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september 5th 2020

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2018 Screenplay Contest Finalists

CAGED ***WINNER***

BY JEFFREY PARFITT

A woman in therapy tries to recover from the horrors of her captors.

CALLBACK

BY MIG WINDOWS

Melinda, a small town Caucasian actress and director, had her career jump-started when she played "Juliet" at the her local Repertory theatre twenty years ago. But everything changes for her when Ruby, the African-American actress who was originally slated to play that role, shows up 20 years later... after her death, and Melinda's true colors are revealed.

SOUL PUPPET

BY ESMERALDA HERNANDEZ

Sybil is a sixteen year old girl who just recently lost her brother, Drake after he got shot in the back under mysterious circumstances. On her way to pay her respects to her late brother at the cemetery, Sybil runs into Sam and Luke, a pair of bullies who harass her and try to verbally hurt her using her brother’s death. Unfortunately for this pair of bullies, Sybil’s late brother may not be as dead as they thought. Drake returns from the grave to destroy anyone who has ever caused harm to his sister, or whoever intends to. However, there’s more to Drakes new found condition and Sybil may have something to do with it using a black magic item known as a SOUL PUPPET.

DIGGUM

BY ISAAC THORNE

When personal tragedy strikes, some men pray. Other men despair. This man goes to war.

Meet Diggum, the local graveyard caretaker, who lives in a small cottage at the edge of the lot. Diggum has spent most of his life angry with God, whom he blames for the devastating house fire that cost Diggum his family.

But Diggum has a secret. It is a secret he will carry to his own grave.

His story is one of rage and revenge. At some point in our lives, we all ask the "why" question. Diggum demands an answer.

SREDNI VASHTAR

BY PJ. CORMACK

A sickly child named Conradin is raised by his aunt and guardian, Mrs De Ropp, who "would never... have confessed to herself that she disliked Conradin, though she might have been dimly aware that thwarting him 'for his good' was a duty which she did not find particularly irksome". Conradin rebels against his aunt and her choking authority. He invents a religion in which his pole-cat ferret is imagined as a vengeful deity, and Conradin prays that "Sredni Vashtar" will deliver retribution upon De Ropp. When De Ropp attempts to dispose of the animal, it attacks and kills her. The entire household is shocked and alarmed, but Conradin calmly butters another piece of toast. 

2018 Award Nominees

 

BEST FEATURE
PARTY NIGHT
PSYCHO MAGNET
THE DUNES
***WINNER***MAIN STREET MEATS
***WINNER***
THE CAMPUS

BEST SHORT
**WINNER**THE HOOKER AND THE NECROPHILIAC**WINNER**
CONSURGO
AUDITORIUM 6
BALLOON
LEVEL

BEST DIRECTOR
LUIGI COMANDATORE - CONSURGO
ALEXANDRA BOSKOVICH & MAXWELL SEILER - POLAROID KINGDOM
ADAM O'BRIEN - BANSHEE

***WINNER***TARA PRICE - EARWORM***WINNER***
J. HORTON - THE CAMPUS

BEST WRITER
GHOSTED - SEVGI ISABEL CACINA - GHOSTED
ANDREW HUNT - LEVEL
JACK REDA - THE HOOKER AND THE NECROPHILIAC
CINDY MAPLES - OUT OF MY MIND

***WINNER***ANNE PAUL - PSYCHO MAGNET***WINNER***

BEST ACTOR
NOAH GILLET - LEVEL
GUY MAYFIELD - VESSEL

***WINNER***ERNEST L. THOMAS - EARWORM***WINNER***
ANTHONY J. JAMES - THE HOOKER AND THE NECROPHILIAC
BARTON BUND - THE DUNES

BEST ACTRESS
***WINNER***CHARLIE STARLING - SHE'S BEEN LIKE THIS FOREVER***WINNER***
CORRINE PAULSON - TRAUMA
SHER SHEAREY - GHOST APP
KATELYNN E. NEWBERRY - AUDITORIUM 6
ERIN KINIRY - BALLOON

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
ROB GRAND - AUDITORIUM 6
FLOOD REED - BALLOON

JOHN GAMMON - JAX IN LOVE
***WINNER***DREW SHOTWELL - PARTY NIGHT***WINNER***
TRAVIS SHEPHERD - PSYCHO MAGNET

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
CYNTHIA CAIN - PSYCHO MAGNET
***WINNER***BRIT SHERIDAN - THE CAMPUS***WINNER***
DEVI VEYSEY - JAX IN LOVE
LAUREL TOUPAL - PARTY NIGHT
APRIL MONIQUE BURRIL - CAMP KILLER

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
***WINNER***LITTLE BOY BLUE***WINNER***
POLAROID KINGDOM
INJURIOUS NIGHTMARE
BALLOON
LEVEL

BEST EDITING
GHOST APP
BANSHEE
NIGHT RUNNERS
STUCK IN LIMBO

***WINNER***VESSEL***WINNER***

BEST SOUND
LEVEL
CONSURGO
JAGGED LITTLE PILL

***WINNER***SIGNAL TO NOISE***WINNER***
BALLOON

BEST MUSIC
THE FUNHOUSE WALTZ
NIGHT RUNNERS
INJURIOUS NIGHTMARE
SIGNAL TO NOISE

***WINNER***THE LAST STOP***WINNER***

BEST SPECIAL FX
DITCHPEOPLE
THIRD DATE

***WINNER***EVIL NATURE***WINNER***
MAIN STREET MEATS
SLIME

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
CANOPY
***WINNER***U.S. BUTCHER***WINNER***
CHAINSAW
SKINNY DAYS
THE SHE IN ME

