Here’s what’s set to terrify you at the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival (VIDEO)

Do you like scary movies? If you answered yes, then you’re in for a real treat.

The Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival starts next week and it’s bound to give viewers’ thrills and chills… especially if you’re afraid of evil puppets.

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After a successful inaugural year, the VHS is rolling out the “blood-red carpet” Oct. 25 and 26 at the York Theatre for a bigger, better, scarier sequel event.

Over the two nights, viewers can look forward to watching 32 terrifying short films from nine countries and the premiere of the Vancouver-based horror feature Puppet Killer, directed by Lisa Ovies and written by Kevin Mosely.

Shot entirely in British Columbia, with unbelievable practical effects, the film tells the story of a Christmas weekend getaway gone horribly wrong when the terrifying truth behind a childhood puppet is revealed.

Meanwhile, the short film section seems to have something for everyone to get a fright out of.

With titles like It Lives In The Closet, Feast, Make Me A Sandwich, Boo and Dance with a Demon, you are sure to see something that could inspire nightmares. Well, hopefully.

The VHS is a cultural event and a registered charity that provides a platform for emerging talent in the world of independent filmmaking.

“Horror is an exemplar genre to tell stories about the world we live in through a lens of the unimaginable,” say VHS promoters. “What terrifies us, is what unites us.”

Here’s a taste of what’s screening:

Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival

Location: York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive

Oct. 25

6 p.m.  – Doors and Red Carpet

7 p.m.  – Shorts Program 1 + Q&A

9:30 p.m. – Puppet Killer premiere + Q&A

Oct. 26

6 p.m.  – Doors and Red Carpet

7 p.m.  – Shorts Program 2 + Q&A

9:30 p.m. – Shorts Program 3 + Q&A + Award Ceremony

See previews, schedules and find tickets online.

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