2019 FESTIVAL LINE-UP

Abyssus

Finland | 2019 | 9 min | Director: Kim Westerlund
COLORADO PREMIERE

A man regains consciousness as he is being buried alive. Overwhelmed by panic he tries to force his way out of the box he finds himself in, without success. Equipped with nothing but a single lighter he wallows in hopelessness until strange sounds approaches, and with it, true fear.

Bad Hair

Estonia | 2019 | 15 min | Director: Oskar Lehemaa
COLORADO PREMIERE

Insecure and balding Leo has closed himself in his apartment. A mysterious hair growth liquid arrives at his doorstep and Leo uses it to fix up his looks. The liquid causes a series of grotesque metamorphoses as Leo tries desperately to get bodily changes under control as the events of the evening quickly turn into chaos.

Bakemono

USA | 2019 | 10 min | Directors: Sumire Takamatsu, Jorge Lucas
WORLD PREMIERE

Today is February 3rd, known in Japan as Setsubun. Families celebrate by casting out evil spirits from their homes. But this family's young daughter has other plans...

Bedtime Story

Spain | 2019 | 9 min | Directors: Lucas Paulino & Ángel Torres
U.S. PREMIERE

A witch that is observing from the apartment across the street and a story no child should ever hear...

Bump in the Night

Canada | 2019 | 7 min | Director: Octavian Kaul
WORLD PREMIERE
IN PERSON: Octavian Kaul

While home alone, young Samantha becomes the victim of a merciless demon.

Call For a Good Time

USA | 2019 | 5 min | Directors: Jon Rhoads & Mike Marrero
COLORADO PREMIERE
IN PERSON: Jon Rhoads

A stoner finds out why you never call the numbers scrawled on the bathroom stall.

Check.

USA | 2019 | 11 min | Director: Justin Nelson

Karen invites Max home but has a number of rules he must follow, the most paramount being he check under her bed for monsters. He has to check every time he stays the night. What could possibly happen if he didn't check…

chromoPHOBIA

USA | 2019 | 13 min | Director: Keith Adams
WORLD PREMIERE

Clinical psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Haver becomes obsessed with her mysterious new patient’s artwork and realizes he possesses a dark gift. After learning of the patient's fear of color, Dr. Haver's fascination turns to obsession, and she is forced to confront her own darkness. Based on a story by renowned dark fiction writer Brian Evenson.

Deady Freddy

Canada | 2019 | 10 min | Director: Alicia Eisen

After a life well lived, Freddy is afforded a chilling encore - he must live his life backwards through the eyes of every bug he has ever killed.

Diversion

France | 2018 | 22 min | Director: Mathieu Mégemont
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Joël, a small town journalist, goes to cover a case in the French countryside. When he stops after running over a dog on the road, he finds himself trapped in the stories he usually writes.

Dog Skin

UK | 2019 | 13 min | Director: Tiago Teixeira
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

A man is haunted by visions of a dog that transforms into a mysterious woman every night. As he loses his grip with reality, his obsession takes a dark turn. Based on a fable from the Indian Folklore.

Farce

Norway | 2019 | 11 min | Director: Robin Jensen
COLORADO PREMIERE

A Sami man ends up in greedy and decadent claws as he tries to save both his reindeer herd and the woman he desires. An awful fable about fatal passion.

Frost Bite

USA | 2019 | 10 min | Director: Andrew Hunt
COLORADO PREMIERE

A young girl lures a mysterious figure across a frozen wasteland for reasons unexplained.

Grief

USA | 2019 | 14 min | Directors: Brock Bodell & Daniel Perry
COLORADO PREMIERE

A grieving couple navigates the mysterious death of their son and a stranger visits in the middle of the night to bring their worst fears to a violent, and psychedelic climax.

Hellevate

USA | 2019 | 4 min | Director: Dusty Brown
WORLD PREMIERE
IN PERSON: Dusty Brown

A man must deal with an elevator company's incompetent customer service while stuck between floors.

Hopes

Spain | 2019 | 10 min | Director: Raúl Monge
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

An unexpected story of a little homeless girl and her hooded companion.

In Sound, We Live Forever

USA | 2019 | 12 min | Director: Joshua Giuliano
COLORADO PREMIERE

Something bad has(is) happened(happening).

It Crawled In Through the Window

USA | 2019 | 2 min | Directors: Isaac Ruth & Ali Petre
COLORADO PREMIERE

A couple has horrifying pillow-talk.

La Noria

Spain | 2018 | 13 min | Director: Carlos Baena
COLORADO PREMIERE

Darkness isn't always what it seems.

