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2018 FESTIVAL LINE-UP

Anna and the Apocalypse

Scotland/UK | 2018 | 92 min | Director: John McPhail
COLORADO PREMIERE

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas – forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other…

Wear your ugly Christmas sweater to this one!

CAM

USA | 2018 | 94 min | Director: Daniel Goldhaber
COLORADO PREMIERE
IN PERSON: Isa Mazzei (Writer)

CAM is a technology-driven psychological thriller set in the world of webcam porn. It follows Alice, an ambitious camgirl, who wakes up one day to discover she’s been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself. As this copy begins to push the boundaries of Alice's internet identity, the control that Alice has over her life, and the men in it, vanishes. While she struggles to regain what she's lost, she slowly finds herself drawn back to her show and to the mysterious person who has taken her place.

CAM is the rare film about sex work openly written by a sex worker, and is an authentic, immersive dive into the world of internet performance.

DeadTectives

USA | 2018 | 92 min | Director: Tony West
U.S. PREMIERE

A team of reality ghost hunters encounter trouble when they try to save their show and experience paranormal activity for the first time. What happens when fake ghost hunters meet REAL ghosts?

Heretiks

UK | 2018 | 81 min | Director: Paul Hyett
U.S. PREMIERE

In the early 17th century, innocent young Persephone is falsely accused and put on trial for her life. Her fate seems sealed except for the timely intervention of the mysterious Reverend Mother offering her not just sanctuary, but hope. For the Reverend Mother is the self-appointed leader of a small religious retreat, a secluded Priory, where her fellow Sisters devote their lives to the Lord and seek atonement for their pasts. But upon arrival, Persephone is plagued with terrifying visions and soon realizes that it’s not salvation that awaits but a battle for her very soul itself.

Paul Hyett's previous films The Seasoning House and Howl were official selections at the Telluride Horror Show.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

USA | 1988 | 88 min | Director: Stephen Chiodo
30TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION WITH DIRECTOR STEPHEN CHIODO

Teenagers Mike (Grant Cramer) and Debbie (Suzanne Snyder) investigate a comet crash and discover a deranged species of aliens who look like circus clowns. While they attempt to warn the local authorities, the klowns terrorize the unsuspecting town with a series of deadly carnival "candy coated" kills and devour most of the town.

Join us for a special 30th anniversary presentation of this true cult classic, followed by a Q&A with director Stephen Chiodo!

Lords of Chaos

USA | 2018 | 113 min | Director: Jonas Åkerlund

A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome. 

This 2018 horror-thriller film directed by Jonas Åkerlund is based on the 1998 non-fiction book of the same name by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind, which follows a series of crimes that occurred in Oslo, Norway in the early 1990s surrounding the black metal bands Mayhem and Burzum. Starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, and Sky Ferreira.

Mega Time Squad

New Zealand | 2018 | 81 min | Director: Tim van Dammen
U.S. PREMIERE

A low-level criminal from the small town of Thames in New Zealand steals an ancient Chinese time-travel device that helps him pull off a heist and start a new life. But he may not survive the demonic consequences of tampering with time.

From the FX creator of Deathgasm.

OPEN 24 HOURS

USA | 2018 | 100 min | Director: Padraig Reynolds
COLORADO PREMIERE

A young woman who had previously set her serial killer boyfriend on fire is now seeking normalcy by getting a job working the overnight shift at a 24-hour convenience store, where things are most definitely not going to be normal.

Previous horror films by Padraig Reynolds include Rites of Spring and The Devil's Dolls.

Possum

UK | 2018 | 87 min | Director: Matthew Holness
COLORADO PREMIERE

A disgraced children’s puppeteer must confront his sinister stepfather and a hideous puppet he keeps hidden in a brown leather bag in order to escape the dark horrors of his past.
acclaimed
The latest film from Matthew Holness, best known for his role as fictional writer and actor Garth Marenghi in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. Possum stars
acclaimed actors Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible - Fallout) and Alun Armstrong (Braveheart).

Terrified

Argentina | 2017 | 87 min | Director: Demián Rugna

No one can explain what is going on in an ordinary suburban neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Voices are being heard from kitchen sinks. Bodies are levitating. Evil is here. It is up to a doctor, her colleague, and an ex-cop to get to the bottom of this neighborhood nightmare.

