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Julian Grant - PANELIST ANNOUNCEMENT

September 22, 2015

Arkham SanitariumJulian Grant to be a panelist at the 2015 Chicago Horror Film Festival.

Here is what filmmaker Juilan Grant has to say about himself...

"Born in London, England, I was an early cinema fan with "King Kong" and American comics being instrumental in my passion for telling stories with pictures.  Emi…

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Gary Sobek Jr. - GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT

September 17, 2015

Gary Sobek Jr. paces through the days reading, writing and sketching his life away. He also starts fires during rainstorms, hitchhikes between continents and has been quoted as making proclamations about dead legs for the amusement of others. He's neck deep in a sequel/prequel to his first book of s…

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Sean Seal - GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT

September 17, 2015

Sean Seal is an illustrator and painter from Bay City, Michigan. He is the artist behind upcoming horror title "The Rot" and the Source Point Press title, "Norah." Sean is also active in the indy art scene, acting as Art Director for the Michigan Comics Collective and publishing several works thro…

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Travis McIntire - GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT

September 17, 2015

Travis McIntire to be a guest and panelist at the 2015 Chicago Horror Film Festival.

Travis McIntire is a writer, editor, project manager, and publisher who is very active in the Michigan independent comics scene. As a co-founder of the Michigan Comics Collective (a non profit publisher) and Editor…

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Jason R. Davis - GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT

September 16, 2015

test5Jason R. Davis to be a guest and panelist at the 2015 Chicago Horror Film Festival.

Jason R. Davis has been a writer, director, festival organizer and overall creative mad man.  He is the author behind the Alletto series of books and the zombie apocalypse series, “Invisible Spiders.” He also manag…

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Hailey Suits - GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT

September 12, 2015

IMG_0667Hailey Suits to be a guest and panelist at the 2015 Chicago Horror Film Festival.

Hailey Suits is an indie author and illustrator from San Diego, CA. She now resides in Indiana and is the author behind the Hailey Balam series.

For her art she has gradually evolved from an entirely traditional art…

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David C. Hayes - GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT

September 12, 2015

F7B62221-A841-475E-9529-99B2F6829D4C25A51ED8-BDF2-4962-8381-648827C99E75David C. Hayes to be a guest and panelist at the 2015 Chicago Horror Film Festival.

David C. Hayes is an author, performer and filmmaker. His films, like Bloody, Bloody Bible Camp, A Man Called Nereus, Dark Places and The Frankenstein Syndrome (and approximately 70 more) can be seen worldwide. He i…

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John Everson - GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT

September 12, 2015

AA48A6E9-A6B1-446F-B315-5780E5D039563A53E1BB-D1B7-478F-ADF9-D674D334ADF1John Everson to be a guest and panelist at the 2015 Chicago Horror Film Festival.


 John Everson is the author of more than 100 published short stories and several novels of horror and dark fantasy. His first novel, Covenant, won the Bram Stoker Award for a First Novel in 2005. His sixth novel, Nigh…

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Brian Pinkerton - GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT

September 12, 2015

Killer's Diary by Brian PinkertonBrian Pinkerton to be a guest at the 2015 Chicago Horror Film Festival. Brian Pinkerton is the author of novels and short stories in the horror and thriller genres. His books include Anatomy of Evil, Rough Cut, Killer's Diary, Abducted, Vengeance and Bender. His series for Severed Press, How I Start…

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WITHIN THESE WALLS - 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

July 14, 2015

A prisoner in her own home, a captive in her own body. Assaulted and trapped with no one to hear her cries for help...and knowing no one will believe her if they do. This is the terrifying reality Alaina finds herself in when she moves in to the house her mother died in. At first she thinks it's the…

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THE GHOST HAS TO GO - 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

July 14, 2015

An old woman's home is invaded by a foul spirit

CROW HAND!! - 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

July 14, 2015
A husband gets more than he bargains for when he discovers a mysterious totem on the ground, much to his wife's chagrin. CROW HAND!!! - teaser from !ROBOT HAND! on Vimeo.  

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EL GIGANTE - 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

July 14, 2015

After attempting to cross the US/Mexico border in search of a better life, Armando (Edwin Perez) awakens in an unknown room, his body broken down and a Lucha Libre mask sewn into his neck. He attempts to escape, but is surrounded by a sadistic family, who watch him with hungry eyes. The only chance …

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RUN RABBIT - 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

July 14, 2015

A man struggles with the horror of his actions and the slow deterioration of his mind.

I WANT MY BODY BACK - 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

July 14, 2015

A dead man's soul travels to an empty purgatory, where a dark spirit plans on using his body for dark purposes, and he is forced to watch.

FEAST - 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

July 14, 2015

FEAST is the story of a desperate cannibal who after falling into one of his own human traps, must convince his starving brothers not to eat him.

ARKHAM SANITARIUM - 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

July 14, 2015

Arkham Sanitarium was vacant for years after a sex and death cult was arrested for committing heinous acts on patients. Today paranormal cinema box  investigators are trapped and battling malevolent forces as they grapple with the very creatures created by HP Lovecraft.

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TILL DEATH DO US PART - 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

July 14, 2015

An overworked husband is pushed to the edge of his patience and sanity by his selfish, antagonizing wife. He is pushed to the brink of taking his wedding vows a little too literally.

He used facetime on windows laptop for making video calls with his wife and GF. One day his wife saw when her husban…

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SHI - 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

July 14, 2015

An ordinary day starts horribly for the character when he receives some bad news. It changes his life right away. Everything would go wrong from that moment on.
Can things get worse than the worst?

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