The first wave of previews for Telluride Horror Show 2018 are online and Efrit and I are STOKED (Efrit's head flame is a pillar right now)! This set of films/short films looks great and it looks like we're in line for another fantastic year at THS!
In this segment we're going to briefly cover some of our most highly anticipated films. You can check out the full list of guests, films and short films over at Telluride Horror Show (click the blood-bold text)!
FIRST WAVE FILM PREVIEWS
Lords of Chaos
The real-life horror of the world is often more terrifying than our imaginations. This film recounts the true story of violent crimes committed in Oslo, Norway in the 1990s, surrounding two black metal bands and their controversial association with satanic rituals. I recall reading up on this story back in the day and it was equal parts intriguing and disturbing. I can't wait to see how it translates to a full-length film!
Mega Time Squad
This film looks to be another horror comedy classic out of New Zealand, to join the ranks of Black Sheep, Housebound, What We Do in the Shadows and Deathgasm. That list isn't too shabby at all. Horror comedy is perhaps what New Zealand does best outside of rugby. And the trailer looks to deliver some interesting concepts and the traditional Kiwi dark humor.
What promises to be a psychological horror gem, this film follows a disgraced puppeteer who seeks to resolve his dark past by confronting his stepfather and his hideous puppet. Starring Sean Harris, most recently the villain in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, this film looks to be the subtly haunting film of the festival.
The Dead Center
The trailer seemingly gives nothing away, but leaves you dumbfounded and perplexed, begging for more. A film that clearly teases twists upon twists, it looks to be a psychological thriller with a tone and atmosphere perhaps akin to the recently successful Hereditary?...We'll have to wait and see!
You Might Be The Killer
This horror comedy takes another stab (pun intended) at slasher satire. Starring Fran Kranz of Cabin in the Woods fame, it looks to carry a similar tone and ilk, as Fran tries to survive a summer camp massacre by calling on his horror-obsessed friend for advice. Having missed recent entries in the subgenre with Efrit taking the pick (Final Girls, Tragedy Girls), I'll have to catch this one!
FIRST WAVE SHORT FILM PREVIEWS
There's a Monster Behind You
Perhaps taking a horror short film trope and flipping it on its head?
Killer space potato? I'm in.
Love the idea of two guys seeking out a supreme being, and the screenshot teaser is right up our alley!
A black comedy with a premise I expect to deliver, an OCD woman contemplates suicide if she could just get everything in order.
Big Data "L1ZY"
A family is terrorized in a series of commercials?...Sounds familiar...like the Red Lobster commercial short film, Great Choice, from last year that was the funniest thing I've seen in years!
Marine wildlife adapt to ever-increasing pollution. Horror with a message is the best kind of horror.
You had me at the screenshot.
Frankly, this has been one of the hardest years for us to pick our most highly-anticipated films/short films. They all look so great, and this is just the first wave! And the best part is, it's impossible to judge these films by their..."covers", as there are always pleasant surprises throughout the weekend!
Here's to another amazing Telluride Horror Show! Can't wait for wave 2, and definitely can't wait for October 12th! It can't come soon enough!