Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

"Monsters Are Everywhere" Short Film Showcase

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When it comes right down to it, for my own personal tastes, monsters rule the roost. Monsters are the source of my love for the genre, they are the characters I most immediately empathize with, and they always will have a segment in my festival. Beyond that, though, monsters serve one of the greatest purposes in horror storytelling: they serve to explain the unknown, give face to our fear, and find some order in chaos. More than that, since monsters are not real (sorry), they are so well suited to metaphor and interpretation, a key characteristic that lends a layer of depth that one can take or leave. Here there be monsters!!!!

A young woman terrified of the dark discovers a supernatural game that can cure her fears, if she faces them first.


"Genuinely creepy--an excellent tale of confronting one's fears that fits with Grimm's and other parables/fables" -Programmer Jon Condit


Director: Neil Stevens is an actor, writer, and director currently living in Los Angeles. He grew up with a healthy obsession of the John Carpenter and The Twilight Zone. Especially that episode where the kid turns his Uncle into a Jack-in-the-Box.

He has written and directed several short films such as “The Clapper” and “The Monster” which recently premiered at Mammoth Film Festival and has won a number of awards. He recently won The Film Empire’s Horror Mentorship Contest which includes mentorship from Monkeypaw Productions and others.

He is currently doing a festival run with “Face Your Fears”, a story about a young woman terrified of the dark that discovers a supernatural box that will cure her fears if she faces them first.

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  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    16 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Neil Stevens
  • Screenwriter
    Neil Stevens
  • Producer
    Ryan T. Husk, Venezia Zavala, Neil Stevens
  • Cast
    Leah Briese, Robert Fleet, Rogie Nelson
  • Cinematographer
    Seth Wessel-Estes
  • Editor
    Mike Hugo
  • Production Design
    Gladys Rodriguez