Locally Owned Festival and Convention Since 2008
Join Motor City Nightmares for our annual film festival and witness new entries into the pantheon of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy with your fellow fans. See the future of the horror genre from up-and-coming filmmakers and creators.
Film Festival Friday 7/29
FRESH HELL 5:00PM-6:20PM
In an all time awful year in which so many friends were suffering, we sought to put these talented, stir-crazy artists to work and share their unique, individual brilliance with a wide audience. This film was built to capture the spirit of a damned era: the horror of it all, the forced smiles and over eager laugh ter over Zoom, the collective anxiety of a world gone mad. Fresh Hell is a brutal, absurd, and strange tale. Much like 2020.
SUPER Z 6:30PM-7:45PM
A zombie family, genetically modified by a mad scientist, gets out from a clandestine laboratory. In spite of mercenaries going after them, they’re about to spread chaos.
DANGEROUS CREATION 7:50PM-9:15PM
A young woman struggles to find her identity and purpose until she discovers a profound and mysterious novelist. After being invited to attend his writing fellowship, she begins to mentally unravel and is forced to face her privilege and her past.
Film Festival Saturday 7/30
NIGHT OF THE ZODIAC 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Shot on S-VHS, VHS, Video 8 and U-Matic, Night of the Zodiac tells the story of an underdog SOV filmmaker who gets hired to make a movie and collect “Slaves for Paradise” by the aging Zodiac Killer
SHORTS BLOCk 1 1:30 pm -3:00 pm
7 MINUTES IN HELL
A BEAUTIFUL RECIPE
BYE BYE DADDY
SHORTS BLOCK 2 3:00 Pm -7:00 PM
THE LAST TEMPTATION OF AELRED
SHADOW OF A SILHOUETTE
OLD TIME RADIO
THE WOMAN IN THE ROOM
SMOKE AND MIRRORS
THE BLACK ACE
GOOD NIGHT MY SWEET PRINCE.
MOON GARDEN 7:00 PM -8:40 PM
Following a terrible family accident, a young girl slips into a coma, finding herself thrust into a dark and surreal industrial wonderland. Haunted by a chattering nightmare that feeds off her negative emotions, the little girl must follow her mother’s voice on a transistor radio to find her way back to consciousness.
WORMWOOD FALLING 8:45 PM -10:15 PM
Over a long holiday weekend, a young conspiracy theorist/influencer must play a game of cat and mouse and monster. Wormwood Falling is a psychological horror film centered around a man named Dixon who runs a conspiratorial website. While house-sitting a newly opened business in a work-live loft office space for his best friend, he must figure out how to survive the weekend. His only allies are a young beautiful performance artist and a temperamental attorney with a Trump sized chip on his shoulder.
HAUNTING IN HINSDALE 10:20 PM -11:45 PM
A group of friends embark on a ghostly adventure on the East Coast leading up to a paranormal investigation at a historic haunted house.
FILM FESTIVAL SUNDAY 7/31
After the sudden death of her child, a woman with postpartum psychosis struggles to determine which, if any, of the dark thoughts in her head are real. Her family, close friend, and psychiatrist act as both support and as stumbling blocks as she battles to maintain her sanity.
Ruby lives a jaded life of melancholy until she survives the most traumatic night of her life and wakes up to slowly realizing that she’s living in a nightmare. Mysterious strangers seem to be following and appearing to her, cryptically insisting that it is her destiny to be a part of their plan. Will she escape with her life, or will she succumb to the will of these beings from another dimension?
PARADISE LODGE 2:15PM-3:30PM
A group of friends go on a weekend get-a-way to remember a friend on the anniversary of her death, unfortunately they aren’t as alone as they thought.
Send Your Submissions
If you are a filmmaker or screenwriter, you can submit your film to our festival through FilmFreeway. You are welcome to enter as many films and screenplays as you wish.
It is inexpensive and super easy to submit your work to us!
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