2022 Official Film Selections

The 2022 Macabre Faire Film Festival is proud to present this year’s Official Selections, screening Sept. 29 - Oct. 2 at the Capitol Theatre in Lebanon TN!

Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and their teams who put their hearts and passion into creating such wonderful films for attendees to enjoy. It is our pleasure to have a venue such as the Capitol to show off your work.

We also wanted to thank and mention that those films that were not selected also put in great work and had exceptional films to show for their efforts too. However, we simply cannot select and show every film submitted and the judging task is not an easy one.

If you would like to come and support a film, or just love great indie cinema, we encourage you to take advantage of our Advanced Tickets opportunity currently available under "Tickets" on the main menu above.

 Film Selections 
A Celebration of Independent Films!
2022 Photo Gallery
2022 Award Winners
 Feature Films 
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AGATHA
The film follows “The Professor”, a man suffering from a terminal disease, who by a twist of fate, witnesses an incredible event involving his mysterious neighbor Agatha. Hoping to find a cure to his sickness - he agrees to follow her on a strange and risky journey into a forgotten but not entirely deserted urban wasteland.
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Alchemy Of The Spirit
The Great American artist, Oliver Black wakes to discover his wife, Evelyn has died in their bed overnight. Brimming with magical realism, we enter a world in which the misconceptions of our belief in a solid reality are revealed.
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Bitter Taste of Ginger
Ginger, a recent widow, takes up autoerotic asphyxiation to work up the nerve to kill her abusive mother-in-law, Ginny.
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CRAM
We all do what we gotta do to pass – except Marc. Desperate to somehow finish his final final paper, he struggles to cram all night in the library. But the library has other plans for him....
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Higher Methods
Higher Methods is the story of Matthew, an actor whose sister went missing years prior. One day he’s at the movies and sees his sister as an extra who hasn’t aged a day. He embarks on a quest to find out what happens to her. He spirals down a rabbit hole into the dark, cultish world of drug addicts, freaks, the black sheep, the wannabe actors led by a menacing and intellectual acting mentor.
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Holes in the Sky: The Sean Miller Story
In 2013 Sean Miller disappeared for four days. 7 years later a group of documentary filmmakers found out why.
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Living With Ghosts
This film follows three stricken widows on their search for relief, culminating in a controversial study at the University of North Texas. There, scientists are working to reduce acute grief symptoms by facilitating sensory "reconnections" between survivor and deceased — the first publicly-funded research of its kind.
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Malibu Horror Story
Terror strikes when a team of paranormal investigators search a sacred Native American cave for clues in the unsolved disappearance of four local teens.
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My Inner Demon: A Geraldson Tale
Despite a bitter depression over the poor reception of his debut film, “Murder Box”, in September of 2020, filmmaker/comedian Gerald Varga, aka "Gerry Geraldson", began work on a new creative endeavor.
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ReSet
Danielle is your average college student getting ready to graduate. At a party she seems to become drunk, passes out and wakes up in the spare bedroom of a man named Edgar. Edgar seems nice but it soon becomes clear that his intentions are anything but benevolent. As she desperately tries to escape she finds that an heirloom may give her an unexpected advantage.
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Super Z
A zombie family, genetically modified by a mad scientist, gets out from a clandestine laboratory. In spite of mercenaries going after them, they’re about to spread chaos.
 Short Films 
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#NoFilter
#Nofilter addresses the ever-growing issue surrounding Body Dysmorphic Disorder through the eyes of Beth, an insecure twenty-something, who becomes obsessed with an insidious filter, leaving her to question true beauty. It is a cautionary tale for all those obsessed by "likes," being flawless, and thinking that somehow social media is the magical cure-all for happiness. Film stars Kelly Lamor Wilson and Misha Osherovich from Blumhouse's "Freaky."
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A Siren's Call
"A Sirens Call" tells the mythical tale of a woman driven by power who is willing to do anything to get it.
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Boo Hag Or Shadow Man
Rent. Roommates. Banishment spells. Sometimes good intentions have terrible consequences.
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Br0k3n
Candace is a successful attorney, engaged to her dream guy, whose life should be right on track. Despite the best efforts of her sympathetic psychiatrist, Dr. Wright, Candace begins to spiral into a familiar pattern of losing touch with reality. This dark, psychological thriller will leave you wondering what’s real and what’s all in your mind.
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Cameo
A graduate student questions her reality after she receives a mysterious necklace.
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Cutter
A teenage cutter in recovery and her overbearing mother are haunted by a ghost who seeks to keep them at odds.
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Dear Mirror
Sarah convinces her boyfriend Jason to play around with a "fun" spell instead of their nightly face-time calls. Jason reluctantly agrees, unfortunately he doesn't follow the rules and they both end up paying the price.
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Death Scene
An entity possesses a Television, making the evil characters aware of a sleeping viewer.
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Domestic Bliss
A woman with a surprise up her sleeve hopes to get a commitment-phobic man to propose.
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Drawing
A painter, recently following a miscarriage, finds an empty sketchbook that seems to magically rekindle her artistry. But as she uses it more, her career and relationship begin to fragment, as she struggles to restore the balance of her life while being drawn into a dark, strange world of the imagination.
