IDAHO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2019

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Feature Films

 

Wind Walkers
with special guest,
Director Russell Friedenburg

A group of friends and family descend into the swamp lands of the Everglades for their annual hunting trip, only to discover that they are the ones being hunted. A malevolent entity is tracking them and they begin to realise that one of their party, Sean (Zane Holtz) may be possessed by something he has brought home from a tour of duty in the Middle East – a demon of war so horrible and deadly that even he is unaware of its devilish presence. 

Or are they facing something even more unspeakable? Is a legendary Native American curse about to unleash its dreadful legacy? Has the mysterious Wind Walker beast, thirsting for colonial revenge, returned to claim more souls? 

With no place to run, the group, starved and consumed with fear, must make a final stand – before madness and murderous mayhem consumes them all…

 

 

Bubba Ho-Tep

with Special Guest, Author Joe R. Lansdale

 After falling into a lengthy coma following a freak accident involving hip gyration, a now aged Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) wakes up in an East Texas nursing home, where he befriends Jack (Ossie Davis), an African-American senior who claims to be President John F. Kennedy. After residents of their quiet retirement community start dying of dubiously unnatural causes, Elvis and Jack discover that the perpetrator is Bubba Ho-Tep (Bob Ivy), an Egyptian mummy with murderous intentions. 

 

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

 

Story by: Joe R. Lansdale

 

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

with special guest. Actor Andrew Bryniarski

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

 

Join LEATHERFACE, actor Andrew Bryniarski for this special celebrity screening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cabinet of Dr. Calgari 
with live original score by composer Sean Dahlman

Arguably the first true horror film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari set a brilliantly high bar for the genre -- and remains terrifying nearly a century after it first stalked the screen.

 

 

Presented by The College of Idaho

 

 

Valley of the Sasquatch
with special guest, Bill Oberst Jr.
 

After losing their home following a devastating tragedy, a father and son are forced to move to an old family cabin. Neither reacts well to being thrown into this new world. The son's attempts to relate to his father are complicated when two old friends arrive for a weekend of hunting. This trip into the forest will not only unearth buried feelings of guilt and betrayal, but also a tribe of Sasquatch that are determined to protect their land.

 

 

 

 

Short Films

Slut

Director: Chloe Okuno

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime:  21 min

 

A dark, coming of age thriller about a 16-year-old misfit named Maddy

who lives alone with her grandmother in a small town in Texas. When

Maddy crosses paths with an older, charismatic Stranger- a fellow

misfit who’s passing through town- her quiet, monotonous life takes a

dangerous turn.

20 Hz

Director: Christoph Keller

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Runtime: 5 min

 

Human hearing is capable of detecting sound waves between 20 and 20.000 Hz... merely a small fraction of the frequency spectrum. Most sounds around us go unnoticed.

 

 

Sleepwalker

Director: Calvin Weaver

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Runtime: 14 mins

 

Mourning the recent loss of her husband, Sam (Katie Parker; Absentia, Oculus, Halt and Catch Fire) comes to the realization that something much more sinister than an animal has taken refuge under her home.

Invaders

Director: Jason Kupfer

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Runtime: 6 min

 

A pair of home invaders consider their potential characters just prior to their planned invasion.

The Shutterbug Man

Director: Christopher Walsh

Year: 2014

Country: Canada

Runtime: 5 mins

 

The Shutterbug Man tells the tale of a very twisted man, whose only passion in life is taking pictures. That passion takes him to terrible and wicked places.

Palm Rot

Director: Ryan Gillis

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 8 min

 

Investigating a mysterious explosion in the Florida Everglades, a crop-duster named Bill discovers a lone crate that survived the wreckage. Curiosity gets the better of him and he pulls the crate on to his airboat. That’s just the first in a series of decisions he learns to regret.

 

A Blue Room

Director: Tomasz Siwinski 

Year: 2014

Coountry: Poland/ France

Runtime: 14 mins

 

A man wakes up in a blue room. He is stuck inside. He can’t escape. A window is the only way to connect with the outside world. It filters the reality in a mysterious way.

Waterborne 

Director: Ryan Coonan 

Year: 2014

Country: Australia/ UK

Runtime: 10 mins

 

Years of drought, flood, and fluctuating environmental conditions have taken their toll on a small Australian country town. When a local ranger finds an unidentified algae multiplying in the water supply, he knows that something's not right - but it's not til the sun goes town that he realises the true extent of the danger. Australian native wildlife has never been so terrifying…

One Please 

Director: Jesse Burks

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 6 mins

 

Things in an unusual suburb get even weirder when horror legend, Michael Berryman, shows up in an ice cream truck.m a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.

The Smiling Man 

Director: A.J. Briones

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Runtime: 7 mins

 

A little girl home alone finds herself face-to-face with pure evil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name 

Director: Jeremy Brown 

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 12 mins

 

Weeks after an outbreak decimates humanity, a survivor clings to the moments she forgot to remember.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polaroid 

Director: Lars Klevberg

Year: 2015

Country: Norway

Runtime: 15 mins 

 

Sarah and Linda discover an old Polaroid camera in the clearing of Sarah's house. In their own selfishness they exploit the camera, only to discover what horrible past it hides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mill at Caulder’s End 
Director: Kevin McTurk  

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Runtime: 14 mins

 

In the remote village of Caulder’s End stands an old windmill, a repository of dark secrets. Nicholas Grimshaw has returned to this haunted place, intent on breaking an ancient family curse. Grimshaw’s journey takes him deep below the decaying mill, into mysterious, forgotten catacombs, where he must confront the very source of the evil that has corrupted his family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lady Killer

