The First Annual Haunted Garage Horror Festival will take place Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23 at The Gaslight Theatre in the Central West End, 358 N. Boyle Ave., St. Louis

For tickets: Visit: https://filmfreeway.com/HauntedGarageHorrorFest/tickets

On Friday night, two experts on horror films will present “Dead Talk” at 7 p.m. Coltan Schrivner, an expert on morbid curiosity and horror, will talk about “The Psychological Benefits of Horror.” Antonio Pantoja will speak on directing horror and the horrors of life after post production.

It will be followed by “One Must Fall,” a 2018 horror-comedy slasher set in the 80s about a woman wrongfully fired from her office job and forced to take on a temporary job on a crime scene cleanup crew.

The film festival program will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, and conclude with awards presentation at 8:45 p.m. A short horror film, “Face Mask,” which is not in competition, will be shown at 7:22 p.m. Saturday.

Face Mask will be shown Saturday night

Micro Shorts Under !0 Minutes Selected:
Video Man by Peter Lundholm .
SMASHING by Kent Flaagan
Spin to Win Samantha Steinle
Intruder by Adam Mick Laughlin
Elegy for Unfinished Lives by Adam E. Stone
The Stop by Tom and Scott Hipp
One Nice Thing by Cory Byers
Chimera by Christian Wood

Short Films Under 59 Minutes

Safe Ride by Randy Rambeau
And The Darkness by Andrew Huggins
You Made Me by Ruben A. Sanchez
Cook with the Heart by Mike Hayhurst

Feature Films
Valentine Crush by Jamie Michael Wede
Mary by Khiray Richards
FRESH HELL by Ryan Imhoff and Matt Neal
A Savannah Haunting by William Mark McCullough
Massacre Academy by Mark Cantu

Student Film Selections

Last Bite by Ashley Seering
Abducted by Vincent Augusto
Packed Lunch by John W. Iwanonkiw

“The Last Bite”

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The 100 mile stretch to the west of the Mississippi has been a place of interest in horror film history. Unforgettable films such as Escape from NY, White Palace, and Up in the Air all have been filmed in this great midwestern state – Missouri. To honor a burning ember tradition of horror film’s place in our community, the guys from the Haunted Garage Podcast will be hosting Saint Louis’s first Haunted Garage Horror Film Festival this October!

The goal of this first year of our fest is to create a place where filmmakers of all levels can merge in a mutual love of the art of horror. Whether you are a film student or a seasoned industry professional, this festival is for you. In addition to screening student films and high budget, feature films, we have also recruited various film and horror experts to share their knowledge and stories of the trade. Among those in attendance will be Antonio Pantoja, the director of “One Must Fall,” who will share his experience on directing horror films, how to distribute your film, and post production costs. We will also be welcoming researcher and writer Coltan Scrivner, the leading expert in the science of Morbid Curiosity, to speak about the psychological benefits of horror and scary play.

Lastly, we are devoted to promoting diversity in filmmaking. We have selected trained judges from various parts of the country to provide a selection process that is fair and consistent for all film submissions. It will be our pleasure to welcome filmmakers of all races and genders so that we may all gain insight into horror filmmaking from all perspectives of human life.

We desire to turn Saint Louis and its surrounding counties into a safe, scary space where a diverse pool of horror content creators can meet, network, and learn – together.

May the best horror story win!

Awards & Prizes

Best of Horror “The Vincent Price”
$500.00 & Trophy *
(Only Feature Films are eligible )

Best Horror of Missouri/Illinois
$250 & Trophy *
(Illinois / Missouri Residents Only)
All categories are eligible for this Award

$250 & Trophy *
Best Student Film

Best Horror Short *
$100 & Trophy

Individual Awards:
Best Director
Best Actor (Male & Female Role)
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Practical Effects
Best Special Effects
Best Original Music
Best Cinematography
Best Writer/Screenplay (Jason C. Klefisch Award)

*Must be in attendance to accept cash prizes. Trophy’s will be sent at shipping cost to winners if not in attendance.Rules & Terms

• Short Films must be shorter than 50 minutes and longer than 10 minutes. Feature films
must be 50 minutes or longer
• We accept all foreign films as long as english subtitles are present, so long as they were created in the United States of America.
• Selected films will be screened in front of a Live audience
• We are not responsible for copyright infringement on your materials
• All submitters agree to the terms and conditions and to receiving marketing emails and

For more information, visit: https://shiftfilms.net

St. Louis Actors’ Studio will produce the 7th LaBute New Theater Festival. The Theater Festival will run at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle, home to St. Louis Actors’ Studio.

