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Chicago Horror Film Festival

2019 Festival Dates

SEPTEMBER 28-29 2019

OUR 2019 VENUE

THE COMEDY BAR
500 N LaSalle Dr
Chicago, IL 60654

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2018 FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE!

Our 2018 Film Festival will featured more than 80 films on 2 screens!  Check out the complete schedules for both screens below!

2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - SCREEN 1

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH 3PM-10PM SCREEN 1

03:00PM DOORS OPEN

03:30PM FESTIVAL BLOCK A 120M

  • FACELESS 16M
  • NOWHERE MIND 105M

06:00PM FESTIVAL BLOCK B 120M

  • REVISIT 8M
  • SAFE 8M
  • BREAKING WHEEL 11M
  • IN A MOMENT 94M

08:30PM FESTIVAL BLOCK C 120M

  • DARK NIGHT 11M
  • JAGGED LITTLE PILL 19M
  • BLOODLINES 91M

10:30PM END OF FESTIVAL DAY 1

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH 12PM-10PM SCREEN 1

12:00PM DOORS OPEN

01:00PM FESTIVAL BLOCK D 120M

  • THE LAST STOP 7M
  • FETCH 28M
  • MUSE 87M

03:30PM FESTIVAL BLOCK E 120M

  • BIRTHDAY 15M
  • SENSES 22M
  • ALL LIGHT WILL END 84M

06:00PM FESTIVAL BLOCK F 120M

  • DEADLY DAMSEL 13M
  • BLAME IT ON TOBY 48M
  • LEAVE BLOWER MASSACRE 2 60M

08:30PM FESTIVAL BLOCK G 120M

  • LUNCH LADIES 19M
  • AWAKE 19M
  • PROXY KILL 83M

10:30PM END OF FESTIVAL DAY 2

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH 12PM-9PM SCREEN 1

12:00PM DOORS OPEN

01:00PM FESTIVAL BLOCK H 120M

  • SHADOW OF MINE 1M
  • PERSONAL DEMONS 36M
  • THE NURSERY 83M

03:30PM FESTIVAL BLOCK I 120M

  • MARTON OF HONOR 11M
  • BALLOON 14M
  • EMIKO 15M
  • HIDE IN THE LIGHT 81M

06:00PM FESTIVAL BLOCK J 120

  • ONE-ARMED RABBIT 7M
  • THE FOURTH WALL 37M
  • DEADTHIRSTY 77M

08:30PM AWARDS PRESENTATION

09:30PM CLOSE OF FESTIVAL DAY 3

 

*PLEASE NOTE: Schedule is subject to change without notification.

2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - SCREEN 2

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH 3PM-10PM SCREEN 2

03:00PM DOORS OPEN

03:30PM FESTIVAL BLOCK A 120M

  • FEAR NO EVIL 1M
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR 15M
  • THE NEW WORLD HORROR 104M

06:00PM FESTIVAL BLOCK B 120M

  • AMERICAN BARBARIAN 46M
  • AT SUNRISE 75M

08:30PM FESTIVAL BLOCK C 120M

  • RED WHITE & BOO 6M
  • EAST HELL 8M
  • SCREAM WITH ME 18M
  • 1922 SILENT HORROR FILM CLASSIC "NOSFERATU" 88M

10:30PM END OF FESTIVAL DAY 1

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH 12PM-10PM SCREEN 2

12:00PM DOORS OPEN

01:00PM FESTIVAL BLOCK D 120M

  • SOCKMONSTER 5M
  • SHORT LEASH 16M
  • PAWN 19M
  • KILLER KATE! 80M

03:30PM FESTIVAL BLOCK E 120M

  • SPECTRAPHOBIA 4M
  • KNOCK KNOCK 3M
  • KNOCK KNOCK 6M
  • THE BALL 7M
  • THE CLOWNS 8M
  • HUNTER 92M

06:00PM FESTIVAL BLOCK F 120M

  • NETFLIX & CHILL 7M
  • DEVILS NIGHT 10M
  • GHOSTED 10M
  • DYLAN 12M
  • SCARY STORIES 82M

08:30PM FESTIVAL BLOCK G 120M

  • BORDER LINE 7M
  • BELOW DECKS 12M
  • PEOPLE DIE IN THIS MOVIE 12M
  • SCREAMING AT STARS 12M
  • FROM THE DEAD 80M

10:30PM END OF FESTIVAL DAY 2

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH 12PM-9PM SCREEN 2

12:00PM DOORS OPEN

01:00PM FESTIVAL BLOCK H 120M

  • THE CHAINS 2M
  • INSIDE THE HOUSE 4M
  • BLOODY GLOVE BOX 5M
  • THE LIFT 8M
  • HERE WE COME 8M
  • ZOMBIE BITES WEREWOLF 9M
  • THE CAMPUS 85M

