$12 per screening block

2016 Schedule

Click the dates and blocks for the schedule of each screening.

All screenings will take place at 7 Stages Theatre

7 Stages Theatre
1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307


Thursday – 7pm

Shorts Program #1: The Grave Keepers Favorites

Alien Inside
Dir. Alfonso García – Spain – 6 min – 2015
Ata, an experienced hunter claims to have lost his wife abducted by aliens. So, convinces his best friend Toni for help to rescue her. The hunt will become a turning point in their lives, and perhaps for all the human race.


Bionic Girl
Dir. Stéphanie Cabdevila – France – 14 min – 2015
A scientist has created her own android clone to replace her in the outside world so that it can face it for her.


I Want You Inside of Me
DIr. Ailce Shindelar – USA – 13 min – 2016
An introverted teenage girl searches for her boyfriend when he mysteriously disappears after she convinces him to take her virginity.


Dir. Shelagh Rowan-Legg – UK – 3min – 2015
A woman contemplates how to end her relationship with her wayward partner.

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Dir. Felix Knoche – Germany – 20 min – 2016
After an accident at the lake, 11 year old MELLY seems to metamorphose strangely. Her Mother HILDE wants to keep normality.


B is for Backne
Dir. Stephen Stull – USA – 4 min – 2016
Like acne on your back.
Under the Apple Tree
Dir. Erik van Schaaik – Netherlands – 18 min – 2015
Two brothers, an apple farmer and a priest, live next to each other as neighbors. Unfortunately, they can’t get along very well.


Dir. Mike Bliss – UK – 7 min – 2015
A pair of travelers find themselves lost and confronted by an evil presence in a remote part of the English countryside.

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The Bulb
Dir Calvin Reeder – USA – 12 min – 2016
Two strangers experience an alien phenomenon through the public access broadcast in a motel room.

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Biters “1975”
Dir. Video Rahim – USA (Local) – 3 min – 2016
A throwback to outstanding 70s classics like “Rocky Horror” and “Switchblade Sisters”, 1975 follows a tough girl gang as they seek revenge for their newest member.



Thursday – 9pm

Feature Program #1

The Night Watchmen
Dir. Mitchell Altieri – USA – 80 min – 2016

Three inept night watchmen, aided by a young rookie and a fearless tabloid journalist, fight an epic battle to save their lives. A mistaken warehouse delivery unleashes a horde of hungry vampires, and these unlikely heroes must not only save themselves but also stop the scourge that threatens to take over the city of Baltimore.


Opening before the feature:

Dir. Justin Harding – Canada – 13 min – 2016

Bree, a dishonest 9-year-old receives a terrifying visitor after a parenting lesson goes horribly wrong.


Total Runtime: 93 min

FRIDAY – 6pm

Shorts Program #2: The Graveworms Delight:

No Touching
Dir. Will Corona Pilgrim – USA – 13 min – 2016

In a shady haunted house attraction where the performers are assaulting female patrons in order to make a name for themselves, the tables are turned when the performers attempt to take on two women who bring a new level of terror as they do some ass kicking of their own. Starring Death Proof’s Zoë Bell!



Night of the Slasher
Dir. Shant Hamassian – USA – 11min

A ‘shot-in-one-take’ slasher film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and exact revenge.

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Never Tear Us Apart
Dir. Sid Zanforlin – Canada – 7 min – 2015

Two friends try to survive an encounter with a couple of backwood cannibals.



Dir. A Color Green – USA – 5 min – 2016

Danish star Albert Bendix leads A Color Green’s directorial debut as Mute Man, a tongue-chopping madman chasing three kids who stumble into his neck of the woods.


Dir. Brian Deane – Ireland – 15 min – 2015

A young priest is sent to battle dark supernatural forces threatening a remote Island community.


Dir. Steve Desmond – USA – 12 min – 2016

Jenn lives in an underground bunker with her family, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside…


Dir. Tony Morales – Spain – 9 min – 2015

Tonight Hada comes to visit Daniel because her last child tooth has fallen out. What Daniel doesn´t expect is that his worst enemy is the light.



Roadside Assistance
Dir. Bears Fonte – USA – 7 min – 2015

A mysterious woman stranded by the side of the road hitches a ride with a passing stranger – neither of them is who they seem.


The Grinning Man
Dir. Matthew McGahren – USA (Local) – 8 min – 2015

A young girl is haunted by a strange grinning man.

Total Runtime: 92 min


FRIDAY – 8pm

Feature Program #2

Master Cleanse
Dir. Bobby Miller – USA – 81 min – 2016

The Master Cleanse centers on a heartbroken man who attends a spiritual retreat, only to discover that the course releases more than everyday toxins and traumatic experiences.

