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2023 SCHEDULE

9th ANNUAL LOVE HORROR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

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Love Horror Short Film Festival 2023 Film Schedule 

 1:30PM  Festival Doors Open

2PM January 21st, 2023 

Love Horror Short Film Festival 

2PM - 3:30PM 

 

1. 

Sick  6m37s 

The trust between a mother and her son erodes when he won't discuss a new injury. 

Directed by Kristine Kennedy 

 

2. 

Bitten  6m 

In a post-apocalypse world one of the women is bitten. She knows the rules. The other women need to kill her for their survival. But is she willing to give up her life for them or will she fight back? 

Directed by John Ferrar 

 

3.  

Scared  9m52s 

A scare-less woman experiences the scare of her life. 

Directed by Nicolas Raganato 

 

4. 

Escalation  15m59s 

In the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Chris, a paranoid and self-centered man, is happily avoiding all human contact, preferring to escape from reality in whatever's on TV. When a friend reaches out to him to confront him about his past promises, Chris has to decide what kind of person he is inside, or it may just eat him...alive. 

Directed by Christian Bachini 

 

5. 

The Urn  10m 

When a woman finds an urn that interprets and manifests her darkest desires, she learns the true meaning of ‘careful what you wish for’. 

Directed by Ash Gray 

 

6. 

Means to an End  11m11s 

A sexy young woman seeks out married men to seduce in a bar in an effort to get pregnant, but her intentions for the baby are unexpected. 

Directed by Tanya M. Wheeler 

 

7. 

Echos Voice Box  3m32s 

A singer is terrified of losing her voice and thinks someone is out to steal it. 

Directed by Alex Sultoon 

 

8. 

My New Boyfriend  3m 28s 

A jaded young woman in New York City puts the dating scene behind her as she enters into a romantic relationship with the 12-Foot Skeleton from Home Depot. 

Directed by Anthony DiMieri 

 

9.  

Hairy  11m11s 

A date night goes wrong when the date's flatmate is revealed to be a werewolf. 

Directed by John Ferrer 

 

10.  

Welcome To Candy’s  13m37s 

Like in a fairy tale, it only took one glance for Etienne to fall head over heels in love with Candy. When she invites him home for a drink, he discovers that this pretty influencer with a vivid imagination, did not invite him just by chance. But is Etienne ready to play Candy's strange little game ? 

Directed by Sabine Crossen 

16th ANNUAL SACRAMENTO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Sacramento Horror Film Festival 2023 Official Schedule 

SHFF PROGRAM 1 

4:00PM – 5:30PM 

 

1. 

Staycation Teaser 1m20 

Teaser Trailer for the upcoming Sci-Fi Horror Feature Film "Staycation" starring Olivia d’Abo, Sean Kenney, Tracee Cocco, Laurene Landon, Kelli Maroney, Eileen Dietz. 

Directed by Russell Emanuel 

 

2. 

Pleroma 9m47s 

A corporation run by machines turns on it's human servants. The people's only hope is a discarded prototype built by an amateur. 

Directed by Chris Browne 

 

3. 

Pox 3m48sw 

In a burned out shack in the great American dust bowl, a pox rages through a pioneer family. 

Directed by Simon Young 

 

4. 

Code One Eighty Seven 6m7s 

A pair of detectives investigate a potential homicide surrounded by mysterious clues and a malevolent entity. 

Directed by Buz Wallick 

 

5. 

UNHEIMLICH 15m30s 

The eternal fight between the conscious and unconscious. 

Directed by Fabio Colonna 

 

6. 

Cruise 6m44s 

We’ve all received scam phone calls, but what about the person making the calls? Cruise is a dark workplace satire about a hapless telemarketer trying mightily to give away a free cruise. And if he fails, there will be dire consequences. 

Directed by Sam Rudykoff 

 

7. 

Part Forever 12m33s 

In the dark hall, candles flickered faintly. A body lay in the middle of the hall. Huei and her husband Wen Hsiung came to say goodbye to Huei’s dearest sister. The seemingly calm and sad farewell ceremony seemed to hide an astonishing and dark secret...... 

Directed by Alan Chung-An, Ou 

 

8. 

