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TerrorDactyl – Sci-Fi Horror Short

Three longtime friends go camping in the woods, but the fun and games end when one of them steals a “fossil” from a nearby abandoned nuclear power plant.¬†

Confirmed Film Festival Screenings

TerrorDactyl is screening at film festivals around the world in 2018/2019.
Check back often for updates on screenings near you!

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Indie Suspense Horror SciFi Film Festival

Apopka, FL

October 6, 2018

The American Horrors Film Festival

Lake Geneva, WI

October 26 – 27, 2018

Anatomy Crime & Horror Film Festival

Athens, Greece

October 31 – November 11, 2018

Zed Film Festival

North Hollywood, CA

November 6 – 8, 2018

Chandler International Film Festival

Chandler, AZ

Flix Brewhouse Theater – Auditorium 6

8:45 pm

January 19, 2019

Night Terrors Film Festival

Copenhagen, DEN


7 pm

February 8, 2019

Slaughter Movie House

Kansas City, MO

Screenland Armour Theatre

Monday, 7 pm

March 4, 2019

Twisted Dreams Film Festival

Milwaukee, WI

The Times Theater

Thursday, 9 pm

April 4, 2019

Die Laughing Film Festival

Hollywood, CA

Dorie Theater at The Complex

6 pm

Saturday May 11, 2019

The International Horror Hotel

Cleveland, OH

The Norwood Inn

Saturday, June 8


Interrobang Film Festival

Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Public Library

Sunday, June 29, 2019

1:00 pm

Room A

Cutting Edge Film Festival

Pompano Beach, FL

October 18, 2018

Edmonton Festival of Fear

Edmonton, Canada

October 26, 2018

Rendezvous Scarefest

Orange Park, FL

November 1-3, 2018

Frostbiter: Icelandic Horror Film Festival

Akranes, Iceland

Saturday, Nov. 24th at midnight

Tonburg, Akranes Music School

Dalbraut 1, 300 Akranes, Iceland

Grave Plot Film Festival

Seattle, WA

Ark Lodge Cinema

Noon – 4pm

February 2, 2019

Toronto Indie Horror Fest

Toronto, CAN

Eyesore Cinema

8 pm

February 8, 2019

Golden State Film Festival

Hollywood, CA

TCL Chinese Theater

Thursday at Noon

March 28, 2019

Riverside International Film Festival

Riverside, CA

The Box Theater

Thursday, April 11

4 pm – 6:45

Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest

Charleston, SC

South of Broadway Theater

Friday, 9 pm

May 24, 2019

Georgia Shorts Film Festival

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Brewing Company

June 15, 2019

5:30 pm

Tri-Cities International Film Festival

Richland, WA

Uptown Theater

October 11, 2019

Knoxville Horror Film Fest

Knoxville, TN

October 18-21, 2018

Bleedingham Horror Film Festival

Bellingham, WA

October 28, 2018

ICP Entertainment Short Film Series

The Producer’s Club

New York City, NY

6:30 pm

November 2, 2018

Dunedin International Film Festival

Check Venue Schedule

Dunedin, FL

January 11 – 13, 2019

Night Terrors Film Festival

Aarhus, DEN

Slagtehal 3

7 pm

February 7, 2019

Destiny City Film Festival

Tacoma, WA

Blue Mouse Theater

Sunday, 12:30 pm

February 24, 2019

Russian International Horror Film Festival

Moscow, Russia

March 26 – 31, 2019

Karo Cinema Theaters Chain

Pittsburgh Horror Film Festival

Pittsburgh, PA

The Parkway Theater

Friday, April 12, 2019

7:30 PM

Northwest Horrorfest

Olympia, WA

Capitol Theater Theater

May 31, 2019

Interrobang Film Festival

Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Public Library

Saturday, June 28, 2019

2:15 pm

Room A

TerrorDactyl – Sci-Fi Horror Short

What started out as a simple screenwriting exercise on fear turned into a full-blown film project. After several revisions to this 11-page script, the TerrorDactyl short script was entered into some screenplay contests, where was well received. Awards to date are: Mindfield Film Festival РLos Angeles (Gold Award, Short Script category Dec. 2017); LA Shorts Awards (Silver Award, Best Short Script, Nov. 2017). The script has also been a semi-finalist in the Zed Horror Festival 2017 where it also received an Honorable Mention.The script was also a Semi-Finalist in the October 2017 LA Cinefest Festival and a Finalist at Nashville Film Festival 2018.

Crew members from TerrorDactyl - Studio shootIn the short, three friends from high school go on a camping trip. They hike through the forest to an abandoned nuclear power plant. The fun and games end when one of them steals a “fossil” from the plant.

This short is also the inciting incident of the feature film. We hope to begin fundraising efforts in 2019. We wrapped shooting the live action shots on December 15th, 2018. Post production was a bit painful, and many beloved shots from the original script had to be cut. However, we ended up with a more suspenseful Jaws-type film. It’s got humor, some scares and cringes, and a good deal of suspense. Not bad for a teensy budget. This is a fun monster movie, but not for small children! The TerrorDactyl feature film script is currently in development, so stay tuned for more horrifying news in 2018!

**UPDATE** August 29, 2018: TerrorDactyl will be making its way into film festivals this fall ’18 through summer ’19! Confirmed screenings are posted above. Check back often for screenings near you!

**UPDATE** January 6, 2018: The TerrorDactyl script has made it to the quarterfinals in the Screencraft Film Fund competition (Fall 2017)! The contest provides winners with up to $30,000 in production financing. Since we already have the live-action shots in the can, we would be able to use the bulk of the cash for post production, specifically for monster creation and animation!

TerrorDactyl Short Film Cast:


Jason Connelly

Sheriff Joe

Jason Connelly on IMDb

Nathan Hare


Nathan Hare on Facebook

Cameron Lee Price


Cameron Lee price on IMDb

Raymond Lopez


Raymond Lopez on IMDb

TerrorDactyl Short Film Crew:


EK Scarfone

Producer, Writer, Director

EK Scarfone on IMDb

Nicky Smit

DP, Camera Op, Editor

Nicky Smit's Portfolio

Mia Francoso

Art Dir., Makeup FX, Drone Cam

Mia Francoso on IMDb

Sophia Alexander

2nd AC, PA, BTS

Sophia Alexander on IMDb

Roger Meisner

Stunt Driver


Michael D. Martino

Production Manager, AD

Michael D. Martino's Website

Alex Turner

Sound Design, Engineer

Alex Turner's Portfolio

Kaitlin Strand

Gaffer, 1st AC

Kaitlin Strand’s Portfolio

Paola Dittmar

Prop Fabricator

Paola Dittmar on IMDb

Scott J. Martin

Creature Artist, Animator

Scott J. Martin’s Portfolio

Seth Manzel

Grip, Weapons Master

Seth Manzel on IMDb

Barbro Rakos

BTS Photo & Video

Barbro Rakos on Instagram

Nick C. Carleton

Camera Assistant, PA

Nicholas C. Carleton on IMDb

Kimmy Latsch

PA, Art Dept., Craft Services

Kimmy Latsch on IMDb

Elana Manasse-Piha

Camera Asst., BTS

Elana Manasse-Piha on IMDb

Brennen Hinkle

Camera Operator

Brennen Hinkle on IMDb

Ariana Buck

Best Girl

Ariana Buck on IMDb

TerrorDactyl Composers:


Steven Silvers

Composer, Short Film Score

Steven Silvers on IMDb

Jarryd Elias

Composer, Teasers

Jarryd Elias’s Portfolio