Established in the 1800’s as an old mining town, Telluride boasts the perfect setting for a horror film festival. Loaded with historical landmarks, hotels and saloons the area is steeped in superstitions and lurid tales of the times past. Set to take place in two separate historical venues in the heart of Main Street, the thrill-fest captures the mood an energy that any good horror film festival demands.
The Sheridan Opera House, the main and largest venue on the film festival schedule, was built in 1913 as a three story legitimate opera house and features ornate décor, creaky floors and the picture perfect setting for a horror festival. The second, more intimate Nugget Theater was built just 20 years after the opera house and captures an old town vibe that just reeks of unexpected surprises and bumps in the dark. Plus with local hotel deals just walking distance from the venues, both locals and those from out of town can take in all that Telluride has to offer.
Loaded with newly released and celebrated feature flicks from Australia, Argentina, Norway, Spain, the UK, Germany and even some locally produced Colorado films; the Telluride Horror Show celebrates art, entertainment and independent horror films from around the world. With 10 full-length and 16 cinema shorts already announced (and more announcements on the way) this small mountain town in south west Colorado has certainly made its presence known in the independent film industry. Now in its third year, the event boasts more films, more panel discussions and simply more gore.
“You find the past, present, and future of the horror genre in the independent films. These are the filmmakers taking risks and pushing the envelope, taking us into deep, dark places that frighten, provoke us, and the Hollywood studios. The talented directors and producers behind both the features and short films are dangerous, because they’re not making their films to make money. They’re making movies to make movies, and the end result is films that are unhindered, wild, disturbing, shocking, and sometimes downright insane. This is horror at its best, and thankfully it’s in the capable hands of independent filmmakers, who know no boundaries.”– Ted Wilson, Festival Director
Tickets are on sale now for the 3rd annual Telluride Horror Show set to take place on October 12, 13 and 14th and it all goes down at the The Sheridan Opera House and The Nugget theaters on main street in legendary Telluride, Colorado. For more information about the event, and for ticketing information check out www.telluridehorrorshow.com.
2012 Sponsors: FEARnet.com, Quiet Earth, Telluride Alpine Lodging, Sony, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines, Baked in Telluride, Nugget Theatre, Sheridan Opera House, Mile High Cinema, Screen Invasion, and the Telluride Film Commission.