Schedule

TUCSON TERRORFEST FILM FESTIVAL LINE-UP



BAD CANDY

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Bad Candy follows local Halloween stories of both myth and lessons learned in the community of New Salem. With its annual Psychotronic FM Halloween show, re-enactment radio DJs Chilly Billy and Paul weave the tales of the supernatural of years gone by. In this small town it’s a grimy ending for most, but will a few good souls survive?

Co-directed by Scott Hansen (The Possession Experiment) and Desiree Connell, based on the latter’s screenplay, the Digital Thunderdome production stars Corey Taylor (lead vocalist of Slipknot), Zach Galligan (Hatchet 3; The Chair; Gremlins), Derek Russo, Ryan Kiser (The Dawn; House of Manson), Kenneth Trujillo, Mike Milligan, Haley Nicole Leary, Bill Pacer and Alexandra Lucchesi.


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RE-ELECTED

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After reading from a cursed copy of the Declaration of Independence, siblings Nate and Angela Harmon and their friends must face off against the zombies of American Presidents on the Fourth of July. But for Nate and Angela there is something even more terrifying lurking in the woods…the prospect of spending an entire evening together.


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CAMP WEDDING

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Mia’s destination wedding seems doomed when her bridal party is not too keen on doing all the work to transform a dilapidated summer camp into the venue of her dreams–when they begin to be killed off mysteriously, that doesn’t help either.


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RAVE
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A strange illness spreads among the participants of an illegal rave.


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HORROR SHORTS: WE ALL GO A LITTLE MAD SOMETIMES


The Snoop
A young woman is followed home by a man whose intentions may not be what they seem.
Dir: Tom Hipp, Scott Hipp Cast: Bryce Veazy, Theresa Hegstrom, Tom Smith
8 MIN, USA, 2020


Unholy Mole
A selfish man sells the soul of his unborn child to Satan in exchange for forcing his wife to make guacamole for him. Things go wrong…
Dir: David Bornstein Cast: R.D. Mower, Rachel Leigh Moore, Ray Wise, Nadav Fleisher
6 MIN, USA, 2019


Circle of Stone
From the director of Pixar’s Brave comes a heart pounding supernatural thriller. During a routine patrol along winding forest road, Sheriff Dan comes across a young woman, disheveled and confused. After following her into the woods, Dan is attacked and killed by strange beings. With their chief suddenly missing, the rest of the rural sheriffs head out to search for him. They find themselves trapped in a supernatural world. Their only chance of escape is to fight their way out. Or can they be saved by Maddie, a little girl the Dark Fae stole sixty years ago.
Dir: Mark Andrews Cast: Will Lurie, Vic Mignogna, John Crosthwaite
10 MIN, USA, 2020


Day 14
Two young siblings (Mia, 15 and Max, 6) must take care of their dangerously ill parent and protect each other from the outside world during a pandemic. Shot entirely under quarantine. Starring the real-life children of horror-veteran Tiffany Shepis-Tretta (The Violent Kind) and written/directed by husband, Sean Tretta (writer/producer, FX’s Mayans MC and Syfy’s 12 Monkeys). Featuring socially distant cameos by Dee Wallace (E.T), Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Parry Shen (Better luck Tomorrow) and Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead).
Dir: Sean Tretta Cast: Mia Tretta, Max Tretta, Tiffany Shepis-Tretta,
25 MIN, USA, 2020


Séance
Mentalist Erik Svenson and his medium Henriette Brandt specialize in classic ghost summons for private and social occasions. Although Henriette seems to have been exhausted for weeks now, Erik drages her from one séance to the next, since their performances have turned out to be a lucrative business. On this evening their job leads them to Jochen Buchholz, who has inherited the house of his grandmother and wants to surprise some of his friends with a true ghost summon. They are skeptical, expect a harmless trick show off and a fun evening. Given the unsettling energies in the house, Henriette is increasingly insecure, whether the seance at this strange place is a good idea.
Dir: Johannes Franke Cast: Maja Makowski, Yupp Regeler, Martin Langenbeck
25 MIN, Germany, 2020


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HORROR SHORTS: I HAVE TO RETURN SOME VIDEOTAPES


Mama’s Boy
Paul, a shy, middle aged milquetoast living alone with his domineering mother lures a young, vulnerable woman into their home under the guise of an apartment for rent.
Dir: Brian Robert Oliver Cast: David Gallic, Kaylin Zeren
12 MIN, USA, 2020


The House Call
We meet Dr. Vanessa Stevens, a Psychiatrist, on her first day back to work after burying her sister, Natalie. Tasked with paying a visit to a religious family who claim their Mother is possessed by the Devil, their hospitality turns to contempt when the family discovers she is an atheist.
Dir: David Schuler Cast: Julie Paige, Nick Thurston, Varda Appleton, Brandy Zapata
12 MIN, USA, 2020


