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Friday, March 27
 

11:10am MST

Horror Shorts A

Horror Shorts A
Run Time: 85 minutes

What is a Momo
Directed by Ross Harris
Synopsis: MOMO! So good it's worth having your throat cut for. 

In Extremis
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Directed by Gregory Crosbie
Synopsis: A night watchman is sent to guard the cellar of a museum by its mysterious curator. But once in the vaults he starts to hear something...In Extremis is a short in the mold of classic British horror films of the 1960s and 70s. 

Hush
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Directed by Michael Kehoe
Synopsis: A college reunion turns into a night of terror when a babysitter discovers that the house she is staying in is possessed by a malevolent presence with a vengeful intention. 

Dead Hearts
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Directed by Stephen W. Martin
Synopsis: A young mortician will give his heart away to find true love. A whimsical, gothic bedtime story filled with love, loss, taxidermy, Kung fu, and biker werewolves. 

Boys Will Be Boys
Directed by Richard Rotter
Synopsis: Boys are never too old to play games. 

Bad Guy #2
Directed by Chris McInroy
Synopsis: One bad guy discovers that moving up in a crime ring has its downsides as he will either have to set an example or become one. This 'goredy' follows the bad guy who just got promoted to the dead end job of bad guy #2. 

M is for Mobile
Directed by Baris Erdogan
Synopsis: A desperate man is at the mercy of a coldblooded torturer who receives his orders via text message from an unknown sender. What will happen next? Will this nightmare ever end? 

Father Mud
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Directed by Jameson Hesse
Synopsis: A film about a family's terrifying experience with a mysterious foster child's buried secrets.


Additional Screenings:
Sunday, March 29th at 2:30pm 


Friday March 27, 2015 11:10am - 12:35pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

1:10pm MST

Sci-Fi Shorts A

Sci-Fi Shorts A
Run Time: 115 minutes

Death and the Iron Maiden
Directed by Kevin McGuiness
Synopsis: The story of Death visiting a small medieval town to murder a young Maiden. However, he discovers that the young woman is a cyborg and impenetrable to Death’s powers. After a violent battle resulting in the demise of Death, the Maiden rides off. 

Air
Directed by Emma E. Maclennan
Synopsis: Humanity has survived, but only in the dystopian underground facility Securos, where the air supply is depleting and engineers Alex and Nick spend their days in a futile attempt to save it. Sacrifices are enforced, but a lifetime of imagining an alternative existence inspires Alex to determine her own fate. 

RomantiCorp – Or How I learned to stop Worrying and Love My Computer
Directed by Kirill Kripak
Synopsis: RomantiCorp - Where Love Comes To Life. A girl employs a company that coaches her in dating via virtual reality. 

2.0
Directed by Ally Burnham
Synopsis: The miracle drug promised to the world was too good to be true. Clara sets out to discover the secret of 2.0 and why it has forced her father to a life on the streets. 

Witch Hunt
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Directed by Johno Faherty
Synopsis: A young witch discovers her powers after the death of her absent mother. 

The Routine
Directed by Brian Groh
Synopsis: Technology fails a woman isolated in her home. 

Cassandra
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Directed by Guy-Roger Duvert
Synopsis: In a medieval world, two thieves infiltrate a besieged city, in order to retrieve an artifact. But when they are saved by a priest who mistakes them for mercenaries come to help the town, choices have to be made. What you do defines who you are, but the consequences define who you will become... 

When Tears Have Fallen
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Directed by Henrik Henziger
Synopsis: In a near future almost all of mankind has lost it's emotions. In this indifferent world, where function and economy governs, an exception is a young mother who faces an impossible choice when her son is submitted to life supporting medical care.


Additional Screenings:
Saturday, March 28th at 10:00pm 


Friday March 27, 2015 1:10pm - 3:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:40pm MST

Horror Shorts B

Horror Shorts B
Run Time: 85 minutes

Lure
Directed by Kyle Robinson
Synopsis: A determined man must get his girlfriend’s purse back from the unseen perils of downtown. 

Q
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Directed by Tom Vujcic
Synopsis: A modern take on the story of Cupid, a small man named Q selling love to lonely people. One night a young man goes to Q to get his ex-girlfriend back. Q makes a mistake and shoots the wrong girl with his arrow and things get complicated. 

Less of You
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Directed by Byron Camacho
Synopsis: A horror-themed drama about mom and daughter witches in a mysterious snow laden town. 

Paramnesia
Directed by Michael May
Synopsis: A woman begins to experience disturbing hallucinations and can't distinguish what's reality and what's in her head. 

I Owe You
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Directed by Michael McNeese
Synopsis: Cam owes his perfect life to an estranged friend Todd. But when Todd shows up with a body in his trunk and calls in the debt, Cam must choose between an awful trip into darkness or having his own secret revealed. 

Viscera
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Directed by Lauren Morrison
Synopsis: By referencing the human body and the absurdity of high society manners, Viscera examines the disconnect between food and source, rich and poor, and the intentional ignorance that allows exploitation to flourish. 

