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Our 2018 Venue

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

2018 Official Film Selections!

Check out the 2018 Official Film Selections!

SECOND CHANCES: NEW BEGINNINGS

Britt and Arely are a close mother and daughter, sharing a dark past that has haunted them since Arely's childhood. The pair set out to find their second chance at happiness, hunting for that perfect guy to enter their life. Upon finding Trevor, things start looking up. Until what seems like the perfect marriage soon turns into a living nightmare where the women become the hunted. As the darkest, most despicably violent and harrowing depths of their past are forced to come to light, Britt and Arely are in for the fight of their life. All they ever wanted was a father and husband to call their own. 

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MUTILATION MASSACRE

Mutilation Massacre centers around the mystery behind a tortured girl in the woods. As the story unfolds in gory detail we begin to understand just how she got there.

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TOW FOR 5

A homeless man gets caught up in drugs and tries to redeem himself in a rescue that will cost everything

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U.S. BUTCHER

Action takes place in the North of the USA, nearby small town called Evilville. People sometimes disappear in this area, but these crimes are not investigated. The reason for this is the Sheriff and his maniac family. All the family members act in a crime deal and trap their victims and get victims down. The most dirty job is done by subnormal son of Sheriff, who lives in the basement of family house. So he is our Butcher. Passing victims through his huge slaughter, Butcher gets the mince and Little Jimbo (older Sheriff’s son) makes hamburgers from this mince. Then Jimbo sells these hamburgers in the Evilville. Besides we get acquainted with Sheriff’s wife, daughter and uncle. By the fatal combination of circumstances at this time maniac Sheriff's family got music group “Smothered Bowels”, and through their history we will tell this adult fairy tale.

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SLEAZY PETE

A proto-apocalyptic tale where crime, sleaze and violence are king. We spend a night with Sleazy Pete, and his new sidekick.

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BALCONY

Looking out to the city from her balcony, a woman realises that someone is staring back.

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TWILIGHT OF DREAMS: ZOMBIE JESUS VAMPIRE HUNTER

In the pilot episode of this anthology series, host and demonic puppet, Tommy, offers a fresh nightmare where a boy prince unearths a glorious king!

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SAY NOTHING

The horrifying ending of a love triangle on prom night.

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TRYST

A dangerous sociopath is having his blind date for dinner.

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GOODMAN

A modern day adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, "Young Goodman Brown" from 1835.

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ANGEL BULLET

Cold blooded, ruthless killer Jane meets with her fixer Quinn, to receive the toughest contract hit of her life: To murder crime syndicate boss Hugh O’Neill and his enforcer Jean Melville. Jane gladly accepts the hit and all hell breaks loose. Jane takes a lover along the way, who holds a mystery that ties their ordeal to the hit.

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NEUROSEX3

Neurosex3 is a queer and transfeminist sci-fi vision. It shows the neuroanarcoqueer community and their use of brain implants as means for pleasure and explorations of sexuality, as well as the state laboratories running medical experiments. It reflects on tensions of queer bodies with experiments, technologies and the laboratory as a place of violence, desire, creativity and power.

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THE DISSOLVING MAN

A paranoid man has his life unravel after being pricked by a stray needle...

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BEHIND THE MASK

While he is in the middle of a night in a club, Vincent is confronted with the most difficult situation of his life ...

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CAMP BLOOD

This is a short film hommage to the horror characters that inspired the song.

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BEYOND CONTEMPT - SALT

An animated music video for Melbourne based Metal/Hardcore Punk band Beyond Contempt. The video takes an approach of satire doused in sci fi to address issues of the current social and political climate.

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FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL...

A man who uploads a homemade sex video taken in secret gets more than he bargained for when he makes a pit stop.

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INNSMOUTH

Detective Diana Olmstead (Diana Porter) arrives on the scene of a body with a mysterious egg sac on its back. A clue leads her to Innsmouth, where she meets a seductive and horrific fate in the form of Alice Marsh (Tristan Risk: American Mary, The Editor). 