The Lesser Key of Solomon
Hans, coping with the sudden loss of his mother, must battle a dark force that manifests itself in an unexpected way. With the help of his friend Rand, Hans must comb through various books to find the right incantation and send the entity back into the darkness before it destroys him and his loved one.
Dir: Jaro Mayda III Cast: Jaro Mayda III, Dan Stroiman, Szilvia Bakos
11 MIN, USA, 2020


Down The Bayou
Mother Goose gets into the medicine cabinet in this impish, sinister and truly homemade fairly tale set in the Lafourche Parish area of south Louisiana.
Dir: Jason Harang Cast: Olivia Peck, Michele Rossi, Rudy Eisenzopf, Jared Bankens
45 MIN, USA, 2020


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HORROR SHORTS: YOU KNOW, ITS HALLOWEEN… EVERYONE’S ENTITLED TO ONE GOOD SCARE, EH?


Malum Aeterni
Night, darkness, full moon. A car is driving through the winding roads of a mountain village. A meeting breaks the silence of the place and changes Lucas’s destiny forever.
Dir: Luigi Scarpa Cast: Riccardo Marotta, Rita Russo
13 MIN, Italy, 2020


Every Corner
A woman is plagued by a quiet ever-present monster.
Dir: Megan Mead Cast: Angela Jaymes
8 MIN, USA, 2020


Possessions
Zeke decides to sell all his things and make a documentary about it. He discovers that some possessions are easier to let go of than others.
Dir: Zeke Farrow Cast: Zeke Farrow, Theodore Abramowitz, Jon Boyer, Adrienne Carter
18 MIN, USA, 2019


Pastiche
After a home invasion, a depressed father must save his family, or they’ll be premiered in the prime time news.
Dir: Shivaan Makker Cast: Alex Montaldo, Alex Perez, Nick DeMatteo
26 MIN, USA, 2020


The Babysitter
Doing homework, texting boys, fighting for your life. For a babysitter, it’s all in a day’s work.
Dir: David Hume Cast: Niamh O’Donnell, Scott Mooney
11 MIN, Great Britain, 2020


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HORROR SHORTS: FROM THE PAST 10 YEARS OF TERRORFEST

These are a few of the shorts that have played the festival over the past 10 years


Grasshopper!
An average suburban housewife tries to stop her neighbor from going on a rampage after he witnesses a gruesome attack.
Dir: Ryan Roy, Michael Usry Cast: Kevin Broughton, Daniel Dauphin, Christine Elise
11 MIN, USA, 2013


Mother Died
Fear, family and a young woman’s survival.
Dir: Neill Gorton Cast: Sarah Winter
6 MIN, UK, 2012


The Cold Dark
Erica has to confront her past as she gets stuck in a cabin during a dark storm with two dangerous men.
Dir: Mikko Löppönen Cast: Jessica Wolff, Paul D. Savage, Juha-Pekka Mikkola
19 MIN, Finland, 2018


The Random Axe
The Random Axe of Kindness it’s never his fault, you’re in the way when he trips and falls.
Dir: Obie Scott Wade
1 MIN, USA, 2009


Goatman of Kananaskis
In this comedy horror, a group of campers share scary stories about the legendary Goatman of Kananaskis
Dir: Tristin Deveau Cast: Dion Arnold, Alyssa Bilodeau, Maria Colonescu
9 MIN, Canada, 2017


Bad Moon Rising
A simple interrogation takes an unexpected turn when the hostage becomes a werewolf.
Dir: Scott Hamilton Cast: Anthony Edwards, Todd Levi, Jared Robinsen
8 MIN, Australia, 2010


Killer Kart
The shopping cart. Four wheels, one basket, and tonight, for the closing crew of a small-town grocery store, a blood-splattered aluminum nightmare.
Dir: James Feeney Cast: Christine Rodriguez, Ray Bouchard, Ella Schaefer
15 MIN, USA, 2012


Filth
Bloodied, bruised and left for dead a man will stop at nothing to exact gruesome revenge on those who wronged him. Aggressive, raw and unrelenting, director Adam Ciolfi will change the way you think about animation. With 8 major awards and 15 nominations to date, FILTH is aggressively building its reputation on the film festival circuit.
Dir: Adam Ciolfi
15 MIN, USA, 2019


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Lake Nowhere
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From the vaults of the golden age of slasher films comes LAKE NOWHERE, a raucous, bloody romp which resurrects the thrill of gory midnight movies for an hour-long plunge into the depths of horror. Inspired by the dusty days of VHS, LAKE NOWHERE is preceded by original trailers & commercials, replicating the experience of watching a long lost bootleg tape. When a group of friends arrive at a desolate lakeside cabin, they are stalked and murdered by a Masked Maniac, whose lust for blood transcends our world. This age-old tale of senseless slaughter quickly spirals into the realm of supernatural horror and classic monster movies, as we learn the true power that lies within LAKE NOWHERE.



