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  • Writer's pictureEric J. Cullen

Overlook Film Festival To Open With 'Renfield' And Close With 'Evil Dead Rise'

New Orleans, a city truly deserving of its spooky reputation, once again prepares for the Overlook Film Festival. The 4-day celebration of horror will come together in the heart of the French Quarter and is a much anticipated event that will open with the world premiere of Renfield, and close with a screening of Evil Dead Rise.

The Overlook Film Festival begins at the end of the month on March 30th, opening with the world premiere of Universal's comedic horror, Renfield. Starring Nicolas Cage, Nicholas Hoult, and Awkwafina, Renfield will tell the story of Dracula's loyal servant who grows weary of his servitude, choosing life and love instead. The evening event will showcase a Q&A with both the film's director, Chris McKay, and star Nicolas Cage, for what should be an insightful experience for both the audience and those involved with the film.

Ending the spooky celebration will be the most chilling announced for this year, Evil Dead Rise. Seriously...if you have not seen the red band trailer yet, you need to do that, right now! The latest entry in the Evil Dead saga, from writer and director Lee Cronin, tells a fresh, new tale centered around the family, for what should be a blood-soaked entry to the franchise that is sure to chill audiences to the bone. Produced by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, Evil Dead Rise will star Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Morgan Davies, and Nell Fisher.

That's not all to look forward to when attending the Overlook Film Festival. The weekend event will also include all kinds of parties, live music, immersive art, and more, featuring the talents of Grady Hendrix, Zabrecky, SQÜRL, THOU, and a closing night Halloween party presented by SAGIndie. A more detailed list of events to look forward to at the Overlook Film Festival can be found below:

Opening & Closing Films Renfield - United States, 2023 - (World Premiere) Director: Chris McKay

Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Nicolas Cage, Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez and Shohreh Aghdashloo

Evil doesn’t span eternity without a little help. In this modern monster tale, Nicholas Hoult stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to history’s most narcissistic boss, Dracula, played by Oscar winner Nicolas Cage. Renfield is forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. But now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there’s a life outside the shadow of the Prince of Darkness. If only he can figure out how to end his codependency.

Evil Dead Rise - United States, 2023 Director: Lee Cronin Cast: Lily Sullivan, Alyssa Sutherland, Morgan Davies, Gabrielle Echols, Nell Fisher

Moving the action out of the woods and into the city, Evil Dead Rise tells a twisted tale of two estranged sisters, played by Lily Sullivan and Alyssa Sutherland, whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.

Feature Film Presentations

Aberrance - Mongolia, 2022 Director: Baatar Batsukh Cast: Erkhembayar Ganbat, Selenge Chadraabal, Yalalt Namsrai

When a couple rents a cabin deep in the woods, their odd behavior causes their nosy neighbor to grow suspicious, even as he’s dealing with issues of his own. With wonderfully inventive camerawork that recalls early Raimi or Coens, the first Mongolian film ever presented at Overlook is a wild ride.

Accused - United Kingdom, 2022 - (World Premiere) Director: Philip Barantini Cast: Chaneil Kukar, Lauryn Ajufo Alone at a remote country house, a young man (Chaneil Kukar, Sex Education) watches helplessly as a social media frenzy wrongly identifies him as a wanted terrorist. When online threats lead to an IRL home invasion, he must fight for his life in this tense thriller of virtual witch-hunts and false accusations.

The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster - United States, 2023 Director: Bomani J. Story Cast: Laya DeLeon Hayes, Denzel Whitaker, Chad Coleman, Reilly Brooke Stith, Keith Sean Holliday, Amani Summer Boyles, Edem Atsu-Swanzy

For Vicaria, death is just another disease, and she believes she has the cure. After her brother is brutally murdered, she embarks on a dangerous journey to bring him back to life in this thrilling tale about a family that, despite the terrors of systemic pressure, will survive and be reborn again.

