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8th ANNUAL LOVE HORROR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

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Official Selections 8th Annual Love Horror Short Film Festival 

 

Rule of Three  14m07s 

A woman haunted by her OCD and intrusive thoughts must overcome herself and face her inner demons to survive the night in the event of a terrifying home invasion by three masked slashers. 

Directed by Elwood Quincy Walker 

 

Cutter  15m36s 

Directed by Dan Repp & Lindsay Young 

 

Catfish Killer  12m 

Bonding over cocoa, hot goss and boys online, three gay besties on a camping trip are thrust into danger when one of them inadvertently catfishes a serial killer. Now, they must come together to survive or get gutted...and not in a good way. 

Directed by Gil Hizon, Seth Harrington 

 

Thank You For Your Teeth  2m35s 

Josh, a 6 y.o. kid living with his mother and sister, discovers that for each tooth lost he receives five dollars. He makes a quick calculation and understands that an entire bike is sitting in his mouth. 

Directed by Horia Cucuta & George Ganaeaard 

 

America (2019) 1m59s 

Frederik’s attempts at creating the safest place possible, where he is protected by his lovely walls in a room filled with guns. A story of uNRAveling. 

Directed by George Ganaeaard & Horia Cucuta 

 

Together 19m16s 

A biohazard remediation cleaner finds the integrity of her business threatened after hiring a technician with an insatiable appetite for his work. 

Directed by Ryan Oksenberg 

 

Scaring Sheri  ms 

Directed by George James Fraser 

 

Vox Furem  11m25s 

Fifteen year old Charlotte likes playing practical jokes... but one evening when she's home alone, is someone playing a joke on her, or is something more sinister happening? 

Directed by William Horsefield 

 

Professor M  11m25s 

A strange film professor learns from his star student how to tell a horror story, but can he handle the lesson? 

Directed by Ian Bridgman 

 

#NOFILTER  13m20s 

#Nofilter addresses the ever-growing issue surrounding Body Dysmorphic Disorder through the eyes of Beth, an insecure twenty-something, who becomes obsessed with an insidious filter, leaving her to question true beauty. It is a cautionary tale for all those obsessed by "likes," being flawless, and thinking that somehow social media is the magical cure-all for happiness. The film stars Kelly Lamor Wilson and Misha Osherovich from Blumhouse's "Freaky." 

Directed by Nathan Crooker 

 

SHE. PICKED. ME.  10m45s 

Stevie finds herself chased by a mad man in a remote Pacific Northwest forest. When he finally catches her, the story shifts to show what led up to these final moments. It's revealed some things are not always what they seem. SHE. PICKED. ME. is a modern “Gore Noire” that explores current Social and Feminist themes while stylistically paying homage to nostalgic horror tropes. 

Directed by Jason Wilkinson, Jeremiah L. Scott 

 

Tinder Tango  6m47s 

A dreamy Tinder match. Two tango aficionados meet for the first time and it turns out to be a hell of a date! 

Directed by Cecilia Robles 

 

The Wolf  4m29s 

A woman must face the ghost of her lost love while being hunted by something much darker. 

Directed by Timothy Barnett 

 

The Occult Son  13m16s 

A couple's morning is interrupted when a witch moves in next-door during a solar eclipse. 

Directed by Patrick Murphy 

 

Fledgling  4m31s 

Musician and Executive Producer Charlotte Moon presents the coming-of-age story of a newborn vampire in the "Fledgling" Music Video. Deriving inspiration from eighties B-grade horror films and contemporary pop music videos, "Fledgling" is a uniquely stylised music video with a compelling storyline and a diverse cast. 

Directed by Carissa Niciauskas 

 

Bad Therapy  7m05s 

A young woman finds herself in a precarious situation when she follows a friendly stranger home. 

Directed by Mark D. Lee 

 

Echthaar  19m50s 

The smell of shampoo and cigarettes hangs in the air. The hair buns tear at the scalp and the newest hits play on a small radio. It’s the golden 50ies and Victor has his hair salon in perfect order – or so it seems. Because from her first day at the new job, Paula just can’t take her eyes off the strange jukebox in the corner. She senses that the machine is somehow connected to a dark secret. As Paula starts to take a deeper look at it, she doesn’t understand that her own life is on the line. 

Directed by Dominic Kubisch 

 

Logan Lee & The Rise of the Purple Dawn  8m30s 

Turntablist Logan Lee is in love with his best friend, Beatrice Pan, and tonight, she's throwing a party! That means DJ Logan's Fun is in the HOUSE! Now if only he wasn't so nervous. But not to fear, Auntie Bobbie is here with some of the rarest weed she's ever laid lungs on, Purple Dawn. Unfortunately, Logan soon discovers there's much more to this strain than its soothing effects. 

