The films are the reason you’re here, and you can expect to see the best independent horror films, some funny, some gory, some scary, but all cooler and more innovative than anything you can see at the multiplex. Independent filmmakers are the ones creating fresh looks at horror, and you can see the best films from the horror masters of tomorrow at the Portland Horror Film Festival™.
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A disillusioned field surgeon suffering from PTSD makes a man out of body parts and brings him to life in a Brooklyn loft. Written and Directed by Larry Fessenden, Produced by Larry Fessenden, Chadd Harbold, and Jenn Wexler.
In this twisted horror anthology, five strangers are drawn to an abandoned theater and forced to watch their deepest and darkest fears play out before them. Lurking in the shadows is the Projectionist, who preys upon their souls with his collection of disturbing films. As each reel spins its sinister tale, the characters find frightening […]
A stillborn baby girl is brought back to life by a morgue attendant using electrokinetic power. On her sixteenth birthday she escapes her captor and sets out to find her birth mother leaving a trail of destruction behind her. Barbara Crampton and Kayleigh Gilbert star in this contemporary Frankenstein tale.
From FANGORIA comes the horror comedy SATANIC PANIC: A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight of her life – and her tips – when her last order of the night turns out to be for high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice. Since 1979, FANGORIA magazine […]
Five friends are consumed by madness and greed after they discover an abandoned goldmine. Inspired by true events Writer/Director/Producer Dean Yurke has 20 years in the visual effects industry under his belt. Stay Out Stay Alive is his feature film debut. “It took me four separate attempts to watch Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 classic The Shining. […]
Zhong Tonghiu, a young model, has recurring nightmares of her mother who committed suicide when she was a child. One day she receives an unexpected invitation to the funeral of her wealthy, childless, aunt, and agrees to attend out of sympathy. She arrives at her aunt’s lavish mansion in the remote countryside a few days […]
2019 Short Films
Social media addict Ingrid receives an unwanted visitor during a midnight bathroom trip.
All the horror tropes! Bumper contest entry.
When three women friends sense danger on a camping trip, they keep each other laughing until a horrible twist makes them feel more alone than ever.
Megan attempts to get herself out of her cell block, stay away from people before she turns into a werewolf on the next full moon and kills her cellmate, Lauren.
New Years Eve is all about Bad Resolutions most people never intend to keep. Betty however, is not like most people – And her Resolution is Evil.
A desperate and lonely woman makes a pact in order to put a child in her empty womb.
An animated reflection on mortality, “CEMETERY SONG” explores a day in the life of inhabitants of a cemetery as they explore the power of memories, existential dread and finally a peaceful acceptance. Cemetery Song is directed and edited by Michelle Prebich. Animation and production design by Justine Prebich.
A small group of people are determined to protect their way of life. They know they are exposed to the worst stalking, because their enemy is nature dressed in Satanism and witchcraft. They will have to face that darkness only with the help of their faith, and fight against the unknown until their last breath.
A girl wakes up at night when her bedroom door creaks open.
A man in a public toilet receives a photo of himself, then realizes he is in a very horrible situation.
A group of dead teenagers spending their after-lives in Limbo decides to wreak vengeance upon their killer by summoning him to the world of the dead.
A young and expecting mother suffers a horrific abandonment as she understands the cost of what it means to love and be loved.
When students moonlighting as sex workers are being murdered at a Catholic boarding school, the new girl with strange visions must try to uncover the truth.
“Finley” follows a wooden puppet as he tries to kill a group of college kids who have moved into his house.
Mark and Jenny agree to take part in a mysterious experiment for money. Things get exceptionally messy.
It was 27 years ago when young Georgie Denbrough disappeared in the middle of a rain storm. He was never seen again…until now. Tony Dakota reprises his iconic role from the beloved IT miniseries (1990), along with original loser Ben Heller (Stan Uris) in a psychedelic fever dream set in Derry, Maine.
A college student goes for a part-time job interview and hired on short notice by a single working mother to be a babysitter for her four-year-old daughter Hana. But when she is left alone with Hana, strange things start to happen.
To escape incessant bullying on the bus ride home, a young girl falls asleep only to wake up trapped at an empty bus yard, with something lurking outside – something big – and if she wants to make it out alive, this frightened girl will have to unleash a monster of her own.
Ambrose Mordrake, born with a violent, mind controlling deformed growth on the back of his head, unexpectedly returns home for his brother’s engagement dinner. Whilst weary of his return, his brother Matthew and his fiancé Catherine are pleased to see him, much to the chagrin of his mother. Ambrose attempts to insert himself back into […]
China, day zero of the zombie apocalypse came quietly in deep night, while a girl wearing gloves marked “left” and “right” and was learning to drive with her new husband. She thought she was incapable of driving. But that night, she made it and she had to make it through the end of the world.
Jorge and Iván receive a simple assignment: steal a briefcase and deliver it to their client in the bathrooms of an airport. What they did not imagine is that the briefcase contains a thousand-year curse.
A night surveillance security guard spots a trespasser on the property, but then regrets grabbing their attention.
An apartment hunt goes horribly wrong when two prospective tenants take the bait on a listing that’s too good to be true.
In the near future, the U.S.-Mexico border wall has been completed and the high cost of living has skyrocketed. As a result, loved ones are re-homed like pets.
A visceral Horror rollercoaster in which a young woman’s illness takes a disturbing turn…
Road Trash is a short horror film about good intentions gone wrong. Alice can’t help but bury every dead animal she comes across. One day, she buries something she never should have touched and pays for her kind act dearly. Horror icon Heather Langenkamp is Road Trash’s narrator. Her voice gently guides the viewer through […]
A woman gets texts from an unknown number, but it’s all emojis.
New Orleans, 1983 As the full moon rises, a punk band known as The Darlings return to their rented mansion after the last leg of their tour. When the radio informs them of an escaped killer on the loose, they are shocked to find him already in the mansion! But these darlings have a vicious […]
It’s a beautiful day for fishing, calm and peaceful. But the fish aren’t the only things that are biting.
A mock Grindhouse trailer featuring horror’s greatest titans in a feud that will scrape the bottom of the barrel. Bumper Contest entry
Lost deep in the forest, a lone backpacker encounters a peculiar stranger.
When Anya’s husband mysteriously falls ill she has no choice but to seek the advice of the old Crone who lives in the forest. The Crone explains that the illness is a curse from a winter demon known as the Leshiy, and the only way to save her husband is to invite the monster into […]
A father helps a young boy get over his fear of Monsters, at a terrible price.
Ranch. Dipped. Chicken. Fingers.
A stirring (stringing?) homage to golden age horror films! Bumper contest entry.
In a post-pandemic society, a girl in hiding is forced to make a stand when confronted with the oppressive regime who kidnapped and enslaved her family.
Two hipster friends are gifted a rare record, only to find out its dark side.
A secluded family encounters a dreadful presence emerging from the water.
Zack and Jakki are your typical “odd couple” roommates. Jakki likes staying in, reading a good book now and again; while Zack has other hobbies like waking the dead. Things get hairy when Zack convinces Jakki to spend the day making wishes on a Monkey’s Paw. Soon the two find themselves doing backflips trying to […]
A coven of ancient witches begin to conjure a demon with a blood sacrifice.
The year is 2078. Resources are scarce and the world is slowly dying. Darwina the young huntress will encounter a new threat very soon.