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 14th…
Tuesday Aug 14, at 7:00pm
WOLFMAN’S GOT NARDS
Directed by Andre Gower
USA | 91 min | 2018
FEATURING THE ATTENDANCE OF DIRECTOR ANDRE GOWER
& PRODUCER HENRY DARROW MCCOMAS!
EAST COAST PREMIERE. Winner of the Audience Award at the Overlook Film Festival, Wolfman’s Got Nards is a heartfelt documentary exploring the power of one of the strangest, scariest, and most iconic kids films to ever grace the silver screen — The Monster Squad — and its 30-year impact on its rabid fan base, the cast and crew, and the future of horror comedies. Making his feature debut, actor-turned-director Andre Gower (who played Sean in the original film) brings us behind the scenes on the making of the film and the magic that made it such a defining cinematic experience for so many in the genre community.
Preceded by the short film:
SHADOWMAKER (Directed by Ben Meinhardt): He’s some kind of hero.
Tuesday Aug 14, 9:00pm
Directed by Chuck Russell
USA | 95 min | 1988
HOSTED BY DIRECTOR CHUCK RUSSELL WHO WILL PROVIDE AN INTRODUCTION AND PARTICIPATE IN AN EXTENDED Q&A AFTERWARD!
30TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION. Bigger. Better. BLOBBIER! When ooze-drenched remakes of The Thing and The Fly brought new life to old horrors in the mid-1980s, it was only a matter of time before the ante was upped. Cue director Chuck Russell and scripter Frank Darabont, the team behind A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. Also cue the unstoppable human-ingestion machine known as The Blob!!! Exchanging the quaint science of the original 1950s movie for flesh-ripping mayhem, The Blob is a showcase for hallucinogenic goop ‘n’ slime effects, Shawnee Smith as a tough-as-nails Blob-buster, and a gravity-defying mullet from Kevin Dillon.
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS
Directed by Chuck Russell
USA | 96 min | 1987
HOSTED BY DIRECTOR CHUCK RUSSELL WHO WILL PROVIDE AN EXTENDED INTRODUCTION!
Freddy Krueger goes after his most helpless victims yet — teenagers in a psych ward! Who is going to believe these troubled kids when they blame their slashed flesh on a dream? There is one person they can count on — Nancy Thompson! The return of original scream queen Heather Lagenkamp combined with the greatness of Patricia Arquette help to make this the most loved action-packed rampager of the series, with harrowing dream sequences that will make you feel every vein in your body. Get ready to be scared out of your wits!
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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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