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Books of Blood

Books of Blood

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 2:00am
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: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 2:00am
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: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 2:00am
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: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 2:00am
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: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 2:00am
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
 
 
Initiation

Initiation

Screens with the Following Horror Shorts: Axe To The Face | Guest | The Last Man on Earth | Regret

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
1:36:27
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Teen horror is back with a vengeance in this edgy slasher about a cruel social media game that spins out of control. Whiton University unravels the night a star-athlete is murdered in the wake of a hidden assault allegation, kicking off a spree of social media-linked slayings. As a masked killer targets students across campus, a trio of sorority sisters race to uncover the truth behind the school's hidden secrets - and the horrifying meaning of an exclamation point - before they become the killer's next victims.
Directed by: 
John Berardo
Produced by: 
Brian Frager, John Berardo, JP Castel, Stephanie Stanziano, Lindsay LaVanchy, Jon Huertas
Executive Producer(s): 
En-Ming Lai, Sophie Lai, Michelle Ishii, Anton Andreacchio, Nicholas Chen, Olivia Kong, Shivam Malhotra
Written by: 
John Berardo, Lindsay LaVanchy, Brian Frager
Main Cast: 
Jon Huertas, Isabella Gomez, Lindsay LaVanchy, Froy Gutierrez, Gattlin Griffth, Patrick Walker, James Berardo, Bart Johnson, Shireen Lai, Kent Faulcon, Yancy Butler, Lochlyn Munro, Maxwell Hamilton
John Berardo
About the Director(s): 

Originally from Norman, Oklahoma, John received his MFA in Film & TV Production from USC and his BA from UCLA in Theatre Directing and Playwriting. John co-founded production company Shatterproof Films, which specializes in genre-based films with topical social messages. He screened his short film “Dembanger” at Screamfest in 2013 and “The Labyrinth” in 2015. “Initiation,” a remake of “Dembanger”, is a topical reinvention of the slasher genre for the social media generation. He couldn't ...read more

 
 
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: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 4:00am
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).

 
 
My Victims of True Crime

My Victims of True Crime

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: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
5 minutes 6 Seconds
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
When two women search for vigilante justice, they are blind to the fact that they don't really know the woman offering the answer to their prayers
Directed by: 
Ryan Curtis
Produced by: 
Leslie Appleton, Kassidee Campbell and Vivian Davidson
Written by: 
Ryan Curtis
Main Cast: 
Leslie Appleton, Kassidee Campbell and Vivian Davidson
About the Director(s): 

A native of Vancouver, Canada Ryan is a busy Visual Effects Supervisor working primarily on set for the American television market. Coming from many years of experience in TV Ryan is now transitioning into Writing and Directing and hopes to continue to take on bigger and more challenging projects. See more at http://sigildigital.com/

 
 
RAINY SEASON

RAINY SEASON

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: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
14:48
Country: 
Austria
Synopsis: 
A couple rents a summer house in a small village. Residents ignore all warnings from local people about upcoming mysterious things and are drawn into a story that repeats itself every seven years, claiming its victims.
Directed by: 
Patrick Haischberger
Produced by: 
Patrick Haischberger and Andre Mayerhofer
Written by: 
Patrick Haischberger and Stephen King
Main Cast: 
Thomas Stipsits, Sabrina Reiter, Inge Maux, Wolfgang Hübsch, Fritz Karl
About the Director(s): 

Patrick Haischberger (born 23 November 1984) is an Austrian award winning director, screenwriter and producer. He is widely know for directing the Stephen King film Rainy Season (2019). Haischberger has also directed Wonderland (2016) and Damnation (2018).

 
 
Fucking Ghosts

Fucking Ghosts

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: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
3:00
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
What if a family bought a new house that was haunted by ghosts... that had sex all over the place? What if the ghosts were just people under sheets? What if there was a Scottish priest involved? I set out to find some answers.
Directed by: 
Jason Cook
Produced by: 
Kelly Parker, Jason Cook, Ben Morrison
Written by: 
Jason Cook
Main Cast: 
Colin Ferguson, Ben Morrison, Natalie Lynch, Piotr Michael, Isabel Herrman
Jason Cook
About the Director(s): 

Jason Cook is writer/director from Los Angeles. With a background in advertising that started in design and animation, and transcended into commercial directing, Jason has a unique approach to storytelling. His love of comedy led him to join forces with SUPERFUNNY, a live comedy variety show where he wears many hats as director, producer, and brand director. Jason's sensibility straddles the line between the everyday banality of life and the surreal. Pretty much, he's always down to get weird...read more

 
 
