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Another Hole in the Head 2019 FilmFest list for 12/13 - 12/15 New People cinema San Francisco

1974: La posesión de Altair ---> tickets

Friday Dec 13, 7:00 PM

7:00 PM, NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

In 1974, a couple vanished without a trace, according to Mexican authorities. A recently discovered 8mm film has been determined to be the home movies shot by the young newlyweds. This footage is the documentation of the horrifying possession of a young woman, her husband's battle against the paranormal, and the unstoppable destruction of their lives. We have acquired the footage, and now can present to you a transfer of this 8mm footage, the rich grain and abnormalities left intact. 1974: La posesión de Altair is an unforgiving document of the most terrifying event in Mexican history, and the scariest movie you’ll see at this year’s Another Hole In The Head. 


BENEATH THE BLACK VEIL !!WORLD PREMIERE!! --> tickets

Dec 13, 9:00 PM

9:00 PM, NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

When Aaron and Genna learn that the charges against the Amazon delivery driver who ran over their son have been dropped, they decide to take justice into their own hands. But the way they see it, God is also to blame for their loss and breaking each of the 10 commandments seems like the perfect vehicle for vengeance.

Beneath the Black Veil is a Twin Peaks-esque melodrama sprinkled with Cronenberg body horror, sewn together by indie horror SFX master turned writer/director, Jason Koch (WNUF Halloween Special, Call Girl of Cthulhu, Pig Pen).


FRIDAY THE 13TH "REVISION" --> tickets

Dec 13, 11:00 PM

11:00 PM, NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Written by KEVIN BURWICK at movieweb.comJason Voorhees is able to get in 83 kills in just over 85 minutes in Jorge Torres-Torres' Friday the 13th reimagining. The filmmaker, who previously delivered super cuts of Phantasm and Evil Dead, has taken the entire franchise and cut it into a surprisingly awesome film that takes the best elements of each, making for a cohesive storyline that weaves through each installment. This project was definitely a labor of love for Torres-Torres, who admits that it took him nearly two months to complete.


THROUGH RAINBOW LENSES (A SHORT FILM COLLECTION) --> tickets

Dec 14, 11:00 AM 11:00 AM, NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

It is our pleasure to present Through Rainbow Lenses for a second year--a special collection of eight short LGBT+ Dramas, Comedies, and Music Videos. There will be a moderated Q&A session with filmmakers after the screening. Film listings are alphabetical, and do not necessarily reflect the order in which they will screen.

1. Artemio's Loneliness Vol. 1

2. Clouds

3. Lesbian Dating Tips

4. MY GIRL(S)

5. Put Your Feet Up

6. Reshaping Beauty...

7. Stalls

8. Strawberry Night


GODS & DEVILS SHORT FILM COLLECTION --> tickets

Dec 14, 1:00 PM 1:00 PM, NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

A collection of nine short films about powerful supernatural beings, both good and evil. There will be a moderated Q&A session with filmmakers after the screening.

1. Alder

2. Amaterasu

3. Azrahel

4. Burn

5. Furube

6. Ishtar Speaks

7. Neris

8. Twig

9. Wendigo


ASSORTED FLAVORS 3 (A SHORT FILM COLLECTION)--> tickets

Dec 14, 3:00 PM

3:00 PM, NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

An eclectic selection of eight short films. There will be a moderated Q&A session with filmmakers after the screening. 

1. Book Clubbing

2. ChromoPHOBIA

3. Helix

4. Night Crawl

5. Progeny

6. Second Date

7. This House Has Eyes

8. Where Blood Lies


Giantess Attack versus Mecha Fembot !!WORLD PREMIERE!! Screening--> tickets

Dec 14, 5:00 PM

5:00 PM, NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Director Jeff Leroy will be in attendance.

Mecha Fembot, a deadly female cyborg programed to destroy! Creation of the evil space queen, Metaluna. Only the combined strength of team GIANTESS ATTACK can save earth from her evil plot of revenge. See titan against titan, a city leveled and the earth saved by raw hot girl power.

