Horror Factoid: In The Orphanage (2007) Laura's necklace, a St. Anthony medallion, makes a clever reference to her plight. In Catholic religion, St. Anthony is a doctor and patron saint of lost items.





Thanks to everyone for your support throughout our first year. Below you will find a list of all of the winners of the 2010 festival. See you next year! 



Grand Jury: Best Feature:  THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT

Grand Jury: Best Short:  OFF SEASON

Best Director Of A Feature:  Sean Tretta - THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT

Best Director Of A Short:  Devi Snively - DEATH IN CHARGE

Best Actress In A Feature:  Marianne Porter - TRUE NATURE

Best Actor In A Feature:  Scott Anthony Leet - THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT

Best Supporting Actor In A Feature:  Carlos Larkin - GEORGE’S INTERVENTION

Best Supporting Actress In A Feature:  Patti Tindall – THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT

Best Actress In A Short:  Zoe Daelman Chlanda- BY HER HAND, SHE DRAWS YOU DOWN

Best Actor In A Short:  Jerry Murdock - BY HER HAND, SHE DRAWS YOU DOWN

Best Un-Produced Screenplay:  Joe Randazzo - “Ripper”

Best Un-Produced Oklahoma Screenplay:  Catherine Johnson - “The Handler”

Best Produced Feature Screenplay:  Sean Tretta - “The Prometheus Project”

Best Produced Short Screenplay:  Chris Keaton - “Devil’s Toy”

Best Foreign Feature:  EL MONSTRO DEL MAR! - Australia

Best Foreign Short:  REMOTE - Canada

Audience Choice:  Tate Steinsiek - THE DEVOURED



Best Oklahoma Film:  FLOWERS FOR NORMA

Best Special Effects:  THE TAKEN

Best Cinematography:  THE SACRED

Best Editing:  THE TAKEN


Best Soundtrack/Score:  EL MONSTRO DEL MAR!





Blood on the Highway
After a gastrointestinal mishap with their map, three malcontent twenty-somethings accidentally wander into Fate, TX, only to find the town populated by bloodthirsty, dim-witted vampires. 


A young girl, Johanna is attacked and seemingly murdered. Her father receives a phone call from the police pronouncing her dead as he sees her walk in the front door of their house. Strange things begin to happen to Johanna, she is disorientated and becomes pale and unresponsive. Similar attacks begin to happen and Johanna’s father takes it on himself to find out the truth. He embarks on a dark thrill ride of lost memories, conspiracy and zombie-like symptoms. Finding the mysterious darkness within is the source of the bizarre world he has uncovered.

The Award-Winning* 'Dawning' takes place at a Northern Minnesota lake cabin where a brother and sister visit their father and step-mom. As the first night unfolds with uncomfortable small-talk and tension, tragedy strikes as the beloved family dog is found mortally wounded. Almost immediately a stranger, potentially under the spell of some un-seen 'presence', appears in the cabin and tells the family that he has come to save them… but from what? The man’s arrival upsets what at best was only a tentative balance and the pretense of civility begins to crumble. Soon, their lack of trust in each other and inability to cope with any new pressure exposes their weaknesses, and what the stranger has started, whatever is waiting in the dark may finish.


El Monstro Del Mar!
Three gorgeous but deadly hired killers, Beretta, Blondie and Snowball, hole up in a small beachside community to keep a low profile. But this town has a dark secret. The local old sea baron, Joseph, tries desperately to warn them to never go into the water. But these crazy vixens listen to no one, especially no crazy assed old fool.  So the Kraken awakes! Now, along with Joseph and his beautiful grand daughter, Hannah, they must fight for their lives against this furious creature of the deep as the sea rises in a tidal wave of blood.


Evidence of a Haunting
While shooting their reality TV show, a team of ghost hunters get into the fight of their lives as they investigate the haunted tunnels deep below an old Texas college.


George's Intervention
George’s friends have gathered for an intervention. You see, George is a zombie. And his friends are hoping to convince him to stop eating people and to enter 'zombie rehab'. With the help of a professional interventionist, George’s friends confront George regarding his 'addiction'. But, over the course of the night, George’s friends begin to disappear. Have they given up hope that the intervention will be successful? Or have they become dinner?

President's Day
A high school student council election turns deadly when a homicidal maniac dressed as Abraham Lincoln starts killing candidates!


