2016 Program

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Doors open at 10:00am. Let us ease you into your Saturday with complimentary coffee and tea (available from 10:00am-11:00am).

All-Day/All-Access Passes $20
(All-Day pass holders automatically receive a FREE month of AMC Network’s new, smart, and horror-tastic movie streaming service, SHUDDER. To redeem your free month of horror, go to www.shudder.com/signup/create and enter the code from your welcome bag at check-out.)

Single Event Ticket $10

This is a Cash Only event.

concessions
Popcorn $2
Chocolate/Candy $2
Water/Soda $2

Scary Good Snack Deal
Popcorn (with one free refill at any point during the event), candy, and a beverage $5

raffle
1 ticket $5
3 tickets $10 (save $5)
10 tickets $25 (save $25!)

Purchase a raffle ticket(s) and get a free AWFF sticker. While you do not need to be present to take part in the raffle, we much prefer presenting your awesome prizes in person. 50% of the proceeds go to support the Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery so they can keep hosting events like ours. The other 50% goes to the Scleroderma Research Foundation.

block1
(10:30am – 11:30am)

THE EYES
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JINGCHUAN WANG
A 2D Digital Narrative Animation Short about a being who starts to grow extra eyes.

THE SWEETMEAT BOY
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JAHNAVI MISRA AND 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.

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.

KEEN-WAH
WRITTEN AND 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 doom, but fortified with laughs, KEEN-wah offers a fresh, healthy alternative to the zombie movie.

CONNIE
WRITTEN AND 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…

BUNNY BIZNESS
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED 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.

THE TELL-TALE-HEART SISTERS
WRITTEN AND 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.

break
(11:30am – 12:00pm)

block2
(12:00pm – 2:00pm)

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

INNSMOUTH
WRITTEN AND 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 to cross paths with Alice Marsh.

NEWBORN
WRITTEN AND 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 leads to an unexpected and bizarre retribution.

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.

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.

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.

OH WHAT BIG TEETH YOU HAVE
WRITTEN AND 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.

I SHOULD HAVE RUN
WRITTEN AND 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.

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

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.

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.

I NEVER CAN
WRITTEN BY MIG WINDOWS, DIRECTED BY MIG WINDOWS AND 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.

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.

MARGARET
WRITTEN AND 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.

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.

panel
(2:00pm – 2:45pm)

Hosted by Jay Kay of Horror Happens Radio

break
(2:45pm – 3:30pm)

workshop
(3:30pm – 4:30pm)

In this one-hour workshop, Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon of independent media services company 4MileCircus will go over the basics of effectively building and sustaining an enthusiastic audience online, as well as how to mobilize that audience for successful crowdfunding campaigns and more!

break
(4:30pm – 6:00pm)

block3
(6:00pm-8:00pm)

THE THICKET
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ANGELA PRITCHETT AND 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.

BLACK IN RED OUT
WRITTEN AND 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 — if she survives that is.

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.

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.

FREE VARIABLE
WRITTEN AND 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.

MINDLESS
WRITTEN AND 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?

PARALYSIS
WRITTEN AND 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?

BLACK SATURNUS
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY MATT & ANGLEA MOSS (THE MOSS SIBLINGS)
A short Psychedelic occult horror.

ALTSCHMERZ
WRITTEN AND 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.

THE STYLIST
WRITTEN AND 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.

RED RED
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY AMA LEA
A young woman’s journey into lust, love, sexual awakening, and murder.

break
(8:00pm – 9:00pm)

feature
(9:00pm – 10:30pm)

DOLLY DEADLY
DIRECTED BY HEIDI MOORE, WRITTEN BY HEIDI MOORE AND 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.

mooreqa
(10:30pm – 11:30pm)

Heidi Moore answers your questions.

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