Selected Films of 2016
Directed By Derek Frey
This unique and poetic short film has a special message about the importance of protecting and respecting our last remaining vestiges of Papahānaumoku. This is a labor of love by a handful of Big Island filmmakers who merely want to tell this story based on Hawaiian folklore.
Directed By Nolan Lewis
In most relationships there comes a time to make a sacrifice. A couple’s relationship is put to the test when a man’s facial hair is possessed by the spirit of a serial killer on a mission to make a final sacrifice in order to complete a Satanic ritual.
Directed By Samuel Leonard Valent
While carrying out a staged kidnapping-for-ransom heist, three overindulged college dropouts have a wild, intoxicated weekend exploit, pushing their limits with drugs and bodily assault. Youth, Go to Waste! is an in-your-face dark comedy that comments on the precariousness of present-day youth, while utilizing 20th century aesthetics. Highly stylized, this short film pulls its inspiration from a large variety of cinema from Mario Bava's slasher classics to Gregg Araki's morbid teenage dramas.
Directed By Fabio Soares
Winning 3rd place in the Audience Award category for Best Film at the Night Terrors Film Festival in Denmark, Bitch, Popcorn, & Blood tells the tale of Lily, a popcorn seller, dealing with daily frustrations. Stuck in a boring life, she hates people and society.
Directed By JB Whirtley
Bullet of Madness is a madcap dark comedy short film about a happy-go-lucky plastic surgeon named Dr. Jeffery Mishlove who one day gets an unusual request from a fast food tycoon to give his dead father a nose job. But being open minded to unusual things opens up doors to unusual events such as: discovering dark secrets within your past, a little body modification and how happiness is at the end of a gun.
Directed By Lee Boxleitner and Sam Boxleitner
A babysitter is hired to look after an infant for the night. Little does she know that her night is about to become more terrifying than she could ever imagine.
Directed By Eric Salberg
Beverly Kilbourne has it all. She's beautiful, she's popular, and she gets to kill whoever she wants. The problem is that Beverly doesn't want it all. She doesn't want to be a friend, daughter, or cheerleader anymore. She just wants to be a killer. And if she can get through just one more year of high school, then Beverly can leave home for good and stop pretending that she's anything but a butcher.
Anthony has nothing. He's a loser. A nobody. But he's got one more year to muster up the courage to tell Beverly that he loves her and he's determined to do it before they graduate and she leaves his life forever. After a senior year filled with drama, confessions, and decapitations, the clock finally runs out on graduation day. As the diplomas get handed out, the question still remains. Will the geek get the girl? Or will the girl slaughter everyone?
Directed By Daniel Rimon
Tammy is a teenager who aspires to fit in like everyone else. One evening, her new boyfriend - Dvir stayed for dinner unexpectedly with her parents. While Tammy's parents seem nice, the family hides a dark secret.
O Christmas Tree (2016)
Directed By Greg Kovacs
Carolers out to spread Christmas cheer get more than they bargained for at Mabel's house.
Directed By Dominic Wieneke
After the discovery of a violent crime scene, two detectives interrogate a femme fatale.
Directed By Lucio Massa e Giulio Ciancamerla
During a photo show, a man enjoys scaring a girl until she decides to leave the exhibition. The man runs after her along increasingly dark and isolated streets. A man and a woman? Which one is more dominant?
Directed by Tony Morales
Daniel receives a nightly visit from Hada when his last baby tooth unexpectedly falls out. Hada assures Daniel's greatest enemy will be the light.
Directed By Latracey McDowell
Secrets. Everyone has them, and Evan Spruce is no different. Evan's life becomes complicated when a group of hostile strangers move into his home. The group has one goal in mind...to destroy Evan.