winner: Best Jaw Dropping F/X -- Creative Loafing's Reel Terror Awards 2012
honourable mention: "Old School Horror Fun" -- Zompire: The Undead Film Festival
nominated: Best Actress in a Horror Short, Linnea Quigley; Best Horror Short -- Buffalo Screams International Horror Film Festival
nominated: Best Produced Screenplay, Best Special Effects, Best Short -- San Antonio Horror Film Festival
In this loving homage to 70s and 80s Italian horror films, a medium named Stella Buio helps a family reconnect with their loved one, literally, as he's brought back from the grave to wreak havoc on them all.
Melanie Robel as Julie, Shawn McBee as Victor, Lance Flint as Frederick, Laura D'Anieri as Greta, Chris Cline as Philip, and Linnea Quigley as Stella Buio.
written / directed / shot / edited by Lori Bowen, lighting by Wheat, sound recorded by Janine Nunnery, special effects make-up by Divine Imagery -- Greg Baker, Joannie Atkins, Dean Blackwelder, VFX by Lori Bowen, music by Shawn Bowen
produced by Lori Bowen and Chris Cline