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‘Clownado’ hits BAFF 18’

It was announced today that genre filmmaker Todd Sheets is set to deliver CLOWNADO to the rest of the world. Next Sunday night the film will make it’s premiere at the Buried Alive Film Festival. The insane trailer is ahead along with the full BAFF schedule so if you are in the area make sure you know what films are playing!


Wednesday November 14th


Sinema Challenge(3rd Annual)
Come and see what the filmmakers of this year’s 13 day filmmaking challenge have come up with. They randomly select a horror genre, and a subject from a deck of Cards against Humanity cards and they have to make a movie based on that. Its always a riot! Be the first to see these films that are made specifically for BAFF!
Sinema Challenge competition

Thursday November 15th


Shorts Program 1 : For the love of the undertaker.

Dir. Alex Noyer – USA – 7min
Alexis, a sound engineer, helps an aspiring musician, Josh, win the drum machine of his dreams in a competition in a mall. She mentors him and helps him find his groove to compose the winning beat. Once he submits his creation, it triggers a chain reaction revealing the competition booth to be a gruesome contraption. Through Josh’ beat and a horrific death, Alexis’ creative design comes to fruition directing the macabre music she envisioned.

Dir. Sarah K Reimers – USA – 11min
A mysterious & violent encounter sends a dog on a night of adventure and possibility.

What Comes from a Swamp
Dir. Tyler Macri – USA – 16min
A young man struggles to care for the strange being he has kept hidden in his crawlspace since childhood.

Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant
Dir. Suraya Raja – UK – 7min (Animation)
We’ve all had thoughts of what might happen should we jump from a high place, drop the baby, or stab someone with a fork. Usually we can dismiss them without a care – but what if we couldn’t? Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant enters the world of a teenage girl fighting daily against compulsive thoughts and urges. Layla is terrified by her potential to do harm, until challenged to face her darkest fears.

Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre
Dir. IIja Rautsi – Finland – 15min
An intensely hysterical horror comedy about one woman’s desperate struggle to survive a horde of men with frail egos, who just want to explain everything to her. But the biggest horror may be closer to her than she thinks.

Little Dreamer
Dir. Jason Sheedy – USA – 6min
An overworked man must escape a ghoulish presence after it follows him home on his birthday.

Stranger Danger
Dir. Grey Ellis – USA – 12min
Two Strangers, both with the same dark secret, coincidentally meet on a dark country road.

The Itch
Dir. Timothy Ryan Driscoll – USA – 6min
A man goes to violent lengths to relieve himself of an itch.

Should You Meet A Lady In A Darkened Wood
Dir. Daniel Stankler – UK – 4min
Once there was a taxidermist whose collection was his life; and what his life lacked most, he decided, was a Lady. But the Lady in question had other ideas.

Tuesday’s Crowd
Dir. William Kioultzopoulos – 20min
Cole is a fry-cook at a greasy burger joint. When his graveyard shift replacement doesn’t show up, he finds himself stuck at work late into the night, missing his anniversary dinner with his girlfriend. Across town, Jim (an upstanding owner of his own party-starting business) and his employee Billy finish wrapping up an under-the-table gig when their van is hijacked by a masked robber. As they careen through the city at gunpoint, they come to a crashing halt in the parking lot of the lonely burger joint that Cole is presently staffing. While Jim is distracted and dealing with Cole, the masked robber takes Jim’s earnings for the evening and hides in the restaurant. When Jim sees the cash is missing, he storms into the restaurant, on a mission to find the thief and recover his money.

Dir. Dayna Noffke – USA (Local) – 5min
Death is a dance.

TRT: 109min

9pm: Opening night Feature

The God Inside my Ear

Dir. Joe Badon – USA – 100min

After experiencing a peculiar and sudden breakup with her boyfriend, Elizia discovers a world of conspiracies, strange voices and horrifying visions.


Short before the feature

Dir. Alberto Corredor Marina – UK – 15min
Kevin is haunted by grief and has questions that only the recently deceased can answer. His search takes him to the most unremarkable of locations, a grotty storage room at the back of a rundown pub. However, what he finds there is anything but unremarkable.


