2015 OFFICIAL FILM SELECTIONS

Seven months pregnant, Jennifer Branagan reluctantly returns to her hometown in Kansas after an unexpected mental breakdown. Coping with her fears of motherhood, a strained relationship with her husband, Luke, and the overbearing presence of her own mother, Meredith, Jennifer struggles to regain control of her life. But when strange things start happening in their rental home, Jennifer begins to fear that it may be haunted. Alone in her convictions, Jennifer is forced to question her sanity as she attempts to find out what, if anything, is plaguing the house.

A dark sci-fi / horror-comedy based on Lars Ahn Pedersen's short story The Murders of Katrina. Paul is having a hard time getting over his ex, Katarina. So when he discovers that it is possible to have human-like robots designed in the image of ANYONE, Paul creates another Katarina.

Trapped in a portentous nineteenth-century mansion 9 children spend their days forsaken by fate. They live under the orders and abuses of the Huckster, a woman who likes to be referred to as “mother”. Her right hand is Angelita, a girl who punishes her fellow peers for the sake of the house's strict order and obedience. But everything gets out of control with the arrival of a new victim: Teresita. Her obstinacy might be the loose link of an endless chain of harassment and abuse.

A haunting practical creature effects Fantasy music video (featuring VYLA VICE) about a girl who triumphs over the darkness that lurks in the forest.

A Stranger Kind is an unhinged contemporary fairytale. Lily, ekes out an existence in a threadbare cabaret club until one day, a stranger calls to audition with a nerve-rattling new act and Lily begins, for the first time in her life, to believe in magic.

When an enigmatic traveler with an unusual lifeline pays a visit to Madame Golorio's psychic parlor, the ailing palm reader is compelled to take the future into her own hands. Lifeline is a darkly comedic exploration of the depths one person will sink to save herself and the lengths another will go to in order to lose himself. The brainchild of director Jeffery Wang, it's a slapstick, bloody battle between mortality and immortality.

Neighbours in an apartment complex awake to find their doors and windows completely sealed shut. When strangers in hazmat suits infiltrate their building and begin snatching residents, tempers fray and fear takes over. Unable to identify the infected from the uninfected, the quaratined start questioning the authorities. Loyalties are tested to their limits as friends and family turn against each other in an adrenaline fuelled fight for survival.

Joe just told his boyfriend, George, that he is a serial killer. George thinks that his boyfriend, Joe, is hilarious... and he just saw Patricia Arquette at Target!!! In the horror/comedy hybrid, 'You're Killing Me', we take a look at the life and death consequences of dating in the age of incessant chatter. Joe and George meet just as Joe is coming out to himself as someone who loves to kill. George, on the other hand, can't decide which wig to wear for his next YouTube video. As George's friends start disappearing, one by one, he must face the undeniable fact that Gretchen might not be coming back with crushed ice for his party #YouDontNeedIceForChardonnay.

A group of friends experiment with EVP (Electronic voice phenomena). When one by one the friends begin dying they soon realize a door to a horrific realm has been opened. It's a race against time and demonic forces to save themselves and prevent the demon from entering our world.

Sir Hector, a brave knight in armor and steed, prepares to enter the wicked Black Forest to deliver a beautiful and virginal lady prey of a terrible ogre.

Human hearing is capable of detecting sound waves between 20 and 20.000 Hz… merely a small fraction of the frequency spectrum. Most sounds around us go unnoticed.

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In a world turned to ashes by war between human and machines, a boy tries to survive. Even if the robot menace is everywhere, he goes on a quest for food. Despite his effort to stay hidden, he gets caught. While everything seems to be lost, the reaction of the robot is not going to be what he expected...

Human hearing is capable of detecting sound waves between 20 and 20.000 Hz… merely a small fraction of the frequency spectrum. Most sounds around us go unnoticed.

Evan Sanders is a low-level, dutiful employee stuck in a boring job at a soul-killing every corporation. After his fellow officemates start going through disturbing changes (which, paradoxically, make them better employees) and bodies begin to pile up, Evan learns the horrible truth: His new boss is a vampire. An Office Space meets Shaun of the Dead action-packed horror comedy.

While taking a holiday in Romania with his girlfriend Livia, Alexandre is hit by a car. He is hospitalized and has to undergo a blood transfusion. On his return he seems to suffer from a strange disease.

A night watchman is sent to guard the cellar of a museum by its mysterious curator. But once alone in these vaults he starts to hear something... IN EXTREMIS is a short in the mould of classic British horror films of the 1960s and 70s.

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It’s 1950, and the city of Los Angeles is gripped by fear. A ritualistic serial killer known only as Claude is terrorizing the metropolis, murdering citizens and leaving no evidence but his bloody signature behind. LAPD Detectives have been on the hunt for months with little to show and no end in sight when they arrive one morning at the home of Charlie Hyde, a down-on-his-luck private investigator with a quick wit and a knack for getting into trouble. Now, unwittingly finding himself the subject of the largest investigation in LAPD history, Charlie must think fast and tread carefully, because in this town, everyone has a secret.