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PLAY-TIME

Ted Montgomery, 20 years old, finds himself blindfolded and tied to a chair in a dark room. Just as he is trying to recollect his memory, an all too familiar voice begins to threaten him and his friends to get a secret code. Who kidnapped Ted, and why does he want this code so badly? 

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ONE OF MANY PLACE IN WHICH SOMETHING WAS STOLEN

Shot in 16mm on a turret Bolex, One of Many Places in Which Something Was Stolen is an experimental short film that takes along an ice-covered pond, concentrating on an incident involving a masked assailant and a young woman.

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SKINNY DAYS - ALRIGHT RIGHT NOW

The story of five people in an abandoned factory in Poland. 

When an old man suddenly enters nothing will ever be the same.

This psychotic and gross video is the collaboration between a Swedish director, the Norwegian band Skinny Days and a Polish film crew. 

This is the band Skinny Days first single but even though their music is far away from horror, not even the bands from the Norwegian black metal scene made ​​videos like this.

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EVIL LIVES

A night of fun turns to a night of terror, when an uninvited guest emerges from the shadows.

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THE DARK HUNGER

They took away his memory and his life, but gave him something worse in death. Now he must embrace the monster he’s become to regain his humanity.

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THE UNCONSCIOUS: CINEMATIC MOVEMENT

As a pantomime of human unconscious, every aeon is moving around, is trying to gently escape from the light and from the darkness, turning itself into primordial bizarre mad fiend but in chains, inexorably, everything is still living inside your head

"The unconscious is not just evil by nature, it is also the source of the highest good: not only dark but also light, not only bestial, semihuman, and demonic but superhuman, spiritual, and, in the classical sense of the word, divine."

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SYNAPSE

After becoming separated from his family during the zombie outbreak, Daniel must fight his way through both the infected and civilian-killing militias to find them.

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VICIOUS MINDS PROJECT

Betrayed by his best friend, Michael decides to take revenge by calling the strengths of the darkness

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SNATCHED

When Dr Sharon gets kidnapped at her job, she must fight for her life to try to free herself from his clutches. Survival is her only option.

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THE MECHANIC

Four young ladies go on a road trip. When their car breaks down, they'll soon realize that calling Roadside assistance might have been a better choice when they find the only repair shop still open.

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LAST CHANCE

When an intellectually challenged man is released from prison after 15 years, he must choose between his old life and moving on. Though his inner demons won't go quietly.

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IMEDIUM

Luz has lost all hope of finding his missing daughter alive. I decide to subscribe to i-Medium, an app that connects you directly with dead people.

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MONSTER'S BALL

Insomnia. A nightmare.

An original music video from the all-girl, Detroit-based band, Blood and Wine.

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LUCID PERVERT

A successful fashion designer gets influenced by an adult film to send a photo of his penis to an unresponsive girl he matches with on a mobile social network and has a number of dreams inspired by his perverted nature to find out what her reaction was.

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NYMPHO'S DIARY

Amy is a young female vixen who is unknowingly being controlled by a male acquaintance of hers.

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I WANNA PLAY

Nicholas wants to play with this imaginary friend but his mother disapproves.

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JUST JUSTICE III KUNGFU KARATE ANNIHILATOR

Year 1984,. Violent gangs of murderers dressed as savage punks control the World. A scientists create a selective nuclear weapon, and send it to the future, to 1988.

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MY ETERNITY

Four teens, with the help of a Medium, embark on a seance to conjure the spirit of someone they once wronged. They'll soon wish they hadn't as the spirit gets her bloody revenge.

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SNATCHED THE RE-BIRTH

A twisted family of killers

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ATROPINE - EXTERMINISM

 

Looks like someone is promoting a strange product on the internet. It's called "Instant Death Music". It's a music CD. Does it work? Is that thing really dangerous? A lot of curious people and aspiring suicides are looking for it. By word of mouth they purchase it, they try it. 

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THE INVISIBLE BOY

Music video about a strange night taxi driver and his surrealist journey

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Feb. 10th 2018

2018 HOSTESS

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