The Films

 

Theater One

Block One

12PM - 1PM

 

THOSE WHO DWELL WITHIN

U.S.

Dir. Mike Piccirillo 

5.44Min. 

"An apprehensive priest visits a woman to help her with her sister."

 
 

THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES

Rockport, ME

Dir. Benjamin Wickey

27.30Min. 

"Haunted by the dark days of witchcraft hysteria in New England, the Pyncheon family endeavors to lift a family curse and find buried treasure... before ghostly terror can once more strike in THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES."

 
 
 

WELCOME TO HELL

Spain

Dir. Simón Fariza

13.59Min. 

"Javi is going to meet the family of his girlfriend Angels. Before meeting them, Angels makes him promise his boyfriend to see what he sees will behave like an adult. Yours is an unconventional family. But what Javi does not know is that they keep a terrifying and ancestral secret, that will endanger his life."

Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGwqw9TX-oY

https://laestrellacinema.com/bienvenidoalinfierno/

 
 
 

AFTER ASHES

Dir. Jesse McAnally

Romulus, MI

15min.

"After a plague wipes out most of humanity, transforming them into mindless creatures, The Grim Reaper struggles with boredom as he kills time more than he does people. Kali Kaminski, the lone human survivor, struggles to maintain her sanity while keeping creatures and lethargy at bay. These two individuals inevitably meet and find kindred spirits in one another changing both of their outlooks on the world they find themselves trapped in."

TRAILER - 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNGYr6wKTVM

https://www.jessemcanally.com/after-ashes

 
 
 
 

Block Two

1:10 - 2:10
 

HELL OF A DAY

Australia

Dir. Evan Hughes

12.09Min.

"A lone survivor in a post-apocalyptic world finds herself trapped in a basement below a zombie infested Inn after seeking first aid. But her greatest challenge is not the terror of the stalking corpses, but the day by day battle of solitude she must endure to stay alive."

Trailer - https://vimeo.com/246743573

 
 
 

TANNENBAUM

Dir. Jeffrey Swerdan

Flint, MI

27.01 minutes

"A down on his luck father embarks on a chilling mission to hunt down one of the town’s darkest secrets in the hopes he can give his daughter a Christmas she’ll never forget."

 
 

Block Three

2:30 - 3:20

 

AIRB-N-DEAD

Georgia, U.S.

Dir. Wolf Turner

6Min. 

"A couple gets a modern home Airbnb for the night and finds an old television with 80's VHS horror films. They decide to watch one of the films, but they soon gets sucked into the very video they were trying to watch and James and Rey get more of an adventure than just seeing a horror film... they become it. "

https://reellegitfilms.wixsite.com/airb-n-dead

 
 

TEN THOUSAND LEGGED TERROR

Canada

Dir. Frederic Lefebvre

Min. 4.50

"A desolate stretch of forest-surrounded road, covered in abandoned vehicles, becomes home to a mysterious thousand-legged creature that hunts those that drive up to the winding terrain."

 
 

BESOIN DEAD

France

Dir. Aurélien Digard

17.42Min.

"In a church, a future bride dresses in secret. 

Just before meeting up with her, the best man and the priest discover the city has been invaded by the living dead. 

They grab whatever weapons they can and go to her rescue."

 

 

BLOODY SUNDAE

Flint, MI

Dir. Cody LaRue

19.59Min. 

"It's the hottest day of the summer when a mysterious Ice Cream Man shows up in town to deliver his sweet salvation to the needy masses...but it soon becomes clear that the frozen treats are not the only thing that he is delivering."

Trailer - 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xcAINTECoE

 
 

TRAPPED INSIDE

New York, NY

Dir. Usher Morgan

10.30Min. 

"Macy Nash wakes up after nearly drowning in the tub to find herself locked inside a dark and eerie bathroom. Things quickly go from bad to worse as she realizes that there's something else in the room with her"

 

Block Four

3:30 - 4:30

 

DON'T EAT THAT

Grand Blanc, MI

Dir. Sandy Shelton

3.26Min

"Follow a group of kids on Halloween night as they meet a mysterious man and bowl of treats."

