Richard Trejo – (Sep 10, 2012)

“Happy Monday Horror Fans! We here at Truly Disturbing received this official press release from Sara Parrell, the festival director of EVERYBODY DIES FILM FESTIVAL. We are very excited to be covering this festival which will be taking place October 12-13 in Brea, CA. Check out the press release and ticket info below.”/blockquote>


Barry Koltnow – OC Register (Oct 11, 2012)

You probably missed the movie “Stupid Teenagers Must Die!”
A lot of people missed the horror spoof that promised “Excessive violence!” and “Gratuitous Nudity!” and a “Zero Budget!”
You didn’t miss much, but it’s important for you to know that the writers, producers and director of that 2007 film festival favorite met while working in the character department at Disneyland.
Two of those Orange County filmmakers – director Jeff C. Smith and producer Sara Parrell – did not give up on the movie business after killing off all of the world’s stupid teenagers, or at least the ones stupid enough to gather in a haunted house for a séance.
Last year, Smith and Parrell, both 37, used the experience they picked up while trying to sell their movie on the festival circuit to start their own movie festival in Brea. The venture was so popular that they’re back again this weekend for another bloody chapter of the “Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival.”
They will explain how they came up with that crazy name, and what it takes to run a film festival. They’ll also reveal what kind of an opening scene in a horror movie always makes them cringe.
This year’s festival, which takes place Friday and Saturday at the Brea Plaza 5 Cinemas at 453 S. Associated Road, will put the spotlight on two feature films and 16 short films, including one that stars legendary director Tim Burton. Another short was made by local filmmakers, and others were submitted from as far away as France and Bangladesh.


Chip – KROQ (2012) (Oct 9, 2012)

I’m a sucker for any and all scary movies, so I was happy to hear the Everybody Dies Film Festival was coming back to Orange County for its second year. Happening this Friday and Saturday (October 12 & 13) at the Brea Plaza 5 , the festival promises 2 nights of the best indie short and feature-length horror films.

This year’s film submissions range from the local (LA/OC), to international (UK, France, Bangladesh)!


Mike Martin (2012) – Ain’t It Cool News (Sep 14, 2012)

“…celebrating its second year in Orange County, CA. Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 at the Brea Plaza Cinemas in Brea, California, the festival will showcase more psycho-slashers, killer mutant chickens and a gore-soaked musical starring Tim Burton as an 18th century vampire hunter! The weekend will be presided over by the festival’s super-sexy, blood-thirsty mistress of ceremony, Machete Betty.”


Dan Koelsch – (Sep 30, 2012)

“The Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival returns to Orange County, CA for its second year on Ocrober 12th and 13th. Yours truly will be volunteering at the festival, so be sure to say hello if you see me. Get the full details on the event, including how to get tickets, after the break in their press release.”


Seth Metoyer – (Oct 6, 2012)

“If you are in the area, this is one festival you’ll want to put on your list this Halloween season.”


- (Sep 16, 2012)

“This Halloween, one of the scariest places in the world is getting even scarier: The “Everybody Dies” Horror Film Festival is coming back to Orange County, California!”


- Horror Society (Sep 16, 2012)

“This Halloween, one of the scariest places in the world is getting even scarier: The “Everybody Dies” Horror Film Festival is coming back to Orange County, California!”


Doctor Gash – Dread Central (Sep 20, 2011)

“We know you’re used to the finer things in life, Orange County, California: the beautiful weather, the bodacious babes, the glitz and glamour. Well, there’s a horror fest on the horizon that is going to strip away all the beauty that is Orange County and bring a little darkness to the area. Say hello to the Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival.”


Mike Martin (2011) – Ain’t It Cool News (Oct 21, 2011)

“…hosted by the mistress of ceremony, the super sexy psychopath, Machete Betty. Below are some reviews of the short films and features playing the festival this weekend. When they were available, I provided the whole short films. When not, you can still check out the trailer. Enjoy!”


Chip – (Oct 13, 2011)

“October is here, which mean tons of events to get you in the Halloween spirit. Especially if you’re a horror junkie like me, this is the time when you stack your Netflix queue with any horror you can get your hands on. Now, there’s a new film festival in Orange County this year to whet your appetite.”


Matt Coker – OC Weekly (Oct 21, 2011)

“Held at Brea Plaza Five Cinemas on Associated Road through Saturday, the Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival promises to pack in “two days of debauchery” in the form of short and feature-length films.”


Sue Kruse – (Sep 22, 2011)

“Is your October calendar filled with Halloween events you want to attend? Well, here’s another one to add to your list, the Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival, which takes place just north of Disneyland in the city of Brea.”