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Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: SUN CHOKE Director Ben Cresciman On Loneliness And Isolation In LA

[Photo by Jessica Barnthouse/Wicked Bird Media.]There isn't a lot more I can say about Sun Choke that I haven't already discussed in my original review here or in the conversation with actresses Barbara Crampton, Sarah Hagan, and Sara Malakul Lane... More »
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: The Ladies of SUN CHOKE On The Dark Side Of Humanity

Sun Choke is an odd film. It holds many secrets and doors, both closed and open. It's a film that may reveal more of itself with multiple screenings over time, but it's a mysterious lady that doesn't like talking much.... More »
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: COOTIES Stars On Bringing The Horror of The '80s Back

From many people who attended the Stanley Film Festival this past weekend, I heard that Cooties was a stand-out among the features. I spoke to writer and actor Leigh Whannell, actor and producer Elijah Wood, and actor Alison Pill on tainted chicken nuggets,... More »
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: The Minds Behind SpectreVision

[photo by Jessica Barnthouse/Wicked Bird Media]Winners of the Stanley Film Festival's 2014 Visionary Award, production company SpectreVision blazed back into Estes Park, CO, to present a new cut of their feral child horror-comedy, Cooties. (The film originally debuted at Sundance 2014.... More »
  

Stanley Film Fest 2015: Wrapped Up In Photos

The 2015 third edition of the Stanley Film Fest has come and gone and it was without a doubt, another huge success. The good folks at the Denver Film Society have again curated a super enjoyable "horror-film summer camp" with... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

SOME KIND OF HATE: Image Entertainment Picks Up Supernatural Slasher

Image Entertainment has picked up the North American rights for  Adam Egypt Mortimer's supernatural slasher flick Some Kind of Hate. The flick had its world premiere at the Stanley Film Festival this past weekend. Some Kind of Hate stars Ronen Rubenstein (It Felt... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Review: SUN CHOKE Brings Ambiguous Back

Writer-director Ben Cresciman's second feature, Sun Choke, premiered at the Stanley Film Festival this weekend. It's a film that's not easy to describe: imagine a fever dream sprung from the mind of an unreliable narrator that is both a murderer,... More »
  

Stanley Film Fest 2015 Preview: TwitchFilm's Top 10 Picks

We've made no secret of our fondness for the upstart Stanley Film Fest. Taking place at the historic Stanley Hotel (famous as Stephen King's inspiration for The Shining) in Estes Park, Colorado, Stanley has quickly become the premier destination horror... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Watch The New Teaser For SOME KIND OF HATE

The world premiere of Some Kind of Hate will take place at the Stanley Film Festival on May 2 at 1:30 p.m. [Note corrected time] --- just days away. Adam Egypt Mortimer's feature will focus on dead high school girl... More »
  

Oscilloscope Laboratories Gets Their Hands On Berk And Olsen's BODY

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Dan Berk and Robert Olsen's Body. The film premiered at Slamdance and will play next at the Stanley Film Festival, the genre festival that takes place in the hotel that inspired The Shining. A... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Stanley Film Fest 2015: COOTIES Will Open Colorado Fest

We've made it pretty clear we are big fans of the Stanley Film Fest over the last few announcements of the Film Lineup and the Events Lineup. Today brings one more piece of news and it's that Cooties will be... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Stanley Film Fest 2015: THE FINAL GIRLS, THE INVITATION, WE ARE STILL HERE Lead Solid Horror Lineup

Quickly becoming the most exciting festival on the Spring fest lineup, Colorado's Stanley Film Fest announced the meat of their program today and it is juicy. The closing night film will be Todd Strauss-Schulson's SXSW hit The Final Girls (pictured)... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Stanley Film Fest 2015: TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE Leads Live Events Lineup

One of the highlights from last year's extremely enjoyable Stanley Film Fest was Glass Eye Pix's live "Stanley Edition" of their radio show Tales From Beyond the Pale. Well the live events lineup has been released for this year's fest... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Passes Now On Sale For Stanley Film Fest 2015

If you followed our coverage of Stanley 2014 then you know that this weekend getaway fest nestled in the Rocky Mountains is one of the coolest things happening in the US festival world. And if you're into scary movies, well... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Stanley Film Fest Sets 2015 Dates, Submissions Now Open

If you followed our coverage of Stanley Film Fest 2014, then you likely know this little film fest in the Rocky Mountains is quickly becoming a "must go" on the genre film festival calendar. Filled with the year's best horror,... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Stanley Film Fest 2014 Wrap Up & Photo Gallery

The fake blood has all been mopped up and empty whiskey bottles put out on the curb. Yes, the second edition of the Stanley Film Festival has come to its end and the attendees have all gone home from their... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Stanley Film Fest 2014 Dispatch: Day 4 Brings A Bloody End

Day four brings us to the Horror Awards Brunch, Big Wheel Death Race, a hotel history and ghost tour, and screenings of The Sacrament, What We Do In The Shadows, shorts programs, and too much for one person to ever... More »
  

Stanley Film Fest 2014 Dispatch: Day 3, Or, Death Becomes Us

Festival exhaustion has set in, leaving the most hardcore among us shuffling about nearly as well as the afternoon's zombie procession. Day three was filled with enough panels, parties, performances, karaoke, and movies to rival an elevator blood tsunami.... More »
  

Stanley Film Fest 2014 Dispatch: Days 1 & 2 Get Off To A Scary Good Start

The first two days of the Stanley Film Festival started with a strong turn out; hordes hungry for horror and international weirdness once again descended upon the Stanley Hotel (the fictional inspiration for The Shining's Overlook Hotel) for a fix... More »
  

Stanley Film Fest 2014 Preview: (Almost) Every Film Reviewed!

There is something frightening going on in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. The second annual Stanley Film Fest kicks off at the historic Stanley Hotel tomorrow and it is scary how good the lineup is. On top of great... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  
 
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