Originally published at: https://geektherapy.org/full-lineup-revealed-for-2022-telluride-horror-show/
(TELLURIDE, CO – October 6, 2022): With help from Colorado friends itchy-O and their track “Gallow’s Disco”, Telluride Horror Show dropped a trailer today announcing the full program for its 13th film festival, scheduled for October 14-16, 2022 in the funky and unique mining-turned-ski town of Telluride, Colorado (elev. 8,750′).
This year’s program features a robust international lineup with the latest and best horror films from 15 countries around the world, with numerous directors and cast and crew members in person. Attendees will have a chance to meet Hollywood legend Clint Howard at Friday’s Ice Scream Social, where he’ll be scooping ice cream before the festival’s retro program of ICE CREAM MAN with Q&A presented by Vinegar Syndrome. Pass holders will also be able to test their horror movie knowledge on Sunday during Fright or Wrong’s Horror Trivia, where players are encouraged to arrive dressed as their favorite horror villain.
Several other free events will be open to the public throughout the weekend including the 2022 Horror Summit, as well as Creepy Campfire Tales with featured guest authors Alma Katsu, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Stephen Graham Jones, and Paul Tremblay, whose The Cabin at the End of the World will be adapted to a feature film directed by M. Night Shyamalan and released as KNOCK AT THE CABIN by Universal Pictures in February 2023.
Telluride Horror Show is nearing a sell out of 3-DAY PASSES. 3-Day Passes provide access to all films and special events during the Horror Show. 6-PACKS are the next best option for individuals unable to take in the entire weekend.
From his acting debut at age two on the Andy Griffith show, to his first leading role in the TV series Gentle Ben, including roles throughout so many blockbuster films, arthouse films, valued comedies, with a rare voice adding life to multiple characters of Disney, Clint Howard is an iconic Hollywood legend. He is one of very few if any who has had a unique four generation Star Trek run, including episodes in Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise, all the way to Star Trek: The Original Series. Clint has played a variety of characters in classic films such as FrostNixon, Apollo 13, the Austin Powers trilogy, The Waterboy, The Rocketeer, Tango and Cash, and Disney’s The Jungle Book, along with hundreds of other titles through his 60 years of acting. His roles in ever popular cult horror films have made him an icon in the genre world, and we welcome Mr. Howard to the Telluride Horror Show with a special presentation of his cult classic Ice Cream Man, presented by Vinegar Syndrome.
Jeremy Robert Johnson
Jeremy Robert Johnson is the author of The Loop, Skullcrack City, In the River, and Entropy in Bloom. His fiction has been praised by The Washington Post and Publishers Weekly, authors such as David Wong, Chuck Palahniuk and Jack Ketchum, and has appeared internationally in numerous anthologies and magazines. A long-time member of the Telluride Horror Show family, Jeremy is “a defining name within the [bizarro] genre. His work is most aptly described as a mixture of all these things — thrillers that become bloodbaths, horrors that blend into fantasies, and apocalypses that transcend into high art” (Los Angeles Review of Books). You can find Jeremy on the internet, unless he’s hiding out and writing more books.
Stephen Graham Jones
Stephen Graham Jones is the NYT bestselling author of nearly thirty novels and collections, and there’s some novellas and comic books in there as well. Stephen’s been an NEA recipient, has won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction, the LA Times Ray Bradbury Prize, the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction, three Bram Stoker Awards, four This is Horror Awards, and he’s been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award. He’s also made Bloody Disgusting’s “Top Ten Horror Novels” and is the guy who wrote Mongrels and The Only Good Indians. His latest, Don’t Fear the Reaper, the page-turning sequel to My Heart Is a Chainsaw, will be released in 2023. Stephen is the Ivena Baldwin Professor of English, as well as a Professor of Distinction at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Alma Katsu is the award-winning author of seven novels. Her latest is The Fervor, a reimagining of the Japanese internment that the NY Times called “a feat of pure storytelling” and Booklist called “a stunning triumph” (starred). The Hunger, a reimagining of the story of the Donner Party, was named one of the 100 best horror novels by NPR. Red Widow, her first espionage novel, written after retirement from the Intelligence Community, was nominated for the Thriller Writers Award for best novel, was a NYT Editors Choice, and is in development for a TV series.
