Fun Fact: In Spain and much of South America, Tuesday the 13th is the “bad luck” day of the week. Throughout Venezuela, Columbia, and other latin-centric countries, Friday the 13th is known as Martes 13. Martes is Spanish for Tuesday, so, on this Tuesday the 13th MFR brings horror fans in South Florida (aka Northern South America) some great news. Popcorn Frights Film Festival is coming in August, and the lineup is a must-see of horror features and shorts.
According to the press release, “Popcorn Frights first wave of programming serves up a fearsome feast of werewolves, zombies, psycho slashers, minotaurs, and all the sinister things that go bump in the night.” In the words of great Marvel comics of old: ‘nuff said. What more could horror fans ask for? Just look at the lineup ready to turn the sunny shores of South Florida red.
Popcorn Frights Film Festival begins August 11th with a triple-bill. The first of those three films is Tragedy Girls. Making its South Florida premiere, the movie stars two X-(Wo)Men, Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead) and Alexandra Shipp (Storm) in a horror-comedy that’s currently rated at 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The other two opening-night films are still to be announced, making for an enticing mystery of what is yet to come.
In its third year, Popcorn Frights runs from August 11-17 and along the way horror fans will get a chance to watch:
FLORIDA PREMIERE.Starring Steven Yeun of The Walking Dead; 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.
Another Wolf Cop
FINAL CUT US PREMIERE. 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.
It Stains The Sands Red
FLORIDA PREMIERE. In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, a troubled woman from Las Vegas with a dark past finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone and ravenous zombie on her tail.
FLORIDA PREMIERE. When Mary loses one of her twins during childbirth she feels a devastating loss that spirals her into madness. She begins to suspect a sinister force is after her surviving child that will stop at nothing to take it from her.
FLORIDA PREMIERE. When an unidentified madman is sent to the electric chair, it triggers a sort of Mischief Night for a group of serial killers out in an entire city. An escaped mental patient, a beautiful seductress, a strangler who preys on unsuspecting women, and an enigmatic masked contract killer run amok in Mickey Keating’s new slasher fest.
Dave Made A Maze
SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE. Driven by an inner need, frustrated artist Dave begins building a fort in his living room. But as he completes construction, Dave becomes trapped inside by the dangerous creatures he’s designed, forcing his girlfriend to mount a rescue mission.