Popcorn Frights Film Festival: Film Lineup for Aug 13

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 some of the films that will be shown on Aug 13th…

Monday Aug 13, at 7:00pm

Directed by Issa López
Mexico | 83 min | 2018
Spanish with English subtitles

FLORIDA PREMIERE. In one of the most imaginative and award-winning features of the year, a young girl with a missing mother joins a band of street misfits in an effort to survive amidst rampant cartel violence in modern-day Mexico City. Populated with fairytale imagery, Tigers Are Not Afraid is at turns harshly real and terrifyingly surreal, reminiscent of films like Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone and City of God as it details a tragic and engulfing nightmare.

Preceded by the short film:

THURSDAY NIGHT (Directed by Gonçalo Almeida): An elusive stranger pays Bimbo a visit in the middle of the night to deliver a vital message.


Monday Aug 13, at 9:00pm

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
USA | 90 min | 2018


EAST COAST PREMIERE. Horror film impresario Darren Lynn Bousman, director of Saw II, III and IV, Popcorn Frights 2016 film Abattoir, modern experiments Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devil’s Carnival, brings to life his latest vision, a period piece concerning a troubled woman running from her past who finds herself kept hostage by a coven of vicious nuns. What first starts out as the perfect place to have a child for Agatha turns into a dark layer where silence is forced, ghastly secrets are masked, and every bit of willpower she has is tested as she learns the sick and twisted truth of the convent and the odd people that lurk inside its halls.

Preceded by the short film:

SOCKMONSTER (Directed by Wesley Alley): A young mother deals with the loss of her young daughter but refuses to give up on her. As she searches for her, she finds something much worse and soon discovers where socks go when they go missing in the dryer.


Monday Aug 13, at 11:00pm

Directed by Xavier Gens
Spain-France | 108 min | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. In this Lovecraftian creature feature that tells the tale of isolation and madness set on a desolate island, a young man on his way to assume the lonely post of weather observer finds a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. The rest of the island appears to be just forest, a deserted cabin, rocks, silence, and the surrounding sea. But then the night begins to fall… With echoes of The Shape of Water, Splice, and I Am Legend, Cold Skin is the most ambitious and staggeringly imaginative work to date from Xavier Gens (Frontiere(s), The Divide) that explores the chilling question: How much horror can the human heart endure?

Preceded by the short film:

PREY (Directed by Bill Whirity): While on a first date, a young couple finds themselves being pursued by more than just each other.


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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


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


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