Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABC's Of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children's educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters; each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational, The ABC's Of Death is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity.
From around the world, Nevermore has compiled five of the scariest long-form (17+ minutes) shorts submitted this year. Young Kevin has made Boys Village his home for some time now. Once a holiday home for coal miners' sons, the village is abandoned, and Kevin has had no one to play with. Until now. (Germany) A teenager is tasked with watching a pair of creepy French kids, but discovers that it will not be easy money in Baby-Sitting. (France) A young couple embarks on a nature hike in I'm Dead, but what begins as a quiet day of relaxation, soon becomes nightmare without end. (Italy) The Other Side is the gruesome tale of a young nanny who arrives at a secluded house to care for a young child and a figure named Death Face who's on-hand to do some very bad, bad things. (England) Newlyweds move into a dusty apartment, but discover that the recently-deceased former tenant has left a creepy black box mounted to their living room floor in Vadim. There are no keys for the locks, but as night falls, something inside the box begins to slither. (Austria)films list ^
From the UK comes this inspired paranormal mystery thriller! Over the course of a few weeks, a TV documentary film crew follows old-school paranormal investigator, Eddie Brewer (Ian Brooker), as he investigates a dilapidated Eighteenth Century building known as the Rookery House, where weird and disquieting noises have been heard in the cellar. Brewer must not only contend with skeptics who denounce his methods and try to undermine his investigations, but he is dogged by personal guilt over the death of his wife, Sarah. Eddie faces the greatest challenge of his life when he at last confronts the source of these paranormal manifestations during an all night vigil at Rookery House. For Eddie, it is not just a matter of belief it becomes a matter of survival.
The Nevermore Film Festival proudly presents this rare screening of one of the most important—and most controversial—horror films in history. In 1968, director George A. Romero brought us Night of the Living Dead. It became the definitive horror film of its time. In 1978, he would unleash the most shocking motion picture experience for all times. As modern society is consumed by zombie carnage, four desperate survivors barricade themselves inside a shopping mall to battle the flesh-eating hordes of the undead. This is the ferocious horror classic, featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini. When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the earth. The original Dawn of the Dead is back!
Here are four creepy and unique long-form (17+ minutes) shorts (two from North Carolina!) that are guaranteed to give you the bloody chills. In Cache Me If You Can, a married couple embarks on a geocaching adventure that becomes more and more mysterious and even deadly with each endearing discovery. (USA) Rose White is a fractured fairy tale about a young girl who imagines her life to be filled with swordfights, dashing heroes, and big bad wolves. But reality is something far, far worse. (USA) In Foodie, a young chef is invited to a very exclusive dinner hosted by a mysterious benefactor. As the meal envelops, he discovers that the main course may be himself and the guests enjoy their cutlery. (USA) When two couples, one gay and one straight, go on The Hike in the dark wilderness and discover Pandora's Box, things turn shockingly violent. (USA)
Dead Weight tells the story of Charlie Russell, traveling the wilderness in the wake of an apocalyptic viral outbreak, in search of his girlfriend, Samantha. As his journey brings him closer to his destination of Wausau, WI, he must face physical exhaustion, malicious survivors, and perhaps most menacing, his own emotional burdens. With his newfound traveling companions, Charlie must attempt to break his obsessions with the past. Dead Weight does not dwell on outside monsters. Rather, it concentrates on how adverse conditions can make monsters out of humankind as Charlie begins to consider actions that not only question his sanity but his decency.
Marty loved horror movies until his life turned into one. Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn't start trouble in class. But darkness is beginning to fall over Marty's life. The kids at school won't stop picking on him, his parents just don't seem to understand him, and now Marty must grapple with a terrible secret that threatens to destroy life as he knows it—his big brother is a serial killer! Brotherly love is put to the ultimate test in this emotional coming-of-age story that descends into full-blown horror. Viewer's Guide: Contains graphic scenes of a disturbing nature and may not be suitable for sensitive viewers.
