Friday, November 21, 2014

"Best Of" Screening at Loscon 41

The Tabloid Witch is returning to Loscon. Los Angeles's 41st annual science fantasy convention will once again convene over Thanksgiving weekend at the LAX Marriott Hotel.

This will be the Tabloid Witch's 6th screening at Loscon, the previous years being 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2012. This latest event will include encore screenings of select 2014 short films and 2013's Tympanum (a feature).

The Tabloid Witch screenings are scheduled for Friday evening, November 28, from 8 p.m. to midnight, in the LAX Marriott Hotel's Saddle Brook Room. The roster is as follows:

short film block: 8 - 10:00 p.m.

Psychic Sue -- A phony psychic meets a real ghost. Horror comedy.

Timothy -- A children's TV show rabbit turns out to be...not nice. We always knewBarney the Dinosaur and the Teletubbies were evil. Grisly dark comedy.

The First Step -- A young girl in a new house hears a monster creeping up the stairs.

Za Edgara (aka To Edgar) -- How Edgar Allan Poe got so weird. Animation.

Somebody to Love-- A lonely man rescues a beautiful corpse...but women are all the same!

The Heebie Jeebies -- A mother's terrifying bedtime tale...or are Heebie Jeebies for real?

The Stomach -- A tormented medium hosts spirits in his stomach. Bloody British horror.

The Fear Box: 666 Telemarketing -- Telemarketers really are from Hell.

Ticket to the Haunted Mansion -- It's only a's not's only a show...right?

Lancaster Square -- A woman hears a baby crying...but where is the baby?

Filmmaker's Q&A

feature: 10:30 p.m. - midnight

Tympanum -- A family man finds a portal in his own apartment. A portal leading to...another planet? Another time? Another dimension?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

4 Horror Film Entries So Far ...

The Tabloid Witch's 2014 award season closed on August 31, 2014, which was the entry deadline for 2014 consideration. Films received from the next day onward will be considered for the 2015 awards.

As of November 18, 2014, the Tabloid Witch has received 4 horror films for 2015 awards consideration: 1 feature and 3 shorts. Entries have come from Canada, France, Italy, and the United States.

The deadline for 2015 award consideration is August 31, 2015. Details at:

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Spain's La Razon Reports on Tabloid Witch Awards

Mari Cielo Pajares (who won a 2014 Tabloid Witch Honorable Mention for writing The Fear Box: 666 Telemarketing) tells us that the Spanish newspaper La Razon reported on her film's many awards, including its Tabloid Witches for Honorable Mention and Best Actor.

You can read La Razon's report here.

In addition to scripting The Fear Box, Pajares also played the part of the demonic telemarketer: