2016 Films

Ada

Ada

WRITTEN BY LETICIA DE BORTOLI, DIRECTED BY TULIO FERREIRA & MAX LARRUY A young woman struggles to set free from the mental and physical harm of an abusive relationship. Ada on IMDB  

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Altschmerz

Altschmerz

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY SOMICA SPRATLEY A suffering woman searches for the answers as to who she has become. Faced with rejection & deceit, she struggles to understand the relationship with herself and others. As time will tell, she finds clarity.  

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Black in Red Out

Black in Red Out

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY MONICA MOORE-SURIYAGE Meryl has been crushing on Davey for a while now, so when her roommate Leah tells her to go for it, she musters up the courage to tell him how she feels at their party. When the zombie apocalypse breaks out in the middle of the party what seems like a disaster could actually work in Meryl’s favor — […]

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Black Saturnus

Black Saturnus

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY MATT & ANGLEA MOSS (THE MOSS SIBLINGS) A short Psychedelic occult horror. Black Saturnus on Twitter  

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Blind Eyes

Blind Eyes

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY YIFAN HU Blind Eyes is a short animation about sexual identity and personal chaos. Human’s identity crises and the resulting internal chaos are the sources of inspiration for this animation, and I chose sexual identity as an example of one aspect of human identity. Blind Eyes Official Site  

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Bunny Bizness

Bunny Bizness

BY IRISA HOU A dark coming of age tale of a gothy preteen’s quest to purchase a taxidermy raven for his 13th birthday, despite the fact that it’s not quite dead yet. Bunny Bizness on IMDB  

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Calling In Demons

Calling In Demons

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY PORCELAIN DALYA Instead of calling out of work sick, Daphne finds that she has demons in her home. Calling In Demons on Facebook  

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Cleaning House

Cleaning House

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ANDREA WOLANIN Two young women arrive at a house cleaning job, but their intent is anything but sanitary – they wander the barren rooms, drinking the wine and digging into the secrets of the owners. But the home is not as empty as it seems, and it’s not long before their innocent fun is destroyed by violence and terror. Cleaning House […]

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Connie

Connie

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY CAT DAVIES Wannabe stand-up Dolly Diggs suffers from stage fright. To overcome her fear, she plans to become a ventriloquist and thinks she’s found just the puppet in Connie. Little does she know, Connie is no ordinary puppet… Connie Official Site  

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Dead Cat Bounce

Dead Cat Bounce

DIRECTED BY KATHERINE L. HASELL, WRITTEN BY GERARD HOUARNER A fable to horrify the inner child. A dead cat journeys back to the land of the living through trials and tribulations. Based on the graphic novel by Gerard Houarner and GAK.  

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Declawed

Declawed

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY KINO MCFARLAND When a materialistic man’s perfect skin is ruined by his lover, he takes extreme measures to ensure it never happens again. Declawed is a conceptual horror film about the horrors of cat-declawing. Declawed on IMDB  

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Dolly Deadly

Dolly Deadly

DIRECTED BY HEIDI MOORE WRITTEN BY HEIDI MOORE & CASSANDRA SECHLER A young boy from the trailer park can’t take another moment of ridicule from his family and peers. With support from his beloved dollies, he sets out for blood. Dolly Deadly on IMDB Check out the trailer, rent, and buy your copy of the film today!  

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Free Variable

Free Variable

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY LEA MCMAHAN Being a teenager is a daily struggle, a daily grind. For seventeen year old Thomas, however, the stakes are higher. Not only is he failing calculus, but he’s worried that he may slit his calculus tutor’s throat at their next study session.  

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Hello

Hello

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CHRISTINA RAIA A lonely soul attempts to make a connection with a visiting stranger, but her intentions don’t quite match his interpretations. Hello Official Site  

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I Never Can

I Never Can

WRITTEN BY MIG WINDOWS DIRECTED BY MIG WINDOWS & RORY OWENS A Westernized, modern adaptation of an old Japanese ghost story of love and loss, “I Never Can” tells the story of a chronically unfaithful young man who regrets his promise to never leave his girlfriend. I Never Can Official Site  

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I Should Have Run

I Should Have Run

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY GABRIELA STANISZEWSKA One cold dark night, a woman encounters something strange and terrifying on her walk home. When it asks her a question, her sheer terror causes her to lie… with disastrous consequences. I Should Have Run on IMDB  

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Ink

Ink

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY ASHLEA WESSEL A traumatized woman seeks penance and personal transformation through tattooing after surviving a devastating pregnancy. One night, drenched in booze and ink, her deepest fears threaten to consume her. Ink Official Site  

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Innsmouth

Innsmouth

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY IZZY LEE Detective Olmstead has arrived on a peculiar crime scene, with a body that has both a bite wound and an egg sac on her back. Her only clue is a photograph of the victim with a strange woman. Olmstead manages to determine that the photograph was taken in Innsmouth and travels there in search of answers, which causes her […]

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KEEN-wah

KEEN-wah

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY CAT DAVIES Sweet, optimistic Suzanne is looking for love and hunting high and low for her perfect match. She knows the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but when her internet date, Gary, doesn’t quite ‘live’ up to his profile pictures, she can see why he’s such a fussy eater…will she be on the menu? Free from apocalyptic […]

