The Telluride Horror Show Announces It's First Bloody Wave Of Films

Sean Smithson, Contributor

October is going to be a good month if you live in Telluride, Colorado. Setting the mood for Halloween, The Telluride Horror Show, a gruesome genre festival featuring something for every fan of fright flicks, enters into it's third year.
It all goes down at The Sheridan Opera House and The Nugget theaters. Three days of killer programming (literally!), and special events make The Telluride Horror Show the place to be between Oct. 12-14.

Check out the line-up so far, as well as info from the official press release -

FEATURE FILMS :



CRAWL

Australia | 2011 | 80 min

Director: Paul China

A seedy bar owner hires a mysterious Croatian to commit
murder, but a planned
double-crossing backfires when a young waitress is taken
hostage. A
suspenseful, yet darkly humorous chain of events builds to a
bloodcurdling
climax.



DEVOURED


USA | 2012 | 92 min | IN
PERSON:

Director Greg Olliver


Director: Greg Olliver

Immigrant mother (Marta Milans) works as a cleaning woman at
an old New York
City restaurant in order to make enough money to pay for her
sick son's
operation. With no friends or family, she lives a lonely,
desperate existence,
saving every penny and sending it home for her son. As his
condition worsens,
malevolent forces living within the walls of the restaurant
begin to torment
her. She struggles to escape, and return to her son before the
evil within the
dark walls drives her completely mad.



ELEVATOR


USA/Norway | 2011 | 85 min | IN PERSON: Writer-Producer
Marc
Rosenberg


Director: Stig Svendsen

9 people stuck on an elevator - one has a ticking bomb - the
other 8 will do
absolutely anything to survive. The bomb cannot be defused. No
escape and no
promise of rescue. The unthinkable becomes the only solution.
Crafted by the
award-winning team of Norwegian director, Stig Svendsen and
writer-producer
Marc Rosenberg, they create a story as chilling as Hitchcock's
"Psycho" and as
demented as Polanski's "The Tenant". An amazing ensemble cast
(Christopher
Backus, Anita Briem, John Getz, Shirley Knight, Amanda and
Rachel Pace, Devin
Ratray, Tehmina Sunny, Joey Slotnick and Waleed Zuaiter)
creates a pressure
cooker drama you won't soon forget.




GAME OF WEREWOLVES
Spain | 2011 | 104 min | IN PERSON: Director Juan Martínez Moreno

Director: Juan Martínez Moreno

A failed writer returns to his home village in rural Spain
when the locals
decide to "honour" him for his work. As soon as he arrives, he
realizes all eyes are on him, but not necessarily because of
his literary
success. It turns out that for over 100 years a monstrous
werewolf has been
terrorizing the village. The only way to free the place from
the curse is to
feed the beast with a member of the Mariño family and the
town's just arrived
guest "happens" to be a perfect candidate for this.



INBRED


UK/Germany | 2011 | 98 min

Director: Alex Chandon

A disparate group of young urban offenders and their care
workers embark on a
community service weekend in the strange, remote Yorkshire
village of Mortlake,
which prides on keeping itself to itself. A minor incident
with some local
inbred youths rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked,
deliriously warped
nightmare for all involved.



JUNKIE


USA | 2012 | 85 min

Director: Adam Mason

A dark comedy about two drug addled brothers, from the
writer/director of Broken, The
Devil's Chair
, and Blood
River
.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
: The Telluride Horror
Show will screen the
work print of Adam Mason's latest feature film, brought to
us by
Quiet Earth.




LA MEMORIA DEL MUERTO (Memory of the
Dead)



Argentina | 2011 | 88 min

Director: Valentín Javier Diment

After the death of her husband, Alicia calls together his
closest friends to
celebrate his life. What they don't know is that they are part
of a ritual
prepared by Alice, to bring her husband back to life.



PARANORMAN


USA | 2012 | 93 min

Directors: Sam Fell & Chris Butler

A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead takes on
ghosts, zombies and,
worst of all, grown-ups, in order to save his town from a
centuries-old curse.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
: After this special
screening of ParaNorman,
LAIKA will take us
behind-the-scenes of this summer's hit film. Production
puppets from the movie
will be on display. We're excited to have LAIKA, the
stop-motion animation
studio behind the Oscar-nominated Coraline,
back at
the Telluride Horror Show!



PORTRAIT OF A ZOMBIE

Ireland | 2011 | 87 min

Director: Bing Bailey

When a narcissistic American filmmaker discovers the Murphys,
an Irish family
with an undead son, he jumps at the opportunity to document
their story. The
family faces the wrath of their neighbors and a local crime
boss and as riots
against the family climax, the Murphys struggle to answer the
question
"Does blood run thicker than water?" One thing is for sure,
for the
zombies in Ireland, the famine is definitely over.


FROM THE VAULT
:

Jon Davison, the executive producer of Robocop
and Starship Troopers,
returns to the
Telluride Horror Show as our esteemed Vault Keeper.  Mr. Davison, a horror
buff with a vast
collection of vintage horror films in his vault, digs out a
classic for this
year's festival:



KING KONG


USA | 1933 | 104 min

Directors: Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack

"Kong! The Eighth Wonder of the World!" A film crew goes to a
tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a
colossal giant
gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star (Fay
Wray, the
"Queen of Scream"). 

