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THS 2017: Second Wave Introduces Tragedy Girls, Borley Rectory, and Reveals Special Guests

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It’s officially two weeks until the kick off of this year’s Telluride Horror Show and we couldn’t be more excited! But for those paying attention, only the first wave has been revealed…until now. We’re excited to bring you the first look at the second wave of films, events, and guests for this year’s festival, which are all a doozy!

Included in the second wave of films are the world premiere of Derelicts as well as Never Hike Alone, which is a fan tribute to Friday the 13th that we’ve heard nothing but amazing things about! Additionally, there will be the Colorado premieres of Tragedy Girls, Desolation, Cold Hell, and Psychopaths. On top of that, 14 additional shorts have been added to the festival.

In attendance will be Patrick Brice for Creep 2, Greg McLean for Jungle, John Dwyer on behalf of Confessions of a Serial Killer: Director’s Cut, and Tyler MacIntyre of Tragedy Girls. Author Jeremy Robert Johnson will be in attendance for a book signing and bonfire reading at the Horror Show’s second annual Creepy Campfire Tales.

Not to toot our own horns but I’ll be there on behalf of Dread Central to host a Horror Trivia event, which will feature some awesome prizes! This will be one of many exciting events to take place during the weekend of October 13th-15th, so be sure to check everything out below!

If you want to attend, tickets can be found right here.


FEATURES

BORLEY RECTORY
UK | 2017 | 71 min | Director: Ashley Thorpe
U.S. PREMIERE
Borley Rectory is an animated documentary chronicling what came to be known as “the most haunted house in England’. The legends attached to the rectory at Borley and famed paranormal investigator Harry Price’s subsequent investigations of them, caught the public’s imagination during the late 1920s in time becoming one of the world’s most notorious and influential ghost stories.

COLD HELL
Germany | 2017 | 92 min | Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
COLORADO PREMIERE
A young Turkish woman living in Vienna witnesses a murder in the neighboring apartment. But the murderer sees her too, and her life turns upside down as she tries to protect herself from the violent killer.

CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL KILLER: DIRECTOR’S CUT
USA | 1985/2016 | 106 min | Director: Mark Blair (AKA John Dwyer)
Followed by a Q&A with director John Dwyer
After a grisly discovery in the trunk of his stolen car and subsequent arrest, Daniel Ray Hawkins begins confessing to a long list of murders that he and his sidekick Moon Lewton committed as they crisscrossed America’s interstates. Told in flashback, Hawkins recounts in disturbing detail the killings of over 200 women as he calmly talks with a wise old county sheriff who cannot believe what he’s hearing.

CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL KILLER is the thinly veiled account of the chilling life and crimes of notorious serial killer Henry Lee Lucas and his side-kick Ottis Toole. CONFESSIONS was the first film about Henry Lee Lucas, completed in 1985. Independently produced in Austin, Texas, it was picked up for distribution by Roger Corman’s Concorde-New Horizons. Unfortunately, the film was shelved in the Concorde-New Horizons vault, unreleased in the U.S. until 1992. Through the years, despite multiple edited versions, CONFESSIONS developed a following in underground markets with illegal bootlegs. In 2016, the film rights reverted to its creator, allowing the film to finally be shown as it was originally intended.

DERELICTS
USA | 2017 | 74 min | Director: B.C. Glassberg
WORLD PREMIERE
Followed by Q&A with cast & crew
A strained suburban family’s Thanksgiving is disrupted by a gang of vicious vagrants. Barbarity abounds and secrets are brought to the table in this pitch black burlesque.

DESOLATION
USA | 2017 | 78 min | Director: Sam Patton
COLORADO PREMIERE
A young mother, her son, and her best friend venture into the remote wilderness to scatter her late husband’s ashes. On their trek home, they begin to realize that a lone hiker has been following them. A series of disturbing encounters forces the grieving family to confront their deepest fears when the stranger’s true motives are revealed.

NEVER HIKE ALONE
USA | 2017 | 55 min | Director: Vincente DiSanti
WORLD PREMIERE
Followed by Q&A with cast & crew
A fan tribute to Friday the 13th, Never Hike Alone follows an adventure blogger, Kyle McLeod (Andrew Leighty), who uncovers the long lost remains of Camp Crystal Lake while on a solo backpacking trip. Ignoring the campfire tales from his childhood, Kyle’s search turns deadly when he makes the grave mistake of crossing the path of Camp Blood’s legendary mass murderer, Jason Voorhees. Stranded in the forest with Jason on his heels, Kyle must push his survival skills to their limits if he hopes to survive the night. Otherwise, he’ll wind up another lost victim of the cursed camp.

