Chiller_Logo_BlackOn the heels of its most-watched original movie to date (Animal) and the SXSW 2015 premiere of its original movie The Boy, Chiller announces new original content for 2015 and 2016, including its first-ever original series, Slasher, and two new original movies, Lifeforce and Siren.

“Chiller delivers a broad range of compelling horror programming, from classic edge-of-your-seat thrillers to thought-provoking psychological dramas,” said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller. “Given Chiller’s success in the original film space with Animal and The Boy, we’re thrilled to premiere our first-ever original series, Slasher, later this year.”

Chiller’s 2015-16 new original content includes:

ORIGINAL SERIES

SLASHER

Chiller’s first original series, Slasher, follows the plight of a young woman who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders – based on the widely-known, grisly killings of her parents. The eight-part season serves as the first instalment of an anthology series, where each season exists as a self-contained hybrid of the slasher subgenre of horror films and the traditional murder mystery. Over the course of the Slasher series, a variety of mysteries will unfold, building towards a climactic finale.

Developed and produced by Shaftesbury in association with Chiller and Super Channel and distributed by Content, Slasher is written and created by Aaron Martin (Killjoys, Degrassi: The Next Generation) and directed by Craig David Wallace (Todd and the Book of Pure Evil). Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie are executive producers. Funded with the participation of the COGECO Program Development and Northern Ontario Heritage Funds, Slasher will commence production in Sudbury this summer. Canadian broadcaster is Super Channel.

Slasher will premiere on Chiller in late 2015.

ORIGINAL MOVIES

LIFEFORCE

Lifeforce, a reimagining of the 1985 classic film (based on Colin Wilson’s novel “The Space Vampires”), follows a group of astronauts who encounter a derelict alien spacecraft hiding an ancient secret. At the vessel, the explorers discover three perfect humanoids who are returned to Earth… and unleash a terrible plague upon the planet. The original film, starring Steve Railsback, Patrick Stewart and Mathilda May, was directed by Tobe Hooper. Lifeforce will premiere on Chiller in late 2015.

Steve B. Harris (Friday the 13th, Amityville: The Awakening) will produce for Diversion3 (www.diversion3.com) along with Mark Altman (Castle, Necessary Roughness) Mark Gottwald (DOA: Dead or Alive) and David E. Williams (Femme Fatales) from a story by Harris, Altman and Steve Kriozere (NCIS, Castle).

SIREN

In Siren, a bachelor party becomes a savage fight for survival when the groomsmen unwittingly unleash a fabled predator upon the festivities. Slated to premiere on Chiller in 2016, Siren is adapted from David Bruckner’s short film Amateur Night, one of the segments featured in the 2012 Sundance premiere of the anthology thriller V/H/S.

Siren is written by Ben Collins & Luke Piotrowski, executive produced by David Bruckner and Brad Miska and produced by Gary Binkow for Collective Digital Studios.

In addition, Chiller is undertaking several off-air initiatives, including its second annual “Killer Shorts” contest, a nationwide collegiate competition for student-produced short films. Online, ChillerTV.com continues its popular weekly listicle, “The Friday 13,” a feature that drove year over year growth for the site in 2014. And 2015 sponsorships include the presentation of a monthly horror series at Alamo Drafthouse locations nationwide, taking moviegoers on a journey through 60 years of horror classics. Recently, Chiller was the presenting sponsor of the annual Stanley Film Festival for the third year running (taking place at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO, from April 30-May 3, 2015) for the third year running.

About Chiller

Chiller is an entertainment brand delivering round-the-clock scares with its commitment to producing diverse and high-quality horror content. Chiller’s eclectic slate of entertainment includes a broad offering of original movies and specials, genre films, documentary and reality shows (Scream Queens) along with suspenseful series (The River, X-Files, 666 Park Avenue, Alcatraz, Tales from the Darkside). With its recently-created Chiller Films initiative, Chiller also produces feature films for select theaters and On-Demand. Chiller network is currently available in 40 million homes. To learn more, visit: www.chillertv.com. Chiller. Scary Good.

