The Beast (Short Film)

“The Beast”

Day 13 of the 2023 31-Days of Horror

The first film of a double feature to kick off the 2023 Sawdust City Fright Fest.

On vacation with his family in the countryside, a young city boy is forced to participate in wild boar hunts in the cornfields. Naive and fearful, he lives in constant fear of a mysterious beast that adults say lives in the countryside.

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The Exorcist: Believer (2023)

“The Exorcist: Believer”

Day 6 of the 2023 31-Days of Horror

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Two girls disappear into the woods then are discovered in a barn 30 miles away three days later with no memory of where or how long they were missing. It is quickly evident that there is something very wrong with the girls. The father of one of the girls, realizing that there is something sinister going on, reaches out to Chris MacNeil, whose recently published book discusses the same symptoms that the two girls are exhibiting. Soon, the families and community pull together to try to save the girls from the evil that has possessed them.

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Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) – Film

Exorcist: The Beginning”

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Day 4 of the 2023 31-Days of Horror

This prequel to The Exorcist, set in 1949, recounts Father Merrin’s first encounter with Pazuzu in Africa, largely explaining the entire opening scene of that original movie. At a period in his life when Fr. Merrin has left the church and the priesthood and simply wants to be an archeologist, he is hired to excavate a mysterious find in Africa.

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Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) – Film

“Exorcist II: The Heretic”

Day 2 of the 2023 31-Days of Horror.

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Picking up 4 years after the events of The Exorcist (1973), Regan (Linda Blair), who is 16 now, is undergoing psychotherapy to help her deal with the bad dreams from the memories she has repressed of her possession. With her actress mother on set making a movie, her nanny, Sharon (Kitty Winn), and her psychiatrist, Dr. Tuskin (Louise Fletcher), are her primary guardians. Meanwhile, Father Lamot (Richard Burton) is assigned to look into Father Merrin’s death, which occurred during Regan’s exorcism.

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The Exorcist (1973) – Film

“The Exorcist”

Day 1 of the 2023 31-Days of Horror

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A 12-year-old girl begins exhibiting unusual and harmful behaviors. After exhausting all avenues of psychiatric assistance, her mother, now believing her daughter to be possessed, approaches a priest for help.

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It (2017) – Film


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A group of children, are hunted by a creature who feeds on the fears and phobias of the young people who live in the small town of Derry, Main.   Continue reading “It (2017) – Film”

Lord of Illusions (1995) – Film

“Lord of Illusions” -Director’s Cut

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #29

While on a simple insurance scam case in L.A., New York private investigator Harry D’Amour happens across members of a cult who are trying to resurrect their leader, a magician known as The Puritan.  13 years prior, The Puritan was killed and bound by a small group of former followers, lead by his very apt pupil, now world famous illusionist, Phillip Swann.  D’Amour, a regular guy with a knack who is drawn to the dark side, is hired by Swann’s wife, Dorothea, to protect Swann after one of their friends is murdered.  D’Amour’s investigation, and unique insight, draw him into the mysterious world of illusions and the dangerous world of magic. Continue reading “Lord of Illusions (1995) – Film”

Zombieland (2009) – Film


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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #28

Two months after the zombie apocalypse has occurred, a shy college student and other survivors come together travelling across the country, chasing rumors of a zombie-free Pacific Playland Amusement Park.   Continue reading “Zombieland (2009) – Film”

Deadman Apocalypse (2016) – Film

“Deadman Apocalypse”

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #15

In a dystopian future, Jack Deadman is part of a military team sent to find a stolen water supply in order to save humanity, in underground passages, called Labyrinthia.  The mission fails when the inhabitants of Labyrinthia attack the team.  10 years later, Jack, now known only in legend, as The Jackal, haunted by his failure, and hiding in the tunnels,  has never found a way out, discovers that one of his team, Alba, is still alive and imprisoned.   With renewed purpose, he rallies to fight the Emperor Ramses, and free Alba. Continue reading “Deadman Apocalypse (2016) – Film”

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) – Film

“Something Wicked This Way Comes”

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #9

A sinister carnival and the Autumn People, come to Green Town, Il., led by Mr. Dark.   A pair of 12 year old boys stumble across the terrible secret of the carnival. Granting the heart’s desire, but not quite, and feeding on sorrow and tears. Quite the tale of “be careful what you wish for.” Continue reading “Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) – Film”