Official Selections - Fall 2016


Fright Night Theatre Film Festival - Fall 2016




Feature Film Competitive Programme - FALL 2016

BRACKENMORE (UK) || World Premiere || Trailer
Directed by Christopher Kemble & J.P. Davidson


After the untimely death of an uncle she never knew she had, a young woman must return to her ancestral home on a tiny rural village in Ireland where she soon discovers that the suspicious townsfolk and secluded estate of her dead family is harboring a dark and ancient secret.

WINNER: BEST DIRECTOR
WINNER: BEST ACTRESS
WINNER: BEST WRITING

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ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSENZOMBIES (AUSTRIA) 
|| North American Premiere || Trailer
Directed by Dominik Hartl


Hilarious zombie action in the Alps: a group of young snowboarders are stuck at a remote mountain ski resort where an all-night apr├ęs-ski party soon turns into a hellish nightmare of undead mayhem.

WINNER: BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
WINNER: ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP FX
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PLANK FACE (USA) || Canadian Premiere || Trailer
Directed by Scott Schirmer


While on a camping trip with his girlfriend, a man is captured by a family of feral, wood-dwelling cannibals who want to make him one of their tribe. Can he successfully hold on to his humanity, or will he find their wild, depraved ways too enticing?

WINNER: MOST SHOCKING FILM
WINNER: BEST ACTOR
WINNER: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
WINNER: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
WINNER: BEST SCORE
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THE DARK TAPES (USA) || Canadian Premiere ||
Directed by Michael McQuown


A genre-defying mixture of horror, sci-fi, myth, mystery and thrills told through a collection of found footage videos that document the existence of ghosts, spirits, demons and more from the paranormal world.

WINNER: SCARIEST FILM
WINNER: BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
WINNER: BEST MONSTER
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NOVA SEED (CANADA) || Hamilton Premiere || Trailer
Directed by Nick DiLiberto


Beneath the decay of a dying world lives the Mad Doctor Mindskull. Using the planet’s power of creation he has created the ultimate Weapon. Can mankind find a way to stop this Evil before time runs out? The only answer lies within the Nova Seed.

WINNER: BEST FILM *AUDIENCE CHOICE*
WINNER: BEST VILLAIN
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NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE (USA) || Canadian Premiere || Trailer
Directed by Jonathan Straiton


Five teenage friends set out for the beach on their Spring Break vacation. Good times are cut short when one of the group contracts a deadly sexual transmitted disease during a gas station bathroom. But this is no ordinary STD! When they stop for the night at an isolated motel, the STD virus starts running rampant, turning those infected into sex-crazed and oozing living dead mutants.


WINNER: FUNNIEST FILM
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BONEJANGLES (USA) || Canadian Premiere || Trailer
Directed by Brett Dejager


A rag-tag group of cops tasked with transporting an unstoppable killing machine must survive a hellish pit stop: a cursed town where the dead rise from their graves!

WINNER: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

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Short Film Competitive Programme
  • KOOKIE (CANADA) || Director: Justin Harding
    • WINNER: BEST SHORT *AUDIENCE CHOICE*
    • WINNER: BEST CANADIAN SHORT
    • WINNER: BEST COMEDIC SHORT

  • MONSTERS (USA) || Director: Steve Desmond
    • WINNER: BEST HORROR SHORT 

  • THE STYLIST (USA) || Director: Jill Gevargizian
    • WINNER: MOST SHOCKING SHORT

  • GRAVEYARD SHIFT (CANADA) || Director: Carlos Schvepper
    • WINNER: BEST ANIMATED SHORT
  • THE BIRCH (UK) || Director: Ben Franklin & Anthony Melton
    • WINNER: MOST FANTASY SHORT
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE (USA) || Director Bears Fonte
  • BUNKER GAME (FRANCE) || Director: Lionel Compte
  • THE MONSTER (UK) || Director: Bob Pipe
  • SHELL (GERMANY) || Director: Daniel Ahrens 
  • HADA (SPAIN) || Director Tony Morales
  • NEVER TEAR US APART (CAN) || Director: Sid Zanforlin
  • NIGHTTIME IS COLD AND LONELY LIKE A MOTEL ALONGSIDE A DESOLATE ROAD (CANADA) || Director: Aya Akl
  • NASTY (UK) || Director: Prano Bailey-Bond
  • CARTAPHILUS (CANADA) || Director: Luke Freeman

  • INTO THE MUD (SPAIN) || Director: Pablo Pastor
  • TIK-TIK (CANADA) || Director: Larica Perera
  • REDHEAD (USA) || Director: Joe Zerull
  • BITCH, POPCORN & BLOOD (FRANCE) || Director: Fabio Soares
  • IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD (CANADA) || Director: Greg Jeffs
  • HIDE: BLOODY MARY (USA) || Director: Evan Sweet
  • POLTERHEIST (UK) || Director: David Gilbank