TRT: 115min

FRIDAY November 16th

Shorts Program 2: Bury me with my favorite films

Netflix and Chill
Dir. Michael Middelkoop – Netherlands – 7min
After months of flirting and texting, a young guy finally gets the message he’s been waiting for: the girl of his dreams invites him over. Her parents are gone for the weekend and she’s down for a romantic night on the couch. As the night progresses, one guy hoping to get lucky finds out that there’s more at stake than his virginity.

Count Your Curses
Dir. Lorène Yavo – Belgium – 9min (Animation)
In a town where supernatural beings are part of everyday life, two roommates face a recurring problem: their house spirit was devoured by an unknown creature overnight. They go on their way to find a replacement spirit and a solution to their pest problem.

Lucy’s Tale
Dir. Chelsea Lupkin – USA – 17min
Between mean girls, her first romance, and budding hormones, Lucy begins to realize that she’s not quite like the other teenagers in her class in this coming-of-age horror.


Dir. Kate Dolan – Ireland – 9min
A man cruises around late at night looking for something. He pulls in to ask two young girls for directions – only to flash them to get a cheap thrill. Unfortunately, he has picked the wrong girls. They are also out hunting tonight and they will stop at nothing to get their kill. “Catcalls” explores the themes of street harassment and the idea of women being made victims in safe spaces like their own communities. In this fictional horror, the power is shifted and the predator becomes the prey.

Dir. Benjamin Swicker – USA – 7min
A married man gets invited to a young teenage girl’s house over AIM and things aren’t as they seem.

Post Mortem Mary
Dir. Joshua Long – Australia – 10min
Mary and her mother run a post-mortem photography business in 1840’s Australia. They arrive to a small farmhouse to find devastated parents grieving over the death of their daughter but as they get to work Mary’s mother is required to comfort the grieving parent, leaving Mary alone to confronts her phobia she must do all she can to make the dead look alive…


Dir. David Malcolm – UK – 7min
Four friends, well aware of the irony and cliche involved, visit the abandoned Carpenter Hill Hospital for fun, for laughs and for scares but none of them can know the true darkness that waits for them, a force they find themselves inexplicably drawn toward…

Dir. Mohammad Munir Malik – UK – 10min
After their car is forced off the roads, three friends face a danger in a terrifying incorporeal form. Masked shadows lie lurking in the woodlands. Rob, Max and Tina are exactly the youthful vessels they have been waiting for.

Dir. Christopher Litten – USA – 18min
An adult film performer meets a mysterious producer and discovers the true price of fame.
C L A W is Creepypasta short film based loosely on an urban legend that originated via email in early 2000. It’s subject line simply read: “If you read one disgusting story this year . . . LET IT BE THIS ONE !


Body My House
Dir. Colin S Wheeler – USA (Local) – 7min (Animation)
There, by the lake, you can see a house. It sheltered a family in those walls. Now the family has left and the house slumbers. It remembers old television shows, pretty dresses and the smell of coffee in the morning. It remembers the child that slept in the pink wall-papered room. As the house dies, so too fade the memories. All become immanent, all immediate, that old house by the lake.

TRT: 101min

8pm Feature

The FP2: Beats of Rage
Dir. Jason Trost – USA – 90min
JTRO gave Frazier Park everything he had, but his challenges aren’t over. Now he must journey into the destruction of The Waste to rekindle the passion he needs to win the ultimate Beat-Beat Revelation tournament and fulfill his destiny.


10pm Special Screening

The Golem with live soundtrack by Samadha

In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem – a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. Come and experience the film with a live soundtrack performance from Atlanta’s very own Samadha!

The Golem’s IMDB:

Samadha’s Facebook page:


Amazon Hot Box
Dir. James Bickert – USA (Local) – 83min
An American college student named Penny is erroneously apprehended during a dissident round-up in the banana republic of Rattica. She is incarcerated into the island penal system overseen by Wardress Von Krupp who is constructing the world’s greatest information extractor. Crocodiles, religious zealots, psycho inmates and voodoo-based experiments block her every escape. Life is cheap and the jungle explodes in Amazon Hot Box.


Short before the feature
42 Counts
Dir. Jill Gevargizian – USA – 8min
Based on a true story, two unsuspecting victims spend their night off watching scary movies in an apartment rented from their boss until they uncover something much more sinister than what they’re watching on screen.