03:30PM FESTIVAL BLOCK I 120M

  • PARALYSIS 4M
  • DAEMON RUNNER 5M
  • OPEN CASKETS: YOUR TURN 6M
  • FATHER'S DAY 7M
  • FOREWORD 8M
  • UNINVITED 10M
  • THUNDER BAY 10M
  • DISSOLVED: A GAME OF TRUTH 70M

06:00PM FESTIVAL BLOCK J 120

  • TWINKLE TWINKLE 5M
  • HEAD LIGHT 6M
  • IT'S DAVE 8M
  • HEAD TRIP 8M
  • BAD HOMBRES, BEST MAN 8M
  • A BRILLIANT MONSTER 86M

08:30PM AWARDS PRESENTATION (IN SCREEN 1 ROOM)

09:30PM CLOSE OF FESTIVAL DAY 3

 

*PLEASE NOTE: Schedule is subject to change without notification.

CHFF 2019 To Be Hosted in Dekalb, IL

After an exhausted search for a Chicago venue to host our long running event, we regret that we have come up short and are now out of time to secure something.

With that said, we have secured the Lincoln and Illinois Rooms at the Red Roof Inn in Dekalb, IL for our 2018 festival. This will include a discounted room rate for CHFF visitors.

We will screen films on two screens to offer more filmmakers the opportunity to screen.

Hosting this festival outside of Chicago is obviously not ideal and we recognize that and have worked constantly to avoid moving it out of the city. Our search does not end here, it continues as we try to secure something for our 2019 event. If we come up short on a Chicago venue for our 2019 festival, we will likely retire CHFF forever or offer it for sale to see if a corporate company with financial backing would like to buy the event. Or it could very well be the end.

Thank you all for your understanding, support and ongoing efforts to help keep this festival alive.

2018 Award Winners!

2018 Award Nominees

BEST FEATURE

  • HUNTER
  • BLOODLINES
  • KILLER KATE
  • SCARY STORIES
  • NOWHERE MIND

BEST SHORT

  • SAFE
  • BALLOON
  • THE CHAINS
  • THE LIFT
  • DAEMONRUNNER

BEST DIRECTOR

  • BEN NISSEN - NOWHERE MIND
  • ELLIOT FELD - KILLER KATE
  • WILLIAM BUTLER - THE LIFT
  • JOHN BOROWSKI - BLOODLINES
  • TIM EARNHEART - SAFE

BEST WRITER

  • JON LECOURIS - THUNDER BAY
  • BEN NISSEN - NOWHERE MIND
  • MICHAEL MIDDLEKOOP - NETFLIX & CHILL
  • THE LIFT - WILLIAM BUTLER
  • TIM EARNHEART - SAFE

BEST ACTOR

  • TOM FITZPATRICK - THE LIFT
  • NEIL STEVENS - SPECTROPHOBIA
  • WILLIAM MCCARTHY - BAD HOMBRES, BEST MEN
  • PATRIAC COAKLEY - NOWHERE MIND
  • WULF HOGAN - FOREWORD

BEST ACTRESS

  • GABRIELA ORTEGA - UNINVITED
  • COLLEEN MILLER - ONE ARMED RABBIT
  • ASHLEY PEREIRA - ALL LIGHT WILL END
  • AIMEE CARRERO - DYLAN
  • DANICA O'NEILL - BREAKING WHEEL

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • THE CHAINS
  • FEAR NO EVIL
  • ALL LIGHT WILL END
  • BIRTHDAY
  • INSIDE THE HOUSE

BEST EDITING

  • SHADOW OF MINE
  • PARALYSIS
  • THE FOURTH WALL
  • SPECTROPHOBIA
  • SAFE

BEST SOUND

  • BALLOON
  • THE CHAINS
  • THE LIFT
  • FEAR NO EVIL
  • BAD HOMBRES, BEST MEN

BEST MUSIC

  • ALL LIGHT WILL END
  • SAFE
  • INSIDE THE HOUSE
  • FEAR NO EVIL
  • BELOW DECKS

BEST FX

  • SENSES
  • DAEMONRUNNER
  • THE LIFT
  • THE CHAINS
  • FEAR NO EVIL

DIRECTORS CHOICE

  • RED WHITE & BOO
  • BALLOON
  • DISSOLVED: A GAME OF TRUTH
  • THE LIFT
  • SPECTROPHOBIA 

SHORT SCREENPLAY CONTEST

  • MY KIND OF TOWN BY LAWRENCE WHITENER
  • BABY CINDY BY DECLAN MAYFAIR
  • THE HERMIT & THE AUTOMATONS BY JOE WAKEFIELD
  • THE DRIVE-BY VENTRILOQUIST BY MANINDER CHANA
  • WHEN IT'S DARK OUT BY ERIC LAROCCA

