Popcorn Frights Film Festival: Film Lineup for August 12

Popcorn Frights Film Festival presents the very best genre films from across the world as it celebrates the art of horror. Featuring over 40 film premieres from 8 countries, special guests, and live DJ sets inspired by iconic horror film music, this year’s Popcorn Frights promises more thrills than ever before as it rages through Miami from August 11-17.

August 12:

Popcorn Frights is proud to launch its inaugural HOMEGROWN: 100% PURE FRESH SQUEEZED FLORIDA HORROR sidebar that is dedicated to renewing and reinvigorating the audience’s engagement with Miami’s local filmmakers and Florida’s homegrown talent.

Starting at 5pm…

Primal Screen

FLORIDA PREMIERE! Acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (Room 237, The Nightmare) has created a singular hybrid of documentary and horror that explores the pop-culture artifacts that traumatized individuals in their youth and the effects it has had on their lives.


MIAMI PREMIERE! Jane is out to get a buzzcut and ends up dealing with apocalyptic matters of a special kind while trying to fix the haircut her barber botched so that she can get laid before she dies. Director Jon Rhoads will be in attendance!

It Began Without Warning

FLORIDA PREMIERE! A body horror-tinged tale that crawls.

The Midnight Service

FLORIDA PREMIERE! A true-crime home invasion episode about an urban legend, notorious criminal, occult pop culture, and first-hand account of the unknown. Director Brett Potter will be in attendance!


FLORIDA PREMIERE! As a catastrophic epidemic devastates the world, a man survivor fights to save his daughter from the mysterious virus that has already consumed his wife. Director Luis Mendez will be in attendance!

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Next up is the feature film “Game of Death” preceded by the short film “Born Again” at 7pm.

FLORIDA PREMIERE! A gruesome, head-splitting gore flick that takes the horror genre to fabulously blood-soaked extremes. Kill or be killed is the golden rule of the Game of Death, which sucks for seven bored twenty-somethings who decide to play one sunny day. They quickly and gruesomely realize that if they don’t murder people, their heads will literally explode. So they go on a killing spree, taking the lives of anyone they meet in their middle-of-nowhere town. Battle Royale meets Jumanji and Natural Born Killers in the savagely fun Game of the Death!

FLORIDA PREMIERE! When a group of bumbling Satanists has their summoning ceremony go terribly right, they’re left to face the decidedly holy shit consequences.

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Following that is the feature film “Mayhem” preceded by the short film “Fierce” at 9pm.

FLORIDA PREMIERE! What happens when people lose all their inhibitions? This blood-soaked gonzo thriller offers a glimpse as a virus that erases impulse control breaks out at a law office, where a disgruntled employee and a dissatisfied client go looking for some justice. Starring a hammer-wielding Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), it’s a pedal to the metal savage genre-bender that presents a wonderfully violent middle finger to corporate culture.

Director Joe Lynch will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in a Q&A!

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE! A young corporate executive is kidnapped from his apartment and wakes up in the middle of a forest only to be stalked by a mysterious hunter.

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The night ends with the feature film “Another Wolfcop” preceded by the short film “Overtime” at 11pm.

FINAL CUT US PREMIERE! Sequels are a disease. Meet the cure. Alcoholic werewolf cop Lou Garou springs into action when an eccentric businessman with evil intentions seduces his town’s residents with a new brewery in this outrageous horror-comedy sequel. Did we mention there’s an alien invasion, a massacre in a strip joint called Club Phuque, and a deadly hockey game? Need we say more!?

FLORIDA PREMIERE! No one likes working late on a Friday night…especially if it’s a full moon and you happen to be a werewolf.

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Single screening tickets are available for $12. To purchase tickets and view the Festival schedule, visit www.popcornfrights.com

All films will screen at the O Cinema Wynwood (90 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL 33127).

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