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SEPTEMBER 22-24 2017

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SICK DAY - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 26, 2012


When Mark a scientist discovers his co-worker Zed has been infected by a deadly virus he must tell the truth and come clean about what he's been working on. We follow Zed's transformation from a hapless white collar everyman into an amnesiac with severe blood lust. When you try to play God, this is…

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SHE WHO LAUGHS LAST - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 26, 2012


She who descends to the basement so vast
her thoughts at first so happy, not fast
not able to tell one wash from the last 
'til the fingers of Death fall forth from the past.
Her wrists, her life - in chains she's been cast.
Will she be the one? The one who laughs last?

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THE GIRL IN THE ROAD - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 26, 2012


If they help her, they'll soon need help themselves.

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VICKI - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 26, 2012


She runs hot. She moves fast. She's one hell of a ride.


Another short film from the award-winning team behind 'The Living Want Me Dead,' VICKI is a loving, somewhat subtly comedic homage to John Carpenter's truly underrated Christine, adapted from the novel by Stephen King. It's also a stand-alone …

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SLASH - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 26, 2012


A group of friends are stalked by a psychotic murderer on an isolated property in rural Victoria, Australia.


As the madman begins to pick them off one by one, his perverse desire to shock and terrify his victims with perfectly executed scares sees the lumbering menace get himself into more trouble …

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TWISTED - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 26, 2012


A twisted short film about two lovers in for a big surprise.

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BACKTRACK 2.0 - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 26, 2012


A young, innocent woman wakes up to find she has no memory of how she came to be tied up in a dark, damp store room. After escaping and being hunted down by a masked man, her world is literally turned upside down, as she experiences the living hell of what follows - in reverse! 

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HARMLESS - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 26, 2012


A meet-the-parents horror in which the nervous boyfriend is desperate to make a good first impression on his beautiful girlfriend's family. Doubting himself, yet assured that meeting the parents is harmless, he soon realizes that impressing her family is the least of his worries.

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HER HEART STILL BEATS - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 26, 2012


When Ed's wife comes home early from work one day he becomes overtaken by a strange feeling when he looks into her eyes. Disturbed or possibly just paranoid, Ed becomes possessed with his wife's eyes and struggles to understand these feelings. Is she evil or is he insane? They may not have enough t…

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PLUSH - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 26, 2012


Kathy is a mature, professional woman who still sleeps with her cuddly teddy bear Vincent. One night, when a burglar invades, Kathy's home comes alive with magical surprises. To his horror, the intruder learns that not everything is as it seems and Vincent may not be so cuddly after all.

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VELVET ROAD - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 26, 2012


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. Bobby, a white mechanic, is racing through the countryside with his wife Carolyne. She was bitten by one of those infected and is fading fast. Awakening in a wrecked car w…

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BETRAYAL: THE BLACKWOOD PROJECT - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 26, 2012


A movie short which combines noir and classic horror styles with modern music and special effects. It is the first project taken up by Blackwood X Productions LLC.

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QUITE A CONUNDRUM - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 25, 2012


AMERICAN PIE meets AMERICAN PSYCHO.


Sex, Drums, Tequila, Social Networking, A Pirate, Morning After Pills, Jesus And A Gun...It's One Hot Mess! It's Hilarious, Dark, Sexy, Twisted And Sadistic. It's Quite A Conundrum.


It should have been just a normal day of sex, fun, alcohol, hormones and debauche…

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VISIBLE SCARS - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 25, 2012


Seventeen years ago, MIKE GILLIS killed a new mother of twin girls and took the babies to a house in the woods, claiming them as his own to appease his wife's desire for kids. After Mike committed multiple murders over seven years to 'protect' the growing girls locked in the basement, even finally …

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LAST KIND WORDS - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 25, 2012


17-year old Eli (SPENCER DANIELS) moves with his family to the isolated farm of reclusive Waylon (BRAD DOURIF), a man whose dark past threatens to overtake him. Eli's family works to restore the desolate fields, while he becomes fascinated with the forests. While on the farm, Eli meets the mysterio…

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SPADES - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 25, 2012


Spades is the story of what happens when very dangerous men are brought together for one last assignment. An assignment that has the deck perpetually stacked against them.



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CROSS BEARER - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 25, 2012


Heather is broke. She has a soul sucking job as a stripper. Her live-in girlfriend Victoria has a baby and a coke problem. Her boss Harry is an abusive maniac. Life cannot get much worse…or so she thought. Determined to get out of this living hell, Heather and her lover, Bunny, plan to rip off Harr…

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PLASTIC - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 25, 2012


Albert Mullin is on the prowl, again. This time he finds himself haunted down by his own ravaging demons. His house, a dumping ground of horrors, is no longer the safe haven he thought it was, and his new victim, Sarah Wilson, may be his last. But while she lies tied up in Albert’s house, the outsi…

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IT'S IN THE BLOOD - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 25, 2012


It’s In the Blood is an all-together new cinematic movement. At its core a father son story, the film is a deconstruction of the prototypical 'creature feature', incorporating elements of mystical realism, and psychological thriller. We call it a Psyche-Saga. 


One year after a tragic incident to…

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BELOW ZERO - 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

August 25, 2012


Inspired by true events, BELOW ZERO is the story of 'Jack the Hack', a once successful screenwriter who now faces writer's block. Desperate to meet a career-saving deadline and escape the distractions of his troubled life, Jack arranges to be locked inside a meat cooler, with only vegetarian meals …

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