Popcorn Frights Film Festival: Film Lineup for August 11

Festival Line-Up Features Over 50 Film Premieres

During 7 Nights of Terror

Popcorn Frights Film Festival is Southeast US’s largest genre film event presenting the very best genre films from across the world as it celebrates the art of horror. Popcorn Frights prides itself on premiering films from emerging and established filmmakers enabling the industry and general audiences to experience the power of storytelling through genre film. The fourth annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival occurs August 10-16, 2018 at the historic Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale, a state-of-the-art theater that in the 1940’s was a Methodist Church.

Here’s a look at the films that will be shown on Aug 11th…

Saturday Aug 11, at 5:00pm

SUMMER OF ’84
Directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell
Canada-USA | 105 min | 2018

SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE. The directing trio behind cult favorite Turbo Kid deliver a startling throwback to 80’s classics like The Burbs and The Goonies in this eerily resonant coming-of-age horror flick that will leave a permanent smile on any fans of Stranger Things and It. Every serial killer is somebody’s neighbor. For 15-year-old Davey, the thought of having a serial killer in his suburban town is a scary yet exciting prospect at the start of a lazy summer. In hormonal overdrive, Davey and his friends dream of sexual conquests until the news reports of the Cape May killer. Davey convinces his friends that they must investigate, and they uncover that his next-door neighbor, an unassuming, single police officer, could be the prime suspect.

Preceded by the short film:

HORSES: HAPPY HOLIDAYS (Directed by Leah Shore): Good times! There’s more than one way to skin a…

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Saturday Aug 11, at 7:00pm

SATAN’S SLAVES
Directed by Joko Anwar
Indonesia-South Korea | 107 min | 2018
Indonesian with English subtitles

FLORIDA PREMIERE. When Mawarni, a famous Indonesian singer, dies of a mysterious illness, her husband and four children are left behind to pick up the pieces, only to discover that they are being haunted by a pack of rabid spirits headed by Mawarni herself. Technically billed as a remake of the 1982 Indonesian remake of Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm, celebrated director Joko Anwar’s Satan’s Slaves is its own chilling throwback to 70s supernatural thrillers, packed to the brim with jump scares and iconic imagery. Winner of the Jury Prize at the Overlook Film Festival!

Preceded by the short film:

WE SUMMONED A DEMON (Directed by Chris McInroy): They just wanted to be cool. Instead, they got a demon.

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Saturday Aug 11, at 9:00pm

WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
Directed by Colin Minihan
Canada | 98 min | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. The latest film by multitalented genre maven Colin Minihan (Popcorn Frights 2017 film It Stains the Sands Red) takes familiar horror-thriller ingredients and forges them into a story that upends convention and expectation into a brutal tale of claustrophobic survival and a devastating relationship drama. How much can you really know about another person? The unsettling truth that even those closest to us can harbor hidden dimensions drives this thrillingly unpredictable, blood-stained fear trip. Jackie (Hannah Emily Anderson from Jigsaw) and Jules (Brittany Allen from Popcorn Frights 2017 film It Stains the Sands Red) are a couple celebrating their one year anniversary at a secluded cabin in the woods belonging to Jackie’s family. From the moment they arrive, something changes in Jules’ normally loving wife, as Jackie begins to reveal a previously unknown dark side — all building up to a shocking revelation that will pit Jules against the woman she loves most in a terrifying fight to survive. Defying expectations at every turn, this is a nerve-twisting cat and mouse thriller built around a shattering tale of heartbreak, betrayal, and primal fear.

Preceded by the short film:

THE SERMON (Directed by Dean Puckett): In an isolated church community in the English countryside, a powerful hate preacher prepares to deliver a sermon to his flock, but his daughter has a secret that could destroy them all.

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Saturday Aug 11, at 11:00pm

THE FARM
Directed by Hans Stjernswärd
USA | 80 min | 2018

FEATURING THE ATTENDANCE OF DIRECTOR HANS STJERNSWÄRD & ACTRESS NORA YESSAYAN!

EAST COAST PREMIERE. The classic horror tale of a young couple who take a wrong turn and stumble into a small town full of people with nefarious intentions is turned on its head in this disturbing ode to blood, guts, and human flesh. Seeping with eerie atmosphere and the bleeding rawness of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Gaspar Noe’s extreme cinema, this genuine outlaw work of art finds as much fear in its excess violence as it does in its insidious images. You will not see a more violent film this year than The Farm — it will sear itself permanently in your memory.

Preceded by the short film:

ACIDE (Directed by Just Philippot): A disturbing cloud has appeared from the west. It moves slowly towards the center of the country, prompting the population to take to the roads. As it advances relentlessly, panic increases. It is a cloud of acid.

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For more information and a complete list of films, please visit:

www.popcornfrights.com

TICKET SALES:

Festival Premiere Badges are on sale for a limited time for $99 per person and $169 for couples, and single screening tickets are available for $12. To purchase badges or tickets and view the Festival schedule, visit www.popcornfrights.com

LOCATION:


All films will screen at Savor Cinema (503 SE 6th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301).

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