Montreal Comiccon Horrorfest – The Short Programs

Short program #5

Sunday, September 15th, 10:30 p.m., Screening room #2

Hells Belles

Length: 15 min.
Country: USA
Director: Christian Ackerman
Cast: James Cavlo, Buffy Dakan, Paul Gebeau
Synopsis: Two inexperienced occult specialists are called by the local Sheriff to investigate a possible manifestation. When it turns out to be a sadomasochistic demon kidnapping a teenage girl to use as his sex slave, the girls must figure out a way to stop him before she’s taken to Hell forever!

Dead All Night

Length: 29 min.
Country: Canada
Director: Christopher Giroux
Cast: Ry Barrett, Robert Nolan, Breanne TeBoekhorst
Synopsis: In the tradition of Mad Max, Escape From New York, and The Warriors comes a violent, blood-filled action film that pays tribute to the ’80s style of film making. In a post apocalyptic future, some of the country is a lawless wasteland, free from government rule. An anarchists warlord of the wasteland known as The Veteran has created a doomsday device to end the world as we know it. Now the government must reach out to an ex-Special Forces agent who’s now a death row inmate, Gavin Green, to get him to break into the compound or risk the destruction of the free world.

Dear Head Valley

Length: 11 min.
Country: USA
Director: Travis Greene
Cast: Ronnie Prouty, Jayme McCabe, Rebecca Reynolds
Synopsis: On the county line of Deer Head Valley, a derelict woman and her gentleman friend hold captive an innocent man. With the victim’s fate uncertain, the only glimmer of hope lies 80 miles west, in the form of the District Attorney and the plea bargain deal he has devised for a local gang member, indicted on charges of murder. The only problem? The District Attorney is nowhere to be found.

A Chance in Hell

Length: 35 min.
Country: USA
Director: Tony Walsh
Cast: Kyle Anthony Silviera, Kevin Zaideman, Brad Fowler
Synopsis: A Chance in Hell is set in the winter of 1944, in Nazi-occupied Germany. U.S. soldiers stumble upon a secret Nazi facility that has been overrun by creatures that were created in the lab of the nefarious Dr. Bücher. Most Nazi Zombie flicks settle for cheap thrills and humor. Our goal is to utilize the easiest distinction between protagonist and antagonist the world has ever seen, and create a gritty, visceral film unlike any other horror period piece. Think Saving Private Ryan meets 30 Days of Night.


Length: 21 min.
Country: France
Director: Lucas Masson
Cast: Morgane Housset, Wendy Nieto, Bénédicte Ernoult
Synopsis: A young woman accepts a babysitting offer from a couple she doesn’t know. Puzzled by the children’s odd behavior, she invites some friends to keep her company. Little do they know that it will be the worst night of their lives.

Orange County Hill Killer

Length: 14 min.
Country: USA
Director: Katie Downer
Cast: Nicole Travolta, Cory Knauf, Chad Czech
Synopsis: Orange County Hill Killers is a short film that takes place in Black Star Canyon, a regionally famous place for its unnerving urban legends. The often-told folklore centers on the sinister and deranged “people in the hills.” This film takes that folklore and turns it into a nightmarish reality. The protagonist, Amber, and her friends prepare to explore Blackstar Canyon on a dare, but end up getting into the fight of their lives when they anger the deranged locals living in the hills. And hell hath no fury like a deranged local scorned.

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