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2019 FESTIVAL LINE-UP

1BR

USA | 2019 | 90 min | Director: David Marmor
COLORADO PREMIERE
IN PERSON: David Marmor (Director)

After leaving behind a painful past to follow her dreams, Sarah scores the perfect Hollywood apartment. But something is not right. Unable to sleep, tormented by strange noises and threatening notes, her new life quickly starts to unravel. By the time she learns the horrifying truth, it's too late. Caught in a waking nightmare, Sarah must find the strength to hold onto her crumbling sanity...or be trapped forever in an existential hell.

After Midnight

USA | 2019 | 83 min | Directors: Jeremy Gardner & Christian Stella
COLORADO PREMIERE

Dealing with a girlfriend suddenly leaving is tough enough. But for Hank (writer/co-director/star Jeremy Gardner of THE BATTERY), heartbreak couldn’t have come at a worse time. There’s also a monster trying to break through his front door every night. Co-starring Brea Grant (DEXTER, HEROES) and co-directed by Christian Stella, this introspective crowd-pleaser about love, loss, and monsters is produced by the creative team behind SPRING and THE ENDLESS (both Telluride Horror Show Official Selections).

Jeremy Gardner and Christian Stella's THE BATTERY had its World Premiere at the 2012 Telluride Horror Show before going on to play more than 40 film festivals.

Daniel Isn't Real

USA | 2019 | 100 min | Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer
COLORADO PREMIERE

Troubled college freshman Luke (Miles Robbins) suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel (Patrick Schwarzenegger) to help him cope. Charismatic and full of manic energy, Daniel helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him to the very edge of sanity and into a desperate struggle for control of his mind -- and his soul.

Eli

USA | 2019 | 98 min | Director: Ciarán Foy
COLORADO PREMIERE

After checking into a clean house to treat his auto-immune disorder, eleven-year-old Eli begins to believe that the house is haunted. Unable to leave, Eli soon suspects that the house, and the doctor who runs it, are more sinister than they appear.

A Netflix horror film starring Charlie Shotwell (All the Money in the World), Sadie Sink (Stranger Things), Lili Taylor (The Conjuring), and Kelly Reilly (True Detective). Directed by Ciarán Foy (Sinister 2, Citadel).

Extra Ordinary

Ireland | 2019 | 94 min | Directors: Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman
COLORADO PREMIERE

Rose, a sweet, lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland, is gifted with supernatural abilities. Rose has a love/hate relationship with her 'talents' & tries to ignore the constant spirit related requests from locals - to exorcise possessed rubbish bins or haunted gravel. But! Christian Winter, a washed up, one-hit-wonder rock star, has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness! He puts a spell on a local teenager- making her levitate. Her terrified father, Martin Martin, asks Rose to help save his daughter. Rose has to overcome the fear of her supernatural gift & work with Martin to save the girl, get the guy and be home in time for a light snack...maybe a yogurt or something…

Girl On the Third Floor

USA | 2019 | 93 min | Director: Travis Stevens
COLORADO PREMIERE

Bursting pipes, rotting walls, and unidentifiable slime were not what Don Koch (WWE legend Phil "CM Punk" Brooks) expected when he convinced his wife Liz (Trieste Kelly Dunn) that he could rehab their new Victorian home himself. In over his head, under duress, and tempted by his old weaknesses, Don soon discovers that the house has its own dark, sordid history and won't be so easy to renovate after all....

Girl with No Mouth

Turkey | 2019 | 97 min | Director: Can Evrenol
U.S. PREMIERE

Set in a post-apocalyptic Turkey, "Girl with No Mouth" follows Perihan, a young girl born without a mouth due to a nuclear disaster, as she runs from hunters and joins a gang of children also born with parts of their faces missing.

A dark fairy tale from festival alum Can Evrenol (Baskin, Housewife).

Making Monsters

Canada | 2019 | 82 min | Directors: Justin Harding & Rob Brunner
COLORADO PREMIERE
IN PERSON: Justin Harding & Rob Brunner (Directors), Alana Elmer (Lead Actor), Jonathan Craig (Actor), Dale Andres (Executive Producer)

When a celebrity couple famed for their YouTube scare-prank channel are invited to a friend’s converted church in the countryside for a weekend getaway, a series of startling events unfold that spiral them into an inexplicable nightmare.

Festival alum Justin Harding returns with his first feature film. His short films Point of View, Kookie, and Latched were all official Telluride Horror Show selections. 

