Quiet

Writers: Steve Barr, Marshall McAuley; Director: Marshall McAuley; Producers: Rod Ramsey, Steve Barr, Marshall McAuley.

A newly-deaf girl’s struggle to cope with her disability turns deadly when she is attacked by a stalker.

Horror movies usually create tension by limiting the audience’s perceptions, to give them a sense of unease because they don’t know where the danger is going to come from. In Quiet, the protagonist goes deaf, and the audience goes deaf at the same time.

15 min

Dead Bones

Writer/Director: Olivier Beguin; Producers: Annick Mahnert, Adán Martín.

A bounty hunter is tracking down a criminal. He catches up with him in a small half-abandoned village where he soon discovers that the few remaining locals have unusual customs. Starring Arie Verveen (Sin City), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), and extreme cult director Ruggero Deodato.

18 min

The Neighborly Thing

Producer/Director: Samantha Light; Writer: Michael Simon

A chilling tale about a man’s overzealous obsession with his upstairs neighbor. When the man encounters a young street-couple inhabiting his neighbor’s house, his territory is threatened. He intrudes himself on them causing an imminent, and possibly deadly, confrontation.

11 min

First Kill

Writer/Director: Micah Ranum; Producer: Alicia G. Dean.

For everything, there is a first. Rayburn, a reluctant contract killer, is sent on a job with his brutal mentor, James. Isolated in an unforgiving wilderness, the men face their own mortality after the messy hit is photographed by a hunter’s camera. Rayburn anxiously waits near the camera with a simple objective: kill the owner and destroy the camera. But things take a surprising turn when Rayburn meets the owner of the camera.

16 min

Excision

Writer/Director: Richard Bates; Producer: Topper Anton.

A neglected teen takes refuge in the dreams that used to haunt her and orchestrates a shocking plan to prove her worth to her disapproving parents.

18 min

realTIME – it’s just a game…

Writer: Christopher Klein; Director/Producer: Steffen Mueller

A spy ring infiltrates an internet online game with real missions. Heidingsfelder is an addicted nerd and walks into the trap. He accomplishes the illegal assignments for bonus points. A journalist is collecting evidence and suddenly becomes a mission target herself.

26 min