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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

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
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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