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2018 HORROR AVENUE FILM SELECTIONS!

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Balloon Feast

From the mind of award winning filmmaker Justin R. Romine comes this short tail of unforeseen circumstance. Tommy’s (Andrew Jacob DeHart) life is forever changed when a mysterious girl (Clarisse Behr) comes into his life. When Tommy reports to the bar for work, he finds an unconscious woman in the parking lot. Determined to help, he brings her into the bar only to find that this mysterious woman is about to bring him into a world of darkness and depravity. Bring your appetite for the Feast and try not to burst the balloon!

LOON

After his father passes away in a car accident, Taylor is left a cabin in the remote wilderness of Montana, that unbeknownst to him, has been in his father’s family for over 30 years. He and his wife Ann decide to visit the cabin on their honeymoon when they must cancel their initial plans. Upon arrival, their neighbor Chuck becomes an unsettling presence with ulterior motives. Throughout their stay, Taylor struggles to find himself, Ann struggles to trust Chuck and Chuck crosses boundaries with the young couple. 

DYSCRASIA

Dyscrasia is a psychological thriller/horror that explores the mind of a young woman as she undergoes a traumatic event after leaving a commedia dell'arte performance.

READY OR NOT...

A game of hide and seek that has an unexpected ending.

 

DEADLY DAMSEL

When two of the cities worst super-villains kidnap a city councilmen, its up to the Deadly Damsel to save him before the curtains fall.

BEYOND REPAIR

Driving late at night has its advantages, but it also has its drawbacks, like when Jorah (Kinsley Funari) finds herself in dire need of a rest room and everything's closed. At last salvation appears in the form of a brightly-lit gas station and she gratefully pulls in and parks. Granted, the mechanic on duty (Jesse Dillon Sorrells) isn't very friendly and the bathroom itself isn't the cleanest. Except Jorah soon wishes she'd just found a convenient tree instead, as the gas station quickly reveals itself to be a place of terrible horrors. Hands appear from nowhere to torment her and her pleas for mercy, or at least to be told what her attackers want from her, are ignored. But they certainly do want something, and it's something that will make Jorah truly regret ever getting out of her car.

THE FUNHOUSE WALTZ

In a forgotten, abandoned carnival funhouse, the sins of the past are doomed to repeat their dark secrets for all eternity.

AUDITORIUM 6

A movie theater janitor on his first night alone has a life-changing encounter with the paranormal.

ALMOST HALLOWEEN

The Halloween spirit makes a special visit to a non-believer's home to make her believe.

MAIN STREET MEATS

A family-run meat shop struggling to survive stumbles onto the secret of success… and is obliged to keep up with insatiable customer demand.

MEAT

A man wakes up in a dark and dodgy cellar, totally disoriented, not knowing where he is. Around him, a group of strange people seems to have been in the place for a long time. He will try to understand the situation (and) to survive. But the situation degenerates when a vampire bursts in.

DISSECTION

People are scared or fascinated with human dead corpse. But how do they actually react? What does the person feel left alone with a dead body...

SOMETHING WITHIN

A young woman encounters an unusual occurrence in a house she's watching over, but soon learns there's something sinister hiding within.

INSIDE

A couple argues about the horrors of the outside world and the stresses of being trapped inside their own home.

THE STAIN

One woman's obsession leads her on a dark and strange journey.

THROUGH THE NIGHT

After Weston loses his lover to a wide spread infection, he closes himself off in his apartment hoping to never feel loss again. He is forced to face his demons once an infected stranger shows up at his door.

RIGOR MORTIS

A bereft David regrets pushing his conjoined twin, Kane, into a failed separation surgery. As David grieves, Kane returns to haunt David, reminding him of their life together in the limelight. If David cannot make it to the morgue in time to reunite, then the guilt will eat him alive.

BLOODSUCKA JONES VS. THE CREEPING DEATH

The baddest mofo with the killer afro and his gorgeous sidekick help a couple if idiots fight an army of zombies.

SLIT

An adulterous affair leads to a legendary curse that creates an evening filled of beautiful terror.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

A man awakens to find a mysterious photo in his apartment, though the taker is nowhere to be seen.