Found In Time is a fantasy that combines elements of film noir, sci-fi, and drama. It takes place in an "altered" present-day New York City. Psychics with real powers sell their "wares" on the street. They are marginalized by society and closely monitored by the dreaded Psychological Police Corp. Our hero, Chris, is not only a psychic but a collector, compulsively picking up the things—pens, coins, lighters, keys, stones, and other detritus—and selling them to passersby. But every object he picks today will have meaning for someone in the future. His gift comes with a downside, however—he experiences his life out of order, slipping between the past, present and future. Chris wants to live a regular existence, but when he commits murder in the future, he realizes he has to alter his present in order to prevent it. But how can he do this when he's not even sure of what time it is?
When a long gone scientist suddenly visits his wealthy colleague and twin brother, he reveals he was researching animal head transplants in a remote Asian lab. This knowledge proves to be extremely critical when the brother dies in a car crash but later finds his head attached to a cybernetic table, stacked by life support equipment, and in complete control of his relative, who starts showing signs of mental instability.films list ^
It's all about the Soy Sauce, a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. Users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John (Rob Mayes) and David (Chase Williamson), a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? Adapted from David Wong's audacious trans-genre horror novel, John Dies at the End is written and directed by Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep, Phantasm) and also stars Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman and Paul Giamatti.
Here's a haunted house thriller that succeeds in its scares and will stay with you long after the final credits roll. An antiques collector (Aaron Poole, Copper) inherits a house from his estranged mother (Vanessa Redgrave) only to discover that she had been living in a shrine devoted to a mysterious cult of angels. Soon, he comes to suspect that his mother's oppressive spirit still lingers within her home and is using items in the house to contact him with an urgent message. “Rue Morgue” horror magazine publisher and award-winning filmmaker Rodrigo Gudiño has crafted a terrifying new film that looks at the psychology of ghosts and employs a strikingly original narrative technique.
After 20 years of living in Washington, D.C., Mark Klein seeks much-needed solace by moving to the remote wilds of West Virginia. To ease his loneliness, he sends regular video updates to members of his OCD-support group back in the city. But Mark gradually realizes that despite his new, isolated setting, he may not be alone. In the small hours of night, sounds beyond explanation drift to his bedroom window, from the surrounding woods—and it is up to the transplanted city boy to determine who—or what—is behind them.films list ^
Here is a collection of ten short horror films from the United States and Canada. When a would-be victim convinces his half-enthused killer that it might be time to change careers, the results are hilarious in Torturous. (Canada) And what do rednecks and were-maids have in common? Much more than either could imagine in Game. (Canada) A West Texas building inspector enters a dilapidated factory and discovers the deadly secret of Klagger. (USA) Meats and vegetables come to comedic life (ala Meet The Feebles) in the truly funny cautionary tale Sandwich Crazy. (Canada) A woman scorned by her lover grows a new pair of legs and seeks comeuppance in the gruesome revenge flick Trash. (Canada) A crazy-jealous bride has the hell-wedding of a lifetime when the groom's ex-girlfriends crash the party and feed on the guests in Til Death Do Us Part. (USA) Although David suffers from multi-phobia personality, someone or some thing is trying to scare him to death in Lot 66. (USA) Michael takes his fiancée deep within the Pine Barrens of New Jersey to a vacation cabin where he plans to propose. Upon arriving, they're attacked by a madman who claims an eerie pond near the cabin called Blue Hole can bring back the dead. (USA) An imaginative young girl frees a beaten boy from the clutches of her bullying brother and is granted her secret wish in The Stolen. (Canada) While working late one night at his office, a man receives an unexpected visitor in Take That. (USA)films list ^
We’ve collected seven of the best short films from around the world into one spectacular program. A Joke of Too Much is a hilarious parody of Italian grindhouse trailers including the dementedly-groovy Space Worms. (Italy) A man driving along a lonely patch of highway comes face-to-face with an evil apparition known as The White Lady. (Switzerland) While not paying attention to the road, a bickering father and son accidentally run-over Bigfoot. What to do with the wounded creature? Why not take him home as a pet in the hilarious We Will Call Him Bobby. (Spain) In the Spanish Civil War, a group of survivors escape from strange shadows at Refugio 115. (Spain) Jenny wants a baby and she will go to any lengths to get one in She's Having a Baby. (Australia) Ben's dreams often mix with his surroundings. While venturing through his demented past, things slowly become clearer to him, but is drowning in his own thoughts enough to help Ben let go of The Plan? (Israel) A young boy's eighth birthday party is the subject of a wickedly inspired horror tale in Ocho. (Spain)