The Creeping Darkness

The Creeping Darkness

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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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
12m 33s
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
An injured woman crosses the desert in an attempt to reach civilization, knowing that once the sun sets, what took her friends will surely come to finish her off.
Directed by: 
Kraig Krueger
Produced by: 
Kraig Krueger
Written by: 
Kraig Krueger
Main Cast: 
Ashley Undercuffler, Kevin Caliber, Laura Lee Walsh
Kraig Krueger
About the Director(s): 

Kraig Krueger grew up moving across the U.S., and after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps he used the G.I. Bill to go to school for filmmaking. Kraig has been based out of Los Angeles since 2013 where he continues to collaborate with others on a variety of projects. Although having worked on all forms of television and movies, Kraig has always had the most fun working within the horror genre.

 
 
Zwart

Zwart

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

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
7m19s
Country: 
The Netherlands
Synopsis: 
When a slightly naïve costplay-fan gives up a tad too much personal information during verification questions on his computer, he receives a fully customised invitation from his OS in return. After accepting the offer his OS takes over his computer, forcing Ronnie to do everything in his power to keep his dark desires a secret for his approaching wife.
Directed by: 
Tommie Geraedts
Produced by: 
Liene Berina
Executive Producer(s): 
Jules Tervoort
Written by: 
Roy van Kessel & Arthur Menko
Main Cast: 
Rienus Krul, julia van de graaff, Belle Venema
About the Director(s): 

Born in 1988, Tommie Geraedts is a director working from Amsterdam. With a background in design and visual effects he weaves the fabrics of these disciplines together with live action to tell his stories. He is increasingly interested in human stories that border the metaphysical but always grounded in todays world.
He has been commissioned to direct films for the van Gogh museum, Stedelijk Museum, T-mobile, Dell and Videoland amongst many others that went on to get millions of views. O...read more

 
 
Woodland Cemetery

Woodland Cemetery

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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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
10
Country: 
The Netherlands
Synopsis: 
While on assignment a photographer sees an old woman placing a lantern on a grave. When the photographer shoots a picture of this very private moment, she soon finds out that this haunting image is more haunted than she bargained for.
Directed by: 
Niels Bourgonje
Produced by: 
Niels Bourgonje
Written by: 
Niels Bourgonje
Main Cast: 
Josefin Asplund, Karin Bertling
About the Director(s): 

Niels Bourgonje (1980) is an award-winning short film and commercial director based in Amsterdam. Niels graduated with the short thriller BURN, which was selected for several international film festivals winning numerous awards. Since then, his short films have consistently been selected for Academy Award qualifying festivals like Palm Springs ShortFest, Seattle International Film Festival, HollyShorts International Film Festival, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, Odense Int...read more

 
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The History of Monsters

The History of Monsters

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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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
19:40
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Haunted every night by monsters of unknown origin, an isolated woman finds a stranger in the woods and struggles between her safety and her sexual desires.
Directed by: 
Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
Produced by: 
Talya Stern
Executive Producer(s): 
AFI Conservatory
Written by: 
Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
Main Cast: 
Valeria González Oscar J. Peña
About the Director(s): 

Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz is a Chilean writer-director based in Los Angeles, California where he received an MFA in Directing from the AFI Conservatory. He is a Fulbright Scholarship Award recipient and winner of the 2020 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship for diverse emerging directors. His short films and music videos have been presented at dozens of film festivals around the globe, including the New York Film Festival, the Stockholm International Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film ...read more

 
 
The Chair-Maker

The Chair-Maker

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

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
10:30
Country: 
USA/Mexico
Synopsis: 
After receiving an anonymous letter, Marie develops an epistolary relationship with the sender who mysteriously can see everything she does.
Directed by: 
Esteban Garcia Vernaza
Produced by: 
Alejandra Mojica Reyes
Executive Producer(s): 
Jennifer Sciarra
Written by: 
Hanjie Bao
Main Cast: 
Paulina Güitron, Alejandro Mendicuti, Adriana Mojica, Ramiro Antonio Sandoval
Esteban Garcia Vernaza
About the Director(s): 

Esteban Garcia Vernaza is a Colombian filmmaker based in New York. His films usually revolve around suspense and horror. After working in Colombia as a freelance editor, Esteban moved to New York City to pursue an MFA in Film Directing at Columbia University. Esteban’s Thesis Film Silento was awarded a production grant from the Colombian Film Fund, received Jury Honors, an IFP Audience Award and the National Board of Review Student Production Grant during the past Columbia University Film Fes...read more

 
 
Necro-Men (OV)

Necro-Men (OV)

