IDAHO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2019

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Feature Films

 

Halloween 5
with special guest Don Shanks

Idaho Horror is elated to be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the 1989 classic with the star of the film, Don Shanks. Question and Answer to follow post-screening.

 

The film opens up exactly one year after the events depicted in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.  The Shape has returned to Haddonfeld, Illinois to murder his niece, Jamie, who is now mute.

 

Plays with:

Domestica (Spud and Guts)

American Hell

The Muck

 

 

Chip and Bernie's Zomance
with Director Pasquale Murena

World Premier! IHFF is proud to host special guest Director, Pasquale Murena. Question and Answer session to follow the screening.

The film takes the viewer straight into the Zombie appocolyse.  With human caught unaware and unprepared, the zombies take over. A made-for-TV competition has been created, the rules are simple: Rule 1: Each team has 48 hours to kill as many zombies as possible.  Rule 2: Don't Die.

 

Plays with:

Ghost of a Chance Trailer and The Other Side of September Trailer

Cargo

4 Brothers. Or Three. Wait...Three

 

 

Dead Snow 2:

Red vs Dead

If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much worse. In Martin's case, that was only the beginning.

 

 

 

Plays with:

Krawll (Spud and Guts)

Jigsaw

Killer Kart

Faust

F.W Murnau's Faust is an iconic film about a scholar who sell his soul to the Devil.  This exclusive screening of this 1926 silent classic will be performed with an original score composed by musician, Sean Dahlman and friends.

 

 

Presented by The College of Idaho

 

 

Blood Riders: The Devil Rides with Us

Join Director, Lari Teras in presenting his new film Blood Riders: The Devil Rides with US.  Blood Riders is a blood soaked adventure comedy about 4 young friends who stumble upon a body after stealing a car. That discovery pushes the friends on a road trip around town during which they try get rid of the increasing amount of corpses. Along their wild ride the kids encounter neo-Nazis, punk artists, devil worshipers and a plan to resurrect Hitler.

 

Friday Midnight Movie

Plays with:

Directors on Directing

Good Doggie (Spud and Guts)

Timothy

 

Blood Punch

A young man finds himself drawn into a dangerous love triangle  gone haywire in this genre-bending neo noir mind f**k of a movie!

Saturday Night Midnight Movie

Plays with:

Malovelent (Spud and Guts)

Butterflies

Xana

 

 

 

 

Short Films

Lucy

Director: Chaz Gentry

Year: 2014

Country: USA- Spud and Guts

Runtime:

 

Lucy is a poetic fantasy about an infatuated boy who follows a young girl into the dark snowy night, only to find to his horror how far he would go in order to please her.

How far would you go?

The Muck

Director: Tony Wash

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 6 min

 

Laverne arrives home and decides to relax in the bathtub. She strips down, settles into the tub, and closes her eyes. Serenity at last

... or so she thought! The Muck will leave you never wanting to take a bath again!

 

 

The Stomach

Director: Dan Dixon

Year: 2014

Country: United Kingdom

Runtime: 15 min

 

Frank's had enough. A spirit medium whose unique and grotesque method of channeling the dead is putting his own life at risk, he wants out. But others, in this world and the next, have plans of their own. Part body-horror, part ghost-story, The Stomach is a unique tale of Supernatural Noir.

Salvage

Director: Daniel Flood

Year: 2014

Country: Australia

Runtime: 8 min

 

Following a disaster, a solitary rescue worker scours a hazardous region, salvaging what she can.

Four Brothers. Or Three. Wait ... Three.

Director: Philip Buiser

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 4 min

 

Three brothers have to figure out what to do with their newly undead brother before their parents wake up. A touching farce about brotherly love starring Emmy-winner Greg Rikaart, Marc Valera, Jeremy Glazer and Robert Sudduth.

The Heebie-Jeebies

Director: Todd Slawsby

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 9 min

 

 

When two kids convince Mom to read a scary story right before bedtime, it’s hardly a wonder no one gets any sleep. But is it really all just make-believe?

Viscera (Animated)

Director: Lauren Morrison

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 4 min

 

By referencing the human body and the absurdity of high society manners, Viscera examines the disconnect between food and source, rich and poor, and the intentional ignorance that allows exploitation to flourish.

 

Insane

Director: Adam O'Brien

Year: 2014

Country: Canada

Runtime: 19 min

 

A young talented director on a location scout in the abandoned psychiatric hospital of a rural community inadvertently awakens the ghost of a tormented soul seeking retribution.

