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Nightmares Film Festival Unveils the Full 2017 Film List – And It Is Amazing

The Grue-Crew are incredibly excited about the list of films being presented at the 2017 Nightmares Film Festival October 19 -22, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. Festival programmer and co-founder Jason Tostevin starts things off just right with a screening of Victor Crowley with director Adam Green in attendance. They are also presenting Leatherface, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel, and Rock Paper Dead from Tom Holland. Films include Gruesome Magazine favorites Capture, Kill, Release and Found Footage 3D among many others. It is simply amazing.   Check out the list below and make plans now! You will not be disappointed. NIGHTMARES FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS FULL 2017 FILM LIST Tom Holland’s return to horror feature filmmaking leads list of 11 world premieres; program boasts 130+ short films from around the world Columbus, OH — In just two years, Nightmares Film Festival (Oct. 19 to 22) has become a must-attend festival for horror fans and press, and a must-screen festival for filmmakers looking for a platform that will put them immediately on the genre industry radar. Nowhere has that been made clearer than in today’s announcement of the NFF 2017 film lineup, which exceeds even the fest’s own “Better Horror” standard. “At Nightmares, a program of the best and rarest indie genre films is the soul of the experience,” said co-founder and programmer Jason Tostevin. “We’re so excited to present our 2017 program, which is a truly one-of-a-kind collection of top horror films from around the globe.” The fest will kick off with much-anticipated screenings of  Victor Crowley  — Adam Green’s secret Hatchet sequel, with Green in attendance — and one of 10 U.S. screenings of  Leatherface, the newest installment in the Texas Chainsaw mythos. In addition, the program boasts 11 world and North American premieres among its 25 total features, including the first-ever screening of  Rock Paper Dead, which sees Tom Holland (Fright Night,  Child’s Play) return to the feature film director chair after a 21-year hiatus. The film is co-written by Friday the 13th’s Victor Miller and scored by Harry Manfredini. Other features premiering at NFF include long-sought stoner zombie comedy  Bong of the Living Dead; serial killer thriller  Be Good For Goodness Sake, the follow-up to last year’s circuit darling  She Was So Pretty; and  House Shark, from the filmmakers behind  A Night Of Something Strange  and  She Kills. For fans of Rodney Ascher and Tim Kirk (Room 237, The Nightmare), the festival will hold a rare screening of the pair’s meta-thriller,  Director’s Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein. The Nightmares program also includes 131 short films curated from around the world, including dozens making their world, North American or U.S. premiere. “We are proud of our features, but we’re just as excited about our shorts lineup, which we think is unparalleled,” said co-founder Chris Hamel. “We believe you can see the heart of a festival in its shorts program, and ours pumps with pure-black genre love.” Notable shorts include a disturbing early work from Turkish director Can Evrenol (Baskin),  To My Mother and Father, from;  Polaroid, the short that inspired the upcoming feature film of the same name; and  Teddy Bears Picnic, the directorial debut from lauded illustrator and movie poster designer “The Dude Designs” Tom Hodges (Hobo with a Shotgun, Frankenstein Created Bikers, Father’s Day). The festival will also screen three shorts starring Melanie Gaydos (Insidious: The Last Key), a model and actress with a rare disorder, whose breakthrough into film and print is challenging the norms of both industries. Nightmares is held at the renowned Gateway Film Center in Columbus, Ohio, named a top-20 North American art house by Sundance and home to one of the last remaining tech and projectionist teams on earth. Film