Popcorn Frights Film Festival: Film Lineup For Aug 15

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 15th…

Wednesday Aug 15, at 7:00pm

Directed by Justin P. Lange
USA | 94 min | 2018

SOUTHEAST US PREMIERE. In this brilliant blend of macabre storytelling, coming-of-age frankness, and shocking gore, a flesh-eating young girl haunts the woods where she was murdered: Nobody gets in, and nobody gets out alive. When she discovers an abused kid inside the trunk of a car after dismembering his guardian, her decision to let the boy live throws her existence into upheaval. She begins feeling compassion and the need to protect him, leading them down a path of dark secrets and friendship. The Dark is a strange, stunning, and terrifying tale about childhood friendship, trauma and first love that calls to mind the haunting work of Anne Rice and Let the Right One In.

Preceded by the short film:

THE HORSE AND THE STAG (Directed by Jonathan Cuartas): After being abducted by Edith, Carson is held captive in her motorhome.


Wednesday Aug 15, at 9:00pm

Directed by Jenn Wexler
USA | 77 min | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. A wildly energetic slasher that takes equal inspiration from the likes of Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes to Friday the 13th, The Ranger is a neon-drenched love letter to punk rock and ’80s slasher movies that’s best played at maximum volume! When a drug-fueled night at an NYC punk club ends in a bloody scuffle with the cops, punk rocker Chelsea (Chloe Levine from “The OA” and “The Deuce”) and her bratty friends flee the city to the long-abandoned family cabin in the woods where she grew up. But there’s a history to the cabin. There are rules in the wilderness. And there’s a brutal ranger in the park. Starring Jeremy Holm (TVs “House of Cards” and “Mr. Robot”) as the unhinged ranger with an axe to grind. Loaded with humor, grisly goings-on, and a ragged howl of outrage, The Ranger rocks to a superb soundtrack including music by Fang, Rotten UK, Atom Age, The Avengers, Dayglo Abortions, and more!

Preceded by the short film:

THE BLOODY BALLAD OF SQUIRT REYNOLDS (Directed by Anthony Cousins): The kids at Camp Nawgonamakit are about to find out the tragic tale of Squirt Reynolds is more than just a legend.


Directed by Nadezhda Mikhalkova
Russia | 95 min | 2018
Russian with English subtitles

WORLD PREMIERE. In this gruesome shocker, a group of teens are haunted by evil forces that’s set to claim their lives. When the malevolent spirit escalates its attack and the classmates begin dying in strange and horrible ways, they band together to try and figure out its grand design. A wave of death has been unleashed and death is chasing each of them.

Preceded by the short film:

HEARTLESS (Directed by Kevin Sluder): Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” an overlooked associate struggles to complete a corporate presentation as a horrific secret gnaws at her conscience.


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



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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