Sunday, October 28, 2018

Telluride Horror Show 

Telluride Horror Show | Horror Film Festival | Telluride, Colorado

Telluride Horror Show 2018

Telluride is known for an international film festival but people, unfortunately, overlook a festival that happens there in October. In my opinion, the horror show is fast becoming the premiere horror film festival in the nation. This year it had some of the best films I have seen to date. This is a festival that horror fans and nonhorror fans can enjoy. My wife joins me and sometimes watches the films but mostly has a great time in a historic mining town.

This festival has a little bit of everything, Feature films, shorts, authors and industry guests. This year they were showing Killer Klowns from Outer Space for a 30th-anniversary screening with the director Stephen Chiodo as well as highlighting a VR Horror experience (Delusion Lies within) where you are in the middle of a Lovecraftian story. They never cease to amaze me on what new addition to the festival we are going to get each year.

The town itself is perfect for this kind of festival. It’s deep in the moutans surrounded by peaks and forests where 1,500 people gather for the love of horror films. The location and outstanding moves aside the people who attend are some of the greatest people to talk to between films. At dinner, you can hear people talking about what they thought the ending of a film was supposed to be. People waiting and comparing notes on films they had to skip or a recap of some of the best shorts this year. They are there to get their scare on.

In the four years I have been attending, it was the year without flops. The films did not fall into good films and bad films categories this year they were good films and great films. One film (Terrified) scared the hell out of me, rarely happens now, and three others will stay with me forever.

The Guilty - This move is a great example of how to write and tell a story it is spine-tingling and it takes place in one room. Such an emotional journey you will be clutching your seat.

Tigers Are Not Afraid - Reminds me of the fantasy Pans Labyrinth but the monsters are far more terrifying. Humans are the scariest thing I can think of as it takes place in the drug war-torn streets of Mexico.

Anna and the Apocalypse - One of the reviewers said it is Shawn of the Dead meets La La Land. I disagree, its more like Shawn meets The Greatest Showman the songs were better than the ones in La La land.

If you prefer scary books you could have enjoyed the company of authors Paul Tremblay (The Cabin at the End of the World) and Jeremy Robert Jordan (Entropy in Bloom) who were there and took part in the scary campfire stories.

I am personally inviting everyone to go next year, you need to experience this great festival nestled in a valley where horror fans go share some of the best films in the best setting in the best festival in the country. Make plans now for next year the passes go fast so get yours early and I will meet you there.

What is Showing Next Refocus

I have been focusing on a few other projects recently but I am rededicating myself to this blog. I get the most enjoyment from talking and writing about movies. I am going to be posting more often as well as adding a few more fun events and activities where we can share movie going experiences. 

I am still contributing to different publications so I am going to start back posting to catch up with the work that is out there but I am going to be posting more here on my own slice of cyberspace.

I have gotten back from the Telluride Horror Show 2018.  I'll start there with a recap of the absolutely best weekend ever in Horror films. 

If you have any suggestions on films or film-related activities coming up send me an invite I would love to review it and post it here. 

Also going to rearrange the blog a bit please excuse our mess. 

I look forward to talking with you.