Dead By Dawn 2017

by jaythejza | created - 24 Apr 2017 | updated - 27 Apr 2017 | Public

Movies and shorts shown at Dead by Dawn 2017 at the Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh, 20th April - 23rd April 2017. I managed to catch all the films & shorts this year!

Shorts not on IMDb: Hell Is Other People Short Film Programme

  • Spooked / France / 2016 / 12 mins / Directors: Spook & Gloom (6*)


Now Wash Your Hands Short Film Programme
  • When Susurrus Stirs / USA / 2016 / 10 mins / Director: Anothony Cousins (8*)


2D & Deranged Short Film Programme
  • Mother / Canada / 2016 / 4 mins / Director: Kevin McGuiness (4*)
  • Resistance / France / 2017 / 8 mins /Directors: Alex Chauvet, Anna Le Danois, Quentin Foulon, Fabien Glasse, Juliette Jean, Julie Narat (4*)
-Down to the Wire / Spain / 2016 / 13 mins / Director: Juan Carlos Mostaza (4*)

It's finally here, #DeadByDawnFest! Spending 4 days inside @filmhouse #Edinburgh watching lots of #Horror movies! Today's selection: Thursday 2030 - THE EVIL WITHIN (UK Premiere) 2245 - Lamb to the Slaughter Short Film Programme 0000 - PHENOMENA

2nd day of #DeadByDawnFest, already feeling tired after a great first day, #TheEvilWithin was great! Looking forward to the following today: Friday 1200 - What You Make It Short Film Programme 1400 - Foxes + WITHOUT NAME 1645 - Hell Is Other People Short Film Programme 1945 - THE NIGHT WATCHMEN (UK Premiere) 2200 - Cronenberg Double Bill THE DEAD ZONE + SCANNERS

3rd day of #DeadByDawnFest! Lets see if I can keep it 100%, by surviving the midnight Double Dekker till 4am! Some of today's selection: Saturday 1215 - MADHOUSE 1445 - The End Is Nigh Short Film Programme 1645 - ALWAYS SHINE (Special Preview) 2000 - Now Wash Your Hands Short Film Programme 2130 - ACCIDENTAL EXORCIST + Q&A with director Daniel Falicki (UK Premiere) 0000 - MIDNIGHT DOUBLE-DEKKER HOUSE + THE MONSTER SQUAD

Only 9 hours from the end of day 3, it's the final day of #DeadByDawn! Hope for a great final day, looking forward to seeing #TheVoid! Sunday 1315 - SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN 1530 - 2D & Deranged Short Film Programme 1700 - DIG TWO GRAVES (UK Premiere) 2000 - It’s Over, Rover, Short Film Programme 2130 - DRY BLOOD (Scottish Premiere) 2330 - Closing Ceremony 0000 - THE VOID (Scottish Premiere)

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1. The Evil Within (2017)

Not Rated | 98 min | Horror

The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most.

Director: Andrew Getty | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Dina Meyer, Frederick Koehler, Michael Berryman

Votes: 2,487

2. Please Love Me Forever (2016)

27 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

In a surreal world, Lili, a 14-year-old albino, lives alone with her mother CLAUDIE (50) who over-protects her from the outside world. Obsessed with her own appearance; Claudie regularly ... See full summary »

Director: Holy Fatma | Stars: Kamel Abdelli, Isabelle Carlean-Jones, Annick Christiaens, Carl Malapa

Votes: 63

3. The Sub (2017)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

A reluctant substitute teacher uncovers the evil underbelly of a seemingly perfect school. Will she survive high school a second time?

Director: Dan Samiljan | Stars: Jocelyn Ayanna, John Balma, Barrett Carnahan, Lee Faranda

Votes: 40

4. Set Yourself Free (2014)

2 min | Short, Drama

Teenage kids sneak out of their houses and drive to the beach to play hooky from school. And since you know this video is a PSA, you think you have an idea where this is heading. But you're wrong.

Directors: Henry Inglis, Aaron McCann | Stars: Clare Gibson, Gabrielle Meys, Sean Penney, David Shire

Votes: 16

5. Mister Popular (2017)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

Not satisfied with simply stalking the coolest kid at school, outcast Ben devises a twisted plan to claim the position for himself.

