8th ANNUAL LOVE HORROR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Official Schedule 8th Annual Love Horror Short Film Festival
Friday, November 12th, 2021
4PM Love Horror Short Film Festival Shorts Program 1
Festival opening by host Sindee Chopper.
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
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
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 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
Bad Therapy 7m05s
A young woman finds herself in a precarious situation when she follows a friendly stranger home.
Directed by Mark D. Lee
Scaring Sheri 8m15s
A young couple get more than they bargained for when they sneak into a haunted attraction after hours.
Directed by George James Fraser
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
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
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
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
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
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
6:30PM - Love Horror Film Festival Special Program
Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. 1hr30m
Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton) moves with his family into the home of the lone survivor from a series of attacks by dream-stalking monster Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). There, Jesse is bedeviled by nightmares and inexplicably violent impulses. It turns out Freddy needs a host body to carry out his gruesome vendetta against the youth of Springwood, Ohio. While Freddy gains influence, Jesse and his girlfriend, Lisa (Kim Myers), race against the clock trying to figure out what's going on.
Directed by Jack Sholder
Q&A with film star Mark Patton. Photos & Autographs in Lobby.
9:00PM Love Horror Performance Artists
· Oliver Graves ·Lady Grimm ·Princess Bloodercup ·Dani Demize & Siracha ·Suzil Von
9:30PM Love Horror Short Film Festival Shorts Program 2
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
A teenage cutter in recovery and her overbearing mother are haunted by a ghost who seeks to keep them at odds.
Directed by Dan Repp & Lindsay Young
#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
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
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
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
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
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 SCHEDULE
15th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival Official Schedule
Saturday, November 13th, 2021
Historic Colonial Theatre, Sacramento, CA.
1PM SHFF Shorts Program 1
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
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
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
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
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
Minimally Invasive 9m56s
An anxious patient fears his concerns are being ignored when his routine operation yields unexpected findings.
Directed by Adam Harvey
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
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
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
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
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
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
3:30PM SHFF Shorts Program 2
As Good As Dead 4m59s
A horribly sweet tale with Zombies and 80's music, what's not to love??
Directed by Dave Reda
Wake Up Blake! 2m56s
On this week's episode of Jon's Home...
Directed by Jon Westling, Blake Corsaut
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
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
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
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
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
A bereaved auto-shop worker becomes the target of a supernatural predator.
Directed by Theo Devaney
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
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
6:00PM SHFF Feature Program
A troubled Native American foster youth embraces his heritage while confronting the demon of his past.
Directed by Alex Greenlee
Red Snow 1hr20m
A struggling vampire romance novelist must defend herself against real-life vampires during Christmas in Lake Tahoe.
Sean Nichols Lynch
8:30PM Horror Inspired Performances
· Madam Burns · Lucy Rizzo · Dani Demize & Siracha · Lo · Lizzie Hyde · Chez · Redd FaFilth
9:15PM SHFF Shorts Program 3
A woman rents out her camera but when she gets it back she discovers something strangely familiar about the footage.
Directed by Jake Bradbury
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
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
The year 2020 A.D.
Machine sent from the future enslave humanity in search of their ultimate fuel source.
Directed by Aleksander Sakowski
During a winter storm Prudence hears strange chanting outside her cabin.
Directed by R.D. Womack II
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
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
The Fuzzies 11m45s
A man wakes up locked in a strange bathroom where something is lurking behind the walls.
Directed by Josh Funk
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
The Pey 8m30s
A social media obsessed teenager is haunted by a terrifying monster after posting a mysterious GIF online.
Directed by Ramone Menon
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