The FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival recently announced it’s 2012 Official Selections of Screening films. They will be showing 30 independent horror films over the course of the three-day festival. Here is a quick look at just a few of the films:
After being left at the altar 5 years ago, ex-beauty queen Farrah Adjani has receded into her own world. She lives at home in an apartment shared by her mother and aunt, and rarely comes out of her room. She spends her time flipping through the 24-hour news cycle and feeding her obsession with Jackson Miles, a recently convicted serial killer. Everything changes when her overbearing drunk of a mother returns home from her date, flashes a ring, and announces ‘Mommy’s getting married!’ Thrown into a tailspin, Farrah makes a drastic move to get noticed by Jackson Miles. She wants to learn everything Jackson knows about murder. Farrah never could be the perfect daughter, but can she be the perfect killer? On her mother’s wedding day, she’s planning to find out…
There’s a feeling of the eighties in the air as three friends make their way to a costume party, only to encounter a posse of insane killer clowns that leave their friends slaughtered at the party house and a thirst for revenge sweeter than any candy apple can offer! Following the clowns back to the asylum, the friends soon find themselves lost in a funhouse maze full of surprises, bodies, crazy patients and screams, as the blood, guts and giggles come from all angles, and the fight for revenge, becomes a fight for survival…
From the makers of the award winning BATTLE OF THE BONE; THE KNACKERY and THE LAST LIGHT.
A documentary film crew follows old-school paranormal investigator, Eddie Brewer, as he becomes involved in two disturbing and baffling cases. A little girl is believed to be possessed by a malevolent entity; and weird and disquieting noises have been heard in the cellar of a rundown Eighteenth Century mansion now used by the local council. Brewer must not only contend with sceptics and rivals in his own field who try to undermine his investigations, but he is dogged by personal guilt over the death of his wife. Facing the greatest challenge of his life, he confronts the source of these paranormal manifestations during an all night vigil at the old house. What begins as a mocking expose of Eddie’s life, becomes a terrifying battle between reason and the paranormal.
From writer/director Joe Martinez comes the Asian inspired horror film “I SEE YOU.” Starring Celina Jade (The Man with the Iron Fists) as the young and beautiful Melissa, whose typical office day in Hong Kong spirals into madness at the hands of a dark and vengeful wraith…
In the racially charged South of the 1960′s, the black population of a small town is blamed for the spread of a virulent plague. Bobby, a white mechanic, is racing through the countryside with his wife Carolyne. She was bitten by one of those infected, and is fading fast. Awakening in a wrecked car with Carolyne missing, Bobby follows a trail of blood down the road towards a fateful encounter and an unthinkable choice. Little does he know, that the fate of the infected mother of his child will fall into his hands.
The dead have risen and want your brains! Or do they? This hard-hitting mockumentary chronicles a group of zombies during a world-wide infestation. Tremble with fear and laughter as you are taken along an exclusive journey into the unknown and undead. It’s zombies like you’ve never seen them before…articulate.
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Anderson (Stephen Twardokus) and his girlfriend Stella (Liesel Kopp) move into
a house that is well known for being haunted. Paul, a struggling writer plans
to write his first novel about his experiences with the paranormal. What starts
out as a fun and exciting adventure, soon takes a very dangerous turn. They
quickly realize some things are better left alone, and what you can’t see, can
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Starring: Stephen Twardokus, Liesel Kopp, Jon Gale, Cain Clifton, and
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million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On
July 4, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge,
Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has
never been told - until now.
Oscar(r)-winning* director Barry Levinson and the producers of Paranormal
Activity and Insidious comes this nerve-shredding tale of a small town plunged
into absolute terror. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about
the tragedy that claimed over 700 human lives. Now, three years later, a
reporter has emerged with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable
killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak.
from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened, The Bay
unfolds over 24 hours though people's iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, web cams,
and whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in
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Noel Clarke, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Colin O’Donoghue and Laura Haddock
British horror sci-fi” – Empire
4 Stars – The Guardian
the creator of Kidulthood and Adulthood, Universal Pictures
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stunning special effects, STORAGE 24 leads you down a twisted and truly
claustrophobic path where a domestic dispute turns bloodier by the minute. A
sci-fi thriller where the extraordinary invades the everyday, STORAGE
action is out of this world.
over 90 minutes of explosive bonus content, STORAGE 24 also includes
special features comprising of On Set featurettes,Creature
Development featurette, Video Blogs with the entire lead cast and a Day
in the Life of Noel Clarke.
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in festivals all over the country since 2011
6 best feature awards at these festivals
had a network premier on Showtime ShoBeyond Check out the exciting trailer for “Beware”
In this gritty gore-fest, five college kids out for
some thrills stumble into an urban-legend nightmare when they roam into the
realm of Shane -- a boy twisted by torture into a bloodthirsty madman said to
stalk the woods in search of new victims.
And now for the best part… it’s available for download!
found the other men on a sticky June morning outside Independence’s
pharmaceutical enclave. Sam imagined the work of necromancers and alchemists
went on behind their doors. The wagon was loaded with four chests, all locked
heavily with iron. The locks were filled with wax, and the keys were in another
wagon which had already gone a month earlier to Red Junction. There were short
and long firearms provided for each man, and ample ammunition for defense and
hunting. Blankets, cookware and an ax–all provided. Sam brought on his person
the long, bone-handled filleting knife his uncle had gifted him upon passing.
