BITS 2017


All Film Screenings held at Apollo Cinema.

Come meet the filmmakers and other horror film fans after the screenings!
Wed March 13th - Rhapsody Barrel Bar.


7:00 pm - THE FINAL RIDE (Dir. Mikey McMurran) WORLD PREMIERE (83 mins)

This anthology is the long awaited follow-up from the team behind 2015’s SECRET SANTA. THE FINAL RIDE is a Horror/Comedy anthology which tells three frightening tales including the ghost of an 80’s fitness guru that haunts a couple’s new home, a Tattoo that won’t stop spreading, and an Uber Driver that picks up her final customer for the night, not knowing that she’s in for the ride of her life.

With the short film DEAD AIR (Dir. Lyndon Horsfall) (9:49 mins)

It's the last night for punk radio show "Dead Baby Syrup," and when a fan drops by the station and convinces DJ Eve St. Tilley to play his record, all hell breaks loose!

9:30 pm - I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD (Dir. Chad Archibald) KITCHENER PREMIERE (83 mins)

I'll Take Your Dead follows William who has a simple job, he makes dead bodies disappear. This isn't something he likes to or even wants to do, but through circumstances out of his control, his little farm house in the country has become a dumping ground for the casualties of the gang related murders in the nearby city. His daughter Gloria has become used to rough looking men dropping off corpses and is even convinced that some of them are haunting their house. After a woman's body, is dumped at the house, William begins his meticulous process when he realizes, she's not actually dead. As the gang activity increases, William patches the woman up and holds her against her will until he can figure out what to do with her. As they begin to develop a very unusual respect for each other, the woman's murderers get word that she's still alive and make plan to go finish what they started.
Previous BITS Alumni for his film BITE (2015).

With the short film HANG UP (Dir. Richard Powell) KITCHENER PREMIERE (14:00 mins)

An accidental butt dial provides a curious husband an unexpected glimpse into the mind of his loving wife.


7:00 pm - THE HOARD (Dirs. Jesse Thomas Cook & Matt Wiele) KITCHENER PREMIERE (104 mins)

A rundown town is dealing with unemployment, drug addiction and, most of all, excessive hoarding. The worst hoarder of all is Murph Evans, whose massive collection of junk takes up several properties. Here to help him clean up his houses and avoid eviction is the folks from the reality show Extremely Haunted Hoarders. Split up into 3 teams, they include a pair of junk removal experts, a home organizer and a psychiatrist. Also, on hand to detect any supernatural spooks underneath all the piles is a once-married pair of paranormal investigators.
BITS 2018 Alumni

With the short film WORKING CLASS VAMPIRE (Dir. Brian W. Lockyer) (5:53 mins)

Life isn't all expensive caskets and beautiful castles. One vampire tells the simple story of his undead existence.

9:30 pm - LIFECHANGER (Dir. Justin McConnell ) KITCHENER PREMIERE (103 mins)

Drew is Detective Freddie Ransone, a cop who just left a burning house with two dead bodies inside. Before that, Drew was Emily Roberts, a party girl who became one of those dead bodies, and as the days go on, Drew will become dentist Sam Richardson, his assistant Rachel, and several others. Drew, as it turns out, has the ability to transport from body to body, not so much a shapeshifter as a body thief, for as long as the body remains good before decomposition. But it wasn't always this way ? before this, Drew was once able to stay in bodies much longer, which lead him to Julia, the woman he still pines for. The ability to change bodies can help bring Drew close to Julia again, but not close enough to stay for long. And that desire to reconnect with the woman he loves so much will ultimately prove to be the undoing of many, perhaps even Drew himself.

With the short LAY THEM STRAIGHT (Dir. Robert DeLeskie (10:00 mins)

A teenage girl battling obsessive-compulsive disorder has to run the gamut of school bullies every day until a traumatic event convinces her that her disorder may be an indication of supernatural powers.
Winner Best Short Film - BITS 2018


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