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Books of Blood

Books of Blood

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 36 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Based on Clive Barker’s acclaimed and influential horror anthology BOOKS OF BLOOD, this feature takes audiences on a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three uncanny tales tangled in space and time.
Directed by: 
Brannon Braga
Produced by: 
Jason Clark and Joe Micucci
Executive Producer(s): 
Brannon Braga, Seth MacFarlane, Erica Huggins, Alana Kleiman, Brian Witten, Jeff Kwatinetz, Josh Barry, Clive Barker and Adam Simon Co-executive produced by Mark Miller
Written by: 
Brannon Braga & Adam Simon, based on the short story by Clive Barker with contributing original material.
Main Cast: 
Britt Robertson, Rafi Gavron, Anna Friel, Yul Vazquez, and Freda Foh Shen
 
 
Sins of a Werewolf

Sins of a Werewolf

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
22 minutes
Country: 
Ireland
Synopsis: 
When a seasoned parish priest is bitten on the arse by a mysterious animal, he begins transforming into a werewolf every full moon. The ensuing bloodshed leads to a resurgence in Mass attendances from fearful locals, much to the delight of his senior colleagues.
Directed by: 
David Prendeville
Produced by: 
Michael Byrne, Eoin Canny, David Prendeville
Written by: 
David Prendeville
Main Cast: 
Paul Kennedy, Lalor Roddy, Elva Trill, Rynagh O'Grady
About the Director(s): 

David Prendeville is an Irish film-maker based in Dublin, originally from County Kerry. He holds an M. Phil in Film Theory and History from Trinity College Dublin. He has worked in a variety of roles in the film industry since graduating from college. He has also worked as a freelance film critic. 'Sins of a Werewolf' marks his debut as writer-director.

 
 
Human Trash

Human Trash

Screens with Halloween 2

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
16:39
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
A boy is thrown into a trash container from the future. In his frantic search for the exit, he runs into a misterious man, who will make him doubt the origin of his own existence.
Directed by: 
Aitor Almuedo
Produced by: 
Aitor Almuedo Esteban & Francisco Javier Almuedo Esteban
Executive Producer(s): 
Aitor Almuedo Esteban & Francisco Javier Almuedo Esteban
Written by: 
Aitor Almuedo Esteban & Francisco Javier Almuedo Esteban
Main Cast: 
Guillermo LLansó & Karlos Aurrekoetxea
About the Director(s): 

Aitor Almuedo was born in Madrid. He studied filmography in the CES and EFTI schools.
He has directed short films as “Mephistopheles and the cursed bag” and “Alik”. And he
has been design producer in short films as “ Durandal”, “The bellboy’s jacket” and “The
hideout”;  as well as the film “Jesus Shows you the Way”. He always directs, produces
and composes the OST and the design production in all his projects.

 
 
Hansel

Hansel

Screens with Halloween 2

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
17m
Country: 
Greece
Synopsis: 
A young boy is trapped in a Gingerbread House which underneath hides a gloomy world, while his mother is desperately trying to find the gate that will take him out of there.
Directed by: 
Vivian Papageorgiou
Produced by: 
Marni Films & Greek Film Center
Executive Producer(s): 
Mina Dreki
Written by: 
Vivian Papageorgiou
Main Cast: 
Andromachi Makridou Aggelos Karaminas Nestoras Kopsidas
Vivian Papageorgiou
About the Director(s): 

Dr. in Cinema Studies (University of Athens), has a Master’s Degree in Audiovisual & Cinema (Nouvelle Sorbonne Paris III), studied TV & Cinema Directing (Stavrakos Cinema School, Athens), English Literature (Aristotle University, Thessaloniki) and Interior Design (Dimitrelis School of Arts). So far, she created 4 short films as producer /director /screenwriter. Final Instance (2003, fiction), Inner Land (2015, fiction) (40 festivals & 20 international awards), With open wings (201...read more

 
 
Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning

Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1h 32min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.
Directed by: 
Danny Steinmann
Produced by: 
Timothy Silver
Executive Producer(s): 
Frank Mancuso Jr.
Written by: 
Martin Kitrosser (story by), David Cohen (story by)
Main Cast: 
Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Anthony Barrile
 
 
Regret

Regret

Screens with INITIATION and the following short films: Axe To The Face | Guest | The Last Man on Earth | Regret

