Telluride Horror Show Announces Second Wave of Films

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We're excited to announce the second wave of films, which rounds out the lineup for the 9th edition of the Telluride Horror Show.

Second wave highlights include Tigers Are Not Afraid, Terrified, and The Boat, as well as the short film MAD GOD (Part 3) from legendary filmmaker and visual effects producer Phil Tippett. 

Creepy Campfire Tales, the Ice Scream Social and Annual Pig Roast are among events making their return to this year's festival. 

Please read on for more information about our second wave of films and events. A complete schedule of films and events is available at FESTIVAL SCHEDULE.

FEATURES

DeadTectives  directed by Tony West

DeadTectives directed by Tony West

DEADTECTIVES
USA | 2018 | 92 min | Director: Tony West 
U.S. PREMIERE 
A team of reality ghost hunters encounter trouble when they try to save their show and experience paranormal activity for the first time. What happens when fake ghost hunters meet REAL ghosts?

Heretiks  directed by Paul Hyett

Heretiks directed by Paul Hyett

HERETIKS
UK | 2018 | 81 min | Director: Paul Hyett 
U.S. PREMIERE
In the early 17th century, innocent young Persephone is falsely accused and put on trial for her life. Her fate seems sealed except for the timely intervention of the mysterious Reverend Mother offering her not just sanctuary, but hope. For the Reverend Mother is the self-appointed leader of a small religious retreat, a secluded Priory, where her fellow Sisters devote their lives to the Lord and seek atonement for their pasts. But upon arrival, Persephone is plagued with terrifying visions and soon realizes that it's not salvation that awaits but a battle for her very soul itself. Paul Hyett's previous films The Seasoning House and Howl were official selections at the Telluride Horror Show.

Terrified  directed by Demián Rugna

Terrified directed by Demián Rugna

TERRIFIED
Argentina | 2017 | 87 min | Director: Demián Rugna
No one can explain what is going on in an ordinary suburban neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Voices are being heard from kitchen sinks. Bodies are levitating. Evil is here. It is up to a doctor, her colleague, and an ex-cop to get to the bottom of this neighborhood nightmare.

The Boat  directed by Winston Azzopardi

The Boat directed by Winston Azzopardi

THE BOAT
Malta/UK | 2018 | 86 min | Director: Winston Azzopardi
COLORADO PREMIERE
A lone fisherman on his daily run finds himself lost in a thick fog which proves impossible to navigate. The worst is yet to come when his encounter with a seemingly abandoned sailboat becomes a fight for survival against an enemy unknown.

The Head  directed by Jordan Downey

The Head directed by Jordan Downey

THE HEAD
USA | 2018 | 72 min | Director: Jordan Downey 
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
A medieval bounty hunter seeks vengeance on the monster that killed his only daughter.

Tigers Are Not Afraid  directed by Issa López

Tigers Are Not Afraid directed by Issa López

TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID
Mexico | 2017 | 83 min | Director: Issa López 
COLORADO PREMIERE
In a Mexican city turned into a ghost town by the drug war, Estrella's mother vanishes. Estrella makes a wish to bring her back. And her mother does return - from the dead. Terrified, Estrella escapes and joins a rag-tag gang of other children orphaned by the violence, all escaping their own past. But she learns that in a city ruled by death, you can't simply leave the ghosts behind; they walk with you wherever you go.

SCARE PACKAGE: SNEAK PREVIEW!
We will be showing the first-ever footage of the anticipated upcoming horror-comedy anthology film Scare Package, where each segment focuses on a different set of horror tropes. From directors Emily Hagins, Chris McInroy, Noah Segan, Mali Elfman, Baron Vaughn, Anthony Cousins, Courtney & Hillary Andujar, and Aaron B. Koontz.

Delusion: Lies Within  directed by Jon Braver

Delusion: Lies Within directed by Jon Braver

VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE
DELUSION: LIES WITHIN
USA | 2018 | 36 min | Director: Jon Braver
With a renowned book series left unfinished, and its author gone missing, two rabid fans set out to reclaim their beloved novelist from her literary nightmares come to life. A fully immersive, 360 degrees episodic story.

SHORT FILMS

GUTTER
USA | 2018 | 11 min | Director: Josh Ethier 
COLORADO PREMIERE 
In the underbelly of Los Angeles, a young woman uses any means for survival.

HERE THERE BE MONSTERS
Australia | 2018 | 14 min | Director: Drew Macdonald 
COLORADO PREMIERE
To escape incessant bullying on the bus ride home, a young girl falls asleep only to wake up trapped at an empty bus yard, with something lurking outside - something big - and if she wants to make it out alive, this frightened girl will have to unleash a monster of her own.

IMAGINE
USA | 2017 | 3 min | Director: Vincente DiSanti 
COLORADO PREMIERE
When a soldier faces a nightmare scenario an unexpected ally comes to his aid.

