What's new with Enter The Dark...

July 17, 2010 - It's a wrap! Principle photography is finished. Now onto final editing touches and festival submissions.

Aug 14, 2010 - Enter The Dark world premieres at the Chicago Horror Film Festival, Sunday, September 26th at 9:20 pm - Closing Night!

Aug 6, 2010 - Festival submissions are on their way to Screamfest, Chicago Horror Festival, Terror Film Festival, Slamdance, Sacramento Horror Festival and Shockerfest to name a few.


Fingers crossed...

 

Aug 27, 2010 - Our first review!  Check out the write-up from Planet of Terror.

… wonderfully shot and acted and the twist ending was masterfully pulled off by filmmaker Todd Miro. It's definitely worth your time if you get a chance to see it.

Aug 30, 2010 - Another review, this time from The Jaded Viewer.

…slickly produced …new and inventive …put a chill down my spine.

Sept. 2, 2010 - Rogue Cinema reviews Enter the Dark:

…a frightening little slice of haunted house cinema that easily stands on its own for a good old fashioned scare. …truly terrifying

Sept. 6, 2010 - HorrorNews.net review:

Enter the Dark is a clever, scary, fun piece that delivers with a punch and a cool ending.

Sept. 7, 2010 - Brutal as Hell review:

…a fun little fright flick that effectively showcases Miro’s filmmaking and editing abilities.

Sept. 7, 2010 - Another festival! Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Thriller! Chiller! film festival in Grand Rapids, MI.

Sept. 15, 2010 - Another festival! Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Sacramento Horror Film Festival.

Sept. 9, 2010 - Dead Harvey review & interview with writer/director Todd Miró:

It's a great short, engaging until the end and the twist ending really will catch you off guard.

Sept. 19, 2010 - All Things Horror review:

… Enter the Dark proves once again a good ghost story simply needs to put emphasis on the story and not flashy effects or big budgets in order to provide some fun and scares.

Sept. 26, 2010 - Filmmakers Charles Yoakum and Todd Miró attend the premiere screening of Enter the Dark at the Chicago Horror Film Festival.

Oct. 8, 2010 - An Accolade Award!   Enter the Dark wins an Award of Merit for Short Film from the 2010 Accolade Awards.

Oct. 21, 2010 - Another festival! Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Dark Carnival Film FestivalCome check it out Saturday, Nov 20 at 4:00 in lovely Bloomington, Indiana.

Oct. 20, 2010 - Another festival! Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

ShockerFest Film FestivalThe festival aired winning entries on Modesto, CA TV stations -

KAZV-TV (Comcast Channel 195, Charter Channel 14 and broadcast Channel 14) throughout the month of October, 2010.

Oct. 25, 2010 - Award Nominations! Enter the Dark is nominated for three awards at the

Dark Carnival Film Festival:


  1. -Best Short

  2. -Best Editing

  3. -Best Supporting Actor - Rob Sandusky

Oct. 22, 2010 - Cast & crew attend the California premiere screening of Enter the Dark at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival.  A great time was had by all!

(L-R) Actor Charles Yoakum, Writer/Director Todd Miró, Sound Recordist Ben Weiner, 2nd Unit DP & Assistant Camera, Eduardo Silva.

Charles and Todd do a little Q&A after the screening.

Nov. 8, 2010 - The Independent Critic review:

Enter the Dark is an effective, psychologically thrilling chiller ... involving, slick and suspenseful.

Nov. 10, 2010 - The Man-Cave review:

Miro provided me with something that I crave as a horror fan. A legitimate scare.

Nov. 12, 2010 - Special Boston Area Screening:

ALL THINGS HORROR PRESENTS Wednesday, December 1

The Somerville Theater - 55 Davis Square, Somerville MA - 8 pm/$5

Playing with El Monstro Del Mar!

Nov. 20, 2010 - (new) All Things Horror review:

...effectively creepy with an atmosphere that kept me looking over my shoulder constantly.

Nov. 18, 2010 - I Like Horror Movies review:

Fans of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY will be happy to discover this spooky short!

