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Telluride Horror Show Announces Its Killer Second Wave of Programming for 2018

You need to be in Colorado this October to get all the horror


I can’t even begin to tell you how pumped I am for this lineup the Telluride Horror Show has put together for 2018. Just when I thought they couldn’t top themselves, they drop this amazing second wave of films. If you are in the Colorado area, or are looking for the place to see some new top quality horror, you absolutely can’t miss the Telluride Horror Show.

Take a look at the press release:

The highly anticipated second wave of films and guests, as well as special events and schedule, has been announced for the 2017 Telluride Horror Show, which will kick off on Friday the 13th of October and run through October 15th in picturesque Telluride, Colorado.

The second wave includes the World Premieres of DERELICTS and NEVER HIKE ALONE (a fan tribute to FRIDAY THE 13TH), as well as the U.S. Premiere of BORLEY RECTORY and Colorado Premieres of TRAGEDY GIRLS, DESOLATION, COLD HELL, and PSYCHOPATHS. Fourteen additional short films have been included.

More guests have been confirmed, including directors Greg McLean (JUNGLE), Patrick Brice (CREEP 2), John Dwyer (CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL KILLER: DIRECTOR’S CUT), and Tyler MacIntyre of TRAGEDY GIRLS, a horror comedy set in high school that will be the first film to play the Horror Show’s new venue, Palm Theatre (located at Telluride’s high school). All filmmakers will participate in Q&As following their respective films.

Jeremy Robert Johnson will also join the Horror Show as its Guest Author for a book signing and bonfire reading at the Horror Show’s second annual Creepy Campfire Tales. Johnson is the author of the critically-acclaimed collection Entropy in Bloom as well as the breakthrough cult novel Skullcrack City. His fiction has been praised by The Washington Post and Publishers Weekly, authors such as David Wong, Chuck Palahniuk and Jack Ketchum, and has appeared internationally in numerous anthologies and magazines.

In addition to the book signing and Creepy Campfire Tales, other special events include the Ice Scream Social, Killer Karaoke Party, Pig Roast, Horror Trivia (presented by Dread Central), and Last Call at the Last Dollar.

Please continue reading for a complete breakdown of the second wave:

FEATURES


BORLEY RECTORY
UK | 2017 | 71 min | Director: Ashley Thorpe
U.S. PREMIERE
Borley Rectory is an animated documentary chronicling what came to be known as “the most haunted house in England’. The legends attached to the rectory at Borley and famed paranormal investigator Harry Price’s subsequent investigations of them, caught the public’s imagination during the late 1920s in time becoming one of the world’s most notorious and influential ghost stories.


COLD HELL
Germany | 2017 | 92 min | Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
COLORADO PREMIERE
A young Turkish woman living in Vienna witnesses a murder in the neighboring apartment. But the murderer sees her too, and her life turns upside down as she tries to protect herself from the violent killer.


CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL KILLER: DIRECTOR’S CUT
USA | 1985/2016 | 106 min | Director: Mark Blair (AKA John Dwyer)
Followed by a Q&A with director John Dwyer
After a grisly discovery in the trunk of his stolen car and subsequent arrest, Daniel Ray Hawkins begins confessing to a long list of murders that he and his sidekick Moon Lewton committed as they crisscrossed America’s interstates. Told in flashback, Hawkins recounts in disturbing detail the killings of over 200 women as he calmly talks with a wise old county sheriff who cannot believe what he’s hearing.

CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL KILLER is the thinly veiled account of the chilling life and crimes of notorious serial killer Henry Lee Lucas and his side-kick Ottis Toole. CONFESSIONS was the first film about Henry Lee Lucas, completed in 1985. Independently produced in Austin, Texas, it was picked up for distribution by Roger Corman’s Concorde-New Horizons. Unfortunately, the film was shelved in the Concorde-New Horizons vault, unreleased in the U.S. until 1992. Through the years, despite multiple edited versions, CONFESSIONS developed a following in underground markets with illegal bootlegs. In 2016, the film rights reverted to its creator, allowing the film to finally be shown as it was originally intended.


DERELICTS
USA | 2017 | 74 min | Director: B.C. Glassberg
WORLD PREMIERE
Followed by Q&A with cast & crew
A strained suburban family’s Thanksgiving is disrupted by a gang of vicious vagrants. Barbarity abounds and secrets are brought to the table in this pitch black burlesque.