*Award Winners will be announced at the end of the festival. Winners in attendance will be presented a certificate. Those not in attendance will be sent a digital certificate to print by email. Winners will also be posted on ChicagoHorrorFest.com within 48 hours of the close of the festival.
 
** Our Selection / Awards Procedure: Festival Director / Producers make official selections for the festival by vote. Official Selections are then screened/graded by 5 different judges and given an overall grade on a 10 point scale for each of the qualifying award categories (with the exception of the “Directors Choice Award”). All judges points are then added together to give it a grade. The top 4 films by grade points in each category are then considered an award nominee and listed on this page. The film with the highest grade in each category is considered and announced that category’s award winner at the festival. In the event of a tie for highest grade, the festival director and festival producer will vote on the tied films giving the majority vote the award. In the event that one of the festival production staff are involved in one of the films involving a tie, a 3rd party will be selected to vote in place of the production staff member involved.
 
**** The Festival Directors Choice Award nominees are the Film Festival Directors top 5 choice films of the festival. The Directors Choice Award is presented at the festival to the Directors favorite film of the festival. (Any film that the festival director is personally involved in at any level is not eligible for this award.)

2018 Official Film Selections!

Our 2018 Official Film Selections will be announced very soon! This season's festival is packed with more than 80 films over 3 days! Stay tuned for all the dirty details!

ONE-ARMED RABBIT

A fallen, fighter pilot awakes in the desert. She soon realizes she is not alone, or is she?

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK J

 

LEAF BLOWER MASSACRE 2

After witnessing the brutal murders in the Ravenswood area, two detectives step upon one of most prolific serial killer in history.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK F

 

UNINVITED

A couple finds themselves fighting for their lives after an uninvited guest arrives.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK I

 

THE FOURTH WALL

A struggling private investigator follows a trail of disturbing video tapes left behind by a masked psychopath in order to track down a missing girl.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK J

 

IT'S DAVE

After Jim, a regular office employee, runs into his old friend Dave at a grocery store; his life spirals into an intense, anxiety-driven nightmare.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK J

 

BREAKING WHEEL

A grieving woman desperately hunts for her fiance, who vanished under abrupt and mysterious circumstances.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK B

 

SENSES

When an abused woman in a dead end relationship reaches a breaking point, a supernatural force grows within her and begins killing off everything she hates — including herself.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK E

 

DEVIL'S NIGHT

A group of kids get into trouble messing around with a local legend on the night before Halloween.

its kind of a throwback to " Are you afraid of the dark" but with blood.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK F

 

MATRON OF HONOR

A bride wants everything to be perfect on her big day - but when Megan arrives at her salon appointment, her bridal party is already gone and her stylist is not who she seems to be. By the time Megan notices that something is off, it might be too late.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK I

 

REVISIT

A lost woman revisits the sins of her past in her family's vacant home.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK B

 

SAFE

Three masked intruders break into a Woman's home to retrieve an item from her safe. But what they get is much more than they bargained for.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK B

 

PARALYSIS

Diana, a young mother, fears what comes in the night.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK I

 

HEAD TRIP

A mysterious driver with an even more mysterious cargo commits a gruesome act

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK J

 

BLOODY GLOVE BOX

A psychopathic robbery killer wearing a hoodie is now fleeing in the city and committing crimes constantly. At this moment, a man wearing a hoodie is carrying a girl in red. When all the traces in his car reveal that he is the murderer, he is killed by the girl. It turns out that the girl is the killer.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK H

 

THE LIFT

A woman driving a ride share car gets more than she bargained for

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK H

 

PERSONAL DEMONS

Pandora’s party-girl lifestyle lands her in rehab… again. The actress becomes tabloid fodder, and producers are reluctant to hire her. The sole role she’s offered is in a low-budget horror movie. When her aunt dies, Pandora inherits a Victorian mansion and retreats there to study her lines. It seems that Aunt Elinor dabbled in magic, according to a local yokel. A mysterious incantation in the script unleashes a vengeful demon. He’s hell-bent on seducing the not-so-innocent Pandora, who can resist everything but temptation. With the help of her dead aunt, Pandora desperately fights for her sobriety, her sanity, and ultimately her very soul.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK H

