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The FANGORIA Guide to the 2015 Stanley Film Festival

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With the number of genre-centric film festivals hosted around the world, there’s few that make horror as immersive as an experience as the Stanley Film Festival. By taking the film festival model and injecting it with events such as the immersion game, virtual reality experiences and live music/performances, Stanley has quickly ascended to “must-go” status among the horror community. Yet with so many options and choices throughout the four day festival, navigating through the Stanley Film Festival could be a horror show of its own, so FANGORIA has put together a personalized guide for Stanley attendees based on their specific tastes and sensibilities. So without further ado…

For Psychological Horror Fans…

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Films:
Hans Herbots’ THE TREATMENT (Friday, 1:30 p.m., Concert Hall)
Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz’s GOODNIGHT MOMMY (Friday, 4:30 p.m., Concert Hall)
Karyn Kusama’s THE INVITATION (Friday, 7:00 p.m., Concert Hall)
Rodney Ascher’s THE NIGHTMARE (Friday, 9:15 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Craig Macneill’s THE BOY (Saturday, 2:15 p.m., Concert Hall)
Ben Cresciman’s SUN CHOKE (Saturday, 5:00 p.m., Concert Hall)
Takashi Miike’s OVER YOUR DEAD BODY (Saturday, 7:00 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel’s SHREW’S NEST (Saturday, 9:45 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Stanley Dean’s Cup Competition (Sunday, 11:00 a.m., Concert Hall)
Adam Egypt Mortimer’s SOME KIND OF HATE (Sunday, 2:00 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Henri Georges-Clouzot’s LES DIABOLIQUES (Sunday, 4:00 p.m., Historic Park Theater)
Roman Polanski’s REPULSION (Sunday, 6:45 p.m., Concert Hall)

Events:
The Immersion Game (TBD)
Catatonic 3D (TBD)

For Gorehounds…

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Films:
Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel’s SHREW’S NEST (Friday, 1:45 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz’s GOODNIGHT MOMMY (Friday, 4:30 p.m., Concert Hall)
Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s SCHERZO DIABOLICO (Friday, 6:45 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Corin Hardy’s THE HALLOW (Friday, 10 p.m., Concert Hall)
Benni Diez’s STUNG (Friday, Midnight, Concert Hall)
Hans Herbots’ THE TREATMENT (Saturday, 11:45 a.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Stuart Gordon’s RE-ANIMATOR (Saturday, 4:00 p.m., Historic Park Theater)
Brian O’Malley’s LET US PREY (Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Ted Geoghegan’s WE ARE STILL HERE (Saturday, 9:45 p.m., Historic Park Theater)
Jason Lei Howden’s DEATHGASM (Saturday, Midnight, Concert Hall)
Takashi Miike’s OVER YOUR DEAD BODY (Sunday, 1:45 p.m., Concert Hall)
Ham Tran’s HOLLOW (Sunday, 4:30 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)

Events:
Catatonic 3D (TBD)
The Stanley Hotel Ghost Tour (TBD)

For Horror Comedy Fans…

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Films:
Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion’s COOTIES (Thursday, 8:30 p.m., Concert Hall)
Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel’s SHREW’S NEST (Friday, 1:45 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Tim Kirk’s DIRECTOR’S COMMENTARY: THE TERROR OF FRANKENSTEIN (Friday, 4:00 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Stanley Shorts Program II (Friday, 9:30 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Jason Lei Howden’s DEATHGASM (Friday, 11:45 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Stuart Gordon’s RE-ANIMATOR (Saturday, 4:00 p.m., Historic Park Theater)
Todd Strauss-Schulson’s THE FINAL GIRLS (Saturday, 7:15 p.m., Concert Hall)
Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s BODY (Saturday, 9:15 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Benni Diez’s STUNG (Saturday, 11:45 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Stanley Dean’s Cup Competition (Sunday, 11:00 a.m., Concert Hall)
Ted Geoghegan’s WE ARE STILL HERE (Sunday, 2:45 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)

Events:
Tales from Beyond the Pale (Friday, 7:00 p.m., Historic Park Theater)
The 13th Floor Haunted House (TBD)

For Strictly Horror Fans…

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Films:
Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel’s SHREW’S NEST (Friday, 1:45 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz’s GOODNIGHT MOMMY (Friday, 4:30 p.m., Concert Hall)
Jonas Alexander Arnby’s WHEN ANIMALS DREAM (Friday, 7:15 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
David Cronenberg’s SHIVERS (Friday, 9:00 p.m., Historic Park Theater)
Benni Diez’s STUNG (Friday, Midnight, Concert Hall)
Adam Egypt Mortimer’s SOME KIND OF HATE (Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Historic Park Theater)
Stanley Shorts Program I (Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Karyn Kusama’s THE INVITATION (Saturday, 7:00 p.m., Historic Park Theater)
Ted Geoghegan’s WE ARE STILL HERE (Saturday, 9:45 p.m., Historic Park Theater)
James Whale’s THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Sunday, 11:30 a.m., Historic Park Theater
Ben Cresciman’s SUN CHOKE (Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Historic Park Theater)
Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s BODY (Sunday, 4:15 p.m., Concert Hall)
Brian O’Malley’s LET US PREY (Sunday, 7:00 p.m., Historic Park Theater)

Events:
The Stanley Hotel Ghost Tour (TBD)
The 13th Floor Haunted House (TBD)

For Restless Spirits…

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Films:
Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion’s COOTIES (Thursday, 8:30 p.m., Concert Hall)
Tim Kirk’s DIRECTOR’S COMMENTARY: THE TERROR OF FRANKENSTEIN (Friday, 4:00 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Jason Lei Howden’s DEATHGASM (Friday, 11:45 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Rodney Ascher’s THE NIGHTMARE (Saturday, 12:00 p.m., Concert Hall)
Corin Hardy’s THE HALLOW (Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz’s GOODNIGHT MOMMY (Saturday, 4:45 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Todd Strauss-Schulson’s THE FINAL GIRLS (Saturday, 7:15 p.m., Concert Hall)
Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s SCHERZO DIABOLICO (Saturday, 9:30 p.m., Concert Hall)
Jim Sharman’s THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Saturday, Midnight, Historic Park Theater)
Ted Geoghegan’s WE ARE STILL HERE (Sunday, 2:45 p.m., Historic Park Theater)
Jonas Alexander Arnby’s WHEN ANIMALS DREAM (Sunday, 5:00 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater)
Brian O’Malley’s LET US PREY (Sunday, 7:00 p.m., Historic Park Theater)

Events:
The Itchy-O Band (Friday, 8:30 p.m., The Stanley Hotel)
Dead Right Horror Trivia (Friday, 10:00 p.m., The Wheel Bar)
The Pumpkin Pie Show (Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Pinon Room)

Individual tickets and the full program are available at www.stanleyfilmfest.com. Registration is now open for Dead Right Horror Trivia & the Horror Immersion Game; you can register for either experience here. And you can find the 2015 Stanley Film Festival’s full schedule of films, events and panels at the links provided.

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Ken W. Hanley

Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel “THE I IN EVIL”, and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.

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