Block 8. Horror

Auditorium #13 | 4.20pm-6pm


A family spending a weekend in a country cottage must deal with their own grief and fears, when they discover a mysterious boy in the woods that surround them.

Directed by Andres Rothschild (UK)

(21:55) Nominated for Best Child/Young Actor – California premiere


A lonely preteen stumbles onto an antique PC in the attic of his new home, and begins chatting with another boy named Virgil. However, our young hero soon begins to suspect his new friend may have dark designs.

Directed by Christopher Stevens (USA)

(09:03) Nominated for Best Horror Short and Best Child/Young Actor – Los Angeles premiere

Check The Locks

Following a nervous breakdown, a woman retreats to a friend’s cabin in the woods — only to discover that her coping mechanisms are mysteriously turning against her.

Directed by Eric Larson (USA)

(15:24) Nominated for Best Horror Short – Los Angeles premiere

7 Minutes in Hell

Olivia and her friends sneak into an abandoned house to play a game of seven minutes in heaven. As luck would have it, she and her crush, James, end up in a closet together. However things go from awkward to terrifying when the closet goes dark and they are attacked by a shapeshifting monster.

Directed by Shane Spiegel and Justin Reager (USA)

(13:44) Nominated for Best Horror Short

Dead Slate: Beginnings

The story of a special effects artist who has been commissioned to create a mask for an upcoming horror movie when things take a dark turn.

Directed by Tony C Vardon (USA)

(03:03) Nominated for Best Gore Short – Los Angeles premiere


On the holy night of December 24th, a long-awaited baby will be born. But that baby will consume the mother’s body and mind.

Directed by Nozomi Tomaki and Kyosuke Koizumi (Japan)

(24:07) Nominated for Best Gore Short – North America premiere

Naked Zombie Girl is Back!

Naked Zombie Girl is Back at it again! Barbara (Nicole Cinaglia) is naked and she’s hunting zombies–but this will prove to be her toughest test yet. As she navigates the apocalypse, she will find that just a chainsaw may not be enough to protect herself–but she’s a fighter, and she refuses to give up.

Directed by Rickey Bird (USA)

(12:42) Nominated for Best Gore Short

Runtime 01:39:58