Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network has announced the launch of The People’s Network Showcase, a new series of specials featuring short films from emerging independent filmmakers all over the world, set to air quarterly with new two-hour episodes curated by genre or central story theme, and the master himself John Carpenter will host the premiere on Halloween Eve this October.
According to this week’s report from Deadline, El Rey Network President and G.M. Daniel Tibbets. “The People’s Network is our disruptive tool to demolish the wall between professional and user generated content.”
This marks the first time that El Rey will feature select filmmakers and their work.
Carpenter will help kick off the new series, hosting the premiere episode, The People’s Network Showcase: Horror Edition, on Sunday, October 30 at 8pm EST, in which the director of Halloween, The Thing, and so many other classics will present a total of 10 short films, including the Eli Roth-produced Chainsaw, as part of El Rey’s month-long “Blood, Sweat and Fears” horror programming Halloween event.
In addition to featured shorts, The People’s Network Showcase will include interviews with the filmmakers and vignettes of current industry professionals sharing behind the scenes secrets of their craft.
Read on for the complete lineup of films set to be shown on the October 30 premiere episode hosted by John Carpenter!
ELI ROTH PRESENTS: CHAINSAW
Directed by David Dinetz and Dylan Trussell
A bickering couple enters a haunted house with a mad man on the loose. They’re splitting apart tonight.
Directed by Nick Peterson
A mother protects her children from a demon inside their home.
Directed by Kheireddine El-Helou
What was supposed to be a romantic night in for a young couple, quickly turns into a terrifying encounter with Drudge.
THE SMILING MAN
Directed by AJ Briones
A little girl home alone finds herself face-to- face with pure evil.
Directed by Joe Price
When Miguel takes out his contacts to get ready for bed, through his blurred vision, he realizes there is something horrendous within his apartment. The biggest problem is, without his contacts, Miguel is truly helpless.
LOVE AND DATING IN L.A.
Directed by Alex Russell
A vicious serial killer looks for love in the City of Angels… and finds rich pickings.
JACK THE RIPPER
Directed by Nick and Lexie Trivundza
As we follow the infamous killer Jack the Ripper on one of his evenings out in the city, we enter a world somewhere between Sin City and the Opening Titles of Mad Men.
COME OUT AND PLAY and LEAVES
Directed by Pablo Olmos Arrayales
Come Out and Play
Brenda is alone at her house. All her friends have left and she is about to clean her house but she sees on the table the game board they were playing a minutes ago: Ouija. She doesnt believe in any paranormal activity. So, as a joke, she sits down and ask the ouija if she is really home alone…
Leaves tells the story of a couple that get deep into the forest. Once there, the girl finds a beautiful unicorn figure on the ground. Maybe somebody lost it or maybe somebody left it there…
ALL YOU CAN EAT
Directed by Tommy Groth
Did you have nightmares about clowns when you were a child? Do you still have nightmares? All You Can Eat will confirm your fear because in a small town lives an ordinary clown with extraordinary secrets.
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