Slim Horror Pickings at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival
The lineup of the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival was announced today, and while there are a lot of impressive entries heading to the West Coast, not many of them are horror films. But there are a few that caught our eye so read on for the details.
This year's Los Angeles Film Festival runs from June 14th-24th; click here for ticket info. Below are the horror and horror-ish sounding films on the fest's slate (and a trailer debut for one of them); visit the official LA Film Festival website for the full list.
Vampira and Me – (DIRECTOR/PRODUCER R. H. Greene) – Before Elvira there was Vampira, the playfully ghoulish host of a local L.A. late night horror movie show who became a national celebrity, then disappeared. This loving, personal portrait reveals the remarkable woman behind the chalk-white mask. ★ World Premiere
P-047 – Thailand (DIRECTOR/WRITER Kongdej Jaturanrasamee PRODUCERS Soros Sukhum, Kongdej Jaturanrasamee CAST Parinya Kwamwongwan, Aphichai Trakulphadejkrai) – Part meditation, part multi-layered mystery, this mind-bending Thai movie tells the story of two friends who break into apartments to borrow the lives of the people who live there.
It’s a Disaster – (DIRECTOR/WRITER Todd Berger PRODUCERS Jeff Grace, Kevin M. Brennan, Gordon Bijelonic, Datari Turner CAST Rachel Boston, Kevin M. Brennan, David Cross, America Ferrera, Jeff Grace, Erinn Hayes, Blaise Miller, Julia Stiles) – Assembled for their regular Sunday brunch, a clique of hip Angelinos become hilariously entangled in a web of personal drama so complex they hardly notice the apocalypse is knocking on their front door. ★ World Premiere
The History of Future Folk – (DIRECTORS J. Anderson Mitchell, Jeremy Kipp Walker WRITER J. Anderson Mitchell PRODUCERS Jeremy Kipp Walker, Jon Bulette, Andrew Goldman, Smokey Nelson CAST Jay Klaitz, Nils d’Aulaire, Julie Ann Emery, April Hernandez Castillo, Onata Aprile, Dee Snider) – Aliens from the planet Hondo cancel their plans of world domination to form a bluegrass band and fall in love in this wonderfully odd, surprisingly sweet sci-fi musical comedy. ★ World Premiere
Juan of the Dead – Cuba (DIRECTOR/WRITER Alejandro Brugués PRODUCERS Gervasio Iglesias, Inti Herrera CAST Alexis Días de Villegas, Jorge Molina, Andrea Duro, Andros Perugorría, Jazz Vila, Eliecer Ramírez) – The streets of Havana are alive with the undead in Cuba’s first zombie comedy, a wild and bloody romp that sinks its sharp satirical teeth into the Cuban body politic. Castro may not be amused, but you will be.
Saturday Morning Massacre – (DIRECTOR Spencer Parsons WRITERS Jory Balsimo, Aaron Leggett, Jason Wehling PRODUCERS Jonny Mars, Jason Wehling CAST Josephine Decker, Paul Gordon, Jonny Mars, Ashley Spillers, Adam Tate) – Four professional ghost hunters, who travel in a vintage van accompanied by their canine companion (sound familiar?), get far more than they bargained for when they take on a rambling mansion with a mysterious past. ★ World Premiere
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