Paul Tremblay has won the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and Massachusetts Book awards and is the author of The Pallbearers’ Club, Survivor Song, The Cabin at the End of the World, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, A Head Full of Ghosts, crime novels The Little Sleep and No Sleep Till Wonderland, and the short story collection, Growing Things and Other Stories. His essays and short fiction have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly online, and numerous year’s-best anthologies. Knock at the Cabin, the film adaptation of Paul’s The Cabin at the End of the World, is directed by M. Night Shyamalan and will be released by Universal Pictures in February 2023. Paul has a master’s degree in mathematics and lives outside Boston with his family.
A WOUNDED FAWN
USA | 2022 | 91 min | Director: Travis Stevens
Inspired by surrealist art and Greek mythology, A Wounded Fawn follows the story of a local museum curator who is dipping her toe back into the dating pool, only to be targeted by a charming serial killer. When a fateful romantic getaway between the two becomes a tense game of cat and mouse, both must confront the madness within him. Starring Sarah Lind (Jakob’s Wife), Josh Ruben (Werewolves Within) and Malin Barr (The Beta Test, Honeydew). A Shudder Original, from the director of “Girl On the Third Floor” (2019 Telluride Horror Show).
CHRISTMAS BLOODY CHRISTMAS
USA | 2022 | 87 min | Director: Joe Begos
IN PERSON: Joe Begos with Cast & Crew
It’s Christmas Eve and fiery record store owner Tori Tooms just wants to get drunk and party, but when a robotic Santa Claus at a nearby toy store goes haywire and begins a rampant killing spree through her small town, she’s forced into a bloody battle for survival against a heavy metal Saint Nick. Action, violence, explosions, and fully practical animatronic killer robots, all shot on glorious anamorphic super 16mm. From the director of “The Mind’s Eye” (2015 Telluride Horror Show) and “VFW” (2019 Telluride Horror Show).
UK | 2022 | 91 min | Director: Mark Jenkin
Set in 1973 on an uninhabited island off the British coast, a wildlife volunteer descends into a terrifying metaphysical and ecosophical journey that challenges her grip on reality and pushes her into a living nightmare. An ethereal fever dream of a horror that is as hypnotic as it is grounded in the cold Cornish stone, Enys Men asserts Mark Jenkin as one of the U.K.’s most exciting and singular filmmakers.
Mexico/Peru | 2022 | 93 min | Director: Michelle Garza Cervera
Valeria’s joy at becoming pregnant with her first child is quickly taken away when she’s cursed by a sinister entity. As danger closes in and relationships with her family become fractured, she’s forced deeper into a chilling world of dark magic that threatens to consume her. A group of witches emerge that could be her only hope for safety and salvation, but not without grave risk.
ICE CREAM MAN
USA | 1994 | 86 min | Director: Norman Apstein
PRESENTED BY VINEGAR SYNDROME
IN PERSON: Clint Howard
Gregory (Clint Howard), the local ice cream man, just wants people to be nice to him and to sell the neighborhood children his ice cream treats. Unfortunately, the adults disrespect him, and the kids fear him, so, as any recently released mental patient would do, Gregory begins brutally murdering anyone who prevents him from having a happy, happy, happy day… One of the quintessential cult horror films of the mid 90s, Norman Apstein’s ICE CREAM MAN is a gleefully absurd, gory, and hilarious direct to video slasher, punctuated by an off the wall starring performance from the one and only Clint Howard and featuring Olivia Hussey (BLACK CHRISTMAS), David Naughton (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON), and Jan-Michael Vincent (AIRWOLF). Fully uncut and newly restored from its original 35mm camera negative!
