Gateway Film Center is proud to present the only weekly horror film festival in the United States. Each week Nightmares on High Street delivers a mix of central Ohio premieres, cult classics, and tributes to stars and genre master filmmakers who create edge-of-your-seat entertainment.
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Mark Fisher (Josh Ethier) disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him alive. Now a string of grisly, violent murders leads Seth to believe that Mark is back, and something evil is inside of him.
LUCKY BASTARD - Mar. 14
LUCKY BASTARD is the story of a shy young man who wins a contest to have sex with a famous porn star on an adult website. When the young man arrives at the set location, his every move is captured on the numerous reality television-style wallcams that are spread out everywhere in the house. It is the found footage from these cameras that tells the story of the inevitable and horrifying reality of what actually happened.
GRAND PIANO - Mar. 21
Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood), the most talented pianist of his generation, stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public in a long awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of the expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: “Play one wrong note and you die”. Without leaving the piano, Tom must discover the anonymous sniper’s motives and look for help without anyone realizing the danger he’s in.
THE LAST DAYS - Mar. 28
A mysterious epidemic spreads across the planet. Humanity develops an irrational fear of open spaces that causes instant death. Soon, the world population is trapped inside buildings. As Barcelona descends into chaos, Marc sets off on a quest to find Julia, his missing girlfriend, without ever going outside.
THE DEN - Apr. 11
After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as THE DEN, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam.
While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth. Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And eventually, Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim.
13 SINS - Apr. 18
Based on Chookiat Sakveerakul’s Thai black-comic shocker 13: GAME OF DEATH, and directed by THE LAST EXORCISM's Daniel Stamm, 13 SINS is about a financially struggling salesman who becomes the contestant in what he’s told is a hidden-camera game show. This game show requires him to perform 13 increasingly disturbing deeds to win a huge cash prize. Ron Perlman stars in the movie with Mark Webber, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Devon Graye and TRUE BLOOD’s Rutina Wesley.
ALIEN ABDUCTION - Apr. 25
A vacationing family encounters an alien threat and is based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon.
PROXY - May 9
While walking home from her latest OB appointment, a very pregnant Esther Woodhouse is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. This horrible event seems to be a blessing in disguise when Esther finds consolation in a support group. Her life of sadness and solitude is opened up to friendship, understanding, and even acceptance. However, friendship and understanding can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.
BLOOD GLACIER - May 16
Set in the German Alps, BLOOD GLACIER centers on a group of scientists who discover a glacier that has been colored red by a mysterious substance. This interesting discovery will soon threaten all their lives as the organic substance turns animals and humans into terrifying mutations, ready to kill.
WOLF - May 30
NOMINATION FOR BEST FILM - 2013 FANTASTIC FEST.
Maj-id is a talented kick boxer from a gray, anonymous suburb in The Netherlands. As his fighting prowess brings him increasing notoriety in-and outside the ring, the worlds of kickboxing and organized crime begin to blur into each another and Maj id begins to lose sight of what it is he really wants.
STAGE FRIGHT - Jun. 6
Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she's stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.