Lili

The Netherlands | 2019 | 9 min | Director: Yfke van Berckelaer
COLORADO PREMIERE

A young actress’ (Lisa Smit) audition for an older man (Derek de Lint) grows increasingly less comfortable with every line read in this single-take horror for the #metoo era.

Most Steps Ever

USA | 2019 | 4 min | Directors: Nesib (CB) Shamah & James Allen Smith
COLORADO PREMIERE

A hiker, a smart watch and a maniac with a lawnmower blade.

Night Crawl

USA | 2019 | 9 min | Director: Gregory Shultz
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Two inmates tunnel through the walls of a hellish prison, only to find something more terrifying than death row.

NOM

Spain | 2019 | 10 min | Director: Ángel Hernández

A dream trip to the entrails of immortality from the perspective of an old cyclist who starts a disturbing and cathartic odyssey.

O.I.

Canada | 2018 | 19 min | Director: N’cee van Heerden
COLORADO PREMIERE

Barry has a unique problem. He came up with a truly original idea. And sharing it has consequences.

Pathosis

USA | 2019 | 13 min | Director: Austin Bonang
WORLD PREMIERE

Sam, a young woman plagued by a mental disorder, struggles between fighting her disease and the troublesome side effects of her medication.

Place

USA | 2019 | 11 min | Director: Jason Gudasz
COLORADO PREMIERE

Lauren moves into a house with her daughter and boyfriend wanting a fresh start, but the spirits of the house have plans to turn them all against each other in very bizarre ways.

Plainsong

Canada | 2019 | 18 min | Director: Alexis Fortier Gauthier
COLORADO PREMIERE

Three friends on vacation by the sea are spellbound by a supernatural force.

Sailor

Canada | 2019 | 28 min | Director: Jacob Wiebe
COLORADO PREMIERE

A wayward sailor put to trial for a brutal murder in a small 18th century village recounts a tale of vengeance and sorcery that challenges the beliefs of the town’s Magistrate and forces him to face the ghost of his past.

Spasms

USA | 2018 | 5 min | Director: Todd Redenius

In a small town where not much happens a barrel of toxic waste is found leaking into a creek. No one notices that people everywhere are having uncontrollable spasms resulting in people dying in gory and outlandish ways due to the drinking water being contaminated.

The Burden

The Netherlands | 2019 | 17 min | Director: Nico van den Brink
COLORADO PREMIERE

A young woman visits her boyfriend’s family home and learns about a sinister history with his creepy neighbor. Soon, all kinds of skeletons come out of the closet.

The Dreamer

Norway | 2018 | 14 min | Director: Kenneth Karlstad
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

A mother struggles with her daughter's violent sleeping disorder.

The Fortune Teller

USA | 2019 | 4 min | Director: David Ferino
WORLD PREMIERE
IN PERSON: David Ferino

Things get freaky when a little girl finds an origami fortune teller.

The Procedure 2

USA | 2019 | 3 min | Director: Calvin Reeder
COLORADO PREMIERE

A man is forced to endure another strange experiment.

The Wandering Witch

Mexico | 2018 | 16 min | Director: Sofia Carrillo
COLORADO PREMIERE

A day before her son's wedding, Agustina tries to have the ceremony called off, only to discover that Emilia, the orphan girl betrothed to her son, still has someone ready to come to her defense.

Toe

USA | 2019 | 7 min | Directors: Neal O'Bryan & Chad Thurman
COLORADO PREMIERE
IN PERSON: Neal O'Bryan & Chad Thurman

A starving boy eats a rotting toe he finds sticking out of the ground. Later that night, something dead comes to his bedroom wanting it back.

Trapped

USA | 2019 | 23 min | Director: Billy Chizmar
WORLD PREMIERE

When her weekend hike goes horribly wrong, Katie must use every ounce of strength to survive - but is it enough?

Wash

Sweden | 2019 | 7 min | Director: Kiggs
WORLD PREMIERE

A short horror film about the worst fear a parent can have.

Wild Love

France | 2018 | 7 min | Directors: Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, Léa Georges, Maryka Laudet, Zoé Sottiaux, Corentin Yvergniaux

While on a romantic getaway, Alan and Beverly cause a fatal accident. This crime won't remain unpunished…

Wither

UK | 2019 | 4 min | Director: Ethan Evans
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

In a town acclaimed for honoring ancient folklore, a young girl finds herself vulnerable to a sinister mythological farmer after failing to contribute to the annual tradition.

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