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Opening before the feature:

Voo Doo Rights
Dir. Malakias – Finland – 7 min – 2016 (American Premiere) Filmmaker attending

Teeth Like Tombstones.


Total Runtime: 88 min

FRIDAY – 10pm


Shorts block 3: The Most of the Morgue

Dir. Nathan Crooker – USA – 4 MIN – 2014

PLAYBACK is a three-minute film shot in one take, which makes the suspense it conjures up all the more impressive. A man turns on his TV but can only find static, when suddenly the static cuts out to show security camera footage of a masked killer chasing a scantily-clad woman and brutally gutting her in an apartment hallway. The channel turns itself off, and then he hears a strange noise outside his front door and decides to investigate. As he leaves his apartment, we realize the hallway looks eerily familiar, and it’s soon made clear that he was watching footage from inside his own building. PLAYBACK combines a John Carpenter type of slasher film with a Twilight Zone-like twist.



Girl #2
Dir. David H. Jeffery – USA – 9 min

When a deranged killer sets his sights on an unsuspecting sorority, he realizes he’s not the craziest one in the house.

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Time to Eat
Dir. Luke Asa Guidici – USA – 4 min

After being sent to timeout, a mischievous boy’s trip to the basement leads to a monstrous revelation.


Glitz + Glam with QueenYas
Dir.Thia Schuessler and Rex New – USA – 6 min

Beauty vlogger QueenYas is interrupted while recording her latest review.

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Fisherman’s Wife
Dir. Ben Leonberg – USA – 10min

When her estranged, fishing-obsessed husband goes missing, Becky’s search leads her face to face with an unspeakable horror. Will she survive the night?



First Like
Dir. Alexander Ronnberg – Sweden – 4 min

First to Like – First to Die A short horror written by Sara B. Elfgren, author of the best-seller urban fantasy novel ‘the Circle’ and directed by Alexander Rönnberg. First Like brings a new and fresh approach to the horror genre. Do you dare to be the first to press Like…?


The Call of Charlie
Dir. Nick Spooner – USA – 14min

A trendy Los Angeles couple sets up a blind date for two of their friends, one of whom is an ancient evil deity vibrating with pure malice. Unfortunately, on the evening of the rendezvous, two interlopers unexpectedly arrive at dinner to make the situation all the more awkward. A macabre comedy of manners, influenced by Luis Buñuel, David Lynch and/or H.P. Lovecraft. Alternately amusing and disturbing.


The Stylist
Dir. Jill Gevargizian – USA – 15 min – 2016

Claire is a lonely hairstylist with an unnerving desire to escape her disappointing reality. When her final client of the evening arrives with the request to look perfect, Claire has plans of her own.



Babysitter Murders
Dir. Ryan Spindell – USA – 22 min

A dark and stormy night. An innocent babysitter all alone. An escaped psychopath out for blood. You know how this story will play out… Or do you?

Official website and Trailer

Siren’s Song
Dir. Brian Teague – USA (Local) – 6 min – 2015

A beautiful woman lures men to peril with her seductive song.


Total Run Time: 90 min


FRIDAY – Midnight

Feature  #3

Frankenstein Created Bikers
Dir. James Bickert – USA (Local) – 125 min

A resurrected outlaw biker finds himself addicted to the substance that brought him back from the grave. In order to get his daily fix, his gang is forced to do the bidding of two sadistic scientists attempting to capture a biological mutation and perform a human head transplant on kidnapped teenagers. When his disgruntled ex-girlfriend is released from prison, she embarks on an explosive manhunt for her former lover and his strung-out pack of degenerates. With three dysfunctional bounty hunters, a rival motorcycle gang and an army of machine-gun toting strippers, it becomes a race against law-enforcement for bragging rights to the gang leader’s demise.


Website and Trailer

TRT 125 min




Shorts Program #4: The Pet Cemetary

Bill’s Landscape and Exorcism Service
Dir. Angus Swantee – Canada – 5 min – 2016

A trio of bumbling landscapers bite off more than they can handle while fighting a malicous demon.

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The Incredible Tale of the Incredible Woman-Spider
Dir. Pablo Guirado – France – 17 min – 2016

A young man, noose around his neck, prepares to hang himself.
Bad luck ? Fate ? The rope breaks. As he wanders through the deserted streets, at night, he comes across a poster outside a bar that invites him to discover the strange show of The Incredible Woman-Spider.