Saturday November 17th

Shorts Program 3: It’s never too early to start digging graves

Dir. Marinah Janello – USA – 15min
Loneliness and an obsession with vanity has pushed one woman to take unconventional measures to find happiness. After her daily beauty regimen she decides to perform more drastic procedures on her body which trigger her inner thoughts to drive her mad. She Finally leaves her home to venture into the outside world only to find more sadistic ways to enhance her beauty regimen. Symbols of birth, death and rebirth grace the film and asks the audience to ponder the question: How far would you go to turn back time?


Mamma’s Boy
Dir. Samantha Kolesnik – USA – 11min
A young man’s life spirals into depravity and madness when he confronts the trauma of his childhood.


The Chairman
Dir. Frank White – USA – 20min
Unsanctioned by the board of directors at their powerful multinational, The Pantheon Group, Joy and her supervisor, Vincent, run an experiment on telepathic abilities. Katie, an unwilling research subject and powerful psychic antenna, prepares to silence the chaos in her head by drowning. Her father Miguel, held in a nearby warehouse, must intervene by contacting his daughter telepathically, or watch her drown via hidden cameras. When the experiment is ultimately interrupted by a call from corporate headquarters, Joy must return to the office and face her reclusive, unnatural employer, the Chairman.


Who’s that at the Back of the Bus?
Dir. Philip Hardy – UK – 5min
Alone, on the top deck of the night bus, old lady Joyce is haunted by an unlikely apparition.

Future Self
Dir. Sean Lewis – USA – 7min
Jeffrey has a crush on Teegan. Teegan doesn’t know who Jeffrey is. Luckily, VHS tapes keep showing up in the local mini-libraries around town to tell Jeffrey how to change that fact, for better or worse.

Dir. Fredrik S. Hanna – Norway – 20min
Vinny is at the top of the criminal underworld with unlimited access to whatever he desires. But in wake of his 50th birthday party his illusions of true love crumble, paving way for all his long hidden insecurities and filling his heart with rage and fury.

Fly Trap
Dir. Connor Bland – USA – 7min (Animation)
Charles falls into a germaphobic hysteria living under the unsanitary habits of his roommate. Narrated by the protagonist, we witness his petty yet paranoid reality unfold as he delivers a confession email to his unreliable advisor, Mr. Waters.

Dir. Ray Kermani – Belgium – 5min
A young woman is haunted by … Shoes!

Dir. Samuel Goodwin – USA (Local) – 12min
A young boy, left alone as an unnatural threat ravages the world, clings to his daily routine as he waits for his mother to come back for him.


4pm Feature

Dir. Marc Martínez Jordán – Spain – 80min
On Alex’s farewell party with his friends, three strange invaders will kidnap them with the only goal of playing twisted mortal games while they stream it, turning all this insane torture into a viral show.Trailer:


Short before the feature
Psycho Kino
Dir. Guillem Dols – Spain – 18min
A couple of snuff filmmakers face a problematic shoot. One of them is experiencing a creative crisis, whilst the other one feels guilty for the crime they are about to commit. The only one who seems to be in a good mood is the victim.


TRT: 98min


A special presentation from our friends at EYESLICER


Eyeslicer is a mind melting TV Series and production company designed to introduce American audiences to the most daring filmmakers happening right now.

Great Choice
Robin Comisar
A desperate woman (Carrie Coon) attempts to escape from inside a Red Lobster

Fry Day
Dir. Laura Moss
On the night of Ted Bundy’s Execution, a young girl embarks on a dangerous adventure.

Steve’s Kinkoes
Dir. Emma Debany
A man travels to a 24 hour copy shop to make missing posters for his dead cat. Will he ever leave?