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
16 min
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
Following the death of his father, a man must survive the manifestations of his inner demons over the course of a dreary night.
Directed by: 
Santiago Menghini
Produced by: 
Dominique Dussault, Santiago Menghini, Max Walker
Written by: 
Santiago Menghini
Main Cast: 
Brent Skagford, Mich Todorovic, David Nerman, Noah Turcotte, Ellen David, Anana Rydvald
Santiago Menghini
About the Director(s): 

Santiago Menghini is a director, visual effect artist, and producer. He has a film production B.A. from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal and a post-secondary degree in Cinema, Video, & Communications from Dawson College.

Santiago Menghini is known for Intruders (2014), Voyagers (2015), Milk (2018), Red Wine (2019), and Regret (2020).

 
 
Guest

Guest

Screens with INITIATION and the following short films: Axe To The Face | Guest | The Last Man on Earth | Regret

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
12 minutes 20 seconds
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
A young woman takes drastic measures to rid herself of a mysterious, otherworldly presence known as "the Guest".
Directed by: 
Finn Callan
Produced by: 
Ivan Veselov
Executive Producer(s): 
Joe Ireland, Scout Pearson and Ivan Veselov
Written by: 
Finn Callan
Main Cast: 
Melania Crisan as Mary, Jessica Munna as the Woman and Anna Fraser as the Guest
About the Director(s): 

Finn Callan is an Irish filmmaker who specialises in transgressive, unusual and macabre subject matter. His work has been described as bleak, cacophonous, disturbing and at times incomprehensible. His feature length experimental film 'The Garden' was described as "the loudest silent movie ever made."

His work has also been recognised and showcased by various publications including Dread Central, NME and The Verge, as well as being screened by Picturehouse, The Horse Hospital Gallery in...read more

 
 
MURDER FOR DUMMIES

MURDER FOR DUMMIES

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
12 minutes 38 seconds.
Country: 
U.S.A.
Synopsis: 
One body, two low rent strippers and a seismic “Chaingazism” of blood, guts and Splatstick fun is Murder for Dummies. After Kandy Kane kills her abusive dickhead of a husband, she recruits her BFF and fellow three dollar stripper Misty May to rid themselves of the body. As his lifeless corpse goes from trailer park to trailer park Kandy & Misty’s friendship is tested. Hiding a decomposing body is harder then red panty night at Wet Willies. “Murder for Dummies” is a guide to killing your husband without breaking a nail!
Directed by: 
Meredith Red
Produced by: 
Marie Ferro, Sonny Newman, Meredith Red
Executive Producer(s): 
Barbara Casey
Written by: 
Meredith Red
Main Cast: 
Cleo Elliott, Martha Thatcher, Doug Lane
MURDER FOR DUMMIES writer/director Meredith Red
About the Director(s): 

In 2001, Meredith wrote and co-directed a short film, Earth Day, that won several awards on the film festival circuit (including Audience Choice at Screamfest) and was featured on the IFC channel. The film was ultimately purchased by Universal Studios for online distribution, who then financed the sequel. She also developed scripts with producers and companies, including Leonard Goldberg, Disney and Gold Circle Films. Meredith lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two fur babies!

 
 
An Ideal Host

An Ideal Host

Screens with the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterfiles | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder for Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
84 minutes
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
Liz just wants to host the perfect dinner party but an unexpected guest sends the evening into chaos, with potentially apocalyptic consequences.
Directed by: 
Robert Woods
Produced by: 
Robert Woods, Tyler Jacob Jones
Written by: 
Tyler Jacob Jones
Main Cast: 
Nadia Collins, Evan Williams, Naomi Brockwell, St John Cowcher
Robert Woods
About the Director(s): 

Robert has been working as an editor, composer and visual effects artist for over a decade in his home town of Perth, Western Australia. After many successful musical theatre collaborations with his writing partner, Tyler Jacob Jones, they decided to try make the jump into film production using the limited resources they had available. An Ideal Host is the result of an insane month of summer holidays.

