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Popcorn Frights 2018: Second Wave of Films Revealed With Russia’s CURSED SEAT Making Its World Premiere

Florida’s Popcorn Frights Film Festival has unveiled their second wave of films, which means they’ve uncovered their entire program for this year’s event. In their second wave, Floridian’s (and anyone who travels out that way) will be able to see the world premiere of Nadezhda Mikhalkova’s Cursed Seat, the Southeast US premiere of Marc Martínez Jordán’s Framed, the Florida premiere of Xavier Gens’ Cold Skin, and a whole lot more, bringing the tally of films to more than 50 film premieres from 15 countries.

“We’re thrilled to unleash these bad ass and daring films, each presenting a uniquely innovative, visionary, defiantly weird, utterly unnerving, and of course, bloody as all hell tale for every bloodthirsty horror fanatic. For seven terrifying nights unholy cinematic mayhem will reign in the Sunshine State!” said Igor Shteyrenberg & Marc Ferman, Co-Founders & Co-Directors of the Popcorn Frights Film Festival.

You can see the full list of films from the second wave announcement below.

Popcorn Frights will take place August 10-16 at the Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale. Ticket information can be found on their official website.


FEATURE FILMS

Cold Skin - Popcorn Frights 2018: Second Wave of Films Revealed With Russia's CURSED SEAT Making Its World Premiere

COLD SKIN
Directed by Xavier Gens
Spain-France | 108 minutes | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. In this Lovecraftian creature feature that tells the tale of isolation and madness set on a desolate island, a young man on his way to assume the lonely post of weather observer finds a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name.

Cursed Seat - Popcorn Frights 2018: Second Wave of Films Revealed With Russia's CURSED SEAT Making Its World Premiere

CURSED SEAT
Directed by Nadezhda Mikhalkova
Russia | 95 minutes | 2018
Russian with English subtitles

WORLD PREMIERE. In this gruesome shocker, a group of teens are haunted by evil forces that’s set to claim their lives.

Deadly Still - Popcorn Frights 2018: Second Wave of Films Revealed With Russia's CURSED SEAT Making Its World Premiere

DEADLY STILL
Directed by Anton Zenkovich
Russia | 80 minutes | 2018
Russian with English subtitles

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE. A chilling-to-the-bone creepfest about an antique camera that appears to hold the power of life and death over those who use it.

Dont Leave Home - Popcorn Frights 2018: Second Wave of Films Revealed With Russia's CURSED SEAT Making Its World Premiere

DON’T LEAVE HOME
Directed by Michael Tully
USA | 86 minutes | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. Intrigued by an Irish urban legend, an American artist ends up in danger after traveling to the ramshackle estate of a priest responsible for a work of art containing the image of a girl who has vanished, along with her likeness in the painting.

The Farm - Popcorn Frights 2018: Second Wave of Films Revealed With Russia's CURSED SEAT Making Its World Premiere

THE FARM
Directed Hans Stjernswärd
USA | 80 minutes | 2018

EAST COAST PREMIERE. The classic horror tale of a young couple who take a wrong turn and stumble into a small town full of people with nefarious intentions is turned on its head in this disturbing ode to blood, guts, and human flesh.

Framed - Popcorn Frights 2018: Second Wave of Films Revealed With Russia's CURSED SEAT Making Its World Premiere

FRAMED
Directed by Marc Martínez Jordán
Spain | 80 minutes | 2018
Spanish with English subtitles

SOUTHEAST US PREMIERE. A group of friends at a going-away party are taken hostage by masked strangers who force them to play an increasingly sinister game that makes them objects of unimaginable torture for a viral streaming show.

One Cut of the Dead - Popcorn Frights 2018: Second Wave of Films Revealed With Russia's CURSED SEAT Making Its World Premiere

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD
Directed by Ueda Shinichiro
Japan | 96 minutes | 2018

EAST COAST PREMIERE. In this cheerfully gory horror comedy, a low-budget film crew about to shoot a zombie movie at a desolate warehouse is suddenly attacked by real zombies. The uncompromising director forces them to confront the living dead head-on for the sake of capturing it all in one single take, with no consideration for their lives.

Piercing - Popcorn Frights 2018: Second Wave of Films Revealed With Russia's CURSED SEAT Making Its World Premiere

PIERCING
Directed by Nicolas Pesce
USA | 82 minutes | 2018

EAST COAST PREMIERE. Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott star in this lusciously filmed adaptation of Ryū Murakami’s novel that delves into the darkest domains of human nature with a color-saturated tale of deviant desire and unspeakable urges.

