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2016 SHOW DATES:

FRIDAY, October 7th, 2016, SATURDAY October 8th, 2016:  The 10th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival.

SATURDAY, October 15th, 2016 - SUNDAY, October 16th, 2016:  Sinister Creature Con 2016

SATURDAY, October 29th, 2016 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

SATURDAY, Decemkber 10th, 2016 - FIGHT NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE with Kung Fury & Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.  

  


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The Sacramento Horror Film Festival will soon be doing business as "Love Horror Events".  Currently, The Sacramento Horror Film Festival is comprised of much more than its titular 3 day event in October.  The Sacramento Horror Film Festival produces The Love Horror Short Film Festival, The Cult Classic Double Feature, Sinister Creature Con (an sfx and horror in culture convention), Sinister Summer (a film and performance revue summer series), Amber's Sweets The Rocky Horror Picture Show with LIVE Shadow Cast, Amber's Sweets REPO! The Genetic Opera with LIVE Shadow Cast, the Sacramento Horror Film Festival, and more.  In 2016, we are producing over 13 individual events.

 

If you are looking for guaranteed visibility for your brand, company, or project, consider advertising with the Sacramento Horror Film Festival.  For a small fee, your logo will be visible to all of our patrons throughout the evening.  Not only will your logo be seen slide show format as patrons enter the auditorium, but the image will also be seen before the start of the show as well as during intermission.  For an additional fee, we will play your commercial or trailer before the start of the film.  The Sacramento Horror Film Festival and Love Horror Events produce 10 to 15 film shows per year throughout all of the seasons.  

 

Email Tim@SacHorrorFilmFest.com today for details.

 

 

 


 10th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival


October 7th - 8th, 2016

Historic Colonial Theatre.  

3522 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA.

 

 

Join us as we celebrate 10 years of horror in the state capitol of California.

Two days of horror inspired performances, horror genre short films, feature films, documentaries, music videos, animated & experimental films, special programs, lectures, and more will grace the stage and screen of the 10th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival.

Do you love horor? The Sacramento Horror Film Festival is the place to be.

 

 

 

2 Day Passes

 

$30 Silver 2 Day Pass

Includes all events, performances, and screenings October 7th & 8th, 2016.

 

$45 Gold 2 Day Pass

Includes all events October 7th & 8th including a collector's badge, an 11"x17" exclusive "Horror Girl" print by Gianluca Mattia, and a NEW retro design SHFF t-shirt!

 

Single Day Passes

 

$20 Friday Pass

 

$25 Saturday Pass

 

Purchase your pass and reserve your seats to the show today!

We are celebrating 10 years of horror in Sacramento!

 

 

OFFICIAL SCHEDULE

Friday, October 7th, 2016

6:30PM Shorts Program #1

 

Lord Huron - “The World Ender” 4.5m

Music video for the band Lord Huron. A man's life is burned to the ground, but he's back from the dead on a quest for vengeance. Along his path of destruction, he assembles a gang and together they blaze a path of chaos throughout a surreal, stylized 1950s world.

Directed by Ariel Vida

 

Light Games 20min

Francesca is a detective with a special gift. Upon contact with objects she receives some scary visions, like a game of lights. Thanks to this gift she solves very complicated cases. Francesca uses her gift only to find missing children. Any cases she solved, the huge negative energy she meets along the way sinks into her soul. Francesca is about to burst, how long will she be able to use his gift without explode? How much negativity can she take?

Directed by Laszlo Barbo

 

Sweet Hollow 10.5m

Emily is driving down a deserted road in the middle of the night to visit her sister, but when her car breaks down and a handsome stranger offers to give her a ride, Emily begins to realize there is more to her new friend and Sweet Hollow Road than she ever could have imagined.

Directed by Sean Lee

 

Replika 26m

As she is forced to terminate her only daughter, a dysfunctional 13-year-old android, a loving mother tries to convince her husband to adopt a human kid. But in a materialistic and functional world, safety takes precedence over emotions.

Directed by Luc Walpoth

 

A Father's Day 10min

Today is special. Apocalypse or not. Unexpectedly reunited with his daughter amongst the ruins of the world as they knew it, a father is determined to make this day special, even if they are already dead.