The boredom of small town life is eating Bill Williamson alive. Feeling constrained and claustrophobic in the meaningless drudgery of everyday life and helpless against overwhelming global dissolution, Bill (Brendan Fletcher) begins a descent into madness. His shockingly violent plan will shake the very foundations of society by painting the streets red with blood. 


Zoey (Cari Sanders) finds herself in a hospital room in an underground Fallout Shelter. A doctor (Will Tulin) explains that an infection has killed most of the above ground population turning them into the living dead. The only "cure" is removing the infected areas. Zoey has to decide if she is willing to do to what the doctor says in order to survive, no matter how questionable the acts.


The Prometheus Project
A group of researchers conducting illegal stem cell research discover a cell anomaly that has the potential to regenerate dead tissue. Unable to conduct legal human trials, the researchers turn to corpses to test their serum, with unfavorable results.


The Sacred
A group of university students travel to a remote patch of land deep in the Florida swamps to complete their thesis project on Native American folklore. A couple hundred years ago, this land was used by Indians to judge criminals. According to legend, these grounds can bring "sins" back to life, to bring the dead back to life, punishing or killing whoever is guilty of serious crimes. The student's quickly find out past actions can lead to present nightmares.

The Taken
Six strangers, taken against their will, wake up to find themselves prisoners of a masked psychopath. One by one, abductees are ripped from their restraints and hauled away to fall victim to their captor's demented procedures. But they find a chance to escape. Now, the remaining captives must venture out into the endless labyrinth of corridors and find a way out before the madman can bring them under his scalpel.


True Nature
The Pascal family has it all - wealth, power, privilege - but their picture perfect lives change forever when their college-athlete daughter Marianne disappears one night while running. She mysteriously returns a year later with no recollection of where she’s been. Haunted by violent visions, she begins to suspect that her family is hiding dark secrets and that the key to her disappearance may be linked to them. As the fragile web of lies unravels, she fears that her own life and sanity may be the price for discovering the truth.


Jacob is a train hopping drifter, alone in the world, isolated by years of ritual abuse and life on the fringe. He returns to his father's grave to break the family curse that haunts him. Here he sees salvation in a beautiful young artist who could be his key to freedom. But curses don't die so easily.






A Beautiful Day
Judgement descends upon a small Oklahoma town. Children of the Corn meets Night of the Living Dead meets The Omen.


Aces and Eights
A Wild West Bounty Hunter cleans up an Undead infested town, proper.  


The Alchemist's Book
A book, that attacks the reader's sanity - Severin's long - forgotten childhood angst. One night, all his fears resurface when he gets his hands on the dreaded pages, and every line seems to confirm his most powerful fears. Accompanied by the antiquarian Palatinus, Severin dares to read the book and delves into the alchemist's spell.

Alice Jacobs is Dead
A scientist races to find the cure to a horrific virus before it turns his wife into something monstrous.  Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Creepshow) and John La Zar (Beyond the Valley of the Dolls) star in this short film that George A. Romero called 'wonderfully macabre... a terrific contribution to the literature of the dead.'  Winner, Best Horror Film, 2009 Comic Con Intl. Independent Film Festival.

Back to Life 
Back to Life is a humorous re-telling of the Frankenstein story from the viewpoint of Frankenstein. Hilarious and animated short. 


Blood Shed
Bizarre, bloody, exploitative tale of two Acadian brothers who snort drugs, shoot guns, and go berserk in the eastern Canadian woods.


By Her Hand She Draws You Down 
The haunting tale of a boardwalk portrait artist who struggles with a powerful dark hunger, and the man who, through loving her, must come to grips with his own inner demons. Based on a story by acclaimed author Douglas Smith.


Arthur Poe (Cris D’Annunzio) is a sadistic killer who likes to torture his victims. In 1993, he was captured and subsequently convicted by the state of Virginia for several gruesome murders. Poe received a sentence of death. Years later and days before his execution, the newly elected governor granted Poe clemency based on the testimony of a forensic psychologist at Poe’s murder trial. The testimony convinced the governor that Poe deserved psychiatric care rather than death. Many are outraged by the governor’s act of leniency. A reporter (Maury Morgan) confronts Poe in an interview seeking to shed light on the emotionally charged topic. What she learns can never be forgotten. 


