“Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed,” a program of made-in-Maine short horror films, will bring its Halloween weekend tour to the Midcoast Saturday, Oct. 30 for a 9 p.m. show at the Colonial Theatre, 163 High St. Tickets will be $7 at the door.

“Damnationland” showcases Maine filmmakers, writers, actors and music in a series of shorts produced exclusively for this event. All of the films will be making their world premieres Halloween weekend.

With screenings scheduled in Waterville, Belfast, Brunswick, Houlton and Portland, “Damnationland” looks to raise the standard of local filmmaking while providing a event for people to celebrate the Halloween season. The series of seven short horror films will be screened continuously at one viewing, with complete credits at the end.

“Damnationland is a filmmaking cooperative of Maine independent moviemakers who got together to produce a complete, original program of horror shorts. The goal was to create a showcase of local filmmaking talent that combined their skills and an event that would both draw attention to local film and inspire more independent production in the area.

“And these are good films. Make no mistake, these are cheap and independent, but they are definitely not amateur,” said Allen Baldwin, filmmaker and the series’ co-producer.

The films are unrated, but are not appropriate for children younger than 17. For schedule of all screenings, visit damnationland.com.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.