Directed by Mat Johns

 

Three Wise Monkeys 7m

The Three Wise Monkeys represent the will to see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. Rather difficult when it lurks behind every corner. An ambiguous lesson that Zoe will learn the hard way after receiving a sculpture that represents the three monkeys… Summon your wild side!

Directed by Migel Angel Font

 

 

Still 7.5m

Anna is home alone one night when a knock hits the door. What follows is a disturbing game of 'cat and mouse' as Anna is plagued by a masked, statuesque figure that never moves.

Directed by Oliver Park

 

Madre de Dios 7m

A woman wakes up bound to an altar, helpless as she is transformed into a flesh and blood statue of Santa Muerte by two elderly Brujos whose sole purpose is to conjure the anti-Christ into our plane of existence.

Directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero

8:30PM MACABRE & TERRIFYING PERFORMANCES

Spoken Word, Stand-up Comedy, Burlesque, Circus Arts, Musical Performances, & More...

 

 

9:30PM Shorts Program #2

A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky 35.5min

You might think that Simon lives a monotonous life. You would be wrong... Contrary to appearances, he does not live alone among the ruins of an old farm. Between kidnapper and guardian angel, he never takes his eyes off his roommate. Convinced of having contacts with beings from elsewhere, Simon is getting lost one step at a time while border between reality and nightmare is progressively fading away.

Directed by Quarxx

 

Mauvaises Têtes (Bad Heads) 14.5min

Mauvaises Têtes (Bad Heads) is a horror film / dark comedy in the spirit of classic MGM and Universal horror from the 1920s/30s. It tells the story of an odd woman, Jenny, who loses her mind in the search for love and decides to create her own lover.

Directed by Rebekah Fieschi

 

Monsters 12.5min

Jenn lives in an underground bunker with her family, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside…

Directed by Steve Desmond

 

The Cleansing Hour 18min

Two failed filmmakers, Lance and Drew, have found success running a webcast that streams LIVE exorcisms. However, each episode is an elaborately staged hoax, created to dupe their global audience. But, when their latest subject turns out to actually be demon-possessed, they are forced to reckon with their online charade– live in front of millions of viewers.

Directed by Damien LeVeck



Thirst 7m

After being kidnapped and imprisoned with his sister for forty-two days, a teenage boy lets his inhuman thirst get the best of him.

Directed by Yiyi Yin



Girl #2 9min

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

Directed by David H. Jeffery

 

Death Metal 5m

A metalhead gets passed down a satanic guitar that riffs to shreds.

Directed by Chris McInroy

 

Table 51 7.5min

On the first day of her new job, Ms. Pepper learns from her mysterious employer the proper methods in dissecting an alien corpse.

Directed by Joseph Day

 

 

The Call of Charlie 14m

A trendy Los Angeles couple sets up a blind date for two of their friends, one of whom is an ancient evil deity vibrating with pure malice. Unfortunately, on the evening of the rendezvous, two interlopers unexpectedly arrive at dinner to make the situation all the more awkward. A macabre comedy of manners, influenced by Luis Buñuel, David Lynch and/or H.P. Lovecraft. Alternately amusing and disturbing.

Directed by Nick Spooner

 

The Green Ruby Pumpkin 3min

The Green Ruby Pumpkin is a magical and fun short film that captures the enchantment of Halloween.

It was a passion project that was created by two Senior visual effects artists. Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma.

Directed by Miguel Ortega

 

 

 

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

1:00PM Feature Film Program #1

 

The Darkness Keeper 18min

May is afraid of the dark and she has a plan to catch it. But she's forgetting a small detail: when night falls, darkness is everywhere...

Directed byRodrigo Atiénzar Jiménez

 

Paranormal Drive 1hr 25min

A married couple with a child buys a used car, unaware that there was a body of a murdered woman there before. Now our characters are possessed by a ghost.

Directed by Oleg Asadulin

 

 

3:00PM Feature Film Program #2



Postal 3.5min

A gruesome slasher about a deranged mailman serial killer who goes around murdering his victims one by one all according to his route while being pursued by an Australian troubadour who hunts serial killers for a living. Meanwhile a group of teenagers on the mailman's route come together and try and stop him themselves.