Switzerland | 2022 | 92 min | Directors: Johannes Hartmann, Sandro Klopfstein
In a dystopian Switzerland that has fallen under the fascist rule of an evil cheese tyrant (Casper Van Dien), Heidi (Alice Lucy) lives the pure and simple life in the Swiss Alps. Grandfather Alpöhi (David Schofield) does his best to protect Heidi, but her yearning for freedom soon gets her into trouble with the dictator’s henchmen. The innocent girl transforms herself into a kick-ass female fighting force who sets out to liberate the country from the insane cheese fascists. MAD HEIDI is an action-adventure exploitation spoof based on the popular children‘s book character Heidi and the very first Swissploitation film.
UK | 2022 | 85 min | Director: Ben Steiner
After an overdose nearly takes her life, Laura Birch (Jemima Rooper) escapes from the high-stakes pressure of the advertising world to return to her roots. Accepting an invitation home from her estranged mother (Kate Dickie), Laura hopes the time away in the secluded English village will help calm the demons raging inside of her. She soon discovers that the locals of the town are all protecting an unspeakably dark secret—a secret that involves not only her mother but her own terrifying destiny as well. A Hulu Original, produced by 20th Digital Studio.
Belgium | 2022 | 100 min | Director: Karim Ouelhaj
Martha and Félix are children of the Butcher of Mons, a notorious Belgian serial killer from the 1990s. While Martha lives an unstable life, riddled with insecurities, her brother, crushed by the family legacy, takes over their father’s killings. Harassed and violently assaulted at work, Martha falls into madness and goes through the looking glass into the strange and terrifying world inhabited by her brother.
MIND BODY SPIRIT
USA | 2022 | 88 min | Directors: Alex Henes & Matthew Merenda
IN PERSON: Cast & Crew
An aspiring yoga influencer embarks on a ritual practice left behind by her estranged grandmother.
PLAGA ZOMBIE: ZONA MUTANTE
Argentina | 2001 | 101 min | Directors: Pablo Parés & Hernan Sáez
RESTORATION FESTIVAL PREMIERE FROM SEVERIN FILMS
Three survivors of a zombie outbreak (caused by an alien virus) are intercepted by the authorities and thrown straight back into the now quarantined town. The trio, an ex pro-wrestler, a medical student, and a nerd, fend off the undead whilst trying to figure out a way to escape their predicament. Four years after their first film, Plaga Zombie, redefined shot-on-VHS carnage, Buenos Aires filmmakers Pablo Parés and Hernan Sáez continued their saga with this gore-soaked sequel and delivered even more zombie attacks, alien mayhem, government death squads and no-holds-barred slapstick bloodshed that forever upped the global ante for DIY horror. In 2011, they brought their zombie carnage trilogy to its epic conclusion with Plaga Zombie: Zona Mutante: Revolución Tóxica, a blockbuster saga of UFO alien attacks, gore-crazed luchadores, renegade government agents and massive buckets of bloodshed.
SCARE PACKAGE II: RAD CHAD’S REVENGE
USA | 2022 | 98 min | Directors: Aaron B. Koontz & segment directors Anthony Cousins, Alexandra Baretto, Rachele Wiggins, Jed Shepherd
IN PERSON: Aaron B. Koontz with Cast & Crew
When horror guru Rad Chad Buckley’s funeral turns into an elaborate series of hilarious death traps, the guests must band together and use the rules of horror to survive the bloody game. You want to play? The highly anticipated sequel to the hilarious horror comedy “Scare Package” (2019 Telluride Horror Show)!
South Korea | 2021 | 102 min | Director: Kang Park
Seire is the period of twenty-one days in which people are supposed to take utmost care in their behaviors and strangers are not allowed to visit to protect a newborn baby from bad luck. The film SEIRE takes an idea from this folk belief. Woojin, who has just become the father of a newborn baby, hears that Seyoung, whom he had once dated, has died. He goes to her funeral without telling his wife, and comes across Yeyoung, Seoyung’s twin sister. Following this encounter, Woojin and his family experience a series of horrific misfortunes.