 

ALL LIGHT WILL END

Young, successful horror novelist Savannah Martin’s new book is taking the genre by storm. Her father, the police chief of her small hometown, investigates murders and foul play too grim for their bucolic life. As she and her friends settle in for a relaxing weekend at her childhood home, the dark secret at the crux of Savannah’s success stirs in her dreams and seeps into her reality. Amidst sexual tensions and fireside stories, Savannah’s despondency and her father’s case collide with gruesome and horrifying reveals, leaving little distinction between the subconscious and reality.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK E

 

OPEN CASKETS E03: YOUR TURN

In this episode of the anthology series, Open Caskets, Chelsea rushes home with stomach trouble, but that's just the beginning of her troubles tonight.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK I

 

IN A MOMENT

Matt Peterson looks for love with a mysterious partner on the internet while a gang of small town criminals travel through the countryside looking to make fast cash by means of home invasions. 
Matt's life is filled with pain and this flicker of love in his heart may be the only thing left to save himself. He's prepared to not let anything stop him by any means necessary.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK B

 

BAD HOMBRES, BEST MEN

A fake mariachi wedding band has a disturbing way of ensuring newlyweds remain together forever. . .

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK J

 

HERE WE COME

A man battles through what is real and what is not during an evening.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK H

 

RED WHITE & BOO

Shortly after a woman leaves work on Halloween night, something unexpected is waiting for her...

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK C

 

PEOPLE DIE IN THIS MOVIE 

A short student film about 5 teenagers who have to put aside their differences to make it out of spring break alive.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK G

 

THE LAST STOP

A pest exterminator meets his worst nightmare.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK D

 

FEAR NO EVIL

A boy faces fear.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK A

 

FETCH

Did Anyone call a cab? 
Natasha is forced to catch a cab service after running late to go out with her friends. Will this be the cab from hell? 

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK D

 

HIDE IN THE LIGHT

An adventurous group of friends dare to break into the abandoned orphanage and quickly find themselves trapped and fighting against unnatural forces.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK I

 

NOWHERE MIND 

Ivan performs experimental meditation to induce out-of-body experiences that might allow him to escape the clutches of a mysterious illness. A chance encounter with two old friends may provide him with an unexpected route to a cure.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK A

 

NETFLIX & CHILL

After months of flirting and texting, a young guy finally gets the message he's been waiting for: the girl of his dreams invites him over. Her parents are gone for the weekend and she’s down for a romantic night on the couch. As the night progresses, one guy hoping to get lucky finds out that there's more at stake than his virginity.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK F

 

BELOW DECKS

A young woman moves onto a sailboat in an effort to leave behind her traumatic past.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK G

 

FOREWORD

A famous author is struggling to finish his next novel and discovers a postcard he has mailed to himself from the future warning of an upcoming danger.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK I

 

DEADLY DAMSEL

When two of the cities worst super-villains kidnap a city councilmen, its up to the Deadly Damsel to save him before the curtains fall.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK F

 

EMIKO

An affable caretaker watches over a deeply ill young woman only to discover a far more sinister force revealing itself.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK I

 

KNOCK KNOCK 

When trouble comes knocking, the last place you want to be is home alone...

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK E

 

INSIDE THE HOUSE 

It's best to keep your eyes open when you're home alone.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK H

 

FATHER'S DAY

A boy, raised to be evil, grows up to get his revenge...

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK I

 

ZOMBIE BITES WEREWOLF 

A hapless werewolf is bitten by a zombie on the day of a full moon. High jinks ensue.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK H

 

BIRTHDAY 

An abusive nurse wanders through the halls of a nursing home. She integrates her salary by secretly selling prescription drugs to junkies and stealing from the most vulnerable patients. The only thing she hates more than her job is old people...

