The first annual iHorror Film Festival is one step closer to being a reality this week with the announcement of the full selection of short films that will be screening when we take over the Cuban Club for one day in the historic Ybor City district of Tampa, Florida.
The selections represent submissions from around the world by some of the finest independent filmmakers in the genre.
You’ll find the full list below in no particular order.
Tickets are also on sale at this time for the iHorror Film Festival which will take place on October 5, 2019.
Doors will open at 9:30 am and we will have a full schedule of screenings and events throughout the day including ghost tours of the Cuban Club, listed as one of the most haunted locations in the U.S. by the Travel Channel, as well as a panel featuring Dan Myrick (The Blair Witch Project) and Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination).
CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets and take a look at our list of selected films below!
iHorror Film Festival Selections:
Emetephobia–Directed by Austin Franco: A boy named Maleek is having sleep issues and no matter what his dad says, sometimes there really are things to fear in the dark.
Vessel–Directed by Scott Sullivan: Sam and his crew find themselves face to face with an otherworldly danger while renovating a home.
Psycho Path–Directed by Daniel Robinette: Laurel Rhodes is a backpacking vlogger who specializes in hidden trails and hard-to-reach hikes. After taking a wrong turn on her latest expedition, she stumbles upon an eerie, deserted cabin with strange markings on the wall. Trapped in the dark and rain, Laurel reluctantly decides to spend the night, unaware that a madman is coming with murder on his mind.
The Itch–Directed by Ethan Walden: Addy isn’t feeling herself. She has a terrible rash on the back of her neck and becomes consumed by the itch, driving her to drastic measures.
The Loop–Directed by Rich Ragsdale: Mikey gets more than he bargained for when his big brother brings home a bootleg VHS of The Loop.
Treat Street–Directed by Domonic Smith: No one is exactly who they seem to be in this terrifying Halloween tale.
The Itch–Directed by Timothy Ryan Driscoll: It all starts with mosquito bite for a man on a picnic with his wife in this horror comedy.
Night Crawl–Directed by Gregory Shultz: A prisoner attempting to dig out of prison finds unexpected dangers buried deep within the earth.
Eject–Directed by David Yorke: After discovering a USB port in her wrist, Kate uncovers a world where she has the ability to change herself for the better. But she will slowly discover that greed will come at a cost.
Dark Anomaly–Directed by Kira Howe: There’s something not quite right about the experiments going on in this lab. There’s something not quite right about the test subject, too.
EXPOSURE–Michael Lazovsky: It’s all about the likes, subscribes, and comments for this young man and he’s willing to do anything to get them.
Into the Hills (Entre las Sierras)–Directed by Eduardo Granadsztejn: A young woman driving through a deserted landscape witnesses something she can’t un-see, and finds herself both hunter and hunted.
The Shade–Directed by Nicholas Canning: Something or someone is in her house, and all she can see is their shadow.
Zebra–Directed by Peter Spann: Two blood splattered little old ladies skulking through the bush, a real life super model and tapioca pudding collide.
The Desecrated–Directed by John Gray: A young woman working the night shift at the morgue encounters an unexpected visitor.
Cadair Y Fampir (The Vampire Chair)–Directed by Liam A. Matthews: Two men looking for a secluded spot for a romantic night find themselves in the middle of a mystery in this film inspired by Welsh legend.
Terror Road–Directed by Brian Shephard: A young woman driving home late at night on a moonlit road nearly hits a young boy, and soon finds herself in a fight for her life.
The Monster–Directed by Neil Stevens: A father helps a young boy get over his fear of Monsters, at a terrible price.
The Three Crow Boys: Written and animated by Tom Adriani: This terrifying animated fairy tale will chill you to the bone like you haven’t been since childhood. Between mounds of rubble and bomb craters in war-ravaged London stands the house of a lonely old blind man. Late one night he receives three unexpected visitors.
The Ebbing–Directed by Kevin Patrick Murphy: A woman is haunted by the child she lost and she will stop at nothing to find out who took her.
Boo–Directed by Rakefet Abergel: A traumatic event forces a recovering addict to face her demons, without her worried fiancé uncovering the truth.
