Chicago Horror Film Festival

September 24th & 25th

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Dorothy Pritchard est juste votre moyenne, assez, tous les Américains, un adolescent qui bratty chiffres, elle a tout fait quand elle a demandé à la maison passer les riches Poe sur Halloween. Avec un salaire en bonne santé, et la perspective de son petit ami chaud en provenance de plus de faire s…

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THE GAUNTLET - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!


In a sunken Castle underneath the earth, five strangers wake. They have no food. No memory. No water. And no way out. These strangers are from every normal walk of life, yet they each have a secret. They don't know it yet, but they're capable of something they never imagined. They must organize and…

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DEATHLY LOVE - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!

OFFICIAL Deathly Love Poster 1.6

The story opens in the 80's during a late night gathering of masked cult members in which a young virgin is sacrificed under the light of the full moon. Ten years later Ricky returns to his hometown to make a life for himself and his kid sister - orphaned and alone. Seemingly genuine and caring, i…

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READY OR NOT - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!


13-year-old Paige has never felt as though she really belonged in her family. Then she discovers that they have been keeping secrets from her. Awful secrets. When she begins to take extreme measures against them, it is up to Paige’s little sister, Ella, to stop her.

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THE PLAN - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!


Ben's dreams often mix with his surroundings. Years of self-neglect lead him to look back at his past decisions, unable to fully comprehend why he took a certain path in life, Ben travels through his twisted memories, unable to let go.

However, Ben's memories are shattered and painted with darkness…

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OUR LADY OF LOURDES - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!

our lady

Bernard, an old drunk, intervenes when a young girl, Lourdes, is hassled by a lecherous detective. They spark up a rapport, and in gratitude Lourdes offers to buy him a hot meal. As the two unlikely friends get to know each other, Bernard explains the sad, sordid circumstances that have led him to …

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HANGERS - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!


A dark horror comedy about Gabriel, a young wisecrack waging a battle against the ghost of his new apartment's former tenant. When it becomes clear that all the ghost wants is to see the former love of his life, Kate, one last time, Gabriel vows to help him ... or it ... move on.

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ECHO CHAMBER - 2013 CHFF Official Selection and WORLD PREMIER!


A reporter, Lindsey, and her Cameraman arrive at the apartment of a young writer, Sebastian, rumored to have connections to supernatural beings. They are admitted by a strange man, and find Sebastian drunk at his table.

Upon waking him, Sebastian tries to send the team away, but Lindsey is adaman…

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AIR CONDITIONS - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!


An air-conditioning repairman is lured onto the roof of a desolate building, deep in the industrial yards of Chicago. Trapped, he faces his doom while watching his captor's grizzly plans unfold before his very eyes.

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THE DEAD WILL DRAW - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!


John can not handle hiding out inside the house any longer, so he goes outside to confront the terror that has befallen his small neighborhood.

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MISTER WHITE - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!


It isn't bad enough that Tyler Rooney is in therapy for seeing an imaginary man, or that has to deal with a passive-aggressive father and a loving mother who resides in a frightening mental institution... he now also has to deal with the high school bullies that have followed him all the way to co…

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KISS OF NIGHT - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!

KON Poster 2

Kiss of Night is an avant-garde short, blending the horror and thriller genres. It explores the notion of self-masochism in a surreal tribute to directors like Dario Argento, David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock. Bathed in atmosphere and metaphor, it's both a stand-alone art piece and an homage to '70s…

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THE BODY - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!


The tale of a murderer who uses the cover of Halloween night to causally transport his latest victim from the scene of the crime to his final resting place. Only things don't go quite to plan when he is recognized by an old school friend and he is forced to join them, with the dead body in tow, to …

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THE LONE WOLF - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!

The Lone Wolf One Sheet

A full moon changes a date for the worse.

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ANTIBODY - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!

Antibody One Sheet

A nurse named Maia gets into an argument with her boyfriend Dean after resolving to never be a mother. Frustrated, Dean insists that one day she'll change her mind. The next night, Maia comes home from the hospital to an empty apartment, or so she thinks. Soon she is face-to-face with the sick man:…

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WATERFRONT NIGHTMARE - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!


“Waterfront Nightmare” is a psychological thriller, in which seven college friends spend their spring break in a remote waterfront cabin only to discover that their lives are in jeopardy. The partying stops when they each start disappearing one by one. The killer could be anyone including the cabin…

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THE HAUNTED TRAILER - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!


Two goofy hick brothers, their crazy redneck Momma and sexy sister must exorcise their mobile home of an ancient demon set free to fulfill the 2012 prophecy, with the help of a low rent TV evangelist, or the world will end. A Raunchy redneck comedy/horror.

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CEMETERY - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!


Deep in the Pennsylvania hills, a cemetery for those who died during exorcism remains a dark secret for the church. In 1671, hundreds of men, women, and children suffered in bloody, torturous rituals at the hands of priests unable to contain the evil of the possessed. Were these possessions real, o…

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NIGHT OF THE 1% - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!


An earnest busboy dreams of striking gold playing the stock market so he can leave his menial job behind. But when sharp investing skills pay off, he's met with a horrifying consequence he never expected.

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OUR FIRST BABYSITTER - 2013 CHFF Official Selection!

Our First Babysitter poster

New parents get a very special visit from their first babysitter. 

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