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Florida’s Popcorn Frights Film Festival Announces Its Virtual Version As Part of Its Second Wave

The seventh annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival will be a hybrid experience offering both in-theater and virtual film offerings from August 12-19, 2021. After previously announcing the first wave of its mouth-watering in-theater line-up, the fest now releases the equally incredible offerings for both more of its in-theater selections and its nationwide virtual version. That’s […]

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[Review] Tales of the Uncanny (Popcorn Frights Wicked Weekend): Superb Documentary Looks at the History and Draw of Horror Anthologies

Severin Films’ documentary about horror anthology films Tales of the Uncanny started out as a bonus feature for the company’s upcoming release of The Theatre Bizarre. Then along came COVID-19, and the idea struck director and Severin Films chief David Gregory to use the Zoom platform to expand the film by reaching out to more […]

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[Review] THE RETREAT (Popcorn Frights Wicked Weekend): Trippy Psychological Horror and Creature Feature Mash-Up Impresses

In his previous film Monstrous, writer/director Bruce Wemple combined a Bigfoot creature feature with other horror elements. In his new feature The Retreat, he tackles another North American legend in the Native American Wendigo, again adding other fear-fare ingredients to the mix. The result is a trippy film with an unreliable, not very likable main […]

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THE VIGIL Captures Popcorn Frights Wicked Weekend Audience Award

Following the end of four fantastic days of digital programming that featured 21 film premieres at its Wicked Weekend Halloween celebration, Popcorn Frights has come to a close and announced THE VIGIL as the winner of its Audience Award. In this hair-raising chiller, a lapsed Orthodox Jewish man tasked with keeping watch over a dead […]

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Popcorn Frights Film Festival Announces Its Fright-Filled “Wicked Weekend” Virtual Event for Halloween Weekend

Popcorn Frights Film Festival, Florida’s premiere horror-themed film fest, has announced that it will hold a Wicked Weekend virtual event for Halloween weekend, from October 29th through November 1st. Wicked Weekend will feature 21 film premieres, including the world premiere of Smiley Face Killers starring Crispin Glover and the Florida premiere of supernatural thriller Spell, […]

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Five Terrific U.S. Genre Film Festivals Announce Incredible Collective Virtual Event NIGHTSTREAM for October

Artwork by Sister Hyde Film festivals around the world have found success and sometimes even wider audiences with online formats during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the trend seems to be growing stronger as five popular and highly regarded U.S. horror and genre film themed festivals are joining forces to create NIGHTSTREAM, with an online launch […]

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Popcorn Frights Jury Prize and Audience Award Winners!

As its fifth edition comes to a close, Popcorn Frights Film Festival is proud to announce its juried and audience awards that were selected from its lineup of 74 films (24 features and 50 short films from 16 countries). Over the nine-night event, Popcorn Frights welcomed more than 5,000 attendees, over 30 filmmakers/industry guests from around […]

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[Review] How to Be Alone (Popcorn Frights): Horrors of the Mind Haunt a Woman in Her Empty Home

Fears and anxieties about isolation and loneliness haunt twentysomething Lucy (Maika Monroe of It Follows and Villains, in another fine performance) during a long night in writer/director Kate Trefry’s psychological horror short How to Be Alone. What scares us most is often what we concoct in our minds, and Trefry combines that idea with absolutely […]

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[Review] The Obliteration of the Chickens (Popcorn Frights): Izzy Lee Tackles the Horrors and Humor of an Uncaring Universe

If you are in the mood for a brain-bending dose of existential angst and nihilist musing — and if you are not, what’s holding you back? — you need look no further than prolific filmmaker Izzy Lee’s The Obliteration of the Chickens. It is unlike any of Lee’s other works, tackling the senselessness of it […]

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Fifth Annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival Announces Stellar Second Wave of Programming

Following its jam-packed first wave announcement last week, Popcorn Frights, the Southeast United States’ largest gathering of genre films and fans, announces its jaw-dropping second wave of programming for the 2019 edition of this fright fare film festival. The fest runs from August 8–16 at the historic Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In its fifth […]

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Fifth Annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival Announces Stunning First Wave

Popcorn Frights, the Southeast United States’ largest gathering of genre films and fans, continues its tradition of showcasing outstanding cinema from around the world. The festival has proudly announced the first wave of programming for its fifth annual celebration of the latest and greatest in fright fare, thrillers and chillers, and other genre movies. The […]

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[Film Festival] Prepare For Wicked Weekend in October From The Devious Minds Behind Popcorn Frights

The Grue-Crew love horror film festivals and Popcorn Frights in Florida is one of the very best! Hot on the bloody heels of their 4th Annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival, the band of horror movie cravens announces their inaugural Wicked Weekend October Event featuring a celebration of films from the one-and-only horror icon director John […]

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Brace Yourself For The First Wave of Films from the 4th Annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival

The film festival season is in full force and one of our favorites is the Popcorn Frights Film Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Last year was a banner year for the young film festival now in its fourth year. And this year is looking like it is going to kick major genre ass. This week, […]

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[Review] Still/Born (Popcorn Frights, 2017) — by Joseph Perry

Popcorn Frights Film Festival featured the Florida premiere of postpartum-themed chiller Still/Born on August 16, and Gruesome Magazine’s Joseph Perry checks in with his thoughts on the film. Director/co-writer Brandon Christensen‘s psychological horror film stars Christie Burke as Mary, a new mother, and Jesse Moss as her husband Jack. The couple is the proud parents […]

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[Review] The Bride (Popcorn Frights, 2017) — by Joseph Perry

The Russian supernatural horror film The Bride (Nevesta, 2017) had its North American premiere at Popcorn Frights Film Festival in Miami, Florida on August 17, and Gruesome Magazine’s Joseph Perry has one of the first English language reviews for the movie. Victoria Agalakova stars as Nastya, a young woman who rushes into marriage, only to […]