Telluride Horror Show Adds More Films and a Scary Virtual Reality Experience

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[UPDATE 10/3/18 at 10 a.m.]: Telluride Horror Show (THS) has released its second wave of films (added below). THS has also announced the return of their special events including a new 360-degree Virtual Reality horror experience. 

No one ever needs an excuse to visit Telluride — but if you’re looking for a time to book a stay this fall, we have an exciting one. Telluride Horror Show (THS) is returning this year from October 12 through 14 with another scary-good lineup of films screening across three of the mountain town’s theaters. The festival is Colorado’s first, and longest running horror film festival and has delivered once again with a solid mix of horror, sci-fi, suspense and even dark comedy for 2018. Oh, and did we mention there’s a zombie Christmas musical?

READ: Review – Telluride Horror Show Was a Halloween Dream

This year’s THS is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Killer Klowns From Outer Space by not only playing the film but by hosting the director, Stephen Chiodo, as well. American Pie‘s Alyson Hannigan stars in a summer camp slasher called You Might Be the Killer which is making its way to Telluride Horror Show after screening at Toronto After Dark Film Festival and Fantastic Fest. Strap yourselves in for Cam, which is also making its way to THS — a psychological thriller about webcam porn. It’s also a film “rare film about sex work that’s written by a sex worker,” according to the press release sent out this morning. Director Daniel Goldhaber won Best First Feature this year for the flick at Fantasia Film Festival.

In addition to the stellar lineup of films (including over 50 shorts), the festival is hosting their usual Creepy Campfire Tales, pig roast, Ice Scream Socials and more. A variety of special guests are stopping by throughout the weekend as well, including Meredith Borders, the managing editor of Fangoria Magazine and writer for Bloody Disgusting. 
Three-day passes are only $150 with ticket six-packs as an alternative for $75. Lodging options are also available, including Telluride Town Park campground for those willing to brave the cold.

Go here for more information on Telluride Horror Show and check out the full lineup below as provided by Telluride Horror Show.

Feature Films

*Descriptions and details provided by Telluride Horror Show

Anna and the Apocalypse
Scotland/UK | 2018 | 92 min | Director: John McPhail
A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other…
Wear your ugly Christmas sweater to this one!
USA | 2018 | 94 min | Director: Daniel Goldhaber
CAM is a technology-driven psychological thriller set in the world of webcam porn. It follows Alice, an ambitious camgirl, who wakes up one day to discover she’s been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself. As this copy begins to push the boundaries of Alice’s internet identity, the control that Alice has over her life, and the men in it, vanishes. While she struggles to regain what she’s lost, she slowly finds herself drawn back to her show and to the mysterious person who has taken her place. CAM is the rare film about sex work openly written by a sex worker, and is an authentic, immersive dive into the world of internet performance.
USA | 2018 | 92 min | Director: Tony West
A team of reality ghost hunters encounter trouble when they try to save their show and experience paranormal activity for the first time. What happens when fake ghost hunters meet REAL ghosts?
UK | 2018 | 81 min | Director: Paul Hyett
In the early 17th century, innocent young Persephone is falsely accused and put on trial for her life. Her fate seems sealed except for the timely intervention of the mysterious Reverend Mother offering her not just sanctuary, but hope. For the Reverend Mother is the self-appointed leader of a small religious retreat, a secluded Priory, where her fellow Sisters devote their lives to the Lord and seek atonement for their pasts. But upon arrival, Persephone is plagued with terrifying visions and soon realizes that it’s not salvation that awaits but a battle for her very soul itself. Paul Hyett’s previous films The Seasoning House and Howl were official selections at the Telluride Horror Show.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
USA | 1988 | 88 min | Director: Stephen Chiodo
Teenagers Mike (Grant Cramer) and Debbie (Suzanne Snyder) investigate a comet crash and discover a deranged species of aliens who look like circus clowns. While they attempt to warn the local authorities, the klowns terrorize the unsuspecting town with a series of deadly carnival “candy coated” kills and devour most of the town. Join us for a special 30th-anniversary presentation of this true cult classic, followed by a Q&A with director Stephen Chiodo!
Lords of Chaos
USA | 2018 | 113 min | Director: Jonas Åkerlund
A teenager’s quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome. This 2018 horror-thriller film directed by Jonas Åkerlund is based on the 1998 non-fiction book of the same name by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind, which follows a series of crimes that occurred in Oslo, Norway in the early 1990s surrounding the black metal bands Mayhem and Burzum. Starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, and Sky Ferreira. 

