Acclaimed Horror Short “GOODNIGHT, GRACIE” Premieres Online For Halloween


After a successful run screening at 100 film festivals receiving more than 40 awards and nominations, the Sitges Film Festival short Goodnight, Gracie will have its much anticipated online release on ALTER, a new free-to-watch horror platform for novel and grounded stories. The gory 3-min film, starring Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn, The ‘Burbs),written and directed by Stellan Kendrick, produced by Kendrick & Gloria Sandoval, and executive produced by Graham Wetterhahn will be live on Tuesday October 30th at 9.:00 AM PT in time for Halloween.

“Our festival run exceeded our wildest dreams, and we can’t wait to share this terrifying short film with you thanks to our friends at Alter,” said director Stellan Kendrick.

“After being in over 95 festivals over the past year, I am excited we are now able to show our powerful short film ‘Goodnight, Gracie’ to the world! Enjoy horror fans enjoy!” adds star Courtney Gains.

In Goodnight, Gracie a devout child is awakened by her mother’s scream, and after investigating realizes she must fight to escape the same fate. Goodnight, Gracieseeks not only to entertain with suspenseful moments and stimulating visuals, but to strike at thematic undertones that can only be explored through metaphors of horror. Until then, say your prayers!

Starring Caige Coulter as Gracie, Courtney Gains as Billy, Zoë Simpson Dean as Mom and Brad Goodman as Dad, Goodnight, Gracie is written and directed by Stellan Kendrick, produced by Stellan Kendrick & Gloria Sandoval. Lead Executive Producer: Graham Wetterhahn. Executive Producers: Joel Deutsch & Marcin Nadolny. Director of photography: Julia Swain. Production Designer: Sheiva Khalily. Edited by Kaitlin Hollingsworth. Casting by Al Miller.  Costumes designed by Learon Inbar. Original music by S. Peace Nistades. Visual Effects provided by Aureate Films under the supervision of Kristopher Wile.

About the director:

Originally from San Diego, director Stellan Kendrick is a filmmaker and executive based in Los Angeles. He attended UCLA. His first short film, String!, played at film festivals around the world. Stellan’s most recent film, Goodnight, Gracie, stars Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn) and has been a hit at genre film festivals. The short film premiered at Sitges, the world’s foremost genre film festival. Goodnight, Gracie has screened at 95+ festivals across the world including many of the biggest horror festivals such as MorbidoMolins de ReiLund FantastiskNYC HorrorTelluride Horror ShowFilmquest, and Nightmares. The short is currently being distributed by Gunpowder & Sky. 

About ALTER:

ALTER is a new horror brand for novel and grounded stories exploring the human condition through warped and uncanny perspectives.

Giving voice to emerging, diverse and established filmmakers, ALTER’s owned and operated channel is distributed across YouTube and Facebook where two short films or series are released each week. In addition to curating and distributing award-winning content, ALTER develops unique stories with some of the most innovative minds in the genre through its ALTER Studio projects – which are not bound to a particular platform or format.

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Ash Hamilton is not only the owner of, but also one of its major contributors. A long time horror movie enthusiast, Ash has lent his personality to radio and television and continues to support his favorite genre through his writing and art. He also loves beef jerky and puppies... and low-grade street-quality hallucinogens.

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