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The 6th Annual Idaho Horror Film Festival

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Friday, October 18
 

5:00pm MDT

Screening Block 1
Short Films:

SOLD
Directed by: Troy Greenwood
Runtime: 2:30
Synopsis: A gambler in over his head makes a deal he isn't prepared for. When the chips start to fall he's left looking for a way out!

THE THING ABOUT BEECHER'S GATE
Directed by: Jeremy Herbert
Runtime: 25:10
Synopsis: Deputy Eli Stoker (Morgan McLeod) knew was he was getting into. Everyone told him the same thing. Watch out for the boys from Beecher’s Gate. But he still filed for a transfer as soon as he saw an opening. And there always seemed to be an opening in Beecher’s Gate. It didn’t much surprise Stoker when the Sheriff (Chris Cipa) gave him a short-straw shift before the end of his first week: spend the night in a shed out in the middle of the woods. No explanation. No expectation. All the Sheriff could offer was a flashlight, a shotgun and a word - tradition. It happened every year, and the fresh meat always handled it. Whatever it was. The Sheriff’s son, Deputy Clancy (Alex Bryan), tried to help as much as he could, but if he was in on the joke, he didn’t seem to find it funny anymore. Whether it was a prank or pure waste of time, Stoker would have to wait until the oldest tradition in Beecher’s Gate came knocking at the door.

THE RAT (Sundance Selection)
Directed by: Carlen May-Mann
Runtime: 12:00
Synopsis: It's Halloween night, and 18-year-old Renee is madly in love with her boyfriend Jim. They've made plans to go to a frat party, but after he picks her up he takes a detour, driving off the beaten path to a haunted house. Here, Renee is forced to confront a terrifying situation and come face to face with the thing that, deep down, she’s most afraid of.


TOE (Animated)
Directed By: Neal O'Bryan, Chad Thurman
Runtime: 7:00
Synopsis: A starving boy eats a toe he finds sticking out of the ground. Later that night, something ghastly comes to his bedroom wanting it back.


BOO
Directed by: Rakefet Abergel
Runtime: 15:00
Synopsis: A traumatic event forces a recovering addict to face her demons, without her worried fiancé uncovering the truth. Over the course of a rough night, Devi, 7 years sober, must make a difficult choice between WHO she loves and WHAT she loves.


SELF DEFENSE
Directed by: Zach Bradley
Runtime: 11:47
Synopsis: Two sisters stuck in the woods with a flat tire must find a way to defend themselves from two men who approach them with nefarious intentions.



Friday October 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm MDT

7:00pm MDT

Screening Block 2: Special Test Screening of SKYMAN
This special Test Screening of Skyman is a private event for our VIP's and invited guests. Director, Daniel Myrick will be in attendance. Comment cards and Q&A Session will be held post-screening.

Synopsis: The story of Carl Merryweather who believes he experienced an alien encounter at 10-years-old and is now trying to reconnect with the UFO as the same location.

Skyman Trailer: https://youtu.be/nmY1TizGxJU

Filmmakers
avatar for Chelsea Stardust

Chelsea Stardust

Director, SATANIC PANIC
Chelsea Stardust has been a horror film fan since the age of 10 when her father showed her George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and Tod Browning’s Dracula. When she wasn’t racing sled dogs in the snowy Midwest, Chelsea consumed all the cinema she could get her hands on... Read More →
avatar for DANIEL MYRICK

DANIEL MYRICK

Director, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
Dan Myrick, best known for writing and co-directing the trailblazing 1999 horror film, The Blair Witch Project, and producer Joseph Restaino of Character Brigade have set a three-picture deal with iHorror, a site dedicated to the horror genre.  Myrick’s new docu-drama Skyman, makes... Read More →

Sponsors


Friday October 18, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm MDT
The Egyptian Theatre

9:30pm MDT

Screening Block 3
Short Films:

THE DISTURBERS
Directed by: Vermaercke Michael
Runtime: 1:35
Synopsis: Two people on a date are being disturbed by an unusual enemy.

THE VICIOUS with Director, Trevor Dillon
Directed by: Ian Hock
Runtime: 13:00
Synopsis: Worlds collide as a family on a road trip stumbles upon a farmhouse with a peculiar set of residents.