 
 
Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
9 minutes 15 seconds
Country: 
UK
Synopsis: 
Mind Over Matter is a short film set in the not-too-distant future that pays homage to the art scene... warts and all. We join the opening night of an anonymous Artist's new exhibition of work as he unveils his most daring collection of art to date. What price would you pay for art?
Directed by: 
Paul Cheung
Produced by: 
Alastair Eales
Executive Producer(s): 
egomunk
Written by: 
Alastair Eales
Main Cast: 
Jennifer Woodward Kevin Golding Steve Hope-Wynne
Paul Cheung
About the Director(s): 

Paul is a commercials writer/director who has built a reputation for applying innovative filming techniques with unrivalled creativity across a variety of different genres - from automotive and food to sport and lifestyle. He has produced and directed TVCs and branded content and is now taking his first steps into the world of narrative film making.

 
 
FACELIFT

FACELIFT

Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
15:12 minutes
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Essie is a middle-aged, depressed woman who is unhappy with the lines and wrinkles age has brought her way. One day she receives a mysterious mask that helps her retrieve her lost beautiful, youthful looks. But there are strict rules to be followed, the violation of which may lead to sinister consequences.
Directed by: 
Virat Pal
Produced by: 
Nehal G Pal, Virat Pal
Executive Producer(s): 
Medha Jaishankar
Written by: 
Virat Pal
Main Cast: 
Cara Loften, Nell Rutledge-Leverenz, Carly Jones, Penny Orloff, Rashmi Rustagi
About the Director(s): 

Virat Pal is an Indian writer/director based in Los Angeles. A graduate in Advertising from Mumbai University, Virat began his career in marketing and sales working for Google, before making the transition to films.

After completing his education from UCLA where he did a professional program in Screenwriting and Cinematography, he wrote and directed his first short DOXPARA - a 14 min Science fiction film that premiered at FilmQuest Film Festival in Utah. Virat followed this short wit...read more

 
 
Clean

Clean

Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
11:50
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A man living peacefully in self quarantine discovers a troubling spot.
Directed by: 
Frank H. Woodward
Produced by: 
William Janczewski Pam Altieri Paterra Brian Kelly Jones
Written by: 
Frank H. Woodward
Main Cast: 
Brian Pope Jack Bennett Liesel Hanson Alexis DeLaCruz Kevin Palafox Vittoria Colonna
Frank H. Woodward
About the Director(s): 

Frank H. Woodward is an award-winning producer, director, and writer with over 30 years experience in film and television production.

His feature documentaries are fueled by a deep love of sci-fi, horror and fantasy. His first documentary was the award winning "Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown". This chronicle of the life, work and mind of author H.P. Lovecraft featured interviews with Neil Gaiman, John Carpenter and Guillermo Del Toro.

His other documentary work includes the crit...read more

 
 
Anonymous Animals

Anonymous Animals

SCREENS WITH HORROR SHORTS: Clean | The Creeping Terror | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetery

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
64
Country: 
France
Synopsis: 
The balance of power between man and animal is reversed. In a remote countryside, any encounter with the dominant can become hostile. At the crossroads of fantastic and suspense kind, Anonymous Animals questions the place of animals in our societies.
Directed by: 
Baptiste Rouveure
Produced by: 
Anonymous Animals Films
Written by: 
Baptiste Rouveure
Main Cast: 
Thierry Marcos
Baptiste Rouveure
About the Director(s): 

In addition to commissioned films (clips and films promotionnal), Baptiste Rouveure continues his work in fiction, where movement and body language remain his preferred approach. His short films (HASCHISCHIN, AND THE WINNER IS, FUGITIVE TRANSIENTS, ALTERA) have been selected more than seventy times in international festivals and have won 10 awards.
ANONYMOUS ANIMALS is his first feature. The film, without words, at the crossroads of fantastic and suspense kind, questions the place of an...read more

 
 
Out of Order

Out of Order

Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
17 minutes, 5 seconds
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
In 1946 New York City, three total strangers board their first-ever automatic elevator. When it lowers them into a strange world of darkness and danger, they must find a way to escape.
Directed by: 
Brandon & Cameron Laventure
Produced by: 
Brandon Laventure and Alexander Wiske
Written by: 
Brandon & Cameron Laventure
Main Cast: 
Aimé Donna Kelly Larry Bull Ian Unterman
Cameron & Brandon Laventure
About the Director(s): 

Brandon Laventure is a filmmaker who finds inspiration in the struggle we all share: to do right by each other in a dangerous world. While working the graveyard shift in a Michigan auto parts factory, he wrote, produced, and directed six independent films with his sister Cameron and a close team of friends, before moving on to a dual MBA/MFA program at New York University.

