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The H2F2 Film Festival Returns September 10th to 12th!

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Sunday, August 29, 2021


The H2F2
Film Festival Returns for a Weekend of Indie Horror Madness September 10th to
12th at the Sharonville Convention Center!


 

After being a
virtual only film festival in 2020, the H2F2 Film Festival returns as part of
the 2021 Fall HorrorHound Weekend at the revamped and renovated Sharonville
Convention Center September 10
th to 12th! Returning with a bang, the
festival offers a devilish buffet of independent horror cinema that will present
pass holders diverse genre programming, workshops, filmmaker Q&As, guests, a
virtual film market, and an absolute explosion of premieres as only HorrorHound
events can do!  


Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Cincinnati,
OH
After a 30-month
absence since the in-person HorrorHound Weekend and Film Festival, one of the
largest horror events returns to the
Sharonville Convention Center (11355 Chester
Road, Cincinnati, Ohio) the weekend of September 10
th to the 12th.
Featuring a ton of guests, vendors, and events, the weekend will also feature
the acclaimed H2F2 Film Festival. Voted as one of the “Top 100 Best Reviewed
Festivals” on FilmFreeway, the H2F2 Film Festival will be moving forward with a
new Festival Director named R. Zoe Judd and HorrorHound Staff Writer Jay Kay.
Taking control during the pandemic, the H2F2 Film Festival had their Fall film
festival under Judd’s direction and experience. Coming from the
F3: Frankly Film Festival in Ohio, Judd is a lifelong
horror fan, Festival Director, and longtime filmmaker who brings a new vision
to the growing horror film festival under the HorrorHound banner.

Joining Judd is HorrorHound staff writer Jay Kay.
Kay has been with HorrorHound since 2017 in different capacities. He is known
for his work as a horror film festival journalist, film festival programmer, moderator,
and film festival traveler. During both of the 2021 H2F2 Film Festivals, he was
the acting “Features Programming” and a part of the programming team. For the
Fall 2021edition, he will be heading up the virtual H2F2 Film Market.
“It’s an honor to be working with Judd and this team on
such exciting endeavors going forward as a part of HorrorHound
. We have big plans ahead for H2F2!

The fall edition of the H2F2 Film Festival will
feature over 50 programmed titles (shorts and features) and a slate of events
including special screenings, Q&As, panels, workshops, networking, and
afterhours. The programming slate is vast and reflects the dark corners of the
genre. Happy to be returning and giving the fans a quality festival experience,
Festival Director Judd said,

“With this being our first Cincinnati show since March of 2019, my amazing team
and I are excited to present the newest and best in indie horror out there! We
can’t wait to join the fans, celebrities, and filmmakers in a celebration of
horror films globally.”

H2F2
Film Festival Features

Canvas
Ryan Guiterman (75:00/USA)

When a demon known
as 'The Painter' comes to Earth, FBI agent George Rohan finds himself tasked
with covering up The Painter's multiplying murders. Meanwhile a journalist,
Reila Martin works to unveil George's growing web of lies.


******

Dark Night of
the Scarecrow 2
- J.D. Feigelson (85:00/USA)

Chris
Rhymer and son Jeremy move to a small town, unaware of the horror that occurred
there forty years earlier. While seeking Jeremy, Chris finds an old
weather-beaten scarecrow and tells her troubles to the limp figure. Then the
town's horror begins again, as the scarecrow becomes her unseen protector.

******

Don’t
F**k In the Woods 2
Shawn
Burkett
(77:00/USA)

The counselors of
Pine Hills Summer Camp are getting the grounds ready for the season. While they
set up, a mysterious girl enters the camp after a night of bloodshed. And there
are things following her as well.

******

Forgotten

Richard Turke
(106:00/USA)

A deranged man
kills a prostitute, then kidnaps her babies to appease his wife. As time goes
by, he continues to kill to hide the truth of what he did until their home
burns to the ground. It appears as if all of them perish, and their secrets are
lost forever until years later, when a young woman flees to her uncle's cabin
and away from her abusive boyfriend. After she arrives at the cabin, she begins
to hear a child’s voice looking for her mother. As the young woman and a
retired detective dig deeper, they will realize this series of closely related
tragedies can no longer remain forgotten.

******

Fresh Hell
-
Ryan
Imhoff and Matt Neal
(79:00/USA)

In the dog days of
2020, a year in which every hour brought a new horror, a group of old friends
stumble across a very different flavor of terror. Blood. Chuckles. Very cool ;)
Built to capture the spirit of a damned era: the horror of it all, the forced
smiles and over eager laughter over Zoom, the collective anxiety of a world
gone mad, Fresh Hell is a brutal, absurd, and strange tale. Much like 2020.

