Here’s the Feature Film Lineup for the 17th Annual NEW YORK CITY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

We’re getting an early look at the full lineup of feature films screening that this year’s New York City Horror Film Festival. Check it out below. Tickets will go on sale soon, HERE. In addition to the following films, the festival will honor Greg Nicotero (in person) with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The event happens between December 5th through 8th at Cinepolis Cinemas (8th Avenue and 23rd Street).

She Never Died
Director:  Audrey Cummings
NYS Premiere

Lacey, a socially detached loner is cursed with immortality and a never-ending tedium of existence. In her attempts to keep her compulsions in check, she seeks out the darkest souls humanity has to offer. Lacey must now face her own inner demons while simultaneously finding her next meal.

Blood Vessel
Director:  Justin Dix
NY Premiere

Somewhere in the North Atlantic, late 1945. A life raft adrift at sea, and in it, the survivors of a torpedoed hospital ship: With no food, water, or shelter, all seems lost – until an abandoned German minesweeper drifts ominously towards them, giving them one last chance at survival.

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Directors:  Daniel Woltosz, Walter Woltosz
NY Premiere

Chelsea, a lonely teenage high school girl, falls prey to a social media predator. She agrees to meet him at a Halloween warehouse party, where she is drugged and abducted. Chained in an underground shelter, Chelsea wakes up, and after being conditioned to behave, is allowed to stay in his fortified house with three other teenage girls. Chelsea soon discovers that Brad kills the girls he abducts while wearing a virtual reality camera helmet so that he can experience it again and again. Chelsea desperately attempts to convince the other girls to try to escape, but to have a fighting chance, she must push her morals and values beyond what she ever imagined.

To Your Last Death
Director:  Jason Axinn

After emerging as the sole survivor in a deadly revenge game set up by her father to punish his children, Miriam receives an offer from a supernatural entity to go back in time and try again. Now, Miriam must survive both her father’s blood lust and the Gamemaster’s ever-changing rules to save her siblings as she relives the worst night of her life.

Exorcism At 60,000 Feet
Director:  Chad Ferrin

On the last flight of a transatlantic passenger airliner, a priest, a rabbi and the airline crew team together to save a plane from a pandemic of demonic possessions on an international flight. The possessions are able to spread (like zombies) from passenger to passenger and eventually to the pilot. Can they land and survive this Exorcism at 60,000 feet?

Puppet Killer
Director:  Lisa Ovies
NY Premiere

Ten years after the disappearance of his step mom, Jaime and his friends head to his family cabin in the woods to celebrate the Christmas break. They soon realize the demons from Jaime’s past have been waiting for his return as they are forced to fight a psychotic killer obsessed with horror movie icons.

Director:  Tony Dean Smith
NYC Premiere

When you know your world is predetermined, it’s hard to care about your choices. This is true for James Odin. On a rain-soaked night in 1991, two cars collide, leaving all drivers dead on the scene, including the mother of the lone survivor — a child — James Odin. It’s a tragedy. But what’s more tragic is that seven-year-old James foresaw the accident happening two months prior. He tried to prevent it, but who’s going to believe a kid who claims to see the future? Twenty-plus years later, James is a product of the failed foster care system. Knowing that the events of his future are predestined, he’s getting by, using his ability for petty crime and cheap thrills. But when a pre-sentient vision reveals to him his own imminent murder, James must go on the run. Together with a new friend, Angela, he must change the fate he knows is fixed.

Star Light
Directors:  Mitchell Altieri & Lee Cummings
World Premiere

While skateboarding, a kind-hearted teenager, Dylan, crashes into a beautiful young woman who secretly turns out to be the World Famous Popstar, Bebe A. Love. Keeping her identity under wraps, Dylan takes Bebe to his best friend’s house for help. While he and his group of friends try to help this mysterious woman, unexplained events begin to occur within the home. And they only intensify when Bebe’s handler, Anton, shows up at their door and demands the teenagers return her immediately. When Dylan refuses fearing for Bebe’s safety, he unleashes a barrage of dire consequences that turns a fun graduation party into a night of living hell.

Swing Low
Director:  Teddy Grennan
NYC Premiere

The last old-growth forest on the Eastern Seaboard – a place far removed from civilization.  Harper Sykes finds herself a witness to something she doesn’t understand. Now they want to kill her. Will she become like them in order to survive? Or become something worse?

Directors:  Tom Colley, Danny Isaacs, Jon Dabach, Rob Margolies
NY Premier

A chilling horror/thriller anthology film, IMMORTAL boasts career-best performances from Tony Todd, Dylan Baker, Robin Bartlett, Samm Levine, and Agnes Bruckner. Thrown into the face of death only to emerge unharmed, the characters of Immortal are left staring at their lives in the face with uncertainty and fear like they’ve never imagined.

Director:  Zach Gayne

Michelle is in her early 30s. Linda is in her late 40s. Michelle is an interior designer and newlywed to Robert. Linda lives alone; she fills her days with painting and exercise classes. Seeking a new friend, Linda pursues Michelle after one of their classes together. When Linda coerces the reserved, deferential Michelle into visiting her home for a spontaneous interior design consultation, it quickly becomes clear that Linda has something more sinister on her mind than throw pillows.

Benny Loves You
Director:  Karl Holt
NY Premiere

Jack is desperately trying to find a new start in life, but when he throws away his childhood toy Benny, it’s a move that can only end in death.

Are you attending the 17th annual New York City Horror Film Festival in December? Which films are you most looking forward to seeing? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.



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