Popcorn Frights is proud to launch its inaugural Homegrown: 100% pure, fresh-squeezed Florida horror sidebar that is dedicated to renewing and reinvigorating the audience’s engagement with Miami’s local filmmakers and Florida’s homegrown talent. Featured films include the Florida Premiere of Rodney Ascher’s new documentary Primal Fear, as well as Buzzcut, It Began Without Warning, The Midnight Service, and Pandemonium.
Florida Premiere of Game of Death: A gruesome, head-splitting gore flick that takes the horror genre to fabulously blood-soaked extremes. Kill or be killed is the golden rule of the Game of Death, which sucks for seven bored twenty-somethings who decide to play one sunny day. They quickly and gruesomely realize that if they don’t murder people, their heads will literally explode. So they go on a killing spree, taking the lives of anyone they meet in their middle-of-nowhere town. Battle Royale meets Jumanji and Natural Born Killers in the savagely fun Game of the Death! Preceded by the Florida premiere of the short film Born Again – When a group of bumbling Satanists has their summoning ceremony go terribly right, they’re left to face the decidedly holy shit consequences.
Florida Premiere of Mayhem: What happens when people lose all their inhibitions? This blood-soaked gonzo thriller offers a glimpse as a virus that erases impulse control breaks out at a law office, where a disgruntled employee and a dissatisfied client go looking for some justice. Starring a hammer-wielding Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), it’s a pedal to the metal savage genre-bender that presents a wonderfully violent middle finger to corporate culture. Director Joe Lynch will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in a Q&A! Preceded by the North American premiere of the short film Fierce – A young corporate executive is kidnapped from his apartment and wakes up in the middle of a forest only to be stalked by a mysterious hunter.
Final Cut U.S. Premiere of Another Wolfcop: Sequels are a disease. Meet the cure. Alcoholic werewolf cop Lou Garou springs into action when an eccentric businessman with evil intentions seduces his town’s residents with a new brewery in this outrageous horror-comedy sequel. Did we mention there’s an alien invasion, a massacre in a strip joint called Club Phuque, and a deadly hockey game? Need we say more!? Preceded by the Florida Premiere of the short film Overtime – No one likes working late on a Friday night…especially if it’s a full moon and you happen to be a werewolf.