MIKUS
Directed by: Zak White, Todd Spence
Runtime: 3:42
Synopsis: Your childhood is a dangerous thing to forget.

THE PICKMAN MODEL with Director, Tim Troemner
Directed by: Tim Troemner
Runtime: 7:01
Synopsis: What's the secret behind Richard Pickman's unearthly art? Join Pickman as he walks you through his three-part model to artistic success!

PREFIGURED with Director, Zeshaan Younus
Directed by: Zeshaan Younus
Runtime: 10:30
Synopsis: A woman experiencing a strange phenomenon seeks out an esoteric support group.


Filmmakers
avatar for Tim Troemner

Tim Troemner

Director, THE PICKMAN MODEL
avatar for TREVOR DILLON

TREVOR DILLON

Director, THE VICIOUS
avatar for ZESHAAN YOUNUS

ZESHAAN YOUNUS

Director, PREFIGURED



Friday October 18, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm MDT
The Egyptian Theatre

11:00pm MDT

Screening Block 4: WTF
FIVE COURSE MEAL
Directed by: James Cadden
Runtime: 6:00
Synopsis: Mark and Jenny agree to take part in a mysterious experiment for money. Things get exceptionally messy.

HELMINTH
Directed by: Merinda Staubli
Runtime: 6:26


THE OBLITERATION OF THE CHICKENS
Directed by: Izzy Lee
Runtime: 3:19
Synopsis: The universe does not care. The abyss is stupid. Narrated by author Bracken MacLeod, this Herzog-inspired fever dream uses 100% stock footage to reflect on the banality of existence.

GHOSTING THE PARTY
Directed by: Carlos Alberto Fernandez Lopez
Runtime: 7:11
Synopsis: A gang of gal pals conjure up a frenzy at a Halloween party after a drug-fueled dare exposes the true nature of a mysterious guest.

THE ONLY THING I LOVE MORE THAN YOU IS RANCH DRESSING
Directed by: Sydney Clara Brafman
Runtime: 1:00
Synopsis: Ranch. Dipped. Chicken. Fingers.

HOT DOG
Directed by: T.J. Yoshizaki
Runtime: 7:10
Synopsis: In the crime capital of the world, an LAPD officer was having a just another bad day... or not. A mind-bending, nightmarish visionary created by T.J. Yoshizaki.

GWILLIAM
Directed by: Brian Lonano
Runtime: 5:45
Synopsis: A recently released criminal is looking for a good time. He can forget his sins but he can never forget...Gwilliam. WARNING: This film contains strong and graphic sexual content. Viewer discretion is strongly advised. NSFW!!!

BAD HAIR
Directed by: Oskar Lehemaa
Runtime: 12:00
Synopsis: Insecure and balding LEO (35) has closed himself in his apartment to try hair growth liquid for fixing up his looks. The liquid causes a series of grotesque metamorphoses with his skin and hair and as Leo tries to get his bodily changes under control the evening quickly turns into chaos.

THE PROCEDURE 2
Directed by:
Runtime: 5:00


GWILLIAM'S TIPS FOR TURNING TRICKS INTO TREATS
Directed by: Brian Lonano
Runtime: 3:30
Synopsis: This is what you wanted! Gwilliam is back and offers some tips for getting special treats this Halloween.

Z-GOAT: AT FIRST BLEAT
Directed by:Julien Jauniaux
Runtime: 3:30
Synopsis: The year is 2078. Resources are scarce and the world is slowly dying. Darwina the young huntress will encounter a new threat very soon.


Friday October 18, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday October 19, 2019 12:15am MDT
The Egyptian Theatre
 
Saturday, October 19
 

12:30pm MDT

Screening Block 6: h-48
h48/2019 is screening at the Idaho Horror Film Festival! 15 teams made horror short films in 48 hours, come check them out! Ticket are $10.00 and will be available soon at the Egyptian. This is a rated R event so no kids please!!!!

