4th Annual Los Angeles Fear & Fantasy Film Fest @ SMP – Sat, Oct. 29 & Sun, Oct. 30

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You will be thrilled, chilled, and sent on a flight of fantasy…if…if…you attend the two days of the 4th Annual Los Angeles Fear & Fantasy Film Festival held right here at Sierra Madre Playhouse this year on October 29th and 30th. All shows are $10 – tickets at the door. Take a look at the schedule and find something that scares you!

The Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival celebrates films from around the world, including horror, fantasy, science fiction, and a wide variety of cross genres.

For more info and for film schedule, visit the Los Angeles Fear & Fantasy Film Fest website.


The Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival celebrates films from around the world, including horror, fantasy, science fiction, and a wide variety of cross genres. Here is a roster of this year’s Festival selections:


Sat Oct. 29 at 12:30 p.m.: Shorts Collection #1

            Prepare to Die. Horror. Written, directed and produced by Kyle Klubal. From Klubalturn Productions. (Color, 2015, USA, 5 minutes, not rated). Starring Joshua David Bishop, Sheri Marie Carruthers, Shannon Estabrook, Marcos Estrada, Scott Evans, Mike Kaz.  Chaos and murder ensue in this slasher when Fred visits his estranged uncle for the weekend taking six of his closest friends with him as they quickly begin dying one by one in horrific ways at the hands of the uncle and his deranged family.

HAG. Horror. Written and directed by Erik Gardner. Produced by Michael Alberts and Warner Davis. (Color, 2014, USA, 15 minutes, not rated) Starring Eileen Dietz, Megan Duffy, John Franklin, Ron Morehouse, Drew Wicks. Inspired by true events. Scott Somers mysteriously experiences sleep paralysis when his wife Marie sleepwalks at night. Unbeknownst to him, she lives with a horrible secret that slowly begins to eat away at their relationship

Kookie. Horror.Written, directed and produced by Justin Harding. (Color, 2016, Canada, 13 minutes, not rated) Starring Ava Jamieson, Alana Elmer, Jarrett Siddall, Jessie Garon. Bree, a dishonest 9-year-old receives a terrifying visitor after a parenting lesson goes horribly wrong. “Delightfully creepy…a devilish treat.”—Cinema Axis.

Primitive Technology. Comedy. Written and directed by Bo Price. Produced by Patricia McKenzie. From Zoner Productions. (Color, 2016, USA, 17 minutes, not rated) Starring Mojean Aria, Benjamin J. Cain Jr., Jeffrey James Perry, Matias Ponce, Richard Shelton, Alex Watson.

Ideal. Horror. Written and directed by Kevan Tucker. Produced by Timothy C. O’Neill, Andrew Corkin, Jared Parsons, Bryan Reisberg, et al.(Color, 2015, USA, 13 minutes, not rated) Starring Nicole Arianna Fox, Haaz Sleiman, Leah Rudick, Scott Bourquin, Kurt Cotton, Andrew Glick. A model on a photo shoot is asked to cut off parts of her body by a demanding photographer.

The Barber’s Cut. Horror/Comedy. Directed by Mark Brocking. (Color, 2016, U.K., 12 minutes, not rated) Starring Lewis Georgeson, Alisa Arnah, David Whitford.Two cut-off but living heads wake up in a fridge and manage to escape while trying to avoid a psycho barber.

Saturday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m. Feature film.

The Village of Middlevale. Comedy/Fantasy. Written and directed by Nathan Blanchard and Amber Celletti.Produced by Blanchard, Celletti and Danny Rubio.(Color, 2015, USA, 99 minutes, not rated) Starring Genevieve Ferrari, Dana Galagan, Maxwell Turner, Nathan Vess, Adam Utley, Danny Rubio. A comedic mockumentary that follows a group of strangers, who decide to give up their modern lives to live in a medieval village.

