2022 Sawdust City Fright Fest

Friday, October 7th, 2022 Night Feature 7 pm

Rise (Wisconsin)
*Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
*Director: Cole Meredith
*Summary: A deranged priest gets more than he bargained for when he targets a haunted young girl who claims she has trapped the Devil in her basement.

Saturday, October 8th, 2022

Festival Shorts Block #1 12 pm

Good Mourning (Tennessee)
*Runtime: 2 minutes
*Director: Dylan Anthony Young
*Summary: Jane wakes up to something she did not expect.

Scare Monster (New York)
*Runtime: 3 minutes
*Director: Adam Harper
*Summary: A horror/comedy about a 4 year old, terrorizing a Northeastern beach town.

What I Did For Love (Wisconsin)
*Runtime: 8 minutes
*Director: Chaunte Thorpe
*Summary: Justin has a crush on Ally, but she’s oblivious to his interests. But when this group of friends find themselves in the mix of a full on zombie attack what wasn’t once possible now has a chance! Will love or zombies win?

Apocalypse Then (Part 1) (Wisconsin)
*Runtime: 10 minutes
*Director: Sergio Espino
*Summary:  After an unknown world changing event, a man and a stupid man encounter a cult of roving cannibals.

Ghost Trippers (Texas – with cast from WI)
*Runtime: 28 minutes
*Director: J. William Boothman II
*Summary: When a skeptical motel manager skips the Halloween parties for a quiet night at work, four amateur paranormal investigators arrive with a story too bizarre not to believe. As the night progresses, strange and unexplained events start to unfold at the Tehuacana Inn. Join Alex and the Ghost Trippers as they set off to document the ultimate proof of paranormal existence.

Branching Out With the Invisible Man (Australia)
*Runtime: 2 minutes
*Director: Jim & Nick Zounis
*Summary: A brief nostalgic piece involving a very tired and exhausted Invisible Man, suddenly being awakened to unexpected guests.

Beyond the Treeline (New York)
*Runtime: 2 minutes
*Director: Sarah E Taylor
*Summary: With limited resources, a survivor ventures into the dark for more wood… but something sinister is waiting in the trees…

Inoculation (Wisconsin)
*Runtime: 9 minutes
*Director: John Carlo Rosillo
*Summary: A horror-comedy short film that explores the world of vaccinations and their effect on friendship.

Saturday Matinee

I Dream of a Psychopomp (Wisconsin)
*Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes
*Director: Danny Villanueva Jr.
*Summary: A grieving widower haunted by the distressed ghost of his wife is visited in his dreams by a psychopomp who teaches him about the spirit world and soul guiding through stories of death and the supernatural.

Saturday Festival Shorts Block #2

Low Self Esteem 3 (Iowa – With cast from WI)
*Runtime: 16 minutes
*Director: Mikeal Burgin
*Summary: Ellie is confronted by the jealous ex-girlfriend of a man she met online, as her dysfunctional search for love continues.

Vinnie’s Voices (Wisconsin)
*Runtime: 4 minutes
*Director: Marc Kornblatt
*Summary: Batman and Joker fight for supremacy in the mind of a war veteran struggling to control his temper and disturbing thoughts of mayhem.

Eucharista (Spain)
*Runtime: 12 minutes
*Director: María Teresa García and Javier Salcedo
*Summary: On a Sunday morning, Luís, a beggar who pleads for alms next to a church, is surprisingly invited to the birthday of two rich young women. What seems like a bad joke turns into a terrifying night that Luís will have a hard time forgetting.

Face Crusher 2 (Massachusetts)
*Runtime: 6 minutes
*Director: Luke St Germaine
*Summary: Sharon hears a weird noise in her yard and calls Everett for help- instead, she learns about the gruesome tale of the Face Crusher!

665 (Spain)
*Runtime: 10 minutes
*Director: Juan De Dios Garduño
*Summary: Two antagonistic forces fight over a woman’s unborn child. On the result depends our salvation.

The Eidolon Inquest (Iowa – with cast from WI)
*Runtime: 9 minutes
*Director: Mikeal Burgin
*Summary: The supernatural events leading to a young couple’s disappearance are pieced together during an interview between the department head of a top secret program, and the investigator appointed by her employer.

Make it Out Alive (Georgia)
*Runtime: 7 minutes
*Director: Christopher Flippo
*Summary: A man defends his house from two intruders. He digs deep and unlocks something within himself that he didn’t even know existed.

The Hatman Vol II (Iowa)
*Runtime: 23 minutes
*Director: Charlie Gandez
*Summary: The Hatman Vol. II follows Jessica during a therapy session, as she struggles to overcome childhood trauma resulting from the events that took her family from her.

Saturday Night Feature

Night Shift (Tennessee)
*Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
*Director: Greg Swinson and Ryan Thiessen
*Summary: After a break-in occurs during her first night on the job, the lone night shift janitor must fight to survive when she becomes the target of the masked intruders

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