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Mobile-based independent film group Fighting Owl Films is proud to announce that its latest short film, Night of the Krampus, has been nominated for a 2013 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Best Short Film.
Night of the Krampus is a short follow-up to the company’s award-winning 2011 feature film, The Night Shift, and takes the heroic trio out of the cemetery and into suburbia. According to legend, on Christmas Eve Santa Claus travels with a creature known as Krampus. While Santa rewards the good children, Krampus punishes the naughty. When the naughty kids of a suburb begin to vanish in the weeks leading to Christmas, all evidence points to the creature’s existence. It’s up to “The Night Shift” crew to solve the mystery, save the children, and face-off against the deadly Krampus.
Written and directed by Thomas Smith, the critically-acclaimed film stars local talent Khristian Fulmer, Erin Lilley, Soren Odom, Brendon Cooke, Nathan Smith, Luke Curley, and Chloe Dykes.
The Rondo Hatton awards have become a renowned destination for horror and geek artists alike. The 2013 Rondo Awards promises to continue their tradition of recognizing significant works of art in the horror field. Filmmakers like Kevin Smith and Guillermo del Toro have publicly claimed their love for the awards and their iconic tiny sculptures, patterned after cult acting favorite Rondo Hatton. Previous award winners have included Ray Harryhausen, Joss Whedon, Elvira, and the television series The Walking Dead. What separates the Rondo Awards from others is the fact that the fans control the votes. People can vote by visiting http://www.rondoaward.com. Voting closes at midnight on May 5.
Night of the Krampus is currently available on Amazon.com and Amazon Instant Video, as well as YouTube. To learn more about the film or to watch, visit: http://www.fightingowlfilms.com/krampus.html.