PSYCHOPATHS
USA | 2017 | 81 min | Director: Mickey Keating
COLORADO PREMIERE
PSYCHOPATHS follows the soul of a recently executed serial killer as it descends back to earth and possesses his many followers beneath the full moon.

TRAGEDY GIRLS
USA | 2017 | 98 min | Director: Tyler MacIntyre
COLORADO PREMIERE
Followed by Q&A with director Tyler MacIntyre
Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot on the trail of a deranged local serial killer. After they manage to capture the killer and secretly hold him hostage, they realize the best way to get scoops on future victims would be to, you know, murder people themselves. As the @TragedyGirls become an overnight sensation and panic grips their small town, can their friendship survive the strain of national stardom? Will they get caught? Will their accounts get verified?


SHORTS

A MOTHER OF MONSTERS
Brazil | 2017 | 9 min | Director: Julia Zanin de Paula
COLORADO PREMIERE
A girl is allured by a circus troupe. Or is it a freak show?

ADMONITION
USA | 2017 | 9 min | Director: Alexander Mattingly
WORLD PREMIERE
A deaf woman cares for her dying mother, who one evening warns her that the Devil is coming for her.

DAEMON RUNNER
Australia | 2017 | 5 min | Director: Kiah Roache-Turner
COLORADO PREMIERE
Demon hunters track down and subdue a possessed girl. They use brutal force and killer technology to exorcise the demon … much ass-kicking will ensue.

GOODNIGHT, GRACIE
USA | 2017 | 4 min | Director: Stellan Kendrick
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
After Mom gets hacked to pieces by her latest lover, a devout child fights to escape the same fate.

NOTHING A LITTLE SOAP AND WATER CAN’T FIX
USA | 2017 | 9 min | Director: Jennifer Proctor
COLORADO PREMIERE
Using appropriated movies, this experimental found footage work deconstructs the representations of women in this domestic space as historically framed in popular film.

POSTAL
USA | 2016 | 3 min | Director: Kyle Klubal
COLORADO PREMIERE
A deranged mailman serial killer goes around murdering his victims one by one all according to his route while a group of teenagers on the mailman’s route come together and try to stop him.

ROTARY
USA | 2017 | 11 min | Director: Lorenzo P. Adams
COLORADO PREMIERE
In 1968, a young babysitter’s evening is interrupted by strange and unsettling occurrences.

SMASHED
Australia | 2017 | 13 min | Director: Sean Lahiff
COLORADO PREMIERE
Three teens abduct football hero Christian, so Dean can gain the attention of Christian’s girlfriend Jess. When the youths drive to the Australian bush, the prank swerves out of control, trapping the youths in a recurring nightmare.

SPOOKED
France | 2017 | 12 min | Directors: Emma Spook & Gil Gloom
COLORADO PREMIERE
Hell is other people…

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC
UK | 2017 | 5 min | Director: Thomas Hodge
COLORADO PREMIERE
A mother and daughter, playing games in the forest. Somebody’s watching. Somebody’s waiting. If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a grim surprise.

THE BLACK GHIANDOLA
USA | 2017 | 16 min | Directors: Catherine Hardwicke, Theodore Melfi, Sam Raimi
COLORADO PREMIERE
THE BLACK GHIANDOLA is the story of a young man risking his life to save a girl he has grown to love, after his family has been ‘killed’ in an apocalyptic world of zombies.

THE BLACK GHIANDOLA film fulfills the dream of 16-year-old Anthony Conti who suffered from stage four adrenal cortical cancer. He stars in the project along with Johnny Depp, J.K. Simmons, Laura Dern, David Lynch, Chad L. Coleman, Richard Chamberlain, Penelope Ann Miller, Keith Allan, Jade Pettyjohn, and Pritesh Shah. The film was directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures) and Sam Raimi (Spiderman Trilogy). Make A Film Foundation grants film wishes to children with serious or life-threatening medical conditions, helping them to create short film legacies by teaming them with noted actors, directors, and writers.

THE PASSENGER
Russian Federation | 2016 | 12 min | Director: Egor Abramenko
COLORADO PREMIERE
A Russian cosmonaut grapples with post-traumatic stress following his return from orbit. But that’s not all he’s brought back.

THIRD WHEEL
USA | 2017 | 4 min | Director: Daniel DelPurgatorio
U.S. PREMIERE
Susan has more than just skeletons in her closet.

WE TOGETHER
USA | 2016 | 7 min | Director: Henry Kaplan
A zombie is awakened.


ANIMATED SHORTS

THE HORROR….THE ANIMATED: Grisly, Ghastly Animated Shorts at Telluride Horror Show

DEAD HORSES
Spain | 2016 | 6 min | Directors: Marc Riba & Anna Solanas
COLORADO PREMIERE
In an isolated and unknown place during a war a child is forced to flee. On his way, he sees dead horses everywhere. Why? Why have the horses decided to kill themselves?