DIRECTOR'S CHOICE
DARK OF THE NIGHT
***WINNER***DITCHPEOPLE***WINNER***
THE RETURN
SHAVING THE ODDS
BETTER NOT POUT

BEST SCREENPLAY (FINALISTS)
CALLBACK
SOUL PUPPET
DIGGUM
SREDNI VASHTAR

***WINNER***CAGED***WINNER***

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AWARD WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT
THE 2018 INDIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL


More Information On The Indie Horror Film Festival Awards:

*Award Winners will be announced in a ceremony at the end of the festival. Winners in attendance will be presented a certificate. Those not in attendance will be sent a digital certificate to print by email. Winners will also be posted in the news feed (front page) of IndieHorrorFest.com within 48 hours of the close of the festival.

** Our Selection / Awards Procedure: Festival Director / Producers make official selections for the festival by vote. Official Selections are then screened/graded by 5 different judges anonymously and given an overall grade on a 10 point scale for each of the qualifying award categories. All judges points are then added together to give it a grade. The top 3 films by grade in each category are then considered an award nominee and listed on this page. The film with the highest grade in each category is considered and announced that category’s award winner at the festival. In the event of a tie for highest grade, the festival director, festival producer and festival founder will each vote on the tied films giving the majority vote the award. In the event that one of the production staff are involved in one of the films involving a tie, a 3rd party will be selected to vote in place of the production staff member involved.

2018 Schedule of Events - SCREEN 1

SCREEN 1

FRIDAY MARCH 16TH 2018

01:00PM VENDOR ACCESS
03:00PM DOORS OPEN
03:30PM SCREEN 1 - FILM BLOCK A - 2H

  • FRAN AND THE MOTH 6M
  • CHASING JENNY 3M
  • HOLIDAY FEAR 4M
  • LEFTOVERS 4M
  • OUT OF MY MIND 15M
  • THE DUNES 88M

05:30PM INTERMISSION 30M
06:00PM SCREEN 1 - FILM BLOCK B - 2H

  • PRELUDE: A LOVE STORY 6M
  • MOTHER MARY 2M
  • HOME 8M
  • SHE'S BEEN LIKE THIS FOREVER 4M
  • VESSEL 16M

08:00PM INTERMISSION 30M
08:30PM SCREEN 1 - FILM BLOCK C - 2H

  • GHOST APP 12M
  • DEJA VECU 10M
  • THE CREATURE WITHOUT A NAME 18M
  • PRUDENCE DRIVE 80M

10:30PM END OF FESTIVAL DAY 1

SATURDAY MARCH 17TH 2018

11:00AM VENDOR ACCESS
12:00PM DOORS OPEN
01:00PM SCREEN 1 - FILM BLOCK D 2H

  • DRIFTER 9M
  • THE UNSPEAKABLE 10M
  • BRIDE OF FRANKIE 19M
  • KUDZU ZOMBIES 82M

03:00PM INTERMISSION 30M
03:30PM SCREEN 1 - FILM BLOCK E 2H

  • THE CORNER 6M
  • INJURIOUS NIGHTMARE 20M
  • DAUGHTER OF THE LAKE 15M
  • THE DARK HUNGER 15M
  • CARRIER CROW 15M
  • LITTLE BOY BLUE 30M

05:30PM INTERMISSION 30M
06:00PM SCREEN 1 - FILM BLOCK F 2H

  • RESISTANCE 5M
  • THE FUNHOUSE WALTZ 19M
  • PSYCHO MAGNET 96M

08:00PM INTERMISSION 30M
08:30PM SCREEN 1 - FILM BLOCK G 2H

  • DWELLER IN THE ATTIC 3M
  • YOUR DATE IS HERE 6M
  • MAIN STREET MEATS 111M

10:30PM END OF FESTIVAL DAY 2

SUNDAY MARCH 18TH 2018

11:00AM VENDOR ACCESS
12:00PM DOORS OPEN
01:00PM SCREEN 1 - FILM BLOCK H 2H

  • TAZERTON 3M
  • OPEN CASKETS EO1: HOUSE KEYS 7M
  • OPEN CASKETS E02: CORRIDOR 6M
  • THE LAST STOP 7M
  • ACCOMPANIED 8M
  • CYCLE OF THE BLESSED 8M
  • THE BABYSITTER 9M
  • HOPE 11M
  • SHAVING THE ODDS 11M
  • DARK NIGHT 11M
  • I AM THE DEVIL 15M
  • POSTPARTUM 24M

03:00PM INTERMISSION 30M
03:30PM SCREEN 1 - FILM BLOCK I 2H

  • DEVOURED 2M
  • STUCK IN LIMBO 8M
  • SLIME 9M
  • A FATHER'S DAY 10M
  • HUSK 22M
  • ADAHY TOHOPKA 22M
  • THE RETURN 23M
  • THE KIND ONES 24M

