Boston Underground Lineup Announced!

The Boston Underground Film Festival returns!I’ve been in Boston for a few years now, but for some reason it seems like I always find out about the cool stuff going down here too late. Well no more! I’m keeping tabs on things in my town now, and because of that I found out that the Boston Underground Film Festival just unleashed this year’s screening schedule.

Running March 20th – 23rd at the Brattle Theater and the Harvard Square Loews, BUFF – as it likes to be called – has a pretty sexy lineup of horror films for those of you out here on the East Coast who can’t make it to those other film fests around the country. Check out this year’s genre lineup;

Thursday, March 20th
Wizard of Gore – Jeremey Kasten’s update of the H.G. Lewis classic featuring Cirspin Glover as the titular Wizard and a slew of scantily clad Suicide Girls!

Friday, March 21st
La Belle Bete – From Montreal director Karim Hussain (co-writer of The Abandoned) comes this twisted tale of an isolated family in the French countryside and the disturbing things they do to one another.

“>Pop Skull (review) – A very fucked-up movie about a very fucked-up guy, addicted to pills and desperately lonely after his girl leaves him for another man. Quite a headfuck, for sure.

Friday night will also see the short film series Ocular Penetration (now that’s a great name) which will feature, among others, “Plasma Baron”, directed by Paul McCann who does half of our yearly Fantasia coverage under the name, get this, Paul McCannibal. Brilliant!

Saturday, March 22nd
Il Bosco Fuori (aka The Last House in the Woods) – A classic giallo – esque film about a young couple fighting for their lives in the Italian countryside. This one’s been winning accolades all over the place so it’s cool to have it in our town!

Sunday, March 23rd
Otis – The new film from Raw Feed, Warner Bros.’ home video line, directed by Sublime helmer Tony Krantz. The story of the titular serial killer who captures and kills women, but when one gets away her family goes looking for revenge.

And those are just the horror titles that’ll be on hand at this year’s Boston Underground Film Festival; there are a lot more titles for the lovers of the strange, unusual and hard to find! Check out the Fest’s official site for the entire lineup and look for more updates soon!

Johnny Butane

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