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK E

 

FACELESS 

A story about a woman who wears a mask to hide her depression/Insecurity, But she soon realizes she must find the strength to escape its clutches before it traps her forever.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK A

 

SCREAMING AT STARS 

On one of their first dates, Lilly and Craig gaze up at the night sky. Craig affectionately tells Lilly about star light, how the mere act of looking into the cosmos is a kind of transcendence. Craig a brilliant young scientist will soon be embarking on a another kind of transcendence. He has discovered how to travel to parallel dimensions. The achievement proves to be quite lucrative and the young couple find themselves basking in newfound affluence. Good looking, romantic, funny, and now wealthy; Craig is the man of Lilly’s dreams. But as Craig spends more time working on his interdimensional traveling device, his habits, demeanour, and even his memories begin to change. Lilly begins to question if the person sleeping next to her at night is the same Craig she fell in love with. Is it the same Craig at all? As Lilly desperately tries to understand what reality her boyfriend is now in, she becomes lonely and isolated, loosing sense of her own. Lilly’s tormenting thoughts and Craig’s apathy toward her fears, force Lilly to question everything she knows about her boyfriend, herself, love and existence. Lilly decides the only path to solace is a path of death. 

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK G

 

BALLOON

Penny and her therapist battle her phobia of balloons through psychological experimentation. However, it's not the balloon itself... it's the clown-like serial killer it represents.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK I

 

DARK NIGHT 

Unable to control her feelings, this obsessed student wants to express her feelings to her professor. But when she's rejected, she decides that if it's not her, it's no one 

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK C

 

THE NURSERY

When college freshman Ranae agrees to babysit for a family with a tragic past, her run-of-the-mill Saturday night quickly turns into a confrontation with unspeakable horror. Stalked by a sinister presence and haunted by ghosts from her own past, Ranae and her friends must confront an angry, evil spirit determined to hunt them down one-by-one on a deliberate march toward its ultimate prey in THE NURSERY.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK H

 

JAGGED LITTLE PILL

Trapped in a small closet, a young woman is psychologically tortured by an unknown stranger. Blaring music designed to unhinge her and photos and pills slipped under the door are her only contact with her capture. Will she remain strong enough to survive?

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK C

 

RAVE PARTY MASSACRE

On the eve of an abandoned hospital’s demotion, evil walks its empty corridors to the pulsating echo of 150 beats per minute. It’s 1992, an uncertain time of uprising, of violent revolution against the so-called New World Order. When Rachel, Branson, and others attend an illegal rave party held in the facility, they encounter the malevolent presence lurking within. A hallucinogenic drug nightmare infused with illicit partying and forbidden sex, these young ravers will soon discover the murderous world of the DeadThirsty.

Formerly Titled "DeadThirsty"

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK J

A BRILLIANT MONSTER

*NO SYNOPSIS PROVIDED

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK J

 

DAEMONRUNNER 

Demon hunters track down and subdue a possessed girl. They use brutal force and killer technology to exorcise the demon and blow it back to Hell.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK I

 

LUNCH LADIES  

Two burnt out high school Lunch Ladies do whatever it bloody takes on their quest to become Johnny Depp's personal chefs.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK G

 

DISSOLVED: A GAME OF TRUTH  

A No holds barred board game, revolving around telling the truth, has now been taken up by Gian Vander, an AA male hosting a reconnecting game night. But, with the past looming, and a dangerous hidden agenda in play...

Tonight, Honesty will NOT be the best policy.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK I

 

MUSE 

A painter's life is forever changed when a mythical and deadly spirit from Celtic lore (a Leannán Sí) becomes his muse and lover.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK D

 

the new world horror 

The New World Horror tells the story of eight strangers who find life turned upside down when a group of right-wing political extremists release a demonic virus from hell. It's Night of the Living Dead-meets-Evil Dead as the survivors band together to fend off the approaching End Times.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK A

 

BLOODLINES

Vincent  Castiglia  paints  in  human  blood.  The  haunting,  yet  beautiful,  images  are  of  human  bodies  in  various  forms  of  decay.  The  reasons  why  Castiglia  began  painting  in  blood  are  explored  in  this  emotional  rollercoaster  ride  portrayed  on  film.    Margaret  Cho,  who  commissioned  Vincent  to  paint  her  portrait  in  her  blood,  is  interviewed  in  the  film  as  well  as  celebrities  Gregg  Allman,  Damien  Echols,  Kerry  King  and  Gary  Holt  of  the  heavy  metal  band  Slayer,  record  executive  Michael  Alago,  and  numerous  others  including  filming  in  the  studio  and  museum  of  legendary  artist  H.R.  Giger,  who  designed  the  iconic  creature  for  the  Alien  movies.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK C

 

THE BALL 

A girl awaits her boyfriend to take her to the town ball when a sinister force stops her departure.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK E

 

PROXY KILL 

A survivor of violent crime descends into a world of murder and lies when he partners with a woman claiming to be his confidant for her own nefarious gains.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK G

 

