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Horror Highlights: Windy City Horrorama 2018 Lineup, Nitehawk Shorts Festival, Parts Unknown Trailer, Angels Vs. Zombies

Windy City Horrorama 2018 is ready to blow into Chicago for the very first time this April, and our favorite resident from Crystal Lake's trip to Hell will be featured, as well as many other films. Also in today's Highlights, we have details on this year's Nitehawk Shorts Festival, the new Parts Unknown trailer, and a religious take on the zombie apocalypse with Angels Vs. Zombies.

Windy City Horrorama 2018 Lineup Revealed: Press Release: "3/26/18 Chicago, Il - Windy City Horrorama has unveiled its slate of feature and short films for its inaugural festival, taking place from April 27th - April 29th in Lincoln Square’s Davis Theater. The festival will be home to a wide variety of exciting premieres of independent horror films from around the world, as well as anniversary screenings of horror classics and showcases of horror films made right here in Chicago.

Highlights include anniversary screenings of underrated cult
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Telluride Horror Show 2017’s Second Wave of Programming Includes Psychopaths, Tragedy Girls, and More

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Following their exciting first wave of announcements, the Telluride Horror Show has revealed its second slate of films, and they are definitely a worthy follow-up to the first wave, with the anticipated titles including Mickey Keating's Psychopaths, Tyler MacIntyre's Tragedy Girls, and many more:

Press Release: The highly anticipated second wave of films and guests, as well as special events and schedule, has been announced for the 2017 Telluride Horror Show, which will kick off on Friday the 13th of October and run through October 15th in picturesque Telluride, Colorado.

The second wave includes the World Premieres of Derelicts and Never Hike Alone (a fan tribute to Friday The 13th), as well as the U.S. Premiere of Borley Rectory and Colorado Premieres of Tragedy Girls, Desolation, Cold Hell, and Psychopaths. Fourteen additional short films have been included.

More guests have been confirmed, including directors Greg McLean (Jungle), Patrick Brice
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Clive Barker’s Real Fear Winners Bring Us “Wither”!

Clive Barker’s Real Fear Winners Bring Us “Wither”!
How do you get a ghost to stop haunting you? You bring it back to life. This is the concept that started it all for Daniel Delpurgatorio and Anthony Williams. These Chicago-based filmmakers entered their idea into Clive Barker‘s “Real Fear” horror film challenge for Project Greenlight and Shudder amongst 1000 other pitches and were […]
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Project Greenlight and Shudder Reveal Winner of Clive Barker Presents Reel Fear Contest

Project Greenlight and Shudder have announced that writer Anthony R. Williams and director Daniel DelPurgatorio are the winners of the Clive Barker Presents Reel Fear contest, which sees them win $300,000 towards taking their proof-of-concept and cultivating it into a… Continue Reading →

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Indie Spotlight: Lovecraft, Red Love, ZombieWorld, Lindsay Seim

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for ZombieWorld, casting updates on The Private Eye and Desolation, DVD release details announced for Fantasm, a teaser poster from One Night of Fear, a Q&A with writer, Duncan Ralston, and much more:

ZombieWorld Trailer and DVD Release Details: “ZombieWorld is a horror anthology focusing on survivors across the world as they struggle to overcome horrifying circumstances when a pandemic brings forth a zombie apocalypse. The collection of blood, guts and mayhem will be brought to life by a group of new and up-and-coming directors from around the world that Ruthless Pictures and Dread Central will handpick from short film entries received between April 21, 2014 and May 30, 2014 on Dread Central.com. The work of each chosen director will be featured in the film and will bring
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Watch the Short Film ‘Other’

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Since making its debut at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, Other has screened at more than 60 film festivals, including ScreamFest, Fantasia, Elvira’s Horror Hunt, and more. Now, the short film has been made available for free online and we have it for you to watch:

“Patrick is a brilliant doctor in an obsessive race to alter his own grim prognosis. During a series of unconventional experiments, he discovers a scientific loophole unlike anything he had ever imagined. In pursuit of this dark prize, Patrick will risk everything to ensure he sees his experiment to the end…even if it means accepting the sinister results.”

Other stars David Steiger and was directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio from a screenplay by Anthony Williams. To learn more or to purchase Other on Blu-ray/DVD, visit:


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Watch 13 More Great Horror Short Films

Following up on my previous article, “Watch 15 Great Horror Short Films,” which received a very positive response, I’ve researched and collected 13 more superb horror short films. As with the first article, I limited the choices to stand-alone live-action horror short films not produced for an anthology film and the selections were narrowed down by availability.

In further keeping with the criteria of the first article, animated horror short films and horror-comedy short films were excluded from consideration as both of these categories would make good subjects for their own individual articles. Sorry, Brutal Relax and Fist of Jesus fans.

It should also be noted that a number of highly regarded horror shorts readers might clamor to see in an article like this such as Ryan Haysom’s Yellow continue their long festival runs and have not been posted for online viewing and were therefore not considered for this piece.
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Watch 15 Great Horror Short Films

The anthology horror film is back in the wake of the success of chapter-style horror films like The Theatre Bizarre (2011) and its announced follow-up, V/H/S (2012), the soon-to-be-released sequel V/H/S 2 (2013) and The ABC’s of Death (2012).