Mega Time Squad
New Zealand | 2018 | 81 min | Director: Tim van Dammen
A low-level criminal from the small town of Thames in New Zealand steals an ancient Chinese time-travel device that helps him pull off a heist and start a new life. But he may not survive the demonic consequences of tampering with time. From the FX creator of Deathgasm.

A young woman who had previously set her serial killer boyfriend on fire is now seeking normalcy by getting a job working the overnight shift at a 24-hour convenience store, where things are most definitely not going to be normal. Previous horror films by Padraig Reynolds include Rites of Spring and The Devil’s Dolls.
We will be showing the first-ever footage of the anticipated upcoming horror-comedy anthology film Scare Package, where each segment focuses on a different set of horror tropes. From directors Emily Hagins, Chris McInroy, Noah Segan, Mali Elfman, Baron Vaughn, Anthony Cousins, Courtney & Hillary Andujar, and Aaron B. Koontz.
Argentina | 2017 | 87 min | Director: Demián Rugna
No one can explain what is going on in an ordinary suburban neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Voices are being heard from kitchen sinks. Bodies are levitating. Evil is here. It is up to a doctor, her colleague, and an ex-cop to get to the bottom of this neighborhood nightmare.
The Boat
Malta/UK | 2018 | 86 min | Director: Winston Azzopardi
A lone fisherman on his daily run finds himself lost in a thick fog which proves impossible to navigate. The worst is yet to come when his encounter with a seemingly abandoned sailboat becomes a fight for survival against an enemy unknown.
The Cleaning Lady
USA | 2018 | 90 min | Director: Jon Knautz
Followed by Q&A with director Jon Knautz and lead actor Alexis Kendra.
As a means to distract herself from an affair, a love-addicted woman befriends a cleaning lady, badly scarred by burns. She soon learns, these scars run much deeper than the surface. Previous horror films by Jon Knautz include Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer and The Shrine.
The Dark
Austria | 2018 | 95 min | Director: Justin P. Lange
On the outskirts of a small town lies Devil’s Den, a mysterious tract of woods where many have entered but no one has ever left. The local rumor is that the spirit of a young girl who was horrifically murdered there haunts and hunts in this dense forest, brutally slaying anyone who dares to step into her terrain. When a man with a dark past crosses her path, a series of events are set in motion that may lead to a peculiar kind of redemption for two tragically tortured souls. Part gothic fairytale and part chilling horror, director Justin P. Lange’s debut feature balances rich imagery with a brutal and bloody story of unlikely kindred spirits who must defend themselves against the villainous powers of the ‘normal’ world.
The Dead Center
USA | 2018 | 93 min | Director: Billy Senese
Followed by Q&A with director Billy Senese.
A doctor in an emergency psychiatric ward begins to question his own sanity when a mysterious John Doe shows up in the hospital convinced that he has died and brought something back with him from the other side. From director Billy Senese (Closer to God, 2014 Telluride Horror Show Official Selection) comes a new supernatural thriller starring Shane Carruth (Primer, Upstream Color), Poorna Jagannathan (The Night Of, Gypsy) and Jeremy Childs (AMC’s Preacher).
The Guilty
Denmark | 2018 | 85 min | Director: Gustav Möller
When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear. The search to find the missing woman and her assailant will take every bit of his intuition and skill, as a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him. This innovative and unrelenting Danish thriller uses a single location to great effect, ratcheting up the tension as twists pile up and secrets are revealed.
The Head
USA | 2018 | 72 min | Director: Jordan Downey
A medieval bounty hunter seeks vengeance on the monster that killed his only daughter.
The Witch in the Window
USA | 2018 | 77 min | Director: Andy Mitton
Followed by Q&A with director Andy Mitton.
When Simon brings his twelve-year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia, a previous owner. And now with every repair they make – she’s getting stronger. Previous horror films by Andy Mitton include YellowBrickRoad and We Go On.
Tigers Are Not Afraid
Mexico | 2017 | 83 min | Director: Issa López
In a Mexican city turned into a ghost town by the drug war, Estrella’s mother vanishes. Estrella makes a wish to bring her back. And her mother does return – from the dead. Terrified, Estrella escapes and joins a rag-tag gang of other children orphaned by the violence, all escaping their own past. But she learns that in a city ruled by death, you can’t simply leave the ghosts behind; they walk with you wherever you go.
USA | 2018 | 36 min | Director: Jon Braver
With a renowned book series left unfinished, and its author gone missing, two rabid fans set out to reclaim their beloved novelist from her literary nightmares come to life. A fully immersive, 360 degrees episodic story.
You Might Be the Killer
USA | 2018 | 92 min | Director: Brett Simmons
Followed by Q&A with director Brett Simmons.
Counselors are being killed off at summer camp, and Sam (Fran Kranz, The Cabin in the Woods) is stuck in the middle of it. Instead of contacting the cops, he calls his friend and slasher-film expert (Alyson Hannigan, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) to discuss his options.

