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October is here, which mean tons of events to get you in the Halloween spirit. Especially if you’re a horror junkie like me, this is the time when you stack your Netflix queue with any horror you can get your hands on. Now, there’s a new film festival in Orange County this year to whet your appetite.

The Everybody Dies Film Festival kicks off its inaugural event in Brea this year, and it’s two-days of blood, zombies, psychopaths, and more.

The Everybody Dies Film Festival takes place Friday October 21, and Saturday October 22 at Brea Plaza Cinema and will showcase 14 short films, and three feature-length films.  If you buy tickets online now, its only 11 bucks for one night, and 18 bucks for both! It’s a great event if you’re tired of seeing the same ol’ remakes and sequels churned out by Hollywood.

Here’s a sample of some of the indie goodness your can check out:

Dead Stop (North Hollywood):

“The desert can be an unforgiving place.  By day, the temperatures soar past the century mark, hot enough to drop a man in his tracks, and by night they plummet low enough to freeze the life out of him.  It is filled with wildlife, feral and deadly.  It is not a place where you want to get lost.  Unfortunately, Todd and Josh and their friends have done exactly that.  On their way to a ski trip, the group of teens and the pair of hitchhikers they’ve picked up, have taken a wrong turn and find themselves miles from anything resembling civilization.

It’s often said that the snakes, scorpions, coyotes, spiders and all that live in the desert are more afraid of humans than the humans are of them.  But in this case, there is good reason for these people to be more than just scared.  In this particular stretch of the California desert, there’s one wild creature that does not fear man.  A very large and fierce creature that craves their flesh.  It’s strong.  It’s primal.  It’s relentless. And it’s hungry…”

Axed (Austrailia):

Axed is an Australian ‘backyard’ zombie epic that throws back to the grit of the late 1970’s. Alone with his Axe, Bruce must slip and slide through the blood, the guts, the infected and a rag-tag army militia that are hell-bent on cleansing the town of all life. Then the dead start coming back to life.”

An Evening With My Comatose Mother (Provo, Utah):

“Dorothy Pritchard thought she had it easy; house sit for the wealthy Poe’s on All Hallows Eve while collecting a cool paycheck. That was, until, she was introduced to the Poe’s rotting, comatose mother living upstairs. As the dark of the night comes, and as the approaching storm blacks out the neighborhood, Dorothy soon finds herself on a nightmare ride through hell that she can only beg to be woken up from.”

Incubator (Denver, Colorado):

“A young man wakes up in a motel bathtub full of ice, only to find his problems have just begun.”

Check out the complete schedule of films at the Everybody Dies website.


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