Theo's body undergoes a strange metamorphosis, he quickly has to get pills ''Blattaria''.

When her possessive high school boyfriend dies in a gruesome accident, Fern Petersen's life is thrown into turmoil. Things go from bad to worse when he returns as a love-sick ghost to kill her so they can be together forever for eternity.

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A young girl is awoken by a haunting presence, but a seemingly friendly spirit arrives in time to save her. However, this new "friend" has other, more sinister ideas. Set in this world of the horror short film An Evening with My Comatose Mother, Demons is an original music video creation with original music by Kevin G. Lee featuring Taylor Ann Harmon.

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The devil's twisted view of humanity.

After attempting to cross the US/Mexico border in search of a better life, Armando (Edwin Perez) awakens in an unknown room, his body broken down and a Lucha Libre mask sewn into his neck. He attempts to escape, but is surrounded by a sadistic family, who watch him with hungry eyes. The only chance for Armando’s survival in this hellish nightmare is to last in a wrestling match against the most terrifying villain of all: GIGANTE!

A man awakens in a white room with two doors. Each door “loops” into the other. The only objects within the room are a red ball and a revolver containing a single bullet. How do you escape a loop?

Inspired by true events. Scott Somers mysteriously experiences sleep paralysis when his wife Marie sleepwalks at night. Unbeknownst to him, she lives with a horrible secret that slowly begins to eat away at their relationship.

A surreal horror / comedy short IBOP follows the story of a reluctant but desperate DENMARKIS convinced by his creepy cousin SEYMOURG to go house hunting after he is evicted. They arrive at AUGENE's, a sketchy looking place with pancakes taped to the walls. Denmarkis tries to leave but is chloroformed with a pancake. He awakens in a pancake house basement about to be sacrificed in a crystal bowl of syrup by the CULT LEADER. After he is drowned in the syrup he is resurrected as the pancake prophet. He turns his cousin into a stack of waffles and eats him for revenge.

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A movie thriller about a girl who comes to the house of an old, disabled sound man. Between his sound experiment recordings she discovers the mysterious noises of his death.

Alex, a loving father and college professor, struggles to move on after the tragic accidental loss of his wife, a beloved mother and piano teacher. Miles, his son, is a carefree young boy, longing for his mother, until a mysterious womanly presence befriends him in their new home.

A dark fantasy film set in a mythical Victorian-era world. This is a story of magic, demons, love, lust, friendship, betrayal and hell. Desperate to save his dying wife, the powerful sorcerer Marcus makes a deal with the demon Dagon to save her soul. Dagon, however, has more in mind for Marcus than just an exchanging of souls. With seemingly no other choice, Marcus accepts, thus catapulting him into a series of events that will reveal to all involved the very meaning of betrayal.

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On a dark, stormy night, a little boy is reading in his bed alone when he hears a knocking sound... coming from inside his closet door! He grabs his trusted viking sword and helmet and confronts the unseen threat. He soon learns that the creatures that go bump in the night are really real... and plastic toy weapons do little to stave off hungry monsters that can tunnel through the shadows.

A proud hermit and a desperate stranger match wits in a post apocalyptic game of survival.

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A woman travels back in time to face her demons, ex-lovers, and a closet full of skeletons in this music video.

On a cold winter night, Laura reads his brother David the story of a strange creature that attacks children. Suddenly, a shiver runs Laura's body, feeling a strange presence in the house. It’s him.

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Perky Cousin Wonderlette never imagined she’d meet the man of her dreams so when her dreams turn into nightmares she’s not so surprised. In this dark comedy, we follow sweet Wonderlette on a disturbing journey to creepy places where she encounters demented housewives, greedy swine, sexual deviants, and worse, her drunk mother.

It’s about him, it’s about her, it’s about time. James is all too eager to put his one-minute time machine to use in winning the heart of Regina, until he discovers the unexpected consequences of his actions.

Three characters in three different ages are united by a dream of freedom and a small masterpiece of literature. A journey through the mysterious and timeless aspirations, sufferings and 'Reveries' of a poet, of a young student and a child lost in the woods.

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After a night out drinking, a soccer mom wakes up bound to a chair in the basement of a masked killer. But as luck would have it, there's someone else in the basement that she wants to see even less.

A rain of strange meteorites crash into a small town where childhood sweethearts Traye and Sal find themselves in the midst of an alien invasion. Sal narrowly escapes death but is infected with the mysterious alien virus. Forced into an abandoned building, they encounter Dr. Samuel. Trapped together they struggle to survive outside threats, but also the soon to arrive dangerous fourth member to their trio.

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Unwilling to accept the death of her husband, a young widow, acquires a machine that can bring him back to her. But the machine exacts a terrible price: she must provide the blood it needs to revive her beloved. And it starts demanding more and more blood for less and less time.

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An innocent flirt between two timid attendees at a support group for the all but innocent.

A little girl home alone finds herself face-to-face with pure evil.

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A man invites his friend over one night to show off his latest invention: a trap for catching aliens.

Love, loss and lunch. A music video from San-Francisco based musical duo, 'The Boy Dahlia.'