05:30PM INTERMISSION 30M
06:00PM SCREEN 1 - FILM BLOCK J (MUSIC VIDEOS) 2H

  • RAW 4M
  • CANOPY 4M
  • U.S. BUTCHER 5M
  • CHAINSAW 7M
  • THE SHE IN ME 3M
  • WELCOME TO THE ASYLUM 8M
  • MUUY BIIEN - MORAL COMPASS 4M
  • STATE OF AGGRESSION BY JESUS WEARS ARMANI 5M
  • INTRA - DOWN THE ROOF 6M
  • SKINNY DAYS - ALRIGHT RIGHT NOW 3M
  • BALLOON 14M
  • PLASMA 6M
  • APPLES 5M
  • VICTIMIZED 7M
  • DEVIL'S TRACK 15M
  • GHOSTED 10M

08:15PM AWARDS CEREMONY
10:30PM END OF FESTIVAL DAY 3

2018 Schedule of Events - SCREEN 2

FRIDAY MARCH 16TH 2018 - SCREEN 2

01:00PM VENDOR ACCESS
03:00PM DOORS OPEN
03:30PM SCREEN 2 - FILM BLOCK A - 2H

  • DITCH PEOPLE 7M
  • BLACK RING 15M
  • VISITORS ONLY 15M
  • CAMP KILLER 83M

05:30PM INTERMISSION 30M
06:00PM SCREEN 2 - FILM BLOCK B - 2H

  • SATANICA 9M
  • NYCTOPHOBIA 15M
  • VILOMAH 15M

08:00PM INTERMISSION 30M
08:30PM SCREEN 2 - FILM BLOCK C - 2H

  • THE HIDER 9M
  • HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS 13M
  • BANSHEE 13M
  • THE CAMPUS 85M

10:30PM END OF FESTIVAL DAY 1

SATURDAY MARCH 17TH 2018 - SCREEN 2

11:00AM VENDOR ACCESS
12:00PM DOORS OPEN
01:00PM SCREEN 2 - FILM BLOCK D 2H

  • DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE LIGHT 15M
  • SEVENTEEN 10M
  • TRAUMA 13M
  • THE JITTERMAN 12M
  • BLACKOUT 12M
  • THE DISSECTION OF JACK AND JILL 12M
  • POLAROID KINGDOM 11M
  • THE HAG: BLOODLINE 35M

03:00PM INTERMISSION 30M
03:30PM SCREEN 2 - FILM BLOCK E 2H

  • THE SCARECROW 3M
  • LUNARCY 2M
  • THE COPOSTEUSE 2M
  • THE COP CAM 2M
  • THAT'S FINAL 7M
  • SHEAR MADNESS 8M
  • NIGHT RUNNERS 9M
  • THE HOOKER AND THE NECROPHILIAC 9M
  • BETTER NOT POUT 9M
  • COMMITTED 9M
  • TOOTHLESS 10M
  • DEEP THING 15M
  • BITCH, POPCORN & BLOOD 16M
  • LEVEL 19M

05:30PM INTERMISSION 30M
06:00PM SCREEN 2 - FILM BLOCK F 2H

  • PHOTOKILL 19M
  • LOST IN BUFFALO CITY 30M
  • PARTY NIGHT 70M

08:00PM INTERMISSION 30M
08:30PM SCREEN 2 - FILM BLOCK G 2H

  • THE WEED WHACKER MASSACRE 13M
  • CONSURGO 13M
  • DARK ROAST 20M
  • INDIANA 74

10:30PM END OF FESTIVAL DAY 2

SUNDAY MARCH 18TH 2018 - SCREEN 2

11:00AM VENDOR ACCESS
12:00PM DOORS OPEN
01:00PM SCREEN 2 - FILM BLOCK H 2H

  • MR. FUFFLES 5M
  • MEAT 10M
  • WEREWOLF 2M
  • JAGGED LITTLE PILL 19M
  • INNOCENT BODIES 3M
  • EVIL NATURE 3M
  • THIRD DATE 19M
  • THE MADAME IN BLACK 24M
  • AUDITORIUM 6 35M

03:00PM INTERMISSION 30M
03:30PM SCREEN 2 - FILM BLOCK I 2H

  • BIG DEMON PROMISE 27M
  • SCOPAESTHESIA 10M
  • SIGNAL TO NOISE 4M
  • EARWORM 5M
  • BAPHOMET HIGH 7M
  • DARK OF THE NIGHT 7M
  • SURROUNDED BY DEATH 21M
  • BOGY 36M

05:30PM INTERMISSION 30M
06:00PM SCREEN 2 - FILM BLOCK J  2H

  • JAX IN LOVE 20M
  • THE CARVER 98M

8:00PM SCREEN 2 CLOSES

2018 Official Film Selections

2018 Official Film Selections Below!

SHE'S BEEN LIKE THIS FOREVER

A caregiver receives one simple rule that, when broken, leads to deadly consequences. 

SCREEN 1 BLOCK B

 

ghosted

When an attractive woman visits a therapist to rid herself of the love-sick ghost that's haunting her, she realizes she's going to have to take matters into her own hands.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK J

drifter

Stacy's mark has just gone down. Now she's stranded in an urban wasteland with time running out. The last thing she needs is for a local transient to take a special interest in her...

SCREEN 1 BLOCK D

home

Jack Campbell, a police detective, investigates an abandoned orphanage and gets a little more than he expected...