Saturday, October 29 at 4:00 p.m. Shorts Collection #2

Sloven. Horror. Written, directed and produced by Marc Cartwright. From Glass Cabin Films. (Color, 2015, USA, not rated) Starring Baker Chase Powell, Erynn Petrulis, Scott Aschenbrenner. A man comes home to find his untidy roommate has left the house particularly messy. Or has something unearthly created the disorder?

“A good, solid entry…Recommended”—Horror Fix.

Winner- Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival; Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards.

Yotlungerdal. Comedy/Fantasy. Written and directed by Wesley Gunn. (Color, 2016, USA, 26 minutes, not rated) Starring Michael J. Sielaff, Keston John, Jeffrey Ashkin, Andrew Hansen, Carole Goldman, Lacy Baxter. Inspired by German Expressionist films of the twentieth century, YOTLUNGERDAL tells a tale about a young Nightwatchman and his first night on the job. During the night, a mysterious creature, the Yotlunger, creeps into his tiny village and steals a baby. The Nightwatchman must form a search party and retrieve the baby, lest the child is never heard from again.

Roadside Assistance. Thriller. Written and directed by Bears Fonte. Produced by Amy Martinez. From Real Rain Productions (Color, 2015, USA, 7 minutes, not rated) Starring Kelsey Deanne, Sara Fletcher, Ronald Bush, Joel Gross. A mysterious woman stranded by the side of the road hitches a ride with a passing stranger – neither of them is who they seem.

“Just the right blend of expected and twisted.”—Jay’s Movie Blog

Winner- SENE Film, Music and Art Festival; High Desert International Film Festival.

Thumbscrews. Horror. Directed by Ghost. Written by Kanyanta Alexandre. Produced by Ghost and Emily Magee. From Broken Hill. (Color, 2015, Canada, 5 minutes, not rated) Starring Robert Montcalm, Terence Bowman, Denise Watt. The film serves as an indictment of the hear no evil, see no evil attitude that the Western world has had towards the rampant and blatant torture carried out in our name since the Al-Qaeda attacks on the United States in 2001.

Blood Bath. Horror. Directed by Erik Boccio. Written and produced by Pandie Suicide. From Deathaus Films. (Color, 2016, USA, not rated) Starring Pandie Suicide, Jeordie White, Kimberly Ables Jindra, Sid Wilson. A re-imagined Elizabeth Bathory dips her toe in the modern dating pool.

Saturday, October 29 at 5:30 p.m. Shorts Collection #3

Dryad. Fantasy. Directed and produced by Thomas Vernay. (Color, 2016, France, 12 minutes, not rated) Starring Elaura Thomasson and David Vigroux. The wind blows, noises of armor resound. A knight escorts a young woman athwart plains. The thunder begins to scold, clouds invade the landscape. The knight, worried, stares at the castle on the horizon. The end is close.

Winner- Venice Film Week.

Allhallowtide. Comedy/Horror. Written and directed by Tia Salisbury. (Black-and-white, 2016, U.K., 10 minutes, not rated) It’s an important night for Molly, but her feckless housemate Dan has totally forgotten. She’s going to do everything in her power to remind him, but that’s not easy when you’ve been dead for 180 years and can’t talk.

The King. Comedy. Written and directed by Tim Archibald. Produced by Ryan Wilfred.From London Film School. (Color, 2016, U.K., 5 minutes, not rated) Starring Rodrig Andrisan and Suzanne Tooney. Godiva is a single lady, eager for some action. Therefore, hopeful, she invite an Elvis Impersonator Stripper at her home. A character very odd and strange will knock on her door…

Revelation. Adventure/ Fantasy. Directed by John Willment-Knowles. Produced by Carrie Finklea. (Color, 2016, USA/UK, 16 minutes, not rated) Starring Damian Delgado, Jack Kallan, Kyle Verdeur and Nick Schultz. In this surrealist parable of good and evil set in the wild West, a murdered cowboy resurrects to confront the gang of bandits that stole his sacred manuscript.