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Escalation
In the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Chris, a paranoid and self-centered man, is happily avoiding all human contact, preferring to escape from reality in whatever's on TV. When a friend reaches out to him to confront him about his past promises, Chris has to decide what kind of person he is inside, or it may just eat him...alive.
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Familiar
It is 1942, in the dark woods of Pennsylvania, Richard Mason is the Familiar to a hideous ancient vampiric creature living in the bowels of an isolated mansion. Every day he must bring a new victim for it to feed on and tolerate its physical and mental abuse.
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Feast
A vampire hunter plans his hunt.
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Fractures
The disappearance of a girl triggers an incessant and agonizing search. Nair, a mother broken by grief, and Anibal, a mysterious and tormented character, decide to take justice into their own hands. Anything goes as long as they find the girl and punish those responsible for her disappearance.
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Frequency
A routine evening of a young babysitter turns into a real nightmare when the AI system supervising the house begins to receive the secret commands of someone, or something, who is clearly dissatisfied with her presence in this house.
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Ghost Trippers
When a skeptical motel manager skips the Halloween parties for a quiet night at work, four amateur paranormal investigators arrive with a story too bizarre not to believe. As the night progresses, strange and unexplained events start to unfold at the Tehuacana Inn. Join Alex and the Ghost Trippers as they set off to document the ultimate proof of paranormal existence.
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Give my love to Rose
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Good Girl
A lonely woman invites a stray cat into her life but when the woman runs out of treats, things go south fast. 
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Human Trash
A boy is thrown into a trash container from the future. In his frantic search for the exit, he runs into a misterious man, who will make him doubt the origin of his own existence.
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In the Bowels of the Building
An elderly janitor's cleaning routine becomes an existential battle against a mysterious and insidious goo.
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Inch Thick, Knee Deep
The heat gets turned up on a seething exchange between two women. Once brought to a boiling point, neither woman will leave tea time without peeling back the masks they’ve painted an inch thick and revealing who they are in the face of bitterness.
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INCUBUS
Trapped on a boat, a woman is haunted by fear itself.
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It WIll Be Over Soon
Early in the 2020 pandemic, a man begins mysteriously receiving messages on the chalkboard in his kitchen. His friends think the isolation is making him lose it, he thinks it's a ghost.
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IVI ELV
A man regains consciousness somewhere unknown and claustrophobic. Dazed and confused, he begins to wander its dark corridors, but a series of visions will force him to deal with a far worse reality... 
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Jumawut Night
Jumawut Night, is the night when demons rise as the sign the apocalypse prophecy fulfilled
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LARVAE
Turin, 1909. Cesare Lombroso, the world-famous founder of the School of Criminal Anthropology, arrives at the isolated mansion of Lazar, an elderly illusionist. Lombroso, attracted to Spiritualism, challenges Lazar: to prove that the supernatural exists and that it may be the cause of a heinous crime.
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Les Mots Croisés
A hotel at night. Coded messages. Tea.
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LIPS & TIPS
Melanie, a hard working flight attend, arrives late at night at her home airport. She arrives at her home but did someone follow her or does she know this person? Will Melanie survive this night of terror and find out what is going on?
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Little Brother
Keith, a white elementary school teacher, journeys to South Los Angeles to investigate the home life of his gifted student Lamont. When he meets the boy’s elderly Grandmother, they begin a polite dialogue about Lamont’s frequent absences from school, but the conversation grows increasingly hostile. Unbeknownst to Keith, there’s a special ingredient in Grandma’s sweet tea… and the teacher may be in store for learning a powerful lesson of his own.
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Lunachicks
Reclusive Marla Strange longs for a friend, but her infamous father has other ideas.
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Murder in Monte Nido
There's a killer targeting sex-traffickers on the loose, and the murderer is closer than this Malibu couple thinks.
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My Friends the Plants
A mockumentary horror-comedy depicting an awkward woman's difficulty being a familiar to vampire plants.
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Old Time Radio
Riktus Grim, decaying away in a wretched squawler, awaits his only solace: a new tale from his Old Time Radio (voiced by Paul Giamatti). What wretchedly delightful tale will his host present to him this evening? As Riktus’s lobotomized servant, Vincent, bumbles in... the Host speaks! It’s time to prepare for a new terror! 
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Part Forever
Huei and her husband, Wen Hsiung came to say goodbye to Huei’s dearest sister. The seemingly calm and sad farewell ceremony seemed to hide an astonishing and dark secret...
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Pest(s)
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Valentin, a crooked real estate agent, is determined to sell an apartment to a couple of Parisians. But a rat comes to disturb the sale, pushing Valentine to eradicate it at all costs...
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Reverse the Punishment
A visually destructive reverse narrative.
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SHE