The Ranger - Popcorn Frights 2018: Second Wave of Films Revealed With Russia's CURSED SEAT Making Its World Premiere

THE RANGER
Directed by Jenn Wexler
Canada-USA | 105 minutes | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. Pursued by the police, punk rocker Chelsea and her lawbreaking friends decide to lay low at her uncle’s backwoods cabin but soon find themselves facing an even bigger problem: an ax-wielding forest ranger with homicidal intentions.

Summer of 84 - Popcorn Frights 2018: Second Wave of Films Revealed With Russia's CURSED SEAT Making Its World Premiere

SUMMER OF ‘84
Directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell
USA | 100 minutes | 2017

SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE. The directing trio behind cult favorite Turbo Kid deliver a startling throwback to 80’s classics in this eerily resonant coming-of-age horror flick

Tigers Are Not Afraid - Popcorn Frights 2018: Second Wave of Films Revealed With Russia's CURSED SEAT Making Its World Premiere

TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID
Directed by Issa López
Mexico | 83 minutes | 2018
Spanish with English subtitles

FLORIDA PREMIERE. In this tragic and engulfing nightmare that’s populated with eerie fairytale imagery, a young girl with a missing mother joins a band of street misfits in an effort to survive amidst rampant cartel violence in modern-day Mexico City. 

SHORT FILMS

ACIDE
Directed by Just Philippot
France | 18 minutes | 2018
French with Engish subtitles

SOUTHEAST US PREMIERE. An ominous cloud is taking shape and it’s slowly moving inland, forcing people to run for cover. As the cloud keeps on moving forward inescapably, panic strikes. That cumulus is acid.

AMY
Directed by L. Gustavo Cooper
USA | 7 minutes | 2017

FLORIDA PREMIERE. A surreal and distorted glimpse into a killing spree that captivated a nation in the early 1900s set against the backdrop of the deadliest heat wave in recorded history.

ARTURO
Directed by Alessandro Bavari
Italy | 7 minutes | 2017

SOUTHEAST US PREMIERE. Let the rhythm get into your head.

BEASTLY THINGS
Directed by Zev Chevat
USA | 5 minutes | 2017

FLORIDA PREMIERE. A young street artist encounters a group of local schoolchildren and learns what really makes monsters.

BEC
Directed by Tony Morales
Spain | 12 minutes | 2018
Spanish with English subtitles

FLORIDA PREMIERE. Since 1998 the appearances of the BEC has been constant, and the consequences of looking directly into their eyes has been irreversible.

BFF GIRLS
Directed by Brian Lonano
USA | 13 minutes | 2018
English and Japanese with English subtitles

SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE. Three dorky American girls magically transform into beautiful Japanese Superheroes and fight a tampon monster as they begin their journey into womanhood.

BLAZING WORLD
Directed by Carlson Young
USA | 13 minutes | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. Margaret has been plagued with dreams of a strange world since she was a little girl. After a mysterious man with a map visits her one night, she decides to give in to the incessant calls of The Blazing World.

THE BLOODY BALLAD OF SQUIRT REYNOLDS
Directed by Anthony Cousins
USA | 7 minutes | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. The kids at Camp Nawgonamakit are about to find out the tragic tale of Squirt Reynolds is more than just a legend.

COYOTE
Directed Lorenz Wunderle
Switzerland | 10 minutes | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. A coyote loses his family to a vicious attack by wolves. Tormented by fear, anger and grief, he sees a chance to avenge their deaths…

GOD BLESS AMERICA
Directed by Michelle Brost & Dane Cree
USA | 4 minutes | 2017

FLORIDA PREMIERE. An unhealthy competition — the American pastime.

THE GREEN GIANT OF ZANZUKI
Directed by Alex Greenberg
USA | 8 minutes | 2017

FLORIDA PREMIERE. A deranged Soviet scientist has stolen an ancient relic from the lost island of Zanzuki to harness the power of the weather. Little did he know, it would awaken a horrible creature who stops at nothing to retrieve the magical artifact.

HEARTLESS
Directed by Kevin Sluder
USA | 12 minutes | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” an overlooked associate struggles to complete a corporate presentation as a horrific secret gnaws at her conscience.

