2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Night of the Slasher

Friday, March 11
11:30PM - 1:07AM

Alamo Lamar A
1120 S Lamar Blvd

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Beautiful teenage Jenelle dances half-naked, drinks alcohol, does drugs, and has sex... but not for fun. She keeps a secret list titled "Horror Movie Sins" and checks each one off until.... a masked slasher appears! Her neck scar reveals she was attacked in the past by him and is now ready to fight back. She will do anything she can, including putting other people's lives at risk, in order to lure him, trap him, and defeat him once and for all. But she might be developing an addiction...

Section: Midnight Shorts Competition
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 11min

Director: Shant Hamassian

Producer: Adam Lesar, Eve Constance, Shant Hamassian

Screenwriter: Shant Hamassian

Cinematographer: Eli Tahan

Sound Designer: Keith Ukrisna

Music: Simon Michel

Additional Credits: Special Effects: Josh Dunlap, Megan Repp, Visual Effects: Alessandro Schiassi, Michealangelo Frisoni

Principal Cast: Lily Berlina, Scott Javore, Adam Lesar, David Lee Swann, Eve Constance


Shant grew up in the rolling hills of Calabasas, California and attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After a few years of illustrating, it dawned on him that his passion for storytelling would evolve into film-making. He has won numerous international awards for his shorts and his screenplays have been on the Bloodlist.

Public Film Contact
Shant Hamassian

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Patricia Chica



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