The Popcorn Frights Film Festival has unveiled the second wave of its official lineup for this year’s event – we reported the festival’s first wave announcement a couple weeks ago. The seven-day film festival starts Friday, August 10th and runs through Thursday, August 16th in sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL. All of the films will 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 eleven newly announced features being shown at the Popcorn Fights Film Festival 2018 (listed alphabetically):
1. Cold Skin
Directed by Xavier Gens, creature feature Cold Skin will have its Florida Premiere on Monday, August 13th at 11:00pm. The Spanish & French movie has a runtime of 108 minutes.
In this Lovecraftian creature feature that tells the tale of isolation and madness set on a desolate island, a young man on his way to assume the lonely post of weather observer finds a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. The rest of the island appears to be just forest, a deserted cabin, rocks, silence, and the surrounding sea. But then the night begins to fall…
2. Cursed Seat
Directed by Nadezhda Mikhalkova, the supernatural horror movie Cursed Seat will have its World Premiere on Wednesday, August 15th at 11:00pm. The 95-minute Russian language film, features English subtitles.
In this gruesome shocker, a group of teens are haunted by evil forces that’s set to claim their lives. When the malevolent spirit escalates its attack and the classmates begin dying in strange and horrible ways, they band together to try and figure out its grand design. A wave of death has been unleashed and death is chasing each of them.
3. Deadly Still
Directed by Anton Zenkovich, horror movie Deadly Still will have its North American Premiere on Thursday, August 16th at 9:00pm. The 80-minute Russian language movie, features English subtitles.
A chilling-to-the-bone creepfest about an antique camera that appears to hold the power of life and death over those who use it. A handful of teenagers have no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious camera they stumble upon in a cabin in the woods, but it doesn’t take long for them to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a gruesome end.
4. Don’t Leave Home
Directed by Michael Tully, Don’t Leave Home will have its Florida Premiere on Sunday, August 12th at 5:00pm. The film has a runtime of 86 minutes.
An American artist’s obsession with a disturbing urban legend leads her to an investigation of the story’s origins at the crumbling estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland. But things are not what they seem, and soon, she must confront the unforeseen consequences of her visit.
5. The Farm
Directed by Hans Stjernsward, cannibal movie The Farm will have its East Coast Premiere on Saturday, August 11th at 11:00pm. The movie has a runtime of 80 minutes.
The classic horror tale of a young couple who take a wrong turn and stumble into a small town full of people with nefarious intentions is turned on its head in this disturbing ode to blood, guts, and human flesh.
Directed by Marc Martinez Jordan, the gory horror movie Framed will have its Southeast US Premiere on Sunday, August 12th at 11:00pm. The 80-minute Spanish language film, features English subtitles.
A group of friends at a going-away party are taken hostage by masked strangers who force them to play an increasingly sinister game that makes them objects of unimaginable torture for a viral streaming show. Soon they discover this game is as wide and as deep as the darkest, sickest recess of human nature itself – if they survive.
7. One Cut of the Dead
Directed by Ueda Shinichiro, the zombie-comedy One Cut of the Dead will have its East Coast Premiere on Thursday, August 16th at 11:00pm. The 96-minute Japanese language movie, features English subtitles.
In this cheerfully gory horror comedy, a low-budget film crew about to shoot a zombie movie at a desolate warehouse is suddenly attacked by real zombies. The uncompromising director forces them to confront the living dead head-on for the sake of capturing it all in one single take, with no consideration for their lives.
Directed by Nicolas Pesce, the dark adult thriller Piercing will have its East Coast Premiere on Thursday, August 16th at 7:00pm. The film has a runtime of 82 minutes.
In this pulsating psycho-sexual thriller, a young man faces the terrible fear he will stab his baby daughter. He decides that killing a young prostitute will alleviate the building tension inside him and protect his baby and his sweet wife. He plans everything meticulously, but what he doesn’t bargain for is that his intended victim, an S&M call girl, is as disturbed as he is.
9. The Ranger
Directed by Jenn Wexler, slasher flick The Ranger will have its Florida Premiere on Wednesday, August 15th at 9:00pm. The movie has a runtime of 77 minutes.
When a drug-fueled night at an NYC punk club ends in a bloody scuffle with the cops, punk rocker Chelsea (Chloe Levine) and her bratty friends flee the city to the long-abandoned family cabin in the woods where she grew up. But there’s a history to the cabin. There are rules in the wilderness. And there’s a brutal ranger in the park.
10. Summer of ’84
Directed by Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell, the retro thriller Summer of ’84 will have its South Florida Premiere on Saturday, August 11th at 5:00pm. The Canadian & American film has a runtime of 105 minutes.
Every serial killer is somebody’s neighbor. For 15-year-old Davey, the thought of having a serial killer in his suburban town is a scary yet exciting prospect at the start of a lazy summer. In hormonal overdrive, Davey and his friends dream of sexual conquests until the news reports of the Cape May killer. Davey convinces his friends that they must investigate, and they uncover that his next-door neighbor, an unassuming, single police officer, could be the prime suspect.
11. Tigers Are Not Afraid
Directed by Issa Lopez, the dark modern fantasy Tigers Are Not Afraid will have its Florida Premiere on Monday, August 13th at 7:00pm. The 83-minute Mexican Spanish-language movie features English subtitles.
In this tragic and engulfing nightmare that’s populated with eerie fairytale imagery, a young girl with a missing mother joins a band of street misfits in an effort to survive amidst rampant cartel violence in modern-day Mexico City.