Telluride Horror Show 2014 Reveals First Wave of Films
The fifth annual Telluride Horror Show is getting set to kick off in Telluride, Colorado, next month, and right now we have the first batch of announced films for your perusal.
From the Press Release
The Telluride Horror Show is excited to announce the first batch of films for its 5th annual festival, scheduled for October 10-12, 2014, in beautiful Telluride, Colorado.
USA | 2013 | 94 min | Director: Christopher Schrack
Followed by a Q&A with director Christopher Schrack.
A couple camping in the woods believe they are in tremendous danger even though they can’t explain what is causing their terror.
BAG BOY LOVER BOY
USA | 2014 | 77 min | Director: Andres Torres
Bag Boy Lover Boy follows the lowly life of Albert, an oddball hotdog vendor who is shocked to find himself suddenly becoming the bizarre muse of enigmatic NYC photographer Ivan Worthington. But shocks come his way even more so when, amidst his role in Ivan’s disturbing photographs for which he poses, Albert finds out just how difficult it is to succeed in the art world, leading him to take some disturbing photographs of his own that suit his very unique – and very limited – skill set.
CLOSER TO GOD
USA | 2014 | 81 min | Director: Billy Senese
In this dark indie thriller, a genetic scientist creates the first human clone. But an earlier experiment threatens to destroy everything he’s built and puts his family in grave danger. This modern day Frankenstein story undertakes not only the complicated moral and social issues of human cloning but also the inevitability of evolutionary and technological change. From the director of THE SUICIDE TAPES (2011 Telluride Horror Show Official Selection) and INTRUDER (2012 Telluride Horror Show Official Selection).
Canada | 2014 | 83 min | Directors: Matt Wiele & Chad Archibald
The story of William Cassidy, who has been possessed by a horrible alien presence for the past 40 years. Joe Sullivan, a documentary filmmaker, sets out to discover exactly what is haunting Cassidy. The two men witness a UFO crash on the eve of an historic solar storm and must survive a terrifying alien life form that’s now hunting them both. An anonymous militia group will stop at nothing to unearth the truth behind what happened to the men that night and prove to the world that we were never alone in the universe. Starring Julian Richings (Man of Steel, “Supernatural”), Lisa Houle (PontyPool), and Adam Seybold (Exit Humanity) and written by Tony Burgess (PontyPool).
THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT
USA | 214 | 92 min | Director: Bobby Roe
Followed by a Q&A with cast & crew.
Beneath the fake blood and cheap masks of countless haunted house attractions across the country, there are whispers of truly terrifying alternatives. Looking to find an authentic, blood-curdling good fright for Halloween, five friends set off on a road trip in an RV to track down these underground Haunts. Just when their search seems to reach a dead end, strange and disturbing things start happening, and it becomes clear that the Haunt has come to them…
UK | 2014 | 84 min | Director: Ed Boase
Three roommates buy a haunted mirror on eBay in the hope of filming spooky goings-on and claiming the One Million Dollar Paranormal Prize offered by the James Randi Foundation. Their desire to win the prize money blinds them to the evil forces they have brought into their world, which exact a terrible revenge.
USA | 2014 | 90 min | Director: Richard Bates, Jr.
Raymond has a prestigious MBA, but he can’t find work. He can channel the paranormal, but chatting with a cute girl mystifies him. Kicked out of his big city apartment, Raymond returns home to his overbearing mother, ex-jock father, and beer-bellied classmates. But when a vengeful ghost terrorizes the small town, the city-boy recruits Becca, a badass local bartender, to solve the mystery of the spirit threatening everyone’s lives. From the director of EXCISION (2012 Telluride Horror Show Official Selection).
Canada | 2014 | 79 min | Director: Lowell Dean
WOLFCOP follows Lou Garou (Leo Fafard), an alcoholic cop who tends to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings. However, lately things have taken a strange turn. Crime scenes seem oddly familiar; Lou’s senses are heightened; and when the full moon is out, he’s a rage-fueled werewolf. WOLFCOP is one cop’s quest to become a better man… one transformation at a time.
