The EVERYBODY DIES HORROR FILM FESTIVAL is gonna make it rain blood in the OC

This weekend the OC is about to get a little gorier as the EVERYBODY DIES HORROR FILM FESTIVAL returns for it’s 3rd year!

In honor of this coming weekend’s horror holiday, Friday the 13th, you might be thinking of ideas to accomodate your horror needs. Well creators JEFF SMITH and SARA PARRELL have got you covered. This weekend they have set aside an entire weekend for you dedicated to the world of horror. They have assembled for you a series of short films and feature films that promise to entertain, horrify, and disturb. Not only that, they have teamed up with the people over at SINISTER POINTE to bring a preview of this year’s halloween maze on the opening night of the festivities!

Aw, but I’ve said too much… Here let’s let the horror fiends over at the EVERYBODY DIES HORROR FILM FEST tell you for themselves.

From The Press Release


Brea, CA – Back for its third year, the Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival is returning to Brea, California on September 13th, 14th and 15th.  And this year, the scares will be on and off the screen!  For the first time in the festival’s history, the EDHFF will be teaming up with Sinister Pointe, Southern California’s only year round permanent haunted attraction.

On Friday, September 13th, audience members will be treated to a VIP sneak preview of Sinister Pointe’s Halloween attraction!  After they survive (assuming they survive), the audience will be treated to the first films of the 2013 film fest.

On Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th, the festival will move right down the road to the Brea Plaza 5 Cinema, home of the EDHFF since 2011.

“This year’s festival is going to be bigger and better than our previous years” proclaimed Sara Parrell, co-director of the Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival since its inception.  “We have more nights, more feature films and the evening at Sinister Pointe is going to be amazing!”

Over the span of the three nights, the Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival will showcase fifteen short and feature films.  As with previous years, many of the filmmakers will be in attendance for an audience question and answer session.  “The Q&A’s have become one of the best parts of the festival” said Jeff Smith, the other director of the EDHFF.  “It’s a great chance for the audience to meet these incredibly talented indie filmmakers and also to provide the filmmakers with the opportunity to hang out with each other.”

This year’s film line-up is as follows:

Friday, September 13, 2013 at the Sinister Pointe haunted attraction (!
Red carpet begins at 6:30pm
Get an exclusive preview of the attraction’s Halloween maze WAY before it opens to the general public!  The maze will be open from 7pm – 9pm.  And did we mention there will be a bar?

9pm – First Halloween (Santa Monica, CA)
Synopsis: Raised in a strict conservative household as a child, a grown man is reluctantly taken out by his friend to experience Halloween trick or treating for the first time.
Filmmaker Q&A will follow the screening.

Raptor Ranch (Greenwich, CT)
Synopsis: Raptor Ranch is sci-fi, horror flick with all the trappings of a juicy, action-adventure movie with comic relief thrown in.  They’re not just raising cattle in Texas.  They’re raising 70 million years of prehistoric terror.  Move over Jurassic Park; here’s come Raptor Ranch!  Yee-Haw!
Filmmaker Q&A will follow the screening.

Saturday, September 14, 2013, the festival returns to the Brea Plaza 5 Cinema (!
Doors open at 5:30pm

5:45pm – Ghoul School (Springfield, MO)
Synopsis: Welcome to Baldwin High.  It’s clean, drug-free, and has the highest MAP scores in the state.  You might think it’s the perfect high school.  But before you go joining the pep squad, there’s just one thing you should know.  It’s haunted as hell!
Filmmaker Q&A will follow the screening.

Cold Turkey (Iceland)
Synopsis: It’s hard to wake up from a nightmare when you are not asleep.

Tasty Brains (Ladera Ranch, CA)
Synopsis: A man is forced to relive his past life after a zombie invasion separates him and his wife.
Filmmaker Q&A will follow the screening.

They Will Outlive Us All (New York, NY)
Synopsis: New York City. 2016.  In the years since Hurricane Sandy, the city has been brought to its knees by a series of ‘Frankenstorms.’  Roommates Margot and Daniel attempt to survive this ‘new’ New York by avoiding it at all costs.  But with the advent of three strange deaths in their Brooklyn building, the world they’ve been hiding from begins knocking hard on the back door.

Grey Matter (Aliso Viejo, CA)
Synopsis: An official adaptation of Stephen King’s short story about a man whose alcoholism causes him to change in horrific ways and how his teenage son must find a way to save his father.
Filmmaker Q&A will follow the screening.