London 2091.  Two service androids, a male and a female, have been abandoned in an apartment after the city evacuation. After several decades, the female android wants to know what is outside the door.
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Sheets
A man attempts to bury his sheet in the woods.
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Stick A Fork In Me
Anthony has invited some friends over for a very special dinner. On the menu; his own recently amputated arm. Unfortunately, not all his guests can stomach the idea.
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The Listener
A ruthless killer hunts a woman who can hear his thoughts.
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The Mill Creek Strangler
A woman obsessed with a local serial killer finally gets to meet him one night when he shows up to her house to kill her.
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The Monster Inside
A woman, struggling with depression, fights with her own inner demon.
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The Snail
Snails are hermaphrodites that can reproduce sexually or by stabbing their partner with a "Love Dart". Snails can only make their own love dart once they have been stabbed by one. Nate, trying to come out of his shell and meet new people at a party, encounters a strange seductive woman. After a one night stand goes wrong, his life is changed in strange ways.
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The Unlocking
Elliot struggles with OCD, locking his door all night, every night. One night he decides to not lock the door, and is horrified when he encounters a strange intruder.
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The Witch's Bargain
The story of a witch and her quest for a spell that will grant her eternal life.
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Victim No. 6
It's 1975 in New York City, which has been unaffectionately dubbed "Fear City" by the Council for Public Safety. Donna stands in front of a derelict newsstand, smoking a cigarette and reading the headline: "The City Slasher Trashes Another Victim. Who Will be Next?"
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What a Harvest
A father tries to connect with his video game obsessed daughter, until he learns she hasn’t been eating her meals.
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When Buying a Fine Murder
Ronald Raynolds is an art dealer, but it's just a cover up job - he's actually a professional hitman. His new contract has a particular ask: he has to kill himself. The client is Walter Brandi, a rich Italian and powerful real estate magnate with whom Ronald has no connection. Why does that man want him dead? Maybe it's his own wife, Helen, or the digital art he trades, or it's a personal matter he needs to discover. He must take the job - he needs to find out why someone wants to kill him.
 Super Shorts/Music Videos 
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A Good Mother
A young mother must protect her baby from an unknown intruder.
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A Real Killjoy
Sam Jones is stuck in a zombie apocalyptic world and is surrounded by incapable survivors. She may have found love, but she's got a zombie to contend with, and her surprise guest does her no favors. She's got a bat and, she's got guts, so only time will tell if she lives or dies.
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Crazy Mel's Auto Emporium
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L'oeuf
A housewife begins to crack when her breakfast starts speaking to her.
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Machine
Machine is a dark surreal nightmare set deep underground in a post-human automated factory where a bio-mechanical android bursts from her artificial fetal sac. She discovers her body and rejects her sexuality.
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Mayamohini - The Tale of Ursula
Mayamohini depicts the fictional story of an ancient European witch named Ursula who prolongs her life by conducting ritual sacrifice of unsuspecting victims. Metamorphosed as a spiritual healer, she tricks two young women into her trap on a blood moon night and ritually sacrifices them. After the ritual, the satisfied witch takes her real form and roams around with her broom before she concludes the ritual with chants from her sacred book.
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Monster Encounters
Humans encounter various monsters, but each encounter has a consequence.
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Over & Over
Tristan is forced to face the consequences of his actions after his romantic dinner goes terribly wrong.
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Patricia Sterling
A bored, affluent woman sets out to fill the void in her life by sadistically tackling a "Worst Ways to Die" list she finds on the internet.
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Pox
In a burned out shack in the great American dust bowl, a pox rages through a pioneer family.
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Shakespeare for all Ages
Shakespeare's works are timeless - this film proves it!
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The Tell Tale Heart - Narrator's Theme Song
Sonny Grimsley descends into madness as he is haunted by the “evil eye” of the Old Man. Sonny murders the Old Man in his bed and hides his body under the floorboards. Sonny’s frail mind begins to unravel when Detective Tucker and Officer Sharpe come to inquire about the Old Man’s whereabouts.
 Student Short Films 
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A New World
A working-class man has to choose between staying in the room where he lived all his life or defying the mysterious figure that holds him captive.
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Calliope
The main character is a young man. He has everything, but he doesn’t really feel or enjoy anything, he’s bored. He explores a hidden, underground club, Calliope, in a hope of fulfilling his desire for adventure. The bizarre, kinky, dark and decadent world of Calliope reveals for him, plays with him, then starts to absorb him. The club shows its real self. The exiting fantasy world at the beginning transforms into a horroristic nightmare, where you never want to return to... do you? 
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No Way Out
Jack, a young man suffering from sleep deprivation is studying for an exam. After receiving some bad news and falling asleep, Jack finds himself greeted by disturbing figures in a reality separate from his own.
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The Call of Water
Flung into the astral-plane, Nadia must face ancient forces in order to realize her responsibility to her homeland.