Reel Trouble 6m23s 

When two friends discover "Reel Trouble," a lost animated film from the 1930s hand-drawn by an enigmatic animator, the line between reality and cartoons become irrevocably blurred. 

Directed by BRIAN PETER ASMAN 

 

9. 

Feed 10m30s 
Deborah struggles to care for her comatose son after a traumatic brain injury- and reckons with his bizarre new personality when he awakes. 

Directed by Kyle J Andrews 

 

10. 

Get Away 17m3s 

A group of friends spending the weekend at remote vacation rental in the desert, play a mysterious VHS tape and realize that there are too many strange and terrifying coincidences. 

Directed by Michael Gabriele 

 

 

SHFF PROGRAM 2 

6:00PM – 7:30PM  

 

1. 

Hazard Pay 10m30s 

-no synopsis provided-  

Directed by Rod Kashani 

 

2. 

Ringworms 13m45s 

After discovering her boyfriend’s plan to propose on their weekend vacation, a young girl undergoes a crisis of commitment which attracts the attention of a sinister local cult. 

Directed by Will Lee 

 

3. 

Hannah Hannah 4m46s 

A priest most use song and ritual to summon the elusive forrest witch named Hannah. 

Directed by Wesley Fidencio Price, Xander Wynne Bissell 

 

4. 

Last Christmas 11m37s 

A mischievous 8-year-old girl unleashes a twisted Christmas nightmare, when her plans to capture Santa Claus go horribly wrong. 

Directed by Ryan Port 

 

5. 

The Faraway Place 11m31s  

The Faraway Place is a fantasy/horror about a young woman and her father, both of whom have horns, living in the forest. Meanwhile, a violent cult hunts them down in order to eradicate their kind.  

Directed by Kenny Welsh 

 

6. 

Love You, Mama 20m 
After the sudden death of her father, a young woman becomes haunted by the uncertainty of the world around her. 

Directed by Alexandra Magistro 

 

7. 

Static 13m10s  

Trapped in his strangely unnatural house, time and reality blur for Max as he desperately unravels the mystery of his missing family.  

Directed by Tom W. Metz III 

 

 

SHFF PROGRAM 3 

8:00PM – 10:00PM 

The “Love Horror” Cabaret!

BRING CASH TO TIP YOUR FAVORITE PERFORMERS!

Witness horror inspired performances by Northern California's best performance artists including aerialists arts, gorelesque, drag, & more.

 

 

1. 

Smiles (Sonrisas) 13m25s 

Borja is about to meet his girlfriend´s parents. This is meant to be a tricky moment and even awkward. However, he hasn´t even imagined what he´s going to suffer next. The best way to overcome the situation: to give smile and wait. 

Directed by Javier Chavanel 

 

2. 

Here to Stay 6m40s 

After abandoning friends and family at a funeral, Jude hides away in his home, but he's not as alone as he thinks, and sometimes the horrible mistakes you make have a way of following you. 

Directed by Christopher Sheffield 

 

3. 

Bottom 8m10s 

A queer man prepares for a romantic evening, but when his date arrives, the night takes a grotesque dive into terror. 

Directed by William Lott 

 

4. 

Closing Time 4m30s* 

When an obnoxious truck driver makes a late-night stop at a middle of nowhere gas station and stays past the store’s closing time, he quickly learns that choosing which snack to buy is the least of his worries. 

Directed by Hector Perez-Aguilar, Ryan Wlliam Samuel Johnson 

 

5. 

Tistlebu 18m

As a young urban couple on a working holiday hopes to connect with nature at Tistlebu farm, a primordial power comes into play, changing them both forever. 

Directed by Simon Matthew Valentine 

 

6. 

Darker 16m14s 

Rhena’s father tells a story about Atlas, a forest-entity who whispers the stories of the death to his trees. That same night he disappears into this forest. Rhena does everything in her power to get her father back. 

Directed by Frank van den Bogaart 

 

7. 

WhatKilledTimmyBenson 14m8s 

In a sleepy snow-covered village, a young playful Timmy Benson is being watched by a dark presence from the past. 

Directed by Nick Cremers 

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