Mutant Blast

Portugal | 2019 | 83 min | Director: Fernando Alle
COLORADO PREMIERE

From Troma Entertainment! After a scientific experiment goes horribly wrong and results in a zombie apocalypse, a fearless soldier named Maria has to partner up with TS-347, a man with superhuman strength and Pedro, a survivor who battles zombies as hard as he's battling his hangover. It's up to Maria to lead a quest to a safe place before a nuclear bomb threatens to wipe out the entire city.

Porno

USA | 2019 | 98 min | Director: Keola Racela
COLORADO PREMIERE

When five teen employees at the local movie theater in a small Christian town discover a mysterious old film hidden in its basement, they unleash an alluring succubus who gives them a sex education...written in blood.

Sator

USA | 2019 | 85 min | Director: Jordan Graham
U.S. PREMIERE
IN PERSON: Jordan Graham (Director)

Secluded in a desolate forest, a broken family is observed by Sator, a supernatural entity who is attempting to claim them.

Scare Package

USA | 2019 | 103 min
Directors: Aaron B. Koontz, Emily Hagins, Chris McInroy, Noah Segan, Courtney & Hillary Andujar, Anthony Cousins, Baron Vaughn
U.S. PREMIERE
IN PERSON: Cast & Crew

7 Directors. 7 Hilarious Tales of Terror. 0 Working Cell Phones. A meta horror-comedy anthology where each segment subverts a different set of genre tropes.

In 2018, Telluride Horror Show attendees were treated to a sneak peek of a hilarious segment from Scare Package. Now complete, the anthology will have its U.S. premiere in Telluride, featuring segments from fest alumni Aaron B. Koontz (Honor Student), Chris McInroy (Bad Guy #2, Death Metal, We Summoned a Demon), and Anthony Cousins (When Susurrus Stirs).

She Never Died

Canada | 2019 | 90 min | Director: Audrey Cummings
COLORADO PREMIERE

Lacey, a socially detached loner is cursed with immortality and a never-ending tedium of existence.  In her attempts to keep her compulsions in check, she seeks out the darkest souls humanity has to offer. Lacey must now face her own inner demons while simultaneously finding her next meal.

The female-driven follow-up to He Never Died, an official selection at the 2015 Telluride Horror Show.

Spider Baby

USA | 1967 | 81 min | Director: Jack Hill
Arrow Films

Chauffeur Bruno (Lon Chaney Jr.) looks after three strange siblings at their family estate. Ralph (Sid Haig), Virginia (Jill Banner) and Elizabeth (Beverly Washburn) all suffer from an inherited condition: a genetic disorder that causes a reversal in mental age and results in a crazed, childlike disposition. Because of his affection for the family, Bruno covers up the siblings' bizarre behavior and crimes. But, when relatives arrive at the family estate, the truth is bound to come out.

Thursday, October 10, 6:00PM: Fundraiser for SCARES THAT CARE.  $15 donation at the Nugget Theatre door (cash only please). In Memory of Sid Haig.

Sweetheart

USA | 2018 | 82 min | Director: J.D. Dillard
COLORADO PREMIERE

Jenn finds herself completely alone on a small tropical island after her boat goes down. By day, every ounce of her strength, cunning, and courage is strained simply to find food, outlast the elements, and survive. But as the sun sets, Jenn’s waking nightmare inexorably grows into terror, when a malevolent force comes to stalk the jungle for prey.

From Blumhouse, producers of GET OUT and THE PURGE franchise, comes a thrilling twist on the castaway genre.

Tammy and the T-Rex

USA | 1994 | 90 min | Director: Stewart Raffill
COLORADO PREMIERE

A teen learns that a scientist implanted her dead boyfriend's brain into an animatronic dinosaur.

"This post-JURASSIC jam stars Denise Richards (STARSHIP TROOPERS, WILD THINGS) and the late Paul Walker (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS) in an unprecedented mishmash of rom-com tropes and R-rated horror thrills. Oh, and did we mention “Bernie” from WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S is the villain? Originally filmed as a gorefest w/ impressive splatter by SFX guru John Carl Buechler, TAMMY’s only minimal release back in the day was cut to PG-13, funneled straight-to-video and inexplicably marketed as a “kids’ film.” Thanks to the intrepid efforts of top-notch archival pals Vinegar Syndrome, this gonzo gem is fully restored and ready to scorch your audience's ganglia into dust!" - American Genre Film Archive

Thursday, October 10, 8:30PM: Fundraiser for SCARES THAT CARE.  $15 donation at the Nugget Theatre door (cash only please). Restored "Gore Cut" courtesy of Vinegar Syndrome!

