2017 Desmond District Demons Film Festival

10/27 - 10/28

Friday October 27th Schedule

@Sperry’s Moviehouse - Theater 2

Charismata

Directed By: Andy Collier & Toor Mian

10/27  7:00pm

Rebecca Faraway fears she might be out of her depth.As a rookie detective struggling to find acceptance in a police department defined by a culture of bullying and intolerance, things go from bad to worse when the chief suspect in a series of brutal ritualistic murders takes a personal interest in her.  Charismata combines a tense, fast moving police thriller reminiscent of Fincher's "Se7en" with a nightmarish, paranoia-infused psychological horror story which tips its hat to Polanski's classic Apartment Trilogy: "Repulsion", "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Tenant".

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Friday Night Block

Special Premiere Short Films

10/27  9:00pm

    This block will feature various short films that are in competition in the Desmond District Demons Film Festival. This block will not have a set theme but instead feature a variety of the films that will be played all day Saturday! As the event gets closer we will be listing the films that will be shown at this screening, stay tuned!

Tonight She Comes

Directed by: Matt Stuertz

10/27  10:30pm

    After a girl goes missing, two of her friends and a mysterious set of strangers find themselves drawn to the cabin in the woods where she disappeared. They will laugh, they will drink, they will kiss, they will fuck, and THEY MUST ALL DIE.

Saturday October 28th Schedule

@Loft 912

(Coming soon)

Monsters & More

Short films featuring actual monsters & demons

10/28  11:00am

Monsters and More Horror Shorts Block

Red Skies, Directed by Bret Miller, United States (Made in Michigan)

The Scared One, Directed by Romain et Thibault Lafargue, France

The Gift of the Woods, Directed by Kris & Kurtis Theorin, United States

Lamia, Directed by Arturo Alanis, United States

Ivy, Directed by Itai Guberman, Australia

Hope, Directed by Adam Losurdo, Norway

CROAK, Directed by Matt Barrett, United States

ADAM PEIPER, Directed by MÓNICA MATEO, Spain

Killers

Killer short film block featuring; all things that kill.

10/28  1:00pm

Suburban Man, Directed by Sandy Shelton, United States (Made in Michigan)

Sticks, Directed by Mark J. Parker, United States

Chateau Sauvignon: Terroir, Directed by David Maire, United States

Injustice For All, Directed by Danny Mooney, United States (Made in Michigan)

The Barber's Cut, Directed Mark Brocking, United Kingdom

The Veiled, Directed by Joshua Long, Australia

Stealing, Directed by Asham Kamboj, United Kingdom

Foreword, Directed by Michael McCallum, United States (Made in Michigan)

(Coming soon)

(Coming soon)

Blessed are the Children

10/28  3:00pm

Feature Film Directed by: Chris Moore

Traci Patterson (Kaley Ball), an adrift 20-something who's still reeling from the death of her father and her breakup with an abusive fiancé (Jordan Boyd), discovers that she's pregnant. With the help of her friends, Erin and Mandy (Arian Thigpen, Keni Bounds), she decides to terminate her pregnancy, but quickly after leaving the clinic, she begins seeing and hearing things - shapes in the corner of her eye, strange noises in the middle of the night, and ghoulish figures stalking her every move. Is it guilt or are Traci and her friends in grave danger?

All the Wrong Friends

10/27  5:00pm

Feature Film Directed by: Mark Kerins & Ryan Hawkins

A darkly comedic thriller about a group of high school friends on a road trip, who begin to turn on one another when they try to cover up a murder.

(Coming soon)

(Coming soon)

Psych

10/28  7:00pm

Short film block featuring demons in your head

You Have Arrived, Directed by Justin Phillip, United States (Michigan Connection)

Milliardenmarsch (Billion Walk) Directed by Adrian Goiginger, Germany

VEXED, Directed by Marc Cartwright, United States

HANGMAN, Directed by Colby Doler, United States

Hell Haunt, Directed by Richard Lukacs, Canada

NERÓN (NERO), Directed by Ruben Stein, Spain

Unfriendlies, Directed by Steve Kopera, United States (Made in Michigan)

Fried Barry, Directed by Ryan Kruger, South Africa

FILS, Directed by Cyrus Neshvad, Luxembourg

Saturday October 28th Schedule

@Sperry’s Moviehouse - Theater 3

All the Wrong Friends

10/27  5:00pm

Feature Film Directed by: Mark Kerins & Ryan Hawkins

A darkly comedic thriller about a group of high school friends on a road trip, who begin to turn on one another when they try to cover up a murder.

(Coming soon)

Steven Berkoff’s Tell Tale Heart

10/28  12:00pm

Feature Film Directed by: Stephen Cookson

Steven Berkoff's own feature length interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe's original short story about a servant who plots to murder his master because of his 'vulture' eye

(Coming soon)

(Coming soon)

Psych

10/28  2:00pm

Short film block featuring demons in your head

You Have Arrived, Directed by Justin Phillip, United States (Michigan Connection)

Milliardenmarsch (Billion Walk) Directed by Adrian Goiginger, Germany

VEXED, Directed by Marc Cartwright, United States

HANGMAN, Directed by Colby Doler, United States

Hell Haunt, Directed by Richard Lukacs, Canada

NERÓN (NERO), Directed by Ruben Stein, Spain

Unfriendlies, Directed by Steve Kopera, United States (Made in Michigan)

Fried Barry, Directed by Ryan Kruger, South Africa

FILS, Directed by Cyrus Neshvad, Luxembourg

Peelers

10/28  4:00pm

Feature Film Directed by: Sevé Schelenz

A small town strip club owner must defend her bar, her strippers and her life when violent infected patrons show up on the final closing night.

(Coming soon)

(Coming soon)

Monsters & More

Short films featuring actual monsters & demons

10/28  6:30pm

Monsters and More Horror Shorts Block

Red Skies, Directed by Bret Miller, United States (Made in Michigan)

The Scared One, Directed by Romain et Thibault Lafargue, France

The Gift of the Woods, Directed by Kris & Kurtis Theorin, United States

Lamia, Directed by Arturo Alanis, United States

Ivy, Directed by Itai Guberman, Australia

Hope, Directed by Adam Losurdo, Norway

CROAK, Directed by Matt Barrett, United States

ADAM PEIPER, Directed by MÓNICA MATEO, Spain