A Stranger Kind
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Directed by Ollie Murray
Synopsis: A Stranger Kind is an unhinged contemporary fairytale. Lily, a young girl, ekes out an existence in a threadbare cabaret club until, one day, a stranger calls to audition with a nerve-rattling new act and Lily begins, for the first time in her life, to believe in magic.


Additional Screenings:
Saturday, March 28th at 10:05pm 


Friday March 27, 2015 9:40pm - 11:05pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 2 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:10pm MST

Sci-Fi Shorts B

Sci-Fi Shorts B
Run Time: 95 minutes

Japanese Doctor Who
Directed by Joshua Kahan
Synopsis: One day a video tape fell from the sky into a young man's lap. On it was a video clip from a parallel universe wherein the Japanese had licensed Doctor Who and made it their own. This is that video clip. 

The Temporal Party
Directed by Ignacio J Reveco
Synopsis: Two grad students do a theoretical time traveling experiment; they organize a party for future time travelers, by sending the invitations after the party is finish. Their belief is struck when someone shows up claiming he is from the future. 

M-Theory
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Directed by TL Westgate
Synopsis: Saving the world has unintended consequences.

The Looking Planet
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Directed by Eric Law Anderson
Synopsis: In the beginning, not everything went quite entirely according to plan. 

Nostalgic
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Directed by Ronald Eltanal
Synopsis: An aging scientist must decide whether to give in to early-onset dementia, or to take an experimental drug which locks him into his memories, unable to form new ones. 

Super therapy!
Directed by Stig Morten Waage
Synopsis: A therapy-session for a seemingly normal couple. Every relationship has got problems, and she likes to face problems head on. Only this time, she can't.

Valiant
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Directed by Robin Phillips
Synopsis: Set in a distant nuclear war-torn future, the Valiant Three set out on dangerous quest after finding a lost child princess who may hold the ticket to their freedom. However, they soon find themselves facing a choice between sacrificing the girl or living up to their reputation.


Additional Screenings:
Saturday, March 28th at 1:05pm



Friday March 27, 2015 10:10pm - 11:45pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Saturday, March 28
 

1:05pm MST

Sci-Fi Shorts B

Sci-Fi Shorts B
Run Time: 95 minutes

Japanese Doctor Who
Directed by Joshua Kahan
Synopsis: One day a video tape fell from the sky into a young man's lap. On it was a video clip from a parallel universe wherein the Japanese had licensed Doctor Who and made it their own. This is that video clip. 

The Temporal Party
Directed by Ignacio J Reveco
Synopsis: Two grad students do a theoretical time traveling experiment; they organize a party for future time travelers, by sending the invitations after the party is finish. Their belief is struck when someone shows up claiming he is from the future. 

M-Theory
Watch the Trailer
Directed by TL Westgate
Synopsis: Saving the world has unintended consequences. 

The Looking Planet
Watch the Trailer
Directed by Eric Law Anderson
Synopsis: In the beginning, not everything went quite entirely according to plan. 

Nostalgic
Watch the Trailer
Directed by Ronald Eltanal
Synopsis: An aging scientist must decide whether to give in to early-onset dementia, or to take an experimental drug which locks him into his memories, unable to form new ones. 

Super therapy!
Directed by Stig Morten Waage
Synopsis: A therapy-session for a seemingly normal couple. Every relationship has got problems, and she likes to face problems head on. Only this time, she can't. 

Valiant
Watch the Trailer
Directed by Robin Phillips
Synopsis: Set in a distant nuclear war-torn future, the Valiant Three set out on dangerous quest after finding a lost child princess who may hold the ticket to their freedom. However, they soon find themselves facing a choice between sacrificing the girl or living up to their reputation.



Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 10:10pm 



Saturday March 28, 2015 1:05pm - 2:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:00pm MST

Sci-Fi Shorts A

Sci-Fi Shorts A
Run Time: 115 minutes


Death and the Iron Maiden
Directed by Kevin McGuiness
Synopsis: The story of Death visiting a small medieval town to murder a young Maiden, however, he discovers that the young woman is a cyborg and impenetrable to Death’s powers. After a violent battle resulting in the demise of Death, the Maiden rides off. 

Air
Directed by Emma E. Maclennan
Synopsis: Humanity has survived, but only in the dystopian underground facility Securos, where the air supply is depleting and engineers Alex and Nick spend their days in a futile attempt to save it. Sacrifices are enforced, but a lifetime of imagining an alternative existence inspires Alex to determine her own fate. 

RomantiCorp – Or How I learned to stop Worrying and Love My Computer
Directed by Kirill Kripak
Synopsis: RomantiCorp - Where Love Comes To Life. A girl employs a company that coaches her in dating via virtual reality. 

2.0
Directed by Ally Burnham
Synopsis: The miracle drug promised to the world was too good to be true. Clara sets out to discover the secret of 2.0 and why it has forced her father to a life on the streets. 

Witch Hunt
Watch the Trailer
Directed by Johno Faherty
Synopsis: A young witch discovers her powers after the death of her absent mother. 

The Routine
Directed by Brian Groh
Synopsis: Technology fails a woman isolated in her home. 