SOMETHING IN THE DIRT
USA | 2022 | 116 min | Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Levi has snagged a no-lease apartment sight unseen in the Hollywood Hills to crash at while he ties up loose ends for his exodus from Los Angeles. He quickly strikes up a rapport with his new neighbor John, swapping stories like old friends under the glowing, smoke-filled skies of the city. Soon after meeting, Levi and John witness something impossible in one of their apartments. Terrified at first, they soon realize this could change their lives and give them a purpose. With dollar signs in their eyes, these two eccentric strangers will attempt to prove the supernatural. From the directors of “Spring” (2014 Telluride Horror Show) and “The Endless” (2017 Telluride Horror Show).
THE ATTACHMENT DIARIES
Argentina | 2021 | 102 min | Director: Valentín Javier Diment
Argentina, 1970s. A desperate young woman goes to a clinic to have a clandestine abortion. As her pregnancy is already through the fourth month, the doctor refuses. Instead, she proposes to sell the baby to one of her clients and offers to provide shelter in her house until the child is born. Their disturbed personalities will become intertwined in a strange and dangerous relationship.
Canada | 2022 | 93 min | Director: Rodrigo Gudiño
Counting down his last days as Chief of Police in the tiny town of Lone Crow, John Hawkins must investigate one last case when a horribly mangled body washes up on the shores of the Porcupine River. From the director of “The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh” (2012 Telluride Horror Show).
USA | 2022 | 90 min | Director: Andy Mitton
IN PERSON: Andy Mitton
When her oldest friend is plagued by horrific nightmares, Monique is forced to travel to New York City. On the first night of the visit, Monique learns the dreams are contagious – and so is the HARBINGER, the plague mask-wearing demon behind them. From the director of “The Witch in the Window” (2018 Telluride Horror Show).
USA | 2021 | 93 min | Director: Oliver Park
IN PERSON: Oliver Park
In the wake of a young Jewish girl’s disappearance, the son of a Hasidic funeral director returns home with his pregnant wife in hopes of reconciling with his father. Little do they know that directly beneath them in the family morgue, an ancient evil with sinister plans for the unborn child lurks inside a mysterious corpse. Oliver Park, director of past Telluride Horror Show short films “Vicious” and “Still”, comes to the festival with his first feature film!
USA | 2022 | 99 min | Directors: Maggie Levin, Johannes Roberts, Tyler MacIntyre, Flying Lotus, Vanessa Winter, Joseph Winter
V/H/S/99 marks the return of the acclaimed found footage anthology franchise and the sequel to V/H/S/94, Shudder’s most-watched premiere of 2021. A thirsty teenager’s home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations. Featuring five new stories from filmmakers Maggie Levin (Into The Dark: My Valentine), Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City), Flying Lotus (Kuso), Tyler MacIntyre (Tragedy Girls) and Joseph & Vanessa Winter (Deadstream), V/H/S/99 harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium. A Shudder Original.
SHORT FILM BLOCKS
“Bumps in the Night” Block
UK | 2022 | 10 min | Directors: Elliot & Reuben Vick
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
An eccentric microscopist finally gets his hands on some rare samples, but he could never have imagined what he’ll see through the lens…
Canada | 2022 | 3 min | Director: Massimo Meo
An angry mob interrupts a witch as she prepares breakfast for her collected children.
Canada | 2022 | 9 min | Director: François Ricard-Sheard
Three young women experience the nightmare of being devoured by a humanoid creature in this experimental-musical-fantastical horror film by first time filmmaker François Ricard-Sheard.
Australia | 2022 | 4 min | Directors: Michael Jones & Paddy Jessop
At night when you sleep, it comes to eat.
USA | 2022 | 3 min | Director: Alexandra Pechman
“Wake up! I heard something. I think someone’s here.” A woman struggles with her lifelong fear of home invasion, in this three-and-a-half minute horror film told in a single shot.