Saturday October 19, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
The Egyptian Theatre

3:00pm MDT

Screening Block 7
GEORGIE- with Director, Ryan Grulich
Directed by: Ryan Grulich
Runtime: 7:26


I AM THE DOORWAY
Directed by: Simon Pearce
Runtime: 19:48:00
Synopsis: After a journey to investigate desolate Pluto, astronaut Arthur returns home a shattered man. He sees eyes forcing their way through the skin of his hands, eyes that distort his friends and the landscape itself into monstrous visions. Believing himself the doorway to an alien invasion and gruesome murder, he must take desperate action.

GHOSTMANS
Directed by: Ricardo Yanofsky
Runtime:4:51
Synopsis: A grotesque film-ballet set in the ghost dimension. A spiritual sequel to COLORMAN'S

EAT ME
Directed by: Helena Aguilera
Runtime: 9:00:00
Synopsis: Late at night, two policemen attack the owner of a local restaurant. Her sister steps in, however, and soon the secret ingredient of their sandwiches is revealed. It’s to die for!

THE SWALLOW, with Director, Elizabeth Findley
Directed by: Elizabeth Findley
Runtime: 9:37
Synopsis: Mary and Frances are left alone for a short time in a small cottage. When Mary keeps seeing swallows everywhere after she killed one by mistake she is convinced they are cursed.

HUNTING SEASON
Directed by: Shannon Kohli
Runtime: 11:08
Synopsis: Callie (Hannah Levien), is a small-town gas station attendant at a crossroads in her life. A recovering alcoholic, she is struggling to move on from her past in her blue-collar community. When a violent creature escapes from a group of local hunters, it happens upon her at the station. Callie comes face to face with the beast and the demons of her past. An unlikely bond between the beast and Callie will change her life forever, forcing her to face and conquer her fears. Hunting Season is a fantasy short film set against a bleak, small town in rural Canada. Our film captures what it means to be female, to be alone, and to find purpose in something strangely magical.

BITTEN
Directed by: Sarah K Reimers
Runtime: 10:40
Synopsis: A mysterious & violent encounter sends a dog on a night of adventure and possibility.

WITCHES GET STITCHES, with Director, Matt Robinson
Directed by: Matt Robinson
Runtime: 4:11
Synopsis: A coven of ancient witches begin to conjure a demon with a blood sacrifice... "But cutting myself HURRRRRTS! NO!"

Filmmakers


Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
The Egyptian Theatre

5:30pm MDT

Screening Block 8: WORLD PREMIERE OF THE TENT
DON'T CROAK
Directed by:
Runtime: 1:40
Synopsis:

GOOD GIRL
Directed by: Wesley Alley
Runtime: 9:45
Synopsis:

OSCAR'S BELL
Directed by:
Runtime:12:15
Synopsis:

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
Directed by: Andrew Garcia
Runtime: 5:05
Synopsis:

THE TENT- WORLD PREMIERE
Directed by: Rene Rivas & Bryan C.Goff
Runtime: 15:00
Synopsis:



Filmmakers
avatar for BRYAN C. GOFF

BRYAN C. GOFF

Director, THE TENT
avatar for RENE RIVAS

RENE RIVAS

Director, THE TENT
avatar for WESLEY ALLEY

WESLEY ALLEY

Director, GOOD GIRL



Saturday October 19, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm MDT
The Egyptian Theatre

7:00pm MDT

Screening Block 9: SATANIC PANIC with Director, Chelsea Stardust
Join us as we celebrate our 3rd Annual Trailblazer Award honoring Director, Chelsea Stardust with a special screening of her feature film, SATANIC PANIC.