Appendage - United States, 2023 Director: Anna Zlokovic Cast: Hadley Robinson, Emily Hampshire, Brandon Mychal Smith, Kausar Mohammed

After years of suppressed anxiety and self-doubt, an ambitious fashion designer is horrified when all that bottled-up emotion begins to manifest itself as a growth on her back — one with a mind of its own. Body horror is only the beginning for this sharp look at inner voices and self-control gone out of control.

The Artifice Girl - United States, 2022 Director: Franklin Ritch Cast: Tatum Matthews, Lance Henriksen, Sinda Nichols, David Girard, Franklin Ritch

In a covert effort to catch online predators, two special agents team up with a skittish computer programmer working on some revolutionary AI. What begins as an experimental technology turns into something entirely different and far more personal in this award-winning piece of hard science fiction featuring genre icon Lance Henriksen.

birth/rebirth - United States, 2023 Director: Laura Moss Cast: Marin Ireland, Judy Reyes, A.J. Lister, Breeda Wool

Maternal instincts and scientific hubris collide in this chilling tale of two women — one a grieving mother, the other an obsessive pathologist — who are pushed beyond their limits in this powerful reimagining of the Frankenstein mythos.

Brooklyn 45 - United States, 2023 Director: Ted Geoghegan Cast: Anne Ramsay, Ron E. Rains, Jeremy Holm, Larry Fessenden, Ezra Bussington, Kristina Klebe

Restless spirits are not the only things haunting a group of longtime friends, reunited in the wake of WWII. Ted Geoghegan returns to Overlook with this chamber piece of horrors where the only thing more terrifying than what lies on the other side may be the secrets we’ve buried in the past.

Clock - United States, 2023 - (World Premiere) Director: Alexis Jacknow Cast: Dianna Agron, Jay Ali, Melora Hardin

On the eve of her 39th birthday, a woman desperately attempts to fix her broken biological clock, but at what cost? Featuring a powerhouse turn from Dianna Agron (Shiva Baby), this cautionary tale warns that when the pressure to conform mounts beyond reason, something’s going to break.

The Elderly - Spain, 2022 Directors: Raúl Cerezo, Fernando González Gómez Cast: Zorion Eguileor, Gustavo Salmerón, Paula Gallego, Irene Anula

As a vicious heatwave grips Madrid, octogenarian Manuel (Zorion Eguileor, Platform) is behaving in increasingly disturbing ways. In fact, all the senior citizens are acting odd — aggressive, angry and as if they know of awful things to come. As the temperature rises, so does the tension in this unsettling, slow burn of body horror and generational fear.

The Five Devils - France, 2022 Director: Léa Mysius Cast: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sally Dramé, Swala Emati, Moustapha Mbengue, Daphne Patakia

Struggling to decipher the adult world around her, an eight-year-old girl with an uncanny sense of smell discovers that her gift also allows her to travel back in time and observe her mother and her aunt’s mysterious past. At once intimate and inexplicable, this is a mesmerizing vision of powerful emotions and sensory overload.

Give Me an A - United States, 2022 Directors: Hannah Alline, Avital Ash, Bonnie Discepolo, Loren Escandon, Valerie Finkel, Natasha Halevi, Caitlin Josephine Hargraves, Danin Jacquay, Sarah Kopkin, Francesca Maldonado, Kelly Nygaard, Megan Rosati, Mary C. Russell, Monica Suriyage, Megan Swertlow, Erica Mary Wright Cast: Alyssa Milano, Virginia Madsen, Gina Torres, Milana Vayntrub, Jennifer Holland, Sean Gunn, Molly C. Quinn, Jason George, Jackie Tohn

With passion, strength and righteous anger, 16 women filmmakers make their voices heard with this anthology of genre-themed short films, all made in direct response to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. A mix of horror, sci-fi and dark comedy, these shorts are a rallying cry for personal rights and bodily autonomy.

