Everybody Dies in Orange County!

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We know you’re used to the finer things in life, Orange County, California: the beautiful weather, the bodacious babes, the glitz and glamour. Well, there’s a horror fest on the horizon that is going to strip away all the beauty that is Orange County and bring a little darkness to the area. Say hello to the Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival.

Scheduled for October 21-22, the Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival will be presenting two days of debauchery, and we’ve got the names of the first two films right in our grubby little paws. Both shorts, the first two films announced are Nowhere Road, a horror/thriller directed by Benjamin Dynice, and Horror Movies Suck, a horror/comedy helmed by John Mark Triplett.

Festival organizers have given Everybody Dies the tagline Orange County, you’ve got red on you. I think you can count on plenty of the red, red kroovy. Oh, and did I mention festival hostess Machete Betty? Va, va, va voom! Some impressive gams on her! Check out the festival website, and stay tuned to Dread Central for all the updates!

From the Press Release
Just in time for Halloween, a brand new horror film festival is coming to one of the most terrifying places in the world: Orange County, California! Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, the Brea Plaza Cinema will host the Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival. The fest will present a variety of independent short and feature films displaying everything from brain-chompin’ zombies to knife-wieldin’ crazy killers. The weekend will be presided over by the festival’s mistress of ceremony, the super sexy psychopath Machete Betty.

This week the festival is unveiling its frightening line-up, and the first two short films have been announced:

NOWHERE ROAD, directed by Benjamin Dynice and written by Ryan Parrott, is a horror thriller set in the outskirts of a lonely highway. This live action short was shot over four days in Canyon Country, putting its untrustworthy characters into the worst of situations. Cinematographer Michael Roy shot the film starring Jen Nikolaus, Mallory McGill, and Jacob Motsinger as the three hapless college kids. Matt Lasky and Sean Naughton fill the roles of the hillbillies that stop to pick up the trio on their way back from hunting a mountain lion. Nowhere Road is produced by Benjamin Dynice and Austin O’Brien.

HORROR MOVIES SUCK is the story of George, a horror movie geek who attempts to school his easily frightened roommate, Sam, on the ways of horror by showing him a rare underground film from the late 70’s called ‘Evil Comes to Soggy Bottom.’ The scares onscreen ignite our viewers’ fear as the legend of this film literally comes to life. Director John Mark Triplett says, “The concept originated from a conversation with a roommate who just didn’t understand the appeal of horror movies. As a horror movie fan, I’m well aware of the clichés and shortcomings of this genre and wanted to highlight those moments from a comedic perspective. The film plays out like a roller coaster, with the ups and downs reflected in the switching of perspectives from the guys watching the movie to the movie itself. Making this film was an all-out blast and one of the best experiences of my career.”

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