The 9th Annual Independent Film Festival Boston is running this April 27-May 4, 2011, and the powers-that-be have announced the full lineup. While less than half of the features are horror based, those that are should make for some fun, fright-filled nights for the attendees.
Here’s a rundown of the horror, mystery, and action/thriller titles being shown at the 2011 IFFB (a few are definitely on the fringe, but we figured the more you had to choose from, the better!):
A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.
Two friends spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang “Mother Medusa”.
Father William Smoortser drops his bible into a toilet at a rest stop just before embarking on a day-long canoe trip, breaking loose all glorious hell.
A teenager in rural Georgia stumbles upon a gruesome discovery in the woods, and the fabric of his life unravels as he suffers the secret.
A reclusive sports hustler returns home to his family farm after years of absence to reunite with his two eccentric, unhinged and emotionally damaged brothers.
A nun caught in a crisis of faith joins forces with a pair of vicious vampire hunters, but her biggest threat may not come from the bloodthirsty masses — rather from a militia head who interprets the post-apocalyptic chaos as the Lord’s work.
In the wintry Norwegian countryside, a series of supposed bear poaching incidents leads a group of plucky film students to the mysterious hunter Hans: the one man charged with keeping the country’s entire troll population in check. This genre treat seamlessly blends stunning visual effects with its found footage aesthetic to deliver truly fantastic images of giant trolls wreaking havoc, all with darkly funny adherence to the original folklore.
The fest opens and closes with two documentaries: BEING ELMO directed by Constance Marks and CONAN O’BRIEN CAN’T STOP directed by Rodman Flender, respectively. Participating theatres in the Boston area include Somerville Theatre, Brattle Theatre, Coolidge Corner Theatre, and Stuart Street Playhouse.