Schedule Announced For 4th Annual Three Corpse Circus

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Full Disclosure: I am the festival director for Three Corpse Circus. However, since this is fully related to horror, I felt that it was something to be shared.

Ann Arbor, MI’s annual international short horror film festival, Three Corpse Circus, has revealed the full schedule for their 4th year. There will be more than 20 films spread across three blocks of horror, featuring supernatural, grind house, zombie, comedy, and more!

The festival is a full day of horror, beginning with a zombie walk/food drive to gather canned goods for Food Gatherers. There will then be a family zombie-themed painting class for children. This will take place while the opening ceremony begins for the adults! The full schedule can be seen below.

Zombie Walk and Food Drive (2:30 p.m.)
Free
Zombie Walk to the Michigan Theater after you’ve gotten all “monstered” up to benefit the Food Gatherers.

Zombie Shuffle “Family Day” (3:30 p.m.)
Paint and Pour – 220 South Main Street, Ann Arbor
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Art class at Paint and Pour, for children and adults (ages 5+)

Paint and Pour offers an exciting new Family Day program with a chilling twist for this special class. Our instructors will walk the class through the completion of “Zombie Shuffle”, step-by-step, in a fun and entertaining class that will be sure to leave the kids AND adults wanting more!

Pizza and drinks will be provided, and this class is especially suited for a mixed audience of children and adults (though parents painting with their children do need to purchase a ticket for themselves).

Everyone will leave with a chilling Zombie masterpiece that is uniquely theirs, and we guarantee you will be amazed at the artwork you will have created.

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Opening Ceremony – Block One: (3:30 p.m.)

Michigan Theater – 603 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor

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Silent Agony
dir. Octavi Espuga, Goldaw films
Spain 2012 – Michigan Premiere – 16m 18s

Away from any urban environment, there is a place full of fears and sadness. There are orphans living under the worst possible conditions, hoping one day parents appear to offer love and understanding.

Sometimes those dreams come true, sometimes the become nightmares.

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Killer Cueball
dir. Paul Carty, Future Moon 3D
Massachusetts 2012 – World Premiere – 6m 18s

A mistreated cueball takes out his frustrations on the rest of the table.

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Hellamarketing
dir. Mickey Bryan, Kawinckýdink Pictures
Michigan, USA 2012 – World Premiere – 14m 24s

On infinite hold and caught in an unending transfer loop, seven unfortunate souls finally get their calls for help answered.

Tape
dir. Jason Coffman
Illinois, USA 2012 – Michigan Premiere – 13m 25s

Jim Carsten’s wife, Sarah, is leaving him. Angry and desperate, he enlists the services of the mysterious Mr. Lake to exact revenge. Unfortunately for Jim, Mr. Lake’s services come with a price higher than he could have imagined.

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Get Me In The Dark
dir. Garrett Leon Bleshenski, Polish Submarine Productions
Michigan, USA 2012 – Michigan Premiere – 4m 32s

Awaken by a sound in his bedroom, a young boy ventures into the darkness with nothing but a lantern to investigate the strange disturbances.

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Other
dir. Daniel DelPurgatorio, Vitamin
Illinois, USA 2012 – 14m 9s

Patrick is a brilliant doctor in an obsessive race to alter his own grim prognosis. During a series of unconventional experiments, he discovers a scientific loophole unlike anything he had ever imagined. In pursuit of this dark prize, Patrick will risk everything to ensure he sees his experiment to the end…even if it means accepting the sinister results.

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Enter the Dark
dir. Todd Miro
California, USA 2010 – 17m 49s

With the lights out, two friends are led on an adventure of paranormal encounters: cold spots, an eerie talking children’s book, unexplained apparitions and a final mystery that leads to an unforgettably disturbing ending.

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Block of the Dead – Block Two: (6:00 p.m.)

Michigan Theater – 603 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor

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Cold Turkey
dir. Thor Arnarsson
Massachusetts, USA 2012 – Michigan Premiere – 14m 12s

A troubled teenager tries to get rid of the most dangerous addiction of them all – cannibalism.