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Cutting the Bloodline 800 (1)Innovation, invention, the desire to be more than we are, these are traits that make us human, right?

But as our species has progressed, medicine and science have increasingly bashed heads with our sense of humanity.

There are strict moral guidelines drawn; what can be done, what can’t be done, so that we can stop ourselves from going too far. But what is too far, and who has the authority to decide that?

If science can help a desperate couple have a child, or allow them to choose a gender that won’t inherit an hereditary disease, shouldn’t we be able to stop their suffering?

And if you can choose a disease-free life for your child, would you want to eradicate a pre-disposition to obesity, or stupidity, or ugliness? Homosexuality? Wouldn’t that make their life easier too? After all, we all want the absolute best for our children.

I think we can all agree, a line needs to be drawn. But, I bet, every person you asked, would draw it in a different place.

So, if you could, what traits would you choose to eradicate?

Cutting the Bloodline is set in a future Britain that has successfully extinguished the criminal gene. With no crime, people are safe on the streets, even after dark. They can return to that nostalgic, golden era when everyone left their front doors unlocked. They can trust everyone they meet, implicitly. Does that sound good? Let me ask you this; what would you sacrifice for a world without crime?

As science moves forward, the genetic selection question has become more important, more prevelant, more controversial. In Cutting the Bloodline, I push it to the extreme. What happens when we choose scientific advancement over our own sense of humanity?

Humans have never managed to completely move beyond judging people based on their genetic makeup, valuing them by it, even fearing them for it. Could you abandon your newborn baby because it carries the criminal gene? Could you abort it? How about if you knew keeping it would mean daily abuse, violence, and exclusion from the people you once called neighbours and friends. Even family.

The idea of a criminal gene may be mere fantasy right now, but such dilemmas are real.

The desire to be more than we are, that’s a trait that makes us human, right? But can we ever find perfection? And what are we willing to sacrifice for it?

This Book Cannot Bring Down a Government – But it is the Story of One That Can

Originally written as a stageplay five years ago, Cutting the Bloodline is the debut novella from British horror and fantasy author Angeline Trevena.

Released on Kindle on May 12th, this adult dystopian thriller follows magazine journalist Kenton Hicks as he sets out to change the world.

Born and bred in a rural corner of Devon, Angeline now lives among the breweries and canals of central England, with her husband, their son, and a somewhat neurotic cat. She’s been writing since she was old enough to hold a pen, and has several short stories published in various anthologies and magazines.

After spending her formative years on the stage, she graduated in 2003 with a BA Hons Degree in Drama and Writing. While at university, she decided that her future lay in writing words, rather than performing them.

Cutting the Bloodline is set in a future Britain where people are tested for the criminal gene, where carriers are outcast, and babies testing positive are aborted. Kenton simply wants to gather the stories of those who have suffered, but as his book gathers pace, and he investigates further, he finds that the crime free-utopia they enjoy was sold to them on a lie.

While the government fight to protect that lie, there are others determined to expose it, by whatever means. Kenton finds himself pulled between everyone else’s agenda, while his own motivations start to become a little confused. But his book has the power to start a civil war, and he needs to figure out who’s on his side.

Tony Benson, author of dystopian thriller, An Accident of Birth, said “Cutting The Bloodline is a vivid portrayal of a scarily real future, and the man who risks his life to expose the truth. Insightful, original, imaginative, and a great read.”

Links

Buy the book from Amazon: http://authl.it/B00W3AP0VY

Angeline Trevena’s website: http://www.angelinetrevena.co.uk

Cutting the Bloodline – The Blurb

Not everyone is born innocent.

A generation of defective children were abandoned. They grew up on the fringes, without rights, without a way to change their fate.