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Last Words

Last Words

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY RAESHELLE COOKE A woman decorates a box for therapy in order to cope from a nasty break-up. It’s what she does with it in the end that makes it all the more beautiful. Last Words on IMDB  

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Margaret

Margaret

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY BJ COLANGELO A young mother struggles with her faith and her sanity as she carries a baby destined to leave a terrifying legacy. Margaret on Facebook  

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Mauvaises Têtes (Bad Heads)

Mauvaises Têtes (Bad Heads)

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY REBEKAH FIESCHI Mauvaises Têtes (Bad Heads) is a horror film / dark comedy in the spirit of classic MGM and Universal horror from the 1920s/30s. It tells the story of an odd woman, Jenny, who loses her mind in the search for love and decides to create her own lover. Mauvaises Têtes (Bad Heads) Official Site  

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Mindless

Mindless

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY KATIE BONHAM Mindless tells the story of Peter (Nicholas Vince) – a senile, middle-aged man whose house is mysteriously torn apart day after day. Is Peter a risk to himself or is something more sinister about to be unleashed? Mindless on IMDB  

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Munchies

Munchies

DIRECTED BY SINEAD STODDARD Zombie Lee has an outrageous hunger that won’t be silenced by food alone. With his growing need to feed increasing, misjudgment and disaster arise in the kitchen, until a simple solution is found and his rumbling is quenched.  

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Nasty

Nasty

DIRECTED BY PRANO BAILEY-BOND WRITTEN BY ANTHONY FLETCHER It’s 1982. Twelve-year old Doug is drawn into the lurid world of VHS horror as he explores the mysterious disappearance of his father. Nasty on IMDB  

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Newborn

Newborn

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY SIMRET CHEEMA-INNIS Marris lives alone in a house left to her by her recently deceased grandmother. She’s a disheartened young woman, battling depression and losing her hair. One day a package arrives at her door by mistake. She opens it to reveal a strange marble bowl. When Marris uses it as a trash can to dispose of her falling hair it […]

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Oh What Big Teeth You Have

Oh What Big Teeth You Have

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY JILLIAN CANTWELL A deranged serial killer in NYC targets dog owners and mauls them to death. Tensions rise at a local dog park with patrons wondering who will be next. Oh What Big Teeth You Have on IMDB  

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Out of My Skin

Out of My Skin

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY NADINE L’ESPERANCE This new micro-short by underground horror filmmaker Nadine L’Esperance sees a young mother going to horrifying (and darkly humorous) extremes in her quest for a little leisure time before her screaming kids and deadbeat husband literally make her crawl out of her skin. Out Of My Skin on IMDB  

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Paralysis

Paralysis

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY R. SHANEA WILLIAMS Paralysis is a short-length narrative film that tells the story of Jessica Sulloway, a thirtysomething photographer suffering from a severe sleep disorder. Jessica fears falling asleep and must make desperate attempts to protect herself at night. Is she actually losing her mind or is her home haunted? Paralysis Official Site  

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Pinky Toe, Pinky Toe, Pinky Toe

Pinky Toe, Pinky Toe, Pinky Toe

DIRECTED BY LINA JULY A creepy and experimental short film from the mind of a 3-year-old director. Pinky Toe, Pinky Toe, Pinky Toe Official Site

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Red Red

Red Red

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY AMA LEA A young woman’s journey into lust, love, sexual awakening, and murder. Red Red on IMDB  

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Requital

Requital

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JO OSBORNE A woman confesses her betrayal to her closest friend, and must endure the vicious consequences. Requital on Facebook  

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Synesthesia

Synesthesia

DIRECTED BY ALISON KOHLHARDT, WRITTEN BY TOM LOVEMAN 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. Synesthesia Official Site  

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The Eyes

The Eyes

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY JINGCHUAN WANG A 2D Digital Narrative Animation Short about a being who starts to grow extra eyes. The Eyes Official Site  

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The Stylist

The Stylist

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY JILL GEVARGIZIAN Claire is a lonely hairstylist with an unnerving desire to escape her disappointing reality. When her final client of the evening arrives with the request to look perfect, Claire has plans of her own. The Stylist on IMDB  

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The Sweetmeat Boy

The Sweetmeat Boy

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY JAHNAVI MISRA & APOORVA MUNDOOR ‘The Sweetmeat Boy’ is based on an old tale about a young goatherd from a village in South India. One day the goatherd wanders into a deep jungle, where he finds a tree laden with his favourite sweetmeats. A Rakshasi-ajji (demon-grandmother) espies him and conspired to eat his heart. The Sweetmeat Boy on IMDB  

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The Tell-Tale-Heart Sisters

The Tell-Tale-Heart Sisters

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY CHRISTINE PARKER A sister’s jealousy takes a sinister turn. Inspired by Poe and influenced by Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, you will love this creepy classic tale. The Tell-Tale-Heart Sisters on IMDB  

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The Thicket

The Thicket

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY ANGELA PRITCHETT & MARIAH SMITH A group of friends go on a peaceful trip camping in the woods. What they do not know is something dark and old lives in the woods, and it is now after them. The Thicket on IMDB  

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