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!!!!

 An exorcist in training, attempts to expel a demon from a young woman. A new take on the demonic possession story.

Director: Patrick Rea is a prolific, award-winning independent filmmaker recognized for his innovative storytelling and creative directing style in horror and suspense. His feature film, "Nailbiter", won Best Director and/or Best Feature Film awards in several film festivals in 2012, "Nailbiter" was released on May 28, 2013 through Lionsgate Home Entertainment on DVD/VOD, Redbox and Digital Downloads. It has since aired on FearNet, the Chiller Network and The Horror Channel in the UK.


Rea's stylized short films have screened in over a hundred film festivals around the world. In the summer of 2008, Rea's short film "Woman's Intuition" won a Heartland Emmy Award. In 2009, Rea was co-director on the "Jake Johanssen, I Love You" comedy special, which aired on Showtime throughout 2010. Rea won his second Heartland Emmy Award with the short "Get Off My Porch". He has also been nominated for two Mid-America Emmy Awards.


Other directorial efforts include the recent 6 part docu-series on Kansas City's Children's Mercy Hospital titled "Inside Pediatrics" narrated by Paul Rudd, which received a 2015 Mid-America Emmy Award. His 2010 short film "Do Not Disturb" was featured in the "The Invoking 2" which was released in the Redbox on Oct 6th, 2015 through Image Entertainment.


Rea's latest horror feature "Arbor Demon" (formally "Enclosure") executive produced by Warren Ostergard and Marcel Sarmiento, and starring Fiona Dourif and Jake Busey had its World Premiere at FrightFest in the UK and was released on February 3rd, 2017 in North America through Gravitas Ventures and is currently available on platforms such as Redbox On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu. 

In 2017, Rea co-wrote 7 episodes for Seasons 3 and 4 of CBS's Daytime Emmy Winning show "The Inspectors". He also directed two episodes for Season 3 which both aired in the spring of 2018.

Rea's family drama, "Belong to Us" was released on DVD in Walmart nationwide and on Video on Demand, August 6, 2019 from Archstone Distribution. The movie is also currently available on the UP Networks new streaming service UP Faith and Family.  

  • Year
  • Runtime
    10 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Director
    Patrick Rea
  • Screenwriter
    Patrick Rea
  • Producer
    Iliana Guibert
  • Cast
    Iliana Guibert, Samuel Espinoza, Sarah McGuire