 

THE PLAN

France

Dir. Pierre Teulières

12.59Min. 

"In an isolated mansion, a creature follows the orders of his master in order to accomplish a shady plan that will change the world. Meanwhile, a desperate father is looking for his missing daughter."

 
 

Block Five

4:50 - 5:40

 
 

SHADOW

Germany

Dir. Roman Moshensky

6.24Min.

“Once upon a time young girl was riding a horse through the forest and got lost. Suddenly she noticed that the terrible beast follows her. Soon she found a big house. There is no one inside, but it looks as if someone was waiting for her here...”

 

ACCEPTING ARMAGEDDON

Grand Rapids, MI

DIR. Christian West 

9 MIN.

"Arthur is a melodramatic college student living in Michigan when he is dumped by his girlfriend on the same day the apocalypse begins. Together him and his roommates are forced to figure out how to survive both the end of the world and the end of Arthur's relationship."

 
 

CADUCEA

Belgium

Dir. Christophe Mavroudis

"Tom hides not only a deformed face behind his flamboyant Commedia dell'arte masks, but also a dark secret that won't be divulged until decades later. "

Trailer - https://vimeo.com/236735887

 
 

THE HANGMAN

Belgium

Dir. Tim Sagl 

7Min. 

"After playing the game “Hangman”, two sisters are threatened by a mysterious man who hangs himself in their garden. When the man seems to be alive, he wants to finish the game with the sisters in a deadly way. Nancy tries to protect her sister from the evil entity, but can you win a game you’ve already lost?"

 
 
 

TRESPASS - A POV Fright Flick

Los Angeles, CA

Dir. Erik LeDrew

6.09Min. 

"he actions of a trigger-happy cop come back to bite him in the ass. A P.O.V. fright flick.

NOTE: all video artifacts and glitches are in the spirit of verisimilitude. In other words, it's on purpose."

Trailer - https://vimeo.com/287917046

 
 

Block Six

5:50 - 6:50

 

GOTAS (Drops)

Madrid, Spain

DIR. Sergio Morcillo

15 MIN.

"Marta is a teenager whose parents died two years ago. One night, while alone at home, she will discover the truth about the pain that is tormenting her."

Trailer - https://vimeo.com/256385976

 
 
 

DON'T BE LATE

Flint, MI

Dir. Tyler Zickafoose

12:30Min. 

"What happens when a normal family outing to the local video store, turns into sheer horror?"

 
 
 

LA BETE

France

Dir. Filippo Meneghetti

"A village far away in time and land. Nearby, in a forest thought to be haunted, a child falls into a pit. His grandfather, an old and nearly blind shepherd, tries to convince the villagers to go rescue him, facing the darkness of the night and their fears…"

 
 
 

MAW

Belgium

Dir. Jasper Vrancken 

14.54

"Richard has an unusual fantasy: he is sexually aroused by the idea of being eaten by an animal or monster. Through a contact ad he meets the mysterious Max and with that encounter the chance to fulfill his depraved fantasy. Can Richard escape his dark desires or not?"

https://www.skladanowsky.be/

 
 

Block Seven

7:00 - 8:00

 
 

SLAPFACE

Astoria, NY

Dir. Jeremiah Kipp

8Min.

"A boy deals with the loss of his mother by creating a relationship with a dangerous monster."

 
 

BLACK EYED CHILD (BEC)

Spain

Dir. Tony Morales

9.01Min. 

"Since 1998 the appearances of the BEC has been constant, and the consequences of looking directly into their eyes has been irreversible. A terminally ill women will receive a visit from a BEC, who will not come alone on a stormy night, who will be accompanied by a malignant entity."

https://www.facebook.com/becshortfilm/

 

MOURAS

Spain

Dir. Olga Osorio

12.30Min.

