The Popcorn Frights Film Festival has unveiled its official lineup for this year’s event. The seven-day film festival starts Friday, August 10th and runs through Thursday, August 16th in sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL. All twelve movies be screened at the Savor Cinema and all times listed are in Eastern. Tickets are available at the Savor Cinema box office for $100 per person or just $170 per pair:
Flip through the slides below for screening times, images, synopsis, and trailers (when available) for each of the twelve features being shown at the Popcorn Fights Film Festival 2018 (listed alphabetically):
1. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Director Chuck Russell will provide an extended introduction for 1987’s A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors on Tuesday, August 14th at 11:00pm. The film has a runtime of 96 minutes.
Freddy Krueger goes after his most helpless victims yet – teenagers in a psych ward! Who is going to believe these troubled kids when they blame their slashed flesh on a dream? There is one person they can count on – Nancy Thompson!
2. Anna and the Apocalypse
Directed by John McPhail, holiday horror-musical Anna and the Apocalypse will have its Florida Premiere on Friday, August 10th at 9:00pm. The movie has a runtime of 107 minutes.
n this gleeful genre-mashing holiday horror musical – yep, musical – a zombie apocalypse threatens a sleepy town at Christmas forcing Anna and her high school friends to fight, sing, and slash their way to survival with a fast-spreading undead horde in relentless pursuit. Teaming up with her best friend, Anna and her crew fight their way through zombified snowmen, a ravenous bachelor party, and high school hormones to try and save family and faculty alike. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and the only people they can truly rely on are each other.
3. The Blob
Directed by Chuck Russell will introduce the 30th Anniversary Presentation of 1988’s The Blob remake, and host a Q&A session on Tuesday, August 14th at 9:00pm. The film has a runtime of 95 minutes.
Bigger. Better. Blobbier! Cue the unstoppable human-ingestion machine known as The Blob!!! Exchanging the quaint science of the original 1950s movie for flesh-ripping mayhem, The Blob is a showcase for hallucinogenic goop ‘n’ slime effects.
4. Boogeyman Pop
Directed by Brad Michael Elmore, Blumhouse’s new slasher Boogeyman Pop will have its East Coast Premiere on Sunday, August 12th at 9:00pm. The movie has a runtime of 90 minutes.
Set over the course of one summer weekend, a bat-wielding, masked killer in a rusted-out black Cadillac weaves in and out of three interlocking stories awash in sex, drugs, punk rock, black magic, and broken homes.
5. The Dark
Directed by Justin P. Lange, The Dark will have its Southeast US Premiere on Wednesday, August 15th at 7:00pm. The film has a runtime of 94 minutes.
In this brilliant blend of macabre storytelling, coming-of-age frankness, and shocking gore, a flesh-eating young girl haunts the woods where she was murdered: Nobody gets in, and nobody gets out alive. When she discovers an abused kid inside the trunk of a car after dismembering his guardian, her decision to let the boy live throws her existence into upheaval. She begins feeling compassion and the need to protect him, leading them down a path of dark secrets and friendship.
6. Havana Darkness
Director Guillermo Iván will be in attendance for the World Premiere of Havana Darkness on Friday, August 10th at 7:00pm. The 86-minute Spanish language movie, features English subtitles.
Traveling to Havana, Cuba, to investigate the origins of a mysterious manuscript supposedly written by acclaimed American novelist, Ernest Hemingway, three friends are thrust into a terrifying game of cat and mouse when they find themselves trapped inside an abandoned building nestled in the center of the country’s vibrant capital. With time running out fast they must maneuver through a maze of deadly traps to escape the building before they’re hunted down.
Directed by Chris Caldwell & Zeek Earl, Prospect will have its Southeast US Premiere on Sunday, August 12th at 7:00pm. The film has a runtime of 98 minutes.
A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They’ve secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon’s toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest’s other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father’s greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.
8. Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich
Directed by Sonny Laguna & Tommy Wiklund, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich will have its Florida Premiere on Friday, August 10th at 11:00pm. The movie has a runtime of 84 minutes.
During a roadtrip to a convention for the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders, a comic book nerd, his new girlfriend and his best friend come face to face with a set of sadistic Nazi puppets. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that’s motivated by an evil as old as time.
9. Satan’s Slaves
Directed by Joko Anwar, Satan’s Slaves will have its Florida Premiere on Saturday, August 11th at 7:00pm. The 107-minute Indonesian horror film features English subtitles.
When Mawarni, a famous Indonesian singer, dies of a mysterious illness, her husband and four children are left behind to pick up the pieces, only to discover that they are being haunted by a pack of rabid spirits headed by Mawarni herself.
10. St. Agatha
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, St. Agatha will have its East Coast Premiere on Monday, August 13th at 9:00pm. The movie has a runtime of 90 minutes.
A period piece concerning a troubled woman running from her past who finds herself kept hostage by a coven of vicious nuns. What first starts out as the perfect place to have a child for Agatha turns into a dark layer where silence is forced, ghastly secrets are masked, and every bit of willpower she has is tested as she learns the sick and twisted truth of the convent and the odd people that lurk inside its halls.
11. What Keeps You Alive
Directed by Colin Minihan & actress Brittany Allen will be in attendance for the Florida Premiere of What Keeps You Alive on Saturday, August 11th at 9:00pm. The film has a runtime of 98 minutes.
Jackie (Hannah Emily Anderson) and Jules (Brittany Allen) are a couple celebrating their one year anniversary at a secluded cabin in the woods belonging to Jackie’s family. From the moment they arrive, something changes in Jules’ normally loving wife, as Jackie begins to reveal a previously unknown dark side – all building up to a shocking revelation that will pit Jules against the woman she loves most in a terrifying fight to survive.
12. Wolfman’s Got Nards
Director by Andre Gower will be in attendance for the East Coast Premiere of Wolfman’s Got Nards on Tuesday, August 14th at 7:00pm. The documentary has a runtime of 91 minutes.
A heartfelt documentary exploring the power of one of the strangest, scariest, and most iconic kids films to ever grace the silver screen – The Monster Squad – and its 30-year impact on its rabid fan base, the cast and crew, and the future of horror comedies.