HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: October 2018 Horror FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: She Came From The Woods

BEST PERFORMANCES: She Came From The Woods

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: She Came From The Woods

BEST MUSIC: She Came From The Woods

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

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

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There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

The theme of the October 2018 HORROR/HALLOWEEN Film Festival in Toronto was “Desire vs Reality”.

All films were about someone wanting to create or be a part of something so they can get away from reality.

A lot of firsts are our 7th annual Horror/Halloween showcase of the best shorts film festival.

– Mary Cox, a veteran programmer of the festival moderated the event for the first time. And she did a fantastic job.

– This was the first time in over 100 events that one film swept all of the festival winner categories. All great films but it was just one of those nights where there was an overall winner.

– All horror films were presented, but each film had a secondary genre attached to each film: Animation, Drama, Experimental, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller. So it was definitely a Horror Festival, but is was a lineup loaded with much more.

Baby #2 is coming any day now for the Toffolo household, so I’ll be off from the day to day of the festival. No worries as we have a fantastic team.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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APOLLYON Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK Video from Horror Festival Oct. 2018

{APOLLYON}, 7min., USA, Horror/Experimental
Directed by Matt BurkettA woman’s suffering may bring about monstrous consequences for humanity.

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THE STRANGER Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK Video from Horror Festival Oct. 2018

THE STRANGER, 13min., USA, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Katherine Oostman

Blake left home years ago. Now, she is returning to make amends with her mom, but finds a stranger claiming to be her sister living in the house. As Blake begins to investigate, she realizes this stranger is turning people against her. Blake must prove she’s changed or lose everyone she loves.

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SHE CAME FROM THE WOODS Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK Video from Horror Festival Oct. 2018

SHE CAME FROM THE WOODS, 12min., USA, Thriller
Directed by Erik Bloomquist, Carson Bloomquist

A campfire story comes to life for a group of counselors on the last day of the summer of 1987 at Camp Briarbrook.

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PLASTIK Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK Video from Horror Festival Oct. 2018

PLASTIK, 12min., USA, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Valerio Mazzarella

Young dreamer desperately in need of a better image for her addiction in social media and is willing to sacrifice anything for followers and likes.

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LOVE AFTER DEATH Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK Video from Horror Festival Oct. 2018

LOVE AFTER DEATH, 9min., Canada, Horror/Romance
Directed by Eli WeinsteinTwo lovers must test the limits of their relationship after waking up as zombies in the middle of the woods.

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BLACK CLOUD (Daiyun) Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK Video from Horror Festival Oct. 2018

BLACK CLOUD (Daiyun), 11min., Brazil, Horror/Animation
Directed by Andre Gustavo

When a mother punishes her child for no apparent reason, revenge comes from the most unexpected places.

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Winning Horror Feature Script: THE BLIGHT, by Jerron Spencer & Jeffrey Stackhouse

Festival for HORROR

Forced into Detroit’s The Blight, eight ordinary women must band together to save themselves and the world from Lovecraftian horror with a sci-fi twist. Garden tools, two guns, and one plucky aluminum bat will help them battle their way through rubble-strewn streets and hidden laboratories against mutants, monsters and the military.
CAST LIST:

Abril/Jocelyn: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Kaylie/Suzanne: Carina Cojeen
Chassity: Katelyn Varadi
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Linnie: Sylvia Normandeau
Bella: Zena Driver
Kat: Rachel Rain Packota
Barney: Russell Batcher

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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Best Scene Reading of Monochrome by Chloë J. Hightower

Festival for HORROR

Refugees of racial violence in the 70s, an interracial couple finds themselves stuck in their haunted basement when a gang of anti-war extremists invades their new California home.

CAST LIST:

Female Detective: Mandy May Cheetham
Male Detective: Adrian Currie
Narrator: Liam Kinahan
Jennifer: Anjelica Alejandro
Police Officer: John Leung

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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Horror Festival Testimonial – October 8 2018

Festival for HORROR

I just wanted to write to say how much I appreciated your notes on my script. These notes were clear, precise and objective. They will be of great help to me in improving the script. It is so rare that a competition sends something like this that I wanted to say thank you. A few times I have received notes from other competitions that so obviously didn’t even read the script that these were shocking at how amazing they were. Alright, I’m gushing at how great you guys are so I’ll stop. But seriously, very helpful and thank you.
– Joe Ferrante (Feature Screenplay, Killer App.)

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WATCH Winning Horror Screenplay and Story Readings:

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