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Hardcore Horror Fest

The Most Brutal Independent Horror

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Our 2018 Venue

Red Roof Inn & Suites
1212 W Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL 60115

DEAD WEIGHT

When a man finds his wife in bed with his best friend he decides to take matters into his own hands.

UNCONFIRMED MURDER

Serial killer enacts revenge justice upon those who bullied him in high school. Hauntingly told from the viewpoint of the killer. He documents on film the events leading up to the death and disposal of one of the victims.

 

 

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

Music video for the song "Little Red Riding Hood" performed by Blue Jungle. 
Loveless Youth EP (2011)

A dark art-house take of Little Red Riding Hood filled with grotesque symbolism inspired by Jacob's Ladder (1990) and Possession (1981).

HUNTER'S MOON

After shooting a werewolf cub, four estranged friends must defend themselves against a marauding family of werewolves in a remote cabin.

BACHELOR PARTY FROM HELL

Make sure the gentleman's club you visit for your bud's Bachelor Party has more going for it than the two for one drink special.

PROGENY

A woman awakens in a terrifying setting. She cleans herself and sets out. Seeking companionship ... or prey? As the film unfolds, a sinister pattern is revealed. But, is it macabre ... or is it survival?

MEMORY

A child abduction and murder becomes a parents worst nightmare and a killers fantasy.

DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR

The story of a man's subconscious coming alive and threatens to take over his body.

SOLITUDE OF SIN

Solitude of Sin, music video from the band Blast Perversion

CLEAR TOXIC

A deranged night watchman receives an after hours visit from a mysterious woman who claims to be looking for her lost glasses. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, spelling doom for one of them.

THE WATCHER

A man learns to never clown around.

YEAR OF THE SNAKE

'Year of the Snake' follows a lovable, childish alien named Snake who is sent to earth to kill a lonely stoner named V. V's kindness makes Snake reconsider his mission, and they become the best of friends. As Snake and V band together to defeat the forces of evil, Snake learns that being a human is a little harder than he thought. 

PUPPY LOVE

When a predator grooms a naiive, underage victim in a chat room, a harsh lesson is learned. Be careful who you talk to online.

 

THE MARSHALLS

The Marshalls seem like they live an idyllic life, but all is not what it seems. Mrs Marshall is hiding a dark secret in the depths of the house

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?

 

WEXFORD

Life long friends Wess, Cooper and Theo head out for their annual camping trip. As things seem to be going as planned they're confronted with the realization of their age, life changes and worst of all... the Wexford werewolf.

FRIGID NIGHT

See what happens when six people get stuck in a dive bar during a Wisconsin blizzard. Get ready for great live music, amazing drinks and sweet revenge.

 

TELEVISION QUEST

An experimental short about apathy, obsession and television.

SNATCHED AWAY

Snatched Away is a supernatural story about a woman named Belle being haunted in her poverty-stricken apartment. Come to find out that Belle is not what she seems.

Don't take what doesn't belong to you.

MY FAVORITE SHADE OF GREY

Music video for the song "My Favorite Shade of Grey" by the band Only Flesh. 
Only Flesh is a Punk/Rock band who also specializes in sideshow, performance art, suspension, and body modification.

BLOOD FOR THY MASTER

John, a charming young man is bringing home hid new girlfriend, Kaitlyn, to introduce her to his family. Hoping to catch their surprise on tape, the two record everything on a VHS camera. But the real surprise is the sinister plans they have waiting for Kaitlyn.

SMALL TALK

A simple man, Brian Holdt, wakes up to a terrifying masked man approaching through a dimly lit basement. In an effort for survival, Brian sheepishly comments on the murders cologne. Brians luck changes when the murder reveals himself as Brian’s old college friend, Cameron Karl. Cameron has been running a deep web snuff show, where degenerates pay top dollar to view live webcam murder. Cameron decides to set Brian free, leading him out of a picture-esque suburban home into an unfamiliar neighborhood. With a parting gift of zucchini bread in his hands, Brian is left in astonishment of the crazy world he lives in.