Cameron Laventure is an award-winning writer/director who aims to use classical narrative to tell radical stories....read more

 
 
Stalkers

Stalkers

Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
11 minutes 3 seconds
Country: 
U.S
Synopsis: 
A story about two stalkers who are stalking each other for different purposes
Directed by: 
Dongjun Kim
Produced by: 
Jiani Zhou
Written by: 
Dongjun Kim
Main Cast: 
Jordan Carlson, Ronaldo Madera
About the Director(s): 

Writer/Director Dongjun Kim is originally from Seoul, South Korea. He is currently an international student in New York Film Academy in Burbank. He recently directed the short film, "Stalkers," that is currently in circuit. He won and nominated from several international film festivals that is represented on the record list. He is currently working on another short/feature film that he hopes to shoot in 2020.

 
 
Let the ghost pass

Let the ghost pass

Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
13 min 44 sec
Country: 
USA /Shot in Sweden
Synopsis: 
A homeless man tries to keep people away from Priest Street in Stockholm every night when a furious ghost comes, but one day the man dies and becomes a ghost himself.
Directed by: 
Andreas Thelander
Produced by: 
Shelley Phillips
Executive Producer(s): 
Andreas Thelander
Written by: 
Andreas Thelander
Main Cast: 
Homeless Man - Bo G. Lyckman, Sarah - Daisy Davis, Gerton - Andreas Modig, Ghost girl Fredrika - Alma Cederquist, Jonathan - Markus Berg,
About the Director(s): 

Andreas Thelander is a Swedish film director based in Los Angeles. He is a fourth-year Graduate MFA Director at UCLA and is in postproduction with his first feature film Just like me he wrote and directed.
 2002-2003 he went to Stockholm Film School and his short film “Old in Sweden” was screened on the Swedish film channel TV1000 for almost 1,5 years. In 2010 he was part of the location team of David Fincher’s Girl with the dragon tattoo. 
Andreas has written and directed over ten short film...read more

 
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The Mime

The Mime

Screens With Sanzaru and the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
2 mins 11 secs
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
A self-involved pedestrian accidentally angers a sinister street Mime... and pays a heavy price.
Directed by: 
Mark Lediard and Gavin Williams
Produced by: 
Mark Lediard and Gavin Williams
Written by: 
Gavin Williams
Main Cast: 
The Mime – Ruth Mary Johnson/ Scowler – Daniel Watson
About the Director(s): 

Gavin Williams début feature as a screenwriter, AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, was released in 2018. The film was a Critic’s Pick in the New York Times and is currently available to stream on Netflix world-wide. His short, SLEEPWORKING, won eight awards and played at over sixty festivals, including Screamfest LA. Mark Lediard has over 20 years experience directing commercials, promos and shorts. His music videos feature promos for US metal-core band ‘Of Mice & Men’ - which have been viewed o...read more

 
 
SOUND OF SILENCE

SOUND OF SILENCE

Screens With Sanzaru and the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
02 min 41 sec
Country: 
Italy
Synopsis: 
An old radio turns on and brings much more than just a classic song... Dare to turn it on?
Directed by: 
Alessandro Antonaci Stefano Mandalà Daniel Lascar (T3)
Produced by: 
Eryde Produzioni di Stefano Mandalà
Executive Producer(s): 
Alessandro Antonaci Stefano Mandalà Daniel Lascar (T3)
Written by: 
Alessandro Antonaci Stefano Mandalà Daniel Lascar (T3)
Main Cast: 
Alice Piano
About the Director(s): 

Alessandro Antonaci, Stefano Mandalà and Daniel Lascar ("T3") directed the Italian low budget horror film "You Die - Get The App, Then Die" that premiered at Screamfest 2018 and won Best Cinematography.

Among some other horror shorts, they directed and produced "The Crying Boy", that premiered at Screamfest 2019. They are currently working on the feature film of The Crying Boy, together with some other feature projects.