Directed by Kyle Klubal

 

One of Us 1hr 26min

A young journalist goes deep undercover within a mountain commune and becomes manipulated by a duplicitous cult leader.

Directed by Blake Reigle

 

 

5:00PM Shorts Program #3

Candy 2.5 min

A Masochist puts a new twist on candy during Halloween.

Directed by Jourdan McClure

 

Surprise! 7 min

A serial killer posing as a tinder client gets a surprise!

Directed by Jourdan McClure

 

I Want You Inside Me 13m

An introverted teenage girl searches for her boyfriend when he mysteriously disappears after she convinces him to take her virginity.

Directed by Alice Shindelar

 

Immure 20min

A young man risks it all when the repercussions of keeping his sick mother alive leads to a lost soul.

Directed by Conscian Morgan

 

Little Boy Blue 30min

On a rural farm, a lonely girl must face her own dark desires when she discovers a boy held captive in a neighbouring farm’s barn.

Directed by Will Faulkner

 

Die! Sitter! Die!: Rupert 26min

Alison is barely getting by, having to pay for her mother’s cancer treatment. She takes a late night babysitting gig, where she’s led to believe that all she has to do is take care of an infant. However, it soon becomes obvious that the job is a whole lot bigger than anticipated and equally as terrifying.

Directed by the Boxleitner Brothers

 

 

7:00PM Feature Film Program #3

Abattoir 1hr 38 min

An investigative reporter works to solve the mystery of a haunted house constructed from rooms of the deceased. Starring Jessica Lowndes, Joe Anderson, Lin Shaye, & Dayton Callie.

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman

 

 

9:10PM MORE MACABRE & TERRIFYING PERFORMANCES

Spoken Word, Stand-up Comedy, Burlesque, Circus Arts, Musical Performances, & More...

 

10:15PM Shorts Program #4

 

The Stylist 15min

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.

Directed by Jill “Sixx” Gevargizian

 

My Life is a Dream 8min

Perky and portly Cousin Wonderlette never imagined she’d meet the man of her dreams so when her dreams turn into nightmares she’s not so surprised. In this dark comedy, we follow sweet Wonderlette on a disturbing journey to creepy places where she encounters demented housewives, greedy swine, sexual deviants, and worse, her drunk mother.

Directed by Brian Benson

 

Portal to Hell 12.5m

A crusty and recluse superintendent is thrown into the ultimate fight against evil when a couple of cultists open a portal to the ancient and mysical city of R'lyeh, awakening slumbering god.

Directed by Vivieno Caldinelli

 

Hada 9min

Tonight Hada comes to visit Daniel because her last child tooth as fallen out. What Daniel doesn´t expect is that his worst enemy is the light.

Directed by Tony Morales

 

Creatures of Whitechapel 25m

Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of London, searching for the perfect victims to help bring her master's, Dr. Frankenstein, Creation to life. However, rumors of Frankenstein's nighttime activities are brewing, and Jack, revealed to be Igor, is tasked with one last foray into the bowels of Victorian London to find the last piece needed to bring his Creation to life. But what is life without love?

Directed by Jonathan Martin

 

iMedium 6.5m

Luz has lost all hope of finding his missing daughter alive. I decide to subscribe to i-Medium, an app that connects you directly with dead people.

Directed by Alfonso Garcia



She 7min

Two college friends on their way to a party encounter more than they bargained for when they pick up a disturbed girl on the side of the road and she quickly draws them into her nightmare.

Directed by Keegan Wilcox



#MurderSelfie 7m

A young couple update their home invasion nightmare via social media as a quiet night in turns into carnage.

Directed by Tobias Tobbell

 

When Sussurus Stirs 13m

A man finds purpose in his meaningless life when he becomes Host to an ancient creature named Susurrus.

Directed by Anthony Cousins

 

Ideal 12.5min

A young model must decide whether to acquiesce to a photographer's increasingly horrific demands in this pitch black satire of today's beauty standards.

 

Directed by Kevan Tucker

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

FEATURES...