DESOLATION
USA | 2017 | 78 min | Director: Sam Patton
COLORADO PREMIERE
A young mother, her son, and her best friend venture into the remote wilderness to scatter her late husband’s ashes. On their trek home, they begin to realize that a lone hiker has been following them. A series of disturbing encounters forces the grieving family to confront their deepest fears when the stranger’s true motives are revealed.


NEVER HIKE ALONE
USA | 2017 | 55 min | Director: Vincente DiSanti
WORLD PREMIERE
Followed by Q&A with cast & crew
A fan tribute to Friday the 13th, Never Hike Alone follows an adventure blogger, Kyle McLeod (Andrew Leighty), who uncovers the long lost remains of Camp Crystal Lake while on a solo backpacking trip. Ignoring the campfire tales from his childhood, Kyle’s search turns deadly when he makes the grave mistake of crossing the path of Camp Blood’s legendary mass murderer, Jason Voorhees. Stranded in the forest with Jason on his heels, Kyle must push his survival skills to their limits if he hopes to survive the night. Otherwise, he’ll wind up another lost victim of the cursed camp.


PSYCHOPATHS
USA | 2017 | 81 min | Director: Mickey Keating
COLORADO PREMIERE
PSYCHOPATHS follows the soul of a recently executed serial killer as it descends back to earth and possesses his many followers beneath the full moon.


TRAGEDY GIRLS
USA | 2017 | 98 min | Director: Tyler MacIntyre
COLORADO PREMIERE
Followed by Q&A with director Tyler MacIntyre
Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot on the trail of a deranged local serial killer. After they manage to capture the killer and secretly hold him hostage, they realize the best way to get scoops on future victims would be to, you know, murder people themselves. As the @TragedyGirls become an overnight sensation and panic grips their small town, can their friendship survive the strain of national stardom? Will they get caught? Will their accounts get verified?

SHORTS

A MOTHER OF MONSTERS
Brazil | 2017 | 9 min | Director: Julia Zanin de Paula
COLORADO PREMIERE
A girl is allured by a circus troupe. Or is it a freak show?

ADMONITION
USA | 2017 | 9 min | Director: Alexander Mattingly
WORLD PREMIERE
A deaf woman cares for her dying mother, who one evening warns her that the Devil is coming for her.

DAEMON RUNNER
Australia | 2017 | 5 min | Director: Kiah Roache-Turner
COLORADO PREMIERE
Demon hunters track down and subdue a possessed girl. They use brutal force and killer technology to exorcise the demon … much ass-kicking will ensue.

GOODNIGHT, GRACIE
USA | 2017 | 4 min | Director: Stellan Kendrick
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
After Mom gets hacked to pieces by her latest lover, a devout child fights to escape the same fate.

NOTHING A LITTLE SOAP AND WATER CAN’T FIX
USA | 2017 | 9 min | Director: Jennifer Proctor
COLORADO PREMIERE
Using appropriated movies, this experimental found footage work deconstructs the representations of women in this domestic space as historically framed in popular film.

POSTAL
USA | 2016 | 3 min | Director: Kyle Klubal
COLORADO PREMIERE
A deranged mailman serial killer goes around murdering his victims one by one all according to his route while a group of teenagers on the mailman’s route come together and try to stop him.

ROTARY
USA | 2017 | 11 min | Director: Lorenzo P. Adams
COLORADO PREMIERE
In 1968, a young babysitter’s evening is interrupted by strange and unsettling occurrences.

SMASHED
Australia | 2017 | 13 min | Director: Sean Lahiff
COLORADO PREMIERE
Three teens abduct football hero Christian, so Dean can gain the attention of Christian’s girlfriend Jess. When the youths drive to the Australian bush, the prank swerves out of control, trapping the youths in a recurring nightmare.

SPOOKED
France | 2017 | 12 min | Directors: Emma Spook & Gil Gloom
COLORADO PREMIERE
Hell is other people…

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC
UK | 2017 | 5 min | Director: Thomas Hodge
COLORADO PREMIERE
A mother and daughter, playing games in the forest. Somebody’s watching. Somebody’s waiting. If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a grim surprise.