Set in the late 1800s, a young boy is kidnapped by two random torturous circus clowns, and held captive for a number of days.


COCKPIT : The Rule of Engagement
The Captain of a Star Carrier must to decide whether the lone surviving pilot of a bombing run can return to base when suspicion arises that the alien enemy has corrupted his mind.


Danse Macabre 
For a period of time, while we believe it to be perfectly still, lifeless flesh responds, stirs and contorts in a final macabre ballet. Are these spasms merely erratic motions or do they echo the chaotic twists and turns of a past life? 


Death in Charge
In the tradition of E.C. Horror Comics, this cautionary tale examines life through the eyes of Death who gets derailed when an impatient single Mom carelessly mistakes the scythe-carrying cloaked one for her tardy babysitter and leaves Death to care for her precocious 9-year-old daughter. Whitney teaches Death about life’s many marvels through violent video games, macaroni and cheese and the magic of Sea Munkees. But when Whitney reveals some dark tendencies of her own, it’s up to Death to lighten things up before returning to the grim duties that lie in wait. 


DemiUrge Emesis
The stop-motion animated film follows a mummified cat that is tormented by the skeletons of past meals. This is really quite a charmingly morbid film, that has a Tim Buton type feel to it and is narrated by none other than Danny Elfman. 


The Devil's Toy
A Jack-in-the-box is no longer child’s play in this short film about a toy that possesses unimaginable evil. During WWII where atrocious acts were committed, a Satan-worshiping Nazi protects a box that is truly the devil incarnate. The box ends up in the hands of an American soldier who does everything in his power to destroy it, but soon learns it is indestructible. His grandson finds the box and with a friend, contemplates unleashing the darkness that has been dormant for decades.


The jarring story of one man's search threw the NYC underground, hunting down an elusive gathering place for people with his....taste, known only as The Meat Locker.


Dracula's Daughters vs. The Space Brains
Dracula's Daughter vs. The Space Brains takes the classic tale of the vampire and launches it into space. Two vampire sisters, Marketa and Marya are the stars of a Ballet troupe touring small towns across America. It's the perfect cover to feed on the young men that attend the shows. But when a meteor crashes to earth, and an alien life form infects and possesses an entire town, Marketa and Marya find that they have bitten off more than they can chew. Now Marketa must find untainted human blood to save her sister before her brain hatches from her head and flies away. Will she make it, or has the sunset for the final time on the realm of the vampire?

Elder Sign
A hilarious commercial spoof from the people that brought you Casting Call of Cthulhu. If you suffer from an overwhelming sense of dread brought on by the realization of your own insignificance in the universe, then you need Elder Sign - H.P. Lovecraft's aeons old remedy for cosmic dread.


Eyes Beyond
Two brothers share the same house. One day they invite their next-door neighbors over for a house warming dinner. What the neighbors don’t realize is that everything is not as it seems with the brothers and they soon find themselves in a game of ultimate humiliation and degradation. They’re at the mercy of their captors and the only thing that can release them from the nightmare is death – or is it?


Flowers for Norma
A young man strolls the streets of 1963 Brooklyn to meet the love of his life, only to find that love is not what he expected it to be. (Based on the short story, The Man Who Loved Flowers, by Stephen King.)


Happy Face
A Hollywood starlet hides out in a rehab facility on Long Island, but when her agent tracks her down and attempts to whisk her back to LA, things get ugly.


Harvest Moon
In this dark comedy, a couple on the brink of divorce struggle to rekindle their relationship. As they are arguing about whether to go out or stay in for dinner, a van full of would-be burglars show up to rob them. United they turn the tide on the predators who quickly become the prey.


On a warm summer day in 1961, the idyllic tranquility of Kirksdale Hospital will come crashing down, when the facility’s most dangerous patient, escapes! The once peaceful retreat becomes a dark and twisted nightmare, with danger around every corner. Now each must face their worst fears, in a fight for their sanity, and their lives.


For one man, a routine day on-the-job becomes a hellish nightmare when he encounters a malevolent being trapped in an abandoned warehouse.


La Petite Mort
A patient in a hospital is struggling against a nurse that tries to kill him, because taking lives has become a sexual expirience for her.


