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Wanderlost (92min- USA)  Trailer  Buy Tix

Date: 10/28  5pm

Dir: David Kabler

Cat: Vampire Feature

http://wanderlostfilm.com/

Jacob is a train hopping drifter, alone in the world, isolated by years of ritual abuse and life on the fringe. He returns to his father's grave to break the family curse that haunts him. Here he sees salvation in a beautiful young artist who could be his key to freedom. But curses don't die so easily.

OPENING NIGHT FILM

Kiss the Abyss (87min-USA) Trailer  Buy Tix

Date: 10/27  7pm

Dir: Ken Winkler
Cat: Vampire Feature

When a young woman (Nicole Moore) is brutally killed by an intruder, her husband (Scott Wilson) and estranged father conspire to bring he back from the dead with the help of a mysterious desert dweller (Douglas Bennett). Soon after she awakens, she begins to realize that something is horribly wrong...

Nightlife (82min-USA) Trailer  Buy Tix

Date: 10/28 11pm

Dir: Tim Sanderson
Cat: Vampire Feature

http://www.nightlife-themovie.com/

Being a vampire kinda sucks. At least that's the premise of this mockumentary comedy in which a small film crew follows six of the undead in their night-to-night lives.

Daylight Fades (108min-USA) Trailer  Buy Tix

Date: 10/29 9pm

Dir: Brad Ellis
Cat: Vampire Feature

http://www.daylightfades.com/

Seth abandons his pregnant girlfriend for Raven, a seductive woman who reveals herself to be a vampire. Twenty-five years later, a now immortal Seth tries to make amends by turning his daughter's dying boyfriend.

The Sanguinarian (103min-USA) Trailer  Buy Tix

Date: 10/27 11pm

Dir: Analisa Ravella

Cat: Vampire Feature

http://www.thesanguinarian.com/

“The Sanguinarian” is a drama/thriller centered around Christoph, a gaunt, pale young man with rakish blond hair and piercing blue eyes. He is a suicidal vampire, solitary in his steps through a post-industrial, sensual, and surreal world. He is wary, uneasy, and dangerously sharp. Drawn, again and again, to the vibrant, decadent lot who dance at an underground blood bar. As Christoph stays one step ahead of his own damnation, the pseudo-Shakespearean language of the vampires plays out the unfolding tragedy. It is the heart-stopping and violent diplomacy of the damned, an unconventional tale of the seductions of evil.

Sea of Dust (90min - USA)  Trailer  Buy Tix

Date: 10/29 3pm

Dir: Scott Bunt
Cat: Gothic Feature

http://www.seaofdust.com/


Less a horror movie than a psychedelic fairytale, the multi-award winning SEA OF DUST has the look of a Hammer film on acid. The story of a nineteenth century medical student battling other-worldly forces jumps backwards and forwards in time and through multiple levels of reality, creating a film that is “at once a black slapstick comedy, a twisted horror tale, a stylish period piece and a biting religious satire” (Fangoria).


Starring genre icons Tom Savini (FROM DUSK TIL DAWN, GRINDHOUSE), Ingrid Pitt (THE VAMPIRE LOVERS) and Stuart ‘Multiple Miggs’ Rudin (SILENCE OF THE LAMBS), SEA OF DUST’s satire of post-9/11 America is truly unlike anything in contemporary cinema. It‟s violent. It’s sexy. It’s oddly humorous. And to quote acclaimed director Ken Russell, it’s a “substantially mythic treat.”

GOTHIC SHORTS

Program Name A Gothic Blend of Terror 10/30 5:30pm  Buy Tix

Encore Presentation 10/31 5pm Double Feature with Mythic Shorts BUY TIX 

DemiUrge Emesis (3min-USA) Buy Tix

Program: A Gothic Blend of Terror 10/30 5:30pm Encore Show Just Added

Dir: Aurelio Voltaire  Vampire Fest Alumnus

Cat: Gothic Short

A mummified cat is tormented by the skeletons of past meals. Directed and animated by MTV and Sy Fy Channel veteran Aurelio Voltaire and narrated by Danny Elfman.

Delusion (9min- Russian Federation) Buy Tix

Program: A Gothic Blend of Terror 10/30 5:30pm  Encore Show Just Added

Dir: Alexander Markov

Cat: Gothic Short

The artist is trying to realize his fantasies on the canvas. He fails, but imagination leads him through new ideas over and over again.
Suddenly the character becomes alive and starts to live his own life. There are no more borders between reality and imaginary.

