Wednesday, Nov 30 2022

HorrorHound 2018 Film Fest Schedule

The HorrorHound Film Fest (#H2F2) is excited to release the full schedule of screenings as part of HorrorHound Weekend, August 24 - 26, 2018, Indianapolis, Indiana. HorrorHound is committed to presenting the best in horror; and, this film fest will be no exception. We have partnered with the Indiana State Museum IMAX Theater to bring exciting new titles as well as some of the best in horror from the last three decades. In their partnership with HorrorHound, the IMAX Theater is offering tickets for each showing at special price of $5.00 for HorrorHound pass holders. You can buy your tickets online. A link is included with each announcement. All you have to is present your wristband or printed receipt when you arrive for your showtime(s). (All films screened at the IMAX, unless otherwise indicated, are presented in their original aspect ratio.) Access to screenings in the Screening Room and Panel Room in the JW Marriott are included in your admission to HorrorHound Weekend.

Thursday, August 23                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

IMAX Theater | 2:30pm
IT: The IMAX Experience | TICKETS

In the town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind torn body parts/remains. In a place known as 'The Barrens;, a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with a clown called Pennywise.

IMAX Theater | 7:00pm
Hereditary | TICKETS

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.

Friday, August 24                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

IMAX Theater | 11:00am & 11:00pm
Journey to Space 3D (IMAX Experience) | TICKETS

Discover how NASA's shuttle program has led to is exciting new era of space exploration. Learn about the important role of the International Space Station. Uncover what NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they face to carry out bold missions such as capturing asteroids and landing astronauts on Mars. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart.

JW Marriott Screening Room | 6:00pm
Heartless (short film - USA), dark comedy

Based on Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Tell Tale Heart'. An overlooked associate struggles to complete a corporate presentation as a horrific secret gnaws at her conscience.
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Smiley's (short film - USA), dark comedy
A country legend becomes a walking nightmare for Mitch, a college student stressed out about on upcoming exam. His study group takes a break to the rural country side which leads to an unusual discovery followed by an unnatural obsession. A mysterious soda machine stocked by a witch in the woods takes Mitch down a dark rabbit hole he may never return from.

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E-Demon (feature - USA), supernatural/demonic  
On a mission to bring the Devil to Earth, an escaped demon manipulates a group of friends hanging out on a video-chat. Since this ruthless demon can possess multiple people at once, knowing who to trust is the key to survival.

IMAX Theater | 7:00pm
Jason Goes to Hell: the Final Friday | TICKETS

After being blown away by a team of FBI agents, Jason Voornees needs to find a way to overcome certain death. When his bloodied remains are sent to the morgue, his heart, still intact, is able to hypnotize a coroner and take over his body. He heads back to his favorite stomping grounds, Crystal Lake, and commences to doing what he does best – slaughter.  *** Introduced by director Adam Marcus and Jason Voorhees, himself, Kane Hodder! ***

JW Marriott Screening Room | 8:00pm
Rewind (short film - Spain), supernatural

Elizabeth, a young college girl, goes to the library, amid a thick fog, prepared to study while everyone is celebrating Halloween night, 1987. With the company of only her Walkman, sleep begins to take hold of her; but, she hears a recording on her Walkman which will trigger the harassment of a terrifying presence.

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Summer of 84 (feature - Canada), thriller
After suspecting that their police office neighbor is serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence. But, as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.

IMAX Theater | 9:00pm
Secret Santa | TICKETS

From Adam Marcus, director of Jason Goes to Hell, comes a holiday homecoming like no other. Solving family problems can be difficult; especially when frustrations give way to blood-thirsty rage. Secret Santa puts the 'fun' in family dysfunction. ***Introduced by writer/director Adam Marcus***

JW Marriott Screening Room | 10:00pm
*British Imports: United Kingdom Screening Block *
Baghead (short film - United Kingdom), supernatural

Kevin is haunted by grief and has questions that only the recently deceased can answer. His search takes him to the most unremarkable of location, a grotty storage room at the back of a rundown pub. However, what he finds there is anything but unremarkable.