While this movement generates a good deal of conversation about the fondly remembered Amicus productions of the 1960’s and 1970’s like Dr. Terror’s House Of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965), Torture Garden (Freddie Francis, 1967), The House That Dripped Blood (Peter Duffell, 1971) and Asylum (Roy Ward Baker, 1972) among others, the comparison is not exactly accurate across the board.

While the segments of V/H/S are unified by shared visual style and a wraparound story, The Theatre Bizarre and The ABC’s of Death come off as collections of essentially unrelated horror short films loosely bound by a flimsy wraparound segment in the case of The Theatre Bizarre or a basic concept as
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Elvira's Horror Hunt Winners Announced; See the Winning Feature and Short on September 13th in Hollywood

The 2012 edition of “Elvira’s Horror Hunt" and the all-star jury led by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Peaches Christ have named the Grand Prize winners of Best Feature and Best Short films. Read on for details!

From the Press Release:

Indiana filmmaker Scott Schirmer’s Found took the top prize for Best Feature Film while Chicago-based Danny DelPurgatario’s Other secured the Best Short Film award. Seven features and thirteen shorts played in the selection process, and the winners were chosen by Elvira and Peaches and their jury of Sybil Danning, Bill Moseley, and Joe Bob Briggs.

In a combined statement from the “Elvira's Horror Hunt" jury, they express, "Found is an after-school Lifetime movie on bullying with multiple decapitations, full-frontal nude massacres, a head in a bowling bag, and then there are the disturbing parts. Both Found and Other deliver the goods in direction, acting, and special effects.
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2012 Atlanta Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

For their 9th annual edition, the Atlanta Underground Film Festival will be assaulting the south from its Goat Farm Arts Center screening center on Sep. 13-16 with four days and nights of independent feature films, shorts and documentaries.

Some of the feature films screening include Lisa Duva’s multi-dimensional Cat Scratch Fever, Jason Lapeyre’s thriller Cold Blooded and Brady Hall’s hilariously named Hello, My Name Is Dick Licker.

This year’s Auff is also packed to the gills with short films with multiple blocks of shorts screening per day. Some of the special ones to look out for are Neil Ira Needleman‘s A Few Words in Favor of God, Jim Haverkamp‘s When Walt Whitman Was a Little Girl and Mike Salva‘s award-winning animated short Pound Dogs.

The full film lineup is below, but please visit the official Atlanta Underground Film Festival website for more details and to buy advance tickets.
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Film Lineup For Telluride Horror Show

Film Lineup For Telluride Horror Show
From my experience, horror films are always the most interesting but least attended films at smaller film festivals as festival audiences seem to be more interested in stories about losing your virginity than werewolves and zombies. However, two venues in Telluride, Colorado hope to serve that small group of dedicated art-house horror fans with three days of horror films from around the world at the 3rd annual Telluride Horror Show.

Below is the list of films scheduled to screen at the Telluride Horror Show, which takes place on October 12, 13, and 14, 2012.

The 3rd annual Telluride Horror Show is a 3-day “genre fans will experience the latest horror films from all over the world in Telluride’s historic Sheridan Opera House and Nugget Theatre. The festival screens an average of 20 feature films and 25+ short films and hosts special programs, guests, and a party or two. The Telluride Horror Show was named one
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First Films Announced for Telluride Horror Show

The Telluride Horror Show in Telluride, Colorado will be holding their third annual film festival from October 12-14. We've just gotten the list of the first films scheduled to be included in the fest.

During the Telluride Horror Show, genre fans will experience the latest horror films from all over the world in Telluride's historic Sheridan Opera House and Nugget Theatre. The festival screens an average of 20 feature films and 25+ short films and hosts special programs, guests, and a party or two. The Telluride Horror Show was named one of the 20 Coolest Film Festivals in 2011 by Moviemaker Magazine.

For more visit the official Telluride Horror Show website, "like" Telluride Horror Show on Facebook and follow the Telluride Horror Show on Twitter (@telluridehorror).

First Films Scheduled for Telluride Horror Show


Australia | 2011 | 80 min

Director: Paul China

A seedy bar owner hires a mysterious Croatian to commit murder, but a planned double-crossing
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Elvira's Horror Hunt 2012 Announces Finalists to Be Screened at HorrorHound Weekend in September

Last May "Elvira's Horror Hunt" began searching for features and shorts to be screened at the September HorrorHound Weekend with grand prize winners to be announced by Elvira herself during the con. Seven features and 13 shorts have been selected, and we have all the details here.

From the Press Release:

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, is excited to announce the films which have been selected for the 2012 edition of “Elvira’S Horror Hunt,” a horror film festival and competition presented in association with “Stan Lee’s Comikaze” and HorrorHound Magazine. The Festival, hosted in person by Elvira and Peaches Christ, is taking place in Indianapolis, Indiana, September 7th-9th.

