Judging for The International Horror Hotel's film scoring competition was completed April 15th, and here is the list of this year's winners. Thank you to everyone who competed, and congratulations to the winners.
1. Damoon Keshmirshekan / Mohammad Ali Karimi (Malaysia)
2. Michael D. Jones, Sr. (NC)
3. Nick Dolan (OR)
4. Alexander John McMillan (PA)
5. Bryan Kloser (CO)
6. Jim Danko (OH)
7. Ashley Johnson (GA)
8. Ambrose Freeman-Toole (CO)
9. Hatem Elgenedy (CA)
10. Ken Jones (AL)
11. Marcello Favoino (Italy)
12. JR Williams (OH)
13. Matt Hodge (KY)
Honorable Mention: Larry Woolever (CA)
We received a lot of fantastic scripts this year, and below is a list of those which have placed for an award. Thank you to everyone who submitted, and congratulations go out to all who won.
1. Zombianca, by Ila Coltas
2. Beyond the Darkness, by Bob Fisher
Slasher - Short
1. Greal, by Jay Sharron
Slasher - Feature
1. The Catacomb, by Carlos Burgaleta
Horror - Short
1. The Funeral Services of Albert Greer, by Bob Fisher
Horror - Feature
1. Shook, by Kenneth Bogar
2. Control, by Steve Herczeg
3. The Ghost Rig, by Michael Edwards
4. Suppression, by Jack Bennett
Horror-Comedy - Feature
1. High Stakes, by Kelly Goodner
2. Sadistic, by Michael Gibrall
3. A Clown's Tale, by Michael Pallotta
Sci-Fi - Feature
1. Shades, by William Alexander
Family Men, by Jeff Woodard
The Nursing Home, by John Simpson
Shut In!, by Darryl Epp
The film schedule for The 2013 International Horror Hotel has been announced.
SATURDAY, MAY 18TH
11AM-11:20AM - Short Horror, "A Midsummer Nightmare"
11:50AM-12:05PM - Short Horror-Comedy, "The Almost True Story of a Suburban Housewife"
12:30PM-1PM - Short Sci-Fi, "The Missouri Strain"
A family threatened by a nationwide biological apocalypse flees everyday city life to survive.
1:30PM-2:30PM - Short Horror, "Indemnity"
A man on the run from his ex-lover, who has sworn to kill him, takes refuge in a rural bar, where he finds an unlikely ally in the local bartender. As the man opens up to the bartender over many rounds, the bartender begins to wonder if the man is merely a victim of circumstance... or if he's hiding a much darker secret.
3PM-3:30PM - Short Horror, "Dream About Angels"
When Father Michael chooses his dreams over his life, reality becomes a nightmare.
4PM-4:15PM - Short Horror, "Private Showing"
4:45PM-5PM - Trailer Block
-Sherlock Holmes vs. Frankenstein
5:30PM-6PM - Short Horror-Comedy, "Vamp X"
An obsessed corporate whipping boy's dream of reuniting with his old flame becomes a nightmare from which he may not even want to wake up.
6:30PM-8PM - Feature Horror, "Wyke Wreake"
A blend of supernatural horror and psychological drama, Wyke Wreake counts the cost of loss, guilt and reckless desperation as we delve into the life of one deeply disturbed young woman and the afterlife of one equally disturbed dead man.
8:30PM-10:30PM - Feature Horror, "Chill"
When a group of college students attempt to turn an ill-fated campus tradition into a viral-game, the players become trapped in an all too real battle for survival against a violent masked assailant.
11PM-Midnight - Horror Series, "Baron Bloodstorm's Tales to Tell at Midnight"
Episode 1: "The Audition" & Episode 2: "Melissa"
Baron Bloodstorm's "Tales To Tell At Midnight" is a throwback to the classic Horror/Suspense series like "Creepshow" and "Tales From The Crypt". It was created by Writer/Director Michael Trivisonno of eMpTy Films productions.
SUNDAY, MAY 19TH
11:00AM-12:30PM - Feature Horror-Comedy, "Bone Cave"
T Rad and Mike are two slackers who, with the help of the dangerous Annora devise a clever scheme to throw a rave in a cave unlike any other. That is until they realize that they have stumbled into the lair of a mysterious killer.
12:50PM-1:05PM - Short Horror-Comedy, "Hangers"
Gabriel, a young wisecrack, wages a battle against the ghost of his new apartment's former tenant. When it becomes clear that all the ghost wants is to see the former love of his life, Kate, one last time, Gabriel vows to help him... or it... move on.
1:25PM-3:10PM - Feature Horror, "Fetish Dolls Die Laughing"
Do you remember, as a child, when your parents teased you with the "Tickle Monster"? It turns out that he's more real (and even more malevolent) than you could have ever imagined!
3:30PM-5PM - Feature Horror, "Voodoo Rising"
A group of friends decide to spend their last summer together by taking a trip to the rural camping destination "Black Hills". Once there, they find themselves in the middle of a deadly quarrel with a local family.
The International Horror Hotel Festival and Convention is coming up soon, but there is still time to submit to the festival! The regular submission deadline for films and scripts was yesterday, but we now have a late submission period open! Films and scripts will be accepted with the late deadline until March 15th.
To submit your film: Visit http://horrorhotel.net/page1.php. Payment must be received before the 15th, and your film must be postmarked by the 15th to be accepted.
To submit your script: Visit http://horrorhotel.net/page6.php. You may submit online to the e-mail listed on the site, and payment can be made through PayPal or by mailing in payment and registration form when e-mailing your script. Hard copies will also be accepted in the mail.
Our film scoring competition is also still OPEN! Visit http://horrorhotel.net/scoring.php. The film scoring deadline is April 1st!
We are also still selling vendor tables and advance weekend passes. All information can be found at www.horrorhotel.net.
The International Horror Hotel Festival and Convention is coming up very soon! The event will take place May 18/19 at The Clarion Inn & Conference Center in Hudson, OH. Horror Hotel features film screenings, a convention, film lectures and panel discussions, special guests, haunted rooms, networking parties, a scream queen competition and more!
Film and script submissions are still open! The regular deadline to submit is February 28th - just two weeks away! (There will also be a two week late submission period.)
Horror Hotel Film Categories:
Horror - Feature / Short (under 55 Min) / Micro (under 5 Min)
Slasher - Feature / Short / Micro
Horror Comedy - Feature / Short / Micro
Sci-If - Feature / Short / Micro
TV Pilot / Web Episode / Trailer
No restrictions on date or previously viewed!
Filmmakers - To submit your film, visit http://horrorhotel.net/page1.php.
Horror Hotel Script Categories:
Horror - Feature / Short
Slasher - Feature / Short
Horror Comedy - Feature / Short
Sci-If - Feature / Short
TV Pilot / Web Episode
(Special screenwriting awards include placement on InkTip.com and Nuvotech's Movie Outline 3)
Writers - To submit your script, visit http://horrorhotel.net/page6.php.
We are also accepting entries for the film scoring competition until April 1st! Whether you are a composer, or you are a musician/band looking to venture into film scoring, this contest is a great way to get your start! Visit http://horrorhotel.net/scoring.php.
We also have a few tables left in the convention, so if you are a production company or vendor who would like to purchase a table, visit http://horrorhotel.net/convention.php.
You can purchase advanced weekend passes at http://horrorhotel.net/tickets.php.