Horror Festival Testimonial – February 26 2019

I was happy to see that the audience had remembered the character’s names and were able to distinguish plot elements only from the sound design. I also enjoyed listening how people would compare the story and its characters to real life issues.

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January 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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festival posterSTORY MOVIE: Knock Knock by Mary Barr

festival posterHORROR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Ode by Nehemiah Russell
festival posterHORROR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Shame by Chiara Provenzano

festival poster BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Stasis by Alex Theo Giannoulis

 

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

2018 HORROR Novels & Short Stories (7)

ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading – CULL BLOODLINE
January 2018 Reading
by Eric J. Gates
ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading – MINUTE OF DARKNESS
January 2018 Reading
by JD Daniels
ACTOR SHORT STORY Reading – TERROR AT THE STERLING
February 2018 Reading
by Jeff Dawson
ACTOR SHORT STORY Reading – THE WAY OF CATS
February 2018 Reading
by Garon Whited
ACTORTHE AFTERLIFE – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by R.G. Renauld

ACTORNovel Reading: THE SANGUINARIAN ID by L.M. Labat

ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
December 2018 Reading
by Wilson Jackson

2018 HORROR Feature Screenplays (3)

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ACTORPREY FOR THE DAY – Feature Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Richard M. Kjeldgaarad
STORYHORROR FEATURE Screenplay: THE BLIGHT by Jerron Spencer & Jeffrey Stackhouse
September 2018

STORYFEATURE Screenplay: WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST by Tara C. Hall
December 2018

2018 HORROR Short Screenplays (5)

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ACTORMIRRORS – Under 5mi. Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by R. Harris Smith

ACTORGOD OF INSECTS – HORROR Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by James R. Cowley

ACTORME & CINDERELLA – HORROR Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Jason Boaden

ACTORWinning HORROR Short Screenplay – THE SNEEZE by Martin Reese

ACTORLGBT Short Screenplay: OLDFISH by Kate Whitehead & Esha Khan
August 2018

2018 HORROR 1st Scene Screenplays (15)

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STORYTHRILLER 1st Scene Reading: THE GIRL IN THE WELL by Richard Webb
November 2018

STORYHORROR 1st Scene Reading: PUNCTURED by Shari Hamrick Grewal
November 2018

STORYHORROR 1st Scene Reading: TIMMY COOKE: A CANNIBAL LOVE STORY by Aaron Barrocas
November 2018

STORY1st Scene Screenplay: MARKED by Leah Pollack
September 2018

ACTORACTION 1st Scene Screenplay – ZOMBIE CRUIZE
January 2018 Reading
by A.K.A. Smith
ACTORHORROR 1st Scene Screenplay – RED LIGHT
January 2018 Reading
by Dempsey Tillman & Ted Dewberry
ACTOR1st Scene TV Screenplay – JAKOB’S COVE
February 2018 Reading
by Travis Darkow
ACTORFAN FICTION 1st Scene Screenplay – THE LAST CAMPOUT
March 2018 Reading
by Mike Meade
ACTORTHRILLER 1st SCENE Screenplay – THE BLUE ROOM
March 2018 Reading
by Victoria Mitchell
ACTORFEAR OF THE DOPPELGANGER – 1st Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Jonah Jones
ACTORWinning SCI-FI 1st Scene Script: POLE by Robert Dodrill

ACTORWinning HORROR 1st Scene Script: WHERE THE BAD KIDS GO by Sean Elwood

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: EDEN by Jean Barker

ACTORWinning THRILLER 1st Scene Script: FIELDS OF BLOOD by Michael Meade

ACTORWinning FANTASY 1st Scene Script: FORGET ME NOTS by John Dummer

2018 HORROR Best Scene Screenplays (24)

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ACTORHORROR Best Scene Screenplay – TOUCH
February 2018 Reading
by Scott Timmins
ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – PEEL
January 2018 Reading
by Matthew Torti
STORYBEST scene Screenplay: THIS OLD HOUSE by Cody Baron
December 2018

ACTORMYSTERY Best Scene Screenplay – UNDER THE WELL
January 2018 Reading
by Max. J. Eber
ACTORHORROR Best Scene Screenplay – HOLIDAY KILL
January 2018 Reading
by Steve Hunyi
ACTORHORROR Best Scene Screenplay – MESSAGE FROM BEYOND
January 2018 Reading
by Paige Brien
ACTORHORROR Best Scene Screenplay – THE HOSTEL X
January 2018 Reading
by Raymond Davenport
ACTORHORROR Best Scene Screenplay – CHASING THE ZOMBIE
January 2018 Reading
by Erick Hoffman
ACTORWESTERN Best Scene Screenplay – SILVER SKULL CREEK
February 2018 Reading
by Ryan Gallant
ACTORTHRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – REVELATION
February 2018 Reading
by Jonah Jones
ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay – BACK FROM THE DEAD
March 2018 Reading
by Jonah Jones
ACTORJOHN Q TV Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Jason Jung
ACTORRUNAWAY SHIP – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Carl Soderberg
ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: REFLECTION by Jac Brennan
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: THE MAN WITH A GLOVE by Suzanne Lutas
August 2018

ACTORFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: FIELDS OF BLOOD by Mike Meade
August 2018

STORYFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: HOUSE OF LIVING NIGHTMARES by Michael Meade
October 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE VANISHED by Bill Bradshaw
October 2018

STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: TO HELL AND BACK by Agnese Pagliarani
September 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay: MONOCHROME by Chloe J. Hightower
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: GERALDINE HALL by Debasree Banerjee
October 2018

STORYHORROR/THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: PRESERVATION by David Kline
October 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE: Lightkeepers by Michael Head
November 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE: The Cultists by John Renney
November 2018

2018 HORROR Short Films (31)

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festival posterBACK PAGE RIPPER, 5min. USA, Sci-Fi/Mystery
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festival posterI NEED YOU, 5min., USA, Thriller/Romance
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterTUESDAY 10:08AM, 13min., Canada, Crime/Mystery

festival posterPREY, 13min., UK, Thriller/Horror

festival posterCHERI, 6min., France, Thriller/Suspense

festival posterCONSURGO, 12min., USA, Thriller/Suspense

festival posterMARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS, 3min., USA, Animation

festival posterMEASURE, 2min, UK, Horror/Drama

festival posterBEAST, 20min., Australia, Thriller/Film Noir

festival posterTHE LETTERS, 18min., UK, Thriller/Drama

festival posterSTALKER, 7min., Czech. Republic, Horror/Thriller

festival posterGORGE, 3min., USA, Horror

festival posterABOVE THE MIST, 8min, Canada/South Korea, Horror

festival posterTHE DOLLMAKER, 10min, USA, Horror/Fantasy

festival posterADDICT, 15min, Israel, Horror/Comedy

festival posterIT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING, 6min., USA, Horror

festival posterUNDER THE BED, 5min, USA, Horror/Thriller

festival posterTHE CALL, 10min., USA, Horror

festival posterTHE OUTER BOROUGHS, 29min., USA, Comedy/Supernatural

festival posterPEREGRINO – “O’DEATH”, 4min., Spain, Music Video

festival posterBLACK CLOUD (Daiyun), 11min., Brazil, Horror/Animation

festival poster{APOLLYON}, 7min., USA, Horror/Experimental

festival posterLOVE AFTER DEATH, 9min., Canada, Horror/Romance

festival posterTHE STRANGER, 13min., USA, Thriller/Drama

festival posterHORLA, 11min., Canada, Horror/Fantastic

festival posterSHE CAME FROM THE WOODS, 12min., USA, Thriller

festival posterPLASTIK, 12min., USA, Horror/Thriller

festival posterATTACK OF THE POTATO CLOCK, 2min., USA, Horror/Animation

festival posterGOLDBLOODED, 9min., USA, Action/Crime

festival posterINCALL, 10min., USA, Thriller

festival posterHOODYMAN, 6min., United Arab Emirates, Thriller

Top 15 HORROR Screenplays of 2018

STORYHORROR FEATURE Screenplay: THE BLIGHT by Jerron Spencer & Jeffrey Stackhouse
September 2018

ACTORHORROR Best Scene Screenplay – TOUCH
February 2018 Reading
by Scott Timmins
ACTORHORROR Best Scene Screenplay – HOLIDAY KILL
January 2018 Reading
by Steve Hunyi
ACTORHORROR Best Scene Screenplay – MESSAGE FROM BEYOND
January 2018 Reading
by Paige Brien
ACTORHORROR Best Scene Screenplay – THE HOSTEL X
January 2018 Reading
by Raymond Davenport
ACTORHORROR Best Scene Screenplay – CHASING THE ZOMBIE
January 2018 Reading
by Erick Hoffman
STORYHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE VANISHED by Bill Bradshaw
October 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay: MONOCHROME by Chloe J. Hightower
October 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE: Lightkeepers by Michael Head
November 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE: The Cultists by John Renney
November 2018

STORYHORROR 1st Scene Reading: PUNCTURED by Shari Hamrick Grewal
November 2018

STORYHORROR 1st Scene Reading: TIMMY COOKE: A CANNIBAL LOVE STORY by Aaron Barrocas
November 2018

ACTORWinning HORROR 1st Scene Script: WHERE THE BAD KIDS GO by Sean Elwood

ACTORGOD OF INSECTS – HORROR Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by James R. Cowley

ACTORME & CINDERELLA – HORROR Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Jason Boaden