Godless: The Eastfield Exorcism - Australia, 2023 - (World Premiere) Director: Nick Kozakis Cast: Georgia Eyers, Dan Ewing, Tim Pocock, Eliza Matengu, John Wood, Rosie Traynor

Convinced that his wife is possessed by dark forces, a desperate husband puts his faith in the power of a pitiless self-proclaimed exorcist, who is convinced that salvation can only be found through his hands. Based on a true story, this is a disturbing tale of misplaced faith and destructive zealotry.

Late Night with the Devil - Australia, 2023 Directors: Colin Cairnes, Cameron Cairnes Cast: David Dastmalchian, Laura Gordon, Fayssal Bazzi, Ian Bliss, Ingrid Torelli, Rhys Auteri, Josh Quong Tart, Georgina Haig

Desperate for ratings, a Seventies-era late night talk show host invites a skeptic, a doctor and a young girl supposedly possessed by the devil for a very special Halloween episode. By the end of the show, his horrified audience would learn one awful truth: Evil doesn’t take commercial breaks.

Mister Organ - New Zealand, 2022 Director: David Farrier Featuring: David Farrier

Is Michael Organ the most mysterious man in New Zealand, or is he just the most annoying? An investigation into a parking lot scam leads down a deep and dark rabbit hole of half-truths, veiled threats and toxic personalities in this riveting documentary from journalist and filmmaker David Farrier (Tickled).

Monolith - Australia, 2022 Director: Matt Vesely Cast: Lily Sullivan

An anonymous email prompts a disgraced podcaster to launch a worldwide investigation into mysterious black bricks that have touched and sometimes destroyed people’s lives, and she’s doing it all without leaving the house in this ingenious thriller filmed with one actress and one location, but packed with plenty of surprises.

My Animal - Canada, 2023 Director: Jacqueline Castel Cast: Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Amandla Stenberg, Stephen McHattie, Heidi Von Palleske, Cory Lipman, Charlie Halpenny, Harrison Halpenny, Joe Apollonio, Dean McDermott, Scott Thompson

A coming-of-age tale equally concerned with the coming of the next full moon, this visually stunning queer romance follows two teen girls struggling to come to terms with their desires, their fears and, for one of them, a family curse of bloodlust and lycanthropy.

Smoking Causes Coughing - France, 2022 Director: Quentin Dupieux Cast: Gilles Lellouche, Anaïs Demoustier, Vincent Lacoste, Jean-Pascal Zadi, Oulaya Amamra Iconoclast Quentin Dupieux (Deerskin, Mandibles) returns with a film that’s funny, gooey and guaranteed to surprise. When superhero team Tobacco Force is ordered by their talking rat of a boss to take a vacation before facing the world’s greatest supervillain, they pass the time by telling fantastical stories of mayhem and mutilation.

Trim Season - United States, 2023 - (World Premiere) Director: Ariel Vida Cast: Alex Essoe, Ally Ioannides, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Jane Badler, Marc Senter, Paris Warner, Ryan Donowho, Chelsea Jurkiewicz, Lorenzo Antonucci, Cory Hart, Austin R. Grant, Bethlehem Million, Arianna Scott, Corynn Treadwell

Completely cut off from the outside world, a small crew of trimmers working on a remote marijuana farm discover the stalks there have disturbingly deep roots in ancient blood-soaked traditions. Now they must fight to escape the final harvest in this stylized and twisted tale of the Emerald Triangle.

We Kill for Love - United States, 2023 - (World Premiere) Director: Anthony Penta Featuring: Andrew Stevens, Monique Parent, Amy Lindsay, Linda Ruth Williams, Kira Reed Lorsch, Jim Wynorski, Fred Olen Ray

Take a deep dive into the sultry, shadowy world of direct-to-video erotic thrillers — films of mysterious strangers, sexual obsessions and crimes of passion that once dominated video store shelves and late night cable. This in-depth documentary celebrates the genre with insight, filmmaker interviews and an amazing array of clips that will leave you lusting for more.