Directed by Raymond C. Lai 

 

Sleep Now  6m58s 

A father is tucking his young son to bed. As the child tries to fall asleep, mysterious events take place, blurring the lines between fiction and reality, and making the boy confront a tragic past. 

Sleep Now is a dark tale about loss, grief and guilt. 

Directed by Pål Gustavsen 

 

Zombie Walk  6m56s 
A guy takes his zombie for a walk through post apocalyptic Downtown Portland, Oregon. 

Directed by Rollyn Stafford 

15th ANNUAL SACRAMENTO HORRORFILM FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

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15th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival Official Selections 

 

Red Snow  1hr20m 
A struggling vampire romance novelist must defend herself against real-life vampires during Christmas in Lake Tahoe. 

Sean Nichols Lynch 

 

As Good As Dead  4m59s 

A horribly sweet tale with Zombies and 80's music, what's not to love?? 

Directed by Dave Reda 

 

Cataclysm  16m4s 

A small religious family is thrust into turmoil when their local televangelist predicts an impending cataclysmic event that will wipe out all of humanity. 

Directed by Alexander Frasse 

 

Rental  7m48s 

A woman rents out her camera but when she gets it back she discovers something strangely familiar about the footage. 

Directed by Jake Bradbury 

 

There’s Something in the Silence  7m45s 

Erin's new hearing aids have been picking up voices and sounds she's unable to explain. In an attempt to quiet the voices, she confronts them head on-- only to find there may be something more sinister lurking in the depths of silence. 

Directed by Mike Castro 

 

Ghost Executioners  10m44s 

A group of would-be heroes gets in over their heads as they try to make a ghost-hunting reality show. 

Directed by Jimmy Weinholz 

 

Anaconda  12m23s 

After being cat-fished into an online sexual encounter, a college student flees a horrific vision of a stranger who might be blackmailing him with a non consensual recording. 

Directed by Joshua D Amar 

 

The Pey  8m30s 

A social media obsessed teenager is haunted by a terrifying monster after posting a mysterious GIF online. 

Directed by Ramone Menon 

 

Unknown Caller  13m35s 

Thomas receives a phone call on his way out the door. The call turns into a heated conversation, while on his drive, bringing up a deadly past. 

Directed by John Gonzales 

 

Hazel  17m30s 

Libby is dealing with an intense postpartum depression while caring for her baby daughter, Hazel. She looks to her husband, Pat, for understanding but his inability to embrace the issue or even acknowledge her mental state sends Libby deeper into a psychosis that threatens harm. 

Directed by Jordan Doig 

 

Nepenthe  7m59s 

A bereaved auto-shop worker becomes the target of a supernatural predator. 

Directed by Theo Devaney 

 

Familiar  10m 

It is 1942, in the dark woods of Pennsylvania, Richard Mason is the Familiar to a hideous ancient vampiric creature living in the bowels of an isolated mansion. 
Every day he must bring a new victim for it to feed on and tolerate its physical and mental abuse. 

Directed by David J. Ellison 

 

When the Sun Goes Down  10m4s 

Four survivors of a mysterious apocalypse take one last moment to look back on their lives and what they would have done differently. 

Directed by Georgia Agbodjan, Ryan Gerberding, Diana Ramirez, Faith Falconer, Ayanna Anderson 

 

Strangers in the Night  20m 

A serial killer bored to death in Covid quarantine and desperate for a victim picks up an innocent hitchhiker, but what he thinks will be a quick and easy kill, turns into a long and challenging night. 

Directed by Richard Keith Quintero 

 

INTREPIDUS  24m14s 

A troubled Native American foster youth embraces his heritage while confronting the demon of his past. 

Directed by Alex Greenlee 

 

MOVIN DAY  4m 

How much of your partner's past should you really unpack? 

When a newly engaged couple moves in together, they quickly discover some skeletons should remain in the closet. 

From Executive Producer DeRay Davis (21 Jump Street, BET, VH1, and over 1.2 million followers) comes MOVIN DAY, the one-take horror short by first year Aussie filmmaker Craig Low. 

Directed by Craig Low 

 

Hare Hunt  7m 

Hare Hunt tells the story of Saar and Robert, a young couple from the city, who get invited by their friend Walter to his hometown in the South of Netherlands, where the people have traditionally been at odds with Northern city folks. Saar and Robert are visiting to take part in the village’s traditional, annual night time scavenger hunt. The goal of the hunt is to reach the end location, while being chased by villagers on four wheelers. When Walter doesn’t show up at the start in the local pub, the couple decide to go ahead without him. What follows is a bone chilling journey through the countryside, when the young couple learns that the villagers interpret the rules of the game quite differently than they do. Who is left to trust? 