Scary Little Fuckers
Dir. Nathan Suher – USA – 24 min – 2015

It’s Christmas eve. An inebriated dad brings home to his adolescent son a gift he hopes will mend their faltering relationship, a Fookah, a devilish and disgusting creature that in turn wrecks havoc on their lives.


G is for Groan
Dir. Stephen Stull – USA – 1 min – 2015

A party clown receives some unwanted attention from a couple of the kids’ moms.



Death Metal
Dir. Chris McInroy – USA – 5 min – 2016

A metalhead gets passed down a satanic guitar that riffs to shreds.



Creatures of Whitechapel
Dir. Jonathan Martin – UK – 25 min – 2016

A brand new vision that brings together some of horror’s most iconic characters, “Creatures of Whitechapel” reveals the monster inside us all in this gothic love story of creation and madness. Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of London, searching for the perfect victims to help Dr. Frankenstein, her master, bring his Creation to life. However, rumors of Frankenstein’s nighttime activities are brewing, and Jack, revealed to be Igor, is tasked with one last foray into the bowels of Victorian London to find the last piece needed to bring Frankenstein’s mad vision to life. But what is life without love?



Dir. Pascal Thiebaux – France – 13 min – 2016

Quenottes (Pearlies) is a story about a little mouse, but not just any mouse.

It is THE little mouse, or tooth fairy, of your childhood. The one that brought you your first coin in exchange for the tooth under your pillow. In everybody’s mind, the little mouse is a benevolent and ter… What if it isn’t ? What if it is actually a neurotic psychopath obsessing about its collection of dental trophies? If a tooth is missing, it simply must be replaced. By any means necessary…


Smothering Pillows
Dir.Tim McGahren – USA (Local) – 5 min – 2014

An ad for my Kickstarter campaign of the same name to show your family the toughest love.


Total Runtime: 95 min




Shorts Program #5: The Ring of the Death Bell


Dir. Tim Egan – Australia – 10 min – 2016

Clinging to a smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss, a girl tries to cover the few feet back to safety without losing purchase and falling to her death.



Dir. Struan Sutherland – Canada – 1 min – 2015

After regaining consciousness, a desperate woman is willing to do anything to escape a life or death situation.


The Disappearance of Willie Bingham
Dir. Matthew Richards – Australia – 12 min -2015

Willie Bingham is the first man to undergo a radical new justice program. The government has introduced Progressive Amputation as a punishment for capital crime — the real life version of ‘an eye for an eye’. The controversial procedures, performed live in front of victims’ families, stop only at their request.


The Procedure
Dir. Calvin Reeder – USA – 4 min – 2016

A man is captured and forced to endure a strange experiment.

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Forget Me Not
Dir. Andreas Avgousti – United Kingdom – 9 min – 2016

Forget Me Not revolves around recently widowed Eliza (Sophie Brooke) and her personal journey to self destruction. Buried in guilt, she must fight her own demons while being haunted by a ghost of her past.



Dir. Stuart Valberg – USA – 13 min – 2016

An Artist and a Subject. The Artist wants to create his masterpiece; The Subject doesn’t want to die.



Cuckold Picasso
Dir. Lance Larson – USA – 5 min – 2016

Pablo Picasso’s “1971 Harlequin Head”, thought forever lost in a Romanian fire, is found vividly alive in the disturbed psyche of a tortured man’s soul.


Bunker Game
Dir. Lionel Compte – France – 8 min – 2015

A man is holding a young girl prisoner in a bunker. He makes her play the “Connect 4” game. If she wins, she is allowed to eat.

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My Life is a Dream
Dir. Brian Benson – USA – 8 – 2015

Perky Cousin Wonderlette never imagined she’d meet the man of her dreams so when her dreams turn into nightmares she’s not so surprised. In this dark comedy, we follow sweet Wonderlette on a disturbing journey to creepy places where she encounters demented housewives, greedy swine, sexual deviants, and worse, her drunk mother.


House Arrest
Dir. Matthias Sahli – Switzerland – 13 min – 2015

House Arrest tells the story of Max, who was sentenced to six months of house arrest.
An electronic ankle bracelet called Percy helps him through his new daily life.
One day Max is shocked to discover how far Percy is willing to go to assist him in his needs.

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Dir. Paul Jenkins – USA – 7 min – 2016

A young woman tries to figure out the purpose of her life after living past her expiration date.

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Guest Room
Dir. Jayson Palmer – USA (Local) – 1 min – 2016

Elizabeth just wants to get a good night’s sleep, but her husband’s roaming hands won’t let her.


Dir. April Che – USA (Local) – 7 min – 2016

An unsettling, bleak analysis of nihilistic duality. In a lonely ambiguous plane of existence, a soul explores a world of mysterious and elusive apparitions, leading her through doorways that reveal symbolic manifestations of her consciousness.