Journalist Kenton Hicks is driven to tell their stories, but these are not stories everyone wants told. As he digs deeper, he finds that the discovery of the criminal gene, the foundation of their crime-free utopia, isn’t quite the salvation it promised to be.

Armed with a book that could bring down the government, Kenton finds the country’s future in his hands.

Some see him as a saviour, others as a traitor. It’s time for him to choose which he will become.

Angeline Trevena: Bio

Angeline Trevena 800Angeline Trevena was born and bred in a rural corner of Devon, but now lives among the breweries and canals of central England. She is a horror and fantasy writer, poet and journalist. Cutting the Bloodline is her debut novella, and she has several short stories published in various anthologies and magazines.

In 2003 she graduated from Edge Hill University, Lancashire, with a BA Hons degree in Drama and Writing. During this time she decided that her future lay in writing words rather than performing them.

The most unlikely of horror writers, Angeline is scared of just about everything, and still can’t sleep in a fully dark room. She goes weak at the sight of blood, can’t share a room with a spider, but does have a streak of evil in her somewhere.

Some years ago she worked at an antique auction house and religiously checked every wardrobe that came in to see if Narnia was in the back of it. She’s still not given up looking for it.

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Mark-of-the-Devil-vinyl-soundtrackOne Way Static Records is proud to bring you their latest release, one where we had the chance to work with German composer Michael Holm.

Mark Of The Devil was released in 1970 and is certainly a film that has achieved a real cult status, it is notorious and known by many horror fans for being given the first ever ‘V’ for violence certificate (or was it a ‘V’ for vomit, since vomit bags were handed out at screenings of the film). A sequel was also produced in 1973, both soundtracks are featured here on this release.

Multi-talented German singer, musician, songwriter, producer and composer Michael Holm was hired to score Mark Of The Devil (released as ‘Hexen’ in Germany).

Mr. Holm is primarily known as a singer of traditional German music, with an almost constant presence in the hit parade it is of no surprise that he is a million-copies selling artist who has been presented with gold records on several occasions during the seventies.

Outside of Germany, he is best known for his work as a member of the new age band CUSCO along with Kristian Schultze. They produced 22 albums and semi-albums, and consistently charted near the top of the New Age charts. A long time artistic collaboration and private friendship also connects him with musician and producer Giorgio Moroder. As a duo, they released several singles together.

His trademark theme (Liebesthema) for this film was recently re-used in the 2011 flick ‘Hobo with A Shotgun’ featuring Rutger Hauer. Other use of his repertoire has been featured in the award-winning movie ‘Eight Miles High’ and a variety of international dramas and comedies.

The musical score penned here by Michael Holm is surprisingly melodic for a horror movie, but also contains dramatic and atmospheric compositions. It has that sort of luxurious and haunting sound, very European and romantically slanted and maybe a little pop orientated.

The central theme evokes the feel of Riz Ortolani’s theme for ‘Cannibal Holocaust’, which ironically was only written ten years later. Even spaghetti westerns of the 1960s and 1970s written by composers such as Morricone and Bruno Nicolai come to mind when experiencing this album.

Strings & the use of a spiteful and venomous Slavic sounding electric violin on this score (which literally scratches out the jagged and virulent variation of the romantic theme) has the effect of making the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Almost in a similar fashion to that of composer Jerry Goldsmith in his more mischievous and threatening sections of GREMLINS and LEGEND.

The second soundtrack included on this release is MARK OF THE DEVIL II, which was released in 1973. The main music for this particular movie was the work of Don Banks, John Scott and Sam Sklair.

Don Banks of course is familiar to many via his marvelous scores for Hammer productions such as, THE MUMMY’S SHROUD, THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN and the excellent work that he did on THE REPTILE and RASPUTIN.

