Popcorn Frights Unleashes The Second Wave Of Horror Hitting Florida This Summer

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Last week, the Popcorn Frights Film Festival announced its first wave of indie horror coming this year. Haunt, a new horror film from the writers of A Quiet Place was the highlight of the first announcement. Now comes the second wave of announcements of even more horror movies coming to the festival. 

Promoters Igor Shteyrenberg and Marc Ferman featured The Gravedigger in this wave of announcements. The film is the world premiere of South Florida-based filmmaker Erynn Dalton’s directorial debut. Other announcements include films from Blumhouse and Keola Racela and the Homegrown series which features the best horror shorts from Florida-based filmmakers.

So, now that “wave two” is out, what’s in store for fans of gore?

The Gravedigger

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Set in the late 1700s, in one of Bavaria’s forgotten cemeteries, a lone gravedigger discovers a hideously scarred man hiding in a fresh grave. What the gravedigger doesn’t know is that the man is none other than the monster created by a mad doctor. What the scarred man doesn’t know is the gravedigger’s hand in his creation. And what neither men know is that they are hunted by their shared past.

Popcorn Frights Wave Two Announcements

Infección

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Venezuelan writer, director, and producer Flavio Pedota presents a ferocious new nightmare that turns the zombie canon into a broad streak of social satire. A new rabies virus creates an epidemic outbreak and in the midst of chaos, a father tries to save his son from contagion.

Artik

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From director Tom Botchii Skowronski comes a comic book obsessed serial killer who teaches his son how to get away with a series of brutal murders until the boy befriends a mysterious man who threatens to expose the family’s horrifying secret.

Itsy Bitsy

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Based on the centuries-old poem, a family moves into a secluded mansion where they soon find themselves being targeted by an entity taking the form of a giant spider. Director Micah Gallo, who previously worked on films like Frozen (visual effects) and Hatchet, makes his feature directorial debut here.

Porno

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From director Keola Racela (Sugar), comes the story of five teen employees at the local movie theater in a small Christian town who discovers a mysterious old film hidden in its basement that unleashes an alluring succubus that gives them a sex education…written in blood. Read our interview with composer Carla Patullo.

The Unthinkable

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From the Swedish film collective, Crazy Pictures (Poetry for Fishes) comes their first feature film known as Den blomstertid nu kommer or The Unthinkable. In the film, Sweden faces a mysterious attack while a young man tries to reunite with his

The Girl On The Third Floor

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The feature film stars former wrestler, mixed martial artist, and comic book writer Phillip Jack Brooks otherwise known as CM Punk. The story follows Don Koch, who tries to renovate a rundown mansion with a sordid history for his growing family. But Don soon learns that the house has other plans.

Bloodline

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From Blumhouse, Bloodline stars Seann William Scott as Evan, a man who values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, or newborn son, learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Z

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From director Brandon Christensen who previously presented his film Still/Born at the Popcorn Frights Festival, returns. An eight-year-old’s imaginary friend terrorizes a family.

HOMEGROWN

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A Doll For Edgar from director Anthony Dones

Born in the swampy nightmares of Florida, Homegrown is where Popcorn Frights highlights filmmakers based in Florida. This year includes the world premieres of A Doll For Edgar (from my friend Anthony Dones), Always Listening, The Final Girl Returns, and the Road Warrior-inspired The Limits. Making the US premieres is a horror-thriller from Jon Rhoads & Michael Marrero’s (Popcorn Frights 2017 Best Short award-winners), Call For A Good Time. The Miami-based Borscht Corp productions Spirit No. 1 and Valerio’s Day Out, Terror Road, and Fever are also part of the Homegrown screening.

Popcorn Frights begins August 8th and runs through the 16th.
Make your way to Ft. Lauderdale to join in the fun.

Are you excited by the films in the second wave of announcements
from the Popcorn Fights Film Festival?

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