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Horror in the Hills

Oct. 19th 2019

The Greystone Lodge On The River
559 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

2018 AWARD WINNERS!

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2018 Award Nominees

BEST FEATURE

  • MANIAC FARMER
  • THE BOO
  • STRANGE TALES FROM APPALACHIA

BEST SHORT

  • BOUND
  • UNWOKEN
  • DARK OF THE NIGHT

BEST DIRECTOR

  • BAILEY SANDERS - UNWOKEN
  • LAUREL VAIL - WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO
  • JEREMIAH MILMINE - DITCH PEOPLE

BEST WRITER

  • KC ALLEN - DARK OF THE NIGHT
  • PHILLIP FLEMING - DEAD SHOT
  • DAYNA NOFFKE - UNDER THE BED

BEST ACTOR

  • TYLER CALDWELL - MANIAC FARMER
  • RANDY R. FABERT - DARK OF THE NIGHT
  • CLAYTON BOWMAN - THE BOO

BEST ACTRESS

  • TARAH DESPAIN - DISTRICT QUARANTINE
  • JENNIFER TRUDRUNG - REVISIT
  • PAMELA RICARDO - RESTRICTED DIET

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • CRASH
  • UNWOKEN
  • BOUND

BEST EDITING

  • MONGER
  • RESTRICTED DIET
  • DITCH PEOPLE

BEST SOUND

  • DARK OF THE NIGHT
  • UNWOKEN
  • SONGBIRD

BEST MUSIC

  • MONGERS
  • KILLING GIGGLES
  • 2.17AM

DIRECTORS CHOICE

  • THE PHOTOGRAPHER
  • KILLING GIGGLES
  • THE OXYGEN THIEF

SHORT SCREENPLAY CONTEST FINALISTS

  • HIKING BUDDIES BY MEGAN MORRISON
  • FUNN HOUSE BY LAWRENCE WHITENER
  • THE FARM BY ALLIE HANLEY & DARYL KUXHOUSE
  • THE DESCENDED BY AMY KELLY
  • DARK HOUR BY EDWARD MARTIN III

*Award Winners will be announced at the end of the festival. Winners in attendance will be presented a certificate. Those not in attendance will be sent a digital certificate to print by email. Winners will also be posted in the news feed (front page) of HorrorInTheHills.com / BreakingFateEntertainment.com within 48 hours of the close of the festival.
 
** Our Selection / Awards Procedure: Festival Director / Producers make official selections for the festival by vote. Official Selections are then screened/graded by 5 different judges anonymously and given an overall grade on a 10 point scale for each of the qualifying award categories (with the exception of the “Directors Choice Award”). All judges points are then added together to give it a grade. The top 3 films by grade in each category are then considered an award nominee and listed on this page. The film with the highest grade in each category is considered and announced that category’s award winner at the festival. In the event of a tie for highest grade, the festival director, festival producer and festival founder will each vote on the tied films giving the majority vote the award. In the event that one of the festival production staff are involved in one of the films involving a tie, a 3rd party will be selected to vote in place of the production staff member involved.
 
**** The Festival Directors Choice Award nominees are the Film Festival Directors top 3 choice films of the festival. The Directors Choice Award is presented at the festival to the Directors favorite film of the festival. (Any film that the festival director is personally involved in at any level is not eligible for this award.)

2018 Schedule of Events

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH 9:30AM - 10PM
09:30AM DOORS OPEN
10:00AM FESTIVAL BLOCK A 150M

  • THE SLAYINGS AT THREE FORK ROAD 3 4M
  • BENGLETON SOCKS: SCARED SOCKLESS 5M
  • SCARY PLACES 5M
  • THE CONTEST 8M
  • REDNECK ZOMBIE 10M
  • HELL'S HALF ACRE 30M
  • THE BOO 89M

01:00PM SHORT FILM BLOCK B 150M

  • POSSESSION 1M
  • HOUSE FOR SALE 1M
  • THE BILL COMES DUE 2M
  • UNDER THE BED 4M
  • KILLING GIGGLES 6M
  • MONGERS 7M
  • DISTRICT QUARANTINE 9M
  • CRASH 26M
  • STRANGE TALES FROM APPALACHIA 95M