THE BLACK GHIANDOLA
USA | 2017 | 16 min | Directors: Catherine Hardwicke, Theodore Melfi, Sam Raimi
COLORADO PREMIERE
THE BLACK GHIANDOLA is the story of a young man risking his life to save a girl he has grown to love, after his family has been ‘killed’ in an apocalyptic world of zombies.

THE BLACK GHIANDOLA film fulfills the dream of 16-year-old Anthony Conti who suffered from stage four adrenal cortical cancer. He stars in the project along with Johnny Depp, J.K. Simmons, Laura Dern, David Lynch, Chad L. Coleman, Richard Chamberlain, Penelope Ann Miller, Keith Allan, Jade Pettyjohn, and Pritesh Shah. The film was directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures) and Sam Raimi (Spiderman Trilogy). Make A Film Foundation grants film wishes to children with serious or life-threatening medical conditions, helping them to create short film legacies by teaming them with noted actors, directors, and writers.

THE PASSENGER
Russian Federation | 2016 | 12 min | Director: Egor Abramenko
COLORADO PREMIERE
A Russian cosmonaut grapples with post-traumatic stress following his return from orbit. But that’s not all he’s brought back.

THIRD WHEEL
USA | 2017 | 4 min | Director: Daniel DelPurgatorio
U.S. PREMIERE
Susan has more than just skeletons in her closet.

WE TOGETHER
USA | 2016 | 7 min | Director: Henry Kaplan
A zombie is awakened.

ANIMATED SHORTS
THE HORROR….THE ANIMATED: Grisly, Ghastly Animated Shorts at Telluride Horror Show

DEAD HORSES
Spain | 2016 | 6 min | Directors: Marc Riba & Anna Solanas
COLORADO PREMIERE
In an isolated and unknown place during a war a child is forced to flee. On his way, he sees dead horses everywhere. Why? Why have the horses decided to kill themselves?

ZARR-DOS
Switzerland | 2017 | 7 min | Director: Bart Wasem
COLORADO PREMIERE
An epic and odd nightmarish comedy about the abuse of almighty power.

SPECIAL EVENTS

ICE SCREAM SOCIAL
(Open to 3-Day pass holders)
Free ice cream. Mingle with pass holders, filmmakers, and guests.


CREEPY CAMPFIRE TALES with JEREMY ROBERT JOHNSON
(Open to Public)
Bonfire and author reading.

KILLER KARAOKE PARTY
(Open to 3-Day Pass holders)

BOOK SIGNING with JEREMY ROBERT JOHNSON
(Open to Public)
Books available for purchase courtesy of Between the Covers Bookstore.

PIG ROAST
(Open to 3-Day Pass holders)
Free pig and sides. Cash bar. Located at OAK, Telluride’s local BBQ joint located at the base of the gondola.

HORROR TRIVIA presented by DREAD CENTRAL
(Open to 3-Day Pass holders)
Join Dread Central’s Jonathan Barkan and Brad McHargue for ten rounds of horror trivia madness. Win prizes! Drink beer! Get angry at your friends for getting the answer wrong! Only six players to a team.

LAST CALL AT THE LAST DOLLAR
(Open to 3-Day Pass holders)
If you’re still standing, join us for one last get-together!

For the schedule of films and events, please click SCHEDULE.

Telluride Horror Show
The Telluride Horror Show, Colorado’s first and longest-running horror film festival, returns for its 8th edition October 13-15, 2017. Every year, the festival attracts the latest & best horror films from all over the world and attendees from all over the country for an intimate gathering of genre film fans in the world-famous mountain resort town of Telluride, Colorado. For three days and nights, experience an eclectic mix of horror, suspense, thriller, fantasy, sci-fi and dark comedy in Telluride’s historic Sheridan Opera House, Nugget Theatre, and Palm Theatre, with many of the films showing for the first time in the US. If you love horror, and film, then you can’t miss this fest. Named one of the “20 Coolest Film Festivals” by Moviemaker Magazine.

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Author Info

Written by Matt Storc

(Chicago Events Coordinator) Matt Storc is a screenwriter and director from the great city of Chicago. He enjoys sharing movies with people almost as much as he enjoys making them. He also does a killer rendition of the other guy’s part in Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me” at karaoke.”

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