Spirale (21min- France)  Trailer Buy Tix

Program: A Gothic Blend of Terror 10/30 5:30pm  Encore Show Just Added

Dir. by Michael Guerraz

Cat: Gothic Short

Trapped into a old mill, a young woman tries to escape an evil miller.

Sacrifice (9min -Australia)  Trailer

Program: Vampire Fantasies 10/27 9pm  or 10/31 1pm

Dir: Robert Jukic
Cat: Vampire Short

In this Gothic Vampire short film, a race against time leads an unsuspecting victim into the path of an ancient evil. Who will survive this unholy encounter and who will become the next sacrifice?

By Her Hand She Draws You Down  (26min -USA)  Trailer

Program: Vampire Fantasies 10/27 9pm  or 10/31 1pm

Dir: Anthony G. Sumner
Cat: Vampire Short

Based on the short story by acclaimed author Douglas Smith, BY HER HAND, SHE DRAWS YOU DOWN is a creepy and suspenseful tale of a boardwalk portrait artist who struggles with a powerful dark hunger, and the man who, through loving her, must come to grips with his own inner demons. Brought to life by director Anthony G. Sumner and Co-Producer Alan Rowe Kelly on the desolate beaches of the off-season Jersey Shore, BY HER HAND, SHE DRAWS YOU DOWN is a beautiful, compelling, horrifying and ultimately tragic film

The Latest Vampire (5min -Lebanon & France)

Program: The Thirst for Blood a Collection of Vampire Shorts 10/28 3pm or 10/29 7pm

Dir: Bane Saleh
Cat: Vampire Short

'The Latest Vampire' is the journey of a lonely being thirsty to find a prey. As the spectator accompanies him through his hunt, he falls with affection and compassion for this unconventional and extremely familiar creature, to which he finally identifies. The latest vampire could be you, me, or anyone

The Familiar (22min -Canada) Trailer

Program: The Thirst for Blood a Collection of Vampire Shorts 10/28 3pm or 10/29 7pm

Dir: Kody Zimmermann

Cat: Vampire Short

Sam Matheson has accepted a very odd job: be the personal caretaker of an immortal, amoral, bloodsucking vampire..

Threnody (12min - USA)

Program: Vampire Fantasies 10/27 9pm  or 10/31 1pm

Dir: Tyrrell Shaffner
Cat: Vampire Short

A struggling musician's dreams become a never ending nightmare when he is transformed into a vampire.

Vicky (13min - USA)

Program: The Thirst for Blood a Collection of Vampire Shorts 10/28 3pm or 10/29 7pm

Dir: Christopher Sertich

Cat: Vampire Short

Does anyone ever win the battle of hardcore addiction? Vicky feels cursed with addiction as she struggles to exist. She may never be OK.

You Are So Undead (6min - Canada)

Program: The Thirst for Blood a Collection of Vampire Shorts 10/28 3pm or 10/29 7pm

Dir: Alex Epstein

Cat: Vampire Short

You are so undead is a teen vampire sex comedy. Teenage Mary Margaret no longer reflects in the mirror, she let her vampire boyfriend Drew ''go all the way'' and now she's undead.

MA,rke Sjeler (Dark Souls) (95min - France, Norway) Trailer  Buy Tix

Date: 10/30 9pm

Dir: Cesar Ducasse, Mathieu Peteul
Cat: Mythic Horror Feature

http://www.morkesjeler.com/

A revengeful father embarks on a dark thrill ride of lost memories, conspiracy and zombie-like symptoms. Finding the mysterious darkness within is the source of the bizarre world he has uncovered.

The Lost Island of Laveau (17min - USA) Trailer  Buy Tix

Program:Midnight @ Vampire Fest 10/29 12am Encore Show Just Added

Dir: Jason Wood
Cat: Voodoo Short

Following a massive hurricane, a group of climatology students go into the Gulf of Mexico to search for some lost equipment. Instead, they stumble upon a mysterious island that has been keeping a long-buried and deadly secret of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. 

Backyard Cult (5min - USA) Buy Tix

Program: A Gothic Blend of Terror 10/30 5:30pm  Encore Show Just Added

Dir: Allen Rueckert & Mitch Yapko  VFF ALUMNI
Cat: Gothic Short

Larry can't stand his neighbors. They are loud, noisy and messy. And now they have gone too far and it's time to take action. When they open the gates of hell in his backyard, only Larry can fight the demons to save his lawn.