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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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
17:34
Country: 
Israel
Synopsis: 
A con-artist Duo, one's a Jewish the other's Muslim, performs (false) exorcisms and rituals for the religiosity naive, comes across a real live Dybbuk that confronts them with their most private sins.
Directed by: 
Tal Shmunis
Produced by: 
Hanita Yudovski
Executive Producer(s): 
Tal Sarig, Evyatar Markovich
Written by: 
Tal Shmunis
Main Cast: 
Yaniv Biton, Loai Noufi, Alona Zimberg
About the Director(s): 

Gratuated film school 2020 (Minsahr For Arts - Israel)
First time Filmmaker.
Worked on big productions as P.A - FAUDA (Netflix), Women Is Losers (2020), Big Brother Israel.
Directed Short Films and Music Videos.

 
 
Meat Lovers

Meat Lovers

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: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
4 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
To satisfy her appetite, a young woman must juggle dealing with her salacious lover and a mysterious pizza order.
Directed by: 
Daniel Stebbins
Produced by: 
JT Schindler
Executive Producer(s): 
Daniel Stebbins
Written by: 
Daniel Stebbins
Main Cast: 
Shana Goodman and Edgar Eguia
About the Director(s): 

Daniel is a writer, director, and comic book creator living in New York City. He studied film at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Dan works as a freelance camera assistant on NBC's "The Tonight Show" and Comedy Central's "This Week at the Comedy Cellar". He spends his free time creating his own films and comic projects.

 
 
Ten Shots

Ten Shots

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: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
8:43
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A hunter hidden up in his tree stand chances upon gunmen executing hostages. He jumps into action, using his rifle and limited ammo to save the victims. But unfortunately for our hunter, he soon discovers he may not have been intervening on the right side...
Directed by: 
Gordon Shoemaker
Produced by: 
Elizabeth Barchi
Executive Producer(s): 
Andrew Scrivani
Written by: 
Gordon Shoemaker
Main Cast: 
Lindsay Mushett, Raymond Sammak
Elizabeth Barchi and Gordon Shoemaker
About the Director(s): 

Director/Writer: Gordon Shoemaker is a very tall human (6'5") from a lovely farm in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2014 and currently lives in New York City with his producer, fiancé, and creative partner, Elizabeth Barchi.

In 2018, Gordon's first independent short film, “Lara,” screened at the Garden State Film Festival in New Jersey, the Soho International Film Festival in NYC, and six other festivals, including the PA Indie Short Film Fe...read more

 
 
In the Mirrors

In the Mirrors

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: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 1:30am
Run Time: 
7:47
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
In town for a job interview, Clara discovers she has much bigger problems than a nerve-wracking meeting when her AirBnB turns out to be haunted by invisible creatures.
Directed by: 
Merlin Camozzi
Produced by: 
Merlin Camozzi, Kris Cvijetic, Julia Swain, Molvatu Sae-Ue
Written by: 
Merlin Camozzi
Main Cast: 
Nicole Tompkins, Mia Drake, Jonathan Groves, Lize Johnston, Andy Norris
About the Director(s): 

Merlin Camozzi is a filmmaker creating work both independently and on behalf of global brands such as Sprite, Coca-Cola, Uber, Morgan Stanley and ARRI. Merlin’s work has been featured in publications including Vice, Out Magazine, Booooooom, Flaunt Magazine, and Director’s Notes, and his short films have shown at festivals around the world. Awards received include the Cirque du Soleil Emerging Artist Fellowship and the MPAA Directing Award. Recently, Merlin was selected as a directing fellow f...read more

 
 
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: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 2:00am
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
 
 
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: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 2:00am
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.

 
 
Masterpiece

Masterpiece

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: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 4:00am
Run Time: 
8:00
Country: 
US
Synopsis: 
A lonely girl discovers a mysterious pen with the power to bring her drawings to life. But everything she conjures… comes with a consequence.
Directed by: 
Matthew Merenda and Alex Henes
Produced by: 
Dan Asma and John Long
Written by: 
Matthew Merenda and Alex Henes
Main Cast: 
n/a
About the Director(s): 

Matthew is a trailer editor at Buddha Jones in beautiful (and burning) Los Angeles, California. He’s had the good fortune to work on such campaigns as Stephen King’s It, The Outsider, Halloween, Ready Player One, Us, and the Conjuring series. He enjoys starting screenplays and never finishing them, and also directs and scores short films when his friends let him boss them around.

