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NEW HORROR / THRILLER - "THE SAMARITANS" START PRODUCTION

  KEITH COLLINS -- DOUG BOLLINGER -- TIMOTHY LAUREL HARRISON -- ANNELISE NIELSEN SIGN ON TO STAR IN NEW HORROR / THRILLER "THE SAMARITANS"   "THE SAMARITANS" WILL POSSESS YOU FULL OF VENGANCE Award-Winning Team Begins Shooting in New Jersey March 2016   "No good deed goes unpunished"   Production is announced today for the frightening new Horror / Thriller fe...

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

The Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that showcases art and film that explores the darker or more macabre sides of the human condition. We promote and spotlight exemplary new artistic voices in what is commonly known as the horror genre. It is our mission to encourage an elevation of the genre through film discussion, question and answer sessions, panels, and other presentations. 

 

'Liza, the Fox-Fairy', 'The Prime of Life' Win CDFF Audience Awards

  9 November 2015 For Immediate release   OTTAWA, ON – The credits have rolled and the ballots are in! The audiences of the second annual Cellar Door Film Festival name Liza, the Fox-Fairy (Liza, a rókatündér) and The Prime of Life (La force de l‘âge) as the winners of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film, respectively. Liza, the Fox-Fairy, directed by Károly Ujj Mészáros, is a dark fantasy/comedy f...

Tickets Now on Sale for Cellar Door Film Festival!

OTTAWA, ON – Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) returns for a second year of strange and unusual cinema. After a successful first year featuring a sold-out opening night and enthusiastic audiences, Ottawa’s first film festival devoted to films in the speculative genres is opening up the cellar again to showcase sinister and supernatural films to Ottawa audiences. Advance tickets and festival passes are now available through Universe at a discounted price. Things go bump in the night ...

The Last Witch Hunter, Review: Witch one will Vin?

The Last Witch Hunter, Review: Witch one will Vin?                                                              Like the aliens in Men in Black, the witches here could pass off as persons next door. That is, until they are found out by an 800 year-old man in black, the last surviving witch-hunter. The Last Witch Hunter is not the last movie...

"CLEAN CUT" READY TO MAKE AN INCISION AT ATLANTIC CITY CINEFEST 2015

                KEITH COLLINS-DOUG BOLLINGER-SAMANTHA ARTESE-MICHAEL BILLY STAR IN NEW THRILLER "CLEAN CUT"   Award-Winning Team To Have World Premiere In Atlantic City, NJ   "The straightest people can be the most twisted"   The psychologically disturbing new Thriller feature film "Clean Cut" will have its highly antici...

2015 Atlantic City Cinefest To Present Four Days Of Films

  The 8th annual 2015 Atlantic City Cinefest will present four days of feature, short and documentary films, Oct. 15 to 18. The film festival will serve up a mix of comedy, drama, horror and science fiction, narrative and documentary. New Jersey-based author, Irv Slifkin, writer of Filmadelphia, hosts a guided video tour of film history in the Philadelphia and New Jersey regions Saturday, Oct. 17 at Dante Hall Theater, one of two venues lined up in th...

Cellar Door Film Festival Announces 2015 Line-up!

    Cellar Door Film Festival Offers Audiences a World Tour of Speculative Cinema!   Festival returns with a mix of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films from around the world.   29 September, 2015 For Immediate release   OTTAWA, ON – Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) returns for a second year of strange and unusual cinema. After a successful first year featuring a sold-out opening night and enthusiastic audiences, Ottawa’s first film festival devote...

"Games People Play" back to Mexico for Post Mortem Fest!

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"Games People Play" returns again to Mexico for the 2015 Post Mortem Festival in Aguascalientes, Mexico October 1-4, 2015. A dark comedy shot in the style of a Sergio Leone spaghetti western, this is the third festival acceptance in Mexico in a year's time. Helmed and written by Dawn Westlake, the film stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake herself. The film was shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr. An Ennio Morricone-esque score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs...

2016 CALL FOR ENTRIES!

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We're accepting films to our 3rd year!  We will boast 7 days of independent cinema from all over the world in a modern theater in the heart of the world-famous arts distrcit in North Hollywood, California!  All genres accepted.  Awards given in multiple categories.  Check us out at www.nohocinefest.com.  We are on Withoutabox and Film Freeway! ...

SHE WHO MUST BURN (d: Larry Kent, Canada, 2015) - World premiere at Montreal's Fantasia

Once again, recently closed Fantasia International Film Festival (19th edition, July 14 - August 5, Montreal 2015), the largest genre film festival in North America, has offered an incredible program. Among 22 world premieres, a special place belongs to She Who Must Burn, a “burning” piece by legendary iconoclastic filmmaker Larry Kent, pioneer of Canadian independent scene since early 1960ies. Unfortunately, Kent is not so widely known even in Canada, yet he made more than a dozen...

"Games People Play" accepted to HorrorQuest in Atlanta!

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"Games People Play" was selected to HorrorQuest Film Fest in Atlanta, Georgia, USA for October 16-18, 2015. A noir-comedy-thriller shot on the Canon C500 in the style of a spaghetti western, this is the FIRST horror fest for the hybrid short written and helmed by Dawn Westlake. "Games People Play" stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson, and Westlake herself. An Ennio-Morricone-esque score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. http://www.thehorrorquest.com/ For more info...