Abattoir 1hr 38 min

An investigative reporter works to solve the mystery of a haunted house constructed from rooms of the deceased. Starring Jessica Lowndes, Joe Anderson, Lin Shaye, & Dayton Callie.

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman

 

One of Us 1hr 26min

A young journalist goes deep undercover within a mountain commune and becomes manipulated by a duplicitous cult leader.

Directed by Blake Reigle

 

Paranormal Drive 1hr 25min

A married couple with a child buys a used car, unaware that there was a body of a murdered woman there before. Now our characters are possessed by a ghost.

Directed by Oleg Asadulin

 

 

SHORT FILMS...

The Call of Charlie 14m

A trendy Los Angeles couple sets up a blind date for two of their friends, one of whom is an ancient evil deity vibrating with pure malice. Unfortunately, on the evening of the rendezvous, two interlopers unexpectedly arrive at dinner to make the situation all the more awkward. A macabre comedy of manners, influenced by Luis Buñuel, David Lynch and/or H.P. Lovecraft. Alternately amusing and disturbing.

Directed by Nick Spooner

 

iMedium 6.5m

Luz has lost all hope of finding his missing daughter alive. I decide to subscribe to i-Medium, an app that connects you directly with dead people.

Directed by Alfonso Garcia

 

 

Creatures of Whitechapel 25m

Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of London, searching for the perfect victims to help bring her master's, Dr. Frankenstein, Creation to life. However, rumors of Frankenstein's nighttime activities are brewing, and Jack, revealed to be Igor, is tasked with one last foray into the bowels of Victorian London to find the last piece needed to bring his Creation to life. But what is life without love?

Directed by Jonathan Martin

 

Still 7.5m

Anna is home alone one night when a knock hits the door. What follows is a disturbing game of 'cat and mouse' as Anna is plagued by a masked, statuesque figure that never moves.

Directed by Oliver Park

 

Lord Huron - “The World Ender” 4.5m

Music video for the band Lord Huron. A man's life is burned to the ground, but he's back from the dead on a quest for vengeance. Along his path of destruction, he assembles a gang and together they blaze a path of chaos throughout a surreal, stylized 1950s world.

Directed by Ariel Vida

 

I Want You Inside Me 13m

An introverted teenage girl searches for her boyfriend when he mysteriously disappears after she convinces him to take her virginity.

Directed by Alice Shindelar

 

 

Three Wise Monkeys 7m

The Three Wise Monkeys represent the will to see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. Rather difficult when it lurks behind every corner. An ambiguous lesson that Zoe will learn the hard way after receiving a sculpture that represents the three monkeys… Summon your wild side!

Directed by Migel Angel Font

 

When Sussurus Stirs 13m

A man finds purpose in his meaningless life when he becomes Host to an ancient creature named Susurrus.

Directed by Anthony Cousins

 

Portal to Hell 12.5m

A crusty and recluse superintendent is thrown into the ultimate fight against evil when a couple of cultists open a portal to the ancient and mysical city of R'lyeh, awakening slumbering god.

Directed by Vivieno Caldinelli

 

Sweet Hollow 10.5m

Emily is driving down a deserted road in the middle of the night to visit her sister, but when her car breaks down and a handsome stranger offers to give her a ride, Emily begins to realize there is more to her new friend and Sweet Hollow Road than she ever could have imagined.

Directed by Sean Lee

 

Death Metal 5m

A metalhead gets passed down a satanic guitar that riffs to shreds.

Directed by Chris McInroy

 

Thirst 7m

After being kidnapped and imprisoned with his sister for forty-two days, a teenage boy lets his inhuman thirst get the best of him.

Directed by Yiyi Yin

 

 

Replika 26m

As she is forced to terminate her only daughter, a dysfunctional 13-year-old android, a loving mother tries to convince her husband to adopt a human kid. But in a materialistic and functional world, safety takes precedence over emotions.

Directed by Luc Walpoth

 

#MurderSelfie 7m

A young couple update their home invasion nightmare via social media as a quiet night in turns into carnage.