The Boat

Malta/UK | 2018 | 86 min | Director: Winston Azzopardi
COLORADO PREMIERE

A lone fisherman on his daily run finds himself lost in a thick fog which proves impossible to navigate. The worst is yet to come when his encounter with a seemingly abandoned sailboat becomes a fight for survival against an enemy unknown.

The Cleaning Lady

USA | 2018 | 90 min | Director: Jon Knautz
U.S. PREMIERE
IN PERSON: Jon Knautz (Director) and Alexis Kendra (Lead Actor)

As a means to distract herself from an affair, a love-addicted woman befriends a cleaning lady, badly scarred by burns. She soon learns, these scars run much deeper than the surface.

Previous horror films by Jon Knautz include Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer and The Shrine.

The Dark

Austria | 2018 | 95 min | Director: Justin P. Lange
COLORADO PREMIERE

On the outskirts of a small town lies Devil’s Den, a mysterious tract of woods where many have entered but no one has ever left. The local rumor is that the spirit of a young girl who was horrifically murdered there haunts and hunts in this dense forest, brutally slaying anyone who dares to step into her terrain. When a man with a dark past crosses her path, a series of events are set in motion that may lead to a peculiar kind of redemption for two tragically tortured souls.

Part gothic fairytale and part chilling horror, director Justin P. Lange’s debut feature balances rich imagery with a brutal and bloody story of unlikely kindred spirits who must defend themselves against the villainous powers of the ‘normal’ world.

The Dead Center

USA | 2018 | 93 min | Director: Billy Senese
COLORADO PREMIERE
IN PERSON: Billy Senese (Director)

A doctor in an emergency psychiatric ward begins to question his own sanity when a mysterious John Doe shows up in the hospital convinced that he has died and brought something back with him from the other side.

From director Billy Senese (Closer To God, 2014 Telluride Horror Show Official Selection) comes a new supernatural thriller starring Shane Carruth (Primer, Upstream Color), Poorna Jagannathan (The Night Of, Gypsy) and Jeremy Childs (AMC’s Preacher).

The Guilty

Denmark | 2018 | 85 min | Director: Gustav Möller

When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear. The search to find the missing woman and her assailant will take every bit of his intuition and skill, as a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him. This innovative and unrelenting Danish thriller uses a single location to great effect, ratcheting up the tension as twists pile up and secrets are revealed.

The Head

USA | 2018 | 72 min | Director: Jordan Downey
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

A medieval bounty hunter seeks vengeance on the monster that killed his only daughter.

The Witch in the Window

USA | 2018 | 77 min | Director: Andy Mitton
COLORADO PREMIERE
IN PERSON: Andy Mitton (Director)

When Simon brings his twelve year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia, a previous owner. And now with every repair they make - she's getting stronger.

Previous horror films by Andy Mitton include YellowBrickRoad and We Go On.

Tigers Are Not Afraid

Mexico | 2017 | 83 min | Director: Issa López
COLORADO PREMIERE

In a Mexican city turned into a ghost town by the drug war, Estrella's mother vanishes. Estrella makes a wish to bring her back. And her mother does return - from the dead. Terrified, Estrella escapes and joins a rag-tag gang of other children orphaned by the violence, all escaping their own past. But she learns that in a city ruled by death, you can’t simply leave the ghosts behind; they walk with you wherever you go.

You Might Be The Killer

USA | 2018 | 88 min | Director: Brett Simmons
COLORADO PREMIERE
IN PERSON: Brett Simmons (Director)

Sam is just a regular guy, on the run from a masked serial killer who has been brutally murdering his fellow camp counselors. Desperate, he reaches out to his friend Chuck, who is an expert in all things horror. She becomes Sam's lifeline as he tries to evade death by avoiding common horror tropes.
 

In the summer of 2017, best-selling writers Chuck Wendig (Star Wars novels, Marvel’s Hyperion, Terribleminds blog) and Sam Sykes (Aeons’ Gate Trilogy) began a storytelling Twitter exchange creating a new twist on the summer camp slasher movie. Their story generated more than a million impressions, triggering national press buzz and a social media frenzy among fans (“This movie is horror movie gold!”) who demanded it be made into a movie. The first movie ever made from a Twitter thread, You Might Be the Killer is directed by Brett Simmons (Husk, Monkey’s Paw, and Animal) and stars Alyson Hannigan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods), Keith David (The Thing), Brittany S. Hall (Ballers) and Patrick Reginald Walker (The Resident).

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