Cassandra
Watch the Trailer
Directed by Guy-Roger Duvert
Synopsis: In a medieval world, two thieves infiltrate a besieged city, in order to retrieve an artifact. But when they are saved by a priest who mistakes them for mercenaries come to help the town, choices have to be made. What you do defines who you are, but the consequences define who you will become... 

When Tears Have Fallen
Watch the Trailer
Directed by Henrik Henziger
Synopsis: In a near future almost all of mankind has lost it's emotions. In this indifferent world, where function and economy governs, an exception is a young mother who faces an impossible choice when her son is submitted life supporting medical care.



Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 1:10pm


Saturday March 28, 2015 10:00pm - 11:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 7 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

10:05pm MST

Horror Shorts B

Horror Shorts B
Run Time: 85 minutes


Lure
Directed by Kyle Robinson
Synopsis: A determined man must get his girlfriend’s purse back from the unseen perils of downtown. 

Q
Watch the Trailer
Directed by Tom Vujcic
Synopsis: A modern take on the story of Cupid, a small man named Q selling love to lonely people. One night a young man goes to Q to get his ex-girlfriend back. Q makes a mistake and shoots the wrong girl with his arrow and things get complicated. 

Less of You
Watch the Trailer
Directed by Byron Camacho
Synopsis: A horror-themed drama about mom and daughter witches in a mysterious snow laden town. 

Paramnesia
Directed by Michael May
Synopsis: A woman begins to experience disturbing hallucinations and can't distinguish what's reality and what's in her head. 

I Owe You
Watch the Trailer
Directed by Michael McNeese
Synopsis: Cam owes his perfect life to an estranged friend Todd. But when Todd shows up with a body in his trunk and calls in the debt, Cam must choose between an awful trip into darkness or having his own secret revealed. 

Viscera
Watch the Trailer
Directed by Lauren Morrison
Synopsis: By referencing the human body and the absurdity of high society manners, Viscera examines the disconnect between food and source, rich and poor, and the intentional ignorance that allows exploitation to flourish. 

A Stranger Kind
Watch the Trailer
Directed by Ollie Murray
Synopsis: A Stranger Kind is an unhinged contemporary fairytale. Lily, a young girl, ekes out an existence in a threadbare cabaret club until, one day, a stranger calls to audition with a nerve-rattling new act and Lily begins, for the first time in her life, to believe in magic.


Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 9:40am 



Saturday March 28, 2015 10:05pm - 11:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Sunday, March 29
 

2:30pm MST

Horror Shorts A

Horror Shorts A
Run Time: 85 minutes


What is a Momo
Directed by Ross Harris
Synopsis: MOMO! So good it's worth having your throat cut for. 

In Extremis
Watch the Trailer
Directed by Gregory Crosbie
Synopsis: A night watchman is sent to guard the cellar of a museum by its mysterious curator. But once in the vaults he starts to hear something...In Extremis is a short in the mold of classic British horror films of the 1960s and 70s. 

Hush
Watch the Trailer
Directed by Michael Kehoe
Synopsis: A college reunion turns into a night of terror when a babysitter discovers that the house she is staying in is possessed by a malevolent presence with a vengeful intention. 

Dead Hearts
Watch the Trailer
Directed by Stephen W. Martin
Synopsis: A young mortician will give his heart away to find true love. A whimsical, gothic bedtime story filled with love, loss, taxidermy, Kung fu, and biker werewolves. 

Boys Will Be Boys
Directed by Richard Rotter
Synopsis: Boys are never too old to play games. 

Bad Guy #2
Directed by Chris McInroy
Synopsis: One bad guy discovers that moving up in a crime ring has its downsides as he will either have to set an example or become one. This 'goredy' follows the bad guy who just got promoted to the dead end job of bad guy #2. 

M is for Mobile
Directed by Baris Erdogan
Synopsis: A desperate man is at the mercy of a coldblooded torturer who receives his orders via text message from an unknown sender. What will happen next? Will this nightmare ever end? 

Father Mud
Watch the Trailer
Directed by Jameson Hesse
Synopsis: A film about a family's terrifying experience with a mysterious foster child's buried secrets.


Additional Screenings:
Friday, March 27th at 11:10am 


Sunday March 29, 2015 2:30pm - 3:55pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Thursday, April 2
 

5:10pm MST

Festival Choice-Bad Exorcists

Bad Exorcists
Directed by: Kyle Steinbach
Run Time: 85 minutes

Cast: Sean Roney, Alex Knapp, Julian Master, Claire Berger, Suzanna Akins, Suzanne Owens-Duval

Synopsis: Charlie, Matt and Dana are about to finish high school with little fanfare. In a last-ditch effort to earn their classmates' respect, the trio aims to win the local horror film festival. Things might finally be going their way—until their attempt to film an exorcism scene results in the demonic possession of their lead actress. The boys are in for a raucous and hilarious weekend as they try to save the girl and somehow finish their film, all while navigating the treacherous world of high school.



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Thursday April 2, 2015 5:10pm - 6:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 5 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054