Crow Hand!!!
Dir. Brian Lonano
If you see a cursed cowhand on the ground, do not pick it up

Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can’t Fix
Dir. Jennifer Proctor
A frantic supercut exploring the role of bathtubs throughout film and horror movie history

All the Witches
Dir. Nellie Kluz
This observational doc takes us onto the set of a new horror movie

Pumpkin Movie
Dir. Sophy Romvari
In this non-traditional documentary, two best friends Skype for their annual Halloween tradition – carving pumpkins and sharing stories of misogyny

Underbelly Up
Dir. Joshua Yates
A ghost reflects on the 2015 South Carolina flood

Allen Anders – Live at the Comedy Castle
Dir. Laura Moss
A stand up set takes an unexpected turn

Gwilliam’s Tips for Turning Tricks into Treats
Dir. Brian Lonano
Everyone’s favorite trashcan goblin is back with some tips guaranteed to result in fun and safe Halloween night

The Puppet Man
Dir. Jacqueline Castel
A dreamy tribute to the slasher films of John Carpenter

Ghosting the Party
Dir. Carlos Lopez
Two best friends drop acid and hit on a ghost during a Halloween dance party.

8pm Feature

Violence Voyager
Dir. Ujicha – Japan – 83min
Following an end-of-term school ceremony, the American boy Bobby decides to go with his friend Akkun into the mountains outside their village, to a place perfect for a secret base. On the way they stop into a mysterious amusement park. They have fun there, but are attacked and cannot leave. Falling in with some other children who are also lost there, they fend off a number of attacks, and gradually learn the truth behind the facility. It was put there by a man named Koike as a trap for passing children. His son Takashi needs to feed on human children in order to survive. Akkun is killed, and Bobby is captured with Tokiko, a girl they have met there. She disappears, and Koike goes to work on Bobby, trying to fatten him up. Bobby manages to escape. With the help of Saruyoshi, a mysterious old hermit, and the animals of the forest, Bobby builds up his strength and returns to the facility in an attempt to save Tokiko.


Short before the feature
Madder Isle
Dir. Laura Spark – UK – 8min
In a poisoned sea, on a forsaken rock, a holy sect seek to bring about a new era, but Morgan discovers their intentions are not wholly pure, and there’s more to the Island than rocks and mud. Ecological disaster, a dying planet and the impending extinction of mankind. Madder Isle is an atmospheric eco/folk horror film rooted in these fears, proposing the time has come to rethink our relationship as ‘other’ to the earth. Alongside this examination of Anthropocentric views, the film follows Morgan as she struggles with self identity and purpose, excluded from society, rejected by the holy order and robbed of her role as ‘mother’.

Special Screening presented with Blast off Burlesque

Lost Boys with a live performance from Blast off Burlesque!

Dir. Joel Schumacher – USA – 97min
A mother and her two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers and some mysterious deaths. The younger boy makes friends with two other boys who claim to be vampire hunters while the older boy is drawn into the gang of bikers by a beautiful girl. The older boy starts sleeping days and staying out all night while the younger boy starts getting into trouble because of his friends’ obsession.

Before the film Atlanta’s favorite gals and ghouls from Blast Off Burlesque! Will put on their one of a kind performance inspired by The Lost Boys. It’s the third year they have brought their fantastic show to BAFF. We can’t wait to see what they do this year!


Dead by Midnight

Dir. Tony Reams, Torey Haas, Anissa Matlock, Eric Davis, and Jay Halloway – USA – 88min (Local)

It’s Halloween at WKIZ when the malicious Mistress of Midnight (Erin Brown) arrives to host her annual horror movie marathon ‘Dead by Midnight’. When the WKIZ staff begins disappearing only to turn up in the increasingly darker films, it’s up to line producer Candice Spelling (Hannah Fierman) to stop the Mistress of Midnight before her final and most diabolical film goes to air. Starring Hannah Fierman (V/H/S and Siren), Davi Crimmins (Atlanta’s Q100 Bert Show) and cult movie icon Erin Brown (Masters of Horror) as the Mistress of Midnight.


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Sunday November 18th


Special screening
The Golem with live soundtrack by Samadha

In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem – a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. Come and experience the film with a live soundtrack performance from Atlanta’s very own Samadha!

The Golem’s IMDB:

Samadha’s Facebook page:

2pm Feature


Survival of the Film Freaks
Dir. Bill Fulkerson and Kyle Kuchta – USA – 86min
Survival of the Film Freaks is a documentary exploring the phenomenon of cult film in America and how it survives in the 21st Century. The documentary traces decades of film fanaticism up to the present, where the ‘digital age’ has transformed the way we experience movies.



Short before the feature
The Bloody Ballad of Squirt Reynolds
Dir. Anthony Cousins – USA – 7min
The kids at Camp Nawgonamakit are about to find out the tragic tale of Squirt Reynolds is more than just a legend.