EDHFF Alumni Screening:  Survivor Type (Los Angeles, CA)
Synopsis: We’re thrilled to bring back the winner of the 2012 Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival’s TRULY DISTURBING award in a special, out of competition alumni screening!  A disgraced surgeon stranded on a deserted island with no food and only a handful of supplies must go to great lengths to stay alive for rescue that may never come.  Based on the short story by Stephen King.
Filmmaker Q&A will follow the screening.

The Gauntlet (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)
Synopsis: In a sunken Castle underneath the earth, five strangers wake.  They have no food.  No memory.  No water.  And no way out.  These strangers are from every normal walk of life, yet they each have a secret.  They don’t know it yet, but they’re capable of something they never imagined.  They must organize and band together for the sinister adventure that awaits them.  Starring Bai Ling, Warren Kole and Dustin Nguyen.
Filmmaker Q&A will follow the screening

Sunday, September 15, 2013, our final night at the Brea Plaza 5 Cinema (!
Doors open at 5:00pm

5:30pm – The Breeder (Malta)
Synopsis: Never underestimate what looks weak, it can turn to be your worst enemy!

Sleepwalk (Canada)
Synopsis: In the night, the spirits of the dead return.  Sometimes they try to take us with them to the other side.  Simon’s mother wants him back…
Filmmaker Q&A will follow the screening

EDHFF Alumni Screening: Deer Head Valley (Los Angeles, CA)
Synopsis: Our second out of competition alumni screening was a big hit at our 2012 festival!  On the county line of Deer Head Valley, a derelict woman and her gentleman friend hold captive an innocent man.  With the victim’s fate uncertain, the only glimmer of hope lies 80 miles west, in the form of the District Attorney and the plea bargain deal he has devised for a local gang member, indicted on charges of murder.  The only problem?  The District Attorney is nowhere to be found.
Filmmaker Q&A will follow the screening.

Motivational Growth (Seattle, WA)
Synopsis: Ian Folivor (Adrian DiGiovanni), depressed and reclusive, finds himself taking advice from a fungal growth after a failed suicide attempt.  The Mold (Jeffrey Combs), a smooth talking chunk of aspergillus born from the filth collecting in Ian’s neglected bathroom, works to win Ian’s trust by helping him clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle.
Filmmaker Q&A will follow the screening

Girl at the Door (Los Angeles, CA)
Synopsis: After a night of rough sex with a beautiful woman, a man is surprised when she keeps returning and replaying the events of the night over and over again exactly, word for word.  It’s Groundhog Day meets Fatal Attraction.
Filmmaker Q&A will follow the screening

Kill Her, Not Me (Los Angeles, CA)
Synopsis: Kill Her, Not Me is a combination of I Know What You Did Last Summer and Psycho with the twist that the real threat our heroines face is not the brutal stranger terrorizing them but each other as, in a Stephen King-like frenzy, they scramble to survive.  Featuring horror legend Tony Todd!
Filmmaker Q&A will follow the screening.

Due to the nature of the event, audience members must be 18 or older.

Discounted pre-order tickets are available NOW at the festival’s web site:

And don’t forget to “like” the fest on Facebook:

And while you’re at it, “follow” the festival on Twitter:

Sinister Pointe

195 Arovista Circle
Brea, CA.  92821

Brea Plaza 5 Cinema
453 South Associated Rd.
Brea, CA.  92821


There you have it fiends! Be sure to visit this awesome festival because it guarantees to be a good time, plus you get your horror fix at the same time! You can visit this website to purchase your tickets for the event.

Also as a bit of a bonus TD will  have their very own table at the event on Friday, September 13th in which we will also be recording a live podcast for our DISTURBING TALKS PODCAST. Be sure to stop by the table and we’ll shout you out on the podcast! While we’re on the subject please visit iTunes HERE and give our podcast a review and a like.

Hope to see you all there!

Everybody dies horror film festival 2013


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  1 comment for “The EVERYBODY DIES HORROR FILM FESTIVAL is gonna make it rain blood in the OC

  1. frankie smales
    September 11, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    only 49 scary days to halloween and counting yey
    i can not wait to go about town as
    an ghostbuster i’m excited about it already
    it’s going to be the best fright ever .

    frankie (cool rider) smales

    frankie smales tv and movie review uk

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