Temporal

Director: Betty Kaplan

Year: 2014

Country:USA

Runtime:13 min

 

A widow gets illegal gravediggers to dig up her recently deceased husband, who is about to wake up because the innovative device in his brain will malfunction.

Turncoat

Director: Emily Sandifer

Year: 2014

Country: USA (Spud and Guts)

Runtime: 13 min

 

After the Civil War, Confederate soldier Levi Haywood battles with his new life out west in Idaho and the secrets he struggles to keep quiet.

Happy B-day

Director: Holger Frick

Year: 2014

Country: Germany

Runtime: 8 min

 

When a young man starts his early morning run in the snowy woods, he could not in his wildest dreams have expected the birthday surprise waiting for him there.

American Hell

Director: Robert Bryce Milburn

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 7:30

 

A family's worse fears are realized when their apartment is invaded in the middle of the night. While neither their lives nor their valuables are threatended, their would-be attackers provide a grim glimpse at how alone and helpless the family is when their entire hallway of neighbors did nothing to help them.

The Headless Nun

Director: Nuno Sa' Pessoa

Year: 2014

Country: Portugal

Runtime: 7 min

 

A thief meets the maker of the universe at the back room of a gas station

Small Talk (aka 1-900-kill-you)

Director: Nicole Witte Solomon

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 23 min

 

A young phone sex operator's more horrible clients begin dying under mysterious circumstances after she becomes upset during their sessions. Is she somehow connected to--or accidentally causing--these deaths?

Krawll

Director: Matthew Wade

Year: 2010

Country: USA (Spud and Guts)

Animated

Runtime: 2 min

 

Man's technological advances are so well built that some, without our aid, will continue on after we do not.

Grave Shivers

Director: Brent Sims

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 14 min

 

Three tales of monsters, killers, and things that go bump in the night.

Timothy

Director: Marc Martinez Jordan

Year: 2014

Country: Spain

Runtime: 10 min

 

Simon is a little boy that has to deal with his babysitter, Sonia, a total nuisance. But that same night Simon will recieve and unexpected visitor, Timothy, the main character of Simon's favourite show, a visit he will never forget.

 

The Operator

Director: Sam Barnett

Year: 2013

Country: United Kingdom

Animated

Runtime: 7 min

 

Operator is a stop motion animated short film about a man named Bob, attacked by a bio-mechanical parasite, fighting for his life and family against forces much greater than himself.

The Jigsaw

Directors: Basil Al-Safar and Rashad Al-Safar

Year: 2014

Country: Portugal

Runtime: 8 min

 

The purchase of a mystery Jigsaw Puzzle from a strange and unsettling vendor leads a man to an evening of frightening consequences.

The Damned Thing

Year: 2014

Director: Jesse Cordtz

Country: USA (Spud and Guts)

Runtime: 12 min

An inquest takes place to investigate a suspicious death. A man, Morgan, living in the West of 1890, is troubled by a phenomenon he cannot see. He goes hunting with a friend, Harper and they disturb the unseen creature. Morgan is savagely killed. Harper recounts the events, but the jury rules death by mountain lion. The Coroner reads Morgans diary and its story of the strange creature and why Morgan believes he cannot see it. The Coroner discounts the narrative and burns the diary.

One

Director: Andres Rovira

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 7 min

 

After having learned of six brutal murders in her own bedroom, a young girl must force herself to sleep, while an evil horror lurks in the dark.

Xana

Director: Anton Razvan

Year: 2014

Country: Canada

Runtime: 4 min

 

The Xana is a character found in Asturian mythology. Always female, she is a creature of extraordinary beauty believed to live in fountains, rivers, waterfalls or forested regions with pure water. Often they enter traveler's dreams through an erotic manifestation and cause them harm through blood spilling. Those who have a pure soul and hear the xana's song will be filled with a sense of peace and love. Those whose souls are not pure will feel they are being suffocated and may be driven to suicide.

The End

Director: Jeremy Brown

Year: 2012

Country: USA (Spud and Guts)

Runtime: 13 min

 

Zombies, social media websites, and a girl. What would you do if you were by yourself and your only friends were online? Katherine Brooks finds that she is now one of the rare few survivors of a zombie apocalypse.

The Body

Director:Paul Davis

Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime 17 min

 

The tale of a murderer (Allen) who uses the cover of Halloween night to causally transport his latest victim from the scene of the crime to his final resting place. Wrapping the body in tarpaulin and dragging it through the busy streets of London as a bloody Halloween prop, all goes to plan until an old school mate (Brassington) recognises the murderer and drags him along to a swanky Halloween party nearby, where a chance meeting with a beautiful girl (Tointon) takes his evening on an even bigger turn for the bizarre!

