Workplace paranoia gets out of control in the short horror comedy The Office is Mine

A short dark comedy about workplace horror, writer-director Michael Varrati’s The Office is Mine tells a 13-minute story about the competitive nature in all of us.

Despite the corporate monotony of his job, Zac (Ben Baur) feels like he’s got it all figured out. As “the only gay in the office,” his penchant for hot gossip and in-the-know recommendations have assured his place as the most fabulous employee in an otherwise dull landscape… or so he thinks.

With the arrival of a new hire, the ultra-chic Tristan (Chris Salvatore), Zac suddenly feels like the very thing that makes him stand out is in jeopardy. What’s more, Zac finds himself increasingly convinced that Tristan is intentionally trying to replace him.

Though Owen (Navaris Darson), his loving boyfriend, assures him that all is fine, Zac can’t help but slip further into a world of paranoia and self-doubt. As Zac’s world begins to unravel, it sets him on a collision course with Tristan… who may or may not be all that he seems.

As the two men propel toward a violent and unpredictable confrontation, only one thing is certain: The office isn’t big enough for the both of them!

Watch a special Q&A with director Michael Varrati and actors Ben Baur and Chris Salvatore from the Frameline Film Festival below. The Office is Mine is available now on Dekkoo.

The wild Icelandic horror-comedy Thirst comes to Dekkoo for Halloween!

The wild new Icelandic horror-comedy Thirst has already earned an enthusiastic cult audience internationally, as well as rave reviews from genre-savvy critics.

Directed by Gaukur Úlfarsson and Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, the film takes place in a small town where evil is lurking around and strange crimes and brutality frequently occur.

Drug addict Hulda (Hulda Lind Kristinsdóttir) is suspected of having something to do with her brother’s death and is being investigated by the police. After being released due to insufficient evidence, she crosses paths with Hjörtur (Hjörtur Sævar Steinason), a lonely, old gay vampire who helps her bring her brother back to life.

This brings unforeseen consequences, in addition to their ongoing battle with a bunch of televangelists who want them dead.

Watch the trailer for Thirst below. The film is now available on Dekkoo.

Watch the dark, ’90s-set cruising thriller Devil’s Path this Halloween

In the early 90s, while searching for his missing brother in a remote gay cruising park, Noah (Stephen Twardokus) sets his sights on a handsome stranger (JD Scalzo).

When Noah is viciously attacked, he and his new companion escape through the woods with two menacing thugs in hot pursuit.

Lost and frightened, they begin to turn on each other and slowly unravel the truth of what’s really going on around them.

A moody, picturesque psychological thriller from prolific actor and first-time director Matthew Montgomery, Devil’s Path is Halloween viewing-ready. The film features unexpected twists and turns, and seamlessly blends sharp, opposing perspectives about sex and love with suspenseful set pieces filled with existential dread.

Watch the trailer for Devil’s Path below. The film is available now on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 7/9/21

In this critically acclaimed sweeping romance, Thomas, a young German baker, has an affair with Oren, a married Israeli man. After Oren unexpectedly dies in a car crash, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers about his death. ‘The Cakemaker’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

When a young gay lawyer arrives on Fire Island to explore his sexuality, he becomes witness to a murder after being drugged. A stranger helps him to safety, but he soon discovers his savior is friends with the killer. Watch ‘Last Ferry’ now on Dekkoo!

After an unusual online encounter, a lonely man is challenged to step out from behind his computer screen and shatter long-lived inhibitions to claim the touch of another human being. ‘Touchscreen’ is available to stream on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A voyeuristic, behind-the-scenes look as celebrated choreographer Thierry Smits and his team go through the auditions, rehearsals and eventual premiere of his controversial dance piece Anima Ardens.

Both Seasons of the Dekkoo Original Series Soul Mate are Now Available

Soul Mate is a new two-season, ten-episode episode Dekkoo Original Series series from writer-director Kevin James Thornton, the filmmaker behind the indie sci-fi drama How to Get from Here to There and the romance series Stranger Hearts.

Starring Daniel Mark Collins and Anthony Granda, Soul Mate infuses the story of a strange romance with elements of of horror and suspense. As Eliot and Bryan settle into a new life with each other, one of them develops strange powers. This sets off an imbalance of energy that they must struggle to restore before it’s too late.

Watch the trailers for Seasons 1 and 2 of Soul Mate below. Both seasons are now available on Dekkoo.

