Watch Wes Benscoter's award-wining short HOLD YOUR FIRE for free!

We don't usually spill a lot of virtual ink on short films, but this one seems deserving of a little attention. Behold:

Wes Benscoter




Winner of the 2009 Fantasia Film Festival's Award for
Best Live-Action Short Film!

Hold Your Fire
TWITCH FILMproudly presents the
online premiere of artist-turned-filmmaker Wes Benscoter's debut short film, HOLD YOUR FIRE, exclusively at Twitch Film and online now!

A ghostly soldier comes face to face with this grim reality of his war-torn existence on the battlefield... and beyond!

Assaulting international audiences at festivals from Montreal's Fantasia to Sitges, Fantasporto, A Night of Horror, and Dead by Dawn, to sending domestic shivers up spines at Screamfest, Boston Underground, and the New York City Horror Film Festival, Twitch Film now takes the mantle in offering Wes Benscoter's mini-masterpiece to its largest audience ever.

A twenty-year veteran of horrific illustration, Benscoter established his reputation with artwork for Slayer and Black Sabbath, and more extreme acts like Cattle Decapitation. He's also well-known for the DVD and Blu-ray cover art he's created for Synapse Films, Dark Sky Films, and more, including such classic treatments as THRILLER: A CRUEL STORY,  THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, and the upcoming steelbooks for Lamberto Bava's DEMONS and DEMONS 2.

Hold Your Fire HelmetOn the film's creation, Benscoter explains: "Shot in HD over many long, fog-shrouded weekends,
I became an expert in predicting the dew-points needed for a foggy morning. I think the film is definitely of its era, and also timeless. I now think of HOLD YOUR FIRE as my ERASERHEAD. If I'm lucky the next film will be my BLUE VELVET."

Dread Central's praise during their time at the Fantasia elicits even more stark comparisons: "The most impressive thing we've seen is actually and eight-minute short by artist Wes Benscoter. Titled HOLD YOUR FIRE, the grim anti-war film depicting the isolation and horror of a four-limb amputee is genuinely disconcerting and oddly beautiful. Here's hoping some of the upcoming features are at least this good."

For more of Wes Benscoter's chilling artwork: WES BENSCOTER

To view the film, click here: HOLD YOUR FIRE

Directed, Produced, and Written by:  Wes Benscoter

Run Time:  8 minutes
Aspect Ratio:  Widescreen 1.78:1

Wes Benscoter


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