THE CAMPUS 

A man's debt to the devil is passed to his estranged daughter. Now she’s trapped in a never ending cycle of terror, as she’s killed over and over, each time losing a piece of her soul.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK H

 

OCCAM'S RAZOR

Set in 1851, a post-mortem photographer is called into a small community where dozens of children have mysteriously died. He soon realizes the spirits of the deceased are trying to communicate to him, leading him to uncover the town’s dark and twisted secret.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK A

 

FROM THE DEAD

After Janie accidentally murders her husband during disputed infidelity over a stripper, her husband's brother introduces her to an Aztec spell that resurrects him from the dead; Unfortunately, he returns to take revenge.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK G

 

EAST HELL

A horror-comedy, shot entirely on iPhone, about two teenage goths that try to summon a demon using a satanic ritual they found on Reddit.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK C


 

 

GHOSTED

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When an attractive woman visits a therapist to rid herself of the love-sick ghost that's haunting her, she realizes she's going to have to take matters into her own hands.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK F

 

DYLAN

When Martiza comes home to find her boyfriend's college buddy visiting, she slowly begins to suspect that something is a bit...off.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK F

 

THE CLOWNS 

During a towns craze on Halloween night, a struggling couple are victimized by a killer clown.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK E

 

AT SUNRISE 

A trio of serial killers' plan goes awry when one of their sisters shows up at the house of their most recent target

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK B

 

PAWN 

A single mother works to protect her daughter from a mysterious yet familiar figure.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK D

 

SOCK MONSTER  

As Anne deals with the loss of her daughter, she finds out exactly where the socks go when they disappear in the dryer.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK D

 

SCARY STORIES  

This documentary explores the history and background of one of the most controversial works of modern children’s literature: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. In the 1980s and 1990s in elementary libraries across the United States these books developed a growing interest from boys and girls who were taken in by the gothic tales, the whimsical tone, and the ghostly illustrations. Now the Scary Stories book series stands as the most challenged children’s book of the last 30 years and a testament to the power of something that is often taken for granted: a good scary story. 

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK F

BORDER LINE 

In the border between the two countries, only one soldier of each country in the guard, amidst the flames of war, soldiers are trying to prove their own country to each other. A man who was almost intrude the border by mistake, a spoiled chess broke the usual tranquility.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK G

 

HUNTER 

Haunted by demons real and imagined, a young homeless man grapples with the brutal cold of a Chicago winter and the brutal truth of the supernatural figures that slaughtered his family to rise above being the victim, and become the Hunter.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK E

 

KILLER KATE! 

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Estranged sisters - Kate and Angie - reconnect during a seemingly innocent bachelorette party that turns into a night of murder and mayhem.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK D

 

DEATH METAL  

DEATH METAL is a horror feature about a metal band that uses an ancient piece of music as the basis for their new album... not knowing that any who hear it fall under a deadly curse, including themselves.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK C

 

AMERICAN BARBARIAN

Following the election of Donald Trump, a young Chicago woman embarks on a desperate journey as she struggles to maintain her sanity.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK B

 

SHORT LEASH  

Clare has only her dog to keep her company. Her life isn’t going so well. This morning, it’s about to get much worse.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK D


 

 

HEAD LIGHT 

A drunk man accepts a ride from a friendly stranger.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK J

 

SHADOW OF MINE 

An overworked VFX artist has a long night on the job.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK H

 

TWINLE TWINKLE

A young woman named Amy discovers a mysterious record in her home. The record plays the tune "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" but Amy begins to fear for her life when it won't stop no matter what she does. Amy spirals further into fear as the song begins to take control.

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK J

 

AWAKE

A woman haunted by horrific dreams of her fiancés death must choose whether to keep the visions secret or tell the truth and be branded insane.

SCREEN 1 FILM BLOCK G

 

SCREAM WITH ME

It is Halloween in the Midwest. A young girl wants to celebrate the day, but first she will need some help from a few monsters and ghouls to make it happen. Will she end up getting sent to her room, or straight to hell!

SCREEN 2 FILM BLOCK C

 

KNOCK KNOCK

When you are alone, a knock on the bathroom door is the scariest thing that can happen.

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THUNDER BAY

After murdering his lover, a young man is haunted by more than just guilt as a detective begins to piece things together

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SPECTROPHOBIA

A man who suffers from a phobia of mirrors, meets a woman who shows him there is nothing to be afraid of. Or is there?

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THE CHAINS

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A young woman searches for the source of a mysterious sound during an intense thunderstorm.

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