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July 9, 2016 Posted by admin in General

Short Film: The Black Bear

The Black Bear
Part of the LGBT block sponsored by the TGGeeks Podcast Starting 2:30 pm, Saturday September 10!
France | 2015 | 15 minutes | Méryl Fortunat-Rossi & Xavier Seron

Rule #1: Never feed bears. Rule #2: Do not approach within 100 meters. Rule #3: Avoid surprising bears. Rule #4: Keep your dog on a leash. Now that you know the rules, we wish you a pleasant stay in the natural park of the black bear.

Cast: François Neycken, Jean-Jacques Rausin, Terence Rion, Catherine Salée, Jean-Benoît Ugeux
Cinematography: Thierry Godefroy
Language: French with English Subtitles
Music: Thomas Barrière, Erwann Chandon
Official Website
Format: DCP


July 9, 2016 Posted by admin in General

Short Film: Zerch

zerch poster
Part of the LGBT block sponsored by the TGGeeks Podcast!
Mexico | 2015 | 7 minutes | J. Xavier Velasco

Zerch asks his boyfriend Cano to do something terrible for him. Cano, driven by a powerful love, agrees without knowing he is about to sacrifice more than he imagined.

Cast: Daniel Villar, Manuel Dominguez (Juan & La Borrega)
Cinematography: Felipe Perez-Burchard
Music: Aures Kabir Moussong
Official Website
Format: DCP


[hi_image id='style-1' size='420x300' alignment='center' link='' title='Director: J. Xavier Velasco' text='J. Xavier Velasco is an award-winning Mexican director, writer and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated with a Bachelor of Physics Degree before becoming a full time filmmaker.' share='image' display='inline' new_window='0']J. Xavier Velasco[/hi_image]


July 7, 2016 Posted by admin in General

LGBT Block Feature Film: Alena

alena poster
Sweden | 2015 | 83 minutes | Daniel di Grado
Our LGBT block Feature Film! 2:30 pm, Saturday September 10!
Sponsored by our good friends, the TGGeeks, Horrible Imaginings is proud to bring back the LGBT film block! The headlining feature for this block will be the dark high school thriller from Sweden: Alena!

Alena’s life is far from simple. When she arrives at her new elite boarding school, Filippa and the other girls start to harass her. But Alena’s best friend Josefin won’t let her take anymore beating. If she won’t strike back, Josefin will do it for her. Hard. Bullying and teen angst take a bloody, spectral shape in Daniel di Grado’s adaptation of Kim W. Andersson’s celebrated graphic novel.

Silvio Entertainment’s first feature film recently had its World Premiere at Sitges Film Festival, and is currently touring the world at festivals.

Cast: Helena Af Sandeberg, Johan Ehnn, Ulrika Ellemark, Malin Persson, Marie Senghore, Fanny Klefelt, Rebecka Nyman, Felice Jankell, Molly Nutley, Amalia Holm
Cinematographer: Simon Olsson
Music: Karl Frid, Pär Frid
Official Website
Language: Swedish with English Subtitles
Format: DCP

[hi_image id='style-1' size='300x250' alignment='center' link='' view='' title='Director: Daniel di Grado' text='Daniel grew up in Stockholm. Daniel has directed the feature film ROSES, KISSES AND DEATH för SF/TV4 and he also directed and co-wrote the feature film ALENA which will be a contender in the prestigious Sitges Film festival in Barcelona.' share='image' display='inline' new_window='0']Daniel di grado[/hi_image]
July 30, 2015 Posted by admin in General

2015 Horrible Imaginings LGBT Short Film: Sanguine Craving!


Country of Origin: Spain

Part of Horrible Imaginings's LGBT Block! Marc must kill his first victim but he’s afraid he might not to feel the sanguine craving.

This film will be paired with the feature film You're Killing Me, starting at 7:25pm on Saturday, September 12th!

Part of Horrible Imaginings Horror Film Festival of San Diego's full line-up! Get Full Festival Passes or single screening tickets HERE!


Carlos Vicente

Iñaki Mur

Sílvia Sabaté

Luis Posada

Director Bio: Gerard Tusquellas Serra

Gerard Tusquellas Serra was born in Barcelona in 1990. He gets a degree in Film and Media in ESCAC, specializing in film direction. (Pulsión Sangrienta, 2014) is his first short film and his graduation project, and has been selected in the official section of the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival.