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Doris (short film - United Kingdom), dark comedy
When a single mom, Karen, and her baby visit their elderly neighbor, Doris, they soon realize things are not at all what they seem. Doris has plans for Karen and the baby, and enlists a group of elderly cohorts to see her plan through. Expect the unexpected in the weird and disturbing story of neighborly love, friendship, and murder ... but, mainly murder.

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The Necromancer (feature - United Kingdom), dark fantasy ***WORLD PREMIERE***
After a furious and violent battle, Logan and his surviving friends decide to follow their captain and escape for the imminent battle at Waterloo. They flee to Germany. A short cut through the ominous Black Forest is suggested; but, after the appearance of an injured soldier, all is not as it seems. The Necromancer is dark tale in the vein of Pan's Labyrinth, set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic War, where danger lurks around every corner.

JW Marriott Panel Room | 11:00pm
Blood Fest (feature - USA), horror comedy *Friday Night Event*

Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the scene has a diabolical agenda. As festival attendees start dying off, a group of teenagers must band together and battle through various madmen and monstrosities to survive. ***HorrorHound will be presenting Blood Fest as a crowd participation event. Haven't seen Blood Fest? No problem! We will explain the 'rules' ... and immerse you in the carnage. Be sure to get there early to get your special wristband, official rules, and a beverage ... which will be mandatory!*** Children Under 12 Not Admitted 

IMAX Theater | 11:00pm
Boarding School | TICKETS
When troubled 12-year-old Jacob Felsen is sent away to boarding school, he enters every kid's worst nightmare - a creepy mansion, deserted except for six other teenage misfits and two menacing and mysterious teachers. As events become increasingly horrific, Jacob must conquer his fears to find the strength to survive in this gender-bending tale of murder and betrayal.

JW Marriott Screening Room | 12:00am
Lunch Ladies (short film - USA), dark comedy  

Two burnt out high school lunch ladies do whatever it bloody takes on their quest to become Johnny Depp's personal chefs.

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The Itch (short film - USA), gore comedy
A man goes to violent lengths to relieve himself of an itch.
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Amazon Hot Box (feature - USA), exploitation
An American college student named Penny is erroneously apprehended during a dissident round-up in the banana republic of Rattica. She is incarcerate into the island penal system overseen by Wardress Von Kruup, who is constructing the world's greatest information extractor. Crocodiles, religious zealot, psycho inmates, and voodoo-based experiments block every escape. Life is cheap, and the jungle explodes in Amazon Hot Box.

Saturday, August 25

IMAX Theater | 11:00am & 1:00pm
Journey to Space 3D (IMAX Experience) | TICKETS

Discover how NASA's shuttle program has led to is exciting new era of space exploration. Learn about the important role of the International Space Station. Uncover what NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they face to carry out bold missions such as capturing asteroids and landing astronauts on Mars. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart.

JW Marriott Screening Room | 11:00am
*HorrorHound Film Fest Celebration of Animation*
Halloween Cat (short film, USA), animated

A cat's search for candy leads to a spooky encounter on Halloween night.
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Fly Trap (short film, USA), animated
Charles falls into a germaphobic hysteria as he struggles to live under the unsanitary habits of his roommate.

~ followed by ~
Nini (short film, China), animated
Youth, friendship, death … Nini is a brief journey through innocence and grief.

~ followed by ~
The Candlelight Witch (short film, USA), thriller
To pass the time during a blackout, three siblings tell a scary story that proves to be more dangerous than legend.
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Millennium After the Millennium (feature, USA), documentary   *** WORLD PREMIERE ***
Millennium after the Millennium is a new documentary focused on Chris Carter’s landmark television series Millennium. Set twenty years after the show ended, we take a look back at what makes Millennium so enduring to fans and critics alike.  *** Introduction by Lance Henriksen ***

JW Marriott Screening Room | 1:00pm
Dual (short film, USA), supernatural thriller

A child psychologist attempts a breakthrough with a troubled little boy; but, unleashes the demonic fury of his "imaginary friends" in the process.

