HorrorHound Film Fest - Indy 2019
We are excited to announce the line-up for the HorrorHound Film Fest (H2F2) as part of HorrorHound Weekend, September 6 – 8, 2019, Indianapolis, Indiana. H2F2 combs the world to find the best in independently produced horror, thriller, dark sci-fi, dark comedy, and exploitation films. As part of our Sept. 2019 event, there will be two screening rooms – Screening Room A in the Indianapolis Convention Center and Screening Room B in the Westin Hotel.
** FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 **
Friday, Sept 6, 4:00 pm, Screening Room A
Short: For My Cat Mieze* (directed by Wesley Gondim: Brazil)
Cat-loving veterinarian Francisco finds a curious way to deal with homophobia in his town.
Feature: Volition* (directed by Tony Dean Smith: Canada)
A man afflicted with clairvoyance who tries to change his fate when a series of events leads to a vision of his own imminent murder.
Friday, Sept 6, 6:00 pm, Screening Room A
Short: Bells (directed by Ben Botwick: USA) – Midwest Premiere
A father learns the secret behind his son's strange nightly ritual.
Short: How to be Alone* (directed by Kate Trefry: USA)
Lucy is left alone in the company of a particularly menacing kitchen cabinet, which she is convinced contains all her most secret fears.
Feature: ReVisitant (directed by Jon Binkowski: USA) – Midwest Premiere
A malevolent, murderous spirit infects the souls of living hosts, claiming new victims like an occult virus.
Friday, Sept 6, 8:00 pm, Screening Room A: Germany Block
Short: Killing Time* (directed by Jason Wilkinson: USA) – World Premiere
A rural diner is visited by a strange man. It's patrons quickly learn something terrible follows him. A horrific monster with unique powers gives chase. Those who cross his path learn you can never out-run "Time."
Short: Beta* (directed by Kai Erfurt: Germany) – World Premiere
A young woman finds herself held captive in a cold cellar room without any recollection how she got there, or who these men are who are with her.
Feature: Blind (directed by Marcel Walz: Germany)
Faye, a former actress that lost her vision due to a botched laser eye surgery, struggles to put her life back together while living alone in her dream house in the Hollywood Hills. Supported by her friend Sophia, she starts opening up to Luke, a personal trainer who is mute and can only communicate through his cell phone. When a masked stranger named Pretty Boy shows up, Faye will realize that she isn't as alone as she thinks.
Friday, Sept 6, 8:00 pm, Screening Room B
Short: The Company Slave Zombie (directed by Katsuhide Yamago: China)
A middle-aged office worker is killed by bad guys. But, when his cell phone rings, he awakes as a zombie … and is out of control. Now the slaughter begins.
Short: The Moor (directed by James Everett: UK)
Oliver has taken his daughter Heather to the moor to find a May Day celebration. But, when she disappears, he believes a mysterious huntsman has snatched her.
Short: Tickle (directed by Chris Chalken: UK)
As a troubled woman tries to readjust to life after an abusive relationship she's thrust into being a forced object of desire for an aggressively persistent monster.
Feature: The Lurker (directed by Eric Liberacki: USA)
A group of theatre students, celebrating their final show, begin to slowly disappear one at a time.
Friday, Sept 6, 10:00 pm, Screening Room B
Short: Chickens (directed by Brian Keith Montgomery, Jr.: USA)
Two racist cops try to cover up killing an unarmed black teen. Things don’t go as planned.
Short: Cemetery Song (directed by Michelle Prebich: USA)
An animated reflection on mortality, "Cemetry Song" explores a day in the life of inhabitants of a cemetery as they explore the power of memories, existential dread and finally a peaceful acceptance.
Feature: Holiday Hell (directed by Jeff Ferrell, Jeremy Burg, Jeff Vigil, David Burns: Washington, USA) – World Premiere
A mysterious shopkeeper (Jeffery Combs) narrates four horror tales, each set during a different holiday.
Friday, Sept 6, Midnight, Screening Room B
Short: La Llorona (directed by H.J. Leonard: Puerto Rico)
After a harsh breakup, Pranay decides to ease the pain with alcohol. Little did he knows his life was about to change when he encounters a young undead bride looking for revenge.
Short: Boo (directed by Rakefet Abergel: USA)
A traumatic event forces a recovering addict to face her demons, without her worried fiancé uncovering the truth. Over the course of a rough night, Devi, 7 years sober, must make a difficult choice between WHO she loves and WHAT she loves.
Feature: Wretch (directed by Mathew Dunehoo: USA) – American Premiere
Under the tutelage of an eccentric hippie restaurateur and her messianic self-help guru, a young man sets out to master the occult magic of Enceladism in an effort to destroy the cancer that's killing his boyfriend.
** SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 **
Saturday, Sept 7, 10:00 am, Screening Room A: United Kingdom Block A
Short: Adam* (directed by Gemme Paul: UK) – Midwest Premiere
Adam, a re-animated being with a tortured soul, seeks out his creator when the pursuit of his mate ends disastrously.
Short: The Silence of Running Water (directed by Curt Dennis and Max Mir: UK) – World Premiere
A woman finds a haunted record that steals all sounds.
Feature: UK Haunters (directed by Dan Brownlie: UK) – World Premiere
Take a tour through the best haunted attractions across the U.K. … where nothing is what it seems!
Click Here --> UK Haunters Trailer
Saturday, Sept 7, Noon, Screening Room A: United Kingdom Block B
Short: The Knowledge (directed by Alexander Osman: UK) – American Permiere
It’s a dark night in London 1991, and there’s a serial killer on the loose. Two men go about their business oblivious to the dangers at large when fate brings them together in a black taxi.
Short: Bad Dreams* (directed by Stuart Fryer: UK) – Midwest Premiere
A boy in bed thinks something’s escaped the cellar. Suddenly, a deformed face looms over the boy with a harrowing scream. This bad dream is remembered by a man as he shaves, making him cut his neck. AS he bleeds, he wonders ‘How many shaving cuts would it take to bleed to death?’ He decides his guest locked downstairs needs a shave.
Feature: Wolf* (directed by Stuart Brennan: UK) – World Premiere
Great Britain. 150AD. When four messengers sent by Rome to a plague infected Caledonia go missing, Rome has no choice but to send ten of their finest across Hadrian's Wall to find and bring them back. The legion soon realize that what lays in wait for them is something much worse than any plague or army known to man. Fight for Rome. Fight for Caesar. Fight to Survive.
Saturday, Sept 7, 2:00 pm, Screening Room A
Michael Berryman Shorts Block: One Please (USA), Cured (USA), Odd Happening in a Tiny Tent (USA) – World Premiere
Mr. Berryman and director Jesse Burks will be on hand to introduce the films and answer questions.
Feature: The Night Hunter (directed by Miao: China)
Beijing, midnight. A young girl got on a "black taxi". The driver was a limp with a greasy looking face. To survive, the girl had to tell stories she wrote, 4 thriller stories of the night, all with a car in it, while they were riding into the mountains.
Saturday, Sept 7, 4:00 pm, Screening Room A
Short: Slaybor Day 7 (directed by Justin Menoche: USA) – World Premiere
A career chronicle of horror icon Maddox Mason, the masked murderer who kills people who wear white after Labor Day.
Short: The Passport (directed by Oliver Hero Dressen: China)
Somewhere in a big city, a man wakes up in a dark alley with no memory of who he is or how he got there. On a mission to figure out his identity, he discovers truths that were better left forgotten.
Feature: Artik* (directed by Tom Botchii: USA)
A comic book obsessed serial killer's sinister plan to train his son to be his replacement is interrupted when the young boy lures a well-meaning stranger, Holton, back to their secluded farm threatening to expose their families terrifying secret.
Saturday, Sept 7, 6:00 pm, Screening Room B
Short: How to Hold a Cloud to the Ground (Brazil) – American Premiere
What happens after “the end”? A "once upon a time" told backwards. The fable of Isabela, a phantasmagoric journey of a girl searching for her true self.
Short: Without You (directed by Allan J. Arcal: Spain)
In the darkest night, Maria returns to house between tears. There they wait for his husband, his daughter and a terrible secret.
Short: Near Sight (directed by Stephen Parkhurst: USA) – World Premiere
A woman is stalked by a creature that only appears when she's not wearing her contacts, which have just gone missing.
Feature: Portal (directed by Dean Alioto: USA) - Special Screening from HorrorHound Films
When an ambitious ghost hunter performs a risky ritual, opening a portal to "the other side", he and his team quickly find themselves way in over their heads in a fight for survival against an ancient
Saturday, Sept 7, 7:00 pm, Screening Room A
HorrorHound Film Fest Awards Ceremony
Awards for Best SFX, Best Cinematography, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Short, and Best Feature will be conferred.
Lin Shaye will be present to accept the HorrorHound Film Fest LEGEND AWARD.
Saturday, Sept 7, 8:00 pm, Screening Room B: Ellie Church Block A
Short: Where Shadows Fall (directed by Aaron Cabrera: USA)
After being caught kidnapping a woman, a murdering psychopath hunts down the photographer to silence the loose end.
Short: Legend of Pickaxe Dick (directed by Dan Dillard: USA) – World Premiere
When he left in search of gold, he lost his wife to another man. He came back to nothing but revenge. A horror comedy short that hopes to one day become a long.