Experience RKO Radio Pictures' classic monster
movie on the big screen at the Telluride Horror Show!
Presented in the original
35MM format with an introduction by our "vault keeper" Jon
Davison.



SHORT FILMS:



88:88


USA | 2012 | 14 min

Director: Joey Ciccoline

Val has lost control of her life. Those around her deny the
reality of the
extraordinary experiences she feels powerless against.
Realizing she must stand
alone, she has only one remaining option - to find a way to
fight back.



ADJUST TRACKING


Canada | 2012 | 5 min

Director: Matt O'Mahoney

The tables are turned on a miserable drunk after he rudely
shuts off his
stepson's gory horror video, in this grisly homage to 80's
anthology horror.



THE CAPTURED BIRD


Canada | 2012 | 12 min

Director: Jovanka Vuckovic

In this dark fable, a little girl is drawn to a mysterious
mansion where she
witnesses the birth of five horrifying apparitions.



EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH


Switzerland | 2011 | 14 min

Director: Olivier Beguin

Unemployed monsters, looking for jobs.



FAMILIAR


Canada | 2011 | 23 min

Director: Richard Powell

A middle-aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses
plaguing his mind may
not be his own.



INTRUDER


USA | 2011 | 20 min

Director: Billy Senese

A wounded soldier's wife begins the long road to recovery
after her husband is
released back into her care. But the strange noises next door
may bring a more
immediate struggle.



LA RICETTA (THE RECIPE)


USA | 2012 | 5 min

Director: Jason Noto

After a boy is confronted with death for the first time, he
turns to his
imagination for protection and understanding.



LOT254


UK | 2012 | 3 min

Director: Toby Meakins

A Collector discovers that a vintage cine camera bought at
auction is broken.
Repairing it unlocks the hidden terror of LOT 254.



MACHINES OF THE WORKING CLASS


USA | 2010 | 2 min

Directors: James & Robert Dastol

Two robotic blue-collar workers take a brief hiatus to discuss
delusions of
grandeur.



My Brother's Keeper (Or How Not To
Survive The Apocalypse)



UK | 2012 | 6 min

Director: Jen Moss

Holed up at the end of the world with her well-meaning but
dim-witted brother
Jo, Jess isn't sure what will destroy her will to live first:
the zombies or
Jo's incessant optimism. Like they say, you can choose your friends, but you
can't choose who you survive the apocalypse with...



OTHER


USA | 2011 | 14 min

Director: Daniel DelPurgatorio

Patrick is a brilliant doctor in an obsessive race to alter
his own grim
prognosis. During a series of unconventional experiments, he
discovers a
scientific loophole unlike anything he had ever imagined. In
pursuit of this
dark prize, Patrick will risk everything to ensure he sees his
experiment to the
end... even if it means accepting the sinister results.



THE OTHER SIDE


UK | 2012 | 20 min

Directors: The Santoro Brothers

When a nanny arrives at her new job on a creaky farm in the
English
countryside, she's caught up in the turbulent relationship of
her employers.
James is struggling to provide for his family and Rachel is
unable to cope with
the demands of her new born baby. Unaware of his wife's
decision to hire help,
a disgruntled James leaves them alone in the secluded
farmhouse. When night
falls and he fails to return, a sinister intruder invades the
property,
unraveling a night of gruesome blood-shed and unprecedented
terror.

PERISHED
Australia | 2011 | 16 min

Directors: Aaron McCann & Stefan A. Radanovich

A man on the run finds himself locked in a shed amidst a
zombie outbreak and
must rebuild his inner strength to confront his fears or face
starvation.



ROTTING HILL


New Zealand | 2011 | 4 min

Director: James Cunningham

It's not easy to find love, especially if you are falling
apart, stinky and a
little bloody around the edges. It's a love story, with a bit
of a twist...



TUMULT


Scotland | 2011 | 13 min

Director: Johnny Barrington

A tribe of Norse warriors traipse across a barren land after
battle. Bloodied
and wounded, their chief is near death. He is about to hand
over power to his
son when an army of a completely different kind descends upon
them.



ZOMBIE CHIC


USA | 2011 | 6 min

Director: Todd Cobery

A stuffy, upscale dinner party is interrupted by the zombie
apocalypse in this
gory black comedy.




MANY MORE FILMS TO BE ANNOUNCED!



Trailers for the films available at
www.telluridehorrorshow.com.  The Schedule, listing
show times and venues,
will be announced closer to the festival.

3-Day Festival Passes on sale for $60.  The 3-Day Pass gets you into 11 films plus the
opening reception with attending filmmakers.  At the low
price of $60, that's just $5 per movie! 
Buy your 3-Day Pass today at www.telluridehorrorshow.com



Also available for
purchase: "5
for 4": $40
Buy five
individual tickets for the
price of four! Individual tickets are $10 per film and are
sold at the

door only. Buy the "5 for 4" in advance
and only
pay $40 for five films (instead of $50). Even better, these
individual tickets
allow you to stand in line with pass-holders. Buy these
tickets today at

www.telluridehorrorshow.com



2012Sponsors include FEARnet, Quiet Earth, Telluride Alpine Lodging,
Sony, Baked in
Telluride, Nugget Theatre, Sheridan Opera House, Mile High
Cinema, Screen
Invasion, and the Telluride Film Commission.

For more info on the festival and for discounted
lodging, visit
www.telluridehorrorshow.com.  Find
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