Alex is a copywriter for the brilliant beans at Buddha Jones. They let him imprint his weird ideas on their...read more

 
 
Alvin

Alvin

Screens with Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 2:00am
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: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 2:00am
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
 
 
Teething

Teething

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

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 4:45am
Run Time: 
9:14
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
John, an anti social janitor, works the night shift at the local orphanage. One night he discovers something feeding on one of the children, a colicky baby named Bethany. John attempts to save her but his failure results in a more challenging problem, how will he face the new monster she has become.
Directed by: 
Glen Matthews
Produced by: 
Luke Humphrey, Chantelle Kilpatrick
Executive Producer(s): 
Tyler Levine
Written by: 
Glen Matthews
Main Cast: 
Hugh Thompson, Josh Cruddas, Ayesha Mansur Gonsalves
About the Director(s): 

Glen Matthews is a Toronto-based filmmaker (writer, director & editor) specializing in short-form digital content. Originally from Nova Scotia, he spent a decade working as an actor before deciding to pursue filmmaking as his sole focus.
His debut short, “ROOM SERVICE”, was a finalist for CBC’s Short Film Faceoff. His follow-up, “SAVING FACE” was selected for the 2015 edition of Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent showcase in Cannes, France. Most recently, he wrote, directed & edited...read more

 
 
Vikaari

Vikaari

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: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
14 minutes 34 seconds.
Country: 
Sri Lanka
Synopsis: 
The widespread birth of babies with similar deformities triggers a worldwide panic. Disease is ruled out but the actual cause could be something more terrifying. The children, nicknamed Vikaari, all share remarkable set of characteristics and may even possess, if rumors are to be believed, paranormal abilities. In Sri Lanka, a multicultural island nation, their arrival creates an atmosphere of political and cultural unrest. Some factions want to eliminate the Vikaari while others want to use them for their own purposes. Among them three key individuals, a professor of evolutionary biology, a social activist and the leader of an extremist right wing group try to take control of the destiny of these remarkable children. In Sanskrit Vikaari means 'change' or an 'entity that can change'. The Vikaari are here and the world is about to change.
Directed by: 
Sandun Seneviratne, Charlie Bray
Produced by: 
Sandun Seneviratne, Charlie Bray
Written by: 
Sandun Seneviratne, Charlie Bray
Main Cast: 
Ashan Dias - Bandara Gamage Bimsara Premaratne - Dr. Sulakshana Jayaweera Richard Dee Roberts - Prof. David Hameroff Chevaan Daniel - Head of State
Sandun Seneviratne, Charlie Bray
About the Director(s): 

Director Biography

Sandun seneviratne

Born and raised in Sri Lanka, Sandun first studied film making under Internationally acclaimed director Sammy Pavel. His first short film 'Opinion' was about the devastation caused by the Tsunami in Sri Lanka. He then came to London Film Academy to further develop his skills in film making where he made several Short films in Super 16 and HD.

One of the short films he wrote and directed called 'The Seer', a post-apocalyptic sci/fi ac...read more

 
 
You Wouldn't Understand

You Wouldn't Understand

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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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
9 minutes 25 seconds
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
An idyllic picnic of one is upended after the arrival of a stranger.
Directed by: 
Trish Harnetiaux
Produced by: 
Jacob A. Ware, Trish Harnetiaux
Written by: 
Jacob A. Ware, Trish Harnetiaux
Main Cast: 
Anthony Arkin, Jacob A. Ware
Trish Harnetiaux
About the Director(s): 

Trish Harnetiaux is a playwright, novelist, and co-creator of short dark comedies. Current projects include her play Bender and Brian, a new play commission: California, and the narrative podcast The MS Phoenix Rising, a serial podcast about a cruise ship conglomerate using avant-garde theatre to rebrand on their latest voyage. She’s developed or presented work with Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, JACK, Soho Rep, Ars Nova, Incubator Arts Project, NYU and Playwright’s Horizons. MFA in playwriting ...read more

 
 
Warm Blood

Warm Blood

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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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:00am
Run Time: 
4:47
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
While in solitary confinement, a female prisoner is taunted with photos of her crime. She reminisces about her violent gruesome acts. She clings to those treasured moments to remain in bliss during isolation.
Directed by: 
Marc Van Holt
Produced by: 
Alyssa Amer
Written by: 
Alyssa Amer
Main Cast: 
Megumi Morino Ty Bamla Kyle Samples
Marc Van Holt
About the Director(s): 

Director- Marc Van Holt is a visual storyteller based in Los Angeles, California. Marc is an MFA student at the University of Southern California majoring in Film and Television Production with an emphasis in visual effects and directing in a virtual world. Marc is set to graduate in May 2021. He currently works part time as a videographer and editor for USC Dornsife and local independent film productions in Los Angeles.

Writer/Producer/Cinematographer- Alyssa Amer is a graduate of New...read more

 
 
 
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