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SONNO PROFONDO AKA DEEP SLEEP
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After murdering a woman, a killer that is traumatized from his childhood memories, gets a mysterious envelope slipped under his door. The hunter becomes the prey when he finds out that the envelope contains photos that show him killing the young woman.


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THE DEVILS WOODS
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A group of friends trying to repair their strained relationships decide to spend the weekend camping at a music festival. En route they stop off at a small town in the middle of rural Ireland. However, this seemingly idyllic country town is darkened by a history of strange events. Can a town that is inherently evil literally tear them apart? Can they survive. – The Devil’s Woods.


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LOST IN APOCALYPSE
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A group of seemingly unrelated individuals fight their way out of a virus-infested hotel, only to find themselves at a worse place than before.


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DISEMBODIED
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Scanned in 2k from the original negatives. The 90’s VHS cult classic film is a must see for any horror fan! The story of Connie Sproutz, a likeable young woman with the sad problem of a spore-generating deformity on her face which causes difficulties in her day-to-day life such as dissolving into a gelatinous mass anyone who is to be devoured by the neural parasite that inhabits her skull, which is empty due to the fact that she stores her brain in a jar beside her bed.


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DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT
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REMASTERED AND RESTORED VERSION OF THIS CULT CLASSIC HORROR

INCLUDES HORROR GRINDHOUSE TRAILERS BEFORE THE FILM!

Presented for the first time in HD! Don’t Look in the Basement is cult film director S.F. Brownrigg’s horrifying tale of the day the insane took over the asylum. A film that started to carve S.F. Brownrigg as one of the unique and impressive 70’s exploitation filmmakers in cinema. Nurse Charlotte Beale (Rosie Holotik) is hired by Dr. Stephens (Michael Harvey) to work at a small sanitarium he runs. When Charlotte arrives, however, she learns that Stephens has died in the interim, and that she’ll be taking orders from new president Dr. Masters (Anne MacAdams). Charlotte goes along, but can’t help noticing how unusual Masters’ approach is to treating the mentally ill. They’re allowed free run of the place, and Charlotte begins to wonder if Masters isn’t a patient herself.


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SPIDER BABY
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REMASTERED AND RESTORED VERSION OF THIS CULT CLASSIC HORROR

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The credits dub this “the maddest story ever told”, a promise that’s well on the way to being fulfilled in the opening scene alone, when Virginia traps and kills a hapless deliveryman in her makeshift web. She’s one of three siblings who suffer from a unique genetic disorder that causes them to regress back to childhood, while retaining the physical strength and sexual maturity of adults.

Lon Chaney Jr gave one of his most memorable late performances as Bruno, their guardian and protector, who has managed to cover up their crimes until two distant relatives lay claim to their house. When they insist on moving in, Bruno has to cross his fingers and hope that the ‘children’ behave towards their new guests…

This was the first solo feature by Jack Hill, whom Quentin Tarantino dubbed “the Howard Hawks of exploitation filmmaking”, and it remains one of his wildest and weirdest.


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DRILLER KILLER
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An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.


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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
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A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.


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MESSIAH OF EVIL
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After losing contact with her artist father, Arletty travels to the west coast. Though she doesn’t find him, she meets Thom, an odd wealthy man who’s travelling with 2 lovers, Toni and Laura, to meet her father. She reads his diary and realises there’s something strange with the residents of this California town.


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HORROR EXPRESS
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REMASTERED AND RESTORED VERSION OF THIS CULT CLASSIC HORROR

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An English anthropologist has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link. He brings the creature back to Europe aboard a trans-Siberian express, but during the trip the monster thaws out and starts to butcher the passengers one by one


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DON’T GO IN THE WOODS
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Considered one of the video nasties. In director James Bryan’s 1981 cult classic, a group of obnoxious campers venture into the wilderness for what they assume will be a fun filled weekend. Unknown to them, a bloodthirsty maniac is hiding in the woods, watching their every move, and violently killing them, one by one, every chance he gets… Filled with low-fi gore effects and black humor, DON’T GO IN THE WOODS remains one of the quintessential regional slasher films


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LADY FRANKENSTEIN
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REMASTERED AND RESTORED VERSION OF THIS CULT CLASSIC HORROR

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When Dr. Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall’s brain in to the muscular body of a retarded servant Stephen, in order to prolong the aging Marshall’s life. Meanwhile, the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation to Dr. Frankenstein. Soon it comes after Marshall and the doctor’s daughter.


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NOSFERATU
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The greatest horror film of all! A long time ago in middle Europe, a decrepit, forbidding castle stood. Casting an ominous shadow over the townspeople who dare not look upon it, the unholy dwelling is home to one Count Orlok (Max Schreck), an undead night creature with a taste for human blood. Showcasing the extremely eerie Schreck, “Nosferatu” is the first screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel “Dracula,” stylistically directed by the legendary F.W. Murnau.


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