USA | 2022 | 5 min | Director: Cody Mobley
IN PERSON: Cody Mobley
A desert camping trip turns deadly when one of the campers returns to the group to find herself sitting at the campfire.
WHO GOES THERE
USA | 2021 | 15 min | Director: Matt Fackrell
IN PERSON: Matt Fackrell
WHO GOES THERE begins in the middle of the night immediately following a horrific, violent struggle. It is unclear if the surviving blood-spattered woman murdered the blood-soaked body she struggles to drag out of the house, but the evening clearly grows more horrific when the dead, lifeless body……
Canada | 2022 | 14 min | Director: Travis Laidlaw
A father and daughter find a chained up old chest hidden in the woods. They bring it home with plans to sell its contents, but quickly discover that what’s inside was locked up for a reason.
CATCH YOUR BREATH
UK | 2022 | 9 min | Director: Matt Sears
A shy teenager is peer pressured by his older brother into playing a game that is said to summon the ghost of the town legend, ‘The Lady Beneath’. To disprove his brother and impress a girl at school he reluctantly agrees.
USA | 2022 | 8 min | Director: John Poliquin
A paranoid woman uses a safety app to track recent crime in her new neighborhood, but when an alert shows a skeleton from her past, she’ll learn that not even the app can keep her safe.
“Dark Humours” Block
UK | 2022 | 9 min | Director: Eros V
A tiny, adorable Pomeranian turns out to be a psychotic killing machine, to the horror of his inexperienced dog sitter.
USA | 2022 | 9 min | Director: Ella Gale
IN PERSON: Ella Gale
A woman trying to rescue her best friend from a bad road trip finds their friendship threatened by a jealousy demon.
PROM CAR ’91
USA | 2022 | 12 min | Director: Brian Otting
A couple of high school dorks are about to lose their virginities in the back of a minivan on prom night when they witness the unspeakable. PROM CAR ’91 is a charming coming of age story that has it all — romance, thrills, gore, and most importantly: Kung Fu.
Canada | 2021 | 7 min | Director: Sam Rudykoff
We’ve all received scam phone calls, but what about the person making the calls? Cruise is a dark workplace satire about a hapless telemarketer trying mightily to give away a free cruise. And if he fails, there will be dire consequences.
USA | 2021 | 18 min | Director: Laura Seay
A woman finds herself embroiled in a Kafkaesque legal nightmare when her husband gives away the cutesy romantic coupon she made for him to a stranger, and that stranger shows up on her doorstep demanding she honor it.
USA | 2021 | 4 min | Director: Valentine Miele
IN PERSON: Valentine Miele, Noah Duesterburg Chavez
A woman surrenders everything in her search for love and connection in this blackly comic absurdist nightmare.
USA | 2022 | 4 min | Director: John Santo
IN PERSON: David Lee Hess
A motionless man becomes a social media curio to the residents of the San Fernando Valley.
Netherlands | 2022 | 6 min | Director: Ruwan Heggelman
Unknowingly, a girl enters the habitat of a tribe of killer gnomes during her daily run. Lured by mysterious glowing mushrooms, she’ll soon wish she’d stayed on her usual tracks…
WE FORGOT ABOUT THE ZOMBIES
USA | 2022 | 3 min | Director: Chris McInroy
IN PERSON: Chris McInroy
Two dudes think they found the cure for zombie bites. Long-time festival alum Chris McInroy returns with the world premiere of his latest horror comedy!
“Flesh & Blood” Block
EVERYBODY GOES TO THE HOSPITAL
USA | 2021 | 9 min | Director: Tiffany Kimmel
Based on her mother’s experience of getting an emergency appendectomy in 1963, Tiffany Kimmel’s EVERYBODY GOES TO THE HOSPITAL is a haunting stop-motion animated incision into childhood trauma, interpreted with a poet’s eye. Winner of the Phil Tippett Animation Award at this year’s Alameda International Film Festival.
GIVING UP THE GHOST
USA | 2022 | 12 min | Directors: Brad McHargue & Becky Sayers
IN PERSON: Brad McHargue & Becky Sayers
Parents-to-be Scott and Arianna don’t quite see eye to eye on a few things, particularly that Scott’s best friend, Harold, lives in their basement. And the fact that Harold happens to be a ghost.
WE WANTED CHILDREN
USA | 2022 | 15 min | Director: Tim O’Connor
After a marital crisis, Ginny grows concerned by her husband’s increasingly disturbing behavior.
UK | 2022 | 15 min | Director: Gabriela Staniszewska
Ignored in the motherhood process, Lilith’s sense of her own identity begins to have physical manifestations. Lilith begins to fall apart; literally.
UK | 2022 | 8 min | Director: Alix Austin
In a twisted story of co-dependence, two sisters are pitted against each other by a giant, abhorrent leech creature that uses its mind-controlling influence to puppeteer them from the inside out.
USA | 2022 | 12 min | Director: Dawson Taylor
A young woman visits her estranged birth parents in hopes of forging a long-desired connection and learns that they’re weirdly, if not dangerously, obsessed with foxes.
USA | 2022 | 13 min | Director: Jim Vendiola
As he spends more time with his new girlfriend, a young man begins to privately dwell upon one of her quirks, leading him to a troubling discovery.
“Horror at High Elevation” Block
USA | 2021 | 10 min | Director: Alyssa Loh
A literature grad student reads and misreads the canon, seeking out evidence that others share his unusual longings. Eros vies with Thanatos in an edgy fairytale of unsuppressed desires and multiple misreadings.
USA | 2021 | 16 min | Director: Sam Max
An unnamed figure picks up a young man in his car. As the two drive together, and settle into an austere rental house in the country, the details of their arrangement become guttingly clear.
USA | 2022 | 19 min | Director: Chris Osborn
As children, Miles and Rocky hunted a monster they thought they saw in the woods. Twenty years later, they’re still searching.
THEY SEE YOU
USA | 2022 | 10 min | Director: Jared Januschka
IN PERSON: Jared Januschka
When Robin visits her paranoid sister in their family cabin, she discovers a dark secret. Filmed in Colorado.
Canada | 2022 | 14 min | Director: Olivier Labonté LeMoyne
An ordinary young couple finds an isolated place to park their car and love each other away from prying eyes. At least that’s what they believe… Deep in the forest, their intimacy will be the scene of an unsettling encounter between sensuality and horror.
USA | 2021 | 8 min | Director: Nora Unkel
When a terrible new plague turns people into zombies and the only cure is eating human flesh, two women in love face a choice: is “getting through this” worth it if you have to become the monster you are trying to outlive?
USA | 2022 | 12 min | Director: Vanessa Beletic
IN PERSON: Vanessa Beletic
Since childhood, Destiny has been told she has seizures when she dances. An unexplained phenomena that’s resulted in deep fear and her refusal to dance- despite being drawn to it. What she doesn’t know, is that she has an ancient ability – a birthright of the Haitian women in her lineage going back for ages. Today, in LA, Destiny is still in the dark about her ancestral power but strange things are happening. Destiny is tormented by voices in her head, calling her to “test the waters” and compelling her to stalk someone. When she’s challenged to face her fear and dance, Destiny makes a decision that could reveal a secret she doesn’t yet understand. Will dancing kill her or unlock something magical?
USA | 2022 | 8 min | Director: Cassie Keet
IN PERSON: Benjamin Dunn
Claire’s life is an open book. She just doesn’t know it yet.
“Sinister Stories” Block
FROM WHERE IT HIDES
USA | 2021 | 9 min | Director: Quinn Halleck
A father abruptly leaves his life behind after his recent terminal diagnosis with lung cancer. At the end of a treacherous journey into the infinite wilderness, the man finds himself at the mouth of an abandoned mineshaft; inside: his last chance at survival, the hiding place of Death itself.