Now Available: My Dead Ones

The feature debut of director Diego Freitas, the new Brazilian thriller My Dead Ones follows a troubled young man as his mind slowly begins to unravel.

Davi (Nicolas Prattes) is a shy film school student who spends most of his life looking through a lens. When he meets Jonatas (Andre Hendges), an alluring man who brings the young voyeur out of his shell, their budding romance is threatened by a spate of gruesome murders that may be connected to Davi’s troubled and mysterious past.

When whispers of a killer lurking around campus sweep the school, Davi’s two worlds begin to collide and the truth rises ever more closely to the surface.

Watch the trailer for My Dead Ones below. The film is now available on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 4/22/21

Colm is a married man with two teenage children. Grieving after a family tragedy, he finds himself unable to share his conflicted feelings with his family. When he meets Jay, a seductive younger hustler, he finally finds the comfort he’s been craving – and begins to form an unusual infatuation with this much younger man. ‘Rialto’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

Following his first Grammy nomination, a young, gay rock star is confronted with the painful price of his ambition. Watch ‘Fall to Fame’ now on Dekkoo!

This sharp, surreal thriller follows a shy film student named Davi, who spends most of his life looking through a lens. When he meets an alluring man who brings him out of his shell, the young voyeur’s sudden sexual awakening is threatened by a spate of gruesome murders connected to his troubled past. ‘My Dead Ones’ is available to stream on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A sexy new romantic comedy about falling out of love.

Don’t miss the surprising Dekkoo Original short film Do We Really Have To Say Goodbye?

Ryan (Noah Brown) and Jacob (Jamal Douglas) have been together for four years. They had planned to get married in the summer of 2020. Then the pandemic hit… and Jacob got sick.

To make matters worse, because of the nature of the virus, Ryan was not allowed to visit Jacob in the hospital. Nor was he there when Jacob died. But before his passing, Jacob had recorded a message on his phone for Ryan. Now, Ryan has travelled to their favorite beach to watch the video message and to say goodbye – even though going outside places Ryan in immediate, physical danger.

Making movies during the pandemic is, obviously, an extremely tricky task, but writer-director J.T. Seaton pulls it off with aplomb. At just 11 minutes, Do We Really Have to Say Goodbye packs a hefty emotional punch… and has a horror twist in store as well.

Do We Really Have to Say Goodbye is available to stream now on Dekkoo.

A straight couple find their new home haunted in the short horror-comedy Poltergays

From Lonely Spectre Productions and the mind of writer and producer Brendan Haley, the new Dekkoo Original short film Poltergays takes the format of more recent horror hits like The Conjuring, Insidious, Sinister and Paranormal Activity to turn homophobia on its head.

When Perry and Tiff Myers (Peter Stickles and Clarke Wolfe), a woefully basic, bible “humping” straight couple, move into their new West Hollywood home, they don’t expect to be sharing it with Tanner and Derek (Charles Chudabala and Francisco Chacin), a fun young gay couple who are quickly assumed to be malevolent specters from the hellish great beyond.

While each party sifts through their memories of the event for a documentary crew from a TV show called “Spectral Stories,” the true story of what happened in this house of queer horrors starts coming into focus. Maybe Perry and Tiff are the more evil of the two couples after all.

Mocking homophobic culture’s labeling of the queer community as unholy, director Andrew J. Ceperley uses a stylish horror movie setting to point out such absurdity and ignorance. It’s also completely hilarious, featuring terrific deadpan comic performances all around.

Poltergays is now available to stream, exclusively on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 10/30/20

While grieving the loss of his partner, Eliot decides to conspire with dark forces. He unknowingly unleashes a mysterious evil that connects him to a stranger. Stream the first season of ‘Soul Mate’ now, exclusively on Dekkoo!

When bible humpers Perry and Tiff Myers endeavor to out their friendly gay roommates, Tanner and Derek, as malevolent specters from the hellish great beyond, it is Perry and Tiff that might just be revealed as hauntingly homophobic instead. Dekkoo Films presents ‘Poltergays’.

Pressured to satisfy his girlfriend’s desires, an anxious young man begins to struggle with both his sexuality and his sanity after meeting the insidious new boy who has moved into his childhood home. ‘Rapture In Blue’ is available now on Dekkoo!

Still reeling from a recent break-up, Jamie, a cabaret singer, decides to angrily shut out the rest of the world and start living only for himself. When he meets Ben, the lonely younger poet who lives next door, the two embark on a tentative romance that may end up healing both of their hardened souls. Watch ‘Getting It’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week – The past is hard to forgive.