Feature: High in the Hog (directed by Tony Wash: USA)
With a potent strain of pot sweeping the City, DTA agents attempt to infiltrate a small-town farming operation that has a strong leader and interesting family members.
Saturday, Sept 7, 10:00 pm, Screening Room B: Ellie Church Block B
Short: Dead Teenager Séance* (directed by Dante Vescio and Rodrigo Gasparini Brazil) – Midwest Premiere
A group of dead teenagers spending their after-lives in Limbo decides to wreak vengeance upon their killer by summoning him to the world of the dead.
Short: Toe* (directed by Neal O’Bryan and Chad Thurman: USA)
A starving boy eats a toe he finds sticking out of the ground. Later that night, something ghastly comes to his bedroom wanting it back.
Feature: Jessie’s Super Normal Regular Average Day (directed by Brian Williams: USA) – Midwest Premiere
Jessie is having a completely normal day … that is, if normal includes prophetic snails, cursing TV preachers, topless demonic nuns, hallucinogenic
friends, psycho drug dealers, talking fish, and a rap video. This drug-sploitation trip will leave you somewhere between completely satiated and WTF was that?!
Saturday, Sept 7, Midnight, Screening Room B: Ellie Church Block C
MIDNIGHT MONSTER MOVIE
Short: Lady in the Shower (directed by Chris Borgo: Canada)
A woman with a shady secret is haunted by a mysterious entity, while taking a shower in a historic hotel.
Short: A Monster Family* (directed by Matthais Hoene: USA)
The story of Esme, a lost little girl rescued by a family of monsters. When one day a Swat team breaks into their lair, her life is turned upside down and she is thrust into our world. Now she must decide which life she wants to lead, the life of a quirky outsider or the life of a 'normal' person in our normal world.
Short: Asian She – Competitive Mourning (directed by Kevin Beauchamp and Mando Lopez: USA)
Music Video from the Band Asian She. A man stalks his prey on the streets of Los Angeles, but on this occasion picks the wrong person to mess with.
Feature: Johnny Z (directed by Jonathan Straiton: USA) – Sneak Peek
A half human, half zombie named Johnny who, under the guidance of a martial arts master, seeks vengeance on the evil corporation that created him.
** Sunday, September 8, 2019 **
Sunday, Sept 8, 10:00 am, Screening Room A
Short: Once Upon a Time in a Haunted House (directed by Ramone Menon: USA)
An illegal Immigrant takes a job as a caregiver of a malevolent ghost at a Haunted House.
Short: 5th and Main (directed by Collin Mapp: USA)
Just another day in the city? I think not!
Feature: In Their Eyes (directed by Thomas Hill: USA) – World Premiere
Betsy survived months of captivity at the hands of a father/son psycho duo. How will she handle being back in the normal world?
Sunday: Sept 8, Noon, Screening Room A
Short: The Rejected (directed by Onur Doğan: Turkey) – World Premiere
A woman who lives alone at home wants to get rid of her unborn baby by applying an abortion. But that won't be as easy as she thinks.
Short: O.I.* (directed by N'cee van Heerden: Canada)
Barry has a unique problem. He came up with a truly original idea. And, sharing it has consequences.
Short: Unholy ‘Mole* (directed by David Bornstein: USA) – American Premiere
A selfish man sells the soul of his unborn child to Satan in exchange for forcing his wife to make guacamole for him. Things go wrong...
Feature: Bob Freeman: Exterminator for Hire (directed by Jonathan Moss: USA)
Bob Freeman, a paranormal exterminator, takes a bumbling documentary crew to hunt the cult that kidnapped his father.
Sunday, Sept 8, 2:00 pm, Screening Room A
Short: Popsy (directed by Jac Kessler: USA) – World Premiere
Briggs Sheridan can't chase his gambling-dragon fast enough, and when it looks to cost him more than a few broken limbs, he unwittingly puts more skin in the game than intended. Stars Ted Raimi.
Short: 9023 (directed by Sotiris Petridis and Tania Nanavraki: Greece)
In response to a severe nationwide famine, the government allows non-productive citizens to be eaten.
Short: In Her Shoes (directed by Ray Kermani: Belgium)
7-year-old June Kauffman is attracted by a pair of red children's shoes in a cemetery. The shoes lead her to an old crypt where she faces her worst fears.
Feature: No Exit (directed by Sarah Wilson: Kazakhstan) – Midwest Premiere
When Daniyar comes home, everything seems to be a little off, with his mother always forcing milk down his throat and his youngest brother is getting sicker day after day. What he doesn't know is that his she has joined a secret society of women who have pledged to keep their families alive forever by feeding them slices of their flesh through ingesting horse milk.