He had a change of clothes and both his eyes.
other men were of motley stock: Geoff Sindenburg, an enforcer of some infamy
around town, for his method of removing rowdies from establishments of his
employ. His persuasion was said to be sold with the heavy end of a sledge, and
the repeat trespasser reported to exit the saloon with a crack in their head
rivaling that of their ass.
was also Truman Oliver, former rifleman of the Queen, aim unparalleled and a
well known pederast. In New York he’d absconded with the son of an upholsterer
and had these days taken the name of his own deceased brother, Adam Oliver, to
avoid further entanglement. In the company of grown men, he was a valuable
they were joined by a half-breed of Westman’s called Tom. He wore a pin-striped
jacket over a beaded shirt. A ragged, dust-spewing top-hat capping sleek, long,
pitch-black hair that went to the middle of his back. Feathers on his cuffs. He
spoke English fluently, as well as several heathen tongues including Spanish,
but he communicated for the most part in snarling grunts. Part specter, the man
never slept save for brief naps with his eyes open and his hand white-knuckled
on his tomahawk.... continued at: Excerpts from Red Junction
So what was that all about? That
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WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO GO BACK TO ORANGE COUNTY!
“EVERYBODY DIES” Horror Film Festival Returns For Their Second Year.
CA.) This Halloween, one of the scariest places in the world is getting even
scarier: The “Everybody Dies” Horror Film Festival is coming back to
Orange County, California! Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October
13, the best independent horror short and feature films will be screened at the
Brea Plaza 5 Cinemas in Brea, California. This year, the festival will
showcase more psycho-slashers, killer mutant chickens and a gore-soaked musical
starring Tim Burton as an 18th century vampire
hunter! The weekend will be presided over by the festival’s
super-sexy, blood-thirsty mistress of ceremony: Machete Betty.
TYPE. A disgraced surgeon stranded on a deserted island with no food
and only a handful of supplies must go to great lengths to stay alive for
rescue that may never come. Based on the short story by Stephen King.
IN THE BLOOD. Genre legend Lance Henriksen stars in the story of a
father and son who become stranded in the wild. They must confront
the horrors of their past to escape with their lives.
KENO MUTANT (THE ATTACK OF THE KILLER MUTANT CHICKENS). In the near
future, Bangladesh is terrorized by killer mutant chickens. A team
of kung fu fighting chefs must battle in order to keep chicken on the
menu. But one chicken sets its sights on revenge. It’s
time for the ultimate poultry showdown.
ROAD KILL. One in seven hitchhikers is potentially dangerous. A
family on their way home from an outing pick up a hitchhiker with surprising
KISS & BLOOD INSIDE. An outbreak of female Vampires threatens an
English village in 1882. Can Tim Burton help destroy these blood
sucking seductresses in time?
crash landing of a military vessel on a distant planet leaves only three
survivors. The wreckage is barely able to provide shelter and the distress
signal is weak, but there is still hope for rescue.
the situation begins to… evolve… Soon, the crew realizes that the true terror does not lie outside the
ship but within.
Rowan: Jessi Gotta
Huth: Nat Cassidy
Cole: Rasheed Hinds
Sassamen: Patrick Shearer
Melanki: Britt Lafield
Moyer: Shaun Bennet Wilson
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Arthur Tremonton was born blind. A reclusive
gentleman, he resents the efforts of the local charity Sisters who try to help
him. Miss Rebecca Adair, the most persistent of these ‘Sisters’, insists that
Mr. Tremonton should have a companion to help him, but when that companion
shows up, similarly afflicted and bearing a remarkable resemblance to Mr.
Tremonton, questions arise regarding his family's history, as well as Rebecca’s
true motives. A girl with a peculiar gift, she seems certain that Tremonton can
benefit by her assistance. But such assistance will require faith, sacrifice
and a change of heart to have any lasting effect. Is Tremonton capable of
these? Or will Rebecca find her efforts wasted? Perhaps her intentions are not
to change Mr. Tremonton at all, but to help someone else more worthy.
Aubrey Marchant's engagement to Eleanor Maydew was announced to his friends, he
received mixed blessings.
Maydews are a bohemian lot – not many servants, even before the War.’
on brown bread and vegetables – don't expect too much in the way of creature
chap, I am sure you'll find the country air bracing.’
Eleanor comes of good stock, too. Never mind the burst water pipes.’
managed to shrug off most of these under a jocular guise. One of his closest
friends however, let slip something that would come back to him later.
wouldn't mind the rest of it – only I believe it may be a House of Spirits.
Hope you can sleep all right at nights.’
laughed at the time. ”
crowded house party – with more guests on the way. Despite instructions to the
contrary, the older part of the house is opened up . . .and something is
inadvertently let out, to wreak mild havoc and insanity on the Maydews and
their guests. That nasty incident involving Eleanor, followed by unpleasantness
over Penny’s dress, and what is it Aubrey can hear, on the outer edge of his
missed cocktails, and something nasty in the attic.
many reviews and many interviews about the film, the official Trailer for James
Cullen Bressack's new film HATE CRIME has just released! This is the second
feature film by James, his first being the amazon horror best seller MY PURE
JOY which was released last year. The film has just begun our festival
submissions and have already won Best Picture and Best Director at the
Underground Monster Carnival Festival in OKLAHOMA. We are also an Official
Selection in Grimmfest 2012 in Manchester, U.K. along with the POLLYGRIND film
festival in LAS VEGAS and the LATE NIGHT HORROR FILM FESTIVAL in CALIFORNIA.
There are some opportunities to see it before it is officially released!
Although we are worried about the fact that the BBFC is reviewing the film
right now. We are hoping for more festivals in the future!