THE CONTRACT

The drag queen housewife Carlotta Moore is minding her own business in her suburban home. The doorbell rings. The dog goes crazy. It's the fucking Jehova's witness at the door! And she's got a .357 Magnum and an itchy trigger finger! A day in the life of a cocaine peddling cross dresser.

POSTAL

A gruesome slasher about a deranged mailman serial killer who goes around murdering his victims one by one all according to his route while being pursued by an Australian troubadour who hunts serial killers for a living. Meanwhile a group of teenagers on the mailman's route come together and try and stop him themselves.

INHUMANE

Fueled by the 1980's era of underground cinema, Inhumane is a sadistic conception of ultraviolent horror surrounding one woman's escape from the clutches of a serial killer. Trapped within the bowels of a homemade dungeon, Reyna awakens to find herself forced into a twisted game where she must fight for her life to avoid becoming Corbin's next victim.

DREAMING PURPLE NEON

A group of trapped survivors must stop the Demon Apocalypse. Fun, action packed, old school Horror with a Modern edge.

 

CELLAR SECRET

Inspired by real life events, Cellar Secret is a downward spiral of tragic proportions. Rick and Virginia Sims have a simple, spiritual life together when they are given the gift of an unexpected pregnancy. Blessings can be deadly. When Rick is left to raise their daughter on his own, Dalana becomes the sole importance in her father’s world. As Dalana grows up and tries to have a life of her own, Rick must take steps to insure that she will never leave him. An extension of the 2008 short film, “God’s Hostage”.

 

DELIVERY

The delivery man is in for a surprise.

Our 2017 Performers are Proudly Associated With The Misfit Carnivale!

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Jezzibel Bates

A grotesque burlesque performer that takes her love of all things dark and dangerous to the stage. Performing with an angle grinder, fire fans, torches, fake blood and body parts!

Photo Credit:
Anthony N. Camastro Photography

 

 

SINISTER FATE PERFORMING LIVE!

Emerging from the local cemeteries and morgues of Chicago, Sinister Fate has been terrifying the Midwest since 2006. Sinister Fate combine its love for the macabre with an intense metal sound to create a ghastly display of sight and sound. Sinister Fate keeps the dead awake and the living in fear...

Since shambling onto the music scene, They have toured all over the Midwest in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, & Missouri. Playing well know venues in those areas such as House of Blues, The Metro, Double Door, The Pearl Room, Elbo Room, Peabody's, Pop's, as well as headlining The Ride for Dime. Sinister Fate has been featured and made appearances on numerous local and national T.V., radio, and magazines, also being a featured staple in Breaking Fate Entertainment's Indie and Horror Film Festivals. Their music has been in the indie movies Ron Fitzgerald's Dark Realm, Bacon, and Balloon Feast.

Sinister Fate has shared the stage with such well known acts as Ministry, Mudvanyne, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Combichrist, John 5, Wednesday 13, Hanzel Und Gretyl, Otep, Michale Graves, William Control, The Graveyard Boulevard, and The Luchagors featuring Amy Dumas (WWE Hall of Famer "Lita").   www.facebook.com/SinisterFateOfficial