presentation is excellent there, and its three bars and branded undersea restaurant make for a comfortable four days of horror. The complete lineup for NFF 17 follows below. The festival schedule will be released in October. Passes are available while they last at GatewayFilmCenter.org/Nightmares. VIP passes are $149 and provide guaranteed private balcony screening during every round, access to the VIP lounge with dedicated bar and residential seating, and all-fest in/out privileges through private theater access. Festival passes are $79 and allow holders to get day-of tickets to any show that isn’t sold out. Individual tickets to each feature and shorts block will be put on sale closer to the festival. COMPLETE NIGHTMARES FILM FESTIVAL 2017 SELECTIONS   HORROR FEATURES Victor Crowley —  With Adam Green in attendance Leatherface —  One of 10 planned U.S. screenings House Shark —  World Premiere Bong of Living Dead —  World Premiere Unnuyayuk —  World Premiere Found Footage 3D —  Presented in 3D Don’t Fuck in the Woods Capture, Kill, Release 3 Dead Trick or Treaters Ruin Me HORROR SHORTS Polaroid Prepare to Die Drip Husk Admonition For a Good Time, Call The Jitterman Eldritch Code Dawn of the Deaf Spotlight Postal Nibble Slapface Fish Meat Hada Daughters of Virtue Undress Me Your Date Is Here Vexed Night In Haematophilia Pigskin Creeper Secretions Late Tales Sorry, We’re Closed Creswick Sol Used Body Parts Cry It Out aMorfe Thump Nasty Robin Goodfellow Night Runners Banshee Agatha Draw House for Sale When Susurrus Stirs Tethered Teddy Bears Picnic   HORROR COMEDY SHORTS Nuts I Love You So Much It’s Killing Them What’s For Dinner? Meow Girl #2 Lunch Ladies Holiday Fear Dickeaters We Summoned a Demon The Naughty List Blood Shed   THRILLER FEATURES Rock, Paper, Dead —  World Premiere She Was So Pretty 2 —  World Premiere Scars of Xavier —  North American Premiere Hostile Two Pigeons Primordial Midnighters   THRILLER SHORTS Alice and David Hush The Sound of Fear The Corner I Baked Him a Cake Monster Too Fast, Paris The Night Shift Pickup The Son, The Father Jax In Love Ex Unfriendlies The Fainting Room Here + After The Dark Hunger La Sirena High & Tight Caravan The Devil’s Gun The Creep Suffer Love at First Sight The Other Side of Morning No Wave Compulsion Justice Served   MIDNIGHT  FEATURES Flesh of the Void —  World Premiere Torment —  World Premiere White Doomsday —  World Premiere Blood Ride —  World Premiere Le Accelerator —  North American Premiere Samurai Rauni —  North American Premiere Terror of Frankenstein —  From Rodney Ascher  and Tim Kirk (Room 237, The Nightmare) Romeo’s Distress MIDNIGHT  SHORTS To My Mother and Father The Sunken Convent The Cure Undercover Mistress Machine Baby I Want Candy Prisma Balcony Do Not Lose A Sweet Man Fun Doll Deep Thing The Room Cycle of the Blessed Elegy I Like It Better When You Do It Savor Third Wheel A.R.G. Brown Evil Pizza Face Solved The Pretender Cry Wolf Van Hatred Getting Ready for a Lunch Date Inn The Goatman of Kananaskis The Dollmaker Chlorine Vanita Moonshot Demonoid 1971   OHIO SHORTS Elly Tales from the Blood Fairies The Priest Mother’s Milk Dark of the Night Code 207 Silent Ring The Childish Thing Bucket Down the Stairs The Creature of Stark Hills Snatched: The Rebirth Bride of Frankie   GAYDOS REVIEW St. Frankenstein Dead Fuck A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky FEATURE SCREENPLAY FINALISTS Silhouette The Knife Association The Baroness Cold Dead Hands The Thin Place Red Velvet Knucklemen The Knot Bathory Visitation Rites Tracker Valley of Blood Let’s Go Spy College Beach Party Massacre 4 Another Harpersville Massacre   SHORT SCREENPLAY FINALISTS The Wood m(OTHER) Silence is Golden Means to an End Stay Friday the 14th Medicine Show Blues Red Bud FAT Far From Paradise Walter’s Days Sorcerer He’s Got Your Nose

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Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.
Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.
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