--Preceded by Two Jason Kartalian Short Films!--

The Last Callback     --and--     Giant Women, Micro-Budget

DO NOT REPLY (2020)--> tickets

Dec 14, 7:00 PM

7:00 PM, NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Below was written by Peter White of DEADLINE 

‘Twilight Saga’s Jackson Rathbone Goes Dark As VR-Obsessed Serial Killer In ‘Do Not Reply’

Twilight Saga star Jackson Rathbone’s horror film Do Not Reply is heading to Cannes and sales agent VMI Worldwide has debuted the first trailer for the film.

The gruesome serial killer thriller stars Rathbone as a VR-obsessed killer and is a cautionary tale of the evils of social media. It is directed by Walt Woltosz and Daniel Woltosz.

VMI Worldwide is launching the film, which is produced by Iron Compass Entertainment, at Cannes next week.

Also featuring Degrassi: Next Class’s Amanda Arcuri, it explores the dangers of popular phone apps among teens and the frightening pervasiveness of sexual predators in modern society. Arcuri plays Chelsea, a high school introvert, who is abducted through a social media app by a charming and handsome man who calls himself Brad, played by Rathbone. Chelsea is forced to look like other girls Brad holds captive in his boarded-up house. The high-schooler desperately attempts to persuade them to escape before they all become victims of his ritualistic virtual-reality-filmed murders.

“This is the most terrifying, real-world villain I’ve seen scripted, and possibly the most dangerous character I’ve played. Getting a chance to tell a cautionary tale of the modern age was a pleasure, even if I had to go home every night and shower away the darkness of this character,” said Rathbone

The cast also includes Courtney Henggeler (The Big Bang Theory), Thom Gossom Jr. (Love Is), and Kerri Medders (Alexa & Katie).


THE DEAD ONES (2019) !!USA PREMIERE!! Screening --> tickets

Dec 14, 9:00 PM 9:00 PM, NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

THE DEAD ONES screens with the short film "THE ESCORT"

For four outcast teens, summer detention means being assigned to clean their high school after a horrific incident. But they are not alone; a macabre gang wearing guises of The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse - Famine, Pestilence, War and Death - has locked them inside and is hunting them through the school's ravaged hallways. As the four students battle to survive, each must confront the supernatural echoes of past traumas they have struggled to forget - and may be condemned to relive.


BEAST MODE (2019)--> tickets

Dec 14, 11:00 PM 11:00 PM, New People Cinema 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Beast Mode Trailer

Director- Chris W. Freeman, Spain Willingham

Dark Comedy, Horror, 80's Throwback

86 minute runtime

When a has-been Hollywood producer on his last leg accidentally kills his lead actor and meal ticket, he strikes a dark deal with a strange man and unwittingly unleashes a band of bloodthirsty monsters on the City of Angels. 'Bad boy' actor Huckle Saxton lets fame get to his head and turns into a ferocious beast, ripping Hollywood to shreds. Will he sink his teeth into the role of a lifetime or succumb to the dangers of the Hollywood lifestyle?


STRICTLY LOCAL 3 (SHORT FILM COLLECTION)--> tickets

Dec 15, 10:30 AM

10:30 AM, NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

A collection of thirteen local short films. There will be a moderated Q&A session with filmmakers after the screening. 

1. Behind the Site - SFO Hotel

2. Bound 4 Heaven

3. The Greatest Duel of All Time

4. How?

5. I Am Full

6. JOSEPH: THE WARM SIDE OF THE SHADE

7. Lifespans

8. Love Letters

9. A Million Times Before

10. Number Nine

11. Poker

12. Ramona

13. The Return of Harbor Porpoises to San Francisco Bay

14. Selena Gomez and the Dinosaur Cowboy


SCIENTIFIC METHODS (SHORT FILM COLLECTION) --> tickets

Dec 15, 1:00 PM

1:00 PM, NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

A collection of eleven Science Fiction short films. There will be a moderated Q&A session with filmmakers at the end of the screening.

