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San Diego’s Horrible Imaginings Film Fest Announces Full 2017 Lineup



The Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is one of San Diego’s best horror events all year, and the 2017 lineup has been announced. Things kick off on September 8th, and we have all the details you need right here!

From the Press Release:
The Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, which runs September 8-10, 2017, has announced its full lineup of horror, thriller, and fantastic films and special events taking place in San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA), located in the heart of historic Balboa Park. Dee Wallace (ET, Cujo, The Hills Have Eyes) will join over 50 other filmmakers, authors, and artists in the mission to spotlight new and exceptional voices in genre cinema and literature, ushering in the 2018 season of fear. A tribute screening and panel dedicated to late horror auteur George Aaron Romero will cap the festivities on Sunday, September 10th.

Feature films include Midnighters, helmed by “The Walking Dead” director Julius Ramsay and starring Starry Eyes’ Alex Essie; Red Christmas, a wild ride of an Ozploitation slasher starring genre legend Dee Wallace; 3 Dead Trick or Treaters, a dialogue-free Halloween anthology; and Happy Hunting, a high-octane survival horror film. Retro features also add color to the program, including a brand new 4K restoration of Mario Bava’s Giallo-birthing classic Blood and Black Lace. Over 60 short films spanning a variety of themes and scares will add spice to an already gripping horror event.

There will also be a panel of some of the genre’s most thrilling authors, including Bram Stoker Award winner Dennis Ecthison, who was asked by Stephen King to be the film consultant/historian for Danse Macabre. The panel will be followed by readings from the authors of selected short works. The next panel will tribute the legendary George A. Romero, who was a major influence on the festival and who passed away just this July.

The program can be viewed in detail at

Here is a quick look at the titles:

San Diego Creators Spotlight

  • 4:00pm – 4:40pm Uncharted Regions Radio Drama Premiere
  • 4:40pm – 4:51pm String!
  • 4:51pm – 5:02pm The Creep
  • 5:02pm to 5:11pm The Reunion
  • 5:11pm to 5:19pm That’s Final
  • 5:19pm to 5:44pm Assumption

Horror for Humanity Spotlight

  • 6:40pm 6:50pm Yesterday Is Tomorrow
  • 6:50pm to 7:07pm Transmission
  • 7:07pm to 7:44pm A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky

Feature Film Block: Midnighters

  • 8:15pm to 8:27pm Short Film: For a Good Time Call…
  • 8:27pm to 9:57 Opening Night Feature: Midnighters
  • 10:20 to 11:30 Reception

Saturday, September 9th

“Supernatural Monsters” Short Film Showcase

  • 11am to 11:10am Nite Time
  • 11:10 to 11:18am Void Chair
  • 11:18am to 11:37am Level
  • 11:37 to 11:41am Nightlight
  • 11:41am to 11:49am Bestia
  • 11:49am to 11:55am Sandman
  • 11:55am to 12:03pm Helen
  • 12:03pm to 12:17pm Call of Charlie
  • 12:17pm to 12:32pm Northleach Horror
  • 12:32pm to 12:42pm Three Skeleton Key

“The Loved Ones” Short Film Showcase

  • 1:15pm to 1:19 Eye Love You
  • 1:19pm to 1:24pm Filippa
  • 1:24pm to 1:28pm Stitched
  • 1:28pm to 1:43pm Nasty
  • 1:43pm to 1:56pm The Honeymoon
  • 1:56pm to 2:06pm A Father’s Day
  • 2:06pm to 2:16pm Born of Sin
  • 2:16pm to 2:23pm Your Date is Here
  • 2:23pm to 2:42pm Bride of Frankie
  • 2:42pm to 2:53 Blood Sisters
  • 2:53pm to 3:00pm We Together

Feature Film Block: 3 Dead Trick or Treaters

  • 3:30pm to 3:32pm Paul’s Bad Day
  • 3:32pm to 3:35pm Evil Nature
  • 3:35pm to 3:48pm Feeding Time
  • 3:48pm to 4:02pm Smile
  • 4:02pm to 5:16pm 3 Dead Trick or Treaters

Panel: Horror Literature in the 21st Century

LGBT Block Sponsored by TGGeeks and Co-presented by FilmOut SD

  • 7:30pm to 7:55pm Creatures of Whitechapel
  • 7:55pm to 9:22 Feature Film: B&B

Feature Film Block: Happy Hunting

  • 9:30pm to 9:34pm Short Film: Layers of Fear
  • 9:34pm to 9:45pm Short Film: Rotary
  • 9:45pm to 11:14pm Feature Film: Happy Hunting
  • 11:45pm After Party at Imperial House

Sunday, September 10th

“Body of Life and Death” Short Film Shortcase

  • 12pm to 12:04pm Of Talons and Teeth music video
  • 12:04pm to 12:09pm Flow
  • 12:09pm to 12:13pm Pinata
  • 12:13pm to 12:17pm Body Image
  • 12:17pm to 12:28pm Nail
  • 12:28pm to 12:36pm Excarnate
  • 12:36pm to 12:50pm Undress Me
  • 12:50pm to 1:07pm Caecilia
  • 1:07pm to 1:24 Adam Peiper
  • 1:24 to 1:31 Born Again
  • 1:31 to 1:48 Saint Frankenstein

