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CROSS COUNTY MALL
700 BROADWAY AVE.
MATTOON, IL 61938

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BREAKING FATE ENTERTAINMENT FILMS - FRIDAY!

Presented by Jackpot Joe's Bar & Gaming!

The Spook Show Con Film Festival might not be until Saturday, but that doesn't mean we won't have films for you to see on Friday night too!  Stop in and enjoy a collection of films on Friday all produced by the Spook Show Con producers at Breaking Fate Entertainment!  All film screenings are FREE!  Come enjoy!  

THE SPOOK SHOW CON FILM FESTIVAL - SATURDAY!

Presented by Jackpot Joe's Bar & Gaming!

The Spook Show Con Film Festival will feature a number of great independent horror and dark genre films from around the world!  We hope to see a number of the filmmakers in attendance to talk about their work.  This film festival is also a contest that will award the top 3 films with certificates for outstanding work!  

2018 AWARD WINNERS!

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DRIFTED

Despite her best efforts, Maggie Sirillo continues to spiral further and further down into an existance of hopelessness and despair.  She has overcome many obstacles but the barriors to her happiness get continually more difficult to push through.

With the help of "Father" Mike, an alcoholic ex-priest, she realizes that sometimes the only way to get to the light is to dive further into the darkness.

TRUTH

In a country we all know... in a time we all fear.

Following a bloody revolution and civil war, former army officer Xavier Faraday is ushered into an interrogation room and chained up opposite Maria Ramses,his appointed representative for the fledgling government’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee.

Offered a chance at amnesty for detailing his time at an infamous internment camp, Xavier agrees. Slowly Maria peels away the layers of the man’s life and military career, however Xavier is hiding something.

But so is Maria.

When the curtain is pulled back, Xavier learns he is not being offered amnesty, instead this has all been part of his interrogation. And more so, Maria is not who she seems, and she will go to any length for the information she desires.

WINNER OF 2ND RUNNER UP!

THE NOT SO BRIGHT VAMPIRE

The brief tale of a not so bright but curious Vampire and his sudden awareness to pain.

BITCH, POPCORN & BLOOD

At Salt’ n Sugar, a popcorn bar in the middle of nowhere, LILY a bored waitress, is going to turn her life around when two fishy strangers show up in the bar.

WINNER OF BEST FILM!

NO NAME MADDOX

A young priest tries to help a 14-year-old Charles Manson.

WINNER OF FIRST RUNNER UP!

4:44 AM

Something is terrifying Chrissy at 4:44 AM every morning, but as her parents investigate, they find nothing in her room. As the nights go by, the dark side of their lives comes to the surface. That's when the monsters come out...

THE WEDDING RING

Following to the endured violences She was planning the murder of his husband but, something goes wrong....

BLACK WAKE

Specialists gather in a top-secret facility to investigate a series of strange deaths on beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. One of the team's scientists (Nana Gouvea) examines video evidence to uncover a possible parasitic explanation for the fatalities. But when a determined detective (Tom Sizemore) sends her the crazed writings of a mysterious homeless man (Jonny Beauchamp), the scientist slowly learns that the actual threat may be more dangerous -- and far older -- than anyone ever imagined. Can she convince her colleagues (led by Eric Roberts) of the true danger before an ancient force rises from the sea to bring madness and death to all of humanity?

TWO FOR 5

A homeless man gets caught up in drugs and tries to redeem himself in a rescue that will cost everything

THE SQUATTER

A low-budget popcorn film about a homeless man who takes refuge in an abandoned pub after being terrorized by a pair of hoodlums.

OPEN CASKETS: CORRIDOR

In this POV experience, you are wandering the empty halls of a mausoleum when footsteps are heard following close behind.

JAMIE

Jamie is a troubled young girl who’s even more troubled mother is in a psych ward for allegedly attacking her. Doctor danvers wants to help Jamie’s mom get better and back to her daughter. After discovering Jamie’s mom may have been faking to get out, Doctor Danvers realizes that she may have made a mistake releasing her.

FRIGHTENING WOODS

Deep into the woods there lies a mystery no human eyes have seen. To know it means to pay a very high price.

WISP

Melinda and Dave return home to find a curious item that wasn't there when they left.

TONE DEATH

Christopher Price is a brilliant pianist who has many fans, except during his latest concert when he loses the control of his left hand (who prefers to be known as Vincent Lee). Vincent wants the fame and glory for himself and will do whatever is necessary to steal the lime light, even if it means separating himself from the dead weight.

SAVE

Dawns . A baby breaks the silence .

POLTERHEIST

Two small time criminals kidnap a psychic medium and force her to contact the gang boss they murdered. The pair are desperate to discover where their recently deceased boss buried a stash of cash, but only succeed in unleashing a demon, bent on revenge.

SCREAM WITH ME

It is Halloween in the Midwest. A young girl wants to celebrate the day, but first she will need some help from a few monsters and ghouls to make it happen. Will she end up getting sent to her room, or straight to hell!

BEAUTIFUL EYES

A young girl with dark thoughts "gets fixed" at the beauty salon.

CEREAL

A perfect wife. A perfect husband and kids. Sometimes Family life isn't as perfect as it seems.

FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

SATURDAY AUGUST 4TH

10:00AM FILM BLOCK A

  • BEAUTIFUL EYES 5M
  • 4:44 AM 5M
  • TRUTH 115M

12:30PM FILM BLOCK B

  • WISP 11M
  • TWO FOR 5 11M
  • THE WEDDING RING 14M
  • BLACK WAKE 91M

03:00PM FILM BLOCK C

  • CEREAL 5M
  • THE NOT SO BRIGHT VAMPIRE 3M
  • TONE DEATH 4M
  • SAVE 4M
  • THE SQUATTER 30M
  • FRIGHTENING WOODS 7M
  • JAMIE 9M
  • BITCH, POPCORN & BLOOD 16M
  • POLTERHEIST 19M
  • OPEN CASKETS: CORRIDOR 6M
  • SCREAM WITH ME 18M

05:30PM FILM BLOCK D

  • NO NAME MADDOX 25M
  • DRIFTED 104M

07:45PM CLOSE OF FILM FEST

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