Directed by Ken van Mierlo 

 

KNOCK-KNOCK  2m54s 

Exhausted after hosting a Halloween party, a young woman gets a knock at her apartment door from an unknown and otherworldly visitor come to mock her. 

Directed by Nate Irvin 

 

Mr. Voki (A Tale of Monsters)  10m18s 

A little girl is terrified of a monster in her closet, as she soon learns there is more to being a monster, than just the unknown figure in front of her. 

Directed by OJ Hansen 

 

The Fuzzies  11m45s 

A man wakes up locked in a strange bathroom where something is lurking behind the walls. 

Directed by Josh Funk 

 

Wake Up Blake!  2m56s 
On this week's episode of Jon's Home... 

Directed by Jon Westling, Blake Corsaut 

 

BECKY  14m 

Becky, a bullied teen, wants to be Steph and Ariel’s friend, but when she learns that these popular girls are responsible for a nasty rumor about her father, she seeks revenge. Becky and her dad take matters into their own hands... and relish every part. 

Directed by Nicole Ihasz 

 

Prudence  4m55s 

During a winter storm Prudence hears strange chanting outside her cabin. 

Directed by R.D. Womack II 

 

Help  4m58s 

A lonely woman downloads a self-help app looking for answers and battles her shadow self. Filmed entirely in solo quarantine 

Directed by Liesel Hanson 

 

DON’T TOUCH  3m33s 

When Nina removes her neighbor's laundry without permission, she quickly finds herself in a load of trouble. 

From Executive Producer DeRay Davis (21 Jump Street, BET, VH1, and over 1.2 million followers) comes DON’T TOUCH, the one-take horror short by first-time Aussie filmmaker Craig Low. 

Directed by Craig Low 

 

Juiced  9m57s 

Computer programmer Donald (Ian Gary) is a man on a deadline, grappling with sanity...and a roommate that spends a little too much time with his blender. When Donald’s cohabitant Mickey (Ekon Soong) and his girlfriend, Jessica (Tatiana Paris), go overboard with their smoothie-making as part of their prep for Burning Man, Donald is pushed to the brink. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” we see Donald’s professional success ultimately reveals his horrific actions. 

Directed by Stephen Steelman 

 

You’re Family Now  20m 

Sam always wanted to know more about her husband Eli’s past. After discovering he had inherited a family home, she pushes for them to visit. As strange things start to happen in the house, Sam isn't so sure this visit was the best idea. That night Eli shares a haunting story about a mysterious family curse. When Eli suddenly falls Ill, and strange things continue to happen in the house, Sam starts to realize his story just might be true after all. 

Directed by Ryan Mack 

 

Crock Pot  8m24s 

Terror awaits a young couple as they fight over going to the young mans parents house the next day for thanksgiving. 

Directed by Ty Jones 

 

The Fox  15m10s 

Su inherits her childhood home after her mothers’ death and takes her young daughter, Nari, and her partner Hamish, a police officer, to live there. 

Strange things begin to happen in the house as they soon discover they are not alone; a ghostly presence sheds light on a dark truth and both Su and Hamish must come to terms with the consequences of their actions 

Directed by Kate Murray 

 

Feel Better – Cocovera  3m15s 

The video was made by The Bottling Company. Directed by Tang Tian & edited by Adam Thomson. The cinematographer was Nini Blanco. 

Directed by Tian Tang 

 

Minimally Invasive  9m56s 

An anxious patient fears his concerns are being ignored when his routine operation yields unexpected findings. 

Directed by Adam Harvey 

 

Bathtime  10m43s 

Roberto, a recluse who cares for his bed-ridden brother, reluctantly plays dinner host to an inquisitive woman from his therapy group. As the meal grows personal--and strained--Roberto must decide how far he is willing to let the interloper step into his carefully constructed and secretive life. 

Directed by Oscar de la Torre Suàrez 

 

House Hunting 17m 

Hunters sneak inside our homes to steal our most private moments and anonymously post the video for all the world to see. 

Directed by Patrick Andrew Higgins 

 

Skynut  4m20s 

The year 2020 A.D. 
Machine sent from the future enslave humanity in search of their ultimate fuel source. 

Directed by Aleksander Sakowski 

New Woman  19m52s

A gothic tale concerning a male pickpocket and a wealthy woman descending into a labyrinth of terror in 1888.

Directed by Benjamin Noah