The Horse and the Stag Short Film - Popcorn Frights 2018: Second Wave of Films Revealed With Russia's CURSED SEAT Making Its World Premiere

THE HORSE AND THE STAG
Directed by Jonathan Cuartas
USA | 10 minutes | 2018

WORLD PREMIERE. After being abducted by Edith, Carson is held captive in her motor home.

HORSES: HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Directed by Leah Shore
USA | 1 minute | 2017

FLORIDA PREMIERE. Good times! There’s more than one way to skin a…

HOT DOG HANDS
Directed by Matt Reynolds
USA | 6 minutes | 2017

SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE. This woman can’t stop growing fingers.

MIDNIGHT DELIVERY
Directed by Nathan Crooker
USA | 10 minutes | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. A mysterious gift is delivered to an unsuspecting woman’s door at the stroke of midnight. The woman’s morbid fascination entices her to examine the gift, unleashing a sinister evil from within.

MILK
Directed by Santiago Menghini
Canada | 10 minutes | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. On a late night, a young teen goes into the kitchen for a glass of milk. Upon encountering his sleepless mother, he quickly realizes things are not as they seem.

MÖBIUS
Directed by Sam Kuhn
Canada-USA | 15 minutes | 2017

FLORIDA PREMIERE. A moth-eaten tale of magic and mutation half-remembered by a teen poet whose beloved lies lifeless in a stream.

NATURAL MIRACLE
Directed by Noah Malone
USA | 2 minutes | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. Morality grows on trees.

NIGHTHAWK
Directed by Špela Čadež
Slovenia-Croatia | 9 minutes | 2017
Slovenian with English subtitles

EAST COAST PREMEIRE. Attempting to remove an unresponsive badger from a dark road, a police patrol soon realizes that the animal is not dead but rather dead drunk. Things take an even stranger turn when the creature wakes up.

PREY
Directed by Bill Whirity
USA | 5 minutes | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. While on a first date, a young couple finds themselves being pursued by more than just each other.

REWIND
Directed by Rubén Pérez Barrena
Spain | 12 minutes | 2017
Spanish with English subtitles

SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE. On Halloween night during a thick fog, a college girl finds herself suddenly harassed by a terrifying unknown presence.

Riley Was Here Short Film - Popcorn Frights 2018: Second Wave of Films Revealed With Russia's CURSED SEAT Making Its World Premiere

RILEY WAS HERE
Directed by Mike Marrero & Jon Rhoads
USA | 15 minutes | 2018

US PREMIERE. Humankind narrowly avoided an apocalyptic event but some of those who survived struggle to move on after their horrific losses.

ROBHOT
Directed by Donato Sansone
Italy | 6 minutes | 2017

US PREMIERE. Two cyborg warriors face off in a battle to the death.

SHADOWMAKER
Directed by Ben Meinhardt
USA | 2 minutes | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. He’s some kind of hero.

SHE CAME FROM THE WOODS
Directed by Erik & Carson Bloomquist
USA | 12 minutes | 2017

SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE. A campfire story comes to life for a group of counselors on the last day of the summer of 1987 at Camp Briarbrook.

SOCKMONSTER
Directed by Wesley Alley
USA | 4 minutes | 2017

SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE. A young mother deals with the loss of her young daughter but refuses to give up on her. As she searches for her, she finds something much worse and soon discovers where socks go when they go missing in the dryer.

THE SERMON
Directed by Dean Puckett
UK | 11 minutes | 2018

SOUTHEAST US PREMIERE. In an isolated church community in the English countryside, a powerful hate preacher prepares to deliver a sermon to his flock, but his daughter has a secret that could destroy them all.

THIRD WHEEL
Directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio
USA | 4 minutes | 2017

FLORIDA PREMIERE. Susan has more than just skeletons in her closet.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Directed by Gonçalo Almeida
Portugal-UK | 8 minutes | 2017

FLORIDA PREMIERE. An elusive stranger pays Bimbo a visit in the middle of the night to deliver a vital message.

TWO PUDDLES
Directed by Timothy Keeling
UK | 6 minutes | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. Confronted by two radically unusual puddles on a woodland retreat, three family members are forced to make outrageous decisions.

VIOLA VS. THE VAMPIRE KING
Directed by Kevin Fermini
USA | 8 minutes | 2018

FLORIDA PREMIERE. Everyone’s favorite Super 8 vampire kung-fu revenge film.

WE SUMMONED A DEMON
Directed by Chris McInroy
USA | 6 minutes | 2017

SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE. They just wanted to be cool. Instead, they got a demon.

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