Shorts Program 4: Why bury good meat?! Vampires, Zombies and Cannibals. Humans taste so good!

Tales of Gluttonous Revenge
Dir. Sam Comer – USA – 3min
Fake trailer for a grindhouse anthology film called “Tales of Gluttonous Revenge” featuring three individual trailers for “Cannibalingus”, “El Zombrero”, and a special bonus feature.

Riley Was Here
Dir. Jon Rhoads and Mike Marrero – USA – 15min
Humankind narrowly avoided an apocalyptic event but some of those who survived struggle to move on after their horrific losses.


Mrs Oldina goes Shopping
Dir. Felipe M. Guerra – Brazil – 8min
Mrs. Oldina must leave her house to buy some eggs. But the world out there is no longer as it used to be.

Once Bitten
Dir. Pete Tomkies – UK – 10min
Martha needs the toilet fixed in her hotel bathroom but there’s one problem: her plumber may be a vampire.

Dir. Ashley Wessel – Canada – 13min
In a post-pandemic society, a vampire in hiding is forced to make a stand when confronted with the oppressive regime who kidnapped and enslaved her family.


Dir. Samantha Kolesnik – USA – 7min
A young woman attends a Friendsgiving party hosted by refined cannibals.

Dir. Adria Tennor – USA – 11min
Carol invites Annette over for homemade pie and after much prodding divulges her special secret and scandalous ingredient. It’s Thelma and Louise meets Sweeney Todd via Stepford, Connecticut.Trailer:


Lunch Ladies
Dir. J.M. Logan – USA – 19min
Two burnt out high school Lunch Ladies do whatever it bloody takes on their quest to become Johnny Depp’s personal chefs.


We Got a Monkey’s Paw
Dir. Aaron Pagniano – USA – 9min
Zack and Jakki are you typical “odd couple” roommates. Jakki likes staying in, reading a good book now and again; while Zack has other hobbies like waking the dead. Things get hairy when Zack convinces Jakki to spend the day making wishes on a Monkey’s Paw. Soon the two find themselves doing backflips trying to undo the cataclysmic series of events they’ve set off. Ghost brides, demon boxes, dead-y bears, oh my! This paw is definitely in the wrong hands.

Gut Punch
Dir. Chance White – USA (Local) – 10min
A rag-tag group of good time seeking bro’s are invited to the party of their dreams…. a sorority lake house bash! But the next morning, they find their dream party has become a nightmarish reality. Starring Hannah Fierman (VHS, Siren), Randy Havens (Stranger Things, Halt and Catch Fire), Ron Ogden (Residude, Paranormal Investigation Specialist Squad), Christopher Marrone (Paranormal Investigation Specialist Squad), Maxie McClintock (Ozark), Ben Owen, and Christie Setlock Featuring music by Carpenter Brut (Hotline Miami) and an original score by Jonah Weingarten (Pyramaze, Sentinels)

Gentlewoman’s Guide to Domesticity
Dir. Dayna Noffke – USA (Local) – 4 min.
A woman laments the dark drudgery of Victorian domesticity in horror-tinged verse.

TRT: 109min

6pm Closing Feature and Awards Ceremony

Dir. Todd Sheets – USA –
The goal with CLOWNADO is to make a damned good, scary and splatter-filled, nonstop roller coaster ride of a Horror movie. It’s something new, fresh, original and unique but also familiar. Using only Practical Special Makeup Effects and old school styled Visual Effects, CLOWNADO has the vibe of Classic Horror movies we love. Think Evil Dead, Dead Alive, Bad Taste and Texas Chainsaw Massacre if Lucio Fulci was directing, all mixed in a swirling storm of insanity. Now add in scary supernatural Clowns and the cinematic visual style known as FILM NOIR. – intense composition with shadow and light. – and a bit of that incredible John Carpenter suspense (John was also influenced by Noir classics). – and you have an Ambitious, Over the Top Gorefest Epic!. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover – This is certainly no comedy.


Short before the feature
BFF Girls
Dir. Brian Lonano – USA – 13min (Local)
Three dorky American girls magically transform into beautiful Japanese Superheroes and fight a tampon monster as they begin their journey into womanhood.


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