The Wrath of Becky - United States, 2023 Directors: Matt Angel, Suzanna Coote Cast: Lulu Wilson, Seann William Scott, Denise Burse, Jill Larson, Courtney Gains, Michael Sirow, Aaron Dalla Villa, Matt Angel, Kate Siegel

When members of an extremist group known as the “Noble Men” attack her and her friend, teenaged Becky seeks sweet, sweet vengeance, invading their lakeside headquarters as they prepare to launch a terrorist attack. This sequel to 2020’s Becky requires no prior knowledge of the earlier film, just an appetite for some fast, fun and blood-soaked action.

Retrospective Film Presentations

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog - United Kingdom, 1927 Original live score by Think Less, Hear More Director: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: June Tripp, Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, Malcolm Keen

The streets of London are being stalked by a Jack the Ripper-like killer, and a young blonde showgirl is torn between her policeman sweetheart and a mysterious stranger. Alfred Hitchcock’s first thriller and his finest silent film, The Lodger will feature an all-new live score from NOLA faves Think Less, Hear More.

Matinee - 30th Anniversary Screening - United States, 1993 Director: Joe Dante Cast: John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton, Omri Katz, Lisa Jakub, Kellie Martin, Jesse Le Soffer, Dick Miller, John Sayles

In 1962, a Hollywood showman preps the Key West premiere of his latest B-movie masterpiece, Mant!, but for local teens, the atomic terror onscreen is no match to the Cuban Missile Crisis happening just offshore. John Goodman stars in Joe Dante’s affectionate tribute to a bygone era of moviegoing. Joe Dante and John Goodman in person.

Only Lovers Left Alive - 10th Anniversary Screening - United States/Germany/United Kingdom, 2013 Director: Jim Jarmusch Cast: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright

In Jim Jarmusch’s sly take on vampires, Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston play centuries-old vampire lovers, more passionate about music and literature than bloodletting. Reunited in Detroit after decades apart, they explore the city and each other by night, until an unexpected guest causes everything to change. Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan in person.

The Tingler - Presented in Percepto - United States, 1959 Director: William Castle Cast: Vincent Price, Philip Coolidge, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman

When asked which William Castle film he’d like to see at Overlook, Joe Dante replied, much to our delight, “The Tingler.” Vincent Price stars in this shocker about a doctor obsessed with capturing a deadly parasitic creature he believes lives in the spine of terrified people. To ensure your survival of this special screening, presented in full “Percepto,” we suggest you scream. Scream for your lives!

Live Music Presentations


SQÜRL is: Carter Logan and Jim Jarmusch, an enthusiastically marginal rock band from New York City who like big drums & distorted guitars, cassette recorders, loops, feedback, sad country songs, molten stoner core, chopped & screwed hip-hop and imaginary movie scores. SQÜRL began in 2009 by recording original music for the film The Limits of Control, before going on to explore the back-alleys of American country, noise, and psychedelia. In 2013, SQÜRL collaborated with Dutch lutenist Jozef Van Wissem to compose and perform the score for the film Only Lovers Left Alive. Bridging ancient and modern sounds, the score serves as a reflection of the distinct textures of Detroit and Tangier.


Though often lumped in with New Orleans sludge bands like Eyehategod and Crowbar, Thou shares a more spiritual kinship with ’90s proto-grunge bands like Nirvana, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden (all of whom they’ve covered extensively, both in the studio and onstage). The band’s aesthetic and political impulses reflect the obscure ’90s DIY hardcore punk found on labels like Ebullition, Vermiform and Crimethinc.

Live Event Presentations

Closing Night Halloween Party

Trick or Treat! Spring into Fall with our annual Overlook Halloween Party held on April Fool’s Day! Paranormal performances, devilish disco, frights, lights and horror delights! Immerse yourself in America’s Most Haunted City and conjure the spirit to dance all night long. Live performances and more to be announced. Costumes are a must. Don’t be afraid to bring your loudest looks!