Short Films

UK | 2017 | 16 min | Director: Alberto Corredor
Haunted by grief, a man asks questions only the recently-deceased can answer. The dead get their say in the hidden chamber of a mysterious pub. She will see you next. You may not like what you hear.
BFF Girls
USA | 2018 | 13 min | Director: Brian Lonano
Three dorky American girls magically transform into beautiful Japanese Superheroes and fight a tampon monster as they begin their journey into womanhood.
Big Data “L1ZY”
USA | 2018 | 10 min | Directors: Brandon LaGanke & John Carlucci
A typical family is terrorized in a series of commercials for a revolutionary new A.I. product.
Black Mist
USA | 2018 | 4 min | Directors: Will Kingston & AJ Koch
Black Mist is the new music video for the 40-member electronic percussion-centered group itchy-O. It was produced by Stranger Studios, a Colorado-based animation production house.
Ireland | 2017 | 9 min | Director: Kate Dolan
Paul cruises around late at night, looking for something. He pulls in to ask two young girls for directions, only to flash them to get a cheap thrill. Unfortunately for him, he has picked the wrong girls.
Chowboys: An American Folktale
Canada | 2018 | 8 min | Directors: Astron-6
Three hungry idiots are lost in the woods on the coldest night of the year without anything to eat.
USA | 2017 | 15 min | Director: Kimmy Gatewood
A dark and touching comedy about a woman suffering from OCD who contemplates taking her own life…if she can just get everything in order first.
Crying Bitch
Japan | 2018 | 14 min | Director: Reiki Tsuno
A man, who is having an affair with a young woman, gets home late as usual. But that night, he finds something wrong with his wife.
Deep Sleeper
USA | 2017 | 1 min | Director: Ty Huffer
IN PERSON: Amber Hargett & Ty Huffer
Barbara’s sleep is abruptly interrupted and she can sleep through almost anything… almost.
Drum Wave
Australia | 2018 | 10 min | Director: Natalie Erika James
A young pianist is forced to confront her fear of motherhood when she marries into a remote island community with bizarre fertility rituals.
USA | 2017 | 22 min | Directors: David Lee Hess & Richard H. Perry
IN PERSON: David Lee Hess
Oddball Clark finally meets a girl he connects with, but his foot fetish threatens the relationship.
Floor 9.5
UK | 2017 | 2 min | Director: Toby Meakins
If ever an elevator stops on a floor you don’t recognize, and the doors open to a quiet plea for help, pray you hold your ground…Gwilliam’s Tips for Turning Tricks Into Treats
USA | 2018 | 4 min | Director: Brian Lonano
This is what you wanted! Gwilliam is back and offers some tips for getting special treats this Halloween.
USA | 2018 | 11 min | Director: Josh Ethier
In the underbelly of Los Angeles, a young woman uses any means for survival.
Hair Wolf
USA | 2018 | 12 min | Director: Mariama Diallo
In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.
Here There Be Monsters
Australia | 2018 | 14 min | Director: Drew Macdonald
To escape incessant bullying on the bus ride home, a young girl falls asleep only to wake up trapped at an empty bus yard, with something lurking outside – something big – and if she wants to make it out alive, this frightened girl will have to unleash a monster of her own.
Norway | 2018 | 9 min | Director: Paul Gustavsen
A young woman is awakened by her boyfriend coming home after a night of drinking, but who actually came home that night?
USA | 2017 | 3 min | Director: Vincente DiSanti
When a soldier faces a nightmare scenario an unexpected ally comes to his aid.Infinity Tree
USA | 2018 | 2 min | Directors: Brandon LaGanke & John Carlucci
After he and his mother move into a new house, Jack finds a mysterious tree in the backyard that changes his life forever.
Look What the Cat Dragged In
Austria | 2018 | 6 min | Director: Ioanes H. Sinderman
A lonesome hunter, a wildlife photographer, and a camera in the woods that took one photo too much.
Mama’s Boy
USA | 2018 | 11 min | Director: Samantha Kolesnik
A young man’s life spirals into depravity and madness when he confronts the trauma of his childhood.
Belgium | 2018 | 20 min | Director: Jasper Vrancken
Richard has an unusual fantasy: he is sexually aroused by the idea of being eaten by an animal or monster. Through a contact ad he meets the mysterious Max and with that encounter the chance to fulfill his depraved fantasy. Can Richard escape his dark desires or not?
Mad God (Part 3)
USA | 2018 | 11 min | Director: Phil Tippett
You never know what you will find when you plunge into the world of MAD GOD, a hybrid stop motion, live-action, experimental meditation from the mind of Phil Tippett.
Canada | 2018 | 10 min | Director: Santiago Menghini
On a late night, a young teen goes into the kitchen for a glass of milk. Upon encountering his sleepless mother, he quickly realizes things are not as they seem.
USA | 2017 | 9 min | Director: Hadley Hillel
When Laura picks up a free mirror on the side of the road and begins to notice strange distortions, she realizes that it may have a sinister agenda.
USA | 2017 | 7 min | Director: Jim Valosik
IN PERSON: Gray Creasy & Jim Valosik
A lonely man stalks a family that may not be what they seem in this combative, chaotic horror hell-ride of hunting demons both inward and outward.Monstagram
USA | 2017 | 3 min | Director: Jerome Sable
An Instagram mom meets the monster that lives in the internet.
Mother of a Sacred Lamb
USA | 2018 | 12 min | Director: Aman Johnson
IN PERSON: Aman Johnson