SCREEN 1 BLOCK B

MOTHER MARY

A horrifying moment inside the mind of a fundamentalist.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK B

DEVIL'S TRACK

A struggling songwriter ventures to a secluded cabin in search of inspiration, but he's not alone.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK J

THE UNSPEAKABLE

Maya receives a series of folktales from her great aunt and unbeknownst to her, she begins to bring the stories to life. 

SCREEN 1 BLOCK D

deja vecu

A young women feels guilt about something she feels compelled to do, and has perhaps done before. A surrealistic dream-like horror about causality and finality. 

SCREEN 1 BLOCK C

deVOURED

You can't outrun your fears... 

SCREEN 1 BLOCK I

THE RETURN

A young man out on holiday break, must return to the place that tormented him as a kid. Does knowing your house is haunted change how you do everyday tasks? 

SCREEN 1 BLOCK I

raw

Music video for 'Raw', which is the theme song to the short horror film 'Flesh' by Wright Way Films. Featuring the progressive metal band Persona Non Grata, as well as horror film narrative. The song was arranged and performed by progressive metal band Persona Non Grata, and the lyrics and melody were written by Robert H Wainwright. 

SCREEN 1 BLOCK J

GHOST APP

Do You Believe In Ghosts? 
It's just like any other night for Sher as she sits down to watch the newest Netfilx movie. However on this night she will receive a text from a stranger offering her a chance to download a new app. One that will let her see what can not be seen with the naked eye, The Other Side.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK C

THE FUNHOUSE WALTZ

In a forgotten, abandoned carnival funhouse, the sins of the past are doomed to repeat their dark secrets for all eternity.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK F

FRAN AND THE MOTH 

A woman enters into a surreal battle with a moth and her sanity.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK H

CANOPY 

A benumbed couple stumble through life in an abandoned town, while nurturing a child who is no longer there.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK J

SHAVING THE ODDS 

A middle-aged man's wife is worried about him making contact with his criminal identical twin.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK H

MAIN STREET MEATS 

A family-run meat shop struggling to survive stumbles onto the secret of success… and is obliged to keep up with insatiable customer demand.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK G

U.S. BUTCHER 

Action takes place in the North of the USA, nearby small town called Evilville. People sometimes disappear in this area, but these crimes are not investigated. The reason for this is the Sheriff and his maniac family. All the family members act in a crime deal and trap their victims and get victims down. The most dirty job is done by subnormal son of Sheriff, who lives in the basement of family house. So he is our Butcher. Passing victims through his huge slaughter, Butcher gets the mince and Little Jimbo (older Sheriff’s son) makes hamburgers from this mince. Then Jimbo sells these hamburgers in the Evilville. Besides we get acquainted with Sheriff’s wife, daughter and uncle. By the fatal combination of circumstances at this time maniac Sheriff's family got music group “Smothered Bowels”, and through their history we will tell this adult fairy tale.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK J

THE DUNES 

When a domestic violence counselor (GERALD HITCHFIELD, “Hitch”) goes through a messy divorce and contentious custody battle, he’s forced to let go of his modest dreams of a big family. But when his ex-wife (MARNIE) begins dating a wealthy doctor (STEWART), and tells him she intends to move across country with their only son (SCOTTIE), it’s a bit more than he can take.

Hitch learns that the doctor has a hidden, abusive past that threatens both Marnie and Scottie. Marnie refuses to believe him, so he begins to get desperate. And angry - very angry. Behind the back of his best friend and colleague, FATHER MICHAELS, he dances on an ethically questionable line and manipulates a patient (GRACE) to help him try to separate Marnie from Stewart.

Fear and insecurity starts to bleed into his every waking moment, and his dark impulses begin to morph into murderous intent. He journeys to the darkest recess of his mind and soul, and the decent inevitably and irrevocably changes him.

It all culminates in the otherworldly beauty that is Sleeping Bear Dunes, when Hitch will see just how far desperation will take him. Will it take to confrontation? Will it take him to violence? Will it take him to murder?

He will find out out amongst The Dunes.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK A

INJURIOUS NIGHTMARE

Zoë is a typical high school slacker until Mr. Duchau, a mysterious substitute teacher takes over her English class. During his first lesson, she falls asleep and has a terrible nightmare. But is it more than just a bad dream?

SCREEN 1 BLOCK E

CHAINSAW

*NO SYNOPSIS PROVIDED BY FILMMAKER 

SCREEN 1 BLOCK J

THE SHE IN ME

Are we prisonners ? Between light and dark, between destruction and beauty, between wild and thinking, monster and human ? "The She in me" is a experimental idea thought by Alexandra Moulié (Make up Fx) and Mikaël Vecchio (writer, director and editor). 

SCREEN 1 BLOCK J

THE CREATURE WITHOUT A NAME

*NO SYNOPSIS PROVIDED BY FILMMAKER 

SCREEN 1 BLOCK C

I AM THE DEVIL

A film crew is terrorized by a demon after accidentally summoning it in a séance.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK H

ACCOMPANIED

A young piano prodigy purchases an antique piano inhabited by the spirit of a pianist who committed suicide after his dreams were crushed. Since he can't play, no one else can either, not even our young prodigy...

SCREEN 1 BLOCK H

THE CORNER

As far as babysitting jobs went, this one was about as routine as it gets. The kids were fed, the teeth were brushed, the bedtime stories were read, and the “Just five more minutes??” requests were hushed. But when Joli finally sat down for some quiet time in front of the television things didn’t get dull… they got deadly.

