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Hardcore Horror Fest

The Most Brutal Independent Horror

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Our 2017 Venue

Underground Lounge
952 W Newport Ave
Chicago, Illinois

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”.

 

DREAMING PURPLE NEON

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

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

TELEVISION QUEST

An experimental short about apathy, obsession and television.

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.

 

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.

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?

 

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

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.

 

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. 

THE WATCHER

A man learns to never clown around.

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.

SOLITUDE OF SIN

Solitude of Sin, music video from the band Blast Perversion

DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR

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

MEMORY

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

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?

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.

HUNTER'S MOON

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

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).

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.

 

 

DEAD WEIGHT

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

DELIVERY

The delivery man is in for a surprise.

Feb. 18th 2017

2017 HOSTESS

PORTIA CHELLELYNN