Mirror Mountain Film Festival

Mirror Mountain Film Festival brings the best in independent and alternative cinema to Canada’s capital. Mirror Mountain is an inclusive festival that welcomes all types of films and all types of people to share in the collective cinema experience. In addition to film screenings, our festival features live performances, parties, Q&A sessions and more.

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The Gallows, Review: Loose noose

The Gallows, Review: Loose noose All that The Gallows can claim as interesting is the premise. After that, it is pretty much like the death by hanging scene, with the film’s trap-door flipping open, and the film itself left hanging loose and lifeless. The premise is: Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small-town American school resurrect the failed stage production, in a misguided attempt to honour the anniv...

"Games People Play" selected to the Ugu Film Fest in South Africa!

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"Games People Play" has been selected to screen in the Ugu Film Festival in Port Shepstone in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa on September 13th, 2015. The film was written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced by her firm, Ron de Cana Productions. Starring David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake herself, "Games People Play" features an original score by Alvarez-featured guitarist Gregory Johnson. "Games People Play" was shot on the Canon C500, thanks ...

Cellar Door Film Festival Announces New Venues for 2015!

  2015 CDFF Venues Announced!   This year marks the second season for the Cellar Door Film Festival, and our festival team is thrilled to share the news about our chosen film screening locations. We look forward to welcoming our 2015 festival audiences to these exciting venues:     *OPENING NIGHT!*   THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5th   The Mayfair Theatre - 1074 Bank St.   One of Ottawa’s last two neighbor...

Terror Film Festival 2015 Call For Entries is OPEN

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Terror Film Festival is a blood-chilling, alien-probing, super-thrilling online international film festival designed for filmmakers and screenwriters that runs every October! And our Call For Entries is now open! We are the only film festival in the world that offers the opportunity for filmmakers and screenwriters to get major exposure by bringing the audience right to their film. Also, being online removes the shackles of venue limitations (which limits the amount of people who can s...

What are People Watching?

            Manilo Gomarasca is a film critic for nocturno.it and he has already seen a couple of interesting movies being sold in the market.  So far he has seen “Martyrs,” A new Nicolas Cage movie and the third installment of “The Human Centipede.” He suggests staying away from the first two. “Martyrs” sounded as if it was a bit of a disappointment and Nicolas Cage did not put his best put forward according to Gomarasca....

Cellar Door Film Festival Hosts Movie Trivia Night!

  Cellar Door Film Festival invites all speculative cinephiles in the 613 to come out for a night of movie trivia on Thursday, May 7 at Raw Sugar Cafe. Come support Cellar Door Film Festival with three rounds of trivia questions taken from cult favourites and hidden gems in the genres of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. Put your movie smarts to the test and show off your brains for the zombies that are inevitably coming to eat them. There will be prizes and good times. This ev...

HÕFF's annnounces it's red hot Méliès’ d’Argent program

  Kicking off in less than 2 weeks, HÕFF's annnounces it's red hot Méliès’ d’Argent program, a selection of the best genre shorts from last year in the Little Nightmares and two Estonian short fantasy features' world premieres.  Special events will include the annual parade, anniversary parties and a parcour and kung-fu master running a workshop on how to deal with zombie attacks. ...

It Follows, Review: STD (Sexually Transmitted Death)

It Follows, Review: STD (Sexually Transmitted Death) Some Detroit teenagers have pre-marital sex, and, in the process, get cursed with visions of stalkers, who appear as young and old, strangers and family members, clothed or naked—but with one definite aim: killing the latest in the chain of promiscuous youngsters. The target can buy time by having sex again, with another person, who will then be killed first, but the thing—IT—will get to you in the end. You can run, you ca...

"CLEAN CUT" NEW PSYCHO THRILLER / HORROR FILM READY TO MAKE IT'S INCISION

    KEITH COLLINS -- DOUG BOLLINGER -- SAMANTHA ARTESE -- MICHAEL BILLY SIGN ON TO STAR IN NEW HORROR / THRILLER "CLEAN CUT"   Award-Winning Team Begins Shooting in New Jersey April 2015     "The straightest people can be the most twisted"   NY,NY-  Production is announced today for the psychologically disturbing new Horror / Thriller feature film "Clean Cut." From mind of Aw...

Free Women in Horror Month Screening of 'Dys-'!

  Ottawa's Cellar Door Film Festival celebrates Women in Horror Month with a special Friday the 13th screening of Dys-. Dys-, directed by Montreal's Maude Michaud, is the first Audience Award winner for Best Feature Film at the Cellar Door Film Festival and CDFF can't wait to hit audiences with a second shot of Michaud's bold, raw vision. The film screened to an engaged audience back when Michaud joined the festival for its inaugural edition in 2014.   The feature ...

Cellar Door Film Festival Offers More Options for Filmmakers

Ottawa's Cellar Door Film Festival is listening to filmmakers. We've heard your advice and considered your ideas, so now we've opened more methods for submission to accommodate the needs of diverse filmmakers. In addition to accepting submissions the old-fashioned way by mail (we accept both DVDs and Blu-rays), we've expanded our range of options for online submission.   CDFF now boasts partnerships with the online platforms Festhome, Film Freeway, Withoutabox, Click for...

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