Lady and the Tooth

Diretor: Shaun Clark

Year: 2012

Country: United Kingdom

Runtime: 8 min

 

Hidden away in a village where the most precious commodity is teeth, a toothless man lives in fear of being sacrificed by the villagers. Lonely and in search of acceptance he resorts to kidnapping as a desperate way to find love and freedom.
 
 

The Tell-Tale Heart

Diretor: Gregory Green

Year: 2012

Country: USA (Spud and Guts)

Runtime: 15 min

 

This film dramatizes a young man's decent into madness by his obsession of an old man’s “vulture eye." Here's a fresh re-telling of Edgar Allen Poe's classic THE TELL-TALE HEART like you've never seen before! Starring Darren Burrows (NORTHERN EXPOSURE).

10K

Director: Hendrix Caudill

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 16 min

 

Escaping their hectic big-city life, a couple relocates to a remote country farmhouse. However the illusion of tranquility crumbles as a peaceful run on the rural backroads turns into 6.2 miles of terror.

Killer Kart

Director: James Feeney

Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 15:00

 

An evil grows, hiding in plain sight. Just four wheels and a basket, but forged of aluminum in the fires of Hell. Tonight, it will strike, and the closing crew of a small-town grocery store will be thrust into the fight of their lives against the devastation of… The Killer Kart!

Domestica

Director: Zach Lorkiewicz

Year: 2014

Country: USA (Spud and Guts)

Runtime: 3 min

 

A master chef finds herself in a losing battle against an army of buzzing foes.

Butterflies

Director: Isabel Peppard

Year: 2012

Country: USA

Runtime: 12 min

 

A young artist sits on the sidewalk, struggling to make a living.  She makes drawings the passerby.

A business man recognizes her talents and offers her paying job.  The prospect seems inviting but the reality threatens to kill her imagination...

Carolina Parakeet

Director: AJ Briones

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 15 min

 

A couple running for survival from the undead find temporary shelter in the company of a newly retired schoolteacher who has a unique perspective on human nature and a grim prognosis for mankind. This film is the directorial debut of VFX Artist / Previsualization Supervisor A.J. Briones (AVATAR, WORLD WAR Z, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES).

Malevolent

Director: Robert Emfield

Year: 2012

Country: USA (Spud and Guts)

Runtime: 6 min

 

Shot 100% on an Apple Iphone in Idaho, Malevolent is a short indie horror/thriller film about an old woman and evil spirits that reside in her home. The Spirit longs for more...

Directors on Directing

Director: Damien Patrik

Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 4 min

 

Pontificating film directors, dancing nuns, sweet little girls and puppy dogs. Who could ask for anything more? 3 successful film directors explain the REAL secrets to success.

 

Good Doggie

Director: Matt Robinson

Year: 2014

Country: USA (Spud and Guts)

Runtime: 9 min

 

Good evening ladies and gentlemen I've come to tell you a small tale of a man who loves dogs more than people , a woman pushed to the edge - scorned if you will, and the ties that bind them together: marriage, children, infidelity.

 

Meat Puppets

Director: Roger Scholz

Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 13 min

 

Three young women are held by a psychotic mad-man... what will he do to them?

Abyssus Abyssum Invocat

Director: Wes Simpkins

Year: 2012

Country: USA

Animated

Runtime: 10 min

 

Abyssus Abyssum Invocat is a short film that utilizes stop-motion animation and live-action puppetry to create a darkly comic meditation on capital punishment and religion. The surreal and macabre world of Abyssus Abyssum Invocat is inspired by the animation from masters of the stop-motion craft such as Jan Svankmajer and The Brothers Quay. The film's title is interpreted to mean 'Hell invokes Hell.'

Playing with the Devil

Director: Nick Stentzel

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 7 min

 

While home alone, three sisters conduct a Japanese ritual of Hitori Kakurenbo or "One Man Tag" with their beloved doll. Terror ensues as the girls realize that one should never play a game with the Devil.

Cargo

Directors: Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling

Year: 2013

Country: Austrailia

Runtime: 7 min

 

Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter.

 

The Tour

Directors: Alex Mathieson
Damon Rickard

Year: 2014

Country: United Kingdom (Spud and Guts)

Runtime: 15 min

 

Darkmoor Manor is England's most haunted house, its doors closed to the public. It is now just part of a tour which helps attracts visitors to a struggling town. That is until the tour guide, trying to impress two attractive American visitors promises to get them inside. But none of them could be prepared for what was waiting within the shadows of the house.