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Dickens Horror Film Festival

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Dickens Opera House

300 Main Street

Longmont, CO 80501

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Dickens Horror Film Festival is back. Fear and Film on the Front Range brings you our 2ND Annual Contemporary and Classic horror films for one day in 2017 (October 21st) starting at 11 a. m. at the haunted Dickens Opera House. Films range from spooky to screaming...hilarious. There's thrillers, chillers and horror films of all kinds, from all over the world.

"Face Off" & "Bored as Hell" special effects make-up artist Kevon Ward will demonstrate his artistry. There will also be a "speed painting" demo. Spirit Trackers paranormal investigators will join us as they continue their mission to investigate and document paranormal activity. On October 6th @ the Kick-off Party, four people will have the opportunity to join the hunt at the Haunted Dickens Tavern. They'll then be featured on the big screen to reveal their findings.

There's a DJ, costume contest and so much more...

Come experience Fear Fun, and thrills on the Front Range.

Dickens Horror Fest 2017

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Program One: 54 minutes, 8 shorts

Setting the Stage

Draw the curtains, light the candles, settle in with your blanket and stuffed bear

Night Clerk, He has a real “head” for numbers…but don’t ask the hotel clerk for anything after hours. Damon Mohl, 2 min

The Hotel, A run-down hotel lends a feeling of neglect and disappointment. Damon Mohl, 7 min

Shudder, Shake...Snicker?

Unsettling, realistic and full of dark humor

Toothless, A single mother is desperate for a night out. Her son has lost a tooth. Surely the Tooth Fairy will come, but who’s teeth is he after? Matthew Vinaja (and the Coffin Girls), 9 min

Wrong Number, A woman in need calls for help. The good-natured advice she receives gives her the confidence to finish her task. Patrick Rea, 6 min

Mr Fuffles, It’s time to leave for the Christmas party but Mr Fuffles has other plans…Chris Freeman, 4 min

The Closet, Two roommates must deal with some frightening noises…what are those sounds? And who will be brave enough to open the door? Connor Anderson, 3 min

Dead Color, A priceless painting drives Joel and Hannah to plot the demise of Hannah’s husband. Paul Anthony Navarro, 14 min

The Cabin, Trapped inside a horror film, a college student must convince his friends to avoid all the horror movie clichés if they’re to survive the night. Luke Hollingshead, 9 min

12:00 - 12:30

Spirit Trackers introduce Paranormal Investigation Film of Dickens Opera House

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Program Two: 46 min (4 shorts)

Dark, Demented, Psychological Horror: Dark Fairy Tales

Pet, An only child in a wealthy family, Dimitris has just lost his grandmother. As his cruel parents discuss how to get rid of him, the 10-year old takes out his torment on the only creature that loves him. CHRISTOS LIAKOURIS, 11 min

Vore, When her lover announces he’s departing for cooking school, a sexually-adventurous woman has a fantasy she wants fulfilled. But this revelation turns out to be a little hard to digest…Lauren Erwin, 13 min

Chateau Sauvignon: terrior, A tour of an isolated winery leads to sinister deeds as the young vintner’s son tries to protect his ailing mother and appease a violent father. David Maire, 13 min

Solved, A lonely young man dreams of one day becoming a Rubik's Cube master, but his obsession soon turns deadly. This film is made of 11,000 still photographs. Michael Bartolomeo, 8 min

Turn Around, A weekend getaway becomes a trip of horror for a young couple.Luke Ostermiller, 14 min

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Program Three: 76 min (6 shorts)

Zombies, Witches and Creatures of the Night

Agatha, 1800’s Pennsylvania: penniless Sophia arrives on the orphan train. Hired by an old woman to feed someone living in her attic, the child’s curiosity grows. Who is the prisoner in the attic? Timothy Vandenberg, 8 min

The Dead Don’t Dance, What do you get when you cross Sixteen Candles with a little Return of the Living Dead? Ricky Neuwirth, 19 min

The Hunted, The search for a missing person, reveals something else lurking in the woods. Connor Anderson, 14 min

Born Again, When five bumbling Satanists have their summoning ceremony go horribly right, they're left to deal with the decidedly holy shit consequences. Jason Tostevin, 7 min

Haint Country, Three paramedics on a camping trip uncover a haunted world. Rion Smith, 13 min

Daughter of the Lake, A group of friends run into trouble on a weekend getaway. An isolated road, a blown tire and a helpful old man with a deadly secret hiding upstairs in her room…when she escapes, who can save them? Ozem Altingoz, 15 min

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Program 4: 41 minutes (3 shorts)

Girl Power: turning the tables on evil

Your Date is Here, An old Mystery Date board game lands a mother and daughter a date from the grave. Todd Spense and Zak White, 6 min

Bride of Frankie, In this darkly comedic nod to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor’s lonely creation with deadly results. Devi Snively, 18 min

Oh The Effing Horror, Chris and Luci are on a date, camping. A killer is on the loose in the woods. But, I'm sure everything will be fine. Justin T. Bowler, 17 min

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Music and Kevon Ward Speed Painting of Iconic Horror Character

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Program 5 : 45 Minutes

Kevon Ward: Special FX Workshop

Kevon Ward is known for being on the SyFy reality television series “Face Off” where the show features 16 prosthetic makeup artists competing against each other for $100,000. Kevon is a self-taught special effects makeup artist living in Denver, CO. His work covers several mediums including puppetry, set and prop design, illustration, graphic design, fine art and film production. As his skill set grows with experience, he is honing his focus to create eccentric character makeups for film projects in Denver's growing arts scene.

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Program 6 Feature 1

Blessed Are The Children, Traci Patterson (Kaley Ball), an adrift 20-something who's still reeling from the death of her father and her breakup with an abusive fiancé (Jordan Boyd), discovers that she's pregnant. With the help of her friends, Erin and Mandy (Arian Thigpen, Keni Bounds), she decides to terminate her pregnancy, but quickly after leaving the clinic, she begins seeing and hearing things - shapes in the corner of her eye, strange noises in the middle of the night, and ghoulish figures stalking her every move. Is it guilt or are Traci and her friends in grave danger?

Chris Moore, 1 hr 30 min

8:30 - 10:30 pm

Program 7 -- Feature 2

Arbor Demon, An injured hunter and a married couple are trapped inside a claustrophobic tent by a supernatural threat.

Patrick Rea, 100 min

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