The Telluride Horror Show‘s “Shelter-in-Place” Edition kicks off this week, running from October 15-18.
From the press release, “The festival welcomes actor Ted Raimi, who will host “Deathly Spirits”, a virtual cocktail hour offering viewers an opportunity to mix Ted’s drink recipes and engage with the genre favorite after the screening of his new short film “Red Light”. In addition, Telluride Horror Show alum and Colorado filmmakers Daniel Goldhaber and Isa Mazzei (Cam, 2018 Official Selection) will return to the festival with “Red Rum” (starring Christina Ricci) and a conversation about their Colorado episode for Sam Raimi’s “50 States of Fright”.
“The 2020 “Shelter-in-Place” Edition will also feature Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor Uncut, a NEON release and one of the most anticipated films of the year. This special screening will close out the festival on Sunday, October 18th at 7pm MST.
“With a few exceptions, most programs will be on-demand for the entire four days, so viewers can build their own at-home festival experiences. Viewers are encouraged to plan accordingly for scheduled events, including the Live Conversation with Max Brooks & Daniel Kraus, Deathly Spirits with Ted Raimi, 50 States of Fright: Red Rum + Live Conversation with Daniel Goldhaber & Isa Mazzei, and Fright or Wrong: Horror Trivia.”
Live Conversation with Max Brooks & Daniel Kraus
1PM MST, Saturday, October 17, 2020
Free & Open to the Public
Max Brooks is the author of World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide, Minecraft: The Island, and Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre. His graphic novels include GI Joe: Hearts and Minds, The Extinction Parade, Germ Warfare: A Graphic History, and The Harlem Hellfighters. Brooks holds dual fellowships at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the Modern War Institute at West Point.
Daniel Kraus is a New York Times bestselling author. With Guillermo del Toro, he co-authored The Shape of Water, based on the same idea the two created for the Oscar-winning film. Also with del Toro, Kraus co-authored Trollhunters, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Kraus’s The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s Top 10 Books of the Year, and he has won two Odyssey Awards (for both Rotters and Scowler) and has been a Library Guild selection, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Bram Stoker finalist, and more. The Living Dead, his newest release, is a posthumous collaboration with legendary filmmaker George A. Romero. Kraus’s work has been translated into over 25 languages. He lives with his wife in Chicago.
Deathly Spirits with Ted Raimi
6PM MST, Saturday, October 17, 2020
(Open to festival passholders only)
1) Watch RED LIGHT, a new short film featuring Ted Raimi.
2) Make one or all of the deathly cocktail recipes provided by Ted Raimi.
3) At 6PM MST, with drink(s) in hand, join our virtual cocktail hour with Ted Raimi.
4) Live chat questions and slurred adorations will be accepted by Ted Raimi.
As an actor, Ted Raimi’s thirty-year career includes feature film credits Midnight Meat Train, Candyman, Shocker, Born Yesterday, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Grudge, Oz the Great and Powerful as well as the Spider-Man series of films. Television credits include DeadWax, Ash vs. the Evil Dead, Supernatural, Twin Peaks, CSI: NY, Xena: Warrior Princess, SeaQuest DSV and dozens of others.
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CLOSING NIGHT FILM: Possessor Uncut
7pm MST, Sunday, October 18, 2020
(open to festival passholders only)
Canada/UK | 2020 | 103 min | Director: Brandon Cronenberg
From the visionary mind of writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, POSSESSOR is an arresting sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.
France | 2020 | 64 min | Director: Baptiste Rouveure
A series of vignettes illustrating human captives being literally treated like animals by humanoid figures with animal heads – who or what exactly are these people?
Canada | 2020 | 85 min | Director: Amelia Moses
A vegan singer songwriter goes to work on her second album with notorious music producer Vaughn Daniels. But as the album progresses, she starts to transform into a powerful beast with a thirst for blood, meat and the hunt.
Canada | 2020 | 93 min | Director: Adrian Langley
A family of sadistic butchers lives deep in the backcountry. From the dead of winter to the dog days of summer, anyone who crosses their path is dead meat.
France | 2019 | 84 min | Directors: Guillaume Lubrano & François Descraques
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Zombies, aliens, ghouls, ghosts… Dark Stories only…
Faking A Murderer
Canada | 2020 | 96 min | Director: Stu Stone
In search of their next hit series, filmmakers Adam Rodness & Stu Stone embark on an investigation to find a man they believe to be a serial killer. Are they in over their heads? Yes.