John Scott too contributed some music for the score, Scott who is now a seasoned film music composer respected by many, began his career in film scoring as a composer by writing the music for another horror movie A STUDY IN TERROR, which was released during the mid 60s. John also had another career as being the legendary sixties producer who recorded several artists like Tom Jones, The Hollies, The Beatles, etc. John is also known for his saxophone work on films like ‘Goldfinger’ and several Henry Mancini projects. Mr. Scott won 3 Emmys through out his career.

Today we bring to you the original Motion Picture Soundtracks to MARK OF THE DEVIL (AKA HEXEN) in the original MONO recording from 1970 and MARK OF THE DEVIL 2 in STEREO from 1973.

Available in the following versions:

DELUXE EDITION: LIMITED COLOR VINYL: packaged in a deluxe gatefold old school tip-on jacket with printed insert.

Comes on ORANGE CRUSH SPLATTER VINYL and COKE BOTTLE GREEN VINYL. These variants are inserted randomly and are limited to #500 copies each worldwide. They come sequentially foil numbered (2 series of /500).

BLACK VINYL: limited to 1000 copies worldwide. Packaged in a deluxe Tip-On Gatefold jacket. Comes with a printed insert and obi strip.

CASSETTE EDITION: limited to 300 copies worldwide with alternate artworks.

Up for pre-order now, release date is July 14.

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Reviews by Brian M. Sammons

This is a multi-review for two new multi-pack from the always entertaining Scream Factory. The reason I’m doing them together is (A) they are very similar (B) Each release has a movie based on a H.G. Wells story on out and (C) They come out the same day. So come with me, but be wary of any angry or excessively large critters, and let’s take a look at four fright flicks about animals with attitude.

First up it’s the one-two punch of Food of the Gods and Frogs.

FoodFood of the Gods
Director: Bert I. Gordon

Cast: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker

This movie, based on a story by sci-fi superstar H.G. Wells, is probably my favorite of the bunch. It’s the one about a hunting trip on a remote Canadian island who get attacked by giant wasps. They look for help in an old barn only to find more ginormous animals like chickens and worms. The worst of the lot are the super-sized rats, who mobilize and attack en masse like a marauding army. This is the typical story of science gone amok and what happens then, but it is a load of fun watching the characters do battle with forced perspective vermin, and while the special effects are a bit cheesy now, there is an honest quality to them that I can’t help but like.

The special features for this release include a director’s commentary, an interview with actress Belinda Balaski that runs eleven and a half minutes, a trailer, radio spot, and photo gallery. Not bad for a cult classic flick that’s sold as a two-pack. Most double features are light on the extras. Let’s see if the second flick on this disc is treated as well.

Frogs
Director: George McCowan
Cast: Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark

Despite its title, this is not a killer frog movie. Not really. It does have a very young, and moustache-less (yeah, that’s just weird) Sam Elliott as a wildlife photographer taking pics down in the swamp. He gets mixed up with upper-class southern family during a get-together. Everything is fine until unruly animals decide to crash the party. Now while frogs are part of this horde, they are not alone. It seems as if all of nature is out to get some payback for how mankind has been polluting their natural habitat. Snakes, spiders, birds, lizards, and even butterflies (and yes, frogs) all come together to punish the people for the sins of their species.

While Frogs does have bigger name cast, with Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, and Joan Van Ark in the top spots, it’s just not as fun as the other movie on this disc. That’s not to say that it’s bad, it’s got an undeniable goofy charm all its own, and well worth a watch for fans of animal attack flicks. But of the two, I’ll take giant rats over angry frogs any day.

Furthermore, there haven’t been as much love shown to this movie in the extras department as was shown to the previous film. No, it’s not bare bones, just noticeably less. There is an interview with actress Joan Van Ark that runs ten minutes. A theatrical trailer, radio spot, and photo gallery are also found here.

Still with me? Those killer critters didn’t get you? Well good, let’s take a look at the next double pack from Scream Factory: Empire of the Ants and Jaws of Satan.