July 28, 2015 Posted by admin in General

2015 Horrible Imaginings Feature Film: You're Killing Me!

youre killing me poster

Country of Origin: USA

Part of Horrible Imaginings's LGBT Block! An intriguing mix of horror and romantic comedy, You're Killing Me demonstrates what happens when narcissistic, wannabe Internet star George meets Joe, a monotone serial killer.

George catches Joe's attention and they immediately begin dating. While all of George's friends agree that Joe seems a bit strange, George claims his new beau "isn't scary, he's gorgeous."

As George's friends start to disappear, the remaining group take matters into their own hands. The surprising ending begs the question: Can the right kind of attention make you blind to a cute killer?

Part of Horrible Imaginings Horror Film Festival of San Diego's full line-up! Get Full Festival Passes or single screening tickets HERE!


Matthew McKelligon

Jeffery Self
30 Rock, 90210, Shameless, Torchwood

Jack Plotnick
Rubber, Wrong, Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Edi Patterson
Californication, Partners, Weeds

Mindy Cohn
The Facts of Life

Director Bio: Jim Hansen, creator of The Chloe Videos

June 10, 2015 Posted by admin in General

Douglas Lathrop's Novel CHAFFS Lives!

The whole [punk] scene possessed an in-your-face, “I have a right to be here too and screw you if you can’t deal with it” vibe that intoxicated me as a young gimp . . . -Doug Lathrop in New Mobility Magazine

When I received a copy of the manuscript for Doug Lathrop's "Chaffs," I immediately took note of the opening quote. It is from the song 'Merican by the punk rock band The Descendents. It was difficult for me to venture further because I knew Doug, and his inclusion of those lyrics was perfect in a uniquely challenging way. The lyrics, fiercely critical of knee-jerk nationalist pride, are appropriate to the story:

You've got to know the truth

Before you can say that you've got pride

-The Descendents

but they held additional layers of meaning for me.

I met Doug Lathrop at a writer's group. This was back in 2009, and I was a new resident in San Diego hoping to find my place a continent away from my former Baltimore home. I was wearing a t-shirt for the punk band Hot Snakes, and Doug was also a fan so we got to talking about music, as well as literature and horror, since we were there to write and we were both playing with horror or science fiction stories at the time.

Eventually, I started the first Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, and Doug was one of the attendees. This is when the venue was the 10th Avenue Arts Center downtown, which is an old building and lamentably unfriendly to people who use wheelchairs. The elevator in that building is a bit terrifying since it is the original 1928, wooden paneled relic that was installed when the building went up, and I was told not to use it except in extreme situations. Well, the festival took up a couple of floors and the roof of the building, and I wanted to make sure Doug had access to all of it so I made it his elevator. I was a bit embarrassed at having my event in such a place, but Doug's attitude was nothing but of the highest spirits. He even gave me the quote that has graced the About Page of this website for the last five years:

That, my friends, was just Doug Lathrop. He never let anything get in the way of his living the fullest life he could wrap his fingers around. Somehow he managed to apply that same fierce energy to his writing. See the link supplied in the quote that starts this article for an excellent example, or read this absolutely stunning article he wrote entitled A Tale of Two Closets, both for New Mobility Magazine. His writing is intensely honest and introspective while maintaining a sense of humor that promises to make even the most jaded reader laugh through misty eyes.

It is close to a year since the world was deprived of Doug's presence, but one of the gifts that a writer can give is a part of him or herself through the power of words. Now, that gift is being made available in the form of "Chaffs," thanks to the efforts of local San Diego writer Walter Meyer.

Chaffs Book

Doug passed away mere weeks after completing this novel, but Meyer's efforts are to give some people a chance to get a copy of the book (seriously, the cover art is fantastic), get copies made to get reviews by newspapers and authors, and to preserve the legacy of this novel. In addition to all of this, Doug's family will donate 10% of all of the proceeds from "Chaffs" to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation.

Kickstarter is the platform where you can get your own copy of the book. It looks like they won't be around very long, though! Head here to order yours.

I was asked to write a blurb about the novel "Chaffs" itself, and this has been something that has been difficult without the personal baggage I feel gives this project more weight for me. Douglas Lathrop was one of the first friends I made in San Diego. That being said, "Chaffs" is an Orwellian look at an alternate America, where Morality Police rule against the elements of society they deem unworthy. Doug's prose brims with energy, anger, humor, and honesty, just as I anticipated it would. I have yet to complete it since I wanted this essay to get online on the same day that the Kickstarter did, but I am chomping at the bit to get back to the world of "Chaffs." This time, it is because I am draw to the characters of Tyler and Casey, rather than any other biases I may have. I think that speaks volumes.