Nov. 21, 2010 - Cinema Crazed review:

…a nail biting bonanza of moments that will definitely keep audiences watching in anticipation the entire time…

Nov. 22, 2010 - Award Winner! Enter the Dark wins for Best Short at

Dark Carnival Film Festival

Nov. 26, 2010 - Award Winner! Enter the Dark is nominated for Best Director and Best Special Effects and wins for Best Sound Design/Editing at the Maverick Movie Awards.

Dec. 6, 2010 - Award Nomination! I just found out Enter the Dark received Honorable Mention for Best Picture Mini Short from the 2010 ShockerFest International Film Festival.

Nov. 27, 2010 - Zombies Don't Run review:

…a short movie that's shot very well, creepy as all hell, and has a twist that may just catch you off guard…

Dec. 9, 2010 - Award Nomination! I also just found out Enter the Dark was nominated for Best Short and Best Director at the 2010 Sacramento Horror Film Festival.

Dec. 10, 2010 - Scary Film review:

...a sonic achievement of style and horror, but in a very psychological way.

Dec. 10, 2010 - An Indie Award!   Enter the Dark wins an Award of Merit for Short Film from the 2010 IndieFest Awards.

Dec. 21, 2010 - Killer Reviews review:

...one of those short cool films that is efficiently produced and directed, well written and acted and a damn good use of a spare 17 minutes.

Jan. 3, 2011 - Another festival! Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Dam Short Film FestivalCome check it out Wednesday, Feb 9 at 9:15 pm in historic Boulder City, Nevada.

Jan. 4, 2011 - From Midnight With Love review:

Miro's story works like a good horror tale should, suckering us in with one hand while it's preparing to pop up and scare us with the other.  There's a command here that can't be taught, and Miro shows a natural gift for creating tension.

Jan. 5, 2011 - Another festival! Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Love Your Shorts Film FestivalCome check it out Saturday, Feb 12 at 9:30 pm in Sanford, Florida.

Jan. 12, 2011 - Dollar Bin Horror review:

…this 17 minute short has no gags. It's just scary.   It's just a really damn good film.

Jan. 17, 2011 - Another festival! Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

High Desert Shorts Film FestivalCome check it out May 27 - 29 in Pahrump, Nevada.

Jan. 30, 2011 - Chuck Norris Ate My Baby review:

It's quick, fun and a bit spooky and, as promised, watching Enter the Dark in the dark makes it all the more effective.

Feb. 7, 2011 - Fatally Yours review:

...an entertaining, scary and thought-provoking short film.

The acting is also top-notch, with actors Charles Yoakum and Rob Sandusky putting on convincing performances.

Jan. 31, 2011 - Online Screening - Enter the Dark is part of the First Glance Film Festival Shorts Online Contest. Details to come soon!

March 1, 2011 - Another festival! Our first international screening! Enter the Dark is an official selection of  Dead by Dawn  Come check it out May 5 - 8 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

March 2, 2011 - Award Winner!  Mr. UPS man drops off our award from the Maverick Movie Awards.  (seen here next to our DVD, available from IndieFlix)

March 6, 2011 - Another festival! Another international screening! Enter the Dark is an official selection of  A Night of Horror Film Festival  March 31 - April 8 in Sydney, Australia.

March 7, 2011 - Another festival!  Our first LA premiere! Enter the Dark is an official selection of 

Famous Monsters of Filmland Imagi-Movies April 8 - 10 in Beverly Hills, California.

March 7, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of 

Indie Spirit Film Festival April 14 - 17 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

March 9, 2011 - Big Money!  Who says filmmaking doesn't pay off?  My first official check for Enter the Dark from DVD and streaming sales at IndieFlix is a whopper!

Yeah Baby!  $21 big bucks!  Looks like I can now pay off the line item for Oreos eaten during production of Enter the Dark.


... In all seriousness, any money, no matter how small, generated from this film is a huge success!

March 17, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Bare Bones Film Festival April 25 - May 1 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

March 20, 2011 - Horror Society review:

…Enter the Dark, ladies and gentlemen, is what independent film making is all about.

The suspense was built up so finely that it almost started making me have a claustrophobic reaction in my room.

