The EDHFF Films of 2011…



(Australia) A group of friends are stalked by a psychotic murderer on an isolated property in rural Victoria, Australia.

As the madman begins to pick them off one by one, his perverse desire to shock and terrify his victims with perfectly executed scares sees the lumbering menace get himself into more trouble than it’s worth.

But he wants to hear them scream…

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(Denver, Colorado) A young man wakes up in a motel bathtub full of ice, only to find his problems have just begun.

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(Provo, Utah) Dorothy Pritchard thought she had it easy; house sit for the wealthy Poe’s on All Hallows Eve while collecting a cool paycheck. That was, until, she was introduced to the Poe’s rotting, comatose mother living upstairs. As the dark of the night comes, and as the approaching storm blacks out the neighborhood, Dorothy soon finds herself on a nightmare ride through hell that she can only beg to be woken up from.

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(North Hollywood, California) Seven road-trippers (Todd, Beth, Peter, Josh, Sarah, Joe and Carolyn) break down in the middle of the desert. With little food or water and nothing but desert in all directions, the group struggles to find a way back to civilization. The first evening, the group spots headlights far in the distance and they agree to go to them the following morning. As everyone sleeps in the van, Peter heads outside and hears something move in the darkness. A shape lunges from the bushes, barreling towards Peter but he narrowly escapes. The group decides to travel to the other car for help before the creature returns. Todd and Josh find the other car and its inhabitants ripped to bloody pieces. They run back to the group and warn them. That night the creature enters the van and tears Carolyn apart. At dawn, Joe and Josh retrieve the battery from the other car but as they return, the creature brutally kills Joe. With the new battery installed, they discover Josh has left the keys back at the other car and with the van offering less and less protection, once again the creature smashes its way into the van and kills Beth. The next morning, Todd, blaming him for Beth’s demise, turns on Josh. Struggling against the elements, the remaining group retrieves the keys and returns to the van only to discover that the danger they are up against is far greater than they imagined.

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(San Clemente, California) Desperate to sell a script, a young screenwriter “sells out” and writes a horror film. Upon dying, he is condemned to spend eternity in a cliché horror movie as punishment for writing one.

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(Australia) A nostalgic experimental piece about a Mummy (the undead) confronted by a party balloon on a cold & stormy windy night.


(Los Angeles, California) HORROR MOVIES SUCK is the story of George, a horror movie geek, who attempts to school his easily frightened roommate, Sam, on the ways of horror by showing him a rare underground film from the late 70′s called ‘Evil Comes to Soggy Bottom.’ The scares onscreen ignite our viewers fear as the legend of this film literally comes to life. Director John Mark Triplett says “the concept originated from a conversation with a roommate who just didn’t understand the appeal of horror movies. As a horror movie fan, I’m well aware of the cliches and short-comings of this genre and wanted to highlight those moments from a comedic perspective. The film plays out like a roller coaster, with the ups and downs reflected in the switching of perspectives from the guys watching the movie to the movie itself. Making this film was an all-out blast and one of the best experiences of my career.”

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(Playa Del Rey, California) All Scott wants to do is take out the garbage so he can get back inside and spend the evening watching TV with his family. Naturally, that isn’t going to happen or we wouldn’t have a very exciting story now, would we? ‘T is for Trash Can’ explores the nature of human beings to question what lies just beyond our visible world, and examines our inexplicable need to investigate things that go bump in the night.


(San Antonio, Texas) A scientifically-mutated virus may be humanity’s Holy Grail: either reviving our loved ones from death, or else driving our loved ones insane with blood hunger. A new human-engineered virus escapes its lab and spreads from person to person. Can a small group of uninfected people find their way to a safe place before being eaten by those already infected? The Killing Strainpropels today’s news headlines into a terrifying living nightmare. That’s why when one of the characters confronts the possibility of being infected, she whispers, “Sometimes death is a blessing.”

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(Long Beach, California) NOWHERE ROAD, directed by Benjamin Dynice and written by Ryan Parrott, is a horror thriller set in the outskirts of lonely highway. This live action short was shot over four days in Canyon Country putting it’s untrustworthy characters into the worst of situations. Cinematographer Michael Roy shot the film starring Jen Nikolaus, Mallory McGill, and Jacob Motsinger as the three hapless college kids. Matt Lasky and Sean Naughton fill the role of the hillbillies that stop to pick up the trio on their way back from hunting mountain lion.NOWHERE ROAD is produced by Benjamin Dynice and Austin O’Brien.

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(Beverly Hills, California) Zombies And Assholes is a cautionary tale of what fate belies a group of selfish and obnoxious degenerates who amuse themselves by annoying the staff and patrons of an upscale restaurant. But when the suddenly zombified help turn the tables and begin attacking customers, the group must run for their lives. They soon find themselves stuck in a stalled car as the zombies start to close in. Determined to die with clear consciences, they begin confessing their intertwined sexual indiscretions. Tempers flare and teeth are bared when the group turns on one another and the zombies inch closer. Will they survive? And when the world comes to an end, what would you rather be, a zombie or an asshole?

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(United Kingdom) A group of friends decide to relive their college days by going hiking over a weekend. At the same time a police detective is investigating a criminal gang that is mysteriously linked to the camping friends. Nothing is quite as it appears.

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(Los Angeles, California) A day in the life of a depressed individual who cannot die and the measures he takes to cope.


(Castaic, California) 38:50 follows Andrew and John, lifelong friends who hike out to the middle of nowhere to face a difficult decision.

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(Studio City, California) A fake psychic has been performing bogus seances for years. One night she receives a visitor, a young woman, who has come for a reading. However, the young woman has entered under false pretenses. Everything is not as it seems. And soon the psychic discovers that you can’t con and rob the loved ones of the dearly departed… and not pay a price.


(Australia) Axed is an Australian ‘backyard’ zombie epic that throws back to the grit of the late 1970′s. Alone with his Axe, Bruce must slip and slide through the blood, the guts, the infected and a rag tag army militia that are hell bent on cleansing the town of all life. Then the dead start coming back to life.

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(Burbank, California) A secret government lab has been trying to create the ultimate killer using the DNA of infamous killers, but there’s one big problem: They’ve escaped! Bloody mayhem stretches across the United States as they go on the ultimate killing spree. Trying to stop the maniacal madness is Ringo, a hick warrior being trained by God, using only a shotgun and a bottle of whiskey. In his road trip to hell, he must first fight off his own demons, not to mention an army of Japanese ninjas! It all leads up to the Ultimate Showdown!

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