The sudden reappearance of a missing boy brings hope and fear face to face.
Netflix & Chill
Netherlands | 2017 | 7 min | Director: Michael Middelkoop
After months of flirting and texting, a young man finally gets the message he’s been waiting for: the girl of his dreams invites him over. Her parents are gone for the weekend and she’s ready for a romantic night. As the night progresses, one guy hoping to get lucky finds out that there’s more at stake than his virginity.
No One Will Ever Believe You
Canada | 2018 | 6 min | Director: Frédéric Chalté
It’s Halloween season and Lucy wants to prank her sister Maggie by giving her a good scare. However, Lucy is the one who’s about to be terrified.
Germany | 2017 | 14 min | Director: Daniel Rübesam
Matt and Sherman are sent out to find Pandora, a legendary supreme being which is capable of deciding the fate of the world.
USA | 2018 | 5 min | Director: Peter Cilella
A quiet night at home takes a bizarre turn when a man goes to investigate a strange noise in his back yard.Oscar’s Bell
UK | 2018 | 12 min | Director: Chris Cronin
Duncan (Paul Bullion, Peaky Blinders) and his dog Oscar have gone on their weekly camping trip into the wilderness together. However, when Duncan looks out into the woods, something else looks back.
Penny Whistle
Canada | 2018 | 9 min | Director: Robert Cuffley
When a little girl blows into an old tin whistle she finds in the dirt, something follows her home.
Petite Avarie
France | 2018 | 20 min | Directors: Leo Hardt & Manon Alirol
Laura is scared. Laura is sick. But Sylvain, her lover, is here to help. Really?
Post Mortem Mary
Australia | 2017 | 10 min | Director: Joshua Long
A mother and a daughter, Mary, who suffers from a crippling fear of death run a post mortem photography business. As Mary confronts her phobia she must do all she can to make the dead look alive…
USA | 2018 | 5 min | Director: Bill Whirity
While on a first date, a young couple finds themselves pursued by more than just each other.
Right Place, Wrong Tim
UK | 2018 | 7 min | Director: Eros Vlahos
A 90s British sitcom is taken over by clones of the lead actor and descends into chaos.
Riley Was Here
USA | 2018 | 14 min | Directors: Jon Rhoads & Mike Marrero
Several years ago, a horrific pandemic destroyed a large part of the world’s population. A vaccine was eventually created, leaving vast communities mourning their gruesomely departed loved ones. Today, a man will knock on the door of a woman who lost her child to the disease, having sought her out to explore a very particular need.
Sam Did It
USA | 2017 | 10 min | Director: Dominic Burgess
Sam is about to meet his celebrity idol… the only problem is, Sam works in a morgue… and his idol is dead.
Special Day
USA | 2018 | 7 min | Director: Teal Greyhavens
Emily is a quiet girl who comes from an unusual family. On the night of her 18th birthday, they gather together to reveal an important secret to her. It’s a secret that will shape the rest of her life…
USA | 2018 | 8 min | Director: William Elder Groebe
IN PERSON: William Elder Groebe
Ana’s nightly bus ride home makes an unscheduled and deadly stop. What will she do?
UK | 2018 | 13 min | Director: Joanne Mitchell
The mortician’s life can be a lonely one, but there are opportunities for love. And revenge. In this macabre tale, nothing will stop this mortician from achieving her heart’s desire.
USA | 2018 | 8 min | Director: Spencer Lenzie
A young boy scientist must stop a space potato from killing his entire family.
The Blue Door
UK | 2017 | 9 min | Director: Paul Taylor
A district nurse, played by Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, The Crown), is assigned a new patient living alone in a dilapidated bungalow. The nurse soon discovers that her dying patient, and the home she inhabits, are hiding a dark secret.
The Day My Mother Became A Monster
France | 2017 | 23 min | Director: Josephine Darcy Hopkins
Candice is a nine-year-old girl who lives alone with her mother since the divorce of her parents. As her birthday approaches, she is delighted at the thought of seeing her father again. Only, her mother’s attitude starts to change…plunging the fragile balance of their relationship into a terrifying nightmare.
The Front Door
UK | 2018 | 7 min | Director: Andrew Rutter
Upon locking the front door, Steven notices some rather odd intruders.
The Hidebehind
USA | 2018 | 10 min | Director: Parker Finn
IN PERSON: Parker Finn
Lost deep in the forest, a lone backpacker encounters a mysterious stranger.
The Sermon
UK | 2018 | 11 min | Director: Dean Puckett
In an isolated church community in the English countryside, a powerful hate preacher prepares to deliver a sermon to his flock, but his daughter has a secret that could destroy them all.
There’s A Monster Behind You
UK | 2018 | 11 min | Director: Evan Richards
Three nights. Two friends. One monster.
Time Enforcer
USA | 2018 | 11 min | Director: Jimmy Nickerson
A Time Enforcer must stop illegal time travel at any cost.
Who’s That at The Back Of The Bus?
UK | 2018 | 5 min | Director: Philip Hardy
Alone on the top deck of the night bus, an old lady is haunted by an unlikely apparition.
Wyrmwood: Chronicles of the Dead
Australia | 2017 | 7 min | Director: Kiah Roache-Turner
A girl, trapped in an underground bunker with a psychotically evil doctor and a group of zombie-blending soldiers, must orchestrate a fantastically daring escape before her brains are sucked out of her skull.

