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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 will close the The Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival this spring


Unwilling will close The Official Selection and screen prior the gala evening. The screening date, initially planned in january is rescheduled for april.

Long contest of terror / long horror competition
Anguish - 77’ - Colômbia
Don't Look - 71’ - EUA
Huldra - Lady Of The Forest - 110' - Suécia
In a lonely place-83 ' - Italy
Lilith's Awakening - 80’ - Brasil
Occupants - 81' - EUA
Sinister Circle - 86’ - Peru
Stranger In The Dunes - 93' - EUA
The Child Remains - 112' - Canadá
The Unwilling - 84' – EUA

Short Horror Contest / short horror competition
Altre-17 ' - Italy
Chateau Sauvignon: Terroir-13 ' - eua
Imedium-7 ' - Spain
Silent Eye-29 ' - bélgica
Laura, lost-11 ' - USA
Parking-10 ' - frança
Maze-13 ' - Germany
The promised-18 ' - Brazil
Passage 379-8
Sol - 15' - Brazil
The Verity-18 ' - United Kingdom
You Have Arrived - 7’ – EUA

Fantastic short competition / short fantastic competition
237 NP-10 ' - Spain
The Hour-14 ' - Brazil
Apolo81-12 ' - Spain
Chaney - 18' - Argentina
Creatures of Whitechapel-25 ' - United Kingdom
Okay Picasso-5 ' - USA
Fils-15 ' - Luxembourg
Massage-24 ' - South Korea
Night-14 ' - Germany
The Eve-20 ' - USA
The Night Circus-9 ' - Denmark
Wolves - 12’ - Andorra
Zone-84 [VOI]-15 ' - Spain

The Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival is more than a film screener, it’s an event that unites the best of the horror, thriller, and fantasy films with rock & roll in a big party for moviegoers who love music, and cinema.

Our huge halloween themed pajama party will take place in one of the most interesting and hip locations of Rio de Janeiro, Porto Maravilha. Recently, renewed, it has a bohemian and industrial atmosphere, featuring the Guanabara Bay as its backdrop, a perfect location for a horror movie film festival that lasts from dusk till dawn, and culminates with a rock concert every night.

Prepare your heart for scarily exciting nights filled with the best of international thrillers, rock & roll, drinks in test tubes, and lots of purple popcorn.

Awards & Prizes

Best Thriller National/International - Award and Money Prize to be announced 
Best Horror Short National/International - Award and Money Prize to be announced 
Best Fantastic Short - Award and Money Prize to be announced 
The Scariest Film in the Festival - Award 
The Funiest Horror Movie That Cannot Be Taken Seriously - Award 
Audience Vote - Award

Special Distribution Award 
All films will be evaluated by our guest distributors, and will get a shot to run for the Special National Distribution Award.


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