 
 
Sanzaru

Sanzaru

Screens the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
87 minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When a mild Filipina nurse is hired by an elderly woman declining into dementia, the walls between this world and the next crumble as she uncovers her employer’s shocking family secret.
Directed by: 
Xia Magnus
Produced by: 
Alyssa Polk, Anthony Pedone, Nathan Hertz
Executive Producer(s): 
Kenny Riches, Matt Wigham
Written by: 
Xia Magnus
Main Cast: 
Aina Dumlao, Justin Arnold, Jayne Taini, Jon Viktor Corpuz
About the Director(s): 

Xia Magnus is an award-winning writer, producer, and director. His music videos have been featured by Dazed, American Songwriter, and Paper Magazine, as well as screened at Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans. His short films have been programmed on Public Television and screened at numerous festivals worldwide, including Hunter which was an official selection of the 2017 Austin Film Festival. Xia’s first feature, Sanzaru, was selected to participate in the IFP Completion Lab, U.S. in Pro...read more

 
 
Seasonal Depression

Seasonal Depression

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
7m 54s
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
Elisa doesn't want to go out. Vincent doesn't hear it that way.
Directed by: 
Yohann Thiou
Produced by: 
Yohann Thiou
Written by: 
Yohann Thiou
Main Cast: 
Vanessa Larose, Mathieu Lorain Dignard and Carmen Sylvestre.
About the Director(s): 

Filmmaker of French origin living in Quebec since 2015, Yohann Thiou is passionate about genre cinema.
He is the co-ideator and co-writer of the feature film Montreal Dead End, having had its world premiere at the BIFFF in 2018 and the audience award at the Montreal Fantasia Festival.
He directed the shorts Super Monsieur, A Nightmare on Chocolate and Contained.

 
 
MR MERCEDES - FREE SCREENING

MR MERCEDES - FREE SCREENING

Post-screening Q&A with director Jack Bender, stars Justine Lupe, Breeda Wool and Scott Lawrence moderated by Brian Collins follows the screening. Rating: TV-MA LV
Complimentary POPCORNOPOLIS! (while supplies last) Screening is first come first served.

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
hour
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Based on the New York Times Best-Selling Bill Hodges trilogy (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch) by Stephen King, MR. MERCEDES follows a retired detective who is tormented by a serial killer (Brady Hartsfield, aka Mr. Mercedes) through a series of letters and emails, causing him to set out on a dangerous and potentially felonious crusade to protect his loved ones and himself.
Directed by: 
Jack Bender
Produced by: 
David E. Kelley
Executive Producer(s): 
David E. Kelley, Dennis Lehan, Stephen King, Jack Bender
Written by: 
Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Dennis Lehan
Main Cast: 
Justine Lupe, Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Scott Lawrence, Harry Treadaway, Robert Stanton
 
 
Feed Your Muse

Feed Your Muse

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
16:39
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Andrew is an aspiring but broke novelist. After acquiring a sculpture purported to be the “muse” of a famous dead author, Andrew begins waking up every day filled with creative inspiration. But, at night, he starts to experience an unsettling form of sleep paralysis.
Directed by: 
Brendan Beachman
Produced by: 
Matt Sweeney, Brendan Beachman
Executive Producer(s): 
Matt Sweeney, Jeremy Pinckert
Written by: 
Matt Sweeney
Main Cast: 
Andrew - Zachary Ray Sherman Nick - Scott Kuza Caroline - Jocelyn Hall Janice - Avital Ash Muse Creature - Kyleigh Hoye
About the Director(s): 

Brendan is a Colorado native, but has called Los Angeles home since 2009. He is a working commercial director specializing in performance heavy, cinematic and stylized comedy, dark comedy and horror. Narrative remains his main creative passion so he shoots short films in between commercial gigs.

He's making a concerted effort to transition into film/TV so he is currently pitching several feature screenplays that he also plans on directing. "THE LOOKOUT", his most recent screenplay, ...read more

 
 
Alvin

Alvin

Screens with Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
14:53
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Alvin Cruz, a lonely remote network engineer, finds solace in video games and binge eating. After suffering a heart attack, he wakes to find himself held captive in a suspicious medical facility. Unflappable nurse Kathy and charismatic Dr. Miller force Alvin to comply with treatment for his addiction. Despite his protests, Alvin must overcome internal anguish and sad truths.
Directed by: 
Christy Anna Wu
Produced by: 
Sophia Gutierrez Perez
Executive Producer(s): 
Christy Anna Wu
Written by: 
Christy Anna Wu
Main Cast: 
TJ Alvarado, Kc Guyer, Sonya Davis
Christy Anna Wu
About the Director(s): 

Christy Anna Wu is a filmmaker based in Seattle, WA. With a diverse background in design, art, and engineering, she's traversed many career paths. In 2018, she led the production of her first short film, Alvin. Her art tends to be darkly emotive, rife with harsh experiences and social commentary. As she continues her career in the industry, she hopes to inspire other filmmakers with her artistry.