Professional and high school submissions were accepted October through December 2018. To be considered entries had to have no more than four characters, and be crafted specifically to exploit our intimate performance space (18′ x 18′ stage). Changes in scenery or setting should be achievable in a few seconds and with few major set moves. Our focus is on fundamental dramaturgy: plot, character, theme.

Professional, new, previously unproduced one act play submissions (45 minutes or less) included a letter of inquiry, a synopsis and a 10-page sample from the script.

Four winning plays by high school students will be presented in readings at 11 a.m. on July 20 at the Gaslight Theater. Admission to the reading free.

Six plays were chosen: One group to be performed in the first two weeks of July, the final group in the second two weeks. “Great Negro Works of Art,” a Midwest premiere from Mr. LaBute, will be performed every night for the run of the festival.

“We are thrilled that Neil will be working with us again. Lending his name and talents to foster new works in the theater is just another example of his generosity and commitment to the arts and we could not be more proud to host this ongoing event,” says William Roth, Founder and Producing Director of St. Louis Actors’ Studio.

Festival Creative Team

Neil LaBute – Film Director, Screenwriter and PlaywrightWilliam Roth – Actor, Founder, Artistic Director St. Louis Actors’ StudioJohn Pierson – STLAS Assoc. Artistic Director, Actor, Teacher English and Theatre Departments John Burroughs SchoolNathan Bush – Actor, Professor of Theatre Arts -Oregon State UniversityMichael Hogan – Actor, DirectorWendy Greenwood, Theater Instructor Parkway SchoolsFranki Cambeletta, Founder, Shift FilmsRyan Foizey, Actor, Founder, Theatre LabEdward Scott Ibur –Novelist, Director, St. Louis Literary Award, Associate Director of Dual Enrollment at St. Louis University, Director, Gifted Arts(Writers & Artist Project for Middle School & High School)Julie B. Schoettley – Documentary Film Editor, Script Development EditorElizabeth Helman – Actor, Writer, Director, Professor of Theatre Arts -Oregon State UniversityMaggie Doyle Ervin – English Department, John Burroughs SchoolPatrick Huber – Associate Director, St. Louis Actors’ Studio-Set Design and Lighting, Teacher Theater, Design and Architecture Mary Institute, Country Day Prep SchoolThe following is a list of finalists for the Festival:

July 5-14, Set One:

“Great Negro Works of Art” by Neil LaBute, Directed by John Pierson“Color Timer” by Michael Long (Alexandria, VA), Directed by Jenny Smith“Privilege” – by Joe Sutton (West Orange, NJ), Directed by Jenny Smitn“Kim Jong Rosemary” by Carter W. Lewis (Stl, MO) Directed by John PiersonJuly 20-29, Set Two:

“Predilections” by Richard Curtis (NY,NY) Directed by Wendy Greenwood  “Henrietta” by Joseph Krawczyk (NY,NY) Directed by Wendy Greenwood“Sisyphus and Icarus a Love Story” by William Ivor Fowkes (NY,NY) Directed by Wendy Greenwood“Great Negro Works of Art” by Neil LaBute, Directed by John PiersonHigh School Finalists:

Readings Saturday July 20, 2019 11 am FREE ADMISSION

“Razor Burn” by Theodore James Sanders (Houston, TX)“P.B and Gay” by Dylan Hasted (Glendale, CA)“Stressful Snacks” by Posey Bischoff (St. Louis, MO)“We’ll Go Down(In History)” by Ann Zhang (St. Louis, Mo)St. Louis Actors’ Studio (STLAS) strives to bring a fresh vision to theatre in St. Louis. Housed in The Gaslight Theater, a historic Gaslight Square, STLAS is committed to bringing engaging theatrical experiences to our community of actors, writers, producers, filmmakers and all patrons of the arts; and to provide a strong ensemble environment to foster learning and artistic expression.

WHEN:              July 5 – 28, 2019

Evening Performances – Thursday – Saturday at 8pm

Sundays at 3pm

WHERE:            The Gaslight Theater

358 N Boyle

St. Louis, MO 63108

TICKETS:           $30-Student Seniors, $35 Adult

Individual tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers or Charge by Phone at 1-800-982-2787. Tickets will also be available at the theater box office one hour prior to performances.

For More Information call 314-458-2978 or visit stlas.org.