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2014 Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival: Titles Announced

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Washington D.C.’s frightful Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival has just announced seven new feature films — and one spectacular classic — that will screen during the fest’s nightmarish ninth annual event that will run at the AFI Silver Theatre on October 9-18.

Read about the announced films and watch their trailers below:

V/H/S Viral, dir. Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, Todd Lincoln, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel Sarmiento, Nacho Vigalondo

This third entry in the popular V/H/S anthology series enters the realm of Internet videos that capture a variety of creepy scenarios.

Exists, dir. Eduardo Sanchez

Sanchez, who co-directed The Blair Witch Project, returns to the woods for this thriller about a group of friends who cross paths with an angry and vicious Sasquatch.

The Babadook, dir. Jennifer Kent

Actress Jennifer Kent makes her feature film directing debut with this creepy tale about a young boy who seems to will to life the monster in a children’s book to terrify him and his single mom.

Suburban Gothic, dir. Richard Bates, Jr.

Director Richard Bates, Jr. is no stranger to Spooky Movie — both his versions of Excision have screened at the fest. Now he’s back with his follow-up feature, which is a horror comedy about a loser who moves back in with his parents and investigates a paranormal mystery haunting his hometown.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, dir. Ana Lily Amirpour

All the way from Iran comes this frightful, B&W vampire flick.

The Call Girl of Cthulhu, dir. Chris LaMartina

Inspired by the work of H.P. Lovecraft, this gonzo horror romp has an innocent virgin boy fall in love with a female escort who just so happens to be the chosen bride of an ancient alien god.

Dark Sea (Mar Negro), dir. Rodrigo Aragao

Possessed fish and shellfish infect the residents of a small fishing village in South America, turning the populace into blood hungry zombies — all except a lonely Albino who must rescue the love of his life.

Lastly, the fest will conclude on Oct. 18 with this special event:

The Hills Have Eyes, dir. Wes Craven

The classic 1977 mutant massacre movie by Wes Craven will be presented by local horror hosting legend Count Gore De Vol, who will screen the film in this special live version of his classic Channel 20 TV show, including interactive intermissions and lots of ghoulish good fun and surprises in store.


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