"A few hours before the summer solstice, Ana speaks to her daughter, Iria, of some legendary beings, the Mouras, guardians of the forest that only exist in the legends. Or maybe not."

Trailer - https://vimeo.com/289922892

 
 

CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: Terroir

New York, US

Dir. David E. Munz-Maire

13.10Min

"'Chateau Sauvignon: terroir' follows the isolated adolescent son of a storied vintner family who finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. When a doting woman and her indifferent son arrive seeking a tasting and tour of the winery, Nicolas sees an opportunity to help care for his mother, as well as prove his worth to his choleric father. However, his wayward plan quickly takes a turn for the worse, and his missteps puts his family’s secretive murderous ways in peril of being unearthed."

TRAILER

https://vimeo.com/147131585

https://www.airebedd.com/chateau-sauvignon

 
 

V

Studio City, CA

Dir. D.M. Cunningham

6.41Min. 

"A pregnant woman discovers her worst nightmare."

 
 

SWEETIE

United Kingdom

Dir. Ethan Evans and Sean Toshach

11.21Mins.

"Two unexpected trick-or-treaters torment an isolated farmer after he has no treats to offer."

 
 

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Theater Two

Block One 

12:20 - 1:20

THE DOG WALKER

United Kingdom

Dir. Peter Mckeirnon

4.22Min.

"Nobody ever suspects.... The Dog Walker."

 

SILHOUETTE

Grand Rapids, MI

Dir. Tyler Martin

13.03Min. 

"A man plagued by night terrors and a recent thirst for blood becomes torn when the demons within force him to want to kill again."

 
 
DIRT

United Kingdom

Dir. Jonathan Zaurin

35Min. 

"A traumatised homeless veteran stumbles upon a child trafficking organisation and sees a chance at redemption."

https://www.facebook.com/LBSpictures/

 
 

Block Two

1:40 - 2:40

Ultra Ghoul vs. The Abominable Doughman

Followed by a discussion of its creation by David Ivey

 

Block Three

3:00 - 4:00

Flint Filmmakers Panel

Join some of Flint's talented filmmakers as they discuss their films and paths to filmmaking.

 
 

Block Four

4:20 - 5:20

 

SLEAZY PETE

Quebec, Canada

Dir. Frank Appache

11.25Min. 

"A proto-apocalyptic tale where crime, sleaze and violence are king. We spend a night with Sleazy Pete, and his new sidekick."

 
 

TAKE ONE LEAVE ONE

U.S.

Dir. Nathaniel Dunaway

14.39Min.

"TAKE ONE LEAVE ONE (2018) is a body horror film inspired by The Twilight Zone and David Cronenberg. It’s the story of two women who embark on a road trip to complete a bizarre and dangerous scavenger hunt. Written and directed by Nathaniel Dunaway, starring Becky Bond and Cati Rangel. Makeup/Effects by Maddie Valish and original music by Aaron Orr."

 
 

WHILE YOU'RE ASLEEP (my weird dreams happen)

Mexico

Dir. Adrián Quintero Mármol Martínez

2.45Min. 

"Collection of extremely short animations based on actual events lived in the realm of the subconscious."

 

GRAY MATTER

Saugatuck, MI

Dir. Red Clark

35Min. 

"A group of locals at a liquor store brave a winter storm to check on Richie (Larry Fessenden) a regular customer who hasn’t left his house in months and – according to his terrified son – has been slowly “changing shape", based on a story by Stephen King from the collection 'Night Shift'"

 
 

Block Five

5:40 - 6:40

Taking Your Terror On The Road

Join filmmakers Thomas Berdinski and Ryan D. Blazic as they discuss their films and their journey to promote and support them.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

"A down on his luck father embarks on a chilling mission to hunt down one of the town’s darkest secrets in the hopes he can give his daughter a Christmas she’ll never forget."

 

TANNENBAUM

Dir. Jeffrey Swerdan

27.01 minutes