The Deeper You Dig

USA | 2019 | 95 min | Directors: John Adams & Toby Poser | Co-Director: Zelda Adams
COLORADO PREMIERE
IN PERSON: John & Zelda Adams (Directors)

Ivy, once a talented psychic, and her goth teen daughter Echo are unusually close. When reclusive Kurt moves down the road, an accident leads to Echo’s murder, and suddenly three lives collide in mysterious and wicked ways. Kurt assumes he can hide his secret under the ground. But Echo burrows into his head until he can feel her in his bones. As she haunts his every move, trying to reach her mother from beyond, Ivy must dig deep to see the signs and prove that love won’t stay buried.

The Golden Glove

Germany | 2019 | 110 min | Director: Fatih Akin
COLORADO PREMIERE

From acclaimed filmmaker Fatih Akin (Head-On, The Edge of Heaven, In The Fade) comes a gruesome tale of notorious German serial killer Fritz Honka who haunted Hamburg’s red light district in the 1970s. Based on the novel of the same name, THE GOLDEN GLOVE follows Honka as he frequents his favorite bar, the “Golden Glove,” where schmaltzy German songs move the boozy bar hounds to tears and drinking is a reflex against pain and longing. There, Honka, a pitiful loser chasing after lonely women, keeps more than just secrets in the attic.

The Lodge

USA | 2019 | 108 min | Director: Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala
COLORADO PREMIERE

Trapped inside a cabin by a fierce blizzard, two children and their future stepmother must fight for their lives against an unseen evil force. From the directors of GOODNIGHT MOMMY.

The Wretched

USA | 2019 | 95 min | Directors: Brett Pierce & Drew Pierce
COLORADO PREMIERE
IN PERSON: Brett Pierce (Director), John-Paul Howard (Lead Actor)

A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parents' imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand-year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door.

From the directors of Deadheads.  Their short film Smush! A DeadHeads Short was an official Telluride Horror Show selection.

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

USA | 2010 | 89 min | Director: Eli Craig
SPECIAL PRESENTATION WITH DIRECTOR ELI CRAIG AND JOE BOB BRIGGS

Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count.

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil was the closing night film at the inaugural Telluride Horror Show in 2010.  In 2011, the film still hadn't been released, so we showed it again at our 2nd Telluride Horror Show, simultaneously at two venues, to sold-out crowds. Tucker & Dale was a big part of our early years, so we had to bring it back to celebrate the festival's 10th anniversary.  But this time, director Eli Craig will join us for a special conversation following the film, hosted by the ultimate horror buff and redneck expert Joe Bob Briggs!

VFW

USA | 2019 | 92 min | Director: Joe Begos
COLORADO PREMIERE
IN PERSON: Joe Begos and Josh Ethier

Pitched as THE WILD BUNCH meets NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, the story follows Fred and his military buddies as they must defend their local V.F.W. post – and an innocent teen – against a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants. These Vietnam vets have been to hell and back, but this will be the longest night of their lives.

VFW is the fourth feature from festival alum Joe Begos and his first collaboration with FANGORIA. The cast of genre legends includes Stephen Lang, William Sadler, Fred Williamson, Martin Kove, David Patrick Kelly, George Wendt, Sierra McCormick, Travis Hammer, and Tom Williamson. Begos was previously at the Telluride Horror Show with The Mind's Eye. 

Wounds

USA | 2019 | 95 min | Director: Babak Anvari
COLORADO PREMIERE

Will (Armie Hammer) is a bartender in New Orleans. He has a great job, great friends, and a girlfriend, Carrie (Dakota Johnson), who loves him. He skates across life’s surface, ignoring complications and concentrating on enjoying the moment. One night at the bar, a violent brawl breaks out, which injures one of his regular customers and causes some college kids to leave behind a cell phone in their haste. Will begins receiving disturbing texts and calls from the stranger’s phone. While Will hopes to not get involved, Carrie gets lost down a rabbit hole investigating this strange malevolence. They’ve discovered something unspeakable, and it’s crawling slowly into the light.

Written for the screen and directed by Babak Anvari, the award-winning director of Under the Shadow.

Z

Canada | 2019 | 83 min | Director: Brandon Christensen
COLORADO PREMIERE
IN PERSON: Brandon Christensen (Director)

A family find themselves terrorized by their eight-year-old son’s imaginary friend. 
 

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