Total Runtime: 98 min



Here Alone
Dir. Rod Blackhurst – USA – 89min – 2016

A young woman struggles to survive on her own in the wake of a mysterious epidemic that has decimated society and forced her deep into the unforgiving wilderness.

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Opening before the feature:

Dir. Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton – USA – 4 min – 2016

A bullied schoolboy takes drastic measures against his tormenter, summoning an ancient being in the woods using a spellbound book passed down through the generations of his family.


Dir. Antonio Padovan – USA – 6 min – 2016

In a dystopian future, corporations profit by robbing humanity of its ability to procreate. Two men rise up to take back their lives and the future of humanity.


Total runtime: 99 min



Drawn and Quartered: The Animation program

Pirate Parts
Dir. Shabnam Shams – USA – 3 min – 2016

On a pirate ship, a lonely captain wanders the ship deck late at night while mourning the loss of his fallen crew. The night takes an unexpected turn when the pirate finds himself face to face with mischievous ghosts.



The Past Inside the Present
Dir. James Siewert – USA – 2015 – 12min – 2015

An allegorical tale of a couple who attempt to renew their dying relationship by plugging directly into recordings of their memories.



Dir. Jerónimo Rocha and João Miguel Real – Portugal – 20 min – 2016

K just crashed his Mercedes-Benz into a tree, moments after trying to avoid running down a small wild animal that ran across his path. He is on a backwater road in the countryside and it’s a very dark night. His evening has only just begun…


Nova Seed
Dir. Nick DiLiberto – Japan/Canada – 64 min – 2016

Beneath the decay of a dying world lives the Mad Doctor Mindskull. Using the planet’s power of creation he has created the ultimate Weapon. Can mankind find a way to stop this Evil before time runs out? The only answer lies within the Nova Seed.


Total Runtime: 99 min



Another Evil
Dir. Carson D. Mell – USA – 90 min

After encountering a ghost in his family’s vacation home, Dan a modern artist and his wife Mary hire an “industrial-grade exorcist” named Os to get rid of the beings. But Dan soon realizes that ridding the home of evil won’t be as simple as it seems.


Opening before the feature:

Dir. Cameron Magowan – Canada – 6 min

An erotic fable about one man’s obsession with a mysterious beauty.


Total runtime: 96 min


Taboolala presents:
Carrie (1976)
Dir. Brian DePalma – USA – 98 min

Carrie White, a shy, friendless 17 year-old girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. Buried Alive will be screening Shout Factory’s brand new 4K restoration Blue Ray.


With a very special performance before the movie by..

Atlanta’s Blast-Off Burlesque is a group of way-out performers, who revel in traditional vaudeville hyjinx, but bring it to the modern stage in a style that’s all it’s own.

Known for quirky, smart, performance art-stylings and outrageous sci-fi and pop-culture themed acts, the group features nearly a dozen regular performers, and collaborates with some of the Southeast’s most diverse and interesting talents.

Blast-Off Burlesque was founded in 2007, they were the original collaborators of the Silver Scream Spookshow, producers of the Taboo-La-La Film Series, and the highly-acclaimed themed SciFi-A-GoGo show. Blast-Off Burlesque was voted Best Burlesque Troupe in Creative Loafing’s annual Best of Atlanta survey 2009-2012, 2014 & 2015.
Sissy Specek as Carrie


SUNDAY – 12pm

Sympathy for the Devil: The True Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgement
Dir. Neil Edwards – USA / UK / Canada – 101 min – 2015

Google ‘The Process Church of the Final Judgment’ and you’ll discover a long list of conspiracy theories – accused of being the inspiration for Charles Manson, influencing the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, and being the root of the infamous Son of Sam serial killings – Only now, former members reveal the truth about the misunderstood group once dubbed ‘One of the most dangerous Satanic cults in America’.


SUNDAY – 2pm


Shorts Program #6: The Grave Digger’s Favorite Shovel


Big Demon Promise
Dir. Taylor Morano – USA – 24 min – 2016

A hometown farm boy hires a redneck demon hunter to help rid his father of an evil spirit.


Dir. Jerónimo Rocha – Portugal – 11 min – 2015

Bree, a dishonest 9-year-old receives a terrifying visitor after a parenting lesson goes horribly wrong.