The Many Monsters of Sarah Roth
Young Sarah Roth has long been plagued by the haunting memory of the night her mother left home. Determined to overcome this troubling vision, Sarah employs old science and bizarre magic rituals to create a new mother, much to the chagrin of Sarah's distant father. Unwilling to watch her go down a path fraught with illusions, her father finally challenges the tenacious Sarah with a truth she has been reluctant to accept. 


The Midge
A young city girl seduces her new boyfriend on a camping trip in the Suffolk countryside. But the sexually inexperienced country boys worst fears are realized when he comes face-to-face with the scourge of the British wilderness…


The Necronomicon
Do you want to be a nicer person? Are you looking for inspiration to do good things? Well keep looking. But if you're into opening up terrifying vistas of reality then the Esoteric Order of the Old Ones and Cthulhu Cultists want to help.


Not Even Death
A man keeps his undead wife chained in the basement, desperately searching for any spark of humanity left in her.


Off Season
An alcoholic transient, with only his dog for a companion, steals from summer cottages during the brutal winter of the off season. When he ventures from his usual path in search of a full bottle he makes a terrifying discovery that unravels his solitary existence. 


Opening Night of The Living Dead
As a growing minority, zombies have quickly assimilated into society, but they are ever eager to assert their individuality. They still encounter the occasional prejudicial setback, however, and their representation in the arts is still lacking. Opening Night of the Living Dead is a nutty homage to George A. Romero’s beloved muse, the favorite punching bag for all allegorically-prone filmmakers: the zombie. Directed by Shalena Oxley-Butler, Opening Night of the Living Dead will keep you laughing and just may remind you… zombies have feelings, too!


Psycho Hillbilly Cabin Massacre!
A group of young people are going camping in the woods, initiating a new girl into their club. On the way they meet up with some hillbillies and it becomes a fight for survival.


Red Princess Blues
In this twisted modern day fairy tale ZOE, a young teenage girl, is lured into an after hours carnival tent by the sleazy rock-n-roll carney RIMO, she then gets more she bargained for. It is up to the mysterious PRINCESS, the star of the new knife show at ROSCOE'S CARNIVAL & FREAK SHOW to pull Zoe out of the wolf den that she has fallen into to. 

Temporarily connected in time, a man tries to prevent the murder of a young woman, living in his house 30 years in the past.


The Resurrectionist
In 1847 in the Deep South, a lowly gravedigger, Fredrick, struggles to provide for his family. At the urging of his wife Elizabeth, Fredrick steals a recently buried corpse to sell to the local medical college for anatomy study. Setting off in his horse-drawn wagon on a journey through the dark woods, Fredrick quickly realizes that the dead man has other plans. Terrorized by supernatural happenings, Fredrick is at the mercy of an angry ghost as it reveals its chilling story. And the nightmare won't stop until retribution is found.


Rise of the Appliances
Machines rise up and take over the world - but instead of being cool cyborgs - they are everyday household domestic gadgets (like Brevilles and Dysons).  A family from a South Wales housing estate - who have filled their home with needless electronic appliances - are forced to defend themselves once their gadgets go bad.


Rise of the Living Corpse
Low brow physical comedy meets the undead.


A salesman approaches a mysterious landowner with an offer to buy the man’s smoldering abandoned coalmines but finds that there is more at stake than the land.


A classic zombie tale told with Bollywood bite.


The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9!
A space bounty hunter travels to a lonely planet to kill a terrible monster.


Up Under the Roof
A lonely ten-year-old boy is haunted by strange noises at night on a decaying, depression-era farm.


A young woman receives a mysterious DVD in the post. She soon comes to realise even pressing play was a bad mistake.

WORM is a day in the mind of Geoffrey Dodd, a seemingly kind, gentle and sane highschool teacher. As we follow Geoffrey through the course of a typical school day we gain an eerie insight into the darkests corners of his soul and beyond. Beneath the carefully constructed veneer of Geoffrey Dodd lies something wretched, insidious and foul rotting him from the inside out.

Zombies and Cigarettes

Xavi just wanted to invite his beloved Carol to an icecream, but instead he found himself envolved in a zombie invasion. To defeat hordes of the living dead can be complicated, but having a girl as pretty as Carol look you in the eye, is maybe much more complicated.


A young woman is attacked by a Hideous Zombie, Will she be able to save herself in this dangerous game of cat and mouse?