Hada–Directed by Tony Morales: Tonight Hada comes to visit Daniel because his last child tooth has fallen out. What Daniel doesn’t expect is that his worst enemy is the light.
Z GOAT: First Bleat–Directed by Julien Jauniaux and Bertrand Leplae: In a dying world, Darwina the scavenger will face a new threat.
Fever–Directed by Brian Rosenthal: A dark supernatural presence stalks a little girl and her skeptical mother.
Quiet Room Bears–Directed by Lee Howard: Simon’s week alone for home renovations quickly turns into a nightmarish spiral into madness and horror with the arrival of a mysterious teddy bear, whose dark origins are more sinister than they seem. Welcome to the hellish world of the Quiet Room Bears.
The Soul Collector–Directed by Nick Peterson: A man controlled by a mask invades a home.
Finley–Directed by J. Zachary Thurman: “Finley” is a cheerfully energetic horror short following the shenanigans of a wooden puppet as he tries to kill a group of college kids who have moved into his house.
One Last Spin–Directed by Ali Matlock: An engaged skint couple receives an unsolicited package that has the potential to change their lives significantly.
We Die Alone–Directed by Marc Cartwright: A chance encounter dangerously intertwines the lives of three people with differing perspectives on love.
Serial Dater–Directed by Michael May: All she wanted was a perfect man, but so many have disappointed.
A Knock at the Door–Directed by Karl Huber: For fifteen years her daughter’s been missing; tonight she’ll come back.
Bitch, Popcorn, Blood–Directed by Fabio Soares: Lily, a popcorn seller, deals with daily frustrations. Stuck in a boring life, she hates people and society.
Black Eyed Child (BEC)–Directed by Tony Morales: An ill woman wakes in her home to find that she’s not alone. As she examines the house, she finds there’s more that one threat to her safety.
Playtime’s Over–Directed by Tony Reames: The only thing that little Dee loves more than classic horror movies is terrorizing the babysitter, with the help of her stuffed friends.
SockMonster–Directed by Wesley Alley: Anne is shattered by the loss of her young daughter. Refusing to let her go, Anne finds that it’s not only socks that go missing in the dryer.
Don’t Look Into Their Eyes–Directed by John Rhee: They know you’re here. Hide. When they get closer, don’t move or make any noise. But whatever you do, don’t look into their eyes.
Starlets–Directed by Marten Carlson: The Lentz Triplets are the biggest movie stars in the world. When it’s time to renegotiate their contract, it’s up to Biggs Tomlinson to get that ink on paper. He ventures to the mysterious Lentz household with his trusty briefcase in hand. There he meets Milly, aging film star and mother of the triplets. What follows is a game of cat and mouse as Biggs must solve the mystery of the Lentz family before it’s too late.
Bitten–Directed by Sarah K. Reimers: A mysterious and violent encounter sends a dog on a night of adventure and possibility.
Amigos—Directed by Randy Gonzalez and Gino Vento: Two men wake to find themselves chained to a radiator in a strange man’s house, but what’s going on outside could be so much worse.
The Desolation Prize–Directed by Shane Day: No returns on second hand ghosts.
The Pickman Model–Directed by Tim Troemner: Join notorious artist Richard Pickman as he teaches you his three-part model for plumbing the depths of depravity toward artistic success. Enjoy, as one of H. P. Lovecraft’s best stories is reconfigured into…something truly unnatural.
Trust Me–Directed by Nathan Ruegger: A woman follows her boyfriend into the woods for a romantic surprise only to find something far more sinister. Based on witness accounts of The Goatman, TRUST ME is an atmospheric horror film featuring a new breed of ‘monster’ who fuels our paranoia and forces us to ask: who, or what, can we trust?
Downpour–Directed by Tony Ahedo: With a category 4 hurricane imminent, two brothers, Ben and Mark bunker down at home to wait out the storm. When they let a stranger in looking for help, they realize maybe the real danger isn’t outside, but inside with them.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey – Extended Clip
Brace yourselves, Disney fans! The sweet and lovable Winnie the Pooh takes a dark turn in the latest extended scene of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.
Pooh, with his mouth drooling with sticky honey, transforms into a ruthless tormentor, the sounds of whipping and screaming fill this just released clip.
