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SEPTEMBER 22-24 2017

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The Stylist - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

Claire is a lonely hairstylist with an unnerving desire to escape her disappointing reality. When her final client of the evening arrives with the request to look perfect, Claire has plans of her own.

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Forget Me Not - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

Forget Me Not revolves around recently widowed Eliza (Sophie Brooke) and her personal journey to self-destruction. Buried in guilt, she must fight her own demons while being haunted by a ghost of her past.

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The Message - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

A woman involved in a hit and run while texting, receives a text message from the dead victim of that accident.

 

Evil Lives - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

A night of fun turns to a night of terror, when an uninvited guest emerges from the shadows.

 

Rabbit's Foot - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

An innocent Marsha arrives home late one night, only to be stalked by a psychopath.

 

Let's Play Dead Girl - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

Inspired by a true event, Let’s Play Dead Girl is a cautionary tale about two best friends, Josephine and Juda, who create a website revolving around Alto, a mystical being living in their imagination. Soon, their obsession with Alto runs wild as they hatch a plan to murder their friend, Consuel…

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HAIL! - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

Four friends go camping in the woods. Who will make it out alive? Are they all who they seem? This short is packed with Satanists and an amazing original music score.

 

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DELEVILRY - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

What ingredients are in those hydration masks? Will Howie find out what is making his wife so manic? Will he find out before it's too late?

 

Small Talk - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

​A simple man, Brian Holdt, wakes up to a terrifying masked man approaching through a dimly lit basement. In an effort for survival, Brian sheepishly comments on the murders cologne. Brians luck changes when the murder reveals himself as Brian’s old college friend, Cameron Karl. Cameron has been ru…

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Cheap Plastic Mask - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

Two disenchanted strangers meet in the bathroom of a Halloween party. What starts as an unassuming conversation devolves into a desperate struggle for survival. Cheap Plastic Mask is a short, single-setting horror film that infuses the genre with a refreshing dose of reality. Grounded in fully-dimen…

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Girl #2 - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

When a deranged killer sets his sights on an unsuspecting sorority, he realizes he's not the craziest one in the house.

 

Killer Piñata - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

In this B-movie horror-comedy, a piñata, fed up with the treatment of his kind, decides to inflict sweet, sweet revenge on humanity.

 

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Burlap - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

Take a journey inside the mind of a lonely and desperate serial killer as he follows his impulses and stalks an unlucky babysitter. His disturbed mind dreams of completing the masterpiece he has locked up in his basement . . . and she has the last piece of the puzzle he needs.

Burlap is a brutal,…

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A Night at the Grand Guignol - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

When attending a lurid piece of macabre theatre, a young man is drawn in by the tempting sights. However, his interest may be his downfall as he discovers the line between fantasy and reality is thinner than it appears.

 

 

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Writer's Block - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

A frustrated screenwriter has a difficult time finishing his latest project. His stress begins to push his sanity to the edge, and soon the line between fiction and reality begins to blur.

 

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The Perfect Letter - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

A mysterious letter leads a writer on a frightening quest for answers and sanity in this experimental horror project.

 

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Epitaph: Bread and Salt - 2016 Official Selection!

September 4, 2016

A family of Estrie hunters, unite with a demon hunter to destroy a union of dark cults and their demonic companions.

 

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SHANNON BROWN - 2016 CHFF HOST!

September 4, 2016

The Chicago Horror Film Festival is honored to welcome award-winning actor Shannon Brown as host of our 2016 event at the Patio Theater in Chicago, September 23rd - 25th!

Shannon Brown started his professional acting career in 1999 in Los Angeles, CA.  He was fortunate to experience success rathe…

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Congrats To All Of The 2015 CHFF Award Winners!

October 1, 2015

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LOST SOUL - 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

September 24, 2015

“Lost Soul” is the story of a young man who wakes up in a strange house not knowing how or why he got there. As he looks around the house for whatever he can find to shed light on his situation, he finds a ghost-like figure pursuing him. Unable to leave the building, he looks for clues to find some …

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