Directed by Tobias Tobbell

 

Madre de Dios 7m

A woman wakes up bound to an altar, helpless as she is transformed into a flesh and blood statue of Santa Muerte by two elderly Brujos whose sole purpose is to conjure the anti-Christ into our plane of existence.

Directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero

 

Hada 9min

Tonight Hada comes to visit Daniel because her last child tooth as fallen out. What Daniel doesn´t expect is that his worst enemy is the light.

Directed by Tony Morales

 

Die! Sitter! Die!: Rupert 26min

Alison is barely getting by, having to pay for her mother’s cancer treatment. She takes a late night babysitting gig, where she’s led to believe that all she has to do is take care of an infant. However, it soon becomes obvious that the job is a whole lot bigger than anticipated and equally as terrifying.

Directed by the Boxleitner Brother

 

The Stylist 15min

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.

Directed by Jill “Sixx” Gevargizian

 

Monsters 12.5min

Jenn lives in an underground bunker with her family, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside…

Directed by Steve Desmond

 

Girl #2 9min

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

Directed by David H. Jeffery

 

Mauvaises Têtes (Bad Heads) 14.5min

Mauvaises Têtes (Bad Heads) is a horror film / dark comedy in the spirit of classic MGM and Universal horror from the 1920s/30s. It tells the story of an odd woman, Jenny, who loses her mind in the search for love and decides to create her own lover.

Directed by Rebekah Fieschi



The Darkness Keeper 18min

May is afraid of the dark and she has a plan to catch it. But she's forgetting a small detail: when night falls, darkness is everywhere...

Directed byRodrigo Atiénzar Jiménez

 

Little Boy Blue 30min

On a rural farm, a lonely girl must face her own dark desires when she discovers a boy held captive in a neighbouring farm’s barn.

Directed by Will Faulkner

 

A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky 35.5min

You might think that Simon lives a monotonous life. You would be wrong... Contrary to appearances, he does not live alone among the ruins of an old farm. Between kidnapper and guardian angel, he never takes his eyes off his roommate. Convinced of having contacts with beings from elsewhere, Simon is getting lost one step at a time while border between reality and nightmare is progressively fading away.

Directed by Quarxx

 

A Father's Day 10min

Today is special. Apocalypse or not. Unexpectedly reunited with his daughter amongst the ruins of the world as they knew it, a father is determined to make this day special, even if they are already dead.

Directed by Mat Johns



Postal 3.5min

A gruesome slasher about a deranged mailman serial killer who goes around murdering his victims one by one all according to his route while being pursued by an Australian troubadour who hunts serial killers for a living. Meanwhile a group of teenagers on the mailman's route come together and try and stop him themselves.

Directed by Kyle Klubal



She 7min

Two college friends on their way to a party encounter more than they bargained for when they pick up a disturbed girl on the side of the road and she quickly draws them into her nightmare.

Directed by Keegan Wilcox

 

My Life is a Dream 8min

Perky and portly Cousin Wonderlette never imagined she’d meet the man of her dreams so when her dreams turn into nightmares she’s not so surprised. In this dark comedy, we follow sweet Wonderlette on a disturbing journey to creepy places where she encounters demented housewives, greedy swine, sexual deviants, and worse, her drunk mother.

Directed by Brian Benson

 

Immure 20min

A young man risks it all when the repercussions of keeping his sick mother alive leads to a lost soul.

Directed by Conscian Morgan

 

The Cleansing Hour 18min

Two failed filmmakers, Lance and Drew, have found success running a webcast that streams LIVE exorcisms. However, each episode is an elaborately staged hoax, created to dupe their global audience. But, when their latest subject turns out to actually be demon-possessed, they are forced to reckon with their online charade– live in front of millions of viewers.

Directed by Damien LeVeck

 

Ideal 12.5min

A young model must decide whether to acquiesce to a photographer's increasingly horrific demands in this pitch black satire of today's beauty standards.

Directed by Kevan Tucker

 

Light Games 20min

Francesca is a detective with a special gift. Upon contact with objects she receives some scary visions, like a game of lights. Thanks to this gift she solves very complicated cases. Francesca uses her gift only to find missing children. Any cases she solved, the huge negative energy she meets along the way sinks into her soul. Francesca is about to burst, how long will she be able to use his gift without explode? How much negativity can she take?