Demon Walk (4min - USA) Buy Tix

Program:Midnight @ Vampire Fest 10/29 12am Encore Show Just Added

Dir: Allen Rueckert VFF ALUMNI

Cat: Mythic Horror Short

Real estate Brent gets more than he bargains for when he sells a house with a murderous history. The demons will stop at nothing until they have his soul.

The Return of Shotgun George (10min - USA) Buy Tix

Program:Midnight @ Vampire Fest 10/29 12am  Encore Show Just Added

Dir: Mitch Yapko VFF ALUMNI

Cat: Mythic Horror Short

When four former students break into their old high school to party, they find an unexpected guest who died when the Dillinger gang murdered him 75 years ago. Now he wants revenge from beyond the grave.

Dark Passions (5min - USA)

Program: Vampire Fantasies 10/27 9pm  or 10/31 1pm

Dir: Eddie Butler

Cat: Vampire Short

A boy and girl are watching a romantic vampire movie when fantasy suddenly intrudes on reality with devastating consequences.

Phantasie (30min - USA) Trailer

Program: Vampire Fantasies 10/27 9pm  or 10/31 1pm

Dir: Garrett Hammel

Cat: Vampire Short

A tale of vampirism on All Hallows' Eve.

Seeing (8min - USA)

Program: The Thirst for Blood a Collection of Vampire Shorts 10/28 3pm or 10/29 7pm

Dir: Tony Bloodworth

Cat: Vampire Short

A photographer invites a call girl into his home but as he questions his decision he finds that he may get more than he bargained for.

The Unwelcomed (11min - USA)

Program: The Thirst for Blood a Collection of Vampire Shorts 10/28 3pm or 10/29 7pm

Dir: Michael Taranto

Cat: Vampire Short

Three stranded friends plan whether or not they will run for their lives or hide inside and possibly face the unknown 'things' that are after them.

VAMPIRE SHORTS (two programs)

Program #1: Vampire Fantasies (two shows)

10/27 9pm   Buy Tix

10/31 1pm   Buy Tix

MYTHIC HORROR/ VOODOO SHORTS MIDNIGHT 10/29 COSTUME PARTY & LIVE SHOW  BUY TIX

Encore Presentation 10/31 5pm Double Feature with Gothic Shorts BUY TIX

Program #2 :The Thirst for Blood a Collection of Vampire Shorts (two shows)

10/28 3pm Buy Tix

10/29 7pm Buy Tix

Forgettable (9min - USA)

Program: The Thirst for Blood a Collection of Vampire Shorts 10/28 3pm or 10/29 7pm

Dir: Tim Shiner

Cat: Vampire Short

Kate, a nearly century old vampire is searching for meaning in her life. Her maker see this and presents to her the perfect distraction.

La Reina Vampira ( (11min - Brazil, USA)

Program: Vampire Fantasies 10/27 9pm  or 10/31 1pm

Dir: Paulo J. Maia

Cat: Vampire Short

As he attempts to confront his own issues, a writer is absorbed and dominated by the world he creates, where a lonesome beautiful girl awaits the fate he wrote for her: becoming The Vampire Queen.

ENTIRE LINE-UP

Trailers from select films

I Will Follow You Into the Dark (4min - USA) Trailer Buy Tix

Program: A Gothic Blend of Terror 10/30 5:30pm  Encore Show Just Added

Dir: Nik Tyler
Cat: Gothic Short

A young man travels through time to be reunited with his girlfriend's ghost.

Citizen Zombie (33min - South Korea) Buy Tix

Program:Midnight @ Vampire Fest 10/29 12am  Encore Show Just Added

Dir: Woo-Hyuk

Cat: Mythic Horror Short

The citizen zombies have been lived quietly at the underground. However a number of cases occurred that the humans were attacked by unknown species of zombies. The government of Humans issue an order to the zombies that depart from the underground.

Vampire Fest Sarasota FL
Oct 30 - 31http://hallowscreen.blogspot.com/2010/10/current-festival-schedule.html

Statt Coven (19min- USA) Buy Tix

Program: A Gothic Blend of Terror 10/30 5:30pm Encore Show Just Added

Cat: Gothic Short

A cannibal love story.