******

I Dream of a Psychopomp
Danny
Villanueva Jr.
(80:00/USA):

A widower haunted
by the distressed ghost of his recently deceased wife is visited in his dreams
by a psychopomp who teaches him about the spirit world and soul guiding through
stories of death and the supernatural.

******

Mareld
Ove
Valeskoo
(95:00/Sweden):


A film team sets off on a catamaran to make a thriller. They
come across surprises and in the end, you can't distinguish between reality and
fiction. In the film, we follow the fictional and documentary events in
parallel.

******

Red
Snow
Sean Lynch (77:00/USA)

A struggling
vampire romance novelist must defend herself against real-life vampires during
Christmas in Lake Tahoe.

******

Shakespeare Sh*tstorm
Lloyd
Kaufman
(80:00/USA):

Two decades after
"Tromeo and Juliet", Lloyd Kaufman and The Troma Team go Back to The
Bard for a TROMAtic adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Tempest".

******

Shelter in Place
William
Malamut
(50:00/USA):

All out of pills,
an aspiring screenwriter with mental illness is trapped in his home with a
sinister imaginary friend from his troubled past.

******

The Bloody Man
Daniel
Benedict
(133:00/USA):

In the 1980s, and
after the death of his mother, Sam is struggling with family, friends, school,
and the evilest being he can imagine - The Bloody Man, who is unknowingly
summoned and will stop at nothing to destroy everything Sam holds dear.

******

The Parker Sessions
Stephen
Simmons

(72:00/USA):

A troubled young
woman with a disturbing past goes to see a counselor about her night terrors.
Shot in high contrast black and white and split up into four acts. This
nightmarish plot will keep the audience guessing until the final act.

******

The Silver Stream
Myles
Erfurth
(99:00/USA):

Spencer Charnas
and his fellow band members of the band Ice Nine Kills are stalked and hunted
by a masked psychopath during their covid-19 livestream concert hosted by none
other than Bill Moseley.

******

Tom and His Zombie Wife
Kevin
Short
(79:00/UK)

Tom vows to love
and protect his Zombie Wife til death do they part. So Shall It Be.

******

Tombs of the Blind Dead (Restoration
Presented by Synapse Films)
(101:00/Spain)

Medieval knights
executed for their black magic rituals come back as zombies to torment a group
of vacationing college kids.

******

With the schedule and updates posted up at http://horrorhound.com/FilmFest, the
festival will have two screening rooms featuring a lineup of 14 (feature) films,
4 short film blocks, 3 workshops, 3 panels, filmmaker Q&As, a virtual film
market, and the H2F2 Film Festival Awards! The short film blocks will feature
the acclaimed shorts like Minsun Park & Teddy Tenenbaum’s
Koreatown Ghost Story, Anthony
Williams’s
Wich, and Venita Ozols-Graham’s Who Wants Dessert? Plus, the
“World Premieres” of Michael Squid’s
Dice and Akira
Suzuki’s
Horror of the Underworld.

The H2F2 features slate will offer something for every
visitor to the H2F2 Film Festival including the “World Premiere” of Shawn
Burkett’s
Don’t F**k In the Woods 2 and J.P. Feigelson's Dark Night of the Scarecrow 2. Bill Moseley
plays Bill Moseley in the covid horror concert film
The Silver Stream. Cinema
legend Vernon Wells hunts vampires in
Red Snow while Synapse Films will present their
restoration of the 1972 film
Tombs of the Blind Dead. H2F2 will also
have a special “Midnight Screening” of Troma’s
Shakespeare Sh*itstorm with Filmmaker
Lloyd Kaufman in attendance! CHECK OUT THE H2F2 TRAILER BELOW!!!

The H2F2 will have selections from 9 different countries with a total
of 8 World Premieres over the weekend. H2F2 will also present filmmaker focused
panels and workshops as well as the first virtual
H2F2 Film Market offered for attending filmmakers
that have completed projects to horror film distributors. HorrorHound will follow
up their physical event and film festival with a special virtual
HorrorHound Rewind weekend two
weeks later September 24th 
to 26th chronicling curated H2F2
Film Festival selections, events from the weekend, and more at
https://live.horrorhound.com. For the Spring
2022 H2F2, Judd and Kay will be joined by a new “Head Short Film Programmer”
and “Head Features Programmer,” beginning a new era for H2F2.


For
More Information on the H2F2 Film Festival and HorrorHound Weekend:

HorrorHound Film Festival - HorrorHound

HorrorHound Weekend