With Halloween just around the corner, there’s no shortage of horror-themed events available to get your scream on.
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)!
What’s in store for festival goers this year? Expect “psycho-slashers, killer mutant chickens and a gore-soaked musical starring Tim Burton as an 18th century vampire hunter”. And as an added bonus, most of this year’s filmmakers will be on hand for Q & A’s after their screenings!
Check out some of this year’s entries, with descriptions from the film festival’s website (full screening schedule here):
Murgi Keno Mutant (The Attack Of The Killer Mutant Chickens) (Bangladesh)
In the near future, Bangladesh is terrorized by killer mutant chickens. A team of kung-fu fighting chefs must battle in order to keep chicken on the menu. But one chicken sets its sights on revenge. It’s time for the ultimate poultry showdown.
Survivor Type (Los Angeles)
A disgraced surgeon stranded on a deserted island with no food and only a handful of supplies must go to great lengths to stay alive for rescue that may never come. Based on the short story by Stephen King.
It’s In the Blood (Los Angeles)
When a father and son become stranded in the wild, they must confront the horrors of their past to escape with their lives. (Starring Lance Henriksen)
Orange County Hill Killers (Orange County)
A short film that takes place in Black Star Canyon, a regionally famous place for its unnerving urban legends. The often told folklore centers on the sinister and deranged “people in the hills”. This film takes that folklore and turns it into a nightmarish reality. The protagonist Amber and her friends prepare to explore Black Star Canyon on a dare, but end up getting into the fight of their lives when they anger the deranged locals living in the hills. And hell hath no fury like a deranged local scorned.
Vampire’s Kiss/Blood Inside (Los Angeles)
Three young women conjure up a Vampiress Queen in an abandoned cemetery. Their naive deeds unleash a horrific series of events. Can townspeople halt this evil before it spreads throughout all of Victorian England? (Featuring a cameo by Tim Burton!)