Month to Month. Fantasy. Written, directed and produced by James Ersted. From newidea. (Color, 2016, USA, 13 minutes, not rated) Starring Paul Bergmann, Ivan Katz, Jake Bellows, Christine Donlon, Natasha Rozhdestvensky, Rbecca Vinagro. A traveling musician decides to try his luck in Los Angeles, but when supernatural things begin to happen at his new apartment, his life is forever altered.

Winner- Zed Fest Film Festival; WorldFest Houston.

Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.- Feature film.

Nocturne. Horror. Directed by Stephen Shimek. Produced and written by Stephen Shimek, Kristi Shimek and Katy Baldwin. From Escapology. (Color, 2016, USA, not rated) Starring Clare Niederpruem, Halley Nebeker, Melanie Stone, Darien Willardson, Colton Tran and Jake Stomoen. A girl running from her past is forced to confront her future when her friends perform an impromptu seance. Dirty secrets are revealed and an uninvited guest joins the party.

“Memorable.”—Dread Central

Winner- Los Angeles Thriller Film Festival

Sunday, October 30, 12 Noon- Shorts Collection #4

Move Me. Comedy. Written and directed by Gabe Crate. Produced by Crate, Kerri Parker, John Salcido. From Flophouse Productions. (Color, 2016, USA, 20 minutes, not rated) Starring Aidan Bristow, Danny Jacobs, Caroline Macey, Catherine Parker, David Tenenbaum.
While hiking in the forest a couple discover a man who literally cannot move without physical human contact.

Winner- Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival; Santa Monica Film Festival; Omaha Film Festival; Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival; FilmQuest US; Austin Revolution Film Festival.

I Want You Inside Me. Horror/Mystery. Directed by Alice Shindelar. Produced by Nikki Manteris. (Color, 2016, USA, 13 minutes, not rated) Starring Kiley Juckel and Abigail Wahl. A tale of all-consuming desire.

Chateau Sauvignon. Horror. Written and directed by David Maire. Produced by Maire, Robert Eletto, Jayesh Hariharan, Carlos Valdivia. From AlreBedd Productions (Color, 2015, USA, 13 minutes, not rated) Starring Michael Lorz, Sean Sean Weil, Anthony Del Negro, Nancy Nagrant, Pooya Mohseni.  A gruesome coming of age story about a vintner son’s disobedience and desire to care for his ailing mother.

“Passes with flying colors.”—Horror Honeys

Winner- Almost Famous Film Festival; Atlanta ShortsFest; Brightside Tavern Film Festival; Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival; Chain NYC Film Festival; Freedom Shorts; Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival NJ; Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood; Media Film Festival US; New York State International Film Festival; Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest; Salty Horror International Film Festival; San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival; Tabloid Witch Awards; International Horror Hotel; Wild Sound Film Festival.

Trial. Sci-Fi/Action. Written and directed by David T. Lynch and Keith Lynch. Produced by Ed Barratt. (Color, 2016, UK, 16 minutes, not rated) Starring Tom Cullen, Ana Ularu, Joseph Mawie, Akie Kotabe, John Sharpe, Craig Miller. A pioneering mind transfer procedure offers a quadriplegic soldier the chance of a new life… but at a terrible cost. The corporal finds himself in another part of the science facility with no idea how he got there. These time jumps escalate out of control climaxing with a horrific realization…

Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2:00 p.m.- Feature film.

Delirium. Horror. Produced and directed by Johhny Martin. Written by Martin, Andy Cheng and Lisa Clemens. From Martini Films (Color, 2016, USA, 86 minutes, not rated) Starring Ryan Pinkston, Teresa Navarro, Griffin Freeman, Elena Sanchez, Mike C. Manning, Mila Brener, A group of young men dare a classmate to reach the porch of a legendary old house, said to be haunted by the thirteen victims of a family massacre. In hopes of making a viral video they arm him with a video camera to prove he was there or to capture him fleeing in terror before even reaching the house, as others have. When he doesn’t return, the guys must go in to get him. Inside they discover the truth about the house, the fate of their friend and their own fate as well