Directed by Laszlo Barbo

 

Table 51 7.5min

On the first day of her new job, Ms. Pepper learns from her mysterious employer the proper methods in dissecting an alien corpse.

Directed by Joseph Day

 

Candy 2.5 min

A Masochist puts a new twist on candy during Halloween.

Directed by Jourdan McClure

 

Surprise! 7 min

A serial killer posing as a tinder client gets a surprise!

Directed by Jourdan McClure

 

The Green Ruby Pumpkin 3min

The Green Ruby Pumpkin is a magical and fun short film that captures the enchantment of Halloween.

It was a passion project that was created by two Senior visual effects artists. Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma.

Directed by Miguel Ortega

 

 

 


 

 

Sinister Creature Con: October 15th & 16th, 2016

Sacramento Horror Film Festival's very own horror and sfx convention has returned for 2016!

Sinister Creature Con takes place October 15th & 16th, 2016 at the Scottish Rite Center in Sacramento, CA.

General admission and VIP packages are available now! For further information please visit www.SinisterCreatureCon.com

 

 

Purchase your Sinister Creature Con tickets early and save!

 

 

 

 

 


ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW HALLOWEEN EDITION!  OCTOBER 29TH, 2019.  10PM.  Historic Colonial Theatre, Sacramento.

 

Don't dream it, be it!  Ghouls, goblins, transylvanians unite!  Dress in your best Halloween themed RHPS costume and win some crappy prizes and a few not so crappy ones too!  Showtime begins at 10PM.  No refunds.  No exchanges.

 

Venue approved prop kits are available for purchase.  If you assemble your prop kit from home, email us so you know what NOT to bring.  Some items are prohibited.  Why?  Because "traditional" prop kit items ruin theatres, hence why not many theatres allow RHPS in their venue anymore. We want to keep coming back to entertain so please, don't bring prohibited items into the building. 

 

Halloween VIP Packages and General Admission seats are available now.

 

 

 

 


 

 THE "FIGHT NIGHT" DOUBLE FEATURE!

KUNG FURY & SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2016.  8PM SHOWTIME.

Special guest in attendance:  Andreas "THOR" Cahling from Kung Fury!

Special themed performances in tribute to both films!

 

Tickets on sale soon.

 

 


 

WE WILL BE SOON ACCEPTING FILMS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL!


THE 11TH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE OCTOBER 6TH - 7TH, 2017 AT THE HISTORIC COLONIAL THEATRE IN SACRAMENTO, CA.

SUBMIT YOUR FILM *SOON, NOT YET* USING THE FILMFREEWAY OR WITHOUTABOX LINKS BELOW.

 

 

 

 


 

The 4th Annual Love Horror Short Film Festival is now accepting short film entries!

The Love Horror Short Film Festival began as festival to celebrate the best short film selections from past editions of the Sacramento Horror Film Festival.  Now a summer staple of the arts, The Love Horror Short Film Festival is accepting new entries into programming!  Part horror inspired revue and variety show, part horror film festival, The Love Horror Short Film Festival is one of the most unique film festivals on the west coast.  Established in 2014 by the Sacramento Horror Film Festival.

 

The film entry process for The Love Horror Short Film Festival 2017 is EXCLUSIVE to FilmFreeWay.com.  Click the link below and enter your horror short film today!

 

 


 

 

2015 Official Award Winners 9th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

In Violet – Entomophobia 4min

Entomophobia is the first music video for the London based band In Violet. It centres around the fear of insects and features tons of creepy crawlies, out to spook unsuspecting humans.

Directed by Robin Rippmann

 

THE "LOVE HORROR" AWARD Exceptional storytelling & creavtity in honor of the genre.

Night of the Slasher 11min

A 'shot-in-one-take' slasher film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and defeat him.

Directed by Shant Hamassian 

 

BEST HORROR COMEDY

Bad Guy #2 10min

In this practical-effects driven splatter comedy one bad guy discovers that moving up in a crime ring has its downsides. Just as his new career starts, it might already be coming to an end. He'll either have to set an example or become one.

