Telluride Horror Show 2014 First Films Announced

In just over a month from now, the Telluride Horror Show 2014 festival will get underway in the mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. October 10-12 one of the state’s best film festivals will screen more than ten movies and a large amount of short films. Tickets can be purchased for $10 per film at the door, a 5-for-4 pass (5 films) for $40, or a 3 day pass for $84. And for those travelling a good distance to the festival, discount lodging is available (details here).

Below you’ll find a list of the films that have been announced so far, with details and descriptions, that include hyped cult-classic-in-the-making Wolfcop among others. There are also already 20 shorts lined out for the festival, including the world premieres of Bon AppetitMineral, and Salvage.

For more details on each film, including trailers, and a full list of the short films, visit the Telluride Horror Show Films page.

And in some good news to other indie horror filmmakers, the Telluride Horror Show is still accepting submissions for this upcoming festival, so don’t miss your chance to submit your film or short film. The late deadline for submissions is September 20, 2014.

Telluride Horror Show 2014 films and details from the announcement:

BACKWATER
USA | 2013 | 94 min | Director: Christopher Schrack
Followed by a Q&A with director Christopher Schrack.
A couple camping in the woods believe they are in tremendous danger even though they can’t explain what is causing their terror.

BAG BOY LOVER BOY
USA | 2014 | 77 min | Director: Andres Torres
“Bag Boy Lover Boy” follows the lowly life of Albert, an oddball hotdog vendor who is shocked to find himself suddenly becoming the bizarre muse of enigmatic NYC photographer Ivan Worthington. But shocks come his way even more so when, amidst his role in Ivan’s disturbing photographs for which he poses, Albert finds out just how difficult it is to succeed in the art world, leading him to take some disturbing photographs of his own that suit his very unique – and very limited – skill set.

CLOSER TO GOD
USA | 2014 | 81 min | Director: Billy Senese
In this dark indie thriller, a genetic scientist creates the first human clone. But an earlier experiment threatens to destroy everything he’s built and puts his family in grave danger. This modern day Frankenstein story undertakes not only the complicated moral and social issues of human cloning but also the inevitability of evolutionary and technological change. From the director of THE SUICIDE TAPES (2011 Telluride Horror Show Official Selection) and INTRUDER (2012 Telluride Horror Show Official Selection).

EJECTA
Canada | 2014 | 83 min | Directors: Matt Wiele & Chad Archibald
U.S. PREMIERE
The story of William Cassidy who has been possessed by a horrible alien presence for the past 40 years. Joe Sullivan, a documentary filmmaker, sets out to discover exactly what is haunting Cassidy. The two men witness a UFO crash on the eve of a historic solar storm and must survive a terrifying alien life form that’s now hunting them both. An anonymous militia group will stop at nothing to unearth the truth behind what happened to the men that night and prove to the world that we were never alone in the universe. Starring Julian Richings (Man of Steel, Supernatural), Lisa Houle (PontyPool), Adam Seybold (Exit Humanity) and written by Tony Burgess (PontyPool).

THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT
USA | 2014 | 92 min | Director: Bobby Roe
Followed by a Q&A with cast & crew.
Beneath the fake blood and cheap masks of countless haunted house attractions across the country, there are whispers of truly terrifying alternatives. Looking to find an authentic, blood-curdling good fright for Halloween, five friends set off on a road trip in an RV to track down these underground Haunts. Just when their search seems to reach a dead end, strange and disturbing things start happening and it becomes clear that the Haunt has come to them…

THE MIRROR
UK | 2014 | 84 min | Director: Ed Boase
U.S. PREMIERE
Three roommates buy a haunted mirror on eBay in the hope of filming spooky goings-on and claiming the One Million Dollar Paranormal Prize offered by the James Randi Foundation. Their desire to win the prize money blinds them to the evil forces they have brought into their world, which exact a terrible revenge.

SUBURBAN GOTHIC
USA | 2014 | 90 min | Director: Richard Bates, Jr.
Raymond has a prestigious MBA, but he can’t find work. He can channel the paranormal, but chatting with a cute girl mystifies him. Kicked out of his big city apartment, Raymond returns home to his overbearing mother, ex-jock father, and beer-bellied classmates. But when a vengeful ghost terrorizes the small town, the city-boy recruits Becca, a badass local bartender, to solve the mystery of the spirit threatening everyone’s lives. From the director of EXCISION (2012 Telluride Horror Show Official Selection).

WOLFCOP
Canada | 2014 | 79 min | Director: Lowell Dean
WOLFCOP follows Lou Garou (Leo Fafard), an alcoholic cop who tends to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings. However, lately things have taken a strange turn. Crime scenes seem oddly familiar; Lou’s senses are heightened; and when the full moon is out, he’s a rage-fueled werewolf. WOLFCOP is one cop’s quest to become a better man…one transformation at a time.

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2 thoughts on “Telluride Horror Show 2014 First Films Announced

  1. Those are some intriguing titles. I’ve been looking forward to Ejecta, in particular. We don’t have film festivals here in VA unless I program my own. lol

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    1. Ejecta sounds great, I hadn’t heard of it until this release. I’ve been personally looking forward to Wolfcop and Suburban Gothic. And you should definitely just start a festival lol.

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