MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival is excited to announce that Mark Borchardt will be the recipient of the 2019 Backbone of Wisconsin Horror Award.

The Backbone of Wisconsin Horror Award is given to someone that helps keep horror a thriving genre in Wisconsin.  Mark has been a making movies in Wisconsin for years and his short film Coven has become a cult classic. He has been an inspiration to many horror filmmakers in Wisconsin and beyond.  The award will be a custom design by Stinky Goblin Emporium. Mark will be presented with the award following the Twisted Wisconsin Short Block on Friday April 5th.

The Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival will occur at the Times Cinema at 5906 W. Vliet St. on Friday, April 4-7 2019. Joe Bob Briggs will be presenting his one man show “How Rednecks Saved Hollywood” Saturday April 6th at 7pm.  Tickets for that show are now on sale at

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About Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival

With surrounding cities like Madison, Chicago and Oshkosh hosting their own festivals dedicated to horror, co-directors Christopher House and Stephen Milek decided it was time Milwaukee had one to call its own. Thus, the Twisted Dream Film Festival was born in all its bloody glory. The TDFF is dedicated to showcasing celluloid terror with its willing audience, providing a haven for like-minded souls.

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