HOPE

NO ZOMBIE IS PERFECT

A senseless wandering ghoul roaming the world full of the hunger-less undead and hateful humans will soon discover a craving, leaving him completely and utterly without hope.

After a mysterious disease struck society, poor Karl, like the rest of his kind, became one of the many outcasts in the modern world. While most folks went about their everyday lives, eventually accepting and ignoring the timid zombies themselves, those that became hostile towards the infected, faced no true consequences. Until... all hope was gone.

CHANGE TO SILENCE

Travis works full time as a clown and for a week and a half he continues seeing a Mime Girl that is performing in the park, but he never goes and talk to her. Until the Hot Dog Man convinces Travis to finally go and talk to the Mime Girl. She rejects Travis because she hates clowns. Travis goes back to his house where he faces himself in front of a mirror and transforms into a Mime. At the next day Travis performs with Mime Girl but after having a unique time together she still rejects him, what can Travis do to get this girl?

EARWORM

A lonely man does battle with a relentless piece of music.

Oh, the things that get stuck in our heads. When a reclusive man is repeatedly woken up over the course of a night by severe headaches, accompanied by musical repetition from an unknown source, his sanity begins to swiftly unravel. Starring Ernest L. Thomas (What's Happening, Everybody Hates Chris, Malcolm X) this creepy and unsettling short film will leave viewers squirming in their seats.

WHERE THE GREAT SPIRITS LIVE

Dirke, a war veteran, struggles with his own personal demons in a small town where he's shunned and misunderstood by everyone. One day, he meets Emma, the girl of his dreams. She's a girl who doesn't judge him regardless of whatever her friends and co-workers tell her. Emma is the only comfort that Dirke has going in his life when everything else seems bleak. In his lonely, run down motel room, he thinks and dreams about her although they only just met. Emma has an intense hold on him, and his world will never be the same. It's a love story which love takes place where fantasy and reality cross.

INTERLACED

Kadin sets out to face his fears after his sister Avery, mysteriously disappears two years ago from a birthday party near the Oregon National Forest. After suffering from depression, he decides to camp deep in the woods for one night to prove to himself that the world is not a dangerous place. Kadin soon finds out the woods hold many secrets that may lead to the truth about his sister.

ARACHNOID

A giant spider lurks in the forest.

CLEANSING

After shooting up in an old abandoned mansion, a heroin addict begins to descend deep into madness as he stumbles upon the nightmarish creatures who have also made this ancient place their home.

DR. LEO

The tool shed operating room is ready for the next patient - will he escape? Will he want to?

HELL'S HALF ACRE

A paranormal team on their way from another investigation, stop in Kentucky for a look at a locally haunted place called "Hell's Half Acre" Soon things go terribly wrong.

COWBOYS & INDIANS

Leo plays "cowboys and Indians" every day at home. Today, aged just five, he learned a new game.

LONG GONE

Reporter Chris (Drew Horsley) and junior photographer Amanda (Hannah Walker) venture to the countryside in search of the truth surrounding the disappearance of Heather Langford and two police officers involved in the case. 
Sometimes the truth doesn’t want to be found.

GIRL AND A SCAR

A self-harming Goth girl suffers a psychological trauma where her dark, cathartic journey within allows her to find self-acceptance within her life.

SHE RISES

A director and her lead actor get a vacation rental while filming a movie. What starts as a helpful unassuming very nice host, becomes their worst nightmare.

CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR

'Chateau Sauvignon: terroir' follows the isolated adolescent son of a storied vintner family who finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. When a doting woman and her indifferent son arrive seeking a tasting and tour of the winery, Nicolas sees an opportunity to help care for his mother, as well as prove his worth to his choleric father. However, his wayward plan quickly takes a turn for the worse, and his missteps puts his family’s secretive murderous ways in peril of being unearthed.

CRISPY'S CURSE

Crispy, a maniacal killer clown, is firing up his chainsaw and killing again. Messiah Fist, a Christian heavy metal band, may be the only ones who can stop him with the help of some ghost hunters and psychics.

THE CANDLE

Ryder makes a wish for all of her dreams to come true, but she didn't realize it included her nightmares.

THE COP CAM

NO SYNOPSIS PROVIDED

NIGHT RUNNERS

An ancient evil pursues two thieves after a robbery goes wrong.

