Festival Line-Up Features Over 70 Film Premieres
From 16 Countries During 9 Nights of Terror
In its fifth year, Popcorn Frights will premiere 73 films (including 10 world premieres), embracing 16 countries, and bringing together established filmmakers and emerging new voices to its annual celebration of all thing’s horror from August 8-16. The Southeast United States largest gathering of genre films and fans will take place at the historic Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale.
Here are the frightening films that will be showing August 11th…
Sunday, Aug 11 at 1:00pm
Southeast U.S. Premiere
Directed by: Crazy Pictures
This highly ambitious edge-of-seater epic is a weighty doomsday tale of disaster, acid rain, love, evil Russians, extreme car crashes and exploding helicopters, among other phenomena. Initially framed as a family drama, the story quickly moves to pack everything you can imagine into a breath-stoppingly intense survival story featuring jaw-dropping bravura action, including one airplane-helicopter battle that’ll make you say, “WTF?” To say anything more would be to reveal too much!
Preceded by the short film: THE OBLITERATION OF THE CHICKENS (Directed by Izzy Lee): This Herzog-inspired fever dream uses 100% stock footage to reflect on the banality of existence. Florida Premiere!
Sunday, Aug 11 at 3:00pm
Featuring the attendance of director Tom Botchii and actor Jerry G. Angelo
In this dark, stylish thriller set in a hellish vision of our world where the air crackles with impending death, a comic book obsessed serial killer clashes with a straight edge purist over a young boy’s fate. Riveting in a gut-twisting way and holding unnerving, devastating nihilistic power, ARTIK shares a harrowingly bleak vision that will haunt you and make your flesh slick with fear. Starring horror favorites Chase Williamson (from Popcorn Frights’ Beyond the Gates and Sequence Break), Jerry G. Angelo (Fright Night), Matt Mercer (from Popcorn Frights 2019 film Bliss), and Lauren Ashley Carter (from Popcorn Frights 2016 film The Mind’s Eye).
Preceded by the short film: THE SUBJECT (Directed by Patrick Bouchard): An animator dissects his own body, extracting memories, emotions and fears that will nurture his work. Florida Premiere!
Sunday, Aug 11 at 5:15
Featuring the attendance of director Flavio Pedota
Packed with more blood, more gore, and more bone-chilling, jaw-dropping thrills than your heart’s desire, INFECCIÓN is a ferocious new nightmare in the zombie canon. In Caracas, a Russian under the influence of the Krokodil drug is infected with a rabies virus and unleashes an epidemic of flesh-eating cannibals. Amid all this, a doctor embarks on a hostile journey in a destroyed Venezuela to save his son from infection. Like a nightmare, director Flavio Pedota takes shreds of contemporary reality and turns it into something new, something with a broad streak of social satire that captures the turbulent air befalling Venezuela today out on our front pages: the deaths, the destruction, the secrets tragedies people have taken to their grave. These crazed, flesh-eating horde breakdown and up-end the natural order of society into an endless war, endless threat, and endless fear that serves as a timeless warning.
Preceded by the short film: FROST BITE (Directed by Andrew Hunt): A young girl lures a mysterious figure across the frozen wasteland for reasons unexplained. East Coast Premiere!
Sunday, Aug 11 at 7:30pm
Southeast U.S. Premiere
SATANIC PANIC (U.S.)
Directed by: Chelsea Stardust
Blood, gore, and ultra-violence abounds in this After Hours-esque dark comedy about a pizza delivery girls’ final order of the night that turns out to be for a blood-hungry group of high society Satanists thirsting for a sacrifice. As she fights for her life — and her tips — all hell breaks loose. Starring a satanically sinister Rebecca Romijn (X-Men) and Jerry O’Connell (Stand By Me).
Preceded by the short film: YOUR LAST DAY ON EARTH (Directed by Marc Martínez Jordán): A Fox-dressed man breaks the spacetime limits with only one goal: to spend some time with his wife. But bellow this recreational act there’s a far more complex and ambitious plan. South Florida Premiere!
Sunday, Aug 11 at 9:30pm
East Coast Premiere
Featuring the attendance of director Brandon Christensen
Haunting and extremely atmospheric, Z buzzes madness and malevolence from every frame in its dark and shivery maternal nightmare that shockingly evokes The Babadook. Loving parents Beth and Kevin get a little more than they bargained for when their eight-year-old son begins acting out at the alleged behest of his new imaginary friend, Z. Slowly they realize that Z isn’t exactly what he seems when strange, violent events begin happening, putting everyone in grave danger. This jump-a-minute creepfest from Popcorn Frights alum Brandon Christensen (Still/Born) will have you climbing the walls simply by plumbing the violence of the mind. Brace yourself!
Preceded by the short film: MIEDOS (Directed by Germán Sancho):The most terrifying fears creep into a little girl in her room when the lights turn off, just before she goes to sleep. Southeast US Premiere!
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Festival All-Access 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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