Dir. Sébastien Vaniček – France – 13 min – 2015

Michel, subject to violent hallucinations, must overcome the imminence of death during his extradition flight towards United States. He will face head-front his delusions, the other passengers’ judgment, the firmness of US-law enforcement and the stress of an imminent crash. Way too much for this weak, aging and disturbed man…



Dir. Mark J. Blackman – UK – 15 min – 2016

Elias is a fallen angel given a second, pathetic chance at life, after he died from a drug overdose. Forced to work as a ‘cupid’ on Earth, he’s forbidden by the higher powers from pursuing love himself – Mary, the woman he’s always loved – and makes the decision to finally end his heartbreak.



Mars IV
Dir. Guillaume Rieu – France – 15 min – 2016

Four astronauts, assisted by a robot, are stationed on Mars in an underground base for a two-year mission. As they make an unexpected discovery that will force them to face serious responsibilities towards Earth, they are victims of violent hallucinations..



The Sounds They Make
Dir. Andrew Stacy Huggins – USA – 3 min – 2016

A mother fears for her daughter when she hears strange sounds in her home.


Model Family
Dir. Matthew McGregor – USA – 6 min – 2016

You are cordially invited to the home of a picture perfect family.

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Terror at Camp Creek
Dir. Tony Reames – USA (Local) – 7 min – 2016

A camping trip with dad turns into three kids worst nightmare.

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Total runtime: 94 min


SUNDAY – 4pm

Opening Short

Violets in May
Dir. Shannon Johnson of Alcovy Films

The song Violets in May was written and performed by Hillbilly Casino, about a young couple with a storybook life centered around violets in her hair. After marrying the husband finds his wife cheating on him with his best friend. He takes his revenge by killing both his wife and best friend and burying them together. Music video for Hillbilly Casino.


Found Footage 3D
Dir. Stephen DeGennaro – USA – 96 min – 2016

A group of filmmakers sets out to make the first 3D found footage horror movie, but find themselves IN a found footage horror movie when the evil entity from their film escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.



SUNDAY – 6pm

Shorts Program #7: Super Duper Zombie Extravaganza!

Red Christmas
Dir. Doug Hawley – USA – 16 min – 2015

A disgruntled office worker struggles through the holidays having to deal with a sadistic boss and a roommate who has recently become one of the living dead.

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A Father’s Day
Dir. Mat Johns – UK – 10 min – 2016

Unexpectedly reunited with his daughter amongst the ruins of the world as they knew it, a father is determined to make this day special, even if they are already dead.



Dir. Benjamin Gutsche – Germany – 15 min – 2016

Like many 8 year old boys, Miko often wakes up in the middle of the night. Haunted by the creatures of his nightmares, he jumps out of his room and sneaks in to his mother’s bed to hide under her blanked, were he is safe from the monsters… In Mikos nightmares it’s zombies, who totter around mumbling incomprehensible noises, screaming and coming dangerously close to him. Especially little Zombirella fallows the boy doggedly. And on top of everything, there is Mikos older brother Steve, who makes fun of him and even changed his name to scaredy cat. Sooner or later Miko has to face his fears, stand up to the monsters and show his brother what he’s really made of…



Spring Break Zombie Massacre
Dir. Robert Carnevale – USA – 45 min – 2016

Sam and Mattie are two regular guys living up their senior year of high school. The two BFFs have girlfriends, they’re popular, they’re in a rock band. All is good and well until prom night, when the devil shows up looking for Sam and Mattie and subsequently ruins prom by peeing in the punch bowl. Twenty years ago, Sam and Mattie were born with the fate that one day they’d be bionic heroes with the power to save all of humanity. The devil tried to kidnap the boys the day of their birth, but was unsuccessful, killing their mothers instead before being sucked back into the fiery pits of Hell. Since then, the devil has been determined to destroy Sam and Mattie before they can destroy him. Now it’s time for Sam and Mattie to get revenge. From prom to Spring break to epic boat parties with DJ Pauly D, Sam and Mattie embark on a wild quest to conquer the devil once and for all. Spring Break Zombie Massacre is an epic tale of friendship, love, and demons. And, of course, slurpees.



Total Runtime: 86 min


SUNDAY – 8pm


Closing Night Feature and Awards Ceremony:

Bad Blood
Dir. Tim Reis – USA (Local) 80 min – 2016

A classic werewolf flick with an amphibious twist; it’s a race against time to find the antidote when a girl is attacked and infected by an amphibious monster.


Opening before the feature:

Dir. Pavel Soukup – Czech Republic – 23 min – 2016

Karel is passionate forester who reigns his woods with tough but caring hand. In an abandoned part of the woods lurchers wake up a creature, who can be an equivalent opponent for him. In fairy tales this creature is called Leshy, but meeting it is definitely not a fairy tale. While Karel is trying to track Leshy, he is already closer than he had expected. Who will become the real ruler of the woods?

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