THE CORNER... because you never know what you'll find in someone's house, and sometimes, neither do they! THE CORNER... because sometimes the only safe place to back yourself into is exactly where you don't want to be!! THE CORNER... because sometimes, just sometimes, home is where the horror is!!!

SCREEN 1 BLOCK E

WELCOME TO THE ASYLUM

This music video is a Shlock Horror B movie Experience

SCREEN 1 BLOCK J

SLIME

A man finds a meteor on his walk and decides to take it home with him 
Bad idea since he obviously starts to change

SCREEN 1 BLOCK I

THE LAST STOP

A pest exterminator meets his worst nightmare.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK H

THE KIND ONES 

When Mrs. Andrews intervenes in the life of her abused student Timothy, she becomes the guest of his strange family and their predatory delights.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK I

BALLOON 

Penny and her therapist battle her phobia of balloons through psychological experimentation. However, it's not the balloon itself... it's the clown-like serial killer it represents.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK J

MUUY BIIEN

Dominar Film's music video for Athens band, Muuy Biien, visually puts the viewer in the shoes of a soon-to-be-husband heading off to marry his future wife: the bands lead singer, au Nosferatu-ale, in a gown and makeup. All goes well (and weird), until an unexpected guest strikes just after the first kiss.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK J

STATE OF AGGRESSION BY JESUS WEARS ARMANI 

We follow a veteran as he struggles with his internal demons, made manifest, in a state of constant aggression.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK J

CYCLE OF THE BLESSED 

Colin and Elise are determined to rescue Pruitt from a mysterious cult, but with time against them and lives in the balance, have they bit off more than they can chew?

SCREEN 1 BLOCK H

VESSEL 

Housed in a mental institution, Sandra fights for her sanity. Sandra is convinced that a demonic figure, calling himself Edmond, is taking over her body. For her own safety, Sandra's psychiatrist Dr. Thompson puts her in isolation. Sandra begs Edmond to end her torment. Will Edmond be Sandra's salvation or demise?

SCREEN 1 BLOCK B

THE BABYSITTER 

A babysitter fights to protect the life of a young child from a masked voyeur watching them from outside.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK H

INTRA-DOWN THE ROOF  


After falling from a height, a young woman wakes up in a surreal nightmare that makes her question her sanity.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK J

OUT OF MY MIND 

Carter is a successful mystery writer on the rise. Fueled by alcohol, and a chance meeting with a beautiful woman in blue, his latest book is flowing out of him. If only he could find the source of dripping water that's driving him insane. As the novel progresses and the bourbon flows, what Carter's written about the woman takes a hauntingly dark turn. Slipping into madness might be a great way to write, but are the horrors of the night real or only something out of his mind?

SCREEN 1 BLOCK A

HOLIDAY FEAR 

In the final act of a slasher film, Bruce attempts to reclaim his manliness and impress the final girl by finishing off the killer.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK A

ADAHY TOHOPKA 

Stranded tourists either survive the ills of the Florida Everglades or become prey for a bloodthirsty savage.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK I

HOPE

NO ZOMBIE IS PERFECT

A senseless wandering ghoul roaming the world full of the hunger-less undead and hateful humans will soon discover a craving, leaving him completely and utterly without hope.

After a mysterious disease struck society, poor Karl, like the rest of his kind, became one of the many outcasts in the modern world. While most folks went about their everyday lives, eventually accepting and ignoring the timid zombies themselves, those that became hostile towards the infected, faced no true consequences. Until... all hope was gone.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK H

RESISTANCE

An insect virus has spread through the human population turning them into drones. Two classes now exist: The Humans and the Drones.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK F

STUCK IN LIMBO 


A woman, EVA, is hunted by demons and must face them in order to protect and save Megan.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK I

TAZERTON 

Manfred and Damek bring you their first review of zomboli porklypse gear.... the MX 3 Billion Collapsible Tazerton !!!!

SCREEN 1 BLOCK H

KUDZU ZOMBIES  

Lonnie, a crop duster pilot, must lead a mismatched group of survivors to escape the deadly zombie horde after an experimental chemical, intended to control the invasive kudzu vine, transforms the citizens of Charleston, MS into zombies.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK D

LITTLE BOY BLUE   

On a rural farm, a lonely girl must face her own dark desires when she discovers a boy held captive in a neighboring farm’s barn.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK E

APPLES   

Ralph is involved in a hit and run with his girlfriend Ripley. The people that hit him Sean and Raven got off free with no charges but community work due to Sean being close with the judge and the cops. Ripley is mad and wants revenge as she kills them one by one in torturing ways.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK J

PRUDENCE DRIVE   


Brad, a local has-been rock star, spends his days balancing married life with his partying friends. Then he meets a mysterious woman who ignites a dark turn of events.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK C

DWELLER IN THE ATTIC   

A woman discovers ominous noises coming from the attic hatch!

