I have been fortunate enough to see three of the five features submitted to the jury for Buried Alive, and can give high recommendations for the genuinely creepy Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made, the hilarious gorefest Porno, and the teen vs. witch shocker The Wretched. Check out the descriptions below from the official Buried Alive press release, along with some of the other terrific titles scheduled for the fest.
Antrum, a feature length film shot in the late 1970’s, is cursed. In 1988, a movie theatre in Budapest that was screening the film burnt to the ground, killing the 56 people who were in attendance. This incident follows the inexplicable deaths of a number of film festival programmers that had received Antrum as a submission and died shortly after watching the film. These events culminated with a riot during an exhibition in San Francisco, after which the film vanished. These events have created a belief that watching Antrum will you kill you. Else Films has successfully tracked down a sole copy of the film for public release. This is that film.
VFW follows Fred and his military buddies as they must defend their local VFW post – and an innocent teen – against a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants. These Vietnam vets have been to hell and back, but this will be the longest night of their lives.
When five teen employees at the local movie theater in a small Christian town discover a mysterious old film hidden in its basement in Porno, they unleash an alluring succubus who gives them a sex education . . . written in blood.
In The Wretched, a defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent’s imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door.
What started out as an inside joke amongst two self proclaimed weirdos in Ft. Worth, Texas soon becomes much more than they bargained for when they decide to turn their conservative southern ideology on its head and invent a new religion all their own. Praise Bob, as in JR “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the Subgenius!
Check out the full Buried Alive schedule at: http://buriedalivefilmfest.com/schedule/. Get your tickets now at: http://filmfreeway.com/BuriedAliveFIlmFestival/tickets.