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Monday, October 5, 2015

5th Annual Horror Fest

Can you believe it's already October?  This year has gone by too quickly.  But, with the arrival of October comes my favorite film club event!  I know you know what I'm talking about (especially since it's the title of the post), the annual Horror Fest!  This year I've decided to show four films from new directors in the horror field.  I think these entries, while excellent on their own, show promise for even better stuff to come from these newer directors.  They all seem to have a better understanding of the horror genre than most, when you consider the amount of garbage horror that gets churned out regularly.
Let's get right into it.

First, I'd just like to express my gratitude to all of you great people who help make this possible just by attending!  I can't believe we've been getting together to watch scary movies for 5 WHOLE YEARS! Just awesome.  As long as you good people continue to show up, I'll keep showing movies.

We will be meeting Wed. Oct. 28th and Thurs. Oct. 29. The first film will start at 5:00pm on both nights, and the second will begin at 7:00pm, on both nights.  There will be plenty of snacks and treats, but feel free to bring whatever you'd like for yourself or to share.  Please, also feel free to dress up!  Halloween is only a few days after the film club so, get into the Halloween spirit!  If enough of you dress up, we can have a vote for best costume and the winner will get a prize, so, yeah, I'd say it would be worth it!

(click the titles for the trailers)

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28th at 5:00pm

(Directed by Ti West)

The House of the Devil is a 2009 horror film written, directed, and edited by Ti West, starring Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, and Mary Woronov.  It combines elements of both the slasher film and haunted house subgenres while using the "satanic panic" of the 1980s as a central plot element.  The film pays homage to horror films of the 1970s and 1980s, recreating the style of films of that era using filming techniques and similar technology to what was used then.

WEDNESDAY. OCT. 28th at 7:00pm

You're Next (2011)
(Directed by Adam Wingard)

You're Next is a 2011 American independent slasher film directed by Adam Wingard, written by Simon Barrett, and starring Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, A.J. Bowen, and Joe Swanberg.  The films follows a family get together at their secluded home that comes under attack from masked assailants.

THURSDAY. OCT. 29th at 5:00pm

The Babadook (2014)
(Directed by Jennifer Kent)

The Babadook is a 2014 Australian psychological horror film, written and directed by Jennifer Kent at her directorial debut, in which a woman and her son are tormented by an evil entity.  The film stars Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman, while Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, and Ben Winspear appear in supporting roles.  

THURSDAY. OCT. 29th at 7:00pm

(Directed by David Robert Mitchell)

It Follows is a 2014 American supernatural horror film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, and starring Maika Monroe.  The plot follows a girl pursued by a supernatural entity after a sexual encounter.  Filmed in Detroit, Michigan, It Follows debuted at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Again, there will be a plethora of snacks and refreshments, so don't feel obligated to bring anything, but I won't discourage you from doing so.  Costumes are not mandatory, but I think it would be really cool to see people dressed up.  There may be some trivia again or some other such activities, I'm not sure, I haven't worked out all the specifics yet, but it should end up being a really fun time.

Hope to see you there!

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