France | 2013 | 10 min | Director: Didier Philippe
Claire lives alone in a large apartment. Her fear of the outside world stops her from going out and letting people in. One day she discovers evidence revealing that a man lives in her home. The presence of that man becomes more and more threatening…
USA | 2014 | 8 min | Director: Christopher Todd
A distinguished chef stows himself away in the privacy of his own home to explore his dark culinary desires.
UK | 2013 | 5 min | Director: Toby Meakins
A young man falls in love with a ghost you can only see when you don’t breathe…
Sweden | 2013 | 2 min | Director: David F. Sandberg
A woman discovers that her camera phone can see the future. And the future does not look good for her.
Canada | 2014 | 17 min | Director: Stephen W. Martin
A young mortician will give his heart away to find true love. A whimsical, Gothic bedtime story filled with love, loss, taxidermy, kung fu, and biker werewolves.
USA | 2013 | 18 min | Director: Brian Crano
A butcher loses his dog.
DON’T BE AFRAID; IT’S ONLY DEATH
USA | 2013 | 6 min | Directors: Rutherford Belleview & Mortimer Leech
This new music video from Boulder, Colorado’s The Widow’s Bane follows a newly dispatched bride as she ventures beyond death and into the world between worlds.
Ireland/Finland | 2013 | 16 min | Director: Lee Cronin
Once a year estranged brothers Michael and Peter make a reluctant pilgrimage to the old fairground where their friend Sam went missing three decades ago. This time Michael has a secret to confess.
USA | 2014 | 19 min | Director: Alexander Harrison Jacobs
A parody of the original “Twilight Zone” series, satirizing the tropes of 1960’s science fiction from a modern day perspective. Nancy Adams, “twenty-something,” drives cross-country to Hollywood, pursued by an unrelenting stranger whom no one else can see.
USA | 2014 | 18 min | Director: Jon Braver
Dr. Elijah Lowell, the brilliant and now banished neuro-psychologist, sees no other option but to use the controversial device he created to enter his wife’s unconscious mind and attempt to pull her out of her 5-year coma.
THE LAST MAN
UK | 2014 | 20 min | Director: Gavin Rothery
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Sergeant Jacob Stanton, a Deep Reserve soldier, is awoken from stasis to find the world completely destroyed. Venturing into the wasteland, he is faced with the devastating loneliness of being the last man alive.
Sweden | 2013 | 3 min | Director: David F. Sandberg
A woman getting ready for bed discovers that she may not be alone in her apartment when she turns off the lights.
USA | 2013 | 5 min | Director: Michael J Marino
After painfully passing a kidney stone, a man discovers that a new breed of monster has invaded his home with deadly intentions.
USA | 2014 | 5 min | Director: Nick Phillips
Two teenage sisters in 1970’s suburbia take an 8mm camera into the local abandoned house.
Australia | 2014 | 8 min | Director: Daniel Flood
Following a disastrous contamination, a rescue worker searches for survivors, salvaging what she can.
USA | 2014 | 21 min | Director: Chloe Okuno
A dark coming of age thriller about a 16-year-old misfit named Maddy who lives alone with her grandmother in a small town in Texas. When Maddy crosses paths with an older, charismatic Stranger – a fellow misfit who’s passing through town – her quiet, monotonous life takes a dangerous turn.
UK | 2014 | 15 min | Director: Ben Steiner
Frank’s had enough. A spirit medium whose unique and grotesque method of channeling the dead is putting his own life at risk. He wants out. But others, in this world and the next, have plans of their own. Part body-horror, part ghost-story, The Stomach is a unique tale of supernatural noir.
TUCK ME IN
Spain | 2014 | 1 min | Director: Ignacio F. Rodó
Alex asks his father to tuck him in, but that’s not the only thing he asks for…
Australia | 2014 | 10 min | Director: Ryan Coonan
When a local ranger in a small country town finds an unidentified algae overwhelming the water supply, he knows that something’s not right. But it’s not until the sun goes down that he discovers the true extent of the danger – it seems the town is about to experience the effects of a mysterious infection that turns not only humans – but animals too – into zombies. Australian wildlife has never been so terrifying…
UK | 2013 | 2 min | Director: Michelle Fox
A short dark comedy about a baby with a monstrous appetite.
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