SCREEN 1 BLOCK G

CHASING JENNY    

The animated, dark comedy “Chasing Jenny” begins with the ending of a date. The beautiful Jenny invites Chase to stay a little longer, but before agreeing fully to extend their night of fun, Chase makes sure to ask if they are alone. Caressing his cheek, Jenny assures him her parents are not home. With a bat of eyelashes, she flirtatiously turns and walks quickly up the stairs, asking Chase to wait downstairs…... 
With Jenny out of eyesight, Chase exclaims his excitement with a hip thrust. Chase’s charm only comes out when a girl is around. Chase is a growing teen who needs to replenish himself for a romantic night ahead of him. As he makes his way to the fridge, he notices there are no lights that work in the living room or kitchen. He brushes it off since he’s so close to his happy ending. He reaches for the milk, noting the missing loser on the side of the container. The boy in the picture fits the bill for another local boy. Chase shrugs and guzzles the milk, tossing the empty carton behind him. As he rummages through the fridge for something more promising, he hears footsteps approaching. Chase stands up from the fridge, ready to sweep Jenny off her feet, but the night quickly takes a different turn. This will certainly be a memorable date for the playboy Chase.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK A

BRIDE OF FRANKIE     

In this darkly comedic feminist nod to Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor's lonely creation with electrifying, and deadly, results.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK D

OPEN CASKETS E02: CORRIDOR      

In this POV experience, you are wandering the empty halls of a mausoleum when footsteps are heard following close behind.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK H

OPEN CASKETS E01: HOUSE KEYS      

The premier episode of the horror anthology series, Open Caskets. In “House Keys”, Cassie comes home late at night after losing her job, then loses the keys to her apartment, and it looks like an unexpected guest may have found them.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK H

DARK NIGHT       

Unable to control her feelings, this obsessed student wants to express her feelings to her professor. But when she's rejected, she decides that if it's not her, it's no one 

SCREEN 1 BLOCK H

PRELUDE: A LOVE STORY        

After being tortured and held captive, Sarah (England Simpson) struggles to lead a normal life outside of her own personal prison. Overcome by the horrific experience that plagues her past, Sarah transforms from victim to villain.

SCREEN 1 BLOCK B

HUSK         

A couple living in the rural countryside comes across a wounded child in the woods.

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POSTPARTUM        

Since the first day her child was born Alice Westcott has been given instructions by the devil to kill her children. She is ultimately sent to a state facility to evaluate her mental health as she is to blame for their death. Alice sees her dead children in her dreams and reality, and can no longer differentiate between the two. The staff learns that Alice has been concealing a secret, her five month pregnancy. When they threaten to take the baby away from her, Alice vows to protect her unborn from those who wish to bring her baby harm.

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DAUGHTER OF THE LAKE         

A group of friends take a trip through the country, hoping to have a nice getaway for the weekend. But their trips takes a dangerous turn, when their tire mysteriously pops and an old stretch of road through the woods. They stumble upon an older man's house, and he offers them assistance. They accept, not knowing his deadly secret is hiding upstairs in her room. What will happen when his secret escapes, and not even he can control it anymore.

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YOUR DATE IS HERE          

After dusting off an old Mystery Date-style board game, a mother and daughter realize the game holds more evil than amusement.

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LEFTOVERS         

You've left them in the back of the fridge far too long. Now those moldy remains of meals gone by have spawned more than mere mold. Those leftovers want YOU for dinner!

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CARRIER CROW         

Devin Hume, a young app developer, has created a website called Carrier Crow, one that allows users to broadcast and comment on live suicides. The website is a success: hundreds are killing themselves daily.

One night, Devin learns his brother has killed himself on Carrier Crow. Devin's guilt grows into a physical form, one that grows stronger with every new suicide. As the website grows more viral, Devin must destroy the app before this masked creature overtakes Devin's sanity.

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THE DARK HUNGER          

They took away his memory and his life, but gave him something worse in death. Now he must embrace the monster he’s become to regain his humanity.

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PSYCHO MAGNET          

Hopelessly naïve, Fern (Anne Paul) is a psychic who specializes in communicating with the dead. She finds herself homeless in a small town where people mysteriously keep going missing, and she’s desperate for a way out. When Fern accepts a job from the town’s amiable auto shop owner, Denny (Ben Hopkins), and his controlling wife Cherry (Cynthia Cain), family drama turns into a fight for survival. Taken hostage and surrounded by the disgruntled dead, Fern must wage war or die. 

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A FATHER'S DAY          

Today is special. Apocalypse or not.

Unexpectedly reunited with his daughter amongst the ruins of the world as they knew it, a father is determined to make this day special, even if they are already dead.

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PLASMA           

An horror silent short movie, where a man is hard working for his love

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VICTIMIZED           

Homeless and helpless, Jane finds herself in a vicious downward spiral of addiction and self loathing. The pains of withdrawal are mounting and what little peace she found is soon to be shattered.

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SKINNY DAYS            

The story of five people in an abandoned factory in Poland. 
When an old man suddenly enters nothing will ever be the same.

This psychotic and gross video is the collaboration between a Swedish director, the Norwegian band Skinny Days and a Polish film crew. 
This is the band Skinny Days first single but even though their music is far away from horror, not even the bands from the Norwegian black metal scene made ​​videos like this.

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TRAUMA

A young woman makes a gruesome discovery, triggering memories of past trauma and leading her down a dark path.

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AUDITORIUM 6

A movie theater janitor on his first night alone has a life-changing encounter with the paranormal.

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seventeen

Based off of the viral internet short story, 'Seventeen' is about Edgar, a husband-to-be, that cheats on his pregnant wife Haley, and then tries to bully her into submission. Leaving her with few options, Haley takes matters into her own hands and creates such devastation that it breaks Edgar's mind and leaves him in ruins.