EmpireEmpire of the Ants
Director: Bert I. Gordon
Cast: Joan Collins, Robert Lansing, John David Carson

This disc starts off like the other one: an H.G. Wells adaptation directed by Bert I. Gordon. It’s also about giant vermin and science messing with Mother Nature. Well that old gal doesn’t like that one bit, and the end result is ants growing to giant size thanks to nuclear waste on an island. To this island comes Joan Collins looking to sell some condos, and her would-be clientele. Enter the super-imposed giant ants to ruin this picnic, and you could guess where things go from there. You could guess, but you would be wrong, as this movie takes a turn into left field with the ants using pheromones to mind control people into doing their bidding. Yeah, really. Yeah, it’s sort of goofy, but it’s still fun. It’s no Them! but it is the next best giant ant movie after that, so that’s something, right?

As for the extras for this movie, there is a commentary track with director Gordon, a trailer, radio spot, and photo gallery.

Jaws of Satan
Director: Bob Claver
Cast: Fritz Weaver, Gretchen Corbett, Jon Korkes

This was the one movie of the four that I had not seen before getting these discs in for review. It is the most recent movie, as the others were 70s films, and this one was made in 1981. It also has a supernatural element, where the others were all about mankind/science playing the culprit. Here, it’s a priest’s forefathers who upset some druids, St. Patrick is thrown in there somehow, and now there is a multi-generational curse where Satan takes the form of a huge king cobra every so often and looks for some payback. For good measure, Satan snake controls other serpents and pretty soon a town in under siege for the fearsome fanged ones. And in case this movie’s title was just a “subtle” allusion to the movie, Jaws, it pretty much hits all the same beats, including a mayor that won’t warn the populace no matter how many people die in his town. This one might be the weakest of the four films, but there are still some good bits and a few laugh out loud moments. Whether the giggles were intentional or not, I’ll leave up to you to decide.

As you might expect for the least known movie in this bunch, there extras are few and far between here. The sole special feature being a theatrical trailer. Yep, that’s kind of disappointing. The trailer is under the movie’s alternate title: King Cobra, so yay for that, I guess.

If you are a fan of animal attack movies, or when little critters get big and go on a rampage, then these two new Blu-rays are for you. Sure, they are campy, but it’s honest camp, and I adore the hell out of that. If you do too, you can get both of these two-packs when they come out May 26th.

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May
24

‘Mania’ Teaser Trailer Released

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10600648_1575065916049592_7314786882532467090_nDirector/Scream Queen Jessica Cameron has shared the first bit of footage from her sophomore directorial vehicle, titled MANIA.

The plot of the film revolves around two lesbian lovers who flee their home and travel cross country after a brutal murder. The movie stars Ellie Church (Time to Kill, Headless) in the lead role of Mel.

Mania is scheduled to start the festival circuit later this year. Fans are encouraged to ask for it at their favorite festival. MANIA was one of three features that were filmed simultaneously while traveling across the United States in an RV. Desolation was the other narrative feature, which is a modern hitch hiker tale in which Cameron stars along side Carlo Mendez (The Bay, The Second Coming of Christ). Kill the PA will be the feature length documentary that chronicles the making of both movies, giving the fans an eye opening, honest look into how indie films are
made.

Cameron launched her directing career with the multiaward winning film Truth or Dare which went on to win 33 awards across the globe at various film festivals including the Twin Cities Film Festival, Frightfest London, and Monster Fest in Australia, amongst others. She reteamed with Truth or Dare cohorts Mem Ferda (The Devil’s Double, Hyena) and Jonathan Scott Higgins (Utero). Ferda produced, with Higgins and Cameron executive producing from a script by Higgins.

Here is what Cameron had to say about the teaser:
“I’m so excited to share this fun little tease from my feature MANIA. This is one of the sexiest films that I have seen in long time, and I know fans are going to love it as much as I do. This film is as naughty as Truth Or Dare is dirty.”

