Telluride Horror Show celebrating the frights of film

One afternoon, as Ted Wilson walked his chocolate Lab through an old graveyard, an idea popped in his head.

“Horror,” the self-described movie buff recalls thinking. “That would be fun.”

A horror film fest. That, he thought, could make for a good addition to Telluride’s long list of annual festivals, which includes two sizable film celebrations: the Telluride Film Fest, which enjoyed a 43rd run last month, and the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, another decades-old tradition.

And so, the idea from the graveyard is now the Telluride Horror Show, entering its seventh year of showcasing low-budget movies that are high on terror.

For the first time in its young history, the festival has sold out of its passes. Around 500 are expected to fill the quaint, scenic mountain town for three days of frights and thrills.

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