Telluride Horror Show: Secret Sundays Shows and Creepy Campfire Tales

Telluride Horror Show may be over but the effects of one of the most up-and-coming horror film festivals is felt throughout the country.  Over the weekend, Telluride once again pulled out the big guns and wow'd festival goers with their Secret Sunday Shows.  On the docket were three films that have been talked about extensively throughout the genre.  These included the highly anticipated THE AUTOPSY OF JANE, the controversial RAW and the up-and-coming SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD. These films each had their Colorado Premieres at Telluride and were screened at the Sheridan Opera House and The Nugget Theatre.

THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE
This film, directed by Andre Ovredal, stars Brian Cox and Emilie Hirsch, who play father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death.  As they attempt to identify the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secret. 

RAW
This controversial film, which has caused some people to faint, is directed by Julian Ducournau and centers around a young vegetarian who undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school resulting in an unbidden taste for meat which continues to grow in her.  

SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD
A film that has been garnering major attention in the festival circuit is directed by Chris Peckover and stars the talented Virginia Madsen and Patrick Warburton.  On a quiet suburban street tucked within a 'safe neighborhood', a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from strangers breaking into the house, only to discover that this is FAR FROM a normal home invasion. 

In conjunction with these Secret Sunday Shows, Telluride Horror Show had their first Creepy Campfire Tales over a bonfire in Elk's Park during the first night of the festival.  Here, author Joe R. Lansdale read excerpts from his work to pass-holders and public.  

Telluride Horror Show once again was a huge success as they showed their devotion for the genre with packed houses, exciting events, and up-and-coming horror films.  Though the weekend is over, it doesn't mean that Telluride Horror Show is done as we know they will be working tirelessly for an even bigger and better in 2017!