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The Renegade Film Festival Announces Early Selections for Its 2023 Edition

Marietta, Georgia’s Renegade Film Festival has announced the first selections for its 2023 edition, and fans of horror satire should be quite pleased with what’s already on tap for the fest, which states that it is “built on elevating marginalized voices.” Following is the official press announcement.

The Renegade Film Festival is thrilled to announce the Georgia Premiere of The Once and Future
Smash
, along with its double feature counterpart, End Zone 2. The Launch Over Productions and
Without Your Head films screened the world premiere at the UK’s famous Frightfest London. They
went on to their North American premiere at LA’s prestigious Screamfest just in time for spooky
season here in the states. The horror satire and mockumentary are written and directed by indie film
darlings, Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein, and features Michael St. Michaels, Bill Weeden,
V.C. DuPree, Mark Patton, Victor Miller, Lloyd Kaufman, Melanie Kinnaman, Trista Robinson
and so many others. Check out the trailer here.


The festival is returning to the historic Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square, March 2-4, 2023.
The Once and Future Smash & End Zone 2 will be joining the feature film lineup that includes early
selection Give Me an A, the anthology horror film from Executive Producer Natasha Halevi.

Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry fell in love with horror films as a preschooler when he first saw the Gill-Man swim across the TV screen in "The Creature from The Black Lagoon" and Mothra battle Godzilla in "Godzilla Vs. The Thing.” His education in fright fare continued with TV series such as "The Twilight Zone" and "Outer Limits," along with legendary northern California horror host Bob Wilkins’ "Creature Features." His love for silver age and golden age comic books, including horror titles from Gold Key, Dell, and Marvel started around age 5.

He is a contributing writer for the "Phantom of the Movies VideoScope" and “Drive-In Asylum” print magazines and the websites Horror Fuel, Diabolique Magazine, The Scariest Things, B&S About Movies, and When It Was Cool. He is a co-host of the "Uphill Both Ways" pop culture nostalgia podcast and also writes for its website. Joseph occasionally proudly co-writes articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right.

A former northern Californian and Oregonian, Joseph has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.
Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry fell in love with horror films as a preschooler when he first saw the Gill-Man swim across the TV screen in "The Creature from The Black Lagoon" and Mothra battle Godzilla in "Godzilla Vs. The Thing.” His education in fright fare continued with TV series such as "The Twilight Zone" and "Outer Limits," along with legendary northern California horror host Bob Wilkins’ "Creature Features." His love for silver age and golden age comic books, including horror titles from Gold Key, Dell, and Marvel started around age 5. He is a contributing writer for the "Phantom of the Movies VideoScope" and “Drive-In Asylum” print magazines and the websites Horror Fuel, Diabolique Magazine, The Scariest Things, B&S About Movies, and When It Was Cool. He is a co-host of the "Uphill Both Ways" pop culture nostalgia podcast and also writes for its website. Joseph occasionally proudly co-writes articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right. A former northern Californian and Oregonian, Joseph has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.