March 21, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Motor City Nightmares Film Festival, April 15 - April 17 in Novi, Michigan.

March 22, 2011 - Another festival!  Our hometown Bay Area premiere! Enter the Dark is an official selection of Another Hole in the Head Film Festival, June 2 - 17 at the Roxie Theater, San Francisco, CA.

March 25, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Tulsa International Film Festival, Sept. 22 - 25 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

April 3, 2011 - New Interview!  Check out the new interview with Writer/Director Todd Miró at the Fear Fete Film Festival website.

April 7, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Seattle True Independent Film Festival (STIFF), June 3 - 12 in Seattle, Washington.

April 14, 2011 - Award Winner!  We are thrilled to find out that Enter the Dark has won Best Scare at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Imagi-Movies Film Fest!  And look, they gave us this really cool banner >

April 16, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Pittsburgh Horror Film Festival, June 3 - 5 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

April 18, 2011 - Award Winner!  Cool news! Enter the Dark was awarded Best Horror Short by the Indie Spirit Film Festival!

May 1, 2011 - Award Winner!  Enter the Dark wins a Bonehead at the Bare Bones Film Festival for Best Short Thriller!

June 5, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Fright Night Film Festival, July 22 - 24 in Louisville, Kentucky.

June 21, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Action on Film International Film Festival, July 22 - 30 in Pasadena, California.

June 30, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

New York City International Film Festival, August 11 - 21 in Times Square, New York City!

June 9, 2011 - Cast, crew, family and friends attend the screening of Enter the Dark at Another Hole in the Head Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

July 1, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

DragonCon Independent Short Film Festival, Sept. 2 - 5 in Atlanta, Georgia.

July 3, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Fear Fete Horror Film Festival, Oct. 28 - 30 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

July 8, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Montgomery Film Festival, July 16 in Montgomery, Alabama.

July 25, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Tumbleweed Film Festival, August 5 in Oroville, Washington.

July 23, 2011 - Award Winner!  Enter the Dark is awarded Best Paranormal Short Film from the Fear Fete Horror Film Festival!

Aug 14, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Atlanta Horror Film Festival, Sept 15 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Aug 14, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Toronto Independent Film Festival, Sept 8 - 17 in Toronto, Ontario.

Aug 24, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Spooky Movie DC International Horror Film Festival, Oct. 13 - 16 in Arlington, Virginia.

Aug 25, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival, Oct. 2 in Big Bear Lake, California.

Aug 26, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Killer Film Fest, Nov. 6 in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Aug 27, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Great Lakes International Film Festival Sept. 23 - 24 in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Sept 6, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Puerto Rico Horror Film Fest Oct. 20 - 26 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Oct 3, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Tucson Terrorfest Oct. 21 in Tucson, Arizona.

Sept 23, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Rhode Island Intl. Horror Film Fest Oct. 27 - 30 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Oct 4, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Buried Alive Horror Film Fest Nov. 11-13 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Oct 5, 2011 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival Oct. 29 in Amherst, New York.

Oct. 17, 2011 - Award Nomination!  Enter the Dark has been nominated for Best Horror Short at the 2011 Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival!

Nov. 16, 2011 - Disturbing Films review:

Enter the Dark is a short ghost flick that reminds us of what Paranormal Activity could have been... convincing characters that create a plausible yet creepy atmosphere.

Jan 2, 2012 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Tri Cities Intl. Fantastic Film Fest Jan 13, in Richland, Washington.

Jan 9, 2012 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Nevermore FIlm Festival, Feb 17 & 18 in Durham, North Carolina.

Feb 22, 2012 - Award Winner!  Enter the Dark has won the Audience Award for Best Long Form Short from the Nevermore Film Festival!

March 21, 2012 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Chicago Fear Fest, April 13 in Rosemont, Illinois.

March 22, 2012 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

WildSOUND Short Toronto Film Festival, April 28 in Toronto.

April 7, 2012 - Another festival!  Enter the Dark is an official selection of the

Dark Bridges Film Festival, May 6 in Saskatoon, Canada.