Final Exam Horror Trivia: Overlook Edition Host: Ted Geoghegan

Test your fright! Filmmaker Ted Geoghegan, director of We Are Still Here and Brooklyn 45, brings his wildly popular Final Exam Horror Trivia back to Overlook with four ghoulish rounds of questions about everything from sleazy slashers to Haitian zombies! Order a stiff drink, win killer prizes and scare yourself silly with how much you actually know about horror cinema.

Friday Night Dark Art Market

A New Orleans market dedicated to all things dark, creepy and esoteric materializes on festival Friday for all your ghastly needs. With ghoulish local vendors, performances and secrets, this dark carnival will be your one stop shop for the entire evening until it vanishes into the night with your soul.

How To Sell A Haunted House In A Challenging Market Creator/Performer: Grady Hendrix

From Pliny the Younger to the Amityville Horror, we’ve been convinced there’s something undead living inside our homes rent-free for thousands of years. New York Times bestselling author Grady Hendrix presents another of his one-of-a kind, one-man shows, tap-dancing through the haunted hallways of houses from Downton Abbey-sized country homes to split-level suburban ranchers as we try to figure out why we’re so obsessed with the world’s worst roommates — ghosts. This is the seminar that will change your life…guaranteed!

The Kingcast Hosts: Eric Vespe and Guest Co-host Bryan Fuller Creators: Eric Vespe, Scott Wampler

Since 2020, the FANGORIA Podcast Network’s THE KINGCAST, created and hosted by Eric Vespe & Scott Wampler, has brought together some of the biggest filmmakers, authors, comedians, and pop culture commentators to obsess over Stephen King’s ever-expanding library of stories, novels, TV miniseries, and feature film adaptations for a series of conversations that are hilarious as often as they are heartwarming and unexpected. After a rousing screening at last year’s festival, Co-host Eric Vespe once again checks into The Overlook to drill down on the master of horror, this time with frequent guest Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, upcoming Crystal Lake) stepping in as co-host.

The Last Magic Show Creator/Performer: Zabrecky

There’s simply no other entertainer like Zabrecky. As a magical humorist, he creates a dryly abstracted, austere universe that pushes magic to its very edges and explores bizarre and contemplative human behavior. Like film director David Lynch, Zabrecky sets the stage for everyday life, then sets it on fire. With The Last Magic Show, Zabrecky brings to Overlook highlights from his world-famous and globally renowned magic shows as well as new work, bundling them into one highly entertaining performance featuring his particularly distinct point of view.

Opening Night Vampire Ball

Prepare to be dazzled by the deceased. Dress to impress the possessed! Awaken the undead with live music, sanguine cocktails and more spooky surprises to celebrate the opening of the 2023 Overlook Film Fest and an evening full of vampire-themed programming. Hold onto all your blood, if you can.

Ring, Ring: A Doorbell Cam Fantasia Host: Bret Berg

Museum of Home Video is a weekly found footage livestream for stoners, seekers, archivists and drinkers. For its first fest presentation, MOHV premieres a new feature-length edit that’s chilling and all too-real! Plus, the program’s rounded out with a found footage trove of horror movie ephemera. Our modern surveillance state is built one doorbell cam at a time. Nearly one in four U.S. homes is decked out with them; they’re literally everywhere. Thus the subculture of viral doorbell cam mixtapes was born, highlighting an ocean of creepy human behavior befitting a slasher film. In Ring, Ring, you’ll see the very best of porch thieves, patio punks, door-to-door doorbell lickers, local yokels flipping birds, scared-stiff missionaries, wasted grandmas, killer klowns, Karen-style freakouts, armed assailants, autonomous lawnmowers, pyrotechnic explosions, rainy day weirdos and the pure soulless eyes of chaos.