For additional information regarding the MANIA , please see the links below:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ManiaTheMovie?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManiaTheMovie

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howling2After countless millennia of watching, waiting and stalking, the unholy creatures known as werewolves are poised to inherit the earth. Legendary horror icon Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings, Count Dracula) faces off against sexy cult favorite Sybil Danning (Battle Beyond the Stars, Chained Heat, Grindhouse) in this terrifying descent into a world of nightmares that turns out to be all too real! Fans of the popular HOWLINGS movies rejoice as the long-awaited Blu-ray edition of HOWLING II hits home entertainment shelves everywhere on July 14, 2015 from SCREAM FACTORY™. This high-anticipated release contains extensive bonus content, including all-new interviews with actor Reb Brown, actress Sybil Danning, special make-up effects artists Steve Johnson and Scott Wheeler, audio commentary, behind-the-scenes footage and much more! A must-have for movie collectors and horror enthusiasts, HOWLING II Blu-ray is priced to own at $24.97 SRP.

Pre-order is available now at:
https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/howling-ii-your-sister-is-a-werewolf

After newscaster Karen White’s shocking on-screen transformation and violent death (in the original THE HOWLING), her brother Ben (Reb Brown, Yor, the Hunter of the Future) is approached by Stefan Crosscoe (Lee), a mysterious man who claims that Karen has, in fact, become a werewolf. But this is the least of their worries… to save mankind, Stefan and Ben must travel to Transylvania to battle and destroy Stirba (Danning), the immortal queen of all werewolves, before she is restored to her full powers!

Also starring Annie McEnroe (The Hand) and Marsha A. Hunt (Dracula A.D. 1972), directed by Philippe Mora (The Marsupials: The Howling III, Communion, The Beast Within), and driven by a pulsing punk-y soundtrack, this film is a no-holds-barred horror-fest that’ll rip your heart out… and you’ll like it.

HEMDALE presents
“HOWLING II” A GRANITE PRODUCTIONS Film
CHRISTOPER LEE
ANNIE McENROE
REB BROWN
MARSHA A. HUNT
SYBIL DANNING
Executive Producer GRAHAME JENNINGS
Screenplay by ROBERT SARNO and GARY BRANDNER
Produced by STEVEN LANE
Directed by PHILIPPE MORA
© 1985 Cinema ’84, A Greenberg Brothers Partnership. All Rights Reserved.

HOWLING II Blu-ray™ Special Features:

· Audio Commentary with Director Philippe Mora

· Audio Commentary with Composer Steve Parsons and Editor Charles Bornstein.

· Leading Man – An Interview with Actor Reb Brown

· Queen of the Werewolves – An Interview with Actress Sybil Danning

· A Monkey Phase – Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Steve Johnson and Scott Wheeler

· Behind the Scenes Footage (in HD – from Philippe Mora’s archive)

· Alternate Opening and Alternate Ending (in HD – from Philippe Mora’s archive)

· Theatrical Trailer

· Still Gallery

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono/1985/Color/R/91 mins./Region A/Subtitles: English

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stanley-film-festThe Stanley Film Festival (SFF), presented by Chiller and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced the audience and jury award winners, Birth.Movies.Death Filmmaking Frenzy winners and presented Tom Quinn, co-president of RADiUS, with the 2015 Stanley Film Festival Visionary Award. During his speech at the Stanley Awards Horror Brunch, Quinn referred to SFF as, “… the single most regal film festival, even though it’s a horror film festival. I feel like I’m walking around this country club and then at night it turns sinister.”

The Final Girls, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, received the Audience Award for Feature Film. Audience Award for Feature Film runner-up goes to We Are Still Here, directed by Ted Geohegan, which opens at the Denver Film Society’s year-round home, the Sie FilmCenter on Friday May 15.

