Chicago Horror Film Festival

News posts September 2016

Consuming Beauty - 2016 Official Selection!

Once upon a time a beast was transformed at the sight of beauty. His cravings to possess her remain unfulfilled until she returns to settle the debts of her father. But beauty is a fragile thing with a heart eager to love and no knowledge to protect it. She tumbles into a world of desires, madness a…

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Bitten - 2016 Official Selection!

A panic caused by a terrible plague is tearing the world apart. A horror that is spread through blood, anyone unfortunate enough to be one of the infected is forced to watch as their very flesh rots from their bones. That is till they are consumed by madness.

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The Bathroom - 2016 Official Selection!

A man who is living with guilt has to wipe his shit off himself to get out of the bathroom stall where he shut himself away in.

Cuckold Picasso - 2016 Official Selection!

​Picasso's 1971 Harlequin Head, believed forever lost in a Romanian Fire, is found vividly alive in the disturbed psyche of a tortured man. 

Although grizzly, the action and title are just strong metaphors about our need to deal with internal fears, and internal terror. It is necessary to ope…

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2x4 - 2016 Official Selection!

A pain addict tells us his life changing story. Or does he?

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Dead Date Night - 2016 Official Selection!

Becca Granger and Lynn Poore are getting ready for their school dance. Becca prepared to wait on her oblivious friend but did not prepare for an untimely visit from the undead...

A Walk in the Woods - 2016 Official Selection!

Bruce Caldwell takes young protege Becca Granger Into the woods for 'Survival 101'. The topic of today's lesson has gone missing, Bruce and Becca must find the subject before it finds them..

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Las Fieras 1969 - 2016 Official Selection!

Alcira is a bookworm and student of human nature through art and poetry, though rarely participating. When a curse strikes and werewolf like creatures invade the city Alcira locks herself into the University bathroom. Weeks of pure loneliness teach her the strength of human connection and in the en…

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The Tease - 2016 Official Selection!

A woman tries to escape the escalating violence of a misogynist psychopath.

Tales of Poe - 2016 Official Selection!

Based on the classic works of Edgar Allan Poe - a unique spin on three of Poe's popular stories (The Tell Tale Heart, Cask of Amontillado & Dreams). Directors Bart Mastronardi & Alan Rowe Kelly weave together a compelling and suspenseful anthology that will captivate Poe enthusiasts and horror fans …

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Hit & Run - 2016 Official Selection!

After a car accident disrupts their plans, two low level drug dealers scramble to dispose of the evidence only to discover their unwitting victim may be far more dangerous than they first imagined.

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Soccer Moms In Peril - 2016 Official Selection!

After a night out drinking, a soccer mom wakes up bound to a chair in the basement of a masked killer. But as luck would have it, there's someone else in the basement that she wants to see even less.

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Carmilla - 2016 Official Selection!

After being buried alive as a heretic in the 17th century, Carmilla awakens from her grave in northern Iowa and begins her conquest of a small town.

Laundromat - 2016 Official Selection!

A man, woman, and child meet up weekly to do their laundry and find themselves making a connection in a life that is fleeting and so brief.

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Promises - 2016 Official Selection!

A short film by Carlos A. Hiciano  

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Instinct - 2016 Official Selection!

A woman attempts to escape some kind of prison.

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Love and Zombies - 2016 Official Selection!

Cornered by the ravenous undead, a young couple take cheap shots at one another as they argue about the future of their relationship.


Between - 2016 Official Selection!

Kerry is working on her latest house restoration when she begins hearing strange sounds from an unfinished space in the basement. As the sounds escalate to visions of a savagely beaten doppelgänger, Kerry finds her mind and life unraveling.

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Hysteria - 2016 Official Selection!

A man's descent into grief sets him on a dangerous journey into the unknown where he meets a mysterious woman that may have driven him to madness.

Silently Within Your Shadow - 2016 Official Selection!

​As their relationship grows, Lucette's obsession for ventriloquism and her dummy Hugo starts to strain her relationship with Jace. To Luctette Hugo is more than just a dummy, he’s her best friend and represents her ambition as an artist, to her, he’s very much real.

But to Jace Hugo is ju…

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