Stage Fright Creator/Host: Ryan Rogers

Laugh To Death at Stage Fright. Set in the mysterious Chapel Club in the storied Hotel Saint Vincent, Stage Fright features Nola’s greatest comedians telling hilarious stories about fear. Showrunner and host Ryan Rogers presides over a murderer’s row of absolute killers: Jeff D, JQ Palms, Shep Kelley, Adam Crochet, Amanda G, Taj Washington and Vivi Noir. Join us for the time of your afterlife.

Immersive Presentations

Lingering Echoes: The 2023 Overlook Immersive Game Creator: The Ministry of Peculiarities

Overlook’s famed immersive game has been completely reconceived for 2023 as a multi-day alternate reality experience that wraps the entire festival in one overarching, interactive story. The Ministry of Peculiarities, a secretive organization dedicated to puzzling phenomena, has brought a mysterious artifact from their archives to the Overlook Film Festival. But when they unwittingly unleash a torrent of long-forgotten horrors, the Ministry enlists festival-goers to become an invaluable — or, perhaps, expendable — part of their team. Participants can expect in-person interactions, light puzzle-solving and a story that runs from Opening Night to our Closing Night Party. While all festival passholders can participate in the game, immersive show ticket holders can expect additional interactions that take their experience into unexpected new directions.

In Another Room Creator: E3W Productions E3W Productions returns to Overlook with their inspired brand of immersive horror! Paige has always thought there was something wrong with her little brother’s bedroom: the floorboards creak, the walls groan, and something scratches at the door at night. Now, with the help of some new friends, Paige intends to confront the monster lurking in the shadows. E3W Productions invites you to step inside a child’s bedroom and come face to face with a young girl’s worst nightmares in this standalone scene from their acclaimed 2018 show In Another Room.

Claws Creator: Evan Neiden / Candle House Collective

“You believe me, don’t you?” You get a call from a young man named Danny. There’s a monster in his closet, and he needs your help. But as the call goes on and more sinister intentions are revealed, it begs the question: which side of the closet door is the danger really on? Claws is a 45-minute interactive thriller for one person to experience via a phone call. It’s a spine-chilling realization of childhood nightmares, exploring themes of trust, identity and forgiveness. Your choices matter as the story unfolds, in an experience critics have called “bold and risky” and “the scariest immersive experience we’ve ever had.”

The Oracle - World Premiere Creator/Performer: Jared Kopf

The Oracle is an all-new, one-on-one immersive theater experience from Tarologist and Soothsayer Jared Kopf. You will enter a room alone. Questions will be asked. Opportunities will be given. Futures will be revealed.

Undersigned Creator: Yannick Trapman-O’Brien

Undersigned is a psychological thriller for an audience of one. Depending on your choices, it will last between 35-50 minutes. Your participation will involve an invocation, a blindfold and a pointed discussion. The topics of this discussion will vary based on your input, and may include — but are not limited to — Money, Power, Sex, Pleasure, Violence, Blood, Body Horror, Moral Horror, Economic Horror, Wild Conjecture and the Occult. Called “one of the best immersive experiences of 2022” by No Proscenium, Undersigned is decidedly in-person.

Short Film Presentations

Short films will be presented in three themed programs: Queer Horror, Sex & Death and Tales of the Uncanny.

Angels - United States, 2022

Director: Samantha Aldana

A farmer caring for her dying mother has an unexpected visitor.

Bitten, a Tragedy - United States, 2021

Director: Monika Estrella Negra

At a Philadelphia rave, ancestral warfare wreaks havoc on the bloodline of an unfortunate party goer, connecting Lydia to a world of blood, ritual, secrets and vengeance.

Dead Enders - United States, 2023

Director: Fidel Ruiz-Healy, Tyler Walker

A disaffected, young gas-station clerk on the midnight shift must learn to give a damn about something after malevolent mind-controlling bugs are set loose by irresponsible oil drillers.

Dewclaws - Sweden, 2021

Director: Carolina Sandvik

A man is doing his daily routine at home. He’s tanning in his solarium, working out, continually checking his watch. What will happen at the stroke of midnight?

