Popcorn Frights First Wave Program Announced


Popcorn Frights Presents A Fury of Cinematic Terror

Popcorn Frights is proud to announce the First Wave of Programming for the fifth annual celebration of the latest and greatest in genre cinema from around the world. The Southeast United States largest gathering of genre films and fans will take place over 9 nights, from August 8-16, at the historic Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale.

The opening night attraction is the World Premiere of HAUNT, the new horror-thriller by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods, the duo who wrote the box office sensation A Quiet Place. Their latest scarefest takes place on Halloween and follows a group of friends as they encounter an extreme haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears.

Closing the Festival is Brad Michael Elmore’s BIT, a brilliant and fresh take on bloodthirsty ladies of the night. The film stars Nicole Maines (Supergirl) as a transgender teen who becomes entrenched with a mysterious group of punk feminist vampires hellbent on ridding the streets of predatory men.

The Festival is also deeply proud to host the World Premiere of THE DARE, a gruesome nail-biter that cuts to the bone; and the North American Premiere of THE SONATA, a fantastically feverish chamber piece starring Rutger Hauer.

A trio of new female-directed genre films will be playing as well, including Jennifer Reeder’s neon-drenched gothic teen noir KNIVES AND SKIN, Chelsea Stardust’s hotly anticipated dark comedy SATANIC PANIC, and Alice Waddington’s dazzling dystopic tale PARADISE HILLS starring Emma Roberts, Awkwafina, Milla Jovovich, Eiza González, and Danielle Macdonald.

Other Festival highlights include Joe Begos’ daring psychedelic thriller BLISS; Adam Egypt Mortimer’s stylish psycho-horror DANIEL ISN’T REAL; heralded genre-bender Larry Fessenden’s reimagining of the Frankenstein myth in DEPRAVED; the viciously twisted and deliriously fun VILLAINS starring Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe, Jeffrey Donovan, and Kyra Sedgwick; and the haunting phantasmagoria of Peter Strickland’s beguiling ghost story IN FABRIC.

The second wave of Popcorn Frights 2019 programming will be announced in the coming weeks. Mayhem reigns!