 
 
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Q & A with Danielle Harris follows the screening

Screens with the short film Alvin

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1h 28min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens on Halloween Eve and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?
Directed by: 
Dwight H. Little
Produced by: 
Paul Freeman
Executive Producer(s): 
Moustapha Akkad
Written by: 
Dhani Lipsius (story), Larry Rattner (story)
Main Cast: 
Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris
 
 
Abracitos

Abracitos

Screens with Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and the short film Teething

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 9:45pm
Run Time: 
10:58
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
A terrible phone call in the middle of the night shakes Laura's world. Meanwhile, little Ainara plays in her room. The appearance of an anknow being? It will test the mental and emotional stability of the two sisters.
Directed by: 
Tony Morales
Produced by: 
Tony Morales, Ignacio Lacosta, Paco Lomeña, Dylan Moreno and Jose Luis Gacal
Executive Producer(s): 
Chris Sablan, Tony Morales, Ana Revilla, Ignacio Lacosta and Dylan Moreno
Written by: 
Tony Morales and Fer Zaragoza
Main Cast: 
Beatriz Salas, Carmen Salas and Virginia Gómez
Tony Morales
About the Director(s): 

Born in Malaga (Spain). Studied Film and Video Production in Madrid (I.E.S. La Arboleda). Lover of genre cinema since very young age..

In 2014 he shot his first short film, “Ku”, with which he obtained 11 international selections.

His second short film, “Hada”, achieves more than 260 selections and 60 international awards, including: Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Telluride Horror Show, Fantasporto, NYC Horror Film Festival, Nightmares Film Festival, Les Enfants ...read more

 
 
My Mother Mary

My Mother Mary

Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
11:37
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A young boy begins to suspect his mother may be possessed by a demonic entity.
Directed by: 
David Lee & Alex Pappas
Produced by: 
David Lee & Alex Pappas
Written by: 
David Lee & Alex Pappas
Main Cast: 
CHARLIE - Harrison Andrews MARY - Marilyn Sanabria
About the Director(s): 

Alex and David both graduated from Emerson College with majors in Film Production. Since re-connecting in Los Angeles, they've been writing / directing partners on everything from short films to music videos.

 
 
Thirst

Thirst

Screens with the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
90 minutes
Country: 
Iceland
Synopsis: 
Hulda is a drug addict, arrested and accused of murdering her brother. After she is let go because of insufficient evidence, she meets Hjörtur, a thousand-year-old vampire. Together they have to fight a cult while being investigated by a rogue detective.
Directed by: 
Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Gaukur Úlfarsson
Produced by: 
Haraldur Hrafn Thorlacius
Written by: 
Björn Leó Brynjarsson
Main Cast: 
Hjörtur Sævar Steinason, Hulda Lind Kristinsdóttir, Jens Jensson
 
 
Miniature

Miniature

Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
10:10
Country: 
U.S.A.
Synopsis: 
A young woman discovers the strange reality of the town where her best friend disappeared. Now they must get out before it's too late.
Directed by: 
Samuel Gonzalez Jr.
Produced by: 
Samuel Gonzalez Jr. - James Preston - Gigi Gustin
Written by: 
Samuel Gonzalez Jr.
Main Cast: 
Jenna Kanell Gigi Gustin Peter Xifo
About the Director(s): 

Emmy-nominated, award winning filmmaker and Top 200 Director on HBO's Project Greenlight. Born in the Bronx, New York and raised in Central Florida, Gonzalez showed an interest in film at an early age. Spending most of his youth making home movies with neighborhood friends, he never had any doubt about his path to storytelling in film.

After graduating high school and without a way to pay for film school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Immediately following Basic Combat Training, Gonzal...read more

 
 
 
 
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