Florida’s Popcorn Frights Film Festival, which is their largest genre event, has revealed the first wave for their upcoming 3rd edition, which will run August 11th through 17th, 2017, at Miami’s landmark O Cinema Wynwood theater.
“We’re thrilled to bring the best in horror and genre filmmaking to South Florida audiences for our third annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival. We scoured the globe for the most audacious and spine-tingling films and this first wave selection just gives a small taste of all the exciting things to come,” said Igor Shteyrenberg & Marc Ferman, Co-Founders & Co-Directors of the festival.
The festival will open with Tragedy Girls, feature Joe Lynch’s Mayhem as its centerpiece, and will also feature the US premiere of Another Wolfcop!
Ticket are already available right here.
Directed by Lowell Dean
Canada | 82 minutes | 2017
Alcoholic werewolf cop Lou Garou springs into action when an eccentric businessman with evil intentions seduces his town’s residents with a new brewery in this outrageous horror-comedy sequel
Better Watch Out
Directed by Chris Peckover
US | 85 minutes | 2017
On a quiet suburban street tucked within a ‘safe neighborhood’, a babysitter
(played by The Visit star Olivia DeJonge) must defend a twelve-year-old boy from strangers
breaking into the house, only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion.
Dave Made a Maze
Directed by Bill Watterson
US | 80 minutes | 2017
Driven by an inner need, frustrated artist Dave begins building a fort in his living room. But as he completes construction, Dave becomes trapped inside by the dangerous creatures he’s designed, forcing his girlfriend to mount a rescue mission.
Game of Death
Directed by Sebastien Landry & Laurence Morais-Lagace
France-Canada-USA | 73 minutes | 2017
When seven suburban millennials play the “Game of Death,” they soon get caught up in its high stakes, which are literally life or death. Confronted with a grim choice–kill or be killed–the friends gruesomely realize that none of them are safe.
It Stains the Sands Red
Directed by Colin Minihan
US | 92 minutes | 2017
In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, a troubled woman from Las Vegas with a dark past finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone and ravenous zombie on her tail.
Directed by Joe Lynch
US | 86 minutes | 2017
What happens when people lose all their inhibitions? This blood-soaked gonzo thriller offers a glimpse as a virus that erases impulse control breaks out at a law office, where a disgruntled employee and a dissatisfied client go looking for some justice.
Directed by Mickey Keating
US | 85 minutes | 2017
When an unidentified madman is sent to the electric chair, it triggers a sort of Mischief Night for a group of serial killers out in an entire city. An escaped mental patient, a beautiful seductress, a strangler who preys on unsuspecting women, and an enigmatic masked contract killer run amok in Mickey Keating’s new slasherfest.
Directed by Brandon Christensen
US | 84 minutes | 2017
When Mary loses one of her twins during childbirth she feels a devastating loss that spirals her into madness. She begins to suspect a sinister force is after her surviving child.
Directed by Tyler Macintyre
Canada-US | 96 minutes | 2017
Budding social-media stars Sadie and McKayla are desperate for greater fame. But big ambitions require big plans, and the two think they’ve hit on a good one: force a serial killer to tutor them in his craft so they can become horror legends.
HOMEGROWN: 100% PURE FRESH SQUEEZED FLORIDA HORROR
Directed by Rodney Ascher
US | 30 minutes | 2017
Acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (Room 237, The Nightmare) has created a singular hybrid of documentary and horror that explores how pop culture can scar you for life.
Directed by Jon Rhoads & Mike Marrero
US | 9 minutes | 2017
Jane is out to get a buzzcut and ends up dealing with apocalyptic matters of a special kind while trying to fix the haircut her barber botched so that she can get laid before she dies.
It Began Without a Warning
Directed by Jessica Curtright & Santiago C. Tapia
US | 6 minutes | 2017
A body horror-tinged tale that crawls.
The Midnight Service
Directed by Brett Potter & Dean Colin Marcial
US | 10 minutes | 2017
A true-crime home invasion episode about an urban legend, notorious criminal, occult pop culture, and first-hand account of the unknown.
Directed by Luis Mendez
US | 15 minutes | 2017
As a catastrophic epidemic devastates the world, a man survivor fights to save his daughter from the mysterious virus that has already consumed his wife.