Horrible Imaginings 2018 Film Festival opens this Friday night at the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, California. Full and single-day festival passes are still available at release time. Horrible Imaginings presents eleven full-length features and nearly 50 short films over three days of showings.
Horrible Imaginings is proud to present two exclusive events at the 2018 Festival in addition to films:
Shock Waves Broadcasting Live from HIFF (Saturday, 9/2, 5:45-6:45pm) — The popular weekly podcast from Blumhouse Productions discusses and analyzes all facets of the horror genre. Rebekah McKendry will lead a discussion with David Ian McKendry- Director/ Writer, Megan Duffy- Actress (Maniac), Cara Mandel- Producer, Josh Forbes (Director), and Michael Kennedy (Family Guy Writer) about controversial horror statements that are sure to get a live audience at Horrible Imaginings going!
Panel: Scary Black Folks: Critical Race Studies in Horror (Sunday, 9/1, 5:45-6:45pm) — A one-on-one with John Jennings, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside, will present about and discuss contributions to the horror genre in film, comics, and art by people of color. Scary Black Folks is a newly formed co-operative of artists, writers, critics, and scholars who curate events and public dialogues about the contentious relationships between, race, gender, space, visual culture politics, and horror.
About Horrible Imaginings Film Festival: Established in 2009 and named by MovieMaker Magazine one of “Fifty Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” for 2018, the annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival showcases the newest voices in horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genre cinema over a multi-day event consisting of film screenings, diverse panels, parties, and networking sessions. Over the past 9 years, HIFF has shown over 700 independent genre films and welcomed over 8,000 attendees.
August 31-September 2, 2018, Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701