked and suspects she might not be alone in the house.
THE WITCHING HOUR
Australia | 2015 | 9 min | Director: Carl Firth
When the clock strikes midnight, a strange and mysterious world comes into existence. A few unfortunate people get swept up in its mayhem, and must try to survive the night. Written to Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns, The Witching Hour is a visual music film in the tradition of Fantasia.
THE HORROR....THE ANIMATED: Grisly, Ghastly Animated Shorts at Telluride Horror Show
Join Mark Shapiro from LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls, for this special animated horror shorts block gleaned from major film festivals across the globe. These short films will make you cringe, laugh, and, dare we say, keep you on the edge of your seat. Created by students and professionals, the creative, visual program includes drawn, computer-generated and stop-motion animation - a breadth of techniques to take your breath away. But you heard it here first: Do NOT bring the kiddies. A Q&A session with Mark Shapiro will follow the films."
American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire: In the deep woods of New Hampshire, "death is not the worst of evils". Below are four posters from American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire, which is available now on DVD and VOD.
Press Release: "FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: A local rite goes frightfully wrong when a group of teenage boys encounters a sinister hunting party, a bloodthirsty tribe and a mythical beast in the backwoods of New Hampshire.
Since its release in June, American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire has been recognized as a stand-out amongst this year's crop of indie slashers and has been racking up recommendations by online horror critics. Widely lauded for its practical FX and gore – including being honored with "Goriest Scene of the Year" by Rue Morgue Magazine – the film stars Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games, Terminator: Genisys) and was written and directed by Flood Reed.
American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire is currently available through Amazon Instant, iTunes, Google Play and numerous other VOD platforms throughout North America. The DVD (featuring 5.1 surround sound, gag reel and audio commentary) is also available through Amazon.
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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