SCREENS WITH:
Piggy14:00:00The Death Vendor 5:40:00The Video Store Commercial4:10:00Road Trash5:00:00



STARRING
Rebecca Romijn, Arden Myrin, Jerry O’Connell, Hayley Griffith, Ruby Modine, AJ Bowen, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Jordan Ladd, Michael Polish, Skeeta Jenkins, Hannah Stocking, Whitney Moore

SYNOPSIS
A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life - and her tips - when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Chelsea Stardust has been a horror film fan since the age of 10 when her father showed her George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and Tod Browning’s Dracula. When she wasn’t racing sled dogs in the snowy Midwest, Chelsea consumed all the cinema she could get her hands on. During high school she attended night classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where she assisted filmmaker Robert Banks Jr. in shooting Super 8 experimental horror films. Robert also introduced her to films like Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Larry Cohen’s God Told Me To and Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes.
After high school, Chelsea attended Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College School of Film program where she focused on Directing. Upon graduating, Chelsea moved to sunny Los Angeles to pursue her filmmaking dreams. After working for comedy legends Ivan Reitman and Judd Apatow, Chelsea found her horror home at Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister, The Purge, Whiplash, Get Out, Split) where she served as the executive assistant to Jason Blum for several years.
Since leaving her post at Blumhouse Productions, Chelsea started directing full time. Her first short film, Where Are You?, was part of the 2016 Etheria World Tour and was also featured on Nerdist’s SHORT ENDS on
Alpha. Chelsea also released four short films on Crypt TV, Slay Per View, Marco Polo, Project Hope, Under The Bed, two of which have exceeded 1M views.
She recently directed a horror-musical-comedy for the stage titled Slashed! The Musical for the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, which was nominated for Best Musical and Screamiest Show and won the Encore Award.
She also directed the holiday-horror radio play Christmas Eve for Earbud Theater, which was released in December 2017 and had over 10K downloads.
Chelsea’s first feature film, All That We Destroy,is being released as part of the Blumhouse-produced anthology series Into the Dark on Hulu.
She is repped by United Talent Agency and Heroes & Villains Entertainment.

Filmmakers
avatar for Chelsea Stardust

Chelsea Stardust

Director, SATANIC PANIC
Chelsea Stardust has been a horror film fan since the age of 10 when her father showed her George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and Tod Browning’s Dracula. When she wasn’t racing sled dogs in the snowy Midwest, Chelsea consumed all the cinema she could get her hands on... Read More →



Saturday October 19, 2019 7:00pm - 9:30pm MDT
The Egyptian Theatre

10:00pm MDT

Screening Block 10
Shorts Program Includes:

MAGGIE MAY
Directed by: Mia'Kate Russell
Runtime: 14:00
Synopsis: Sometimes doing nothing can be the worst move of all.

WE GOT A MONKEYS PAW
Directed by: Aaron Pagniano
Runtime: 8:32
Synopsis: Zack and Jakki are you typical “odd couple” roommates. Jakki likes staying in, reading a good book now and again; while Zack has other hobbies like waking the dead. Things get hairy when Zack convinces Jakki to spend the day making wishes on a Monkey’s Paw. Soon the two find themselves doing backflips trying to undo the cataclysmic series of events they’ve set off. Ghost brides, demon boxes, dead-y bears, oh my! This paw is definitely in the wrong hands.

OVERTIME
Directed by: Craig D. Foster
Runtime: 8:30
Synopsis: Stuck at the office working overtime, Ralph must race home before nightfall… or his terrible secret will be let loose.

PEEP
Directed by: Zachary Dehm
Runtime: 8:21
Synopsis: A young woman is harassed by a shadowy figure that lurks outside her new apartment. Is it a disgruntled neighbor? Teens playing pranks? Or something much, much worse? Her peephole may be the key to finding out...

CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: terroir
Directed by: D.M. Night Maire
Runtime: 13:10
Synopsis: 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.

CALL FOR A GOOD TIME
Directed by: Jon Rhoads, Mike Marrero
Runtime: 5:20
Synopsis: A stoner finds out why you never call the numbers scrawled on the bathroom stall.

KEEP THE GASLIGHT BURNING
Directed by: Lou Elsey, Dave Elsey
Runtime:18:35
Synopsis: Mrs. Maxwell has a problem. She killed her abusive husband, but he won’t stay dead. Now he comes to her bedroom door every night for her, but cannot enter as long as she keeps the gaslight burning. She is trapped and her bedroom has become a prison, until the new lady’s companion, Maya, proves she is brave enough to help...for a price.

SEASONAL DEPRESSION
Directed by: Yohann Thiou
Runtime: 7:54
Synopsis: Elisa does not want to go out.



Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm MDT
The Egyptian Theatre