Director: Charlie Mayforth

Votes: 10

6. Phenomena (1985)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

57 Metascore

A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

Votes: 20,877

7. Upside Down Feeling (2015)

10 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Arthur, a young boy with a wild imagination, develops a preoccupation with death and disease after the passing of a classmate and begins to explore mortality through the vivid images in the... See full summary »

Director: Eddie White | Stars: Charles Mayer, Liam O'Sullivan, Sol Spry, Odessa Young

8. Simulant (2016)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Drama | Completed

What's left for an actor who thinks he has done it all? Simon is convinced that he has played every possible character. He's grown bored of acting but the one thing that still gets him: The... See full summary »

Directors: Divina Kuan, Esther Niemeier | Star: Franz Rogowski

10. Greener Grass (III) (2015)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Thriller

In this dark comedy of manners, soccer moms Jill and Lisa seek the approval of their "friends" - at all costs. This surreal world is just on the edge of consciousness; suburbia through the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Briganti | Stars: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe, Nick Kocher, Brian McElhaney

Votes: 83

11. What Happened to Her (2016)

15 min | Documentary, Short

A forensic exploration of our cultural obsession with images of dead women on screen. Interspersing found footage from police procedural films and television shows along with one actor's ... See full summary »

Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan | Star: Danyi Deats

Votes: 18

12. Bird (II) (2015)

17 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

A young boy accidentally squeezes his pet bird to death. At sunset the bird resurrects itself and confronts the boy with his actions.

Directors: Marinus Groothof, Dunja Jocic | Stars: Stefan Ckonjevic, Dunja Jocic, Jelena Djokic, Stanislava Jeftic

Votes: 14

13. Foxes (2012)

16 min | Short, Drama, Horror

A young couple trapped in a remote estate houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their into twilight world.

Director: Lorcan Finnegan | Stars: Marie Ruane, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Karen Griffin

Votes: 196

14. Without Name (2016)

93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Follows a land surveyor on an assignment to measure an ancient forest for a developer but soon loses his reason in a supernatural environment that has its own plans.

Director: Lorcan Finnegan | Stars: Alan McKenna, Niamh Algar, James Browne, Brendan Conroy

Votes: 432

15. Childer (2016)

19 min | Short, Drama, Horror

An introverted mother's worst fears are amplified when she is seemingly stalked by the feral children living in the woods surrounding her home.

Director: Aislinn Clarke | Stars: Dorothy Duffy, Luke Walford, Charlie Bonner

Votes: 44

16. The Call of Charlie (2016)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A trendy Los Angeles couple fixes up an Ancient Evil Deity From Beneath The Sea on a blind date.

Director: Nick Spooner | Stars: Brooke Smith, Harry Sinclair, Roberta Valderrama, Evan Arnold

Votes: 39

17. Fucking Bunnies (2017)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

Satan worshipping sex cult moves in next door to Raimo.

Director: Teemu Niukkanen | Stars: Jouko Puolanto, Janne Reinikainen, Minna Suuronen, Arttu Kapulainen

Votes: 229

18. The Night Watchmen (2017)

TV-MA | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Three inept night watchmen, aided by a young rookie and a fearless tabloid journalist, fight an epic battle for their lives against a horde of hungry vampires.

Director: Mitchell Altieri | Stars: Ken Arnold, Dan DeLuca, Kevin Jiggetts, Kara Luiz

Votes: 1,784

#TheNightWatchmen was an awesome 80s throwback to the likes of #ReturnOfTheLivingDead 8/10 #DeadByDawnFest

19. The Dead Zone (1983)

R | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom

Votes: 55,258 | Gross: $20.77M

20. Scanners (1981)

R | 103 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane

Votes: 43,554 | Gross: $14.23M

21. Madhouse (1974)

PG | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

Director: Jim Clark | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri

Votes: 3,003

22. August Heat (2014)

11 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

In a sweltering Manhattan heatwave, James is drawn from his un-air-conditioned apartment by a mysterious noise. His search leads him to a mason carving a tombstone with his name on it.

Director: Matthew James Thompson | Stars: Jarlath Conroy, Mark Jude Sullivan

Votes: 15

23. Creswick (2017)

10 min | Short, Drama, Horror

Sam's fear of her childhood home is brought to light when her ageing father claims there is another presence in the house.

Director: Natalie Erika James | Stars: Dana Miltins, Chris Orchard

Votes: 56

24. Reunion (2015)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Young Anja accompanies the dead of her hometown to the afterlife comforting the panic stricken newly-deceased with a sweet smile and some of her favorite music. When she joins her brother ... See full summary »

Directors: Janne Reinikainen, Iddo Soskolne | Stars: Selma af Schulten, Janne Reinikainen, Riitta Havukainen

Votes: 28

25. Last Call Lenny (2016)

13 min | Short, Comedy

Lenny Upton combines euthanasia with his used furniture business to provide suicide assistance to melancholy customers with a death wish. Armed with a briefcase full of weapons and an eye ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Lasseur | Stars: Brian Groh, Thomas Silcott

Votes: 9

26. Too Dark (2015)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

A forest too eerie. A girl too vulnerable. A Predator too inept. A frightfully funny tale that's TOO DARK.

