Littleton, Colorado’s Mile High Horror Film Festival is happening this weekend, and Devolver Digital Films has announced that a 75-minute bundle of ten horror shorts plucked from the fest is now available nationwide on VOD.
From the Press Release:
Independent film label Devolver Digital Films has formed a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Alamo Drafthouse’s Mile High Horror Film Festival to release Mile High Horror Shorts, a compilation of top short films from the annual festival. The 75-minute collection of screamers and slashers has been curated by the festival’s director, Timothy Schultz, and is available this month on cable Video On Demand. The broadcast marks a milestone for the medium of short film, a format that rarely sees commercial distribution and has never achieved a nationwide VOD release.
“Short films are often just expensive calling cards for a filmmaker,” says Devolver Digital’s co-founder Mike Wilson. “Their length makes them hard to individually program to viewers, so they often just end up giving them away online and barely having them seen. But audiences love short films, and you see tremendous creativity in them at festivals like Mile High Horror. We think a cable bundle curated by a noted horror fanatic will help many more fans get to enjoy them.”
Mile High Horror Film Festival’s Timothy Schultz agrees, “Some of the talent seen in horror shorts really deserves notice. It’s always fun to share them with audiences at Mile High, so I love the idea that more people will be able to see them in a home theater setting, the next-best thing to being able to come to the fest.”
Devolver Digital Films is also offering horror fans in Austin (Devolver’s hometown) a cinematic option to see the shorts this Halloween season: On October 23 it will kick off “Devolver Digital Third Wednesdays at the Ocho,” a monthly event at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, with a screening of Mile High Horror Shorts.
Here are short descriptions of all ten films:
The Table directed by Shane Free
Two friends buy what looks to be an antique table before discovering it has a far more sinister purpose.
Velvet Road directed by L. Gustavo Cooper
In the racially charged South of the 1960’s, the black population of a small town is blamed for the spread of a virulent plague…
A Little Off The Top directed by Adam O’Brien
A hair stylist and his long lost, famous client reunite for a styling session down memory lane with unpleasant consequences for one of them.
White Room directed by Chris Chitaroni
Like many youngsters, Cindy believed there was something ominous lurking within her closet. Unfortunately she was right.
Bunny Boy directed by Brandon LaGanke
When a young child walks home from school, he encounters a strange-looking man in a full bunny costume lying in his back yard. The man is not moving and appears to be dead. Instead of fleeing, the child is intrigued and engages in a silent conversation. Little does he know, the man is not dead. On the contrary, he’s quite alive.
Nursery Crimes directed by L. Whyte
Rhymes with murder.
46 Miles directed by Brad Stabio
A hitchhiker looking for a ride gets picked up and more than he bargained for. As the driver of the car and the hitchhiker struggle through small talk, an awkward moment turns into genuine admiration, and the two find they have much more in common than they ever could have hoped.
Certified directed by Luke Guidici
In 1950’s rural America, a postman’s first day takes a terrifying turn when a precocious young girl tells him of her family’s horrible tragedy.
Incubator directed by Jimmy Weber
A young man wakes up in a bathtub full of ice and blood only to discover his problems have just begun. You’ve heard the urban legend… this is worse.
Gillespie directed by John Gibson
A businessman is confronted by his demons in the form of a door-to-door redemption salesman.
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