The Stanley Dean’s Cup showcased 8 short films from local, national and international students. The competition featured a Colorado and International prize, with a $2,500 cash prize to the winning director, funded by The Stanley Hotel. The winner of the Colorado Prize was Moon Studios directed by Merritt Crocker and Inherent Noise, directed by Karol Jurga, received the International Prize. The Short Film Jury was comprised of Col Needham, founder and CEO of IMDb, the #1 movie website in the world, Jen Yamato, Entertainment Report for The Daily Beast, and Adam Krentzman, Director of Community Outreach CreativeFuture. The Babysitter Murders, directed by Ryan Spindell, was awarded the Jury Award for Short Film and voted the Audience Award winner for Short Film. Special mentions were given to The House is Innocent and The Salt of the Earth.

The Birth.Movies.Death Stanley Film Festival Filmmaking Frenzy challenged filmmakers to create a short film (5 minutes or less) about ghosts. Alix Bannon’s, White Island, was selected as the winner by a jury comprised of Blumhouse Productions’ Ryan Turek, The Daily Beast’s Jen Yamato and SpectreVision’s Daniel Noah. Bannon won a two-night stay in the famed room 217, the room that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining.

Stuart Gordon, the 2015 Stanley Film Festival Master of Horror, described the 4 day horror retreat as the “…scariest Film Festival I’ve ever been to.” Throughout the 4 days, the festival screened over 21 feature films, 6 retro titles and 18 shorts, 8 student shorts with 18 countries represented, while providing a fully immersive experience, thanks to a unique horror immersion game, panels, special events and more.

“This has been a phenomenal year for the genre. We are truly honored to host master storytellers, passionate filmmakers, innovative distributors and dedicated genre lovers throughout our four-day celebration of the finest in classic and contemporary world horror,” says Director of Programming, Landon Zakheim. “We look forward to supporting these macabre artists at our immersive playground for years to come.”

The 2016 Stanley Film Festival Dates will be announced at a later a time.

Awards were given out in the follow categories:

Audience Award for Feature Film
Winner: The Final Girls directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson
Synopsis: Max (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends find themselves trapped in the famous 80’s slasher flick that made her late mother a scream queen. The millennial gang joins the throwback camp counselors with raging libidos (featuring a standout performance from WORKAHOLICS’s Adam DeVine) to battle the psychotic killer.

Jury Award for Short Film
Winner: The Babysitter Murders directed by Ryan Spindell
Synopsis: A dark and stormy night. An innocent babysitter all alone. An escaped psychopath out for blood. You know how this story will play out… Or do you?

Audience Award for Short Film
Winner: The Babysitter Murders directed by Ryan Spindell
Synopsis: A dark and stormy night. An innocent babysitter all alone. An escaped psychopath out for blood. You know how this story will play out… Or do you?

Stanley Dean’s Cup Colorado Prize
Winner: Moon Studios directed by Merritt Crocker
Synopsis: A great song is a living thing.

Stanley Dean’s Cup International Prize
Winner: Inherent Noise directed by Karol Jurga
Synopsis: A girl who comes to the house of an old, disabled soundman. The mysterious frequencies he produces guide her to a grizzly discovery.

Online & Social Media: www.stanleyfilmfest.com, “Like” SFF on Facebook (Facebook.com/StanleyFilmFest), “Follow” SFF on Twitter and Instagram (@StanleyFilmFest) , join the conversation using the hashtag #StanleyFilmFest

2015 Stanley Film Festival Sponsors:
PRESENTING: Chiller; HOST VENUES: The Stanley Hotel, Reel Mountain Theater, Historic Park Theater; GOVERNMENT: Colorado Tourism Office, Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media, Town of Estes Park; MEDIA: Badass Digest, Fangoria, Shock Til You Drop, Daily Dead, Bloody Disgusting, IndieWire, Crave Online, EP News; COMMUNITY: 13th Floor Haunted House, Telluride Horror Show, Estes Park Shuttle; EVENT: Ghost Pines, Kronenbourg ; FESTIVAL FRIENDS: Fandor, Scream Factory!, CEAVCO Audio Visual

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