Full schedule for A Halloween Screaming Film Festival 2019 has been announced! Our lineup includes Skeletons in the Closet, winner of the “Best Feature” Award at Chicago Horror Film Festival 2019, and Gray Matter (Short), based on a Stephen King short story! Free event! Costume contest! Let’s do Halloween right!

Thurs. Oct. 31st 2019 @ Ghoulish Mortals, 228 W Main St, St. Charles, IL 60175

8:30p.m. – 9:15p.m. – “Fresh Meat” Short Films

Living Nightmares – Episode 1: “Snapchat Nightmare” (Web Series Short, 2019)
7min
Trailer: https://youtu.be/amrMLKDJLXM
Midwest Horror Network
Directed by Zachary Smith
Written by Mark Conway & Brandon Rackowski
A teenage boy discovers something terrifying in the background of his crush’s selfie. Based on a true story.

The Designer’s Program (Short, 2019)
6min
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/359823809
Soft Cage Films
Directed by JC Farris
Written by Matthew Mickelsen, Et al.
A mysterious designer uses secret technology to test the boundaries of a fractured sister relationship.

The Keyhole (Short, 2019)
11min
Trailer: https://youtu.be/jXdVDDM8f0E
Optical Media
Written/Directed by Nathan Faught
A young photographer moves into an old apartment building in search of different surroundings. He starts to hear strange noises from the abandoned apartment next door…

Domestic (Short, 2019)
12min
Trailer: Coming soon!
Disposable Entertainment
Written/Directed by Malachi Pulte A new home and a new job are the least of Jason’s worries. The constant racket from his neighbors has kept him up for days. But sometimes it’s best to stay uninvolved.

9:15p.m. – 9:30p.m. – Costume Contest

9:30p.m. – 10:55p.m. – Our “Creature Feature” Presentation

Skeletons in the Closet (2018)
Winner of “Best Feature” Award at the Chicago Horror Film Festival!
1h 22min
Trailer: https://youtu.be/5szjVvzAW_Q
Scotchworthy Productions
Directed by Tony Wash & B.A. Lewandowski
Written by Tony Wash, Johnny Hlousek, Et al. “Skeletons in the Closet” is the titular late-night, horror anthology television series featuring The Widow and her dead husband, Charlie.

10:55p.m. – 11:30p.m. – “In Store for Gore? And Stephen King?” Featured Short Film

Gray Matter (2017)
35min
Trailer: https://youtu.be/iRMh8cETijw
Red Films
Directed by Red Clark
Story by Stephen King
A group of locals at a liquor store brave a winter storm to check on Richie (Larry Fessenden) a regular customer who hasn’t left his house in months. Based on the short story by Stephen King from his collection Night Shift.