INFINITY TREE
USA | 2018 | 2 min | Directors: Brandon LaGanke & John Carlucci
After he and his mother move into a new house, Jack finds a mysterious tree in the backyard that changes his life forever.

MAD GOD (Part 3)
USA | 2018 | 11 min | Director: Phil Tippett 
COLORADO PREMIERE
You never know what you will find when you plunge into the world of MAD GOD, a hybrid stop motion, live-action, experimental meditation from the mind of Phil Tippett.

OCCUPANT
USA | 2018 | 5 min | Director: Peter Cilella 
COLORADO PREMIERE 
A quiet night at home takes a bizarre turn when a man goes to investigate a strange noise in his back yard.

OSCAR'S BELL
UK | 2018 | 12 min | Director: Chris Cronin 
WORLD PREMIERE 
Duncan (Paul Bullion, Peaky Blinders) and his dog Oscar have gone on their weekly camping trip into the wilderness together. However, when Duncan looks out into the woods, something else looks back.

SYBIL
UK | 2018 | 13 min | Director: Joanne Mitchell 
U.S. PREMIERE 
The mortician's life can be a lonely one, but there are opportunities for love. And revenge. In this macabre tale, nothing will stop this mortician from achieving her heart's desire.

WYRMWOOD: CHRONICLES OF THE DEAD
Australia | 2017 | 7 min | Director: Kiah Roache-Turner
COLORADO PREMIERE
A girl, trapped in an underground bunker with a psychotically evil doctor and a group of zombie-blending soldiers, must orchestrate a fantastically daring escape before her brains are sucked out of her skull.

SPECIAL EVENTS

ICE SCREAM SOCIAL
Friday | 3:30PM - 4:30PM | Sheridan Opera House: SHOW Bar
October 12, 2018
Free ice cream. Mingle with pass holders, filmmakers, and guests. Open to all 3-Day pass holders.

CREEPY CAMPFIRE TALES W/ JEREMY ROBERT JOHNSON & PAUL TREMBLAY
Friday | 6:30PM - 7:30PM | Elks Park
October 12, 2018
Enjoy the crackling of the bonfire as guest authors Jeremy Robert Johnson and Paul Tremblay read from their acclaimed horror stories. Free and open to the public, located in Elks Park across from the courthouse.

KILLER KARAOKE PARTY
Friday | 11:30PM - LAST CALL | Sheridan Opera House: SHOW Bar
October 12, 2018
Bring your pipes to the karaoke party! Open to 3-Day pass holders. Limited Capacity.

BOOK SIGNING W/ JEREMY ROBERT JOHNSON & PAUL TREMBLAY
Saturday | 11:30AM - 12:30PM | Sheridan Opera House: SHOW Bar
October 13, 2018
Select works by guest authors Jeremy Robert Johnson and Paul Tremblay available for purchase courtesy of Between the Covers bookstore. Open to the public.

PIG ROAST
Saturday | 4:30PM - 7:00PM | Oak: Located at Base of Gondola
October 13, 2018
Free pig and sides, cash bar. Hosted by Oak, our local BBQ joint, at base of gondola. Open to all 3-Day pass holders.

Who Goes There Podcast Presents: HORROR TRIVIA
Sunday | 5:00PM - 7:30PM | Oak: Located at Base of Gondola
October 14, 2018
Presented by Who Goes There Podcast. Join hosts Brad McHargue & Becky Sayers for six rounds of horror trivia madness. Win prizes! Drink beer! Get angry at your friends for getting the answer wrong! Only six players to a team. Open to 3-Day Pass holders. Limited Capacity. Advance Sign-Up Encouraged. 

LAST CALL AT THE LAST DOLLAR
Sunday | 10:00PM - LAST CALL | Last Dollar Saloon
October 14, 2018
If you're still standing, join us for the closing party at the Last Dollar Saloon on Telluride's historic main street. Open to all 3-Day pass holders.

ATTEND THE FESTIVAL

3-DAY PASSES & 6-PACKS: 
3-Day Passes and 6-Packs are available for Telluride Horror Show 2018! Visit our website for details: PURCHASE PASS NOW.

FESTIVAL LODGING SPECIALS: 
October is the most affordable month to visit Telluride and we're excited to have Alpine Lodging Telluride back as our official lodging sponsor. Discounted festival rates start at only $107/night! Hotel rooms, condos and private homes are now available. Click BOOK MY STAY for more info.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 
Fangoria, Dark Sky Films and Film Freeway are a few of this year's sponsors. Sponsoring Telluride Horror Show is an excellent way to align your brand with dedicated genre film fans, filmmakers, industry and press. Please contact us at sponsors@telluridehorrorshow.com or 970-708-3906, or visit SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.