Director: Sean Lahiff | Stars: Sarah Jeavons, Brendan Rock

Votes: 8

27. Always Shine (2016)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

72 Metascore

Best friends Anna and Beth take a weekend trip to Big Sur, hopeful to re-establish a bond broken by years of competition and jealousy. Tensions mount, however, leading to an unexpected yet ... See full summary »

Director: Sophia Takal | Stars: Mackenzie Davis, Caitlin FitzGerald, Lawrence Michael Levine, Khan Baykal

Votes: 3,493 | Gross: $0.01M

28. The Voice (2015)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

La Voce is inspired by Donizetti's opera, Lucia Di Lammermoor, and the Silent Film era. It is a satiric fable that tells the story of Edgar, a butcher who works in slaughterhouse that kills... See full summary »

Director: David Uloth | Stars: Miro Lacasse, Catherine Ruel, Julie De Lafrenière, Harry Standjofski

Votes: 56

29. I Want You Inside Me (2016)

Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

A tale of all-consuming desire.

Director: Alice Shindelar | Stars: Ezekiel Ashamu, Nate Bucsko, Malik Johnson, Kiley Juckel

Votes: 76

30. The River (V) (2016)

3 min | Animation, Short

The River is a whimsical, entertaining and creative stop-motion animation to the song River of Snot by the iconic Canadian musical trio The Arrogant Worms.

Director: Leo Wieser

31. Accidental Exorcist (2016)

TV-MA | 105 min | Horror

Fate has dealt Richard Vanuck a very strange hand; he's a natural born exorcist. In fact, he's the best there's ever been, and with possessions on the rise across the city he's booked solid... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Falicki | Stars: Daniel Falicki, Faye Sills, Sherryl Despres, David Higbee

Votes: 233

32. House (1985)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

44 Metascore

A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll

Votes: 21,071 | Gross: $19.44M

33. The Monster Squad (1987)

PG-13 | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

61 Metascore

A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr

Votes: 24,959 | Gross: $3.77M

34. Scream and Scream Again (1970)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A serial killer who drains his victims' blood is on the loose in London. The police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Judy Huxtable

Votes: 2,976

35. Mad God: Part 1 (2014)

12 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

MAD GOD is an experimental animated film set in a Miltonesque world of monsters, mad scientists, and warpigs. Directed by legendary visual effects and stop-motion craftsman Phil Tippett, ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Tippett | Star: Niketa Roman

Votes: 65

36. Phil Tippett's MAD GOD: Part 2 (2015)

Animation, Short, Fantasy

Part 2 of Animation Legend Phil Tippett's apocalyptic stop-motion descent into the bowels of the unconscious.

Director: Phil Tippett

Votes: 51

37. Garden Party (2017)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.

Directors: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro

Votes: 1,404

38. Dig Two Graves (2014)

85 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

67 Metascore

After her brother's tragic death a young girl meets three men who claim they can bring her brother back to life.

Director: Hunter Adams | Stars: Ted Levine, Samantha Isler, Danny Goldring, Troy Ruptash

Votes: 2,788

41. Pickle (2016)

16 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

Pickle is an ode to man's capacity to care for all creatures throughout their sometimes greatly protracted existence until their occasionally sudden and unfortunate demise.

Director: Amy Nicholson | Stars: Tom Nicholson, Debbie Nicholson, Timothy Schaft

Votes: 92

42. Madam Black (2015)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

When a glamour photographer runs over a child's pet, he's forced to fabricate a story about its disappearance.

Director: Ivan Barge | Stars: Yvette Parsons, Jethro Skinner

Votes: 70

43. Dry Blood (2017)

83 min | Horror

In a rural mountain town, an unstable drug addict must unravel a surreal murder mystery as he's terrorized by malevolent ghosts, a deranged sheriff, and the frightening hallucinations from his withdrawal.

Director: Kelton Jones | Stars: Clint Carney, Jaymie Valentine, Kelton Jones, Graham Sheldon

Votes: 288

44. The Void (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Shortly after delivering a patient to an understaffed hospital, a police officer experiences strange and violent occurrences seemingly linked to a group of mysterious hooded figures.

Directors: Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski | Stars: Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh, Daniel Fathers, Kathleen Munroe

Votes: 25,781 | Gross: $0.15M

So @DeadByDawnFest kept me awake for 4 days and then you show me #TheVoid at the end?!? Never been so in need for sleep but too scared!



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