Director: Matt Robinson 

Country: USA

Runtime: 15 mins

 

A serial killer takes a woman on a date, but is she the right victim for him?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sister Hell 

Director: Fredrik S. Hana 

Year: 2015

Country: Norway 

Runtime: 15 mins

 

A reclusive nun is tempted to leave the monastery. Her dream is to become a curvy, voluptuous woman; to become how she really feels inside. With cautious steps, she ventures towards the sinful city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lolly 

Director/Animator: Will Tebo

Country: USA

Runtime: 1 min

 

In a Victorian candy world, a detective enters an abandoned house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Son of Piggyzilla

Director: Dave Campfield

Country: USA

Runtime: 6 mins  

 

Now fully grown and running amok in New York, "Son of Piggyzilla" rampages along with quite the appetite and no end in sight. With a heroine from Idaho, mercenaries for hire, and Caesar and Otto all out to stop "Son of Piggyzilla", anything could happen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuck Me In 

Director: Ignacio F. Rodo

Year: 2014

Country: Spain

Runtime: 1 min

 

 

Alex asks his father to tuck him in, but that's not the only thing he asks for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Until Morning 

Director: Paige Richards

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Runtime: 2 mins

 

Lack of sleep has left a young man feeling anxious in the middle of the night. Every shadow, bump, and creek has prevented him from rest and forced him to remain in bed. Haunted by old wounds and childhood fears, he tries to find courage and seek out what is disturbing his sleep, night after night. But does he really want to know? Or can he simply wait until morning?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beneath (Work In Progress)

Director: Mikel Bossette

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Runtime: 12 mins

 

A group of teenagers in the 90's go out to the woods for a camping trip to drink beer, swim in the creek, and hook up. But while Haillee and Luke grow closer, Alex becomes possessed by a river spirit that wants to feed on her friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCUMBaG  MUSIC VIDEO

Director: Joe Rubalcaba

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Runtime: 27 mins

 

SCUMBaG is a mix of beautifully unbridled rawness and montages that takes the viewer on a vigorous journey into the center of NiGHTMARE BOY's psyche. Filmed amongst the Velvet Elvis paintings of Josh Homme'sPink Duck studio, NiGHTMARE BOY effortlessly lays down five mesmerizing songs with loose abandon. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After All 

Director: Bogna Kowalczyk

Year: 2013

Country: Poland

Runtime: 4 mins

 

The story of an art performance where the vision of the performer hardly matches the vision of the audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Border Patrol

Director: Peter Baumann 

Year: 2013

Country: UK/ Germany

Runtime: 15 mins

 

Carl, a young eager border cop is anxious to finish work so he can watch the big football match against Austria. Getting annoyed with his partner, Franz, his plans are thwarted by the discovery of a suicide victim in the woods just near the Austrian border. The wily Franz realises this an opportunity for a bit of fun with his younger colleague, and sets about instructing him in making the body the Austrians’ problem. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Haunted House

Director: Wesley Alley 

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 12 mins

 

Can you survive a night in a haunted house with a ghost and a bully? Three kids are dared to stay the night alone in a haunted house by a local bully. They agree as long as the bully is brave enough to stay the night in the house, too. All the kids go into the house, but is the house really haunted? Or is the bully the scariest thing they’ll find in that old house?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crow Hand 

Director: Brian Lonano 

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 3 mins

 

A husband gets more than he bargains for when he picks up a mysterious crow totem off the ground, much to his wife’s chagrin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shi

Director: Pablo Absento 

Year: 2015

Country: Japan

Runtime: 9 mins

 

An ordinary day starts horribly for the main character, when he receives some bad news.It changes his life right away.Everything would go wrong from that moment on. Can things get worse than the worst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Trap

Director: Dick Grunert

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Runtime: 6 mins 

 

A man invites his friend over one night to show off his latest invention: a trap for catching aliens!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El Gigante 

Director: Luke Bramley, Gigi Saul Guerrero

Year: 2014

Country: Canada

Runtime: 14 mins 

 

A desperate and determined Mexican American woman heads out to the United States/Mexico border to make a documentary film, but she quickly discovers that the border is a hunting ground for a homicidal, cannibalistic family, the largest, deadliest member a psychotic luchador who brutalizes his victims in his blood-stained ring before slaughtering them for meat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Night of the Slasher

Director: Shant Hamassian

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Runtime: 12 mins

 

A 'shot-in-one-take' slasher film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and defeat him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knock Knock 

Director: Anthony Lund

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 4 mins

 

On a dark, stormy night, a brave little boy decides to find out who is knocking on his door... his closet door, that is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Night Land 

Director: Christian Burnett

Year: 2015

Country: UK

Runtime: 11 mins

 

A young pregnant couple must drive through a dense ash cloud which has plunged a section of the UK into darkness. A terrifying encounter on their journey forces them to make a life changing decision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Escargore

Director: Oliver Hilbert 

Year: 2015

Country: New Zealand

Runtime: 5 mins

 

This snail horror comedy is so scary it’ll shock your shell off! Claude and his friends are out of their element and in a whole lot of trouble when they choose the wrong lettuce for lunch. They must now find their way out of this world of horrors before they end up on the menu!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Won’t Stop Following 

Director: Dylan Haas

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Runtime: 3 mins

 

The official trailer for next summer’s sequel to the cult horror classic It Follows.