“Dark Wish Fulfillment” Short Film Showcase

  • 2:15pm to 2:24pm Servant
  • 2:24 to 2:30 Don’t Call 630-296-7536
  • 2:30 to 2:44 Stolen
  • 2:44 to 2:47 Night In
  • 2:47 to 3:00 Dark Net
  • 3:00 to 3:05 Rites of Vengeance
  • 3:05 to 3:24 Downunder
  • 3:24 to 3:33 Girl #2
  • 3:33 to 3:57 Hush

Feature Film Block: Red Christmas

  • 4:30pm to 4:33pm Short Film: Tik Tik
  • 4:33pm to 4:44pm Short Film: Ready to Burst
  • 4:45pm to 6:15pm Feature Film: Red Christmas
  • 6:35pm to 7:50pm Dinner and Awards Ceremony
  • 7:50pm to 9:30 Retro Feature Film: Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace
  • 9:40pm to 11:30pm George A. Romero Tribute


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Breaking: Jurassic World 3 Stomps Into Theaters June 2021!



J.A. Bayona’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom doesn’t hit theaters until the June, but still, here comes Jurassic World 3!

Yes, Deadline just announced that the third entry in the massively successful Jurassic World series is going to be roaring into theaters come June 11, 2012.

Not only that but the film has already snagged a screenwriter in the form of Pacific Rim: Uprising co-writer Emily Carmichael, who will co-write along with Trevorrow.

The third entry’s script will be based off a story by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, who wrote the first two Jurassic World films together, and Steven Spielberg and Trevorrow will return to executive produce, along with producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley.

“It’s important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive,” said Trevorrow in a statement. “I’m thrilled with the tension and beauty J.A. has brought to Fallen Kingdom, and I know Emily will add another layer of emotion to the concluding chapter of our trilogy.”

There have been no casting confirmations just yet, but we will let you know as soon as we hear anything further! Are you excited for Jurassic World 3? Let us know below!

Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly. The film stars Chriss Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, and Isabella Sermon, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

Look for it in theaters on June 22, 2018.


It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission.

Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure, and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.


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Jordan Peele’s Next Genre Movie Begins Shooting Later This Year



I’m pretty sure that there aren’t many Jordan Peele haters out there.

The man is not only a brilliant comedian – as showcased in multiple seasons of his sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” – but the fact that he has earned Oscar nominations, along with boatloads of cash, for writing and directing his debut horror feature, Get Out, makes Peele damn near untouchable.

It is with this in mind that not only the horror community but the entire world are holding their breath in anticipation of Peele’s next film.

Well, today we have news on just that as Peele recently told THR that his next film will begin shooting later this year.

“I am currently writing it, and I’ll direct for Universal this year,” he said. “I’m just trying to entertain myself again.”

While the writer-director is being tighhtlipped about the details of his new film, he did tell the site that the new movie will tonally resemble Get Out.

“One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun genre of intrigue is my favorite,” he said. “That’s my sweet spot. So I think tonally it should resemble Get Out. That said, I want to make a completely different movie. I want to address something different than race in the next one.”

Again, I don’t think there are many people out there that aren’t intensely curious about what Peele cooks up next, so we will make sure to keep you guys up-to-date as word pours in. Until then let us know what you think of Jordan Peele below!

Get Out is nominated for multiple Oscars this year, and we will find out just which categories it wins come March 4, 2018.


Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined.


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Battle of the Hell Priests: Gary J. Tunnicliffe’s Idea for Hellraiser: Judgment Sequel



I think it’s safe to say that many of us were pleasantly surprised by director Gary J. Tunnicliffe’s Hellraiser: Judgment. The film was a fun blast of twisted horror, and Tunnicliffe’s performance as The Auditor was a killer addition to the Hellraiser lore.

But has the director thought about a sequel to his film? Not during shooting evidently.

I had no concept of a sequel, a spinoff, nothing at all,” the director told Screen Rant. “People suggest, ‘Oh, you’re trying to write a sequel for The Auditor and stuff like that.’ It’s like, ‘Are you f***ng kidding?’ I was just trying to swim to the other bank and survive without being eaten by the sharks.”

But now that filming is long over with, Tunnicliffe says he does have some ideas for a sequel.

I have thought about it afterward, what I think would be great fun,” he says. “Maybe a new Cenobite ruler comes in or takes over, and a new head priest comes in, and it’s not working out and clearly this person, this Cenobite’s not doing a great job. And underhandedly, The Auditor is leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for the guy who is Pinhead to find his way back, and he gets pulled in. And then it’s like, he turns up, and it’s like a showdown between the newly born Pinhead and this guy who’s taken over his mantle… we do a bit of a standoff, and it’s like a battle of the Hell priests.

Battle of the Hell priests? Pardon the pun, but Hell, yeah! Would you like to see Tunnicliffe’s Hellraiser sequel? Let us know below!

Hellraiser: Judgment stars Damon Carney, Randy Wayne, Alexandra Harris, Jeff Fenter, Helena Grace Donald, Grace Montie, John Gulager, Diane Goldner, Heather Langenkamp, and Paul T. Taylor as Pinhead.

The film is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital.

Special features:

  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Gag reel


The dreaded Pinhead returns in the next terrifying chapter of the classic Hellraiser series. Three detectives trying to stop a diabolical serial killer are sucked into a maze of otherworldly horror, where hellish denizens including the Auditor, the Assessor, and the Jury await to pass judgment.


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