04:00PM FESTIVAL BLOCK C 150M 

  • MYSTIC SKULL 1M
  • THE OXYGEN THEIF 1M
  • 2:17 AM 1M
  • THE PHOTOGRAPHER 2M
  • I BAKED HIM A CAKE 5M
  • DARK OF THE NIGHT 7M
  • RESTRICTED DIET 7M
  • FUGUE 11M
  • SONGBIRD 17M
  • BOUND 29M
  • MANIAC FARMER 71M

07:00PM SHORT FILM BLOCK D 120m

  • HORROR LANE 6M
  • UNWOKEN 7M
  • THE DOLLHOUSE 8M
  • REVISIT 8M
  • DEBUTANTE 8M
  • DITCH PEOPLE 7M
  • WEIGHT 15M
  • WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO 16M
  • MIDNIGHT SHIFT 21M
  • THE LINEUP 21M
  • DEAD SHOT 34M

09:30PM FESTIVAL BLOCK E 30M

  • AWARDS PRESENTATION 30M

10:00PM CLOSE OF FESTIVAL

* 10 MINUTES OF Q&A TO FOLLOW EACH FILM BLOCK FOR FILMMAKERS INVOLVED IN THE GIVEN BLOCK.

NOTE: SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE / SUBSTITUTION WITHOUT NOTICE. 

2018 Official Film Selections!

Check out all the awesome films screening at the 2018 Horror in the Hills Film Festival right here very soon!!  

MONGERS

A lonely man stalks a family that may not be what they seem in this combative, chaotic horror hell-ride of hunting demons both inward and outward.

 

THE LINEUP

Two young siblings, Rose and Jesse, witness the murder of their teenage aunt. 12 years later, police believe they have finally caught the killer. However, Jesse and Rose can no longer agree on what happened that night.

 

SONGBIRD

A troubled street musician finds a magic camera that ends his loneliness while opening a door to his darker side.

 

DISTRICT QUARANTINE

There's been another outbreak.

 

REVISIT

A lost woman revisits the sins of her past in her family's vacant home.

THE BOO

The Boo is a Southern-gothic thriller about a bereaved small town sheriff and his recently widowed, estranged, sister-in-law who must acknowledge the external forces they must extinguish to overcome the internal loss of their spouses.

STRANGE TALES FROM APPALACHIA

Appalachian filmmakers join together to produce three horrifying, suspenseful, and strange tales. In "Pretty Girl", a young woman escapes a maniac kidnapper by fleeing into the Appalachian wilderness. Aided by a group of friendly hikers, she must escape the woods or face her darkest fears. "Man Vs Ghost" is the story of an over-the-top host of a public access ghost-hunting show and his sister, who fear that some "ghosts" may be following her home. Desperate for a season finale he can sell to the Travel Channel, the "Ghost Man" tries to cash in on his sister's paranoia to produce the perfect episode, but may get more than he bargained for. An average Joe is kidnapped and trapped in makeshift deathmatch arena in "The Room". Forced to fight or be killed, he must find the will to survive against all odds. Three, 30-minute short films by filmmakers from Northeast Tennessee in the heart of Appalachia. 
WARNING: Contains Nudity, Violence, and Strong Language. Suggested Rating R. 

DARK OF THE NIGHT

Devan Darke is a podcaster of the paranormal who accepts a challenge to live in a notoriously haunted house for one year. He doesn’t expect this beautiful home to provide much of a challenge.

He’s Dead Wrong.

KILLING GIGGLES

Tommy dos Santos wasn’t born a psychopath, really, nor was he made into a sociopath, per se. He was something entirely new, and he was walking his own path – a path that will run red with the blood of the foulest most fiendishly frightening creatures ever conceived by man… CLOWNS!

No longer the madmen and monsters that nightmares are made of, it is the clowns who are the victims now, running for their lives from a killer who won’t stop until every single one of them is dead. As Tommy’s body count rises, he finds himself getting closer and closer to what he thought was a ghost, the once great clown king known as “Giggles,” and wonders… if laughter can’t die, how about Giggles?

BOUND

BOUND takes viewers inside a prison with no cells, where the destinies of those sentenced to servitude are bought and sold, and their jailers bear the names Addiction, Abuse, and Manipulation. This fictionalized retelling of a true story plays out through the eyes of one young victim as she tries to break free of the drug addiction and brainwashing that’s been forced upon her and boldly sprints down a path that will either lead to freedom or a greater torment than she has ever known. 

