With the spooky season officially upon us, the gang over at ALTER are going all out to get you in the holiday spirit. In addition to the jumbo-sized batch of short horror films they’ve got premiering this month, including a new 90-minute anthology dropping on Halloween, they’ve got a ton of really fun stuff on the menu, including:
- Sponsoring several film festivals including this month’s Salem Horror Fest and and the Nightstream Film Festival.
- Launching ALTER accounts on Tiktok and Letterboxd and releasing a custom Instagram filter inspired by none other than Gwilliam.
- Releasing new merch and doing some giveaways through their various social media accounts.
- Commissioning not one, but 13 claymation mini-films honoring our favorite iconic horror movie scenes from movies like The Babadook, Child’s Play, Jennifer’s Body, The Blair Witch Project, and Hellraiser.
And word is they may have a few more surprises up their sleeve this month, so make sure you’re following them for more updates throughout October.
The Rougarou (October 5)
Director: Lorraine Caffery
A father tells his daughter a cautionary tale to keep her out of trouble.
Little Willy (October 7)
Director: Andrew Bowser
A former child actor, known for the 1980s horror film “Little Willy,” has a mental breakdown in his mid-30s while attending a horror convention.
Peter the Penguin (October 12)
Director: Starting off as a very British comedy of social embarrassment PETER THE PENGUIN veers off into something very weird and dark indeed. Grotesque, grimly funny, utterly absurd, yet genuinely nightmarish and really rather horrible, this is one you won’t forget any time soon. And you will never look at a stuffed toy penguin in the same way again.
The Door (October 14)
Director: Hetong Zhang
After a critical zombie attack, the only survived police must face an investigation from his superior that reveals a painful fact.
Dante Falls (October 19)
Director: Nancy Lin
Spunky teen Nova Dante has one job: caretaker of the Dante family cemetery & the ghosts that live within. With her parents away, Nova must balance her work and personal life as she and her inattentive Shinto priest boyfriend accidentally release evil ghosts that threaten to take over the world.
The Relic (October 21)
Director: JM Logan
A group of adventurers in search of a mythological object get more than they bargained for when they discover the legend foretelling the end of all life in the universe could actually be true.
The Projectionist (October 25)
Director: Daniel Marks
A date night at the theater takes a terrifying turn. They thought they were watching a movie – somebody else was watching them.
Nightfall (October 26)
Director: Jake Sanders
Fall of 1998. A group of teenagers hang out together after school – Ryan’s parents are gone, and his house is free. They drink, smoke, watch a ratty old VHS tape, and get closer and closer to each other. But as unexpected emotions start to reveal themselves, and the teens start to separate, they soon realize they are not alone. And something inhuman is outside – picking them off one by one.
Unexplained Phenomena (October 27)
Director: Dylan Ryder
On the latest episode of Unexplained Phenomena, reporter Jonathon Prather is in for a shocking surprise when he enters a house that appeared out of nowhere on a vacant lot.
Pieces of Me (October 28)
Director: Julia Max
A struggling young starlet uncovers a deadly secret which may be the key to the fame and fortune she so desperately craves.
Let Us In (October 29)
Director: Marko Slavnic, Shane Small
The tables are turned on two cult members when they choose the wrong house to break into.
Seven Moons (October 30)
A quest for fortune becomes a struggle for survival when a group of astronauts lands on a harsh alien planet seeking seeds from the Tree of Knowledge.
Alter Presents: Midnight Horror Vol. 1 (October 31)
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No VHS player, no problem. Just in time for Halloween, ALTER presents a 90-minute collection of some of our favorite midnight horror shorts.