Diaspora - Canada, 2022

Director: Tyler Mckenzie Evans

A woman wonders whether the disappearance of the Black families who have long occupied her suburban neighborhood may be caused by something more sinister than gentrification.

First Blood - Canada, 2022

Director: Olivia Loccisano

A teenage girl goes through a bizarre transformation after she gets her first period.

FROM.BEYOND - Norway, 2022

Director: Fredrik S. Hana

This kaleidoscopic vision portrays mankind’s first meeting with alien life, told through faux archival footage combined with practical FX, miniatures and old school in-camera trickery.

Gnaw - Canada, 2022

Director: Rosalee Yagihara

As romantic tensions consume Cote and her girlfriend, a pesky hangnail triggers a downward spiral into obsession.

Go to Bed Raymond - United States, 2022

Director: Nicole Taylor-Roberts

When your kid tells you there’s someone in his room, you might want to listen.

In the Flesh - United States, 2022

Director: Daphne Gardner

Tracey is just trying to jerk off with her bathtub faucet like normal when some old memories dredge themselves up, the pipes explode with dirty water, and she starts leaking black goo.

Kickstart My Heart - United States, 2022

Director: Kelsey Bollig

After a brutal car accident, a young woman fights her mind’s three levels of hell to wake up again.

Night of the Bride - India, 2022

Director: Virat Pal

A young woman’s cries for help fall on deaf ears as a family holds her hostage, desperate to get their only son married through whatever sinister means necessary.

Night Work - United States, 2022

Director: Savanna Hunter-Reeves

During another late night working from home, a new mother finds herself trapped in the house with something inhuman.

One Good Night - Nigeria, 2022

Director: Orok Duke

Tony has struck gold at the club tonight. He’s hit it off with a girl out of his league, and she’s invited him over to hers. Things look too good to be true.

Ringing Rocks - United States, 2022

Director: Gus Reed

A young man takes his grief-stricken boyfriend to recover at an idyllic desert resort, but awakens to an eerie new reality.

Ringworms - United States, 2022

Director: Will Lee

After discovering her boyfriend’s plan to propose on their weekend vacation, a young girl undergoes a crisis of commitment which attracts the attention of a sinister local cult.

Role Play - United States, 2022

Director: Bill Neil

A one-night stand goes horribly wrong.

Scooter - United States, 2022

Director: Chelsea Lupkin

Abandoned by her boyfriend in the middle of the night, a woman is faced with an unthinkable choice that could cost her life.

Smoking Kills - United States, 2022

Director: Dulcinee DeGuere

A late-night Tinder date turns macabre when a casual drifter decides to prove that smoking does, indeed, kill.

Snatched - United States, 2022

Director: Michael Schwartz

After coming out as gay, a 15-year-old boy must fight for his life when his parents react with otherworldly acceptance.

Splinter - United States, 2022

Director: Marc Bernadin

Benjamin is a splinter in the world, and so he remains skybound, forever and for always. At least, that was the plan. Until today.

A Street Cat Named Desire - United States, 2022

Director: Eric Layer

While escaping the rain in New Orleans, a tourist falls under the spell of a bartender with a special connection to her cats.

Variations on a Theme - United States, 2022

Director: Peter Collins Campbell

A couple has begun physically splitting into many different versions of themselves and must investigate an uncomfortable mutation that has arisen.

Violet Butterfield, Makeup Artist for the Dead - United States, 2022

Director: Brooke H. Cellars

One night at her mortuary salon, Violet receives a visit from a new client and discovers that sometimes a person feels they cannot authentically live their best life until after they’re dead.

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ERIC J. CULLEN is a writer currently residing in California. A fan of horror since childhood, Eric spends his free time developing Horror Junket, writing screenplays, HODLING, as well as producing films in the horror genre. Eric is currently the future owner of a 1958 Plymouth Fury.

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