USA | 2022 | 10 min | Director: Rod Blackhurst
A mysterious sound, a mother stricken with madness, and two daughters caught in a fight for survival.
Norway | 2022 | 18 min | Director: Simon M. Valentine
As a young urban couple on a working holiday hopes to connect with nature at Tistlebu farm, a primordial power comes into play, changing them both forever.
THE EVIL IS INSIDE
Australia | 2022 | 11 min | Director: Martin Sharpe
IN PERSON: Martin Sharpe
A recently divorced father confides to a friend that he’s been seeing demons in the family home.
UNDER THE ICE
Andorra/Spain | 2021 | 16 min | Director: Alvaro Rodriguez Areny
After losing his father in an accident, Edur wakes up in the middle of a nightmare. A presence will haunt him with his worst memories.
SKIN & BONE
USA | 2021 | 17 min | Director: Eli Powers
After taking a job on a secluded farm, a drifter begins suffering horrifying visions.
IN THE SHADOW OF GOD
Canada | 2022 | 18 min | Director: Brian Sepanzyk
IN PERSON: Brian Sepanzyk, Shelly Murray
As a woman packs up her childhood home following the passing of her father, she comes to learn that there may have been a more sinister threat behind his death, long buried on the grounds of the family home.
“Uncanny Tales” Block
Canada | 2022 | 17 min | Director: Alain Fournier
The crew of a German u-boat on a mission in the North Atlantic witness strange phenomena on board. After an inexplicable explosion in the engine room, the submarine slowly sinks to the abyssal depths, while madness decimates the submariners.
SONS OF LILITH
Norway | 2022 | 36 min | Directors: Henrik Schefte & Snorre Ulvåg
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Vengeance lies upon the snowy mountains of Norway when the unhinged Ask E. Laedden returns to his cabin 15 years after the spine-chilling night that scarred him for life.
USA | 2022 | 18 min | Directors: Connor Martin & Chris Beyrooty
IN PERSON: Connor Martin, Chris Beyrooty, Yale Slaughter, Henry Lynch
When an ancient shapeshifter infiltrates an imaginative young man’s family ranch, he must take it upon himself to discover who can be trusted and who is turning them against each other.
Spain | 2021 | 18 min | Directors: Gabriel Campoy & Guillem Lafoz
A group of people trudge through underground tunnels. They break the absolute darkness with the abundant lights that are attached to their bodies, in baroque suits loaded with batteries and lights of many kinds. On their journey they will have to face the dangers that lurk in the dark and even worse – themselves.
Norway | 2022 | 14 min | Director: Fredrik S. Hana
FROM.BEYOND is an experimental short film consisting of different perspectives, referencing genres like science fiction, horror and found footage. A kaleidoscopic vision portraying mankind’s first meeting with alien life, told through faux archival footage combined with practical FX, miniatures and old school in-camera trickery.
THURSDAY NIGHT SHOWS
Get primed for the Telluride Horror Show with two special screenings at the Nugget Theatre on
Thursday, October 13th. FREE ADMISSION FOR THURSDAY NIGHT SHOWS.
SPIRIT HALLOWEEN: THE MOVIE
USA | 2022 | 87 min | Director: David Poag
In Person: Screenwriter (and Telluride local!) Billie Bates
Three middle school friends make a dare to spend the night locked inside a Spirit Halloween store. But they discover that the store is haunted by an angry spirit and embark on a thrilling and spooky adventure in order to survive the night.
USA | 2022 | 87 min | Directors: Vanessa Winter, Joseph Winter
Courtesy of Shudder
A disgraced internet personality tries to win back his followers by livestreaming himself at an abandoned haunted house. When he accidentally unleashes a vengeful spirit, his comeback event becomes a fight for his life. A Shudder Original. Vanessa & Joseph Winter also direct a segment in V/H/S/99, playing during the festival weekend.