Fire on the Mountain

A young woman must stop a centuries old demon from unleashing hell on a small town after she fails to complete an ancient sacrifice designed to prevent it.

Filmed in one of America's oldest deep coal mines featuring practical FX from Emmy award-winning makeup artist Santino Ferrese (Star Trek Discovery, Transformers: Dark of the Moon)

  • Patrick Corcoran
  • Patrick Corcoran
  • Panita Chanrasmi-Lefebvre
    Walk With Me
  • Hannah Weir
    Key Cast
    "Laura Beth"
  • Billy Brannigan
    Key Cast
    The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  • Josh Fisher
    Director of Photography
    Inside the Rain, Pet Rituals
  • Santino Ferrese
    Makeup Artist
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Star Trek Discovery
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The Thing In The Basement Horror Fest
    United States
    Official Selection, Best SFX
  • Asylum Horror Show
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Best Short Film
  • Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival
    Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
    United States
    Pennsylvania Premiere
    Best Horror Film
  • PA Horror Con

    United States
    Official Selection
  • Salem Horror Festival
    Salem, Massachusetts
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Happenstance Horror Fest
    Haverhill, Massachusetts
    United States
    Best Scare
  • ReadingFilmFest
    Reading, Pennslyvania
    United States
Director Biography - Patrick Corcoran

Patrick Corcoran is a writer and director based in Philadelphia. He spent his youth making dramatic short films in the forests of Berks County, Pennsylvania and later studied film at DeSales University. With its unique, unpredictable approach to the horror genre, Patrick hopes that his debut feature film 'Schimbarea' will reach a wide audience and ultimately allow him to continue telling fun, original stories.

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Director Statement

Taking cues from classic small town tales and blending it with the atmospheric horror of Stephen King, 'Fire on the Mountain' is a relentlessly chilling addition to the horror genre from up and coming Pennsylvania native Patrick Corcoran, whose work as a commercial director has been featured on television. His narrative work as a writer and director has also been showcased at the Johnstown Film Festival, and his short film, 'Fire on the Mountain' has already created buzz and garnered attention from recognized names in horror such as Dread Central, Pophorror and Horror Society.