Three (3) features and three (3) short films will be selected and presented to an all-star jury which includes Sybil Danning (Reform School Girls, Grindhouse), Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, Repo! The Genetic Opera), film writer and personality Job Bob Briggs,
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2012 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

For their 5th annual edition, the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival is heating up by returning to the summer after being a winter event for the past three years. The fest will run on Aug. 17-19 with a killer lineup of films from all over the world — most of which probably will not be able to be seen in Minnesota except at this 3-day event.

Plus, there are two programming blocks of short films all made by local filmmakers, including Pam Colby’s Fertile Ashes, Ryan Becken’s Buffalo Shampoo, Janelle Sorenson & Melany Joy Beck’s Bring It 2 Peter, Jl Sosa’s Some of Angela and more.

The feature films screening this year cover an extremely diverse swath of subject matter, from every day people’s murder fantasies fulfilled — cinematically, at least — in Michal Koskowski’s German documentary Zero Killed; a tattoo comes to live to torment its wearer in
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2012 San Antonio Film Festival: Official Lineup

The 18th annual San Antonio Film Festival will run for a solid week, June 18-24, at several locations around the city and will feature, as it always does, an expansive and impressive lineup of documentaries, thrillers, dramas and a ton of short films.

The fest kicks off on the 18th with the Canadian culture clash comedy French Immersion, directed by Kevin Tierney, followed by a block of homegrown short films from all over the great state of Texas. The next night’s programming, the 19th, pays tribute to San Antonio’s neighbors to the south with two feature films from Mexico, the drama Burros by Odin Salazar Flores and the documentary Die Standing Up by Jacaranda Correa, as well as a block of short films.

Some of the feature-length documentaries include Stephanie Hubbard’s Christian theme park quest Bible Storyland (watch the trailer); James Lane’s expose of the Oklahoma
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SXSW 2012 Exclusive Interview : Daniel DelPurgatorio, Larissa Shames and Matt Egan Discuss Other

In the short horror film Other, we are introduced to Patrick (David Steiger), a brilliant doctor facing the unthinkable: a grim prognosis of incurable cancer that leaves him desperate and alone in his struggle to survive after the system he's been a part of no longer can help him.

While conducting a series of unconventional experiments, he discovers a scientific loophole unlike anything he had ever imagined, and in mad scientist-like pursuit, Patrick soon finds himself willing to risk everything to ensure he sees his experiment to the end...even if it means accepting the sinister results.

While in Austin for the 2012 SXSW Film Festival a few weeks back, Dread Central had the opportunity to chat with a trio of filmmakers behind Other - director Daniel DelPurgatorio, producer Larissa Shames and editor Matt Egan - who chatted with us about their short film, their plans for a feature film version
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Mouthful, Tumbleweed! At SXSW

Robert G. Putka‘s Mouthful and Jared Varava‘s Tumbleweed! are two short films that have been selected to screen at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, which will run in Austin, TX on March 9-17.

Mouthful is Putka’s second short film, a verbally raunchy comedy starring Eilis Cahill and Conor Casey as a young couple whose relationship becomes strained thanks to an overly frank discussion about their sexual histories. The film was recently reviewed on Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film saying “one shouldn’t assume too much how the premise of a young man and woman discussing [male] anatomy will play out.”

Putka has also mounted an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund his filmmaking team’s trip to SXSW and for marketing material, such as posters, T-shirts, press kits and such. If you want to help out, please visit the Mouthful IndieGoGo page.

Tumbleweed! is the latest collaboration between
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'Other' Trailer This Was Never About Death

We get lot's of horror shorts and trailers for shorts sent to the site and for the most part they are not all that good. Every once and awhile we get a gem that looks promising and is interesting, that we just have to share with our readers. Take a look at the trailer for Other. Other is a 15 minute short sci-fi/horror film from Daniel DelPurgatorio, director of Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and was produced by Vitamin in Chicago, Il.
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Horror Short Stop: Trailer for Other

Almost daily, we're hit with e-mails pointing us to various short films. Some are good. Some are bad. The Horror Short Stop will direct you only to the cream of the crop. Today, we have the trailer for Other , directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio. A free screening of the short film is being held Thursday, December 15, 2011 at The Den Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Synopsis: Patrick is a brilliant doctor, in an obsessive race to alter his own grim prognosis. During a series of unconventional experiments, he discovers a scientific loophole unlike anything he had ever imagined. In pursuit of this dark prize, Patrick will risk everything to ensure he sees his experiment to the end...even if it means accepting the sinister results....
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Check Out Visceral Trailer for Other

A couple of weeks ago we gave you the heads up on an interesting new short film about a doctor's self-diagnosis and unorthodox treatment methods gone horribly awry entitled Other. We're now excited to bring you the official trailer for the film, and it just adds to the intrigue.

Other is directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio, best known for helming Tales of the Black Freighter, the companion piece for 2009's Watchmen, which featured the voice-over work of Gerard Butler. However, with Other DelPurgatorio takes a entirely new direction. Watching the trailer, I felt a strong essence of Jeff Goldblum in The Fly. Take a gander at the trailer below and see if it channels Brundlefly for you, too.

And for those of you in the Chicago area, you've got the jump on everyone. Other will be having its world premiere in Chi-Town on Thursday, December 15, at 7 pm at The Den Theater.
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