MALTESE

Brad and Heidi investigate strange sounds on a Sunday afternoon.

KUDZU ZOMBIES

Lonnie, a crop duster pilot, must lead a mismatched group of survivors to escape the deadly zombie horde after an experimental chemical, intended to control the invasive kudzu vine, transforms the citizens of Charleston, MS into zombies.

KUDZU ZOMBIES

Trapped in a small closet, a young woman is psychologically tortured by an unknown stranger. Blaring music designed to unhinge her and photos and pills slipped under the door are her only contact with her capture. Will she remain strong enough to survive?

HELL HAUNT

A deranged stalker turns the sets of an eccentric premiere event into twisted art pieces, using the talent’s flesh and blood.

BRIDE OF FRANKIE

In this darkly comedic feminist nod to Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor's lonely creation with electrifying, and deadly, results.

M√ČNAGE DU TROIS

They've picked a victim, she's bound and gagged; but Bronwyn has chosen this opportunity to confront Dave about the inequalities in their killing games. When Dave feels that sharing his victim with his wife will satisfy her as much as it does him things turn from bad to worse for him and she ends up having all the fun herself!

THE LAST ROADKILL

Zoe, Deena & Noreen have made a fatal pact. After falling in love for a serial killer on the death row, the trio decide that his last day on Earth will also be theirs. This journey into the desert will challenge their friendships and reveal their true selves. On this trip to hell, the desert heat will not fool them… till death do them part.

MIDNIGHT SHIFT

Rural Sheriff's Deputy, Sgt. Brown answers a call at an old farmhouse. He walks in the middle of an ongoing exorcism and must quickly decide whether to follow orders, or do what he knows to be right. Told through the deputy's body cam footage, we follow Sgt. Brown's call through to its horrifying conclusion.

DELIRIUM

After a car breakdown, Ava and her two best friends decide to spend the night in an abandoned cabin in the middle of nowhere. After reading an inscription in the mysterious Book of Fears their worst fears start coming to life. It is up to Ava to decide which friend she will help survive.

ARE WE THE WAITING

Friends go out of town to party at a relative's house before their friend goes out of the country to escape the WWIII Draft. Little do they know that the Draft is the least of their worry because someone has decided they all need to stay around and trapped in the house for his own fun.

WIDE-O

After a mother finds her two children up late one cold December night, she searches the house only to find the terrifying reason...

AMERICAN ZOMBIES

A dysfunctional family of Zombies sit down to enjoy dinner.

PHARMA LAB TRAINING VIDEO: 1

A training video gone wrong for the government's new pharmaceutical testing facility!

SYNESTHESIA

Synesthesia is a short horror film that examines what can happen when we depend on our digital devices too much.

When Leslie puts more faith in the smartphone she never puts down than her marriage, she must decide who to trust with deadly consequences.

THE DARK MILITARY

What if a web cast, LIVE on Halloween, turned out to be a real life survival game? What if the people hunting them are a rogue military? All eyes from the around the world are tuned in, and with a short window of time, officials need to find out where this broadcast is taking place. With all technology taken away to slow down any hope of rescue, and no weapons to defend themselves, the ‘contestants’ can only hope they can they be found in time as the world watches on.

THE WEED WHACKER MASSACRE

Mr. Thurman, the neighborhood grumpy old man, is tired of the Home Owners Association telling him how to cut his grass. After a call from the HOA, He gets into a brooding rage and goes outside to cut his grass. After getting wet from sweat cutting his grass. He plugs in his weed whacker and gets shocked to death. His soul is transferred to the weed whacker and goes on a neighborhood killing spree. After killing some people he returns back to his house. Dale the mail man, A average Joe, who saw the weed whacker killing a couple, drops off some mail for Mr. Thurman.​ Mr. Thurman as the weed whacker returns home and Dale and him have a battle to the death.

BLACK RING

A group of people organizes a special event in an abandoned mansion.

BALLOON

Penny and her therapist battle her phobia of balloons through psychological experimentation. However, it's not the balloon itself... it's the clown-like serial killer it represents.

DURIAN

It is about an ambiguous murder affair.

SUMMONING

A spiritual medium and her apprentice open a doorway to the other side, and they must face the dark force that comes through.