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For Old Time’s Sake (short film, USA), demonic thriller
Following the death of her parents, a girl returns home to confront the monsters of her past.

~ followed by ~

Lost in Apocalypse (feature, China) zombies
A group of seemingly unrelated individuals fight their way out of a virus-infested hotel, only to find themselves at a worse place than before. Who do you trust when the whole world is collapsing around you?

IMAX Theater | 2:30pm
The Last Starfighter | TICKETS

After finally achieving the high score on Starfighter, his favorite arcade game, everyday teenager Alex Rogan (Lance Guest) meets the game's designer, Centauri (Robert Preston) -- who reveals that he created Starfighter as a training ground for developing and recruiting actual pilots to help fight a war in space. Whisked away from the banality of his trailer park life to a distant alien planet, Alex struggles to use his video game-playing skills to pilot a real ship, with real lives at stake.

JW Marriott Screening Room | 3:00pm
HorrorHound Film Fest Tribute to the Man Behind the Mask
To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story (feature, USA) documentary

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story is the harrowing story of a stuntman overcoming a dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying. After surviving a near-death burn accident, he worked his way up through Hollywood, leading to his ultimate rise as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series and making countless moviegoers forever terrified of hockey masks and summer camp. After decades of watching Kane Hodder on screen, get ready to meet the man behind the mask in To Hell and Back - a uniquely human story about one of cinema's most vicious monsters. *** This screening will be immediately followed by a Q&A with Kane Hodder. ***

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Never Hike Alone (feature, USA) slasher
A Fan Tribute to Friday the 13th, Never Hike Alone follows an adventure blogger, Kyle McLeod, who uncovers the long-lost remains of Camp Crystal Lake while on a solo backpacking trip. Ignoring the campfire tales from his childhood, Kyle's search turns deadly when he makes the grave mistake of crossing the path of Camp Blood’s legendary mass murderer, Jason Voorhees. Stranded in the forest with Jason on his heels, Kyle must push his survival skills to their limits if he hopes to survive the night. Otherwise, he'll wind up as another lost victim of the cursed camp.

IMAX Theater | 5:00pm
Joe Dante’s Camp Cold Brook  *** WORLD PREMIERE *** | TICKETS
Reality TV producer and host Jack Wilson finds himself in a tough spot when his show is about to be canceled. In a last-ditch effort to spark ratings, he and his producer Angela (Danielle Harris) choose to film their next episode at the legendary Camp Cold Brook, which was host to a horrific incident where the young campers were drowned in a nearby creek 20 years ago. Their arrival begins like any other episode… but the TV crew find that they get more than they bargained for. *** Introduction by Joe Dante (producer) and Andy Palmer (director) ***

JW Marriott Screening Room | 7:00pm
HorrorHound Film Fest Awards Ceremony

Join the HorrorHound Film Fest as we award the best of the fest from Indianapolis 2018. AWards include Best Feature, Best Short, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best SFX. We will also be presenting the HorrorHound Film Fest Legend Award to the iconic Joe Dante.

The film fest awards ceremony will be kicked off by montage of the 2017 winners of the 15 Second Horror Film Challenge.

IMAX Theater | 7:30pm
The Lost Boys presented by Fritz the Nite Owl | TICKETS

Teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam move with their mother to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward and Alan, the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star – who turns out to be in thrall to David (Kiefer Sutherland), leader of a local gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from the undead. The Lost Boys will be presented my 7-time Emmy Award winning horror host, Fritz the Nite Owl!

JW Marriott Screening Room | 8:00pm
Pigman (short film, USA) thriller

A young boy sees a monster at the foot of the stairs, and at first, his mother doesn't believe him.

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Mongers (short film, USA) supernatural thriller
A lonely man stalks a family that may not be what they seem in this combative, chaotic horror hell-ride of hunting demons both inward and outward.

~followed by~

The Cold Dark (short film, Finland) creature
Erica wanders off into the dark to search for medicine for her wounded father. As she rummages through a cabin, she stumbles upon two men who grant her cover for the night. But something outside is waiting.

