This weekend is packed, absolutely PACKED with movies! The biggest one has got to be the newest addition to the horror family, which is officially released today, The Witch. But this is also a huge weekend for the horror side of the San Francisco Indie Fest. Tonight is the opening party at the Alamo Drafthouse, starting at 9pm. Afterwards the flood of independent horror commences.
The Witch (2016)
Opens Friday 19th
"A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession."
Friday 19th @ 7:15pm (1hr 40min)
Scifi/ Thriller (IMDB)
"Two parallel stories about characters trapped in illogical endless spaces: two brothers and a detective locked on an infinite staircase, and a family locked on an infinite road - for a very long time."
Friday 19th @ 9:30pm (1hr 43min)
Adventure/ Comedy/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A young man tries to self-justify that he's a good person, only to spiral into primitive urges, leaving his mark all over Chicago."
Saturday 20th @ 9:30pm (1hr 22 min)
"When her psychology professor challenges the class to break a "sexual norm," doe-eyed Ella is desperate to not disappoint in her first college assignment. A trip to a strip club ends with Ella stabbing the owner to death, something she surprisingly enjoys. Diving down a spiral of bloodlust, the young co-ed changes the focus of her paper, and approaches her research with Patrick Bateman-reminiscent cold analysis."
Saturday 20th @ 11:30pm (1hr 30min)
Horror/ Scifi (IMDB)
"For those who grew up on late night hosts like Vampira and Svengoolie, it’s time to take a backstage glance into the workings of a low-grade local horror-schlock broadcast. Around screenings of cannibal pic Dinner For Monsters and S&M arthouse Slit, the cast and crew of Dr. Nasty’s Cavalcade of Horror discover the true terror may be inside their own studio. Late Night Double Feature is a rare anthology film that brings together different styles and directors and works as a whole as well. -Bears Fonte"
Sunday 9:30pm (1hr 28min)
Action/ Horror/ Comedy (IMDB)
"A fun weekend at a snowbound cabin turns to terror when a group of vacationers find themselves under attack by a creature that is half man, half rabbit, and 100% horny. A Finnish homage to the 80’s ‘man in a monster suit’ splatter horror films, this film is made in English, but with a sensibility that can only be from the darkest, coldest region of Scandinavia. Breasts, Bunnies, and Bestiality create a late-night cult-classic in the making. -Bears Fonte"
Sunday 21st @ 4:30pm (1hr 38min)
"This showcase features some of the best indie horror, sci-fi and “genre” work normally dismissed by more traditional film festivals."
Sunday 21st @ 4:30pm (1hr 32min)
Drama/ Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
"A long-forgotten horror film somehow makes it into your DVD player. For some reason, you click on the commentary track. As the director and writer discuss the images on the screen, it becomes apparent that the horror behind the camera was far more disturbing than what they filmed. An exercise in brilliant meta-commentary, this is like Mystery Science Theater done by Hannibal Lecter. Featuring Barry Lyndon star Leon Vitali as himself, and Frankenstein in the actualTerror of Frankenstein. -Bears Fonte"
Sunday 21st @ 7pm (1hr 15min)
Documentary/ Music Stoplight (Indiefest)
"From the isolation of his secluded desert compound in Southern California, Edwin Borsheim, eccentric founder of the long forgotten shock metal band Kettle Cadaver, ruminates on a life of violence, mayhem and personal destruction lived on the absolute edge of the known musical universe. This is anything but your typical music doc of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. -Chris Metzler"