Horror Festival Testimonial – June 8 2020

Screenwriters Hank Biro & Kai Biro (Must Escape from the Slaughtercity)

This is our second submission to this festival, and we consider the feedback we received very helpful.

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

When almost everyone on Earth becomes vegan, the government begins forcing people to use animal products again. Many are imprisoned and turned to plastic, and some go on living for centuries hoping to achieve retribution.

CAST LIST:

Melina – 1 – OLIVIA BARRETT
Tamika – 1 – ETHEL ABRAY
NARRATION – DANIEL JONES
Braydon – 3 – TED POWERS
Jaimie – 4 – CASSANDRA GUTHRIE
Walker – 4 – JUSTIN DESOUZA

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Top HORROR Festival Screenplays of 2019

Watch the winning readings performed by professional actors. 10 screenplays in total.

Winning HORROR Feature Screenplay Reading: Nanuq, by Jessi Thind
https://festivalforhorror.com/2019/07/16/winning-horror-feature-screenplay-reading-nanuq-by-jessi-thind/

HORROR Short Screenplay Reading: Hush Little Baby, by Ricardo Bravo
https://festivalforhorror.com/2019/06/04/horror-short-screenplay-reading-hush-little-baby-by-ricardo-bravo/

HORROR Best Scene Screenplay Reading: The Stafford Multiplex Theater, by Billy Smith
https://festivalforhorror.com/2019/07/26/horror-best-scene-screenplay-reading-the-stafford-multiplex-theater-by-billy-smith/

HORROR Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Delphine, by Bill Bradshaw
https://festivalforhorror.com/2019/07/26/horror-best-scene-screenplay-reading-delphine-by-bill-bradshaw/

HORROR 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: People of Merritt, by Adam Pottle
https://festivalforhorror.com/2019/07/16/horror-1st-scene-screenplay-reading-people-of-merritt-by-adam-pottle/

HORROR Best Scene Screenplay Reading: The Meat Eaters, by Danny Howell
https://festivalforhorror.com/2019/07/16/horror-best-scene-screenplay-reading-the-meat-eaters-by-danny-howell/

HORROR Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Merry F’n Christmas, by Lawrence Whitener
https://festivalforhorror.com/2019/07/11/horror-best-scene-screenplay-reading-merry-fn-christmas-by-lawrence-whitener/

HORROR Best Scene Screenplay Reading: SQUISH!, by Vinny Smith
https://festivalforhorror.com/2019/06/23/horror-best-scene-screenplay-reading-squish-by-vinny-smith/

HORROR Best Scene Screenplay Reading of SHAME by Chiara Provenzano
https://festivalforhorror.com/2019/01/22/horror-best-scene-screenplay-reading-of-shame-by-chiara-provenzano/

HORROR Best Scene Screenplay Reading of ODE by Nehemiah Russell
https://festivalforhorror.com/2019/01/22/horror-best-scene-screenplay-reading-of-ode-by-nehemiah-russell/

S Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Oct. 2019 HORROR Festival

S, 29min., Spain, Horror/Thriller

Directed by Juan José Patón

Mary, a recent graduate, travels to Spain for an internship at a mental hospital. In addition to facing the difficulties of living in a foreign country, she will meet the first patient she must treat. This will affect her in a way she hadn’t expected.

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Escape Room Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Oct. 2019 HORROR Festival

 

THE ESCAPE ROOM, 17min., USA, Horror/Thriller

Directed by Bessy Adut

“Escape Room” is an award winning film (best screenplay, best editing, nominated for best film, best music score and best acting) about a brilliant student who is bullied in high school and suffers from OCD reluctantly joins her popular friends at a horror-themed Escape Room game. When the group realizes that a revenge-seeking Game Master has set them up in a custom-made deadly trap, the five teenagers start turning on each other. They have to join forces in order to get out of the room alive. The theme involves love, trust, teen issues and the importance of friendship. It is our hope to inspire audiences to pursue the idea of standing up for one another when confronted with adversities caused by a valued one.

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July Horror 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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festival posterI’M SORRY, 4min., USA, Horror/Found Footage

festival posterSLASHED!, 8min., UK, Horror/Comedy

festival posterTHE MONSTER, 11min., Horror/Thriller

ACTORFEATURE SCREENPLAY: NANUQ, by Jessi Thind
July 2019 Winner

ACTORHORROR 1st Scene SCREENPLAY: PEOPLE OF MERRITT, by Adam Pottle
July 2019 Winner

ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE STAFFORD MULTIPLEX THEATER, by Billy Smith
July 2019 Winner

ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: DELPHINE, by Bill Bradshaw
July 2019 Winner

ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE MEAT EATERS, by Danny Howell
July 2019 Winner

festival posterTHE DUMPSTER ROOM, 11min., USA, Horror/Thriller

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

June Horror 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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ACTOR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: ALL THE WOLVES YOU WERE, by Ron Micci
June 2019 Winner

ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: SQUISH, by Vinny Smith
June 2019 Winner

ACTOR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: BLIND VAMPIRE, by Eric White
June 2019 Winner

festival posterTOM, 8min., USA, Experimental/Horror

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

HORROR Best Scene Screenplay Reading: The Stafford Multiplex Theater, by Billy Smith

During his last night on the job, a movie theater employee and his co-workers defend their tacky, outdated establishment during the onset of the zombie apocalypse.

CAST LIST:

Rodney – 11 – Sean Ballantyne
Krista – 16 – Andrea Irwin
NARRATION – Norma Dunphy
Emma – 26 – Laura Afelskie
Leo – 21 – Adrian Carter
Guy – 11 – Trevor Howes

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

HORROR Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Delphine, by Bill Bradshaw

As a child, Laura Brady was sent to live with relatives in Queens, New York. Her family in the UK was never discussed and no explanation was ever given to her as to why she had been abandoned by them. Now a successful author, Laura is informed that her biological mother is dying, and she travels to England in search of answers. She arrives in the rural town of Bracken Heath, North Yorkshire and attempts to establish her own history but in doing so, she learns of a dark force within the family.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – Norma Dunphy
Girl – 6 – Laura Afelskie
Father – 3 – Sean Ballantyne

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

HORROR 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: People of Merritt, by Adam Pottle

A journalist still recovering from the trauma of a previous story uncovers the hateful history of a small city while investigating a man’s disappearance.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Isabel Kruse
McAvoy: Allen Brunet
Carmine: Brandon Knox
Connor: Aaron Williams
Anastasia: Kyana Theresa

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

HORROR Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Merry F’n Christmas, by Lawrence Whitener

 

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Isabel Kruse
Draper: Aaron Williams
No-Man: Allan Brunet
Robinson: Brandon Knox


 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch