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The Unwilling


The Unwilling by Oscar nominee Jonathan Heap

Evil is inside

6 family members gather for the reading of a will. It comes with a mysterious box. Who will leave alive?

Starring David Lipper, Dina Meyer, Levy Tran, Austin Highsmith, Jake Thomas, Robert Rusler, Bree Williamson and  Lance Henrickson.  

USA 82 minutes I Supernatural Horror Thriller  I Sales by Vision Films I Festivals contact I Trailer I Website I Facebook I Twitter I Youtube I Soundtrack by Stephen Melillo I


Blackout Film Festival  Best picture, best director
Oregon Film Awards  Best narrative feature
Film Playoff Tournament Best film, best director, best actor David Lipper
Toronto Spring of Horror and Fantasy Best Effects 
The Indie Horror Film Festival Best actress Dina Meyer, best story
Houston WorldFest Gold Remi Award
Silver Scream Festival  Best horror feature                       
High Desert International Film Fest Best Feature Film
IIPMF Ancona Best CGI Best Supporting Actor Lance Henriksen and Best Horror Feature 
Hot Springs Horror Film Festival Best Horror Feature Film
Edmonton Festival of Fear Best Actor David Lipper
Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival Best Horror Feature Film
The British Horror Film Festival Best Supporting Actor for Lance Henricksen  
Tabloid Witch Awards Best Visual Effects


The Unwilling selected to screen at Monsterpalooza April 7 2017 with a panel

Celebrating the Art of Monsters and Movie Magic with MONSTERPALOOZA this April 7-9, 2017 as it STOMPS into all 100,000 sq. ft. of The Pasadena Convention Center!


Since it's inaugural event in 2009, MONSTERPALOOZA has become internationally known as the place to be for fans and professionals of film, makeup, special effects, collectible toys, art and monsters!

Meet the award winning masterminds behind some of the greatest creatures ever created for feature films, television and the haunt industry as you get lost in the over 250 exhibitors selling one of a kind creations, LIVE makeup demonstrations and more only found at Monsterpalooza! 

Enter the famous Monsterpalooza Museum featuring full sized creatures, hyper-realistic sculptures, screen used props and animatronics from your favorite films as well as debuts of new creations from the world’s best Special Effects Studios all in an atmospheric setting!

Each Monsterpalooza event features dozens of special celebrity guests from the world of Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy. Past guests have included actors from film franchises such as Alien, Fright Night, An American Werewolf in London, Godzilla, Ed Wood, Night of the Living Dead, Superman and MANY MORE!

Every year in the Monsterpalooza Theatre, unique panels and presentations are featured all weekend long spotlighting fan favorite films from the past and future featuring the stars, directors, and artists responsible for bringing your worst nightmares to life on the silver screen and beyond!

Monsterpalooza is a fan friendly event that introduces attendees every year to new eye popping exhibits, creators and innovators, products, art and collectibles – You never know who you will bump into on the show floor!

Monsterpalooza 2017 is the must see event in Southern California! 
Make sure to get your tickets in advance; you don’t want to miss it!


•Where is The Pasadena Convention Center?
The Pasadena Convention Center's address is 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

•Is there an official hotel for Monsterpalooza?
Yes. The official host hotel for Monsterpalooza is The Westin Pasadena.
To book your special rate hotel room, please call The Westin at (626) 792-2727 or visit our website and click the hotel tab.

•What are the hours of Monsterpalooza?
Monsterpalooza show hours are...
Friday • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday • 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday • 11:00am - 6:00pm

•Should I get my tickets in advance?
YES! We highly recommend purchasing your tickets for Monsterpalooza in advance. Tickets will not be physically mailed to you. Please print them out or have them ready for scanning on your cell phone. Tickets purchased in advance will be processed as "WILL CALL." Once checked in at the door, you will recieve a wristband(s) for entry.
*Tickets are non-refundable. 

•Are tickets available at the door?
Upon purchasing your ticket, you will receive a wristband for entry.
*Tickets are non-refundable. 

•What about children?
Monsterpalooza is family friendly. Children 10 and under are admitted free. 

•What can I buy at Monsterpalooza?
Monsterpalooza features Hollywood's biggest talents selling their creations that in most cases can only be found at our show. Exhibitors sell products such as one of a kind masks, hyper-realistic sculptures, costumes, props, collectibles, toys, model kits, makeup, supplies, prosthetics, celebrity autographs, DVD's, apparel, and much more! The show is perfect for fans of all genres as well as industry professionals. 

•What can I see at Monsterpalooza?
Besides an exhibitor hall of over 250 incredible artists, the massive show floor features creatures coming to life right before your very eyes via live makeup demos by award winning makeup artists, many of which are responsible for bringing your favorite characters from film, television and haunt attractions... Enter the famous Monsterpalooza Museum, an atmospheric walk through experience displaying full sized creatures, hyper-realistic sculptures, screen-used props, monsters and animatronics by the world's most talented creature creators... Stop by the Monsterpalooza Theatre for hours of panels and presentations featuring your favorite film stars, directors and artists... AND MUCH MORE!

•Is __________ scheduled to appear all three days of the show?
All celebrity guests are scheduled to be at Monsterpalooza all weekend, unless otherwise noted on our website
*All guests are tentative*

•Can I come in costume?
YES! Costumes are encouraged but for everyone's safety, please adhere to these rules...
-All costume weapons MUST be peace bonded.
-No functioning weaponry allowed on premises.
-Replica guns, rifles, etc. MUST have orange tips and must be immediately identifiable as fake.
-All sharp knives, swords, machetes, etc. MUST be sheathed at all times.
-No chains in chainsaws and no gasoline permitted.
-Weapons may not be brandished or pointed at anyone.
*Monsterpalooza and The Pasadena Convention Center staff have the right to deny entry to anyone who does not follow these guidelines.
*The City of Pasadena does not allow weaponry real or replica of any kind brought into any surrounding public facilities.

*Flyering and Promotion of outside events/products of any kind is strictly prohibited inside or outside of the event unless given permission to do so by Monsterpalooza.



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Lipper David

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