ZARR-DOS
Switzerland | 2017 | 7 min | Director: Bart Wasem
COLORADO PREMIERE
An epic and odd nightmarish comedy about the abuse of almighty power.


SPECIAL EVENTS

ICE SCREAM SOCIAL
(Open to 3-Day pass holders)
Free ice cream. Mingle with pass holders, filmmakers, and guests.

CREEPY CAMPFIRE TALES with JEREMY ROBERT JOHNSON
(Open to Public)
Bonfire and author reading.

KILLER KARAOKE PARTY
(Open to 3-Day Pass holders)

BOOK SIGNING with JEREMY ROBERT JOHNSON
(Open to Public)
Books available for purchase courtesy of Between the Covers Bookstore.

PIG ROAST
(Open to 3-Day Pass holders)
Free pig and sides. Cash bar. Located at OAK, Telluride’s local BBQ joint located at the base of the gondola.

HORROR TRIVIA presented by DREAD CENTRAL
(Open to 3-Day Pass holders)
Join Dread Central’s Jonathan Barkan and Brad McHargue for ten rounds of horror trivia madness. Win prizes! Drink beer! Get angry at your friends for getting the answer wrong! Only six players to a team.

LAST CALL AT THE LAST DOLLAR
(Open to 3-Day Pass holders)
If you’re still standing, join us for one last get-together!

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Ash Vs Evil Dead Seasons 1 and 2 Are Now Streaming on Netflix

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The last word we brought you guys on the upcoming third season of Starz’s “Ash vs Evil Dead” starring Bruce Campbell was when we shared the show’s all-new teaser trailer (below).

Today we have awesome news that the first two seasons are now streaming on Netflix!

So if you’ve been putting off watching the series (for some reason) or have been waiting until the day where you could just binge-watch the series in one grand swoop, then today is your day. There isn’t a better time than now. Just make sure you’re caught up come February.

Hell, yeah.

Are you excited to watch (or rewatch) the first two seasons of “Ash vs Evil Dead” on Netflix? Let us know below!

“Ash vs Evil Dead” stars Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, and Lucy Lawless. Campbell executive produces the series with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Ivan Raimi, and Rick Jacobson. Season 3’s new showrunners are Mark Verheiden and Moira Grant.

“Ash vs Evil Dead” season 3 hits STARZ Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Synopsis:

Ash has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind’s only hope.

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Guillermo del Toro’s Animated Series Trollhunters 2 Now Streaming on Netflix

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Netflix’s “Trollhunters” isn’t a series I’ve had the chance to check out for myself. Nothing against the kid’s horror series, I just haven’t had the time.

That said I’ve heard good word-of-mouth regarding the series and being that it comes from the mind of Guillermo del Toro it can’t be a total waste of time. Especially with a cast featuring Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun, and Anton Yelchin.

If you’re like me and haven’t given the show a go yet, then make sure to check out the following promos below and then make your mind up from there. You have to hand it to the series as it looks utterly stunning. Hope the actual content holds up. Only one way to find out!

“Trollhunters” is created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro. Executive producers include Marc Guggenheim, Rodrigo Blaas, Christina Steinberg, and Chad Hammes. Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman are co-executive producers.

Voice talent for includes Kelsey Grammer (“The Simpsons,” X-Men: The Last Stand), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead”), and Anton Yelchin (Fright Night).

“Trollhunters Part 2” is now streaming on Netflix.

Synopsis:

When ordinary teenager Jim Lake, Jr., stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world – right after gym class.

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Rob Lowe Plants The Bad Seed for Lifetime

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A new version of the much beloved classic The Bad Seed will soon be sprouting up on Lifetime television as Deadline is reporting that Rob Lowe is set to direct and star in a remake of the 1956 Oscar-nominated thriller.

This latest reimagining is penned by Barbara Marshall (Wish Upon) based on a best-selling novel by William March that was adapted as a long-running Broadway play. Lowe will star as a father who seems to have everything under control. But when a terrible tragedy takes place at his daughter, Emma’s, school, he is forced to question everything he thought he knew about his beloved girl. He slowly begins to question if Emma’s exemplary behavior is just a façade and whether she played a role in the horrific incident. When more strange things begin to happen, he’s faced with keeping a terrible secret to protect Emma but ultimately must stop her from striking again.

Lowe, The Wolper Organization’s Mark Wolper (“Bates Motel,” “Roots”), and Elizabeth Stephen executive produce. Preliminary casting is under way with production eyeing an early 2018 start.

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