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don't be afraid of the light

A mysterious supernatural force helps a young girl find the strength to fight back against a group of vicious bullies and a dark creature that haunts her at night.

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the campus

A man's debt to the devil is passed to his estranged daughter. Now she’s trapped in a never ending cycle of terror, as she’s killed over and over, each time losing a piece of her soul.

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JAX IN LOVE

Jax, a lonely wanderer, is searching for a human connection, when her car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Will she make it out of the desert alive?

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the carver

There is a serial killer on the loose and Detective Hunter and Simms are trying to find the killer as he leaves a trail of bodies.

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DITCH PEOPLE 

Mud human creatures emerge from the ditches to attack and transform a group of friends at a drive-in theatre.

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DARK OF THE NIGHT 

Devan Darke is a podcaster of the pananormal 
who accepts a challenge to live in a notoriously 
haunted house for one year. He doesn’t expect 
this beautiful home to provide much of a challenge.

He’s Dead Wrong.

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CONSURGO 

CONSURGO is a thriller, that show us that when the need to be something other than what we are, becomes too much to bare, sometimes we choose the extreme solution to our problem. The result can change us forever, but leave us with conflicted feelings that are still too much to bare.

He’s Dead Wrong.

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BAPHOMET HIGH 

Ellie is invited to join her elite school math club, but gets more than she bargained for after discovering the club is a satanic cult.

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POLAROID KINGDOM 

POLAROID KINGDOM is an indie atmospheric horror short that uses polaroids to tell the chilling story of the bond between sisters from beyond the grave as one family grapples with the death of their youngest daughter. Created by a talented duo of SVA grads, Team POLAROID KINGDOM brings to life a world in which polaroid montages allow us to see grief through a childlike, imaginative-yet-haunting lens.

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INNOCENT BODIES 

Two men are forced to question their humanity while society is decaying around them.

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THE SCARECROW 

A Farmer has something buried beneath his scarecrow. Over time, its features become more human. His days and nights are plagued by sourceless sounds and maddening visions. Soon his entire concepts of reality and fiction blur.

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JAGGED LITTLE PILL

Trapped in a small closet, a young woman is psychologically tortured by an unknown stranger. Blaring music designed to unhinge her and photos and pills slipped under the door are her only contact with her capture. Will she remain strong enough to survive?

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PARTY NIGHT 

Six friends become prey for a sadistic psychopath when they decide to ditch their high school's after prom party for their own celebration at a secluded house.

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CAMP KILLER

Friday the 13th Part VI Meets My Dinner With Andre

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INDIANA 

In a state in the American Midwest a tedious reality of isolation and disconnect defines the lives of its people. Imaginative reports of paranormal experiences provide a means for escape. A belief in supernatural entities serves the fight to free themselves from the problems and traumas of everyday life.  
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Old friends Michael and Josh, otherwise known as the Spirit Doctors, take it upon themselves to help people who are troubled  by episodes of a supernatural nature. 
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What the imagination sees may not always be true, but it may sometimes be true enough.

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THIRD DATE  

A third date goes horribly wrong.

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NIGHT RUNNERS

An ancient evil pursues two thieves after a robbery goes wrong.

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BETTER NOT POUT 

A cursed doll and his friends invade a family for Christmas but encounter a rude awakening the children of the house fight back.

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SIGNAL TO NOISE 

A young man comes across a strange radio frequency.

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THAT'S FINAL

In this dark comedy, the friendship of two horror buffs is tested when they are pursued by a masked maniac and realize that there can only be one final girl. Can they settle their differences and work together in order to both survive?

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EVIL NATURE

A man pitted against a genetically altered pumpkin, must end the human-hungry melon before it ends him.

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SCOPAESTHESIA

Annabelle Simms is watching her neighbor's house for the weekend. Something might be watching her back.

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MR. FUFFLES

On Christmas Eve, Henry needs to head out to a party. Mr. Fuffles has other plans.

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THE DISSECTION OF JACK AND JILL

Jack and Jill Jones (a sociopath and a psychopath, respectfully) have a special way of celebrating their anniversary. They lure an unsuspecting couple into their home so that they can commit murder. Carry and Alex show up thinking Jack and Jill are swingers they met online in a chatroom. Many clues give away that not everything is at it should be, but with the promise of good food, sex, wine and yes, even blood pudding for dessert, Carry and Alex let down their guard and become the perfect victims.

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DARK ROAST 

It's Halloween night and Vanessa and Nathan, members of the punk band Piss Bucket, have their biggest show yet. This could be just the ticket they need to leave their routine existence behind. All they need to do to make the show is kill time until the end of their shift serving coffee behind the counter of the Grind Haus. But when bodies start to drop and threatening phone calls from a psychopathic killer pour in they soon realize time isn’t the only thing being killed. To escape their mundane lives slinging coffee they'll need to escape alive first.

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BOGY 

Successful woman has her past come back to haunt her.

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THE COP CAM 

*NO SYNOPSIS PROVIDED BY FILMMAKER 

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PHOTOKILL 

A thief steals a camera that he later discovers contains photos of a hideous crime. Now he and his girlfriend fear they are the next target as the photographer seeks revenge.

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS  

An absentee father faces a harrowing new reality after a long overdue homecoming.

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THE HOOKER AND THE NECROPHILIAC  

Not everything is what it seems when two people get together in a seedy motel for an evening of unorthodox activities.