~ followed by ~

Apologies (short film, USA) thriller
Home alone, a young girl is harassed by menacingly apologetic text messages.
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The Bray Road Beast (feature, USA) documentary
In the early 1990's a rural Wisconsin community called Elkhorn was at the center of a series of real-life werewolf sightings. As local reporter, Linda Godfrey, began her investigations into the “Beast of Bray Road”, other reports from around the country, and soon, the world, began flooding in. For the subsequent three decades, the Beast of Bray Road has been the most infamous Wisconsin resident. Prepare for the ultimate journey into the dark side of Cryptozoology, as The Bray Road Beast uncovers a secret history to the subject that touches on everything from the occult to ancient wolf-like beings with hidden knowledge.

IMAX Theater | 9:00pm
Bubba Ho-Tep | TICKETS

After falling into a lengthy coma following a freak accident involving hip gyration, a now aged Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) wakes up in an East Texas nursing home, where he befriends Jack, an African-American senior who claims to be President John F. Kennedy. After residents of their quiet retirement community start dying of dubiously unnatural causes, Elvis and Jack discover that the perpetrator is Bubba Ho-Tep, an Egyptian mummy with murderous intentions.

JW Marriott Screening Room | 10:00pm
Karma (feature, Taiwan) supernatural
Newbie teacher Ling Shen’s first day at school coincides with a student’s accidental death. As Shen gets dragged into one after another “accidental” brutal deaths, he begins to unveil the seemingly happy and vibrant campus. He discovers the Huaqing Club, a group of attractive and intelligent elite students, was involved in the bizarre “Mobile App Serial Murders” due to a prank-gone wrong from years back. And the real trigger-pulling mastermind turns out to be someone Shen least expects.

Sunday, August 26

IMAX Theater | 11:00am & 1:00pm
Journey to Space 3D (IMAX Experience) | TICKETS

Discover how NASA's shuttle program has led to is exciting new era of space exploration. Learn about the important role of the International Space Station. Uncover what NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they face to carry out bold missions such as capturing asteroids and landing astronauts on Mars. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart.

JW Marriott Screening Room | 11:00am
Tryst (short film, USA), dark comedy

After an orgy goes awry, Mickie and Douglas find themselves in a stalemate that could wreck their marriage. But, it seems more has gone wrong than they could have imagined. Getting through the night could mean life, death ... or pleasure.

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Survival of the Film Freaks (feature, USA), documentary  *** WORLD PREMIERE ***
Survival of the Film Freaks is a documentary exploring the phenomenon of cult film in America and how it survives in the 21st Century. The documentary traces decades of film fanaticism up to the present, where the 'digital age' has transformed the way we experience movies.

JW Marriott Screening Room | 1:00pm
The Fabric (short film, Denmark) dark scifi

In a strange, dark asylum, a brilliant physicist with no memory, sits incarcerated. One thing occupies his mind: escaping - to what or where, he has no clue. Haunted day and night, by creatures that roam the halls - or his imagination, he scribbles equations on every surface of his cell. Not knowing whether he is insane, or on to something truly groundbreaking, every combination of symbols etched onto the walls might be the key to his escape, or just his madness laughing back at him. One day he has a breakthrough…

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Strange Tales from Appalachia (feature, USA) anthology
Appalachian filmmakers join together to produce three horrifying, suspenseful, and strange tales. Maniac kidnappers, ghosts, and deathmatches … Strange Tales has it all. Three, 30-minute short films by filmmakers from Northeast Tennessee in the heart of Appalachia.

JW Marriott Screening Room | 3:00pm
Goodnight, Gracie (short, USA) thriller

After mom gets hacked to pieces by her latest lover, a devout child fights to escape the same fate.

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Triggered (feature, USA) thriller
Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street) stars in this darkly comic thriller involving two teens who fake an attack by a prolific serial killer for attention and find themselves running for their lives when the real killer comes after them.  *** Introduced by Amanda Wyss ***