For the Sake of Vicious
Canada | 2019 | 81 min | Directors: Gabriel Carrer & Reese Eveneshen
For the Sake of Vicious stars Lora Burke as a nurse and single mother who returns from a late shift on Halloween to find a maniac hiding out with a hostage in her home. As a wave of violent intruders descend upon the neighborhood and lay siege, the nurse soon realizes the only way out of the situation is to become as violent as everyone else.
Hail to the Deadites
Canada | 2020 | 79 min | Director:Steve Villeneuve
Hail to the Deadites is a documentary about the fans of the Evil Dead franchise. Through interviews with cast, crew, collectors, fans, freaks and geeks, Hail to the Deadites seeks to illuminate the darkest reaches of the Evil Dead franchise’s undying and still-growing popularity – a popularity that has spawned four films, a TV series, comic books, figurines, and surpassed even its creator’s wildest dreams. Hail to the Deadites puts the spotlight on the fans that cultivated and spread this groovy pop-culture infection and celebrates those who’ve celebrated the films! Featuring interviews with Evil Dead franchise cast members Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Tom Sullivan, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Sarah Berry, Rick Domeier & Bill Moseley.
USA | 1987 | 109 min | Director: Guy Magar
RESTORATION WORLD PREMIERE
From the annals of ’80s L.A. horror history comes this outrageous, gaudy tale of possession and dismemberment, complete with bizarre death scenes and glowing eyes, awash in eye-popping blasts of red and lime. On Halloween night, George wants to end it all – but doesn’t die after falling several stories to the ground. A green-hued force enters George, tormenting his dreams of a man brutally gunned down by faceless people. From there, RETRIBUTION takes several more shocking, “Tales From The Crypt”-worthy turns into the strange and inventive. Restoration world premiere courtesy of Severin Films and the American Genre Film Archive!
New Zealand | 2020 | 95 min | Director: Jake Mahaffy
A pregnant woman returns to her recently-deceased grandparents’ old family home to spend time with her estranged mother. What begins as a tenuous reunion slowly turns terrifying. A psychological thriller that preys upon perception, Reunion sees veteran actress Julia Ormond deliver a tour-de-force performance of threateningly quiet intensity and features a twisty narrative that will burrow itself into the darkest corners of your mind.
Canada | 2020 | 90 min | Director: Andrew Thomas Hunt
In a godforsaken bar in the middle of nowhere, an all-girl punk band, Ms. 45, rips the stage apart with their punk spirit. Their performance impresses an enthusiastic fan who lures the girls into a trap, sedates them, and starts… customizing them. The four wake up with an axe, drill or chainsaw attached to one arm and are forced to fight gladiator-style, in an arena-style auto-wrecking yard for the amusement of the Emperor and his sadistic townsfolk. The women must now truly band together and use all of their talents if they’re going to get out alive.
The 100 Candles Game
New Zealand/Argentina | 2020 | 100 min
Directors: Victor Català, Brian Deane, Oliver Lee Garland, Guillermo Lockhart, Tony Morales, Nicolás Onetti, Nicholas Peterson, Daniel Rübesam, & Christopher West
A group of friends must confront their fears in a terrifying game. They must sit by the other players in a circle made of a hundred candles, take one of them and tell a horror story. As stories are told and candles blown out, strange events will start to happen. They will feel strange presences around them, lurking in the shadows. But they MUST NOT leave the game or else a terrible curse will fall upon them…
The AGFA Horror Trailer Show
USA | 2020 | 80 min | Director: Miss N. Limbs
Visit the drive-in from dimension X! Unleashed from the dungeon of AGFA (the American Genre Film Archive), these are the most spine-ripping, slime-slinging, soul-shredding horror trailers in our arsenal. Meticulously constructed by AGFA’s mad scientists to resemble an otherworldly night at the movies under the stars, this mix features a plethora of material unseen since the films’ original releases. From the vaults of the American Genre Film Archive!
Netherlands | 2019 | 84 min | Director: Ivo van Aart
In this darkly funny horror film, Katja Herbers plays columnist and writer Femke, who is flooded with (anonymous) nasty messages and death threats on social media. One day she is completely done with it and decides to take revenge…
The Oak Room
Canada | 2019 | 90 min | Director: Cody Calahan
During a raging snowstorm, a drifter (RJ Mitte) returns home to the blue-collar bar located in the remote Canadian town where he was born. When he offers to settle an old debt with a grizzled bartender (Peter Outerbridge) by telling him a story, the night’s events quickly spin into a dark tale of mistaken identities, double-crosses and shocking violence.