Send the kiddos to another room, this one is going to be a wild ride! Watch the clip below:
The much-anticipated Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is hitting theaters on February 15th, and it’s shaping up to be one wild ride.
With word of mouth spreading faster than a stampede of heffalumps, the film’s 1-day theatrical run has been extended to a nine-day theater release, set to be shown in over 1,500 theaters nationwide.
The buzz is so strong that the studio behind the project is already planning a sequel, greenlighting it before any box office numbers even come in. The film’s official Twitter page made the announcement with the tantalizing caption “More blood. More honey”.
They also released a teaser poster featuring Winnie-The-Pooh 2, front and center, with a tagline that reads “Friends will gather… to take revenge”. Get ready to be lured into the world of Winnie the Pooh like never before.
Keanu Reeves Will Return As ‘Constantine’ in Sequel Directed by Francis Lawrence
Keanu Reeves will finally return as John Constantine in a film directed by Francis Lawrence once again. Deadline reports that the new film has been given the greenlight. The first film came out back in 2005 and introduced a very different version of DC’s Hellblazer John Constantine.
Keanu Reeves offered his first public comments regarding Constantine 2 going into development under Warner Bros since its announcement last year.
Reeves explained just how much he loved playing the role in the first movie, joking that he was similar to the titular character from Oliver Twist in asking the studio “Can I please have some more?”
“I don’t know if it was unfinished business but it was definitely a role that I loved. And I thought that Francis Lawrence, the director, did such amazing work. I loved playing that character, and I really enjoyed the film. I was like, [adopts Oliver Twist voice] ‘Can I please have some more?'”
This apparently became a regular conversation between Reeves and Warner Bros., with the studio regularly saying no to his requests:
“I kept asking almost every year. I’d be like, ‘Can I please?’ [and] they’d be like, ‘No, no!'”
Once the studio finally said “sure” and greenlit the sequel, Reeves and his team quickly got to work and are now “just starting to try and put a story together.”
Reeves was unable to contain his excitement, making it clear that he’s going to “try [his] darndest to try and realize that dream” of making this movie even with all the obstacles in the way:
“So it’s exciting. It’s almost like an open playground that we can hopefully cook something up and play in, and I guess get out of the playground and prepare a meal. But I’m looking forward to it, and hopefully it can happen. You don’t know how these things go. But I’m definitely going to try my darndest to try and realize that dream.”
The Constantine sequel will be directed by Lawrence and produced by Bad Robot with JJ Abrams and Hannah Minghella. Plus, Akiva Goldsmith is set to write.
Over the years since the release of 2005’s Constantine, Matt Ryan played a very authentic version of the blonde, British demonologist for a shortlived NBC series. Ryan has also given the character voice in animated films as well as portrayed the character in spinoffs to other DC worlds such as Legends of Tomorrow.
The synopsis for Constantine went like this:
As a suicide survivor, demon hunter John Constantine (Keanu Reeves) has literally been to hell and back — and he knows that when he dies, he’s got a one-way ticket to Satan’s realm unless he can earn enough goodwill to climb God’s stairway to heaven. While helping policewoman Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) investigate her identical twin’s apparent suicide, Constantine becomes caught up in a supernatural plot involving both demonic and angelic forces. Based on the DC/Vertigo “Hellblazer” comics.
Over the years we have heard buzz about a possible Constantine sequel several times, with no actual flame behind the sparks. So, it is definitely exciting to see the film actually moving forward.
Stay tuned for more Keanu Constantine details.
Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s Has Begun Filming
Filming for the highly anticipated Blumhouse production of Five Nights at Freddy’s has officially begun! A sneak peek photo posted by Blum himself reveals that the flick is being shot under the oh-so-delicious faux title of Bad Cupcake. Yum!
We’re ready for a horror-filled romp with Matthew Lillard (Thir13en Ghosts, Scream). He’s one of our favorite people to watch, and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the film!
Joining him is none other than Josh Hutcherson (Tragedy Girls) and Mary Stuart Masterson (Skin). Emma Tammi (The Wind) is directing this horror-themed video game adaptation, with the team from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop conjuring up the evil animatronics. We can’t wait to see the nightmare fuel this team brews up!
The new film will follow a troubled security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.
We’re happy to see production underway and look forward to seeing some BTS clips soon!