The Quick and the Dead
dir. Ken MacGregor, Lionbelly Media/Monkey Rampant
Michigan, USA 2010 – 16m 12s

Two men, Craig and Dan, meet during the zombie apocalypse. They swap stories as they head toward Dan’s hideout. Dan tells of losing his bride-to-be to the undead, but that he himself escaped unscathed. He tells Craig the zombies won’t touch him. Craig enters the hideout and is attacked by a horde of corpses. He calls to Dan for help, but Dan is smiling. As Craig is killed, Dan’s zombie bride holds hands with Dan and watches. It is revealed in a flashback that Dan was a groundskeeper in a cemetery. He always had kind words for the dead there, and they never forgot.

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Hand Covers Bruise
dir.Antonio Pantoja and Clay Cook
Kentucky, USA 2012 – World Premiere – 6m 42s

A girl does what she feels is right to stop a parent who she feels is abusing her younger sister.

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Dead Blood
prod. Giulia Giorgi, Baburka Production
Italy 2012 – USA Premiere – 10m 50s

A young couple is caught in the clash between two of the most beloved horror figures: Zombies and Vampires. The first step of an independent project that aims high.

Ely, a pregnant girl about to give birth, and her boyfriend Mat, are forced to seek shelter in a mysterious dungeon, landing themselves in the middle of a battle. A battle between a family of alluring vampires and a horde of ravenous zombies. The faith of the girl and of her unborn child will be determined by the arrival of two mysterious characters. These are the components of the short film “Dead Blood” by Pietro Tamaro; Independent Horror Fantasy; shot on July, 2012 at the CSOA Forte Prenestino in Rome. A short movie that is just the first bite of an independent long feature set in Italy, an underground project that has great aspirations.

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The Celebrant
dir. Brian Lillie, Lionbelly Media
Michigan, USA 2012 – World Premiere – 11m

An actor and an engineer go into the studio to record the final piece for a books on tape set of the writings of cult horror author Mordecai Saccades. It’s an incredibly rare poem called “The Celebrant”. In fact, it’s never been read aloud before. There is a reason for that…

Hennes Svarta Vingar [Her Dark Eyes]
dir. Martin Åhlin, Blåfilm/Blue Creative AB
Sweden 2012 – 28m 31s

Mikael is a lonely farmer who lives in a small cottage somewhere on the country side. One day he finds something strange on his meadow. A naked and beautiful woman that seems to have fallen from the sky.

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Grindhouse Block – Block Three: (9:00 p.m.)

Michigan Theater – 603 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor

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Fist of Jesus
dir. David Muñoz and Adrián Cardona
Spain 2012 – 14m 42s

Jesus is always willing to lend a hand to those in need, but there are others … that will taste his fist.

A biblical assault on the senses!

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Baby-Sitting
dir. Lucas Masson, Panic Attack
France 2012 – 20m 5s

A young woman accepts a babysitting offer from a couple she doesn’t know. Puzzled by the children’s odd behavior, she invites some friends to keep her company. Little do they know that it will be the worst night of their lives…

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Burn
dir. Jerry Pyle
California, USA 2011 – Michigan Premiere – 5m 4s

Roy, a hardened blue-collar father with traditional values, confronts his daughter’s boyfriend, Emory, with some hard choices.

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Deer Head Valley
dir. Travis Greene
California, USA 2012 – Michigan Premiere – 10m 13s

On the county line of Deer Head Valley, a derelict woman and her gentleman friend hold captive an innocent man. With the victim’s fate uncertain, the only glimmer of hope lies 80 miles west, in the form of the District Attorney and the plea bargain deal he has devised for a local gang member, indicted on charges of murder. The only problem? The District Attorney is nowhere to be found.

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Frankenstein’s Fatal Flying Guillotine
dir. Ryan Meade
Michigan, USA 2012 – 30m 34s

Frankenstein comes back from the grave to revenge his wife’s kidnapping from Dracula and Dracula’s band of ruthless assassins sent to stop Frankenstein. Full of Action, Adventure, Comedy, Blood, Guts, and Kung Fu Martial Arts.

*More films to be announced

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