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Stanley Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

Stanley Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

The Denver Film Society’s Stanley Film Festival has released its full lineup of films. As previously announced Alexandre O. Philippe’s star-studded “Doc of the Dead” will open the festival, which takes place over the course of four days at the historic, and, of course haunted, Stanley Hotel, showcasing the best of horror cinema, past and present. Jemaine Clement’s vampire mockumentary, “What We Do in the Shadows,” will close out the festival, while Elijah Wood’s “Open Windows” will screen as a special presentation.

Executive produced by SpectreVision — a horror production house founded by Wood, Josh Waller and Daniel Noah back in 2010 — “Open Windows,” premiered at SXSW last month and earlier this week, Cinedigm announced that it had acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the film.

As part of the “Open Windows” special presentation, Wood and his SpectreVision co-founders will be honored by SFF with a Visionary Award “for their contribution to independent film,” per the press release.

“SpectreVision has broken onto the scene in a fantastic fashion and is leading the industry by producing films that feed the horror audience the type of genre fare they crave,” said Denver Film Society Festival Director Britta Erickson. “We are thrilled to honor them with our second annual Visionary Award.”

Wood, Waller and Noah will also participate in a panel to discuss SpectreVision’s creative vision and its other projects — namely, “Cooties” and “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night,” which premiered at Sundance earlier this year. SpectreVision will also co-present a retrospective screening of the 1976 Spanish horror, “Who Can Kill a Child.”

SFF will take place from April 24-27. For the full list of films, see below:


The Babadook – Australia/2013 – (Director: Jennifer Kent, Featuring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney)

Blood Glacier – Austria/2013 – (Director: Marvin Kren, Featuring Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Brigitte Kren, Hille Beseler, Peter Knaack)

Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead – Norway/Iceland/2014 – (Director: Tommy Wirkola, Featuring Vegar Hoel, Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer, Ingrid Haas)

Doc of the Dead – USA/2014 – (Director: Alexandre O. Philippe, Featuring George Romero, Simon Pegg, Bruce Campbell, Max Brooks, Tom Savini, Greg Nicotero, Robert Kirkman)

Housebound – New Zealand/2014 – (Director: Gerard Johnstone, Featuring  Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru)

Late Phases  – USA/2014 – (Director: Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Featuring Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Tina Louise, Rutanya Alda)

Lesson Of The Evil – Japan/2012 – (Director: Takashi Miike, Featuring Ruth Sundell, Takayuki Yamada,Fumi Nikaidô)

Moebius  – South Korea/2013 – (Director: Kim Ki-duk Featuring Jae-hyeon Jo, Eun-woo Lee, Young-ju Seo ) 

Nothing Bad Can Happen – Germany/2013 – (Director: Katrin Gebbe, Featuring Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Annika Kuhl, Swantje Kohlhof)

Open Windows – Spain/USA/2014 – (Director: Nacho Vigolando, Featuring Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey, Neil Maskell)

Ragnarok – Norway/2013 – (Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose, Featuring Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Sundquist, Sofia Helin, Maria Annette Tanderød Berglyd)

R100  – Japan/2013 – (Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto, Featuring Nao Ohmori, Lindsay Kay Hayward, Hairi Katagiri)

Rigor Mortis – Hong Kong/2013 – (Director: Juno Mak, Featuring Anthony Chan, Siu-hou Chin, Kara Hui, Hoi-Pang Lo, Richard Ng)

The Sacrament – USA/2013 – (Director: Ti West, Featuring Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, Amy Seimetz, Gene Jones)

Starry Eyes – USA/2014 – (Directors: Dennis Widmeyer & Dennis Kölsch, FeaturingAlexandra Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Fabianne Therese, Noah Segan, Shane Coffey, Natalie Castillo, Pat Healy)  

The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears  – Belgium / France / Luxembourg/2013- (Director: Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, Featuring Klaus Tange, Ursula Bedena, Joe Koener, Birgit Yew)

Witching and Bitching – Spain/2013 – (Director: Alex De La Iglesia, Featuring Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, Pepón Nieto, Carolina Bang)

What We Do In The Shadows  – New Zealand/2014 – (Directors: Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement, Featuring Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Jonathan Brugh) – 

Who Can Kill A Child?  – Spain/1976 – (Director: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, FeaturingLewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo, Miguel Narros) – Presented by SpectreVision, in cooperation with Channel Z


The Stanley Film festival presents a highly anticipated new film from a modern master of gore. 


Eyes Wide Shut  – USA/1999 – (Director: Stanley Kubrick, Featuring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Madison Eginton, Sydney Pollack, Jackie Sawiris)

The Fall of the House of Usher – France/USA/1928 – (Director: Jean Epstein, Featuring Jean Debucourt, Marguerite Gance, Charles Lamy, Fournez-Goffard)

Gremlins -USA/1984 – (Director: Joe Dante, Featuring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Corey Feldman)

Sleepwalkers  – USA/1992 – (Director: Mick Garris, Featuring Brian Krause, Mädchen Amick, Alice Krige, Jim Haynie, Ron Perlman, Cindy Pickett) –

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – 40th Anniversary Restoration  – USA/1974 – (Director: Tobe Hopper, Featuring Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail)

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this beloved horror classic, MPI Media Group presents the original film restored from an all-new 4k scan authorized by director Tobe Hooper and featuring a dynamic new 7.1 surround sound mix. 


The Nightmare Before Christmas – USA/1993 – (Director: Henry Selick, Featuring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara)


Shorts Program I

JONATHAN’S CHEST, USA, directed by Christopher Radcliff

UNICORN BLOOD, Spain, directed by Alberto Vazquez

ANIMALS I KILLED LAST SUMMER, Sweden, directed by Gustav Danielsson

GHOST TRAIN, Australia, directed by James Fleming and Kelly Hucker

KEKASIH, USA/Malaysia, directed by Diffan Sina Norman

BOX ROOM, Ireland, directed by Michael Lathrop

FLESH, Colombia, directed by Carlos Gómez Salamanca

THE OBVIOUS CHILD, UK, directed by Stephen Irwin

Shorts Program II

HERE BE MONSTERS, New Zealand, directed by Paul Glubb and Nic Gorman

BASKIN, Turkey, directed by Can Evrenol

THE PRESENT, Taiwan, directed by Joe Hsieh

THE GUEST, Canada, directed by Jovanka Vuckovic

WHITE MORNING,UK, directed by Paul Barritt

WAWD AHP, USA, directed by Steve Girard

ANGST, PISS & SHIT, Norway, directed by Fredrik S. Hana

PERFECT DRUG, Belgium, directed by Toon Aerts

Shorts before features

THE MUCK, USA, directed by Tony Wash

PAYADA PA’ SATAN, Argentina, directed by Antonio Balseiro and Carlos Balseiro

TOY STORY OF TERROR!, USA, directed by Angus MacLann

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