Coming this May, the horror writing community will be gathering in Las Vegas for the first ever Stokercon, a weekend of networking, panels, and the presenting of the coveted Bram Stoker Award. And as part of this year’s celebrations, they have added a short film competition entitled the Lucky Th1rt3en! The deadline for this sweet new frightfest has been extended until April 13th. So hurry, and enter your film here.
Additionally, Blumhouse is happy to announce that our own Ryan Turek will be serving as one of the esteemed judges alongside John Skipp (author / director, TALES OF HALLOWEEN), Daniel Knauf (writer, The Blacklist, creator/writer, CARNIVALE), Mark Miller (Seraphim Films), Mike McCarty (KNB EFX Group), and Aaron Sterns (WOLF CREEK 2). The emcee will be Tony Timpone.
Five films have already been selected, so get your entry in today. And if you are in the Las Vegas area or attending Stokercon, be sure to check out this awesome line-up of short horror films! The first 5 selected films are below:
In the Ruins
Dir: Florian Frerichs
When Ayden (Bruno Eyron) arrives at a deserted church in the forest, he meets the strange Doctor Faber (David Gant) who offers him some food, if Ayden promises to provide the next meal…
They Will All Die in Space
Dir: Javier Chillon
The starship Tantalus drifts through space.
by Mehrnoush Aliaghaei
In an audition, the unseen man behind the camera is asking the young actresses to share their dark personal stories. How much are they willing to share? What is this really about?
Chateau Sauvignon: terroir
by David Maire
‘Chateau Sauvignon: terroir’ follows the isolated adolescent son of a storied vintner family who finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. When a doting woman and her indifferent son arrive seeking a tasting and tour of the winery, Nicolas sees an opportunity…
The Barber’s Cut
by Mark Brocking
Two cut off but living heads wake up in a fridge and manage to escape while trying to avoid a psycho barber.