Directed by Chris McInroy

 

BEST OF FESTIVAL - ARTISTIC DIRECTION / SET DESIGN

The Pond 15min

The Pond is a poetic horror story, set in the early 1900’s, about a young girl, Kris (8), who tries to unravel the mystery of the dark pond behind her parents’ house…

Directed by Jeroen Dumoulein

 

BEST OF FESTIVAL - CINEMATOGRAPHY

Market St. 8min

On a seemingly ordinary commute in San Francisco, a woman finds herself on a journey of terror aboard a mysterious streetcar.

Directed by Carlos Baena

 

BEST OF FESTIVAL - ACTING

Landmine Goes Click  110min

Trapped on top of an armed landmine, an American tourist and his girlfriend are terrorized by a hunter and his dog.

 

BEST DIRECTION - SHORT FILM

Lapsus 30min

Terry is a psychologically disturbed predator whose sinister playground is a laundromat. Terry is a victim of an unknown phenomena that literature considers as a Lapsus memoriae -or a slip of memory.

Directed by Karim Ouaret

 

BEST OF FESTIVAL - SPECIAL EFFECTS

The Storyteller 96min

Dennis Peterson (Fred Koehler) encounters his evil reflection in an antique mirror. The reflection is stronger, smarter, more powerful than he is. Soon the reflection is telling him what to do, telling him to do bad things.


BEST OF FESTIVAL - FEATURE FILM

The Storyteller 96min

Dennis Peterson (Fred Koehler) encounters his evil reflection in an antique mirror. The reflection is stronger, smarter, more powerful than he is. Soon the reflection is telling him what to do, telling him to do bad things.

 

BEST OF FESTIVAL - SHORT FILM

The Boy 9min

When immigrant parents start to notice disturbing behavior in their only son, they call on a local tribal healer to rid him of the evil demon.

Directed by Cayman Grant

 


SHFF ANNOUNCES ITS INTENTION TO PRODUCE THE OFFICIAL GEORGE A. ROMERO'S NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD THEATRICAL STAGE PRODUCTION!

 

 

For Immediate Release. February 13th, 2015: The Sacramento Horror Film Festival's very own theatrical stage troupe BLOOD SOAKED SUGAR CUBES will debut in October 2016 with a 100% theatrical production of the OFFICIAL STAGE PLAY PRODUCTION of "George A. Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD" at the Historic Colonial Theatre, in Sacramento, CA. This is NOT a shadowcast.

 

About the play: Night of the Living Dead Live is a fun and hilarious re-imagining of George A. Romero’s legendary classic. Set in 1968 and presented in all black and white, it literally feels like the film has been brought to life and placed on stage. The play lovingly examines the movie itself, the period in which it was made, and the film’s undying influence on the horror genre. 

Night of the Living Dead was produced at a time of incredible social and political upheaval. The Vietnam war; the civil rights movement; the collapse of the patriarchal, nuclear family; and growing mistrust of the government and media are just some of the themes that influenced both the filmmakers and their audience. The film itself was met with controversy for featuring an African American protagonist and realistic horror images; both ground breaking attributes for the time period. The gritty, black and white cinematography made the action seem more like television news footage than a Saturday matinee horror film. This made the images that much more “real” and frightening to an unsuspecting audience. And yet, possibly the most controversial element to The Night Of The Living Dead was the ending… Everybody dies! Even the hero doesn’t survive. That was unheard of for any movie at that time, and made the movie unpalatable to some and innovative and inspired to others. Even though it featured images of racial violence, cannibalism, and social anarchy, it was the grim, unhappy ending that stuck with people. It is a hallmark that has carried through the genre until today. No guaranteed survivors! Night Of The Living Dead Live is a theatrical tribute to all of the elements that make this cinematic masterpiece so endearing. More than just a recreation of the story, the play celebrates the history and influence of the movie. Done through a series of multiple endings, the characters are all faced with different issues and challenges desperately trying to survive the night. However, their contrasting personalities and agendas always seem to affect the group from working together which leaves us all wondering could anyone survive a Night of the Living Dead? 

 

If you are interested in participating in this production in any facet, please email Tim Meunier at tim@sachorrorfilmfest.com.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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