Horror fans now have their own film festival in Miami.
The first ever Popcorn Frights Film Festival, continues through Sunday, Oct. 4 at the O Cinema Wynwood, premiering four acclaimed and highly anticipated international films, and an additional six shorts.
“We’re thrilled to present such an array of cool, twisted, beautiful, mind-bending, horrifying, and hilarious films for our inaugural genre festival,” said Co-Founders and Co-Directors Igor Shteyrenberg and Marc Ferman. “We scoured the globe for the freshest and craziest films to present for our community of film lovers, and this first incredible selection of films just gives a small taste of the fun that will be in store as our festival grows in future editions.”
Opening night will see the Florida premiere of Tales of Halloween, an anthology film featuring shorts by the likes of Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (May), and Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II), while the closing night highlight will be Bone Tomahawk, starring Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox, Patrick Wilson, David Arquette, and Sid Haig in a horrific Western about how the west was truly won.
Other buzzy entries in the lineup include the North American premiere of Howl, An American Werewolf in London-inspired creature feature, and the Florida premiere of the genre-bending supernatural shocker Diabolical, starring Ali Larter (Final Destination, Heroes). In addition to these feature films, the festival will also present six award-winning short films as part of its official program, notably The Night of the Slasher, a remarkable shot-in-one-take short with nods to the slasher genre’s roots, and the eerie stop motion animated film The Shutterbug Man, which features a voice over narration by the queen of horror Barbara Steele.
The festival’s opening night on Thursday, Oct. 1 will kick-off with an under the stars courtyard reception courtesy of Pollo Tropical. The reception will be exclusive to Badge Holders.
All films will screen at 11 p.m. at the O Cinema Wynwood (90 NW 29th Street).
Festival Premiere Badges are on sale for a limited time for $45, and single screening tickets are available for $12.
To purchase badges or tickets and view the Festival schedule, visit www.popcornfrights.com.
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