1. Alienated

2. Beep

3. Closed Circuit

4. Cross Doubles

5. Extent

6. If

7. The Last Doppelganger

8. Patina

9. TikTok

10. A Timely Reminder for Time Parter Partners

11. The Way the Future Was


HOW THE WEST WAS... (SHORT FILM COLLECTION) -->tickets

Dec 15, 3:00 PM 3:00 PM, NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Western themed film collection consisting on five short films. There will be a formal Q&A (questions & answers) with filmmakers and their crew after the screening. 

1.The Apple

2. Bleeding, Kansas

3. Fools, Gold

4. The Redeemer

5. A Tribe of Terribles


GET GONE (2019)--> tickets

Dec 15, 5:00 PM

5:00 PM, 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Written and Directed by Michael Thomas Daniel

Produced by Michael Thomas Daniel, Joseph Shelley, Chris Oneliner, and DJ Dodd

Hoax Busters, an internet 'fake video' team, take a weekend retreat to do some team building, after busting another online lie. They travel to Whiskey Flats, OR and meet with Craig Eubanks, a shifty, bossy, know-it-all outdoor guide who promises them that his company, "Rocks and Roots," will build their team confidence. At the same time, an invasive drilling company--with rights handed over by the Federal government--are moving onto the land of a family that has lived on the property illegally for over 30 years. When the drillers attack the family and the Hoax-busters get caught in the middle, things quickly go awry.


THE MACBETH SYNDROME !!WORLD PREMIERE!! Screening --> tickets

Dec 15, 7:00 PM 7:00 PM, NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Teaser clip 

THE MACBETH SYNDROME 

Producer Christopher Coppola will be in attendance for a Q&A (questions and answers after the screening)

The Macbeth Syndrome is about a middle-aged B-movie director/film professor from a legendary Hollywood Dynasty living in San Francisco. He is told by a palm reader at the North Beach Café Trieste that a new Macbeth film is coming his way to direct and that there’ll be a time he will be the most famous member of his family.   He is amused at first but gradually his psyche begins to spiral out of control.  No one is safe, not even himself.  The film features many local San Francisco characters including the Another Hole in the Head Film Festival founder himself, George Kaskanlian Jr. "

A San Francisco Art Institute  Christopher Coppola Original Feature Film


TO YOUR LAST DEATH --> tickets

TRAILER--> TO YOUR LAST DEATH

After emerging as the sole survivor in a deadly revenge game set up by her father to punish his children, Miriam receives an offer from a supernatural entity to go back in time and try again. Now, Miriam must survive both her father's blood lust and the Gamemaster's ever-changing rules to save her siblings as she relives the worst night of her life.

Below review was written by Jason Axinn. See full review here--> review

‘To Your Last Death’ Review: Dir. Jason Axinn [Frightfest 2019]

To Your Last Death is one of the more distinctive films screening at this year’s Frightfest, for two reasons. Firstly, it’s the only animation screening at the festival. Secondly, it features one of the starriest casts with Ray Wise, Bill Moseley, Morena Baccarin and none other than William Shatner lending their vocals to the piece. It’s an impressive range of people considering the film is a small indie feature.

The film itself is a tale of greed, mistrust, and murder within the Dekalb family, all narrated by the velvet vocal chords of Shatner. Cyrus Dekalb is a titan of industry who has become estranged from his family. Knowing he needs to announce a successor, he summons his four children to his multi-story complex. That’s not all Cyrus has planned, however, as he sets a murderous plan into action. One of his children, Miriam (Dani Lenon) escapes and encounters a strange woman (Morena Baccarin) who offers to send Miriam back in time to try and change the outcome. Can Miriam convince her estranged siblings of their father’s nefarious plans, or will history repeat itself?