PORTIA CHELLELYNN - 2017 HOSTESS

Portia Chellelynn has been a freelance model since 2003. In 2014 she branched into acting and began working for Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare haunted house both the 2014 & 2015 seasons, in Villa Park, Illinois. She portrayed Sheri Moon Zombie's character, "Baby", from the films, House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects, in the 2015 season of the haunt, in The Devil's Rejects house. She was mentioned by the Haunted House Chicago Review team in their official 2015 review of the haunt, highlighting her performance. While working there, she also got to take part in the commercial for Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare 2015. Portia's first acting role in a film, was as the lead role of Candace England (Candie), in feature indie film, Candie's Harem, in Oct 2014. She "liked" on a Facebook post by Faux Pas Films, in a film group, and the director asked if she'd like to audition for the main role. Having absolutely no acting experience, other than the couple of weeks she had worked at the haunted house, she still managed to land the spot, in spite of all odds against her. While filming on the set of Candie's Harem, she also worked on Leaf Blower Massacre 2, with T-Nasty Production, as a college student. Both that acting gig and her next one (Cafe Kremlin Season 2 Episode 1), were totally on a whim. Both times, people that were supposed to show up, didn't, so she got to fill in for them. Then she worked with Faux Pas Films again in August 2015, in a feature length film called, Cellar Secret, which she claims: "if I didn't already work with the director and actors before, I wouldn't have done it, it's that disturbing, of a movie". She enjoys all aspects of the film industry, often helping with makeup, soundtrack coordination, special effects, location scouting, etc.. anything she can do to help with production, she will. Portia volunteers at events like Rumble for the Kids Pro-wrestling show in Princeton, Illinois, annually. She was their ring girl in 2013-2015 & she started acting as the wrestler, Frankie the Chi-Town Hitman's personal assistant, in the 2014 & 2015 shows. All proceeds from the shows go to help local children. She also volunteers at Days of the Dead horror festivals in Chicago & Indianapolis. Her debut film, Candie's Harem, was chosen an official selection for Days of the Dead Chicago 2015 and had it's World premiere at Chicago's Days of the Dead (horror convention) 48 hour Independent Film Festival, presented by Jabb Pictures, in November 2015.In 2014, Portia also walked the runway twice for Chicago RAW Underground Artists events, modeling for designer, Amber Vokt, with AV Clothing Designs and for make-up artist, Andie Peirce with body painting.  In 2016 Portia was invited by her co-actor from Candie's Harem, Willy Adkins to hostess his brand new Hardcore Horror Fest featuring the most extreme / brutal horror the independent film world has to offer.  Portia jumped at the opportunity and was a stand out at the festivals debut season prompting Adkins to again ask for her return in 2017.  Portia has built quite a name in a short amount of time and at the speed she is grown, she is sure to be a main attraction for years to come.  Learn more about Portia Chellelynn on her official website: www.portiachellelynn.com or www.facebook.com/portiachellelynn

 

2017 Festival Schedule

03:00PM DOORS OPEN 60M

04:00PM BLOCK A 115M

  • LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD 3M
  • DREAMING PURPLE NEON 111

05:55PM INTERMISSION 15M

06:10PM BLOCK B 110M

  • VESSEL 16M
  • WEXFORD 13M
  • PROGENY 10M
  • SMALL TALK 9M
  • DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR 6M
  • TELEVISION QUEST 5M
  • MY FAVORITE SHADE OF GREY 5M
  • DEAD WEIGHT 14M
  • POSTAL 3M
  • PUPPY LOVE 2M
  • THE WATCHER 3M
  • MEMORY 2M
  • DELIVERY 4M
  • HUNTER'S MOON 4M
  • CLEAR TOXIC 9M
  • BACHELOR PARTY FROM HELL 5M

08:00PM INTERMISSION 15M

08:15PM BLOCK C 120M

  • INHUMANE 14M
  • BLOOD FOR THY MASTER 12M
  • UNCONFIRMED MURDER 10M
  • FRIGID NIGHT 9M
  • THE CONTRACT 6M
  • SNATCHED AWAY 7M
  • THE MARSHALLS 3M
  • SOLITUDE OF SIN 3M
  • YEAR OF THE SNAKE 56M

10:15PM INTERMISSION 15M

10:30PM BLOCK D (BURLESQUE) 30M

  • CHERRIES JUBALIE 

  • JEZZIBEL

11:00PM INTERMISSION 15M

11:15PM BLOCK E 80M

  • CELLAR SECRET 80M

12:35AM INTERMISSION / SINISTER FATE SETUP 25M

01:00AM BLOCK F (LIVE MUSIC) 45M

  • SINISTER FATE

02:00AM END OF EVENT

 

November 3rd, 2018