This year, we held the first annual Golden Rake Awards. 30 films were submitted from all over the world, all over 60 minutes in length, all with budgets of under $100k! These films were rated by the writers of theblood-shed.com and 3 winners were selected from 10 official nominations! Here are the results!
Flowers: Written and directed by Phil Stevens
This film was an amazing piece of art house horror with zero dialogue and AMAZING practical effects that kept the writers of theblood-shed mesmerized right through!
Faces: Written and directed by Tom Ryan
An incredible film following one man’s descent into madness and murder! A superb film which has received several other nominations! Unforgettable!
All Hell Breaks Loose: Written by Jacy Morris and Directed by Jeremy Garner
A throw back to exploitation grindhouse films, this movie would be right at home as a companion piece to Tarintino’s Grindhouse duology!
Pieces of Talent: Written by David Long and Joe Stauffer and Directed by Joe Stauffer
When art turns deadly! This amazing piece is a rollercoaster of thrills!
Collar: Written and directed by Ryan Nicholson
Directed by the director of Gutterballs and starring horror icon Nick Principe, this exploitation tribute doesn’t hold back on the shocks!
Antivirus: Written and directed by Alon Newman
An action/horror from Israel, this film was an exemplary foreign thriller!
Dorothy Marie and the Unanswered Questions about the Zombie Apocalypse: Written and directed by Benjamin Harris
A unique zomcom/drama set in a zombie apocalypse, unique for there being no zombies in the film!
Legacy of Thorn: Written and Directed by MJ Dixon
A slasher film of amazing creativity that is a part of a larger movieverse!
Three Tears on Bloodstained Flesh: Written and directed by Jakob Bilinski
A modern, midwestern take on giallo, this film oozes blood!
Bodom: Written and directed by Gergo Elekes and Jozsef Gallai
The first found footage horror film from Hungary, Bodom shaky cam done right with a great twist at the end!
These films are forever immortalized on our Golden Rake Wall of Fame!
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