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John Carpenter To Host Premiere Episode Of The People’s Network Showcase On El Rey Network

If you’re not yet watching El Rey Network on a regular basis – the time to start is now.  During the haunt season the channel has always played a nice collection of off the wall and little-seen classics and this year they are going to add some new original programming to the mix.

A new show featuring short films by indie filmmakers titled The People’s Network Showcase will air quarterly on the channel.  Channel creator Robert Rodriguez describes it as follows”

“When I started El Rey I wanted the network to provide a new pipeline for creators. My roots are in independent filmmaking and I believe in providing opportunities to people working outside of the studio system. We’ve discovered these terrific short films by very talented makers and with this on-air special, we can help get them noticed.”

So, what does all this have to do with John Carpenter?  The premiere episode of this new series will be a horror themed event and none other than Mr. Carpenter himself will host this debut episode.  When is this going down you ask – Oct. 3oth and check out the line-up of short films he’ll be rolling out:

Directed by David Dinetz and Dylan Trussell
A bickering couple enters a haunted house with a mad man on the loose. They’re splitting apart tonight.

Directed by Nick Peterson
A mother protects her children from a demon inside their home.

Directed by Kheireddine El-Helou
What was supposed to be a romantic night in for a young couple, quickly turns into a terrifying encounter with Drudge.

Directed by AJ Briones
A little girl home alone finds herself face-to- face with pure evil.

Directed by Joe Price
When Miguel takes out his contacts to get ready for bed, through his blurred vision, he realizes there is something horrendous within his apartment. The biggest problem is, without his contacts, Miguel is truly helpless.

Directed by Alex Russell
A vicious serial killer looks for love in the City of Angels… and finds rich pickings.

Directed by Nick and Lexie Trivundza
As we follow the infamous killer Jack the Ripper on one of his evenings out in the city, we enter a world somewhere between Sin City and the Opening Titles of Mad Men.

Directed by Pablo Olmos Arrayales

Come Out and Play
Brenda is alone at her house. All her friends have left and she is about to clean her house but she sees on the table the game board they were playing a minutes ago: Ouija. She doesnt believe in any paranormal activity. So, as a joke, she sits down and ask the ouija if she is really home alone…

Leaves tells the story of a couple that get deep into the forest. Once there, the girl finds a beautiful unicorn figure on the ground. Maybe somebody lost it or maybe somebody left it there…

Directed by Tommy Groth
Did you have nightmares about clowns when you were a child? Do you still have nightmares? All You Can Eat will confirm your fear because in a small town lives an ordinary clown with extraordinary secrets.

October 30th – 8 PM – El Rey Network, plan on being there!


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About David Dreher

A lifelong fan of all things dark and spooky Dave has written for Creature Corner, House of Horrors, and The Horror Channel. He is co-host of Horror News Radio and has spent the last 18 years working with Tom Savini as the webmaster of his website. Dave holds a BA in Creative Writing and a MA in New Media Journalism.

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