RESTRICTED DIET

What is an African American woman (Pamela Ricardo) to do when her home is invaded by a 600-year old vampire (Troy Halverson) seeking her white roommate? Is the vampire a racist or just plain out of touch with the modern times? 

REDNECK ZOMBIE

Two Redneck Brothers living in the Zombie Apocalypse where nothing much changes.

HORROR LANE

No synopsis provided by filmmaker.

CRASH

No synopsis provided by filmmaker.

MANIAC FARMER

A group of street punks led by the murderous Blasphemous Rex meet their match when they choose to terrorize a seemingly helpless farmer who ends up turning the tides on the group, and the hunters become the hunted.

 

WEIGHT

Weight is a short, super-realist narrative film about a girl, who after a childhood of caring for her bed-bound brother, declines the role of caretaker and travels back to her life away in college; while on her way, she happens upon an unsettling roadside revelation.

 

HELL'S HALF ACRE

A paranormal team on their way from another investigation, stop in Kentucky for a look at a locally haunted place called "Hell's Half Acre" Soon things go terribly wrong.

 

DEAD SHOT

While hunting squirrel, Michael Andrews stumbles upon a civil war era pistol in the woods. He is amazed to discover the gun has supernatural properties but soon finds that he may be in for more than he bargained for.

 

DITCH PEOPLE

Mud human creatures emerge from the ditches to attack and transform a group of friends at a drive-in theatre.

 

UNWOKEN

UNWOKEN is a psychological horror short, following Danny, a troubled teen, struggling to hold on to his sense of reality before his crippling depression consumes him.

 

DEBUTANTE

A controlling mother plans to formally introduce her coming-of-age daughter to high society, but the daughter has different plans. The servant boy has his own plans, too, but it’s hard to get things done when you are in shackles.

 

THE SLAYINGS AT THREE FORK ROAD-PART III

A Mysterious woman leaves a trail of murder in the deepest part of Appalachia. With no motives for these killing police are frantic to find the killer before she kills again with her trademark hatchett

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

A man awakens to find a mysterious photo in his apartment, though the taker is nowhere to be seen.

 

WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO

Three women going to a three day metal festival in the desert find something disturbing in the freezer of their isolated vacation rental.

 

THE DOLLHOUSE

A filmmaker who grew up with the Chucky doll seeks out the other families surrounding the franchise to get their perspective on life with Chucky.

 

THE CONTEST

Female-driven horror/dark comedy about an annual cherry pie contest in a small town where one - or more - of the contestants is a murderer.

 

HOUSE FOR SALE

A real estate agent captures a horrifying entity on film.

 

mystic skull 3

A haunted skull terrorizes whoever finds it.

 

BENGLETON SOCKS: SCARED SOCKLESS

Here's the 3rd episode of the new Sketch Comedy Series "Bengleton Socks". There's a monster stealing Bengleton Socks in the mountains, be afraid, be very afraid!

This film was filmed in Gatlinburg, Tn at a cabin that has since been lost to the wildfires.

I BAKED HIM A CAKE

Young Lenora wakes up excited to bake her father his favorite cake on his birthday. As she bakes, she notices strange behavior from Mother. Meanwhile, Dad isn't home yet and it's growing late...

POSSESSION

Pam feels an evil presence in her living room. Things turn into a nightmare, she sees unimaginable terrors and struggles to stay alive.

FUGUE

A woman finds herself in the midst of a dark mystery after the unexplained loss of a loved one.

MIDNIGHT SHIFT

Rural Sheriff's Deputy, Sgt. Brown answers a call at an old farm house. He walks in the middle of an ongoing exorcism and must quickly decide whether to follow orders, or do what he knows to be right. Told through the deputy's body cam footage, we follow Sgt. Brown's call through to its horrifying conclusion.

SCARY PLACES

Found footage from a troupe of TV ghost hunters on their way to their next investigation. Do they make it?

THE OXYGEN THIEF

A short exploration of the internal dialogue of a young girl struggling to not follow in the footsteps of her mother; however, the mother isn't addicted to what you might think.

 

2.17 AM

A young woman walks home alone from work when she is met by a creature. At this instance, she realises she is also being followed. There is no escape in the tunnel she is walking through so she is forced with a choice of either facing the creature or the man behind her.

UNDER THE BED

A monster-loving little girl finds a true friend in an imaginary creature.

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