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COMMITTED 

When Karen Pechman starts to receive disturbing letters from death row inmate Fitz Willard, her curiosity is piqued. The grisly details of his crimes are revealed to be at the demand of a sadistic demon only Fitz can see. Are Fitz's confessions just a fabrication, or is there more to the story?

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  DEEP THING 

A bedridden young man is tormented by an ancient entity that convinces him to seed an apocalyptic agenda; in this Neo-Gothic, true to its roots.

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BANSHEE

While she was under the supervision of her big sister, Olivia got lost into the woods over night and got back with something different. She didn't come back alone.

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LOST IN BUFFALO CITY

Against better judgement and warnings from locals, eager reporter John Miller is investigating a series of strange apparitions and deadly encounters surrounding a long-forgotten ghost town in the dark coastal swamps of North Carolina. But his investigation uncovers something evil lurking in the ruins of Buffalo City, sinister forces that may wind up costing him his life.

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LEVEL

Trapped in a never ending nightmare, a cat and mouse game plays out between a Man and a hellish beast lurking in the shadows.

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THE JITTERMAN

A BABYSITTER, ALONE IN A HOUSE IS TORMENTED BY AN EVIL ENTITY.

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TOOTHLESS

Toothless is a story about a young mother who lost her husband and hasn't been able to date since. Finally deciding to start dating again, she is hesitant because her son has a loose tooth and doesn't want to miss out on the first Tooth Fairy experience. While away her son loses it, but who comes to get the tooth? The Tooth Fairy... right?

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SHEAR MADNESS 

*NO SYNOPSIS PROVIDED BY FILMMAKER 

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SATANICA 

Abigail Fortuna was once a famed singer, notorious for disappearing from the public eye at the height of her stardom. She subsequently pursued a life of solitude, retiring to a private estate.

After years of living in seclusion (her sole companion being her pet peacock), she summons a psychiatrist to her estate to treat her. When he arrives, he begins uncovering her past in an effort to understand her psyche. But what he discovers leads him to believe she may not be who, or what, she appears to be.

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BITCH,POPCORN & BLOOD  

At Salt’ n Sugar, a popcorn bar in the middle of nowhere, LILY a bored waitress, is going to turn her life around when two fishy strangers show up in the bar.

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THE WEED WHACKER MASSACRE 

Mr. Thurman, the neighborhood grumpy old man, is tired of the Home Owners Association telling him how to cut his grass. After a call from the HOA, He gets into a brooding rage and goes outside to cut his grass. After getting wet from sweat cutting his grass. He plugs in his weed whacker and gets shocked to death. His soul is transferred to the weed whacker and goes on a neighborhood killing spree. After killing some people he returns back to his house. Dale the mail man, A average Joe, who saw the weed whacker killing a couple, drops off some mail for Mr. Thurman.​ Mr. Thurman as the weed whacker returns home and Dale and him have a battle to the death.

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SURROUNDED BY DEATH  

In a Brazil devastated by a virus that is supposedly capable of bringing corpses back to life, a group of survivors is confined to a house and facing hunger, fear, the dead... and the living.

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EARWORM 

A lonely man does battle with a relentless piece of music.

Oh, the things that get stuck in our heads. When a reclusive man is repeatedly woken up over the course of a night by severe headaches, accompanied by musical repetition from an unknown source, his sanity begins to swiftly unravel. Starring Ernest L. Thomas (What's Happening, Everybody Hates Chris, Malcolm X) this creepy and unsettling short film will leave viewers squirming in their seats.

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VISITORS ONLY 

Two out-of-town executives close their biggest deal yet, but leaving the office is more than they bargained for when they're being hunted.

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BLACK RING  

A group of people organizes a special event in an abandoned mansion.

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VILOMAH 

Roy struggles to accept his daughters death, until her ghost comes back to warn that he might be next.

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BIG DEMON PROMISE 

A hometown farm boy hires a redneck demon hunter to help rid his father of an evil spirit.

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THE MADAME IN BLACK  

After playing the infamous urban legend game "Madame in Black", Alex and his sister, Emma, experience the wrath of the evil witch Madame in Black. 

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LUNARCY  

On the verge of insanity, a woman struggles with the visions that haunt her.

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BLACKOUT 

A young woman awakens in the woods, alone and covered in blood, with no memory of how she got there.

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WEREWOLF 

A woman recounts her recurring dreams about a nightly encounter with a strange man.

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MEAT  

A man wakes up in a dark and dodgy cellar, totally disoriented, not knowing where he is. Around him, a group of strange people seems to have been in the place for a long time. He will try to understand the situation (and) to survive. But the situation degenerates when a vampire bursts in.

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NYCTOPHOBIA 

NYCTOPHOBIA: Strong fear of darkness and gloom. Fear of the dark is quite common among children, while it is less common in adults. Usually the fear of the dark is not afraid of the darkness itself, but of the possible dangers it can hide. If the fear is very strong and even provokes panic, it is rather a real phobia that in rare cases, can lead to madness.

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THE HIDER  

Young Megan is under the care of a psychiatrist for the treatment of her severe night terrors and fear of the dark.

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THE COMPOSTEUSE 

A serial killer have a lesson on her environmental practices.

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THE HAG: BLOODLINE 

A young woman relives the horrors once experienced by her mother as she struggles with depression, sleep paralysis, and a night terror known as the Old Hag.

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