Animated Short Films — THE HORROR….THE ANIMATED 

Grisly, Ghastly Animated Shorts at Telluride Horror Show
Mark Shapiro from LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings, returns to Telluride with a special animated shorts block gleaned from major film festivals across the globe. The creative, visual program includes drawn, computer-generated and stop-motion animation films. But you heard it here first: Do NOT bring the kiddies…
All Your Favorite Shows!
USA | 2015 | 5 min | Director: Danny Madden
Anything you wanna watch in the palm of your hand. Crazy convenient…crazy.
Attack of the Potato Clock
USA | 2018 | 3 min | Directors: Victoria Lopez & Ji young Na
In an 80s elementary school, a mutated potato clock rises from death on a stormy night to get revenge on Hilda, the cafeteria’s lunch lady who is chopping potatoes, creatures of his own kind.Drawn &
Recorded: Blondie Escapes
USA | 2017 | 3 min | Director: Drew Christie
Before she was blond(i)e, Debbie Harry was a brunette bunny, which made her prey for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history.Drawn & Recorded: Johnny Horton’s Last Ride
USA | 2017 | 4 min | Director: Drew Christie
Rockabilly star, Johnny Horton, had a dark premonition. Would it come true?
First Bite
USA | 2014 | 4 min | Director: Drew Christie
This animated vampire tale is based on an original 18th Century written account from the Balkans.Hybrids
France | 2017 | 6 min | Directors: Florian Brauch, Kim Tailhades, Matthieu Pujol, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion
When marine wildlife has to adapt to the pollution surrounding it, the rules of survival change.
Nothing to Declare
Scotland | 2017 | 8 min | Director: Will Adams
An adventurous young backpacker returns home on Christmas Eve, eager to see his beloved family. He discovers that, despite meaning well, a contraband package that he sent his sister from the Amazon jungle has inadvertently had catastrophic consequences for everyone at home.
Germany | 2017 | 10 min | Director: Jonatan Schwenk
After a flood, some fish got stuck in old trees. In danger of drying out, they scream sharply. Woken up by the noise, the inhabitants of a nearby cave don’t feel happy about the unintended gathering.
The Autopsy of Sven Svensson
Israel | 2017 | 6 min | Directors: Shir Pakman & Hadas Coen
A pathologist’s daily routine is being interrupted when he encounters a body in his image.
The Death, Dad & Son
France | 2017 | 14 min | Directors: Denis Walgenwitz & Winshluss
Death’s son doesn’t want to take over the family business. His secret dream to become a guardian angel triggers a succession of mishaps – and his dad will have to get him out of this mess.
The Other
Poland | 2018 | 5 min | Director: Marta Magnuska
While waiting for the arrival of the mysterious newcomer, people keep on guessing who is he. The blurry vision of the stranger takes shape the way his presence feels almost real. The initial excitement of the crowd turns into anxiety.
The Subject
Canada | 2018 | 10 min | Director: Patrick Bouchard
An animator dissects his own body, extracting memories, emotions and fears that will nurture his work. As he cuts into his skin with a scalpel, various symbolic objects recalling his past emerge. Reaching the heart after cracking his ribs, he succeeds in identifying the burden he’s been dying to cast off.
USA | 2017 | 6 min | Director: Aram Sarkisian
Through a series of letters written to his younger brother Marcus, we get inside the mind of a man (Winston), who slowly falls into his own hell, by his own means.

Special Events

Friday | 3:30PM – 4:30PM | Sheridan Opera House: SHOW Bar
October 12, 2018
Free ice cream. Mingle with pass holders, filmmakers, and guests. Open to all 3-Day pass holders.
Friday | 6:30PM – 7:30PM | Elks Park
October 12, 2018
Enjoy the crackling of the bonfire as guest authors Jeremy Robert Johnson and Paul Tremblay read from their acclaimed horror stories. Free and open to the public, located in Elks Park across from the courthouse.
Friday | 11:30PM – LAST CALL | Sheridan Opera House: SHOW Bar
October 12, 2018
Bring your pipes to the karaoke party! Open to 3-Day pass holders. Limited Capacity.
Saturday | 11:30AM – 12:30PM | Sheridan Opera House: SHOW Bar
October 13, 2018
Select works by guest authors Jeremy Robert Johnson and Paul Tremblay available for purchase courtesy of Between the Covers bookstore. Open to the public.
Saturday | 4:30PM – 7:00PM | Oak: Located at Base of Gondola
October 13, 2018
Free pig and sides, cash bar. Hosted by Oak, our local BBQ joint, at base of gondola. Open to all 3-Day pass holders.
Who Goes There Podcast Presents: HORROR TRIVIA
Sunday | 5:00PM – 7:30PM | Oak: Located at Base of Gondola
October 14, 2018
Presented by Who Goes There Podcast. Join hosts Brad McHargue & Becky Sayers for six rounds of horror trivia madness. Win prizes! Drink beer! Get angry at your friends for getting the answer wrong! Only six players to a team. Open to 3-Day Pass holders. Limited Capacity. Advance Sign-Up Encouraged.
Sunday | 10:00PM – LAST CALL | Last Dollar Saloon
October 14, 2018
If you’re still standing, join us for the closing party at the Last Dollar Saloon on Telluride’s historic main street. Open to all 3-Day pass holders.

  1. There seem to be many “Colorado Premiere” films, but are there any Colorado-MADE films in the festival? You know, like actual support for Colorado filmmaking artists?

    1. We actually do support Colorado filmmakers. In fact, Colorado filmmakers who come to us with genre films (shorts or features) are often granted submission fee waivers. This year, we screened the World Premiere of the animated short film from Denver-based Stranger Studios. Last year, we screened 78/52, a feature film produced by Colorado’s Robert Muratore. In 2016, we showed the World Premiere of a short film from Barron Pictures. There are others. Our main objective at Telluride Horror Show is to showcase the best genre films from around the world. Honestly, Colorado isn’t exactly a hotbed for genre film production, but if you know of strong genre films (recently finished or in postproduction), please send them our way. We would love to take a look.

      Thank you,

      Travis Volz
      Publicist & Marketing Director
      